#30daysofinks Instagram Challenge – 2017 Week 4 Wrap-up!

We did it! Yesterday was the last day of the #30DaysOfInks April Instagram Challenge hosted by yours truly and our fellow fountain pen geeks did not disappoint! This year there were lots of new and exciting inks—some from brands that were new to me—and it was great to see them featured so creatively in swatches, writing samples, and drawings. My last contribution to the challenge was a truly ‘magical’ ink, while others shared eye-catching round-ups. Check out the Week 4 wrap-up for more information!

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#30DaysofInks Instagram Challenge – 2017 Week 2 Highlights

Welcome back to #30DaysOfInks Instagram Challenge! We’re now at the halfway mark and Week 2 showcased an array of artistic writing samples of beautiful inks and amazing sketches by fellow fountain pen geeks. Also this week, I featured several colors from the Diamine Shimmertastic collection which encompassed every color of the rainbow, infused with either gold or silver shimmer. To find out more, keep reading…

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Planning for Gratitude

Welcome back everyone for a special holiday post! Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day here in the U.S. which got me thinking about the process of gratitude and how that fits into our busy lives. This year has been extremely busy at work—hence the delay between posts, sorry!—and also at home (teenage kids have a lot more extracurricular activities) so while I’ve had to adjust the things on my schedule to make things work better, I still try to make time to focus on gratitude (spoiler alert, my planner is part of this process!). So what are some ways you can use your planners, journals, digital tools, and pens to practice gratitude every day?

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Fathers Day, Gift Ideas

Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is around the corner and it usually comes with a little less fan fare than Mother’s Day so let’s show some love for Dads! Dads are amazing. They make us laugh, feel safe, and are one of the first role models we look up to as a kid. They are also one of the most difficult people to shop for. Beyond the ties, sports stuff, and hobby accessories let’s take a look at some great gift ideas for dad.

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#30daysofinks Instagram Challenge – Week 4 Wrap-up!

Yesss!!! This weekend we wrapped-up the #30daysofinks Instagram Challenge hosted by yours truly—woohoo! For 30 days straight both myself and fellow fountain pen geeks posted swatches, writing samples, quotes, sketches, and fountain pen ‘glamor shots’ showing our obsession–uh, I mean love of fountain pen inks. 😉 I hope you enjoyed following along and found it helpful, maybe even found a new ink you’d like to try or a favorite to add to your stash! So which inks were featured this week? Check out this week’s post for a sampling and don’t forget to lookup the hashtag #30daysofinks on Instagram for all posts featured throughout the month of April 2016!

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#30daysofinks Instagram Challenge – Week 3 Highlights

Week 3 came to a close and we’re currently on our way to the finish line! Welcome back for another installment of the #30daysofinks Instagram Challenge, hosted by yours truly, where the creativity—and ink—continue to flow. 😉  If you missed any of the previous posts, go back and check out the initial post, Week 1 Highlights and Week 2 Highlights then come back for Week 3. Also, don’t forget to go over to Instagram and look up the hashtag #30daysofinks for more inspiration!

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#30daysofinks Instagram Challenge – Week 2 Highlights

Week 2 is done and there are two more weeks to go! We’re at the halfway point of the #30daysofinks Instagram Challenge, hosted by yours truly, and the creativity—and ink—continues to flow. 😉  If you missed the initial post or Week 1 highlights, you can find them here and here. Otherwise, check the highlights from Week 2 to see the wonderful inks—and pens—featured to get inspiration and ideas for your fountain pen ink wishlist.

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#30daysofinks Instagram Challenge – Week 1 Highlights

And we’re off! Week 1 of the #30daysofinks Instagram Challenge, hosted by yours truly (learn more about it here), has come to a close and what a wonderful, colorful week it was! I’ll admit, I considered this to be a very ambitious project but I was committed to doing something special to ‘share the ink love’ with all my fellow fountain pen geeks and hopefully inspire others to do the same. And it worked! Check out some of the highlights from Week 1—a lovely feast for the eyes. 😀

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