This blog started out being about makeup, since I came to Sugar through BellaSugar and developed my incurable product addiction in the ever-supportive Beauty Product Junkies community, but over time I've started adding other things - inflicting upon unfortunate readers (just kidding, I love you really!) my dubious tastes in music and men, and even branching out to fashion with my ballgown dilemmas. And now, I'll be adding one of my lifelong obsessions: stationery. I mean, even before I was into makeup (or possibly concurrent with my discovery of Petite Miss, at least), I loved pens, and notebooks, and crayons, and I used to pretend to write in cursive by making swirls all across any piece of paper I could find. I used to beg my father to take me to Office Depot after softball games and swim meets, and I would gorge myself on college-ruled notebooks (so sophisticated! when you're eight...) and purple pens and mechanical pencils. I occasionally used these to attempt to write stories, but as there is nary a creative bone in my body, I had to find another purpose for them... so I practiced my handwriting, and even indulged in some innovation. It's made me rather vain about my script, if I'm completely honest. Total strangers in the library have approached to comment on the neatness of my notes, and one of the best (and weirdest?) compliments I've ever received was a friend's declaration that he would pay me to write love letters, just for the handwriting.
(I'm still not quite sure what to make of that, now that I think about it.)
I'm coming out of the (supply) closet as a stationery addict: I love pens and notebooks way, way, way too much for my own good. And I know I'm not the only one, so please feel free to share the love.
In conclusion: here, have a picture of some of my writing instruments.
Thanks for reading!