I sorted my ENTIRE fountain pen collection!

What happens when you innocently ask the Stationery Nerd Herd Facebook Group which video topic you should do.... and they overwhelmingly vote to see my entire fountain pen collection. Seriously?! I didn't even realize how many pens I owned!! I put ALL my fountain pens...

My 2020 Journals and Indecision for 2021 Setup

You know you're a stationery nerd when you have so many notebooks, journal covers, and size options that you just can't make a decision about which combination to use next! Yep, that's me for sure! Like most everyone else in the world, 2020 was a crazy year for me. I...

The Ultimate Comparison of 160gsm Bullet Journal Notebooks

The 160gsm Journal Comparison - Introduction The journaling community has lost its ever-loving mind over notebooks with 160gsm paper! First, it was 100gsm paper, then it was 120gsm paper… and now everyone is going nuts over 160gsm paper. There are only a couple of the...

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...

How to Start Bullet Journaling: the unconventional method

So you want to start bullet journaling. Awesome! I’m so happy you’ve started and you’re on your way…. Wait? What? You haven’t started yet? What are you waiting for? We’ve all heard the saying that the best time to start a new diet is with the next meal. So...

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...

Let’s Nerd Out About Paper!

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. 

I am passionate about helping you live a better life with concrete techniques in journaling, planning, and playing with stationery…. and buying the right supplies (at the best prices) for those pursuits. 

Do you have a special request? Let’s chat about what you’d like me to review or teach about next. And before you go exploring, be sure to head over to Facebook and join the Stationery Nerd Herd Facebook Group – we’re just a bunch of nerds chatting about all the stationery we love. 

2020 Calendars coming soon!

Journal review series

In my quest to find the perfect journal, I’ve purchased, tested, and reviewed close to 50 different notebooks brands and styles. Yes, I really did say 50. This comprehensive bullet journal notebook series will help you find the perfect journal, too. Which is your favorite brand and style?

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…

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,...

Pilot Juice Gel Pen Review FI

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...

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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How to choose your “Word of the Year”

Customize Your Word I'm excited to announce that I've just launched a new product in the shop - Custom Word of the Year Goal Planner & Tracker Book. Now available for sale on Amazon! I'll design a cover for the planner book using your Word, then publish it to...

Using My Bullet Journal to do a Brain Dump

TABLE OF CONTENTS Read Time: 30 minutes This article covers a lot of information about various types of Brain Dump techniques. If you prefer to only read the sections that interest you, just click a link below to jump to the section you want to review. Then use the...

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