Snapshots - #37: It, Breathe, Mark Felt – The Man Who Brought Down the White House

It (2017), (♦♦♦♦): Four inseparable friends in middle school bond with other three newcomers. They all have in common that they are bullied by the same people. Over the course of one summer they'll fend off bullies and face a centuries-old demon in the form of a clown, named Pennywise, whom has been disappearing kids and terrorizing the town of Derry, Maine, every twenty-seven years since the town was founded.
Based on Stephen King's novel of the same title, It is a movie with a smart script and a sympathetic ensemble of nerds that deliver light humor, and deep thrills. It doesn't hurt that each and every character has his or her own arc, thus one gets to know their motivations and fears before Pennywise enters head on into the picture.
In a nod to 1980s movie classics such as The Goonies, and the Brat Pack ensemble, the newest adaptation of It takes place at the end of that decade, when it seems, at least from the Hollywood perspective, that every kid harbored a genius insi…

My New Addiction: Paperless Post

Those people who know me well, know that I am attracted to office products like a moth to a flame; I buy them in every shape and form: colorful gel pens, post-its, and pretty stationary. I also like to send e-cards to those close to me, which is why when I heard of the Paperless Post site--it offers event announcement services in printed and digital form--, and was issued an invitation to write about my experience, I jumped at the opportunity.

After an easy signing up and spending a few minutes on the site, I noticed the handy menu where one can be directed to all the announcement categories they have available (i.e., wedding invitations, get togethers, milestone celebrations, and overall event announcements that can be business or casual, as well as 'thank you', and 'just because' notes). One can choose any available background-- I was attracted to classy ones, such as those with flowers, nature motifs, and golden lace, reason why I went bananas for the designs of Kate Spade New York, and Oscar de la Renta-- with any available event template, and can even customize the type, font size, and color of the background as well as the stamp, and the envelope; one can also forfeit the envelope altogether since customizations cost 'Coins', the currency of the site. If one is inclined to do some designing, one can upload one's own design or photos to customize the experience further.

The layout of the Paperless Post site is pretty, airy, and user friendly. A beginner user, like me, just needs a few minutes to customize to perfection the event announcements one is shopping for. Now that I have discovered this site, I know I will be using it again and again for stylish miscellanea event planning.

Disclaimer: I was invited to write a post describing my Paperless Post experience. In exchange I received a dollar amount in Coins to try the products.


  1. How interesting. I'll have to check them out.

    1. Please do so; you won't be disappointed. :-)

  2. I am similarly addicted to paper products, though I do try to exercise self restraint since it's either paper products or books! I love the artwork on their stationary. It's the sort of thing you might find in a really high end paper products boutique. Lovely!

  3. It is always a kick to find something one has loved IRL has been adapted successfully to a virtual format. Good for you!

  4. Thanks Carmen, I'll check out the site. I think I used something similar for my wedding invitations in 2010, and they came out great! Pretty designs.

    1. The image above is the top of the iceberg. They have the most gorgeous designs.

  5. Stationery can be a bit addictive can't it - I"m trying to be reasonable at the moment because I seem to keep buying new things and then not even getting the chance to use them - a colouring book (adult) and pens and pencils were the latest - still unused! I do like the look and sound of these though.
    Lynn :D


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