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Homemade Typewriter Poetry Valentines Cards

by Lindy

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I hope your heart is filled with love on this special day for romance. Here are some homemade Valentine’s Day cards that I made for a pen pal swap through Seattle paper magnate, Lyndsey at The Stationery Place.

This is my second year participating; it is a rewarding to receive thoughtful, homemade valentines from new pen pals from across the globe. I like to make the homemade valentines using my red Olivetti Lettera typewriter (named Beulah Hildegard Francis) to create my typewriter poetry cards.

This year’s poetry includes:

Love is a game. Love is war. Love is patient. Love is kind.

Love is a many splendored thing. Love lifts us up where we belong. All you need is love.

Love is a verb. Take action.

Homemade Valentines by Lindy | "Love is a game. Love is war. Love is patient. Love is kind."

Typewriter Poetry Homemade Valentines by Lindy | “Love is a game. Love is war. Love is patient. Love is kind.”

Typewriter Poetry Homemade Valentines by Lindy | "Love is a many splendored thing. Love lifts us up where we belong. All you need is love."

Typewriter Poetry Homemade Valentines by Lindy | “Love is a many splendored thing. Love lifts us up where we belong. All you need is love.”

Homemade Valentines by Lindy | "Love is a verb. Take action."

Typewriter Poetry Homemade Valentines by Lindy | “Love is a verb. Take action.”

Here are the homemade valentines I’ve received from my pen pals so far, from gals in Iowa, California, Washington, England and Australia.

Homemade Valentine Card Swap | The Stationery Place

Homemade Valentine Card Swap | The Stationery Place

Homemade Valentine Card Swap | The Stationery Place

Homemade Valentine Card Swap | The Stationery Place

Homemade Valentine Card Swap | The Stationery Place

Homemade Valentine Card Swap | The Stationery Place

Homemade Valentine Card Swap | The Stationery Place

Homemade Valentine Card Swap | The Stationery Place

Homemade Valentine Card Swap | The Stationery Place

Homemade Valentine Card Swap | The Stationery Place

Homemade Valentine Card Swap | The Stationery Place

Speaking of handcrafted, I also received some beautiful Signorelli-Mix “Venetian Date” Italian sterling silver earrings in the mail this week! The designer, Janine, is a family friend who has her heart in Italy as well as Los Angeles and creates beautiful jewelry out of silver and colorful Italian glass. Please take a moment to check out her unique selections on Etsy. I will be writing and showing more photos of her beautiful jewelry later this week.

Signorelli-Mix Venetian Dates Earrings | For Sale on Etsy

Signorelli-Mix Venetian Dates Earrings | For Sale on Etsy

Finally, here are the homemade valentines I made for my eight year old’s classroom using my fun typewriter poetry. I believe they were the best valentines in class and received a standing ovation (in my overactive imagination). Poems included were:

Love is a verb. Take action. (3rd graders need lessons in English, so this is an educational poem.)
Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet and so are you. (An oldie but a goodie.)
You are just my type. (See the fun play on words?)
Friends are like family, but better. (Profound, huh?)

Typewriter Poetry Homemade Valentines by Lindy | 3rd Grade Edition

Typewriter Poetry Homemade Valentines by Lindy | 3rd Grade Edition


Tattify Typewriter Tattoo Review

by Lindy
Tattify Typewriter Tattoo - Amazon.com

Tattify Typewriter Tattoo – Amazon.com

I learned about Tattify temporary tattoos when shopping on my favorite website, Amazon.com, searching for vintage typewriters. Up popped up a suggested product for a vintage Royal typewriter tattoo. A few clicks and it was purchased – two for $5 – what a steal!

The tattoos arrived quickly (thanks to Amazon Prime) and I was impressed with the packaging and product presentation. I love Tattify’s overall concept and designs. They are fun, unique and creative.

When I first put on my typewriter tattoo, an easy and quick process, I was giddy. It was a little big for my thin forearm, but it was a nice change from the empty canvas.

Tattify Typewriter Tattoo

Tattify Typewriter Tattoo

Sadly, in less than 24 hours, with no bathing or sun exposure, the tattoo looked faded and blob-like. I’m not pleased by it. I guess that is what a real tattoo would look like after a few decades of aging. I think I will use a Sharpie pen and make my own tattoo next time. Or (gasp) go for the real thing (not likely).

Tattify Typewriter Tattoo Day 2

Tattify Typewriter Tattoo Day 2

Here is my Norwegian cousin Heidi’s word art tattoo that I absolutely love and wouldn’t mind sporting on my forearm. It translates to (from my best translating attempts): tough, funny, strong-willed, joyful, brave, I’m good enough, honest, creative, comfortable, dutiful, conscientious. I feel these words speak to me and describe me as well.

Heidi's Norwegian Word Art Tattoo

Heidi’s Norwegian Word Art Tattoo


Festive Air Force Band Flash Mob

by Lindy

Someone shared this video with me the other day and I found it so beautiful and inspiring. It was a flash mob of the Air Force Band at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. on December 3rd.

As an Air Force vet, I’m proud to see all the sharply dressed airmen in their dress blues playing such powerfully beautiful Christmas music.

The Air Force band’s orchestral flash mob definitely gets you in the festive spirit!

Support the Air Force Band online:

Download a free MP3 of the Holiday Flash Mob – go to and find the center link for “Download the Flash Mob Audio file Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring/Joy to the World.” Right click and “save as” or “save target as” – then download!

http://www.facebook.com/UsafBand
http://www.facebook.com/AirmenofNote
http://www.facebook.com/SingingSergeants
http://www.facebook.com/AirForceStrings
http://www.facebook.com/USAFMaxImpact
http://www.facebook.com/CelticAire
http://twitter.com/USAFBand

Merry Christmas and Aim High!


Kreative FM Podcast Episode 7 – Thankfulness

by Lindy
Daddy Wagon with O Tannenbaum from Peltzer Pines

Daddy Wagon with O Tannenbaum from Peltzer Pines | #NeubauerHaus #PartyofFive #OTannenbaum #PeltzerPines

Show notes:

We’ll aim to have a new episode up in two weeks!

Shout out to our sponsors!

Santa Cruz Chili and Spice Company – makers of tasty chili paste and salsas for over 70 years.

Good Times 2 oz red party cups – perfect for sipping or shooting!

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Perfect for sipping or shooting!

– Lindy and Jonathan


Kreative FM Podcast Episode 6 – Veterans Day Banter

by Lindy
Halloween Hood Rats: Road Crew, I-405 and a Safety Cone

Halloween Hood Rats: Road Crew, I-405 and a Safety Cone

Movember

Supporting Movember in Dana Point

Show notes:

Thank you for listening to Kreative FM! If you have any feedback, questions or ideas for future episodes, email us at kreativefm@kreativehaus.com. You can even email us an audio file or suggested media we can play on the show. Also interact with us on our social media sites: @kreativehaus / @nbhaus.

We’ll aim to have a new episode in two weeks!

Shout out to our sponsors!

Santa Cruz Chili and Spice Company – makers of tasty chili paste and salsas for over 70 years.

Good Times 2 oz red party cups – perfect for sipping or shooting!

2 oz red party cups

Sponsored Link. | 2 oz red party cup.
Perfect for sipping or shooting!

2 oz red party cup

Sponsored Link | 2 oz red party cup
Perfect for sipping or shooting!

– Lindy and Jonathan

   


Kreative FM Episode 5 – Oktoberfest and Other Fun

by Lindy
HB Old World Oktoberfest

HB Old World Oktoberfest | Tammy, Shannon, Lindy

Heidi the 90 Year Old Contortionist at HB Old World Oktoberfest

Heidi the 90 Year Old Contortionist at HB Old World Oktoberfest

    Kreative FM Episode 5 Show notes:

Thank you for listening to Kreative FM! If you have any feedback, questions or ideas for future episodes, email us at kreativefm@kreativehaus.com. You can even email us an audio file or suggested media we can play on the show. Also interact with us on our social media sites: @kreativehaus / @nbhaus.

We’ll aim to have a new episode in two weeks!

Shout out to our sponsor! Good Times 2 oz red party cups – perfect for sipping or shooting!

2 oz red party cups

Sponsored Link. | 2 oz red party cup.
Perfect for sipping or shooting!

2 oz red party cup

Sponsored Link | 2 oz red party cup
Perfect for sipping or shooting!

– Lindy and Jonathan


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