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Energy + Motivation

Energy + Motivation

Work smarter, not harder. That's something my family and I have talked about a lot, but especially more so lately. When we're feeling stretched thin, it's hard not to be more snappy and irritable. Then we end up wasting the little energy we have left trying to make a point we later realize wasn't really worth it. If you've never felt this way, please comment with your secret(s)!  Coffee has helped us get our days started: pour-over, French press, AeroPress, drip. We'll take it all. :-) But that's not what this is all really about. I wanted to take this...

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Good ol' days

Good ol' days

You're just in time for our June/July post. This reminds me of the '90s when I couldn't wait for the snail mail so I could receive the summer issues of YM and Teen People magazine (don't judge!) But, seriously, I did look forward to seeing how the publishing world would justify two months worth of "swoon-worthy news" in just one issue. Be it the latest advice for handling a zit crisis, my numerology summer forecast, or new quiz on which boy band member was the one for me.  How time flies...there's something about summer and nostalgia. Perhaps because adulting doesn't...

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Rainbows Ahead!

Rainbows Ahead!

With Memorial day around the corner we're getting ourselves pumped for sun, sea,  and most of all... summer + parties. In between sand castle construction and summer reads, we can't wait to keep our party favor bars going. We enjoyed setting up earlier this month for a Lego-themed birthday party (pics up on the party favor bar page.) We're prepping for a Caribbean-inspired birthday later this summer! From graduations to birthdays to milestone life changes, we want to celebrate with you. Please reach out if you have an event that could use some rad stationery favors! And while, right now,...

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All for One, One for All

If there's one thing we've enjoyed about getting to do markets + events in our community, it's the 1:1 interaction with everyone. This means other vendors, event planners, volunteers, community members, and loyal supporters! It's been great hearing so many people's stories and plans for our pens, but we're most excited to use those purchases and be able to give back to our world community. We're looking for a cause this year to give back + donate some writing supplies, but while we're doing that, we've learned about some fabulous organizations + causes from the people we've met at events. ...

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Beauty + Brains

Ever wonder from your screen of choice how well our current pens actually write? We thought we heard you ask if these novelty pens are just for looks. Well, you're in luck because we're using this post to share actual reviews we've received in person and online. While we trial each product ourselves for weeks or even months before deciding to bring them to you, we think it's safe to say that while nothing is perfect, these pens are beautiful + smart, too! Just like you, really. Don't take our word for it (a la Reading Rainbow!) take theirs:  Brilliant Gem Pens: 5...

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