Determined Kitty

Sweet little kitty to start my Friday morning

As usual, I am rushing out the door to get to the post office and then to work. I opened the garage door and turned around and this cat was in my garage. I said “now where did you come from?”. I tried to shoo it out but it was having none of that. I petted it and then picked it up and set it outside the garage. As soon as I put it down it ran back into the garage. I picked it up again and took it out into the yard. I backed the car up watching my rear view camera so that I did not run over it. I closed the door and then saw my neighbor in the yard. I got out of the car and asked if he had a cat. He answered, “no but I just saw one run back in your garage.” That sneaky little kitty had run back in the garage while I was watching the rear camera. I opened the garage door again and sure enough out comes the cat. I petted it again and picked it up once more and finally got the garage door closed before it could run back in again. When I was pulling out of my driveway, it was visiting the neighbor next door. I love cats, just not in my garage when I am in a rush.

Grand Puppy is Coming This Weekend

Lincoln, my grand puppy

Lincoln is coming this weekend for Grammy camp. I keep him every summer for a couple of weeks so that his family can go on do some fun things. He is a Caviler King Charles Spaniel. He is the most laid back dog I have ever seen. He hardly ever barks and is content to sleep and be petted.

I bring him to work with me when he is at Grammy camp and he comes in and greets everyone, gets petted and then he gets under my desk and sleeps until it is time for a walk outside.

Stop by and see Lincoln, if you are a dog lover. I will wake him up to greet you.

TN Free Fishing Day Is This Saturday June 8th.

TN Wildlife Resources Agency Jason Harmon
State of Tennessee Agency

Free Fishing Day This Saturday!
The 2019 Free Fishing Day is this Saturday, June 8. Anyone may fish free without a license in Tennessee’s public waters. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency provides the annual free day in hopes of increasing interest in fishing. The day allows anyone the opportunity to try this great outdoor sport, especially children to celebrate fishing as a wholesome and healthy recreational option. In addition, children ages 15 and younger may fish without a license beginning on Free Fishing Day through the following Friday (June 14). The day and week are annual events in Tennessee and are great opportunities to introduce children to the enjoyment and excitement of a day on the water catching fish. The TWRA is among several organizations planning special fishing events, primarily for youngsters. The TWRA annually stocks several thousand pounds of fish for various events. For a list of the events, visit the TWRA website at and click the Fishing tab. Anglers and potential anglers should check the events list often since special events are frequently added. Free Fishing Day and Week apply to Tennessee’s public waters, TWRA owned and operated lakes, and state park facilities. Some privately owned pay lakes and ponds continue to charge during this special day and week. Anglers will need to consult with those operators if there are any questions about a particular facility.

Doing A Mailing Yourself Could Cost You Money NOT save you money.

I recently got a post card in the mail, it was 5.5×8.5 and had a first class stamp on it. I called up the sender and found that they had mailed 3000, putting the stamps and the labels on themselves. That amounts to $1500.00 in postage. Had we mailed them the postage would have been .24 each and the total postage would have been $720.00, a postal savings of $780.00. Not only that they would not have had to run the labels, apply the labels and apply the stamps. Had we printed and mailed them the printing cost would have been $438.60 and the mailing labor would have been $275.00 for a total cost of $713.60. That means that the postal savings would have paid for the printing and mailing labor and still had $66.40 left over.

Call me Phyllis Burns for a free estimate 865 584-2265 or email me at Visit our website to learn more about our company.

Burns Mailing & Printing is Campaign Headquarters

Elections are coming up. Primary to be held August 27, 2019 and general election is November 5, 2019.

Burns Mailing & Printing can help with political campaigns with;

Post cards

Push cards


Post Cards

Lapel Stickers

Yard Signs

Laser Personalized Letters


Donation Envelopes

Door Hangers

Invitations to Fundraising Events

Letterhead and Envelopes

Call our office to get a free quote. 865 584-2265 or email me at

Who Says A Business Trip Cannot Be Fun?

Last Thursday, Kai Brown, our production manager and I flew to Jacksonville FL to tour one of our vendors plant.  It was very informative and gave us new ideas to work with them.  The meeting ended at 9:30 and our flight was not until 5:00 PM on Friday.  St. Augustine is about 40 minutes from Jacksonville so we decided to go play tourists for a few hours.  The weather had been great in Jacksonville, sunny and no rain in sight but when we got to St. Augustine and started walking around it started raining.  We ducked (no pun intended) into a store and bought some ponchos.

Kai is Vegan and I have 20 food allergies so finding a place to eat was a little tricky.  Kai was in charge of that and we found some really good places to eat.  We made it back to the airport and had delay after delay due to bad weather in Charlotte.  We finally made it back to the Knoxville airport around 11:00 PM.  A great trip and well worth doing the tour.

Speaking of tours, try touring our new

Burns has a new website Watch to have a chance to win a Starbucks gift card.

I am pleased to announce that Burns Mailing & Printing, Inc. has a new website.  Same domain, just new and improved.  The new website has videos that show what each department does at Burns.  It has been said that one picture if worth a 1000 words.  For the first 20 people who visit our website and email me that you have visited our website, will get a $5.00 gift certificate for Starbucks. Only one per person.  Email me at 

What are you waiting for…get that Starbucks card.