April is letter writing month and updates

A couple of posts ago I posted about the stationery sets I have been working on. It is now April, which is National Letter Writing Month! To celebrate, my sister Kimmy made this video to show the stationery sets in action. She is huge into fountain pens as well so it is mesmerizing to watch her write! FYI – my hand writing looks horrid compared to her easy flow script! I need her to start signing the thank you notes I send out with orders!!

Last year, I joined the International Geek Girl Pen Pals club, and sent off a Harry Potter and Dr. Who stationery I made for my partner. She was really sweet, she sent me back some Sailor Moon and nintendo stationery!!! We are instagram pals but we are both moms so letter writing kinda fizzled after awhile. I might try the club again, the group of girls are awesome and I am always on the look out for pen pals or other geeky friends!

So much in fact, I decided to host a birthday event for Usagi aka Sailor Moon at my friend’s restaurant in Houston – Viet Nom Noms (my hubby and I made his logo). The event will be June 30th for Usagi’s birthday. I put an event on facebook, shared it once among friends and on the Mind Speaks’ instagram and boom – over 400 people interested. I doubt that many will come but this event is just some Sailor Moon bingo, giveaways and just to meet other geeky magical friends. Wish me luck – I am getting nervous now. Wish me luck!

OH, our Etsy shop is having a sale for National Letter Writing Month! Use WRITEON as a coupon code! One of our best sellers was restocked after a large order! One buyer bought a handful of the dino sticker sheets! I wonder if they are for bday goodie bags, students or the buyer really loves dinosaurs? Either way, I so happy they liked the stickers! These macarons sheets are brand new to the shop! I am in the middle of making some new stickers as I am typing this!


  1. Nancy Said:

    on April 22, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    I am so in love with these stationery sets! They’re so cute and Kimmy has some serious talent going on! I love fountain pens too but it takes a bit of an adjustment to use them.

    It’s pretty cool that you could use those stationery sets and send them off! Glad you found a penpal who sent you some cute stuff back!

    The logo you guys made for Viet nom noms is so cute! I like the name as well! It’s pretty cool that you’re hosting an event there! Hope it’ll be popping!

  2. Mija Said:

    on June 13, 2018 at 1:46 am

    @Nancy, Thanks so much!!! Yes! I am thankful my sister is so good and making videos!!!

    I hope the event goes well, either way I’ll be documenting it to share on here!

  3. Nina Said:

    on April 25, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    I love the stationary paper! And the idea of sending letters to friends. Me and my friend discussed sending postcards! I need to do that because it’s such a nice feeling to get things in the mail and receive hand written things from people you care about <3

  4. Mija Said:

    on June 13, 2018 at 1:47 am

    @Nina, I am about to start sending off postcards – it would be a tad easier since I’ve been so busy!!!

    Handwritten things are so lovely!

  5. Anna Said:

    on April 27, 2018 at 4:44 am

    Love the stationery sets and the Viet Nom Nom logo is also pretty awesome!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. Mija Said:

    on June 13, 2018 at 1:48 am

    @Anna, Thanks so much!!! So glad everyone seems to like the nom noms logo!

  7. Megan // A Geeky Gal Said:

    on April 27, 2018 at 9:08 am

    How stinkin’ cute are your stationary sets?! And that’s an incredible logo (fellow brand designer here)! I’m super jealous that I’m not close to Houston to try out that yummy food.

  8. Mija Said:

    on June 13, 2018 at 12:07 am

    @Megan // A Geeky Gal, if you’re ever in Texas or near Houston, you should visit!!!

    Thanks for the design love!! It means alot that a fellow designer likes it!!! <3!!!!

  9. Jen Stewart Said:

    on April 27, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    So cool!

  10. Mija Said:

    on June 13, 2018 at 1:48 am

    @Jen Stewart, <3

  11. Jen Stewart Said:

    on April 27, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    Such cool stationary!

  12. Mija Said:

    on June 13, 2018 at 12:06 am

    @Jen Stewart, thanks so much!!! <3

  13. Georgie Said:

    on April 29, 2018 at 7:36 am

    I love getting the odd card or letter from a friend! It’s understandable that the letters fizzled after some time. But I think that any amount of letter sending is a really nice gesture. πŸ™‚

    Good luck with the birthday event – I hope it’s a hit! I feel people will enjoy it even if they are not familiar with Usagi πŸ˜‰

  14. Mija Said:

    on June 13, 2018 at 12:05 am

    @Georgie, I might switch to just sending out postcards, a tad easier and Texas has so many cheesy cowboy themed cards I can send out!! I love handwritten things, so I need to get back into pen pals, I am just so busy with my toddler!

    I hope everything goes smoothly! We are getting some local lolitas wanting to meet up too!! Excited but nervous!

  15. Cat Said:

    on April 29, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    That’s cool that you had a pen pal! I used to have a few, but the same thing happened to us too. It eventually fizzled, and we stopped writing. I feel like it’s hard to keep up with physical mail in this digital world. At least you both are Instagram pals!

    Oohh, an event for Usagi’s birthday sounds like it’ll be fun. I’m glad you have so many people interested already! I hope it goes well!

    Also, those new macaron stickers are adorable!

  16. Mija Said:

    on June 13, 2018 at 12:03 am

    @Cat, life gets busy – even more now since my kid turned 2!! I might switch to just sending out postcards!

    Yeah I put the event up last year out of curiosity and even though lots of people seem interested I worry maybe no one shows up….OR maybe too many people show up? Ack – we’ll see!!!

    <3 thank you!!!

  17. Ashley Said:

    on May 1, 2018 at 7:56 am

    So, people still do penpals? I had no idea. XD I think it is lovely how you do all this stationary and still write by hand and not just type or do it on the computer.

    The stationary paper you make is so cute! β™₯

    That event sounds like a fun idea and a really cute idea too. Good Luck!

  18. Mija Said:

    on June 12, 2018 at 11:59 pm

    @Ashley, yes! The international geek girls do a writing event and pair you up with another geeky girl! Handwritten letters are such a treasure!! Let me know if you ever want to exchange postcards or letters!

  19. Kim Said:

    on May 3, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    Those stickers are so cute! And that Viet Nom Nom logo makes me SO happy just looking at it. Great job!

  20. Mija Said:

    on June 12, 2018 at 11:55 pm

    @Kim, I’m so glad you like the designs!!! Yes! The nom nom bowl is so cheery!!! XD

  21. Jennifer Holmquist Said:

    on May 7, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    So pretty! I really am behind of sending snail mail to some family members…

  22. Mija Said:

    on July 4, 2018 at 12:45 am

    @Jennifer Holmquist, snail mail is so fun to send out AND receive! I love it but I don’t always keep up with it sadly.

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