Archive for March, 2009

There’s a Swing of Spring in your Step

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

On your arm should be a nice, small, fabric perhaps, handbag. There are so many options today of handbags that I admire and I’m not sure the one on the notepad shown even exists.  I might want one if it did.


You can get it on all our stationery products, as you know.  This is our notepad, which also comes in individual sheets.  Either way you order it, you can get envelopes to match. This is nice when you want to send a letter, rather than a short note. There are some times I have more to say and a correspondence card isn’t enough.  One of my tricks is putting these sheets through my printer with a fun typestyle that looks a little like handwriting, but a lot straighter than I can write.  I find as the years go on, my handwriting gets worse.




This Waterford Roller ball pen writes so nicely, it might even improve my own handwriting.Write it yourself or have your printer do it for you, but send someone an update about your plans for summer.  Think light thoughts, empty that heavy handbag and pack it away. Break out the cute, light weight bags.  Just lightening that strap on your shoulder is sure to put a swing in your step this spring.

We proudly announce the arrival of

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009
… a baby elephant!  Yes, it’s true.  This past week San Diego zoo welcomed a bouncing baby boy elephant.  He’s no little baby, weighing in at 226 pounds.  He looks really cute, I can’t wait to go see him at the San Diego Wild Animal Park.  Follow this link to see the live web cam of the baby elephant and other animals at the zoo.
This is one place not to miss
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If you know someone who is expecting a new member of the family, our circus tent design is perfect for using for a baby shower, especially if the mother-to-be hasn’t found out if she is expecting a little girl or a little boy.

Just like all our designs, you can get the elephant printed on all of our products.  Wouldn’t the stickers be a great compliment to these announcements?  I just had someone order them to put on their place cards and favor bags at a shower.  Great idea!

New babies, whether it be elephants or your own little baby, it’s a sure sign of spring.

This is Knot to Miss

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

There are all kinds of occasions coming up where you could be getting together with the gals for showers; wedding or baby, luncheons for birthdays or upcoming retirements.  Any reason you are celebrating could be introduced to your guests with our orange bow stationery lfl_ann_orangebow1pieces.  The great thing is, it is young and vibrant without being over the top.

Speaking of over the top, because I love that too, look at this fabulous bag to go from spring to summer to fall to winter and all around again.


 I like it because it has sturdy handles, it’s thin and comfortable to carry and fits more than what you need for the day. These two items are sure to put a spring in your step for spring.

Darling Dolls and Bountiful Boys

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

I’m always looking for something funny to give friends to pass the time when they are awaiting the new love of their life.  These paper dolls are sure to get a giggle from the gals at a baby shower and might even help make bedrest a little entertaining.

But once that little bundle of joy arrives, there will be no time for paper dolls.  Reality arrives without warning and all the sudden we wonder ‘what exactly did we DO all day’ without this little being demanding every second of our waking AND sleeping moments.



Make your announcement with style using our maryjanes for a girl or red wagon for a boy.  Perhaps you are lucky enough to get T-W-O or … hold your breath… T-H-R-E-E!  Whatever the case, Letters from Lilly has the announcement and stationery to fit your growing family. Now’s probably not the right time to mention that you’ll need to write thank you notes for all those gifts…





Spring… here at least

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

Earlier this week, I spotted my first sign of spring.  It was a mini daffodil, just outside my window.  I know other bulbs are sure to follow with their springtime smiles. These bulbs were a gift to me, from a far away gardening friend.


Now that spring is so close, you can surely order some of our geranium fold over notes for corresponding with your friends. I don’t need to remind you how important keeping in touch with friends is… do I? Writing a note can take less than a minute and put a smile on the recipients face all day.  Don’t have anything to say, just start writing, you’ll be surprised what comes out of the pen.


There are some beautiful fabrics with flowers and thankfully, color seems to be making a comeback.  This is a lucious piece from Brunschwig & Fils that would be pretty on a sunroom chaise.