Yes. I decided to make a layout change today. I think it looks pretty nice. I'm always wanting to change everything. I hope to keep this one for a bit. I like the colorful macaroons. I wish I could just customize it a bit more.
I had two letters in my mailbox today! One was from a regular pal, and one was from one that I mailed a letter to last month hoping to be pals. She wrote back and does want to be pals! Yay! She is from Spain and her handwriting is so pretty. I feel bad about how bad my handwriting is. I'll just have to decorate her envelopes to make up for it! :) It was cool to have mail today. I will probably sit down and write letters either tonight or tomorrow.
When I go to Starbucks to write my letters, I've been using an old messenger bag. I have wanted to get a new messenger bag for ages, so I started looking for one. I figured it would be my go to bag. It's also to be my 'pen pal' bag. I found one in military green on Amazon that I loved. I almost bought it in Khaki, but I love that military green color so much, I couldn't resist. I also ordered three patches while ordering it. I am going to have a cool bag with iron on patches.
I got the idea of patches from my membership at the Letter Writer's Alliance. (LWA) In the membership kit, they send a cute little patch with LWA on it. I thought it would be cool to put it on a bag. Then, after finding the perfect bag, I ordered a few more patches. From Amazon, I ordered a Zombie response team patch, a Starbucks patch, and a patch of Finn and Jake from Adventure Time! :) I also ordered a larger LWA patch from LWA. I can't wait to get my bag and patches and plan how I'm going to place them.
I have an old Air Force jacket of my Uncle's that my aunt gave me several years ago. She was just going to toss it! NO! I said, I would love to have it. I may take some of the patches off of it and add it to the bag. I think that would be cool and it would be a nice tribute to my uncle. He passed in 2003, two years after his sister, my mother, died.
I have been thinking if I had anymore patches. I realized I had one of an Afro Ken. Afro Ken is a character by San-X out of Japan. I have several stuffed Afro Kens and a mug with them on it too. The patch is small, but it's cute so it's going on the bag too. Now I just need something Blogilates! I have a cloth 'tag / patch' in my jacket I ordered. I make carefully take it out of my jacket and add it to the bag.
Yes, I will take lots of pictures of the bag when I get it and when I put all the goodies on it. I can't wait. It's pretty big, so it will hold all my pen pal stuff for taking with me. Also, it will make a great travel bag/overnight bag/goodie bag.