Birthday Recap

Family Time, Just for Fun, Lifestyle/Personal, Uncategorized

Below you will find today’s post. You’ll notice that the formatting is a little different, that’s because I typed it up on this bad boy:




My aunt and uncle scoured the streets, flea markets, and various stores to find me the perfect, working typewriter. Although, it may be more of a novelty than anything, I couldn’t wait to give it a try this morning. It’s heavy and it smells old but this 1964 Royal Safari typewriter is what I’ve been dreaming of for quite a while. It clinks, it clanks, and it even dings when it’s time to move to a new line. It’s perfect and needless to say, I’m in love.


Obviously I need more practice on my typewriter :P. What I love most is how it slows down your thinking, rather, how it makes you more conscious of what you’re thinking. You need to be aware of what you’re going to write next, you need to plan out your next sentence so that you don’t make a huge mistake and have to start all over. With time, I’m sure I’ll get the hang of it, perhaps I’ll start writing on it often.

Anyways, I hope you’re having a wonderful Sunday!

Love Always

Vanessa Xo

Letter to Mama

Family Time, Lifestyle/Personal

I’ve heard that when you’re angry at someone you should write them a letter and never send it. So by the same token does that mean when you’re happy with someone you should write them a letter and send it? I think so.

Dear Mama, 

Sometimes I don’t understand why we argue or why we don’t see eye-to-eye and sometimes I know exactly why. You and I are too much alike. Stubborn and always right. 

I look up to you, Mama – even when we argue – and each day I try to be more like you. 



See, a simple letter to my mom, that I wrote in my head this afternoon while we were texting each other. I was out pretty much all weekend and when I’m not home, Mama Dukes and I tend to text a lot. Today she sent me pictures of the cookies she baked with my sister and of my favourite muffins that she made this morning – she’s the bomb. We also talked about what we were up to and ya know we COMMUNICATED.  I know that some people are against texting, saying that it’s a lazy way of communicating, that we’ve lost our ability to talk to people face-to-face. I disagree. It’s because of texting that I can talk to my parents, sister, brother, and friends and still feel close to them. It’s because of texting that I know what’s going on at home even if I haven’t been there in 2 days. Don’t get me wrong TEXTING will never replace FACE-TO-FACE conversations or arguments, but it still keeps you connected when you need to the most.

So, send a text to someone who makes you happy.

Better yet, a long email. Better still, a handwritten letter.

Words = LoveWrite them. 

Love Always
Vanessa Xo