Thursday, January 19, 2012

Why, thank you!

Let me start off by saying, I love, love, love giving and receiving handwritten thank you notes. I love looking for cute (usually monogrammed) stationery. I think sending handwritten notes says a lot, and it shows the recipient that you appreciated his or her thoughtfulness. I've found a few really cute stationery sets for $1 or less at Michael's and the dollar section at Target, so it doesn't need to be expensive! Here are a few designs I love: 

Do you love giving an receiving handwritten thank-yous as much as me? Where do you buy your stationery? 

On Tuesday, I was tagged by Emily from Classes, Cases, and Chaos to do a fun little questionnaire. Emily and I have expanded our blogger buddy relationship to emailing, and she is just the sweetest! Thanks so much for tagging me, Emily!

#1. You must post the rules. 
#2. Post eleven fun facts about yourself on the blog post. 
#3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you've tagged.
#4. Tag eleven people and link them on your post.
#5. Let them know you've tagged them!
Eleven fun facts about me:
-I wear a David Yurman bracelet and DY ring every single day.
-I have two precious puppies, and I miss both of them when I'm at school. 
-My dream job is to work in investment real estate. 
-I'm a Communications major. 
-I go to Starbucks almost every day (yikes!). 
-I want to visit Santorini, Greece SO badly! 
-One of my favorite foods is Mac&Cheese. My dad makes the BEST homemade mac&cheese EVER! 
-I am a terrible cook, but I hope to become better before I get married haha! 
-I'm addicted to Diet Coke. 
-I love, love, love my Crackberry and it almost never leaves my hand. 
-I would love to live in Charleston one day! 
Questions from Emily: 
1. Exact (word for word) coffee order?
A Venti Iced Nonfat Vanilla Latte 
2. What do you wish you would have been named?
I love last names for first names, and I love the name Carter. 
3. Favorite Fiction Book?
Love the One You're With 
4. Best 90s Song?
"Hit Me Baby One More Time"--gotta love old school Britney! 
5. Favorite Type of Workout
  The treadmill--I put it on the highest incline and walk at 3.4 mph. It's such a good workout! 
6. What age was your awkward phase...and what made it awkward?
I would say 6th grade. I wasn't as fashionable, and I had braces and glasses! 
7. Go To Bible Verse?
My favorite is Corinthians 13:4-8--I want it read at my wedding! 
8. When Someone Asks Me: "Does this make me look fat?" (and it does) what do you say?  
       I think I would say, "Hmmmm, I don't think it's very flattering." And then I would point out   the reason I don't like it, but I would NEVER say it made someone look fat. 
9. Least Favorite Candy?
Reese's cups 
10. Coke or Pepsi? 
11. What is the best way to end a day?
      I love changing into leggings and a sweatshirt, and then curling up on the couch with my favorite blanket to watch any of the Real Housewives. 
I loved Emily's questions, so I'm going to keep them the same and tag any of my readers that want to participate! Please leave me a comment saying you did this, I'd love to learn more about you! 
Have a wonderful Wednesday! 
Miss Southern Prep 


  1. I love personalised stationary! Love that you're addicted to Diet Coke, too. Investment real estate sounds like a great job!

  2. Handwritten thank you notes are a social grace that should never be forgotten! I love writing and receiving thank you notes. And I just love picking out stationery, either for myself or for a gift. I, too, love last names as first names!

  3. I too love writing and receiving handwritten thank you cards (not to mention choosing new stationary, I write them often so I can buy new There simple is no replacement.

  4. Thank you's are required & I love receiving them in the mail. I buy stationary anywhere I find something I like. For personalized I go to American Stationery-it's inexpensive and good quality. For someone newly engaged I love to buy personalized stationery and stamps.

  5. I just ordered a new set of thank you cards, you can never have enough with Summer internships and jobs coming up!

  6. I really need to order new thank you cards. You posted some great ones, thanks for the helpful post.

  7. I'm so thrilled you stopped by my blog & actually read it! :) Thanks!! Ps. LOVE all of those note cards you posted! I'm a sucker for buying note cards ALL the time! TJMaxx always has a great stash! :)

  8. I just did this same type of post the other day and here are my favorites:

  9. After writing countless thank you notes after our December wedding, we (surprisingly) really enjoyed writing to friends, and are looking to get some personalized notecards. Love the blog!

    Erin & Andrew Dodson

  10. I love hand written notes! I buy my stationary at Crane - love their clean look!

  11. Great post! I love the second stationery that says both "Thank You" and has the name listed!

    Also, we have lots in common (surprise, surprise!)--mac-n-cheese is also one of my faves and I, too, would love to live in Charleston!

    PS--I know we talked about doing a meet-up last year, now that I'm in Richmond full-time would you be interested?

  12. Thank-you notes are my favorite! I also love writing and receiving hand written notes... they mean so much to me! I look forward to reading your blog!!


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