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The Stationery Nerd blog isn’t like other blogs you might know. Staying true to the nerd-code of obsessive, research-based, passionate enthusiasm… these blog articles have some meat. They’re long, they’re packed with data, links, comparisons, and lots of photos. I’m here to educate you and help you be the best stationery addict you can possibly be. Join the Nerd Herd of stationery enthusiasts. We have fun with paper, pens and washi tape.


 

 

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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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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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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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 Year...

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How to choose your “Word of the Year”

Personalized Word of the Year PrintablesI'm excited to announce that I've just launched a new product in the shop -- these personalized printables will include YOUR word of the year and what it means to you. See examples at the bottom of this article, or hop on over...

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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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How to Distress and Age a Leather Traveler’s Notebook

I received this adorable traveler's notebook from Unique HM & LN - they asked me to take a look at it and give my thoughts. But this isn't just a standard product review. Nope. I took it one giant step beyond just a review. You see, this little passport size...

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Aliexpress Sticker Haul and Organization

I know I’m not alone when it comes to losing control whenever I go to the AliExpress website. Everything is so cute and so cheap that I just want to buy all the things. Today I’m not going to talk about the notebooks, washi tapes, pens, and die cuts that I love on...

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BOOK REVIEW: Dot Journaling by Rachel Wilkerson Miller

Dot Journaling • A Practical Guide How to Start and Keep the Planner, To-Do List, and Diary That’ll Actually Help You Get Your Life Together Paperback by Rachel Wilkerson Miller I loved this book! Rachel Wilkerson Miller (may I call you Rachel?) is a "hybrid bullet...

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Embrace your mistakes…. or cover them up

My bullet journal is filled with mistakes, scribbles, failed drawings, and layouts I don’t like. Call them mistakes, if you must. But really, it’s just real life. I’m not perfect so why would I expect my journal to be perfect without any mistakes? Maybe it’s time that...

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Book Reading Tracker in my Bullet Journal

The book reading tracker in my bullet journal notebook started out as a digital organizing project. This year I want to read more books. But I don’t want to buy a bunch of new books to read. Instead, I want to read books I already own. UhOh! I really didn't have a...

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Stationery Store Tour: Violets Blue

Violets Blue is one of my favorite little shops in Bay City, Michigan. An eclectic mix of vintage treasures, hand selected home decor items that inspire you to create a cozy home surround by all your favorite things. It’s not strictly a stationery store,...

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The Great Craft Room Organizing Project

My craft room has become a storage room. It's time to reclaim my creative space and beat back the hoarding monsters who have taken over the room in the past two years. I'm armed for battle and I shall prevail! At the end of this week, I WILL have a...

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Finished Bullet Journal + New Bullet Journal Flip Through

While the rest of the world (or so it seemed) was happily setting up their new bullet journals to begin on January 1st, I was still going strong in my current journal. I knew I wanted to finish it out and start a new journal whenever I ran out of pages. So I held...

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Keeping multiple journals at once

I need multiple journals in my life. And when I say multiple, I mean 13. I didn’t actually know I had 13 journals going all at once until I started making this list and then all of a sudden it added up to 13. Technically it’s 14, but I’m transitioning out of one and...

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