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Laura's New Year Goal Ideas, Part Two: Try New Things!

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Laura's New Year Goal Ideas, Part Two: Try New Things!

In my last article, I shared my ideas for incorporating fountain pens more fully into my life in the coming year. This week, I'm still thinking about New Year goals, but I want to focus on my aspiration to try new things. Whether you are new to fountain pens or have used them since you first began to write, there are always fresh aspects to explore, and that's part of what makes this such an exciting and rewarding hobby.  It's easy to get stuck in a rut and always return to your favorites, but being open to new ideas and new experiences allows you to...

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Laura's New Year Goal Ideas, Part One: Use my Fountain Pens and Inks More!

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Laura's New Year Goal Ideas, Part One:  Use my Fountain Pens and Inks More!

Happy New Year, blog readers!  I don't know about you, but I'm glad December is over and it's time to think about the year ahead. The holiday season can be rough, but it feels good to start fresh and focus on new things to look forward to. I asked my team mates the question, "What is your Pen Boutique New Year resolution?" and we made a cute series of videos for Instagram based on this theme, but I really want to delve more deeply into some creative goals that I think will help me enjoy and appreciate my pen hobby more.  Yes,...

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Holiday Time at Pen Boutique!

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Holiday Time at Pen Boutique!

This week's blog is going to be a little different because our holiday season is so intense at Pen Boutique that I don't have time for my usual at-home photo shoots and long, in-depth writing sessions. It will be "all hands on deck" during December and I won't be able to work from home one day a week like I usually do. But, I didn't want to leave you hanging until January, so I texted Leena and asked if I could write a quick article this Monday with holiday gift recommendations.  She loved the idea, and replied "Haha, we are thinking the same thing! You...

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...Laura's Favorite Pens this Year! (Part Three)

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...Laura's Favorite Pens this Year! (Part Three)

At last, I am back to conclude my "Laura's Favorite Pens this Year!" series! First of all, I want to apologize for Part Three being late. I know some of you have been waiting. I was supposed to write it last Thursday, but a few of our staff members were sick, so I had to fill in. You never know what will happen week to week at a small business like Pen Boutique, so we've learned to be flexible and go with the flow when unexpected circumstances arise. Actually, my entire theme for this week's episode is "Go with the flow," as I will...

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...Laura's Favorite Pens this Year! (Part Two)

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...Laura's Favorite Pens this Year! (Part Two)

Last week, I shared my story about store owner Leena giving me an exciting and challenging new blog article assignment to write about my top 10 pens of 2022. Just to recap, I decided that I would focus on my personal favorites from the past twelve months working at Pen Boutique, and that I would select pens I actually own, and also pens I admire and would like to own. I talked about three pens in the first episode, and this week I will share four more, starting with two pens whose charms made me break down and buy them! ...

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