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Entertainment in a Tent

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

stkr_circustent_textI know, I’m using the same design image as a month ago, but is there another one as fitting to tell you about the newest Cirque du Soleil show I saw on Friday?

Totem opened last weekend and like other Cirque du Soleil shows, it did not disappoint. It’s only the second one I have seen. The other, Iris, was in a theater in Los Angeles with a high ceiling and lots of places for cables and platforms for the performs propelling themselves through the air. Totem is in a circus tent at the cirque-du-soleil_totem1Del Mar Fairgrounds. The seating is almost in a full circle and the performers come out on an elevated platform that slopes down to a circular stage. I’ve noticed that I spend a lot of time trying to figure out just how they do things.

Then the other time is spent asking myself, “Are they really doing that or is it just an illusion?” They are doing it.totemThe conversation on the way home always starts with someone saying, “Is it too late in life to start training for that because I’d like to be in a show?” By the time we make the ten minute drive home, we’ve all convinced ourselves that even if it weren’t too late, the stunts are too scary, elevated high up in the tip of the circus tent, and the movements too fast. Especially for someone who had an enchilada for dinner that night.

Letters from Lilly circus design is safe at any height. Use it for birthdays or any other occasion that sure to be full of fun.

Trains, Planes, Automobiles

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

enc_train_textnote_airplane_textcorr_redcar_textTrains, Planes and Automobiles are having a tough time tonight in the Midwest and on the East Coast. Nothing is moving except the snow!

My friend in Chicago left work at 2:00 this afternoon in anticipation of ice, cold and snow. She’s packed her laptop and plans to work from home.

My mom, in upstate New York told me today she has stocked up on milk, eggs and bread so she won’t have to travel too far from home in the next few days.

Another friend in Boston called today to tell me she just “Can’t take the gray skies any longer!” Shortly after that call a text came in from Ohio saying “Wishing I was in La Jolla with you, this weather is getting 2 me.”

Who keeps track of all this weather history and when did it all began? In 1849 there were over 150 volunteers who would submit weather findings to the Smithsonian Institution. It’s continued over the years with only brief interruptions for things like… the Civil War. In 1960 the first weather satellite was launched.

You are all making history!

It seems you’ve all had enough of it. So hop on that train, plane or automobile (maybe that last mode of transportation isn’t a good choice these days) and come out to the sunshine.

Shown here are the train, airplane and red car offered on all Letters from Lilly Stationery products.


Monday, April 26th, 2010

corr_golfcart_textTwelve months a year we can play golf, right on the edge of America. Torrey Pines Golf Course overlooks the Pacific Ocean and is part of San Diego Parks & Recreation. It boasts blue skies overhead, luscious greens below your feet.

The gliders add to the scenery as they slip through the gentle, but strong winds above, like eagles soaring overhead.

It’s a sight to see.


Before Torrey Pines was a golf course, it was Camp Callan; a military training center specializing in anti-aircraft artillery replacement. The history of the park and its military use began in January 1941 and continued through November 1945.

Letters from Lilly offers a fun golf cart that can be used on any of our stationery products. Customers like the correspondence cards to send messages to fellow golfers.

Birthday Planning

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

stkr_bakeryshopIt’s that time of year again. Lilly’s birthday. It’s a big one too. She reminded me earlier in the week “You know Mom, just five days until I become a teenager.” As if I need to be reminded. She’s a gentle soul, sweet and kind and… almost a teenager (does emotional fall into that definition)?

One of my favorite traditions for her birthday used to be to go Wildflour Bakery and pick out a fancy cake that she would share with friends to celebrate her special day. Talk about customer service, we’d get the royal treatment from Sue, the owner and baker at Wildflour. She’d sit down with us like Lilly was planning her wedding, year after year.

We’d pour over bridal magazines and fancy cake catalogs and Lilly would look at every last cake until the best jumped out at her. It was usually something to do with Barbie, fairies, or a special princess.

I always liked the small gatherings of girls and boys that would help us celebrate the magical day.

Shown below is a Sleeping Beauty cake from one of Lilly’s birthdays. img_0968corr_bakeryshop_text

Tomorrow we’re making sleepover cupcakes, in addition to a cake in the shape of a heart.

It will be a special day. Every day is special, but having my little girl turn into a teenager, magically overnight, will be…emotional and dramatic. I can be as emotional and dramatic as any teenager.

The bakery design is one of our newest designs.  One of our customers wanted a design on her stationery to include with her own baked goods. Do you want a particular design? Let us know. (After I recover from tomorrow).

Magical Mermaids

Friday, September 4th, 2009

A mermaid has the head and body of a human female and the tail of a fish.  There are also male mermaids, or mermen.  Enchanting mermaids were knowcorr_mermaid_textn to get the attention of sailors and distract them so much that they sailed off course or worse yet, walked right off their ships.  There are records of mermaid sightings as early as 1870 and as recent as 1967.

 ... Disney's The Little Mermaid

Lilly and I think that mermaids are beautiful, magical creatures who wouldn’t steer you wrong, by land or sea.  Letters from Lilly has a trusting looking mermaid design, playing a mystical horn that is enchanting underwater life around her.  Share her friendly mystery with any one of our 14 stationery items.  Like all our designs, she is available on all our products.

Let’s go to the Fair!

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

It’s the lascorr_merrygoround_textt week of the Del Mar Fair for the year.  The fair that has been happening every year since 1880. It was to be the greatest display of agriculture in California. 

Today you’ll find 80 different rides and a variety of food with over 100 booths offering all kinds of typical fair food.  It’s all sure to make your mouth water and your tummy grumble (how about a fried twinkie).

I don’t know a kid who doesn’t love the idea of the fair.  If they don’t want to bungie jump from the top of a crane, they can always enjoy an outdoor concert or take in the educational displays in the buildings surrounding the racetrack. The racetrack and the club within was established with the help of Bing Crosby. Horse racing begins when the fair wraps up later in July.

There is a fun website where you can get more information about merry go rounds, carousels and their history: is complete with music to feel like you are really there!

The carousel at the fair has beautiful lights and looks especially enticing at night.  A carousel is larger and more permanent having a variety of animals on it to carry one around and around.  A merry-go-round, however traditionally has horses and is smaller than a carousel. How do I know?  I had to do a little research on the difference when I went to name the design we have called the merry go round, shown above.

Our correspondence card shown has the merry go round design and is used for birth announcements, birthday parties, stationery notes and a variety of correspondence for the special child in your life.

February…. Brrrrrrrrr

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

corr_snowman_textJust because I can’t pat together a snowball, roll it through the yard to make three BIG snowballs, plop them on top of one another and add coal for eyes,  a carrot for a nose, stones for a smile and a soft blue scarf, doesn’t mean I don’t know how.  And just because it’s too warm here to make a snowman, doesn’t mean I’m warm.  It was 47 degrees when I woke up this morning.  It’s only 64 degrees now, which is cold for southern California.  So technically, I can’t make a snowman, but I still like to use the snowman design to write notes and remind myself of those snowy days.  I can make a snowman here though, thanks to Ben and Jerry’s.  This should keep you busy for hours. Did you know… the largest snowman was constructed in February 1999 in Maine. Even more interesting though is that it took him until June 10th to melt.  I like that someone is keeping track of these big snowmen.