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You love stationery as much as I do. The world revolves around our love of bullet journals, planners, art journals, travelers notebooks, pens, markers, washi tape and all manner of stationery goodies. This site is packed with all the things we love about stationery and you don’t miss one single juicy morsel of nerdy awesomeness while I’m adding new things. 

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Mega Journal Review

More than 50 notebooks tested!

Mega A5 Bullet Journal Notebook Review

In my quest to find the perfect A5 bullet Journal notebook I ended up buying 30-ish different notebooks. Yes, 30. So grab a pot of coffee (you’ll need more than a cup) and a snack and let’s dig into this review, pen test and nerdy commentary about the notebooks we all know and love.

I am not a bullet journal purist

I’m not a bullet journal purist. In fact, I probably shouldn’t even be called a bullet journalist. But I’m a rebel and I decide to call myself a bullet journaler anyway. Whenever I’m around other bullet journal enthusiasts, I feel like I need to justify why I’m…

Bullet Journaling Stencil Roundup

Stencils are a great way to get that artistic look in your bullet journal even if you don’t have an artistic gene in your body. Or maybe you actually are artistic but you just want an easy way to draw boxes, banners, and tracker icons without the time it takes to draw…

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Scrivwell Dotted Journal Review

When you first pick up a Scrivwell notebook it seems pretty unassuming. Nothing outstanding or spectacular about the dotted pages or construction of the journal. I mean… it’s good and all. The paper is smooth and a pleasure to write on. The dots are a...

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Several months ago the owner of Key Point notebook reached out to me to introduce himself and offer a notebook for review. I declined the freebie and opted instead to purchase it on my own. So in a continuing effort to be as real, raw, and honest about...

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Key Point Notebook on desk with pen

Embrace the Joy of Creativity

Whatever happened to that sense of wonder? The pure joy of creating. Why do we judge ourselves and let comparison steal our joy? You are no small creator!
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Notebook with yellow watercolor

NEW Exceed Dot Journal at Walmart Review

I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am that this journal is in the world! No really... I don't think I've ever been this excited to write a product review than right this very minute! Humor me and go with it, ok? First, let me just get this part out of the...

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2019 Exceed Notebook at Walmart

Uniball Signo UM-151 Gel Pen Review

I wish this pen didn't smudge!There are so many things to love about the Uni-ball Signo UM-151 gel pen. In fact, I've been using it lately and really do love it. But there's one major drawback that bugs me... the smudging. Now, don't get me wrong, it's now a huge...

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Pilot Juice Pen Review

You're going to love this pen! Pilot did a great job of naming this pen ... the writing experience really is "juice smooth" and it's a joy to lay down ink on the page. And with 24 standard colors to choose from, plus another 18 specialty colors (metallic, pastel,...

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Year in Review – My Journaling was a Hot Mess in 2018

My journaling life was a hot mess in 2018. I started the year in a perfectly sane place but somewhere around April things went a little haywire. Let’s talk about it and I’ll show you a flip through. As you know, I’m NOT a bullet journal purist and I don’t use my...

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My 2018 Journal Lineup

Adding my 2019 Word of the Year to my Bullet Journal

I’ve chosen my 2019 Word of the Year and I want to make sure I display it in a place where I’ll see it often as a reminder throughout the year. Of course, my bullet journal is with me ALL the time and I’m “in it” dozens of times a day - so adding my Word of the...

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