Writing letters that are fun to receive

Who writes letters any longer? I haven’t received a letter in the mail in forever. Of course, I’ve not sent one either — in forever!

Lovely Reflections

Receiving a letter should be fun. Last time we talked about my mother’s and grandmother’s conversions from hide-bound traditionalism to more creative thinking in the letter-writing department. This time I’d love to share the little tips we collected over the years about making a letter special.

Irish women reading letters from America in front of a thatched cottage. We’ll drop everything to read a letter from loved ones.
Image courtesy totallyfreeimages.com

  • Write on pretty stationery. (Bet you knew I was going to mention that one!) Whether you love vintage papers you find on eBay or at the antique store, get something that expresses your personality. You may be the little kitten type or the abstract type or the gold-border type. No matter what your personality, let it shine on paper as well as in daily life.
  • Coordinate the ink color. Now this may sound silly, but some colors just don’t go together. Can you imagine brown ink on lavender paper? Blue would be a…

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Versatile Blogger Award Nomination


The Randomness of Life

I was nominated for a Versatile Blogger Award by JUSTAFELLOWHUMANRAY! Thanks so much for the nomination, and check out his blog. It’s all about being that most basic and most complicated of things…a human.

Next, according to VBA rules, I need to disclose seven tidbits about me and my life. So, here it goes:

  • My dream vacation does not revolve around a beach or a luxury hotel in Paris, but rather taking the Trans-Siberian Railroad from Moscow to Beijing, via Mongolia. Who needs room service when you can spend 20 days in a 40 ft. compartment with three strangers?
  • I’m a history addict. I can tell you, in detail, all about the English monarchy, Genghis Khan, the War of the Roses, uncovering the Mayan language, and The Battle of Kadesh.
  • I am very Irish, and my family is from Kilcummin, County Kerry, Ireland.
  • I have frontal lobe damage from…

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Rein Back in Dressage


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Ten Quote Tuesday #8

These are worthy quotes, all in one place. Carley, your VBA Admin.


Welcome to the Sixth Installment of Ten Quote Tuesday by Me (Pavster2017)

“Physical strength can never permanently withstand the impact of spiritual force.”

Quotes are not just to read for fun and take for granted. They have the power to inspire, to change our mindsets on a multitude of things, big and small.

Even the smallest quote can have a big impact on our lives. In the end it is your own choice what kind of life you want to live. So take some time to read these quotes, to see if they inspire you. Inspire you to do something great. Like the quote I started with, by Franklin D. Roosevelt.

“Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“Happiness and confidence are the prettiest things you can wear” ― Taylor Swift

“Don’t let someone else’s opinion of you become your reality.” –…

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Yay’s & Nay’s – Haircare Products 2014

Really appreciate the “reviews” of dry shampoos. Gonna check out cheapie Dove and then probably buy LUSH! I so love LUSH shampoo.

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Power Plant Men Take the Corporate Mainframe Computer Home

A find… I especially like the “Old Man” application mentioned late in this post. Enjoy.

Power Plant Men

When the Coal-fired Power Plant in North Central Oklahoma downsized from 218 employees to 124 employees in 1994, everyone was scrambling to figure out how we were going to complete all the work that needed to be done to keep the plant running.  We had become cross-functional teams which seemed to help right away, but we needed to know what jobs were the higher priority jobs, because it became obvious, at least for the short run, that we were not keeping up with the workload.

That was where the “Planners” came in.  In other industries, we may call these guys, “Project Managers”.  They planned the work, and gave us the Maintenance Orders when it was time to work on them.  At first, this was a daunting task for the four planners at our plant.  The planners were Mike Vogle, Glenn Rowland, Ben Davis and Tony Mena.

This was a new…

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Collection from my Journey

Very fine photography related to travel and one “girl’s” journey.

Every Corner of World

As a traveler,as a street photographer want to share few photos from my collection…

Rikshaw Rickshaw

Bath Bath

Journey Journey

Street life






Macro Macro

Seascape Seascape

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