Julie Lee

writer - food enthusiast - craft constructor - aspirant cook - calligrapher - cardmaker - traveler

Handmade Envelope

Our Valentine’s Day this year was definitely a sweet one. Our biggest leisurely activity is dining out, so it was nice to eat in on this busy holiday of restaurant reservations and fancy dates. I made savory lemon chicken with grilled asparagus and rice pilaf. And for dessert, dark chocolate eclairs with   caramel ice cream. My Valentine’s Day card came out great, and I especially liked the heart pop-out. The people around you should be loved all the time, no matter what the occasion, and with or without a holiday to represent it.

typeehypee:

Got a ribbon for my typewriter. Happy Valentine’s all.

typeehypee:

Got a ribbon for my typewriter. Happy Valentine’s all.

The more you loose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.

—Norman Vincent Peale

You really can’t get enough of hand-written letters and snail mail. Life is short, let’s keep it sentimental.

You really can’t get enough of hand-written letters and snail mail. Life is short, let’s keep it sentimental.

While all the men were watching the Superbowl game, us ladies had our own little wine tasting party.

While all the men were watching the Superbowl game, us ladies had our own little wine tasting party.

Spent some time to organize the kitchen today and add some new tableware to the collection. All food art needs to start on a simple canvas!

This reminds me of back in elementary when we had spelling homework where we had to spell out all the words using magazine cutouts. Accent with an envelope by Anthropologie! We threw a surprise birthday party for my girlfriend - we’ve been best friends since elementary school so it was only appropriate to have a little fun with font cutouts.

Cooked for my girlfriends today as a special lunch get together. I love reunions with old friends and being gathered around the table to enjoy food and wine.

Cooked for my girlfriends today as a special lunch get together. I love reunions with old friends and being gathered around the table to enjoy food and wine.