domingo, 25 de novembro de 2012

Christmas envelopes

Before I start this post, just a quick note: I decided to stop posting my weekly 4 Things lists for a while. Summer is just around the corner and I decided to make a summer list instead (to be posted soon).

Now, to my office mail!


First of all, an awesome gift that just made my week. Alex, from the 80's Girl, had a tutorial on her blog about how to make envelopes using treat bags. And I really liked it and hoped I could do so too, but I can't find those bags in here.

Well, I had a great surprise when I got home last wednesday and found this:

Alex said that she saw my comment about not finding the treat bags here and decided to send me some. Isn't it an awesome surprise? I'm SO looking forward to creating lots of awesome Christmas envelopes!

Now, I also received letters from my penpals lately:

From Jessica, in Canada
The backside and content of Jessica's envelope. My favorite pieces are the ferries itinerary and the leaf!

From Frida, in The Netherlands

And both Felicia and Ryan sent me pictures of their weddings, which I loved!

From Ryan, in the USA

From Felicia, in Canada


To Frida, made from one of the bags Alex gave me. The label is made of a Christmas notecard.

To Julie, in Canada, for her birthday

This is all my mail of the last two weeks. My mailbox have been making me really happy lately. I hope yours is also making you smile!

quinta-feira, 22 de novembro de 2012

Postcard Thursday #6

Do you like postcards with wild animals? I do! And I am fascinated for bears and beavers, animals we don't have in Brazil. I really loved these postcards my friend Jessica, from Canada, sent me - I can make my own paper animals out of it. But I won't, because I want to keep them as real cards for my collection!

domingo, 18 de novembro de 2012

What are you up to this week?

Hey! Here's a quick update to my weekly list of goals!

Here's what I was supposed to do this week:

- watch 10 episodes of Adventure Time - Ok!
- play Mirror's Edge at least once - Ok!
- update my adress book - Ok!
- exercise three times - nope, only twice. :(

And these are my goals for the following one:

- buy my new contact lenses
- start writing my Christmas cards
- watch 4 episodes of Community
- buy a gift to my boyfriend

In São Paulo, we're now having a 6 days holliday. So, I'm spending lots of time playing video games, reading and sleeping. It's great to have a pause from too much work.

I hope everyone is enjoying their time too!

sábado, 17 de novembro de 2012

What do you know about Brazil?

I just found this really interesting video on what people know about Brazil. Sometimes I think Brazilians (including me) are kind of obsessed with how little people know about our country, but there's one guy on this video who is impressively up.

Of course no one know everything about other people's country, and I always find it very interesting to find out more about other places, so I thought you might find it interesting.

quarta-feira, 14 de novembro de 2012

Korean stationery and a 12 y.o. penpal

Hey, is any reader of the blog around 12 years old or so?
My sister Sophia is looking for some penpals around her age. She's very into music, video games and TV shows, she's on a drama club and also likes to read. Is anyone interested? If so, please leave me a message!

Last week my family and I went shopping on the Japanese district. It's most Japanese, but you can also find Chinese and Korean goods around there. And my mom kindly bought us these awesome stationery.

This is the package. All the stationery comes in a little book and you can detatch the papers. There are about 20 different designs, and I just took random pictures to show you how diverse they are. There are 2 pages with each design.

Cute, right? I'm using some of them already, and Sophia is looking forward to do the same!

segunda-feira, 12 de novembro de 2012

I like to pretend it's Sunday...

... here on the blog, cause in real life I actually can't.

Once more, here are my belate 4 things list.

This was last week's:

- drink 2 liters of water per day - Ok!
- ride a bike - Ok!
- print my thesis - Ok!
- finish reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Ok! And today I got to see the movie. =)

And these are my goals for this week:

- watch 10 episodes of Adventure Time
- play Mirror's Edge at least once
- update my adress book
- exercise three times

Wish me luck!

sábado, 10 de novembro de 2012

Spring cat and mail

As you all can see, my cat Holly is finding it really boring to be a cat today. I guess he's got a point, you wouldn't like having so much fur on this weather.

In the other hand, I am not finding it boring to be a penpal. Let's check what's on my mailbox lately!


Look what a beautiful envelope Anna, in Germany, used for her letter and pictures!

And this is a letter from my penpal Savindi, in Canada.


These letters are on a huge pile waiting to be sent. I'm a little late because I'm out of stamps. But all of these will be sent this week, so I hope that those who are waiting for these letters can forgive me.

I hope you're all having great mail days too. :)

terça-feira, 6 de novembro de 2012

Top List Tuesday #5

If you have ever talked to me for more than 5 minutes, I had probably told you that I really hate the hot weather. But it seems that my problem has no immediate solution, as I live in a tropical country. It's not summer yet, but last week we had 38ºC, so I thought I might need to cheer myself up by thinking of some good summer stuff.

Top 5 summer things

1. Heavy rain

2. Dresses, sunglasses and sandals

3. Ice creams

4. Daylight saving time

5. Vacations

segunda-feira, 5 de novembro de 2012

New goals...

Hello everyone!

I pretty much forgot to post my goals yesterday (and my last Top List Tuesday as well), but, hey, I'm very busy! Well, I'll make it up by posting today and you would all make me very happy if you could pretend it's still Sunday. :)

Last week's list was:

- read 50 pages on The Casual Vacancy - Ok!
- proofread my thesis - Ok!
- drink 2 liters of water per day - failes (so I'll repeat it this week and keep trying...)
- put a new wallpaper on my office computer's desktop - Ok! This was the wallpaper I chose from my personal photos:

Vancouver, 2011
Now, to a brand new list:

- drink 2 liters of water per day
- ride a bike
- print my thesis
- finish reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower

By the way, I'm really enjoying The Casual Vacancy, and a few people said they're also reading. I'm curious to know everyone's opinion, so please write to me when you finish it. =) I still have a long way before I finish it, and I'm a slow reader, so I'm alternating it with other books. Do you guys do that too?