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Something for You – A Giveaway (closed)

Thank You and Merry Christmas!
Thank You and Merry Christmas!

All care packages have been claimed! Thank you again!

It has been a great year and now it is coming to a close. I want to thank everyone for all the support throughout the year.

To show my thanks, I will be giving away 5 care packages. They will be filled with review items or swag I picked up along the way. If it is a review notebook, the back page is usually my testing page. Other than that, the items are new and still perfectly usable. I can’t say exactly what will be in your package but I hope you like it.

The first 5 people to send me their mailing address via the contact form below will be chosen. The giveaway will be closed after I get the 5 names.

Thank you again for a fantastic 2013 and here’s to an even better 2014!


Posted in Stationery/Notebook Reviews

The Standard Memorandum. Does It Compare to the Real Thing?


I want to thank Brenda at Word. Notebooks for providing this sample of The Standard Memorandum Notebook.

Jon Contino, designer who has Coca Cola, JC Penney and the Washington State Lottery among others as customers has teamed up with Word. Notebooks to bring us the Standard Memorandum Notebook.  The way the story goes is that he was visiting his wife’s grandfather and he brought out some notebooks that belonged to his father. They were from the early to mid-1900’s. Jon was inspired by this piece of history to create his own rendition of the diary that I am reviewing today. Continue reading “The Standard Memorandum. Does It Compare to the Real Thing?”

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The INK is coming!

INK Black Brass Fountain Pen, Photo Courtesy of Karas Kustoms
INK Black Brass Fountain Pen, Photo Courtesy of Karas Kustoms

Sometimes a pen comes along that makes your jaw drop. This is one of those pens. The Soon to be released Karas Kustoms INK is causing some buzz on the internets. The TWSBI 580 Rose Gold edition, eat your heart out. How do I add this to my wish list?

According to Dan Bishop, these are going to be let out into the wild sometime in the near future.

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The Bolt in Action – My trip to Karas Kustoms and a Review

The Bolt
The Bolt in all its glory.

Karas Kustoms Bolt

Schmidt easyFLOW 9000M

Some time ago I won this Karas Kustoms Bolt. I did have the intention of reviewing it earlier but I could not find a good refill for it. I know that is not the fault of Karas Kustoms or the Bolt. Let me just say that if you are using Parker Quink Gel refills or Pelikan Refills, you owe it to yourself to try the Schmidt easyFLOW 9000M refills! Continue reading “The Bolt in Action – My trip to Karas Kustoms and a Review”