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My Visit to the PaperSource Store at Mall of America

A couple weeks ago I visited the PaperSource Store at the Mall of America. I was lucky enough to get a fellow pen enthusiast as my cashier and we spent about thirty minutes sharing information on our fountain pen favorites and preferences. She introduced me to one of her favorites, a TWSBI, which she had…

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What I Bought at Faber-Castell in Germany

Last October we traveled to Nuremburg, Germany where I visited the Faber-Castell shop. I did a post on the Castle Grounds and also my tour of the onsite Faber-Castell Shop. I spent the most time deciding on the fountain pen I wanted to purchase. I ended up purchasing this LOOM pen with a medium nib.…

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Faber-Castell Store (Part 2)

It was a cool and overcast day when I spent part of the morning shopping at the Faber-Castell shop located near their corporate office on their castle grounds in Stein, Germany.   There were many display cases of pens and pencils and part of the charm of this particular morning, was taking my time, trying…

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Observer’s Notebooks

 Notebooks for visual thinkers. That’s the premise of these unique notebooks published by Princeton Architectural Press. These notebooks, the first in a new series (to be followed by Observer’s Notebook: Weather in spring), went on sale October 4th. First up is the Astronomy Notebook (Amazon / Publisher  / B&N) This sturdy, cloth-bound journal is filled with stunning images and a variety…

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Stamp Box

Besides mail, my other great love is books, which translates to bookstores, libraries, books about books, most anything to do with reading. Like this little gem with the image of the girl reading a book under a tree. I found this small, wooden, compact-like container at a gift shop when a friend (fellow book lover,…

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The Angry PenPal

The letter arrived in a business envelope with no fancy address stamp, which was unusual for this longtime penpal who always used lovely return address stamps and stationery to write her letters. My instincts told me this was an ominous message. I opened the envelope to see a single sided white paper with the words…

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The Address Book

I found this homemade address book at a thrift store. It has a wood front and back that is lacquered with a picture and the word “Addressory” (I looked the word up in the dictionary- it’s not there). There are photocopied photos separating each section. In the photo below, you can see it says “AB”…

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Letters & Journals Update

It’s been awhile since I’ve done any update on the status of Letters & Journals. I’ve met with a designer on getting a new website and have begun plans for a future Kickstarter Campaign but it’s been slow-going. My full-time job requires a lot more of my time than my previous job did and when…

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My New Favorite Pen – The Pilot Multiball

I have a new favorite pen that I purchased through JetPens. I always order a few of my trusted favorites and then one or two new, untried pens to get my total to $25 and enjoy the free shipping option. I love a fine point and a generous flow of ink and the Pilot Multiball…

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Contest Entries

The Gratitude Journal contest entries started to hit the mailbox this past week! Love getting mail and love to see the creativity of postcards and mail art selected. Have you sent your entry in yet?  

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