Showing posts with label writing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label writing. Show all posts

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Getting Ready for Christmas


Some of my readers may remember that almost 6 years ago my husband fell at work, causing him to be disabled. After workman's comp ran out our funds we had saved went quicker then his disability starting up and we ended up homeless. It was not what we had ever imagined happening. Our family made it through by faith alone. There just is no other way to explain getting through about a year and half of being homeless and then a few months in an apartment from hell to being homeless for a little over a month again before getting the apartment we have now. 

During that time few people would help and those that did I had no way of thanking except to say thank you over and over again. It was a hard time. Several people helped out with gifts, sent cards, reached out on Facebook, and even took the time to come and visit. So this Christmas after two very rough years we are sitting down and have money enough to send out Cards to those who took the time to help a family in need. 

These Woodland Animal Blank Christmas Cards are just what we needed to be able to write personal messages to those who took the time to care for a family who was going through a rough and unexpected time. I hope that these cards show the gratitude we have in the blessings these people gave to us, not knowing how truly they touched our lives.

This set of Woodland Animal Christmas Cards comes with 36 blank cards in 6 different designs, envelopes, and stickers for closing the envelopes. They can be found at the link below. 




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Monday, August 14, 2017

Bic Gel-ocity



I love trying new products and this new item from the Bic line is another keeper. The Gel-ocity Quick Dry gel pens are amazing. First of all they are in click form so no losing tops which is worth it's weight in gold alone. Yes I like them that much. I was sent a three pack of the pens, an activity sheet, and some coupons for free to share with friends and family. 


I wanted to get a bigger set of pens but all the stores carry are the old Bic Gel-ocity pens. They are not like the set I was sent which was a big bummer but I am hoping they get them in soon. I thought for sure these big box stores would carry this new item with back to school areas all set up, but not yet, so I am biding my time. I told my girls they can each get a set and I am getting one for myself, the rest of the coupons will be given to friends, family, and even strangers I meet in the store if they are interested in them. 


We all colored and decorated a bit on the activity sheet we were sent and this is how it turned out. The pens dry super quick no pen ink on our hands or fingers. From ages 6-45 no ink stained hands, this is awesome and a big plus for those who love to doodle, draw, decorate, journal, etc. My girls want Bic to put up more printable activity sheets, which I agree would be a great idea. 

You can find out more about Bic on:

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

36 Pack Diamante Tipped Gel Pens



Love that these gel pens have a nice case with them. I like that so that I can keep them all in order at least until my children get a hold of them.

In this set you get 36 gel pens. 12 pastel, 12 glitter, and 12 Neon. Great for adult coloring books, scrapbooking, journaling, planners, or just plain writing.

When I was a ten I loved to write in different colors. It was fun and super colorful. These are great to pull out on a rainy day in the summer or even during the winter, you know cabin fever days.

These also make a great gift. I love the way they write very smooth.

The GL-Sail(TM) 36 pack gel pens can be found on Amazon.


What GL-Sail(TM) has to say about their product.

1.NO REPEATED COLORS: 36 gel pens set Includes 12 Glitter,12 Neon and 12 Pastel, no repeated color in the case(0.8-1.0 mm Fine Tip).
2.UNIQUE DIAMOND DESIGN:The ornament with diamond tip on pen cap makes these colored pen more elegant.
3.UNIQUE PACKAGE: Transparent plastic case keeps your colored pens with its own special pen hold in organized order, which is easy to recognize the colors.
4.NON-TOXIC&ACID-FREE: More important,you can safely use these non-toxic&acid free gel ink pens for all age group, choose the best gel pens for your beloved one.
5.100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED: G-Sail guarantees Free Replacement or a Full Refund If you aren't satisfied with pens set, please contact our customer care team, and let us make it right.

Draw cute and adorable stuff to decorate your photo when you DIY your photo album;
Use wonderful colors to decorate cards for inviting friends and family to join in a birthday party, wedding ceremony and so on;
Could be used as painting pen for most popular coloring book, the Secret Garden;
Underline and mark the important sentences or words on your notebook with these super gel pens, which make your notebook clearly.
Try to make full use of your imagination, this world only unexpected, something not possible.

#gelpen36colours

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Ace Teah™ 3 in 1 Universal Stylus Pen




I have a set of stylus pens but nothing like this. Matter of fact before I did the video review the purple one was claimed by my daughter.

I like that this does more then one thing and is so unique looking. I don't think anyone can borrow my pen and forget to return it to me now.

This has a stylus on one side a turn and twist pen on the other, and a very unique curve under the stylus that doubles as a kick stand which can hold your cell phone, tablet, or MP3 player.

Ace Teah really took time with the design of their stylus pen to make it very versatile and useful.







The Ace Teah Stylus Pens can be found on Amazon.



What Ace Teah has to say about their product.

Stylus pen, 6 Pack Ace Teah™ 3 in 1 Universal Stylus Pen Black ink Ballpoint Pen for iPhone 6 S Plus, Samsung, Nexus, Touch Screens Device, iPad, Tablets (Orange/Green/Black/Blue/Red/Violet )

  • 1. Multi functional: The stylus pen one side is black ink, other side is capacitive stylus, all so can use as a Hands-free kickstand
    2. 100% Compatible with all capacities touch screen devices, such as Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod, Motorola Xoom Tablet, Galaxy, and Blackberry Playbook
    3. Special Hands-free kickstand design: The conveniently kickstand can make you enjoy yourself when you want to videos or movies without holding your device.
    4. Light Weight: The plastic material is light, and it's easy and convenient to carry and write
    Multi color combo: make your life more convenient and more choose

You can find out more about Ace Teah on:
#styluspen

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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Journaling






This is a really nice book with lined pages from Northbooks which is great for journaling, keeping recipes, appointments, daily activities, thoughts, etc.

I love that it has rounded pages and is a plain looking book will fit in nice with our other books on the bookshelf.

A great book for the writer, poem lover, dreamer, and thinker. Makes a great gift anytime of the year.

With it being 5 by 8 this fits in your purse, backpack, brief case, tote bag, etc.


This Journal can be found on Amazon.


What NorthBooks has to say about their product.

  • Elegant Minimalist Design: Featuring a linen bound hard cover, our notebooks are a refreshing, sophisticated alternative to cheap imported brands. They make the perfect casual gift.
    High-Quality, Sustainably Sourced Paper: Inside paper is thick, smooth & acid-free so it stands the test of time. Ink won’t bleed through.
    Practical & Versatile: Forget the gadgets and get back to the simple joy of writing again! Our notebooks are great for daily planning, note taking, journaling, or capturing ideas and inspiration on the go.
    Lays Perfectly Flat: Smyth sewn binding enables our hardcover notebooks to open and lay perfectly flat. Superior to a typical glued binding, and much more durable. Makes for fuss-free writing/reading.
    Proudly Made In The USA: As a small business based in New York, we take tremendous pride in designing and manufacturing our notebooks right here in America.

Rediscover the simple joy of writing by hand with Northbooks notebooks! Made proudly in America, Northbooks deliver an

  • EXCEPTIONAL WRITING EXPERIENCE that’s ideal for everything from campus note taking to travel journaling. Our notebooks feature a durable hard cover made of
    ELEGANT COATED LINEN wrapped around 192 college ruled pages. No matter what utensil you’re using, writing in them is a pure delight! We use only the
    FINEST QUALITY PAPER—so you never have to worry about ink bleeding through. This paper is also
    ACID-FREE, meaning it resists yellowing and deterioration. Northbooks are elegant in their simplicity. They’re small enough to pack into a backpack yet large enough to write it all down. Makes a
    GREAT GIFT FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY who enjoy writing! Click Add to Cart to BUY NOW!

You can find out more about Go North Books on:
 #northbooks

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

AmazaPens



Finally coloring pens for adults to use. OK kids can use them too, but I am leaning towards adults here using these for scrapbooking, drawing, using in planners, cards, letters (yes people still write letters), coloring in Adult coloring books, etc.

These are great pens. Lots of colors 24 to be exact, super fine tip for great intricate work. Bright, bold colors that will last quite a while.
I haven't worn my out yet so that is a good sign.

Mine are used for Adult Coloring Books, and my planner. I love color and these fit the bill for my needs. The best part besides the pens themselves is the nice storing container to keep them all in one place.


You can find these coloring pens on Amazon.



What AmazaPens has to say about their product.

These aren't your ordinary kids' markers: Our coloring pens feature ultra-fine tips and bold, vivid inks, making them ideal for detailed work. Perfect for crafts & unleashing your imagination!
When it comes to creating finely detailed artwork and lettering, regular kids' markers just don't cut it! AmazaPens Sketch Fineliners are a sophisticated step up, allowing you to produce crisp, colorful drawings with ease and precision.
Featuring 24 brilliant shades, our pens are ideal for work, creative expression, and simple relaxation. Use them for adult coloring books, eye-catching greeting cards, note taking, diagramming, color coding diaries & planners, and producing original works of art. Our pens even fit into a Spirograph so you can create dazzling geometric designs!
AmazaPens Sketch Fineliners contain pure, water-soluble ink that glides on smoothly-no smearing or smudging. Get crisp, clean lines every time. Plus, the ergonomic design of our pens means you can get lost in your creativity for hours without your hand aching!
Each set comes in a handy storage / carry case. Makes the perfect gift for kids & adults alike!
• 24 assorted brilliant colors 
• Pure, water-based inks
• Ultra-fine tip; ideal for detailed work
• Pens fit into a Spirograph
• Ink won't bleed, spot or smear
• Smooth, fluid ink distribution 
• Ergonomically styled body
• Snug-fitting caps
• Handy carry/storage case included
• For work & play
• For adults & children of all ages

You can find out more about AmazaPens on:
#AmazaPens

Disclosure:  MarksvilleandMe received one or more of the products mentioned above as part of a promotion with Tomoson and AmazaPens. Regardless, MarksvilleandMe only recommends products or services we use personally and believe will be good for our readers. Some of the links in the article may be “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive compensation.  If you would like MarksvilleandMe to review a product or service please contact us at marksvilleandme@gmail.com. 

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Handmade 4 x 6 inches Notebook



These little notebooks that come in more then one design by the way are just right for jotting down thoughts, sketching something, or just to keep for your to do list. I love this one because it really fits my life.

This book is handmade with blank unlined pages inside. The canvas is open to whatever you would like to share, or keep to yourself. Great for journaling a trip, adventure, writing poems, or keeping track of your bucket list.

You can find these cute little notebooks on Amazon.


What Samu Note has to say about their product.

Measuring 14.8cm/ 5.8 inches by 10.5cm/ 4.13inches, this notebook will cater for all needs.
From keeping track of one life in a journal to putting down ideas as they flow into oneĆ¢€TMs mind, it is sufficient to do it all. It is also ideal for taking notes and even drawing.
The 60 Unlined Pages that make up this journal leave enough room for creativity. For those moments when you feel like sketching down something to when you want to put it into written words, this is the right place to do so.
The paper is the Low-Eye Strain Paper. This cream-colored paper has a specially designed surface meant to reduce the reflection of light into your eyes and provide more comfort to the eyes.
The size is make it kept in pocket easily. 
The entire notebook is handmade one by one to guarantee its quality and reliability.


You can find out more about Samu Note on:
#SamutNote

Disclosure:  MarksvilleandMe received one or more of the products mentioned above as part of a promotion with Tomoson and Samu Note. Regardless, MarksvilleandMe only recommends products or services we use personally and believe will be good for our readers. Some of the links in the article may be “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive compensation.  If you would like MarksvilleandMe to review a product or service please contact us at marksvilleandme@gmail.com. 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Bright and Cheerful






Love Gel Pens and called these as my own for a while. I know sooner or later I will pass them on to the girls but for now they are mine, all mine.

Lots of colors, bright, easy to use, and look great on paper.

Think invitations, journals, date books, calendars, drawing, color coding, crafts, so fun and colorful.

Rainbow colors everywhere.





You can find these Amaza Pens on Amazon.

What Amaza Pens has to say about their product.
24 Gel Coloring Pens - perfect for you, perfect for your kids!

GREAT VARIETY! 24 colors include 12 Glitter, 6 Neon, 6 Pastel. Non toxic and Acid Free. Perfect for keeping busy with art projects or relaxing with a coloring book!
LONGER LASTING! Are you tired of your pens drying out just as you are in the middle of a project? Well, Amazapens have 40% extra ink than most other pens so they LAST LONGER and won't run out just as you're getting inspired!
COMFORT - Soft rubber grip feels great to hold and will let you draw, write, journal or just scribble for hours on end!
FANTASTIC VALUE - Glitter pens have 1mm ballpoint tips, neon & pastel have 0.8mm tips. Great for Mind Mapping, Writing, Adult coloring books, scrapbooking and all other artistic creations!
RELAX AND GET CREATIVE - Silky smooth application with easy flowing tip. Buy these for handcrafted gift cards, invitations, zentangle or simply give the kids some paper, grab yourself a coffee and kick back while they color!

You can find out more about Amaza Pens on:
#AmazaPens

Disclosure:  MarksvilleandMe received one or more of the products mentioned above as part of a promotion with Tomoson and Amaza Pens. Regardless, MarksvilleandMe only recommends products or services we use personally and believe will be good for our readers. Some of the links in the article may be “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive compensation.  If you would like MarksvilleandMe to review a product or service please contact us at marksvilleandme@gmail.com. 

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Create with Chalk Markers




I love wipe off markers when they came out but I have to tell you I love the chalk markers a lot better, they clean off much easier, come in bright colors that don't look streaky,

Easy to use, clean, no more chalk dust, or scrubbing your white board clean. Great for drawing on windows, organizing, teachers, children, crafts, etc.

So fun to use. My children like to draw on the windows with them and do scenes for different times of the year. I don't have to worry about clean up because they wipe right off which leaves my children with clean slate. Another thing we like to do is have a Happy Birthday sign on a wipe off board for parties, have all of the guests sign the board, take a picture and this is a picture that shows everyone who came to celebrate the special day with us.



You can purchase these Chalk Markers on Amazon.


What JAJ Products have to say about their product.

10 Top Quality liquid chalk marker pens with reversible tips.

  •         Can your boards be easily cleaned?
             Is it harm full to your skin?
             Is this marker easy to use?
            Does it stain your clothes? 
              Introducing your very own Sansibil brand markers to help.
  •        10 artist quality,6 mm liquid chalk markers 8 grams of quality ink
           Bright neon colors
           Wipe away easily with minimum effort.
           Non toxic water based just washes off.
           3 simple instructions to follow
           Usable on all Non Porous Surfaces
           For Adults and kids Business or pleasure
           Meet Safety Standards USA and European
           Quality Chisel/bullet tips made in China
#ChalkMarkerpens

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

XTRA-Fun with Bic




Back to school shopping is always fun. This year it is more of a challenge because we don't have much money. It is actually a little worse then that, but thankfully I blog and that has helped out with some of the things the kids need. 

I like to let them choose a few fun things to have that they don't need but are just fun. That was a bit harder this year but we were able to get a few surprises for them, including these new Big Xtra-Fun #2 pencils. 

They work like they say, they sharpen well, the leads don't break, erase easily, and are super fun for the both the children as well as myself. Yes even moms like to have cool writing instruments from time to time. Who couldn't use a little Xtra-Fun in their day? 






TAKE BIC'S PLEDGE TO SAVE HANDWRITING!

& ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO

WIN a $1,200 BIC® Prize Pack

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You can find out more about Bic on:



#GotItFree 
#BICXtraFun
 #bzzagentcampaign
 #FightForYourWrite


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Sunday, August 2, 2015

My little helper


As a blogger I like to keep a running list of things to blog about and having a great little notebook that will hold up to being moved around a lot is a must.

Great for hikers, birdwatchers, trail guides, writers, poems, thoughts, journaling, daily to do lists, and sketches.

Fits in your purse, back pocket, hand, glove compartment (think mileage). Just so many uses.



You can purchase your Go North Book on Amazon.


What Go North Books has to  say about their product.

Northbooks are great notebooks made in New York. Our original ruled soft cover notebook keeps it simple with high quality paper for a fine writing experience. Each notebook is 5x8 inches (13x20 cm) with rounded corners. This notebook is our go-to size for light work and for serious play, and it works great as a writing journal. 

Try your first Northbook, and put piece of Brooklyn in your stash today!

- Designed in NYC and made in Brooklyn, Northbooks is a distinctly American brand
- Flexible and durable soft cover of 30% post consumer kraft paper, color neutral
- 96 pages of smooth college ruled, acid-free paper, certified for ecological sourcing and manufactured in the US
- Sized small enough to pack along and large enough to write it all down, works as a travel journal and as a notepad for list making
- High quality paper that is a joy to write on, and keeps ink from bleeding across pages 

You can find out more about Go North Books on:
#gonorthbooks

Disclosure:  MarksvilleandMe received one or more of the products mentioned above as part of a promotion with Tomoson and Go North Books. Regardless, MarksvilleandMe only recommends products or services we use personally and believe will be good for our readers. Some of the links in the article may be “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive compensation.  If you would like MarksvilleandMe to review a product or service please contact us at marksvilleandme@gmail.com.