Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Valentine postmarks


Post offices in cities with a ‘love-theme’ name 

offer Valentine postmarks

More than a dozen Post Offices in communities across America with loved-themed names offer special postmarks for Valentine’s Day. 
This makes the envelope just as much of a treasured keepsake as its contents.  
Customers should enclose stamped, pre-addressed valentines in either a Priority Mail envelope or an Express Mail envelope or a box addressed to:                
Postmaster       
Valentine Remailing
City, State ZIP Code
(per the city you choose)
Allow enough time for your cards and letters to be postmarked, re-mailed, and delivered in time for Valentine's Day, February 14. Depending on Post Office proximity, items mailed by February 5 should be delivered by Feb. 14.
Some Post Offices offer unique postmarks.

Ask me to email you the list of towns and zip codes. I'll send my favorite examples of post marks too.  And of course I will be happy to design a unique decorated envelope for you to send!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Dunkin Donuts in Boston., Massachusetts

Found Dunkin Donuts in Boston.
Thought of our good friends Ron and Amy Ball and how those Kentuckians enjoyed this treat.
Got a box.
Didn't find Ron and Amy.
Had to consume those donuts quickly 'cause you know they don't keep!

My stylist Rebecca Havlin Eberhart is one amazing gal when it comes to cutting hair, isn't she?
It takes no effort on my part to tame my Savage head of hair.

What's New?


New photos by Brian Side of the sign
I contributed to the production of
Fiddler on the Roof by Broadway on the Driveway.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Tennis Time - No Matter the Temperature... well, at least 30 degrees!

In Saint Louis, MO when the air chills down toward freezing, there are "crazy" people like us Savages who whack tennis balls on sunny afternoons for 2 to 3 hours.  The past 3 days we braved the 36-46 degree temperatures, got our exercise and vitamin D.  Those came with plenty of choruses: "Good shot!",  "Oh, no!" and  "Ya could'a been great!"

Picture this:  I had no siblings, no close male friends, and here I am competing all out with 5 men on the court.   That doesn't add up, you say?  Tennis doubles has only 4 players....  
That is how Bruce and I always played until we met this eclectic group...
Here is what happens: We put the fifth and sixth person to arrive at the net.  Turns out to be my favorite spot because I get abundant LOW stretching opportunities to avoid being smacked from behind by balls intended to barely clear the net.   Today several of those balls detoured off my person en route.   Yes, the net person IS a target!
But I do enjoy the benefits of strengthening my legs and knees as I slink below the net height!
None of us hold back in any swing.  Bill, the tallest guy, fences every week. I belly laugh because he cowers when the two of us are at net!  Balls fly fast and furiously.  We hit as accurately and as hard as possible.  If we can get to it, we consider it in play. Since we volley with 20 or so balls (one or two in continual play until everyone's pockets are empty,) we don't keep score except for the number of times players get hit.     We have so much FUN!

I would be freezin' on the bench if I didn't have Rhodiola and XS Energy drinks to maximize my energy.  
These give me lasting ZOOM from my first swing to the last Whack!

Our friends are in today's photo.  
Bruce, my husband, is wearing the red jacket.  You can see my shadow.



Sounds like an arctic  blast of semi-chaotic fun?  
Join us!  The more, the merrier!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Wedding Trends for this year


                     Have marker, will write!  This huge Thank You was done at Bevo Mill during the reception.  You never know when a piece of foam core board will need lettering, so I was glad that I came prepared for unanticipated signs. I thought it was a very nice idea to say thanks in this special way.

How wonderful to learn from One Wed.com  that this year's style direction is toward elegant and more sophisticated weddings.   "Scripted calligraphy and custom monograms" was listed first!  Bring on the opportunities to swirl and flourish those letters!


The bride had a complete autumn theme with stamped leaves on every piece of stationery! 

One of her dreams was to display table seating assignments on leaves.  These branches with alphabetized leaves stood in 4 vases in the entry so guests could easily locate their table number.