Thursday, November 13, 2014

good things

1. Christmas stamp packs are back at Kid Icarus and The Paper Place!
2. Pumpkin anything.  (Especially the pumpkin tart at Dufflet.)
3. Leg warmers.
4. Corner store gems.
5. Dance class twice a week.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Christmas postage

The shop is open.  And filled with Christmas postage!  Who's getting ready for card writing parties?!

Friday, October 31, 2014

halloween mail

Skulls and skeletons greeted me in my mailbox this week.  Thanks Lauren!  I always adore your letters!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

surprise packs

I'm happy to announce that The Paper Place is now selling my vintage surprise packs.  Each pack has fifteen unused vintage postage stamps.  These are perfect for collaging!

P.S.  Both American and Canadian surprise packs are available!

Friday, October 17, 2014

incoming mail

My dearest Lauren + Phillipa sure keep my mailbox full and gorgeous!  Love you girls!

Monday, September 22, 2014

good things

1. Two weeks spent beaching and biking in Sicily.
2. Paris Letters.
3. Mr. Sloane.
4. Fall weather + hot chocolate and cinnamon = perfection!
5. Reggae.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

stamp news

I have two bits of stamp news..

My vintage stamp packs are now available at Soul Paper in Saskatoon!

Friday is the last day that my online shop is open until late September.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

good things

1. Fading Gigolo.  (Woody Allen + an incredible soundtrack!)
2. Cuban on Roncesvalles.  Tacos in London.
3. Beach days.
4. Dinner in a vineyard.
5. Peaches.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

incoming mail

Hello summery mail!  Thank you gals - Phillipa, Larissa, Lauren + Yen!

Thursday, July 31, 2014


I honestly can never have enough Rifle Paper Co stationery on hand.  These gold love notes are perfection!  xo

Friday, June 20, 2014

summer stamp sale!

Summer officially begins tomorrow!  To celebrate, vintage stamp packs are on sale in my shop!  $2.50 a pack instead of $3.00.  This is on until the end of June. Happy letter writing lovelies!  xo!


"I was so lucky to have found him; I honestly don't know how I would have gotten through the war without his letters.  They gave me something to look forward to."

Ruth Reichl

Thursday, June 19, 2014

incoming mail

Oh, yes.  It's nearly summer.  It's evident from the bright, happy letters landing in my mailbox lately.  Thank you Phillipa, Yen + Lauren!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Friday, June 6, 2014

incoming mail

Oh sweet mail!  I adore each and every letter that lands in my mailbox.  Thank you Philly, Laura + Tanya!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Empress of Ireland

These beauties were released by Canada Post last week.  They're quite the hit when paired up with some paper from Kid Icarus (cut down and made into envelopes and notecards)!

You can read more about the ocean liner here.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

incoming mail

Bright and beautiful mail.  Thank you ladies!!!  (That means you: Gail, Phillipa + Fiona!)

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

good things

1. Anything red, white + blue.
2. Grapefruit sorbet + mocha gelato.  Best combo so far this year!
3. Blossoms in the city.
4. Reading Joyous Health in the afternoon sunshine.
5. Cherry Bomb.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

good things

1. Long lakeside walks.
2. Herbs a-plenty in the market.
3. My bike.  My BFF.
4. "Creamsicle" smoothies.  (Pineapple, orange, banana, yogurt + vanilla!)
5. Trying out a pedometer for the first time.  Love this experiment!

Monday, April 28, 2014

incoming mail

Last week was a definite pretty cute mail week I'd say!  Thank you Phillipa, Jessica + Gail!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


I have fallen in love with these Rifle Paper Co. cards!  Who wouldn't want a little gold hello in their mailbox?

Monday, April 14, 2014

good things

1. First picnic of the season. (Sushi.)
2. And first ice cream!  (Grapefruit sorbet.)
3. Filling our home with tulips.
4. Homemade smoothies + juices.
5. It's nearly Easter!

Friday, April 11, 2014


I couldn't help myself.  I needed a full sheet of these butterflies!  They're the make-up stamps that Canada Post recently released.  Just add one to a 63 cent stamp from last year and you've got the right amount to mail a letter in-country!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

cookbook obsession

As always, I have a pretty tall pile of books from the library on our coffeetable. The stack right now includes several cookbooks.  (My obsession!)  Three current favourites are Superfood Kitchen, Giada's Feel Good Food and Fresh.  I just love discovering a new recipe and whipping it up.  Yesterday's discovery: watermelon, strawberry, ginger, lime smoothie!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

incoming mail

It's simple.  Mail makes me happy.

Thank you: Liz, Tanya, Mom + Dad, Phillipa + Merissa!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

freshly made

Hello letter lovers!  Fresh batches of my vintage stamp packs have all been delivered to my Toronto shops.  (The Paper Place, Kid Icarus and Blackbird Vintage.)  Later next week The Regional Assembly of Text in Vancouver and Victoria will be all stocked up too!

Monday, March 31, 2014

new postage rates

Today's the day.  Canada Post's new postage rate for domestic letters is now one dollar!  You can read more about the 2014 postage rates here.


I went to my local post office this morning and clarified the new rates.  Postage for domestic letters is one dollar when you buy a single stamp.  If you're using old postage the domestic rate is 85 cents.

Monday, March 24, 2014

good things

1. Superman stamps.  Still in love!
3. Coconut flakes.
4. Hot chocolate dates.
5. Longer, sunny days.

Friday, March 21, 2014

incoming mail

Thank you for all the cheery and springy mail!  

Phillipa, Tanya, Merissa, Ella + Steven: You're the best!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

nearly spring

Toronto letter-lovers:  The Paper Place on Queen Street is all stocked up with bright and springy vintage stamp packs!  It's nearly spring, right?