Wednesday, August 25, 2010

favorite things: moleskine notebooks + sharpie pens.

From a very young age I have had a love for stationery, paper goods, and writing utensils. As much as I love my Google Calendar, Gmail, and the many technologies we have today...there's nothing like writing something down with a good ole pen and paper.

When I was in high school, I would sometimes take notes in class and then copy them over by hand in a nice notebook when I got home. Yes, maybe I was a little OCD...or, perhaps it was just a unique method of retaining information. We may never know. 

Over the years I have tried many different journals, notebooks, and a variety of pens. And after some time I have come to discover my absolute favorites that I now cannot live without.

And I'm now going to share them with you.

Moleskine Notebooks - Husband introduced me to these notebooks when we first got married, and I've never looked back since! I love everything about these notebooks. The paper, the simple black cover, the bookmark, the accordion folder in the back to stash receipts, post-its, and ticket stubs. My favorites are the Large Ruled Notebook and the Large Squared Notebook. I also have the 12-month Weekly Planner that I'm quite fond of as well. It doesn't matter what size or type you really can't go wrong with Moleskine. Trust me. You'll love them!

Sharpie Pens - I have been a fan of Sharpie markers for quite some time now. I'm pretty sure I own one in every color! But it wasn't until last year that I discovered the amazingness that is Sharpie Pens. They are advertised to not bleed through paper...and by george, it's true! I really love the fine point felt tip and the consistent flow of ink. Love them. 

Combined, Moleskine Notebooks and Sharpie Pens are quite the dynamic duo. 

What about you? Do you have a favorite type of notebook, stationery, or writing utensil? Or do you prefer to go digital all the way? Please do share in the comments below! I love hearing your thoughts. :)

Happy writing,


  1. O.M.G. Those are my favorite pens too!!!! Like LOVE them, favorite. All other pens pale in comparison. :)

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