Correspondence Club: January 2013

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Participants: Alex, Alex B., Aly, Anastasia, Ashley, Ashley W., Ashlie C., Ashlie B., Bethsaida, Blair, Carmila, Carrie, Chiara, Chris, Christine, Debbie, Drea, Elizabeth, Emily C., Emily, Felicia, Hannah, Hera, Jessica, Jo, Kaitlyn H., Kaitlyn O., Kaitlyn P., Kate, Kat, Kirstin, Laura, Lindsay, Lisa, Lysa, Marian, Monika, me, Polly, Rehana, Sauni-Rae, TaMyra, Tracy

The theme for January was New Resolutions. I asked the CClub members to share some of their resolutions and/or some goals that they hope to accomplish in 2013. Even if one doesn’t believe in resolutions per se, I think it’s always a good idea to take a step back and evaluate your life and make some goals from time to time. I hope everyone enjoyed hearing about their partner’s resolutions and I’m already looking forward to next month’s theme! :)

Note- Would you guys like it if I posted each month’s pictures on Facebook too? Let me know in the comments!

Do you want to join the Correspondence Club in February? We’d love to have you! If you would like to participate in February, please use the link above to sign up by midnight on Friday (February 1st at 11:59pm EST).

Purple Pants

Purple Pants 1

Purple Pants 1

Purple Pants 3

Sweater- Forever 21 // Pants- Old Navy // Boots- TJ Maxx via Lydia

If it’s looking like it’s not snowy enough in these pictures, it’s because these are about a month old and were taken when I was home in California visiting my family. I remember when I didn’t own a single pair of colored pants. Then Old Navy had a major sale on their Rockstar Jeans and I had an Old Navy coupon, so I was able to score three pairs of colored pants for about $15 each!

I love colored pants for two reasons: one- they’re fun and two- they’re a great way to switch up your look when it’s freezing degrees outside and your wearing nothing but pants to keep warm. So far I have these purple ones, a mustard-colored pair and also some bright green ones. I still want to add a few more colors to my wardrobe- particularly a cobalt blue and a true red.

Tell me: Would you wear colored pants?

Hand Lettered Quotes

Cocteau

Cocteau

Kingsolver

Welles

Gratitude

Morris

Voltaire

all images via Today is Going to be Awesome– The blog of artist Lisa Congdon

I can’t remember how I stumbled onto Lisa‘s blog, but I’m so glad I did because I love her work.  The images above are taken from her 365 Days of Hand Lettering Project. Beginning on January 1, 2012, she posted a different sample of her hand-lettering each day on her blog. She says that originally she started the project to get better at calligraphy, but over the year it evolved and she started to post hand-lettered quotes along with illustrations.

Her work will soon be available in book form, in a volume to be published by Chronicle Books. I have so many favorites among her quotes that I could barely narrow it down to these six! She also sells prints of her work in her etsy shop– I would love to add one of these to my gallery wall!

Sweet Stationery: Valentine’s Day

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Sweet-Stationery--Valentine's-Day

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You guys already know I’m a stationery freak, so I thought it would be fun to round up a few of my favorite cards out there, just in time for Valentine’s Day. If these aren’t enough picks for you and/or you just want to see pretty stationery in general, take a look at my Pinterest board!

Tell me: Which one is your favorite?