SohoSpark Journal Review

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In the world of fountain pens, I feel like there are things that you have always used, things that you know you’ll never use, and things that you’ve never used but are curious about. Something that sits squarely in that last category for me is a journal cover. For some reason I’ve never picked up a cover for any of …

Fountain Pen Giveaways, Deals, Reads and Love – Week of August 19, 2019

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Here’s a quick roundup of new giveaways, deals, reads, images and a bit of what I’m loving for the week of August 19, 2019. Giveaways: – Hardy Penwrights is giving away a custom pen on Instagram. – Gourmet Pens and Pen Sachi are giving away a Sailor Shikiori Camellia Snow on Instagram Deals All pricing was accurate at the time …

Fountain Pen Giveaways, Deals, Reads and Love – Week of August 5, 2019

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Here’s a quick roundup of new giveaways, deals, reads, images and a bit of what I’m loving for the week of August 5, 2019. Giveaways: – Monteverde is giving away a set of their new Sweet Life inks on Instagram. – Do you bullet journal? The Bullet Journal Method is giving away some special notebooks to celebrate 6 years. Deals …

Wild Pages Notebook Review

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It’s not often that a new type of paper hits the fountain pen scene, but when it does, people take notice. As far as I know, Wild Pages burst onto the radars of fountain pen users at the 2019 Chicago Pen Show. In addition to their sudden appearance, Wild Pages has been tight-lipped about the source of their paper, only …

Why Do Some Notebooks Lay Flat Better Than Others?

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If you’ve ever wondered why some notebooks open and lay flat better than others, you’re not alone. I always found it frustrating that two notebooks that had roughly the same number of pages, the same binding and the same paper weight would open and lay flat completely differently. Then, one day I had my “Eureka” moment. Of course, anyone who …