It’s been a happy few weeks in my world.

1) I received a care package from artist Chris Bomely, once very well-known in the Tahoe community for this little guy, who now lives in Austin. We’ve never met, but he found my blog when I applauded his work on the Red Truck a few months back. This seemingly small gesture was HUGE for me. Did I mention I like mail? Especially unexpected packages! The above card was among the items.

2) My ultimate frisbee team, “Butter,” recently took 6th place at the Northern California Sectionals, advancing to Regionals for the first time in its history — and to the surprise of two teams that were ranked ahead of us going into the tournament. One of our rally cheers is “______ is better with butter,” “______ is better with butter,” “everything’s better with butter!” The theme somewhat matches this card, don’t ya think? Though butter would have many many matches.

I just returned from a thoroughly East Coast vacation and, of course, stocked up on loads of postcards. This one was purchased with a lobster hat in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. I ate a whole lobster for the first time, so I got a little out of control with the lobster souvenirs.

This week’s postcard serves two purposes: 1) To act as a metaphor for the wacky cold weather we’ve been having in Tahoe… snow this late in the season is almost as crazy as seeing an octopus on a bear’s head. It’s loco I tell you! 2) To cheer me up from said weather.

Hope you enjoy! It’s headed on it’s way to a little four-year-old Postcrosser in Oslo, Norway.

postcard from — design by Nut and Bee

Well, I’m back from my trip to Boulder. Such a different world there: street performers, crowded restaurants, jam-packed yoga classes, flat residential neighborhoods with blocks and blocks of houses, bike-friendly everything, and flowers!

While it was fun, I’m happy to be home to my simple, quiet life in Tahoe Pines and thus finished this simple Lake Tahoe stamp today. You can’t tell in the photo, but the lake is printed in a pearlescent blue so it shimmers. I plan to get these in some tourist spots for visitors to have a homemade postcard souvenir option. Note: lake is not to scale!

This week’s postcard was purchased especially for my mom, who always says I don’t live close enough. I was visiting her last week in Georgia, and thanks to a recommendation from Chad and Tina of The Long Farewell, I popped into Young Blood Gallery and Boutique in Atlanta’s Virginia Highlands neighborhood. I not only purchased this card there but also a robot coffee mug and yeti t-shirt for Chris (check out some of the goods and their hand-stamped bags below). Young Blood will definitely be on my must-go list (along with Yoforia) whenever I’m in Atlanta from hence forth; they had dinosaur shirts and everything!