I'm obsessed with paper. Scrapbooking, note pads, construction, kraft, card stock, ect. But my absolute favorite, Journals. I have so many. Like ridiculous amounts. Some of them are so gorgeous that I can't being myself to write in them. They are from all over the world. I have a handmade one from Turkey with my initials. I have a cute purple one from Japan. I have a few that I picked up in Korea. I love them. I've been keeping them since I was just old enough to write, while I was old enough to get in trouble for what I was writing about boys, and during my teaching experiences and travels.
In short, they ma-ma-ma make me happy. *cues Simple Jack*. I can easily spend 100 dollars on a handmade leather bound journal. Shame right? Well shut up! I was in the market for a new leather baby to love and take around with me and this is the one I chose. ========> Isn't is gorgeous. It's Italian leather and about 200 pages of awesomeness. I have a similar one that I bought when I first began teaching in Arizona and I almost just bought another one exactly like it, but that would be lame.
Initially, I wanted this one.
Hand crafted to a T. Notice the way she sewed the pages in using a heart design. Oh how crafty. 440 pages of light yellow kraft paper. I loved it, but 70 dollars was a bit too much for my blood right now. Well, a bit to much for TheHubby's blood... he was like "Ummm baby, I know you like it, but we have this vacation thing going on...remember". Lol. The voice of reason prevails.
I LIKE GOOD PENS AND I CAN NOT LIE!!!
Yes. It's true. I can not allow myself to get a new journal without getting a glorious new pen to accompany it. I already bought a copic, but I was searching around and I found a blog completely dedicated to the love of pens. Talk about pay dirt. That's why I love the freaking internet! All kinds of ways to connect with people who are just as geeky as me. One year for Christmas my dad bought me pens... Only pens... Big, expensive pens. I could cry remembering it. My parents really cultivated my inner geek.
Looking through my new favorite site led me to find The Sakura Micron Pens. Of course I ordered them because I'm weak and I can't resist. And they look so pretty!!! I ordered the 8 pack of assorted colors. These will come in handy while documenting our upcoming trip. Here's a hint: It's hot! Lol!!!
Do you have any weird obsessions???