Best of 2016–Thank You!!!

As 2016 comes to a close, I wanted to take this time to thank ALL my readers/followers not just here on my blog but also on YouTube, social media, and my personal life—thank you all sooo much!!! The decision to share your creative passion with the world is never an easy one so it’s extremely gratifying to know that there are like-minded folks in cyberspace that are interested in what you have to say—or write. 😉 That said, I’d like to take a moment and share with you my ‘best of 2016’ blogposts thanks to all of you! 🙂

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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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Affordable Fountain Pens – Kaweco Sport

Welcome back for another edition of affordable fountain pens! This week I’m sharing my favorite, most portable fountain pen—the Kaweco Sport, specifically the Classic, ICE, and Skyline models (there are other Sport models) but these are the ones in the lower price range. Don’t let the small size or simple design fool you, this little pen really packs a punch and doesn’t break the bank!

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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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Great Affordable Fountain Pen – TWSBI Mini

In a previous blogpost, I wrote about a great affordable fountain pen priced between $10 – $19 (read more about it here). For those looking to ‘step up’ their fountain pen game while still keeping it relatively affordable and portable enough to travel in anything from a small passport size Midori up to a full size planner, should check out the TWSBI Mini fountain pen. What makes this such a great mid-level choice?

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Great Affordable Fountain Pen – Pilot Metropolitan

If you’re new to fountain pens, your first question might be “What’s a good, inexpensive fountain pen?”. There are several great choices available on the market but my favorite—which is the perfect combination of quality, performance, and low-cost—is the Pilot Metropolitan. Since it hit the market, this pen has quickly become a favorite of both fountain pen newbies and geeks alike. Why?

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Planner Setups for the New Year – Part 3 of 4

Welcome back everyone! 🙂 Hope you’re enjoying this blog series where I’ve been sharing the details of my 2016 planner setups. So far I’ve shared my work planner and blog planner setups. This week we’ll be diving into my personal planner setup. This is my primary planner which serves as the ‘command center’ for many different areas like personal, family, fitness, home, financial, and education.

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Santa’s Sleigh List – Planner Addict Gifts

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Welcome back for the second installment of Santa’s Sleigh List where you won’t just impress your friends, family, and colleagues, you’ll ‘slay’ them! 😉  If you’d like to read the first installment which covered fountain pen inks, check it out here.

This week I’m sharing gift recommendations for the three types of planner users—affectionately referred to as ‘planner addicts’—covered in my ‘Planner Overload’ series. If you know someone who’s been curious about getting started with planners or someone who already has a system down pat, here are some things that can add a little holiday dazzle to their daily routine.

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Secret Santa Gift for Fountain Pen Geeks!

Yes, a second post in a week and it’s a special one! 😉

This week many in the U.S. are celebrating Thanksgiving giving thanks and spending time with loved ones over a delicious turkey dinner. On the heels of Thanksgiving will be Christmas full of lots of joy, cheer, and gratitude over the thoughtful gifts given and received in the holiday spirit. With that in mind and related to my earlier blogpost this week, Santa’s Sleigh List – Fountain Pen Inks, I created a little gift for all my fountain pen geeks!

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