Thursday, April 24, 2014

City Mouse for the Day

My niece and her boyfriend have been visiting this past week. It's been such a wonderful visit. They're heading back to college tomorrow so we topped off their vacation with a trip into New York City. I'm not going to lie... I'm exhausted! We walked the entire day. It was so worth it though, especially with the weather as amazing as it was today! The sun was warm, the sky was the perfect color of blue, trees were showing their buds and Central Park was perfection. I loved seeing the miniature sailboats on the pond (which immediately reminded me of "Stuart Little" by E.B. White). I love hearing all the different languages being spoken as we walked along the city streets. The smell of sweet roasted nuts on nearly every corner was deliciously intoxicating! The city was definitely on it's best behavior this fine Spring day. I took several photos today, but the two below are among my favorites!

I hope you had a great day. If you ever get the chance to visit New York City in the Spring, please do! You'll love it!



Today is day 24 of NaBloPoMo and I'm barely getting this post in while it's still day 24... but I've done it! 24 straight days of blogging. I've almost reached my goal!

Cheers!
-Patti

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

National Letter Writing Month, 2014

I'm a bit embarrassed to admit that I nearly missed the fact that April is National Letter Writing Month! In a slight defense of myself, it's been a really busy month. Holidays, Spring Break, family visiting, writing a blog post everyday this month, regattas nearly every weekend, running a household and a business... whew! April has been a fabulously busy month. That stated, it's still tragic that I didn't pay better attention to a recognition so important to my business; Letter Writing!

mustache stationery
The month is not over so there's still time to write and mail letters. There are 8 days left in the month and I vow to write and post 2 letters per day (on average). Some days might have 3 or 4 letters posted, and some of those days don't have postal service. Sixteen letters written and posted before May 1, 2014 may sound like a big task, but it's not impossible. I certainly have more than 16 loved ones and friends that would enjoy a handwritten note from me, right?

flower jar stationery
Who would like to join me in paying tribute to National Letter Writing month? Even if you write a handful of letters and post them, that would be fun! As a fun gift for the remaining days of April, I will include with every order of stationery purchased from Easton Place, a coordinating pen and a set of Easton Place pencils at no charge! NOW, who's with me?

luxe whale stationery and Staedtler fineliner pens
Let me know if you decide to join in the letter writing fun!
xo
-Patti

Sunday, April 20, 2014

He is Risen!

(photo by easton place)



Here the bells ringing They're singing that you can be born again 
Here the bells ringing They're singing Christ is risen from the dead 
The angel up on the tombstone Said He has risen, just as He said Quickly now, go tell His disciples That Jesus Christ is no longer dead 
Joy to the word, He has risen, hallelujah He's risen, hallelujah He's risen, hallelujah 
Hear the bells ringing They're singing that you can be healed right now Hear the bells ringing, they're singing Christ, He will reveal it now 
The angels, they all surround us And they are ministering Jesus' power Quickly now, reach out and receive it For this could be your glorious hour 
Joy to the world, He has risen, hallelujah He's risen, hallelujah He's risen, hallelujah, hallelujah 
The angel up on the tombstone Said He has risen, just as He said Quickly now, go tell His disciples That Jesus Christ is no longer dead 
Joy to the world, He has risen, hallelujah He's risen, hallelujah He's risen, hallelujah Hallelujah