One of the crafty, inky things that helps my life is One Little Word. Spearheaded by Ali Edwards, OLW challenges you to live an intentional life, with a specific word that you focus on. This year, my word is:

One Little Word 2016

Now, I don’t mean fierce in the way of a creature, rather a fierceness of heartfelt and powerful intensity. My fierceness is also a reminder to me to stay true to myself and fiercely be me…that I could be courageous and me all together,

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I got my first order from JetPens.com and, wow, it is not disappointing.

I picked up a Clairefontaine notebook, it is softcover to my preferred hardcover moleskin with, but I am looking forward to trying it, if only for the paper I have heard amazing things about.

I got some jelly roll pens, not sure if for crafty endeavors or just for some fun, time will tell.

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Pilot_2015_AlwaysReidingI MAY have treated myself to an early Christmas present–can’t have those callouses from my Lamy Safari any longer.

And what they say IS true–the second is just as cheap as the first. And better in the long run.

Maybe they say that about cats or maybe they say that about kids, but I’m saying it about a fountain pen. And this Pilot Metropolitan is LOVELY. The whole line is nice,

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ultimate sticking guide_AlwaysReidingOne of the things I would like to learn to do, is use my Silhouette Cameo to make stickers. Because, let’s face it, I love stickers and would really, really REALLY love to be responsible for my stickers.

Enter Melissa from Silhouette School Blog–she just released her book on making stickers with the Silhouette.

I picked mine up, thanks to a post from a facebook group,

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December2015_AlwaysReiding Can you tell where I went today?

Yes, that’s right–DISNEYLAND.

I so needed this. And, this year, despite the crowds, I took a look at the Christmas Parade (my favorite parade of the year–the ONLY one I am known to wait for on my own).

And, I’m taking a look at some of the pictures I took today. Editing on the day of an event can be awesome–especially if you are prepared.

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