Friday, January 11, 2013

Hello New Followers!

Since my ad was posted in Pen Pal of the Week, I figured I would do a little introductory post, esp. since a few people said before that I don't say much about me. :) So~ here we go!

This is me! I'm 32 years old and I was born in Puerto Rico. I originally moved to the mainland when I was 3 years old. We settled here in southern Georgia and have never left. It's quiet and peaceful here. A small country town. I live in a cozy little place with my boyfriend Chris and one little rambunctious kitten named Anabelle (we originally nicknamed her "Scrambles (the Death Dealer"). It's a little in-joke. :)

Chris and I, when he picked me up at the Las Vegas airport to spend a week with his family! :)
 If I had to describe myself, I would say I am very much a home body. I prefer to stay at home after a long day at work. I have great fun playing a game with my boyfriend (I used to be a HUGE World of Warcraft fanatic), watching a movie, writing a letter or reading. I've never been one to be in a club scene or a bar. (Short side-story -- I tried it once in a series of blind dates. COMPLETE DISASTER. One date showed up drunk,  wearing no shoes and torn clothes and fell asleep during he movie we were seeing. I left him there... another date puked in my car after too many drinks. I never blind dated again..) I greatly detest alcohol and smoking. If I do have a drink, never more than a few sips, socially. :) I'm a very shy person by nature, but once I am comfortable around you, I am silly, a little sarcastic and chatty. If we have common interests and get into a discussion, I will get very animated and a teenager! Haha. My boyfriend has an almost identical personality, so we are two peas in a pod, as they say down here. :) I love to go out, mostly for sushi (our fave food), to the ocean, and to walk around craft stores looking for fun things for my mail. I feel happy surrounded by colorful papers and inspiring ideas.
I've been writing letters since I was 16 years old. I'm still in touch with my very first pen pal  and 2 others who I have known just as long. However, only one of them still writes letters. The other 2 I text and talk to on Facebook. :) I've been a dedicated pen pal ever since! My letters range from anywhere between 3-20 pages depending on how much my pen pal says. If you write me a long letter, you will get a long letter! :) A random fun fact about my pen palling and letter writing -- I have had the same mail man since I was 7 years old! 25 years with the same awesome mailman delivering my mail. I leave him a card and present every Christmas. :D

As a teenager, I got into pen palling as a way to find other fans of anime. I was BIG into Sailor Moon and Samurai Troopers in those days and wanted to find like minded friends to share my love of the shows with and swap anime cards, manga scans and talk about video games. From there, I went to conventions, got into comics, etc. My pen pals shared my passions. As I've grown up, those interests have faded (though I admit I  will forever love Sailor Moon and Berserk!) and I've moved on to sending beautiful mail, stickers, letter sets, gel pens, scrapbooking, jewelry making and kawaii.

Oh, kawaii. My little fatal addiction. Thanks to you, my letters will ALWAYS be colorful. Thanks to my lovely bestie Sarah, I will always have a steady flow of my newest love -- washi tape! I've always been a lover of Sanrio, but when I went to Los Angeles in the 90s, I met other kinds of kawaii and have been an addict since.

 I'm addicted to deco tape.

I'm addicted to memos and letter sets...

 I'm addicted to stickers.

That's just a portion of what I've built up over the years. I love it. It makes me happy and it makes my pen pals happy.  As you've seen, my mail is colorful. I wouldn't have it any other way. ^_^ 

I am very dedicated to my letter writing. My pen pals are my dearest friends, so it always makes me sad when someone disappears after only a few letters. It's too bad some people see pen palling as a passing fancy or something they are just curious about. I value the person behind that letter. :)  You can send me an envie with nothing but a letter inside and I will be happy and grateful..the letter is what matters.

I hope that gives you an idea of me as a person! I don't want to say much more or this will become an online intro letter! If you found me via Julie, hello and welcome! If you are interested in being pen pals, feel free to send me a letter via my info  on her blog! :)

While I don't update my blog often (mostly just the best pics), I update my Instagram almost daily with pictures of my incoming mail, outgoing mail  and other cute things and random adventures..and one picture of pink blob. x_x; If you have Instagram, feel free to follow me and say hello!

MY INSTAGRAM -- It's  full of cute and colorful pen pal fun! 

Until next time! xoxo


  1. Visiting from your penpal ad, super cute blog!

  2. Found you through your ad on Julie's blog. Nice to "meet" you. You sound a lot like me (shy, homebody, not liking the club scene). Nice blog!

  3. Cute blog! I'm now following you... I also have a mail related blog: though I am just starting to get active there again!

    Jealous of your deco/washi collection!

  4. I found your blog through the Penpaloftheweek post. I love your taste in kawaii stationery, as I am the same way! Every year when I go to Korea, I make sure to stock up on lots of cute stickers, planners, and paper. I just can't get enough! ;)

    *Now your newest reader via greader...and possibly your new penpal. ;)

  5. While surfing around to get some inspiration for my snailmail I came acros the Penpaloftheweek. And well... I came here. I just started to follow you and I'll try to connect with you on instagram. Since Decemeber I've started my own blog...mainly about snailmail too. I realy love kawai too, for me it doesn't have to be any brand. Here it's hard to find anything kawai. I would love to have only the half of what you own... it's a great collection!

  6. you have an awesome collection of stationery, can't wait to hear from you!

  7. OMG, all those memo sheets!! I'm in love! <3

    I'm a new follower, by the way! It's so nice to find your blog, I love it already!

    Laura (