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Ever since I was a child, I’ve always had an affinity for office supplies. As a child, a newly sharpened pencil was always my favorite. As I got older, I expanded to colored pencils, highlighters, and pens. You see, I also love to write. So combining two of my favorite activities pretty much goes together like Santa’s milk and cookies!
Recently, I’ve been reading articles about coloring books for adults designed to relieve stress. I think these are fantastic and I’ve added a couple to my Christmas list. But let’s be honest, I’ve been doodling for years. On a phone call, in a meeting, while waiting at the doctor’s office, etc. I also love making lists. And I’m one of those people who love to color-code my lists. In college, I had this entire “system” that I created to color-code each class, subject, and type of assignment. It worked really well for time management and studying.
Last year, I discovered the amazingness otherwise known as Erin Condren Life Planners! A wonderfully, designed agenda that keeps track of to-dos, important dates, and special moments. Naturally, my love for creating and record keeping meets again and I’m loving this! After one year of using my Erin Condren Life Planner, I’ve just recently repurchased again. These planners are so beautiful that you don’t just want to write on them with any pens. You want the pens to match the layout. You want to make sure they are bright enough to read but not so thick that it bleeds through the pages.
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I received a complimentary set of AmazaPens from Tomoson to test and provide an honest review and let me tell you….these pens truly are amazing! This set is comprised of 24 gel ink pens in vibrant colors: 12 glitter (my favorite, they are SO pretty!), 6 neon, and 6 pastel. These pens have 40% more ink and they last a lot longer. They write smoothly and have a comfortable grip. Not only will I use these for my Erin Condren Life Planner, but I plan to also create some fun typography to decorate my home office, fill out journal cards for scrap booking, and address our family Christmas cards this year. If you’re looking for some great pens, be sure to check out AmazaPens. This set is available for sale on Amazon and is currently retailing for $19.99 which, if you know gel pens, is a great deal!
Below are some photos that will inspire you. The “Let it Snow” was my first attempt at hand-lettering and wouldn’t you know that I woke up this morning to snow everywhere! I used the blue glitter pens for that one and I REALLY wish that it showed through in the photos. The glitter pens are SO pretty, even my husband thought so! I’ve never had a glitter pen that sparkled like a new engagement ring before. I’m going to be using these a lot!
Owner and operator of Paperclips & Pacis, a lifestyle blog sharing the best of #momlife and #entrepreneurship. Wife to Drew, Mommy to Andrew (age 5), Aidan (age 4), and Avalynn (age 1). Cat mom x2. Lover of Disney World, office supplies, and social media. Instagram: @paperclipsandpacis