Thursday, April 30, 2009


I've been dealing with mild to severe neck pains for the last 2 years and lately it has gotten worse... So I'm finally going for an X-ray this morning. I've tried seeing an osteopath last year, but it didn't help. I'd like to know what's wrong exactly... Hopefully it's nothing too serious! I can't wait to find out. I don't know how long I'll have to wait for the results, but I'm crossing my fingers that it will be quick.

After the X-ray, I need to get my car to the garage for an oil change + tire change. I have a fun day ahead of me! ;)

Julie xox

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


To all my penpals... Thanks for being so patient with me! I'm happy to say that I'm finally ALMOST all caught up on my mail now! I only have a few more letters to write and then I'll hopefully be able to reply to letters as I receive them.

I'm curious. For those of you who have penpals, how long does it usually take you to write back? When my letters weren't extremely long, I used to reply within a month. When I started writing longer letters, it took me 2-3 months or more to write back. Unfortunately, I injured my thumb last fall and didn't write any letters for 5 months, so I obviously got behind. Ideally, I'd like to be able to reply within a month from now on. There's hope!

Isn't it magical to receive a handwritten letter in your mailbox?!

Julie xox

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Creative Process

Here's my newest letter set, freshly listed in my Etsy shop!

Today will be a hot day for spring (33°C), so I'm going outside with Louis-Justin! Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Julie xox

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Random stuff

Here's a list of all the fantastic things that happened over the last few days:
  • I went to my friend's birthday party on Saturday night and it was great! A bunch of us ended up spending the night there and I didn't fall asleep until 4:30am. I never do that anymore, now that I'm a responsible mom, ha! It was wonderful.
  • I went to the park with Louis-Justin on Sunday. A simple but fun day.
  • I ate sushi a couple of times recently, yum!
  • Yesterday I designed 2 new letter sets that I can't wait to list in my store!

Meet "The Woman In Black"...

And "Guardian Angel"!

Louis-Justin just left with his dad because Nicolas is getting his passport today. My little guy loves going to Montreal, especially when he gets to use the subway/metro! Nicolas is leaving for Chicago next week for a 5 day training for work. It will be nice to have the house to myself for a while! I might ask Mario if he'd like to stay with me and pretend that we live together for a few days while Nicolas is gone! :)

Back to work!

Julie xox

Friday, April 17, 2009


Today, I was reminded that friends are important. I had lunch with my oldest friend Véronique (we've known each other for over 17 years) and her 2 kids. They're 4 and 5, so Louis-Justin had fun with them!

Véronique only lives about 10 minutes from my house. She lived in Calgary for a year but she came back to Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu recently. We should see each other more often!

Look at her, isn't she pretty? :)

And tomorrow my other best friend is celebrating her birthday. Here's a photo of her that I took last summer... Happy birthday, Annik!

Thank you for being such wonderful friends, girls!

Julie xox

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Can you find me?!

It's been almost a month since I came back from Mexico and I haven't done anything with my photos yet! I took so many that it will probably take me a whole afternoon to play with them... I'll post many of them on my blog, but in the meantime, here's a family portrait of my mom, my son and I that was taken on the beach! Can you see me? :)

Julie xox

Saturday, April 11, 2009


I wasn't feeling too well for the last couple of days and I didn't want to post a depressing entry, so I just didn't write anything. Nothing bad is going on, I guess the 7+ rainy days in a row that we had last week just affected my mood! But now the sun is finally shining and I'm feeling better!

I'm not doing anything for Easter... I never really cared about this holiday but I did like getting chocolate when I was younger! Louis-Justin will be spending the day with his dad & family tomorrow, so I'll have the house to myself. I wonder what I could do? I have to think of something or else I'll end up working, like usual!

I'm curious... For those of you who work from home or have their own business - how many hours a day do you usually work and how many days a week? For me it's hard to say but I usually do something business-related every day, 7 days a week. Some days I only work for an hour or two and some other days I work 8+ hours. But I'm pretty much thinking about We've Got Paper 24 hours a day, so it feels like I'm working most of the time. At least I enjoy what I do, it's not like it's a chore or anything! :)

Have a great weekend everyone!

Julie xox

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


I can't believe how adorable these fruit stickers are! My friend Regina from the Philippines made them. If I didn't already have 8652 stickers that needed to be used up, I'd buy this cute set!

Speaking about fruit - I just realized that I hardly eat any these days. I eat a lot of vegetables (unlike Reg - haha!), but no fruit. I have to do something about that! Maybe I should stop designing fruit stationery and start EATING them instead! :)

Off to eat some strawberries...

Julie xox

Monday, April 6, 2009

Animation Movies

I just came back from the movies with Louis-Justin. I have 10 free movie tickets that need to be used this month (let's just say that I bought quite a few cereal boxes recently)...

The movie we watched was Monsters vs Aliens. Has anyone else seen this? If so, I'm curious to know what you thought about it. Louis-Justin liked it - I can say that it was entertaining, but I wasn't too impressed. Not boring, but... plain? Ordinary? Maybe it didn't help that I saw the French version... I always watch movies in English, but Louis-Justin understands French much better.

I've seen a lot of animation movies over the years, but my favorite one has to be Meet the Robinsons! I've cried every single time I've seen it. I just think it's such a positive movie about family and never giving up... If you've never seen it, you should give it a try! :)

What's your favorite animation movie?

Julie xox

Sunday, April 5, 2009

New letter set!

Here's a new design that I just listed on Etsy... Imagination!

Letter Set - Imagination 1

Letter Set - Imagination 2

Letter Set - Imagination 3

Letter Set - Imagination 4

My Etsy store!

Julie xox

Saturday, April 4, 2009

My little biker!

Louis-Justin rode his new bicycle for the first time on Thursday night. Here are some photos!

Getting on his bike...

Ready to go!

Hey, this is fun!

Oops, I think that we forgot something!

I'm waiting...

Thanks, dad!

I really love this new bicycle...

Louis-Justin, high on oxygen...

Getting a bit tired...

Going back home!

Julie xox

Friday, April 3, 2009

My Three Things

I was tagged by Cindy a little while ago and now I think it's time to play! :)

1. Julie
2. Maman
3. Chef d'oeuvre de l'univers (masterpiece of the universe!)

1. Business owner (stationery designer)
2. Elementary school teacher (as an intern)
3. Cashier at the Club Med World Montreal

1. Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
2. Montreal
3. Guelph, Ontario

1. Desperate Housewives
2. The L Word
3. Medium

1. France
2. Belgium
3. Mexico

1. France, again
2. Sri Lanka, to meet the orphan I'm sponsoring
3. Mario's bed, in a few minutes...

1. Sushi, obviously! Crab legs! Lobster! Shrimp! Most seafood actually.
2. Greek vegetarian pitas with a lot of tzatziki sauce.
3. Bun Cha (vietnamese dish - I prefer it with shrimp and vegetarian spring rolls)

1. Nothing special! I like living in the now! :)

1. my beautiful Golden Retriever Capsule
2. my funny Boston Terrier Astuce
3. my sophisticated cat Tortille

1. losing the ones I love is the only thing

1. Scorpions / Tryo (yeah I know I'm cheating)
2. Sarah McLachlan / Tori Amos / Vienna Teng / Loreena McKennitt / Delerium
3. Within Temptation / Evanescence

1. Audi.....
2. eh........
3. I don't really care!

1. water
2. any real juice without added sugar
3. vino blanco..... white wine!

I'm not tagging anyone, feel free to do this if you want to!

Good night,

Julie xox

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Hmm, food!

My voice is back! My boyfriend was so cute, since I had to whisper for a couple of days he whispered too! Kind of funny to see a 6 foot tall guy whispering! :)

I'm craving some sushi! It's been a long time since I went to my favorite all you can eat sushi restaurant... Ginza in Montreal!

But instead I had this for lunch... Pasta with shrimp and soy sauce + hoisin sauce + a little hot sauce. Not too bad, but nothing beats sushi!

And now I'm hungry and it's almost time for dinner... Sushi would be sooo gooood!!

Julie xox

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I actually posted 2 days in a row, wow, that's a great start!

My voice is thankfully slowly getting better and I no longer have to whisper all the time. My mom phoned me earlier and she said that I had a sexy voice, but I think that I sound like a frog.

Louis-Justin got a new bicycle today! His first real bike, yay! He had a cute red tricycle but it broke last fall. Today he picked a shiny blue Hot Wheels.

I'm excited because I'm ordering postcards to advertise my Panda Girl letter set and I contacted a few amazing artists to make friends and collaborate with other stationery designers... Here's what it looks like!

It's almost time for bed but first I have to help Nicolas cook a meal that I won't even get to eat! Chicken, peppers, onions, tomatoes, parmesan, rice... I'm a vegetarian so I no longer eat meat, but sometimes I "take a break" and have a bite. Yeah I'm actually a fake vegetarian. And I'm not even ashamed... Ah well.

Good night!

Julie xox