Stationery Feed

Thrifting and walking and food, oh my!

So, I got in my regular walk today. I stopped at CVS and got a book of stamps before heading home.  I didn't do my workouts after I got home as usual.  Instead, I went to the grocery store.  I spent more than I planned, but I got a lot of goodies.  I came home and put those away.  My friend wanted to eat and walk again!  I was surprised because he was pretty tired last night. :p

We rode to Eden NC to a trail over there.  First we ate at a little pizza place called Stella's pizza. It was quite good.  They are really just take out/delivery, but they had one booth inside and we ate in.  It was some damn good pizza!  After that, we headed to Goodwill so we wouldn't miss it before they closed.  I found a brand new pack of Staedler colored pencils for .49!  I also found a restaurant notebook, some assorted stationery, and a few other things.  The notebook is cool. You can keep track of restaurants you visit.  The stationery was some envelopes, some cute little cards and various other things.  Perfect for a pen pal person!  I also found a Fossil brand black leather purse. It's so nice and I paid a whole 1.49 for it! Yes, ONE DOLLAR and forty nine cents! WHOO!  I love a good bargain.  I also go a vintage candle trimmer thing.  You use it on the bottom of a candle so it will fit in a candle holder.  I also got a nice new wallet with the $35 price tag will on it for $2.  And, I found a Weight Watchers kit.  It's got two books on the point system and a little journal.  It's pretty cool.  Those things are really expensive brand new and I didn't have to join WW! LOL

All in all, it was a good trip to Goodwill.  After that, we went to the trail.  Almost this time last year, a tornado went through that trail and there was a lot of damage to trees.  They have a plaque about it.  The trail was re-directed at one point from the original trail!  We got through walking and headed back.

I got home and did my workouts. It was stretch day and it felt so good to stretch!  I am now going to relax until bed time as I'm extremely tired.  I need to catch up my receipts from today in my checkbook and see how much damage I did! :P  OH! I also received in the mail today my very first coffee grinder.  I got some whole bean coffee at the grocery store.  I am still working on making the perfect cup.  I made my first cup tonight and it was pretty good, but I want to experiment and see what I can come up with.  The grinder is easy to use and makes the kitchen smell good!

Wednesday means letters!

Yes, it's Wednesday, so I went to Starbucks to drink a delicious latte and write pen pal letters.  I had six to write!  One was to a new pal that wrote to me, one was to a new pal I was matched with via Letters Writers Alliance.  The other four are regular pen pals.  I wrote all the letters and then had some time to just relax and massage my sore hand! :p  Just look at this beautiful stack of outgoing mail:


I want to get some colorful envelopes.  I want to up my envelope game! ^_^  I need more stampers and washi.  Then I won't have to buy colored envelopes. 

Let's talk stationery!

So, who loves pretty stationery?  I know I do!  When I started pen palling again, I was able to find some of my old store bought stationery.  I went online looking for free printable stationery and found a lot!  I took a picture of a few of the different ones I downloaded:


Just Google 'free printable stationery' and you'll find a lot of pretty ones to choose from.  I always download the file to save for later downloading when I run out of my initial printings.  It's a cheap and easy way to get great stationery!  All you need is some paper and a printer.  Some even have cute printable matching envelopes!  I love having a variety of stationery to use to write to my pals.  It's so much more fun than regular notebook paper!