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

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

0 Notebook Stories Giveaway

Notebook Stories is having another giveaway! This time, it's one of Michael Riger's notebooks. Read the review and enter here. =)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

3 Sharpie Industrial Marker - Extra Fine

Sorry for the lack of posts! I had a midterm today so spent all week studying for it. I finally have a break... until my next test on Monday! Anyway, I present to you: Sharpie Industrial Marker!

Sharpie Industrial Marker - Extra Fine, 
after I attacked it with water and ethanol

Product: Sharpie Industrial Extra Fine (Super Permanent Ink)

Where to buy: Available at - $10.75 for 12 markers (I'm not sure where we bought it though)

0 Giveaway at Notebook Stories!

NotebookStories is giving away notebooks here. There's also a review so be sure to check that out! =)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

0 Carnival of Pen, Pencil & Paper #18

The 18th Carnival of Pen, Pencil, & Paper has been posted! Head over to Notebook Stories to check it out.

There's a lot of great posts and I especially enjoyed the new Artworks category!