Monday, March 14, 2011

0 The March Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper

The March Carnival of Pen, Pencil, and Paper is hosted at Notes in a Book. Although I don't have a Filofax, I especially enjoyed Time Management with a Filofax. It's a super informative post and I will be keeping those tips in mind when I update my DIY Planner. =)

Also, it's currently Spring Break for me, so expect a review soon!

Friday, March 4, 2011

0 Pilot Coleto 5 Color - Blue Black, Aqua Blue, Apple Green, Cherry Pink, Apricot Orange 0.4mm

Coleto Writing Sample 1  Coleto Writing Sample 2
Sorry about the quality of these images! I was in a rush to get this post out before midterms overwhelm me!

Product: Pilot Coleto 5 Color Body Clear with 0.4mm cartridges in Blue Black, Aqua Blue, Apple Green, Cherry Pink, and Apricot Orange

Where to buy: for $3.75 for the body and $1.80 for the cartridges

Friday, February 25, 2011

3 My DIY Planner!

Planner Front 2       Planner Back

One of the items that I can't live without this semester is my planner! It helps me keep all of my events, tests, homeworks, things I need to do, and basically, my whole life organized. Also, since I made it myself, I feel obligated to use it. It's great!

I got the idea of making my own planner from DIYPlanner, which is a great site that has pre-made templates for your planner and advice on how to get yourself organized. It's really useful, but I have to admit, I don't really understand most of the "Organizing Your Life" articles there. The only thing I really know about "Getting Stuff Done" is that my Gateway (to Engineering...) professor has a system like it where he goes through and deletes all emails that he's read or replied to to keep his inbox uncluttered. Unfortunately, I'm a hoarder, so that method didn't work so well for me...

Thursday, February 24, 2011

0 JStationery Haul

As promised yesterday, here are pictures of my JStationery order!

JStationery Haul 1

I got the Pilot Hi-Tec-C Multipen 5 Color Body in Clear Silver along with 0.4mm cartridges of ブルーブラック (Blue Black), アクアブルー (Aqua Blue), アップルグリーン (Apple Green), チエリーピンク (Cherry Pink), アプリコットオレンジ (Apricot Orange). It's so much fun to play with! It's also my first multipen ever, so it's super cool!

I also bought two Pilot Hi-Tec-C 0.4mm in both Tomato Red and Sapphire Blue. I love the Tomato Red color! I needed a red pen but I was really reluctant to get one because, as a student, red is somewhat of a traumatizing color for me. The last pen pictured is the Pentel Slicci 0.3mm in Purple. I've never actually tried a 0.3mm tip pen before, but I think it's a little too fine for me. =( I do like that it feels pretty sturdy though!

JStationary Haul 2

Expect reviews of these pens to come soon!

0 Giveaway at Notebook Stories!

Wow - NotebookStories has been having  a lot of giveaways! Unfortunately, I've never won a giveaway once in my life... But it doesn't hurt to try!

This time, Notebook Stories is giving away a Tom Bihn Field Journal, which looks really cool. Enter here!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

4 JStationery Review

After I woke up today, I found an email from Columbia Mail Services telling me that I had a package. I went to pick it up and to my surprise, it was an envelope from JStationery! I had given up on ever receiving anything from them since the crappiness of USPS (delivered the package to the wrong zip code and then denied ever seeing the package when I contacted them...) and our mail center (the first month of the semester, it apparently took our mail center one week to process a package when the site promised 24 hours) caused the first package to get lost in the mail. Of course, I was horribly upset that after waiting for a month, I saw no package from JStationery so I contacted their customer service.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

1 Signo DX 0.38 - Orange

Signo DX 38 Orange Writing Sample     Signo DX 38 Orange 1

Product: Uni-Ball Signo DX (UM-151) Gel Ink Pen - 0.38 in オレンジ (Orange)

Where to buy: for $2.25