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Enjoy Pinterest | Pencils

“until i feared i would lose it, i never loved to [write].
one does not love breathing.” 
harper lee -- slighty edited by muah ;)



Okay, we've all heard the "addicted to Pinterest" jokes.  We've gone through the "I'm SO over Pinterest" stage.  But deep deeeep down (or maybe not so deep down for most of us) we adore this new kid in town.  He came in last year as a freshman and hit the winning three for the title.  Now he's looking better then ever as a sophomore.  We love this guy.

Here is the plan for PinThursday:

1] I created a group board called "Enjoy Project"... follow it!
2] Every Thursday I will blog about a particular topic (today, for example, is pencils.)
3] Leave a comment with your Pinterest name and I will add you as a contributor to the group board.  Also leave a link to your favorite/rad find for the theme.  (So leave a link to some awesome pencils - colored pencils, mechanical pencils, etsy pencils, skies the limit!)
4] Once you are added to the group, you can pin your find right to the page.  If you would like to contribute to the group, but do NOT want to be an official contributor, leave your Pinterest name and link and I'll post your find myself, with credit for the find to you.
5] We'll collect ideas together! Sitting all alone on your computer, scrolling through pages and pages, waiting for pins to fetch, is very isolated ;) This way we can interact together! And get to know one another.
6] Once a pin is in the group you can (obviously) re-pin to a different board if you'd like more organization for yourself.
7] Be kind, have fun and enjoy one another, please and thank yaaaa.
8] When pinning on this board, use the #enjoyproject hashtag! It will make it ever easier to find when we have more and more posts.
9] My goal is to have the board available to the current topic for one week.  So you have from Thursday-Wednesday to post pencils! Then Thursday-Wednesday to post _______. (I'm not giving away next weeks topic just yet ;) haha).
10] Enjoy yourself. And the ideas. And the other people. 

Alright! You ready? Go pin!

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Recently I've been in a "hand-writing" mood.  Typewrites and handwritten letters are "popular" again, but I find myself really enjoying writing out blog posts by hand, then typing them later.  Writing out brainstorms, then typing them later.  Writing out numbers for a budget, then typing them out later.  So unproductive, but so calming and "focus-ing" for me.  


My favorite tool to write with is pencils.  Really sharp ones.  Here are a few I'm pining after:
Aren't these colorful pencils gorgeous?!
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I didn't think I would be able to love pencils more then the previous colored ones, but then I found these japanese flowered pencils. Un.BEE.LEAVE.UB.UL. They are like a Sylvia Weinstock cake: too pretty to use!
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It bums me out BIG time that these luxury white pencils aren't for sale.  I would be 100 of them.  And write a novel that would make me a millionare.  Such a shame.  Someone sell these pencils!
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But of all the goods in the land, these brilliant and creative To Kill A Mockingbird pencils are by far my favorite.  The etsy store (Bouncing Ball Creation) that makes these uses many other books, too.  From The Hunger Games to Harry Potter to Winnie the Pooh, they have it all! Including my heart!
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Comment with your Pinterest name and your pencil loves!  I want to see! 

13 comments:

  1. Great idea!! You can find me at http://pinterest.com/imagesbyjen/ And I liked these Velvet pencils! http://pinterest.com/pin/68719919084/

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  2. Great! I LOVE those velvet ones too! I've never seen them before :D Love love it. You are officially a contributor, Jen!

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  3. My pinterest name is rachel92 :D

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  4. this is a cool idea! my pinterest account is http://pinterest.com/stephaniie/ and i found these sweet sandals MADE from colored pencils. http://pinterest.com/pin/202662051951492046/

    -stephanie

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  5. Awesome! LOVE THOSE SHOES, Stephanie :D And you are added! :)

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  6. pinterest name is elliebephoto ;)

    PENCILS. http://pinterest.com/pin/51580358201704460/ :D :D

    i love the words on the pencils - to kill a mockingbird is a FAV.

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  7. Very cool! http://pinterest.com/beforeiblink/ Thanks!

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  8. I just pinterested (is that a word?) pencils the other day! I definitely went on an all out search to get my hands on one of these brass pencils. brass + pencils. does it get any better?

    http://pinterest.com/pin/110267890846229260/

    http://pinterest.com/mynameisivey/

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  9. LOOOVE the new blog look & layout & ideas :D :D i'm totally ENJOYING them everyday!!
    ps: my pinterest name is karaleeabbey

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  10. I've found that actually handwriting out blog posts is very helpful, also. Sometimes just sitting at the computer organizing my thoughts is just too overwhelming. I feel the opportunity to get distracted on the computer is higher; rather than when it's just the paper and me. While I haven't posted in a while, I do prefer writing out, scratching out, and adding in new ideas to my blog posts on paper :)

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  11. Tooooootally agree, Lacey!

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  12. FUN!!!! my pinterest name is natalie29 :)

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  13. Anonymous15.3.12

    I'd love to contribute!! Great idea... Im www.pinterest.com/skturner

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