For Christmas this year, my mom gave me the sweetest gift… My grandma’s old sewing box!! She left some of the bits and bobs that had been inside for sewing, but also filled it to the brim with new pocket letter materials. Am I spoiled or what?!
Wanna take a look inside?
Here’s the tray on top…
and below that, MORE GOODIES!
Plus, 2 collections (and 1 bonus kit!) from my favorite Etsy shop, Peachy Skeen…
I could spend hours scrolling through all the vintage collections in this shop. Highly recommend checking it out if you like pocket letters, planning, pen pals, etc. I got a collection with a purple theme and one that was farm-themed!
Here’s the shop’s card if you want more info…
My mom is the absolute best for putting together such a lovely gift. I love that it is a treasured heirloom, but updated in such a fun way! I know that making things with the supplies inside will bring me so much joy. ❤
Now then, who wants a pocket letter???
Did you get anything fun and unexpected for Christmas?
What are you up to this week, babes? I’ve been riding the high of seeing a new project come to fruition! Our podcast went live on Sunday and it has been so fun to hear feedback. It has also been fun to feel my power season approaching. Down in mono-season South Florida, I had forgotten how much I LOVE early Fall. The other night we had stormy/chilly weather and I was practically giddy with candle lighting and chicken noodle soup eating. Hope you have a good Wednesday, and here are a few articles and links for you to peruse…
Hard words: Why aren’t kids being taught to read?
I recently got an oil diffuser and have been loving geranium in my office and lavender for sleepy time…excited to learn more.
15 surprising things about parenting (50 children!) in Nepal.
Related: Here’s the nonprofit foundation in Nepal run by the supermom above!
Shaker cards! (Perfect addition to pocket letters.)
What’s going on with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s divorce?
Fruits & vegetables as medicine.
One in five American teachers now works a second job.
Female janitors working the night shift take safety into their own hands.
What it was like to be a nurse and a woman of color in apartheid South Africa.
An oral history of the women who transformed Rolling Stone in the the mid-70s.
Vantablack aka the darkest color on earth.
Finally, EPISODE 1 of Uncovered the Podcast for your listening pleasure. 🙂
P.S. A few Finding Delight posts you may have missed — Carol Rossetti’s Colorful Illustrations and 5 Ways to Make a Difference in Your Neighborhood.
I had quite the mailbox surprise awaiting me when I arrived back in Miami after the wedding. The August 2016 Planner Kit from Cocoa Daisy! I reached out to Cocoa Daisy a few months ago in the height of my planning/pocket letter frenzy and they were generous enough to send me a kit on the house. Once I opened the package I was absolutely blown away. I just had to share every little perfect detail with you guys. Seriously, if you’re into planning, pocket letters, scrapbooking, happy mail or any sort of paper crafting you’ve GOT to check out the kits this website puts together. I really love that their planner kits are customizable to a ton of different planners and planner sizes. I plan in a personal size binder I got from the Target Dollar Spot and I can’t wait to put some of these goodies to good use! (Not to mention share the love in a pocket letter or two!!)
Wanna see what’s inside?
“Enjoy Every Day” stuff sack // Planner Inserts (including week at a glance, weekly spreads, journaling pages, month at a glance, year at a glance, and double sided daily to-do pages) // floral washi tape // planner charm // pennant post-it notes // small tablet // puff stickers // hummingbird die cut // hummingbird paper clip
2 sheets of planner stickers // 2 3×4 notecards
Copper glitter tape // 6 large cardstock dashboards // 6 small cardstock dashboards // Happy Planner binder clips
Numerical stickers // package of small die cuts // 6 divider tabs // 1 sheet of icon stickers // 1 sheet of whimsical stickers // journaling card
Ok, so are you as *heart-eye emoji* as I am right now??? Stationery supplies HEAVEN! So, I think I’ll pop a post or two up next month about how I use the planner pages (and how I like them) and how I style the extra goodies for a pocket letter. Keep an eye out!
Thank you SO MUCH, Cocoa Daisy! This kit is so gorgeous and wonderfully curated. I could stare at all of it all day.
P.S. Is planning and paper crafting your jam, too? You might like this planner tip or this pocket letter how-to!