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Giveaway Winner: Write Your Own Adventure Planner 2017

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Congratulations to the winner in the Write Your Own Adventure Giveaway. Our random number generator picked: Jenn Dee!

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Good luck on all your adventures, Jenn, great and small. A wedding in Korea sounds like it will be a blast. And Korean stationery stores will be on your itinerary too, right?

I hope everyone gets a chance to adventure a little bit in 2017, whether its a walk through the pages of a favorite book, a walk around the block or a walk around the world.

Giveaway: Write Your Own Adventure Planner 2017

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Several months ago I decided to back the Kickstarter campaign for the Emma Kate Co. Write Your Own Adventure Planner for 2017 but couldn’t decide if I wanted the grey or pink version so like the planner junkie than I am, I ordered both of them. And customs and international post being what they are, the planners arrived today. So, 2017 starts today for me. And for you. The fact that both the grey and the peachy pink planners are both beautiful I had to resort to crowdsourcing to make a decision which planner to keep. So, I decide to keep the peachy pink.

Bob made the reasonable call that the grey planner was much more neutral and respectable for either a lady or a gentleman to carry (Is he thinking he’s going to enter the giveaway? Am I going to have to add a stipulation to the fine print about family members not being eligible?).

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Inside the fabric hard cover covers is creamy stock and really nice page layouts where Saturday and Sunday are given the most space on both the monthly and the weekly spreads.

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On each page, there is a quote or an inspirational phrase.

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At the bottom of the weekly pages is space for three items. You could use these for your three most important to-do’s; breakfast, lunch and dinner plans; or morning, afternoon and evening events.

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Inbetween each month are two pages of dot grid paper as well as more sheets at the end of the book for additional notes.

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At the back of the book is a gusseted pocket for ephemera.

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The panner includes two matching grosgrain bookmarks. And finally, the book pages are about a half an inch shorter than the binding to accommodate the adhesive tabs included to mark the month. I love that the tabs fit at the bottom of the pages instead of the top or the sides.

I have not had a chance to do any pen tests yet but the paper feels substantial, creamy and a little toothy. So, the giveaway winner will get to test the paper and let us all know how well it performs too.

TO ENTER: Tell me what your adventure plans are for 2017 are in comments. One entry per person.


FINE PRINT: All entries must be submitted by 10pm CST on Friday, January 6, 2017. All entries must be submitted at wellappointeddesk.com, not Twitter, Tumblr or Facebook, okay? Winner will be announced on Wednesday. Winner will be selected by random number generator from entries that played by the rules (see above). Please include your email address in the comment form so that I can contact you if you win. I will not save email addresses or sell them to anyone — pinky swear. If winner does not respond within 10 days, I will draw a new giveaway winner. Shipping via USPS first class is covered. Additional shipping options or insurance will have to be paid by the winner. We are generous but we’re not made of money. US residents only, please.

Giveaway Winner: Montegrappa Fortuna Rainbow Fountain Pen

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Thanks and Pace to all the wonderful folks who sent love and peaceful thoughts out into the world this week. I’d like to announce the winner of the Montegrappa Fortuna Rainbow Fountain Pen giveaway.

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Congrats, Sue! I’ll be contacting you via email to arrange delivery and a very bright 2017 for you. May it pave the way to a joyous and peaceful year for you.

A special thanks to Kenro for arranging this amazing giveaway and a happy new year to all my readers, friends, sponsors and supporters this year. I couldn’t have done it without you.

Giveaway: Montegrappa Fortuna Rainbow Fountain Pen

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As only the Italians could say it, PACE! When we were traveling in Italy several years ago, there were flags flying from every window with a bright rainbow with bold letters saying “PACE” which means PEACE. And today, of all days that is what I wish for you. The kind folks at Kenro are helping me make that wish extra special today by giving me a Montegrappa Fortuna Rainbow to give away to one lucky reader — the perfect holiday gift to usher in a new year full of happiness and peace. The pen is named after the Goddess Fortuna, the goddess of Luck and Good Fortune, most prophetic.

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The Montegrappa Fortuna is stunning and I’m so honored to have gotten to see it in person before sending it along. The resin is so striking. The pen is weighty without feeling heavy (with converter unfilled and capped, it weighs 22gms which is the same weight as a Lamy AL-Star). It measures 5.375″ capped, 5″ uncapped and over 6.25″ uncapped (it exceeded the length of my pocket ruler so I’m guessing a bit here) but it does post! And there is no seam between the colors, they flow effortlessly from one to the other. When replacing the cap, the rainbow stripes line up without any effort too. Maybe I just get lucky but they seem to line up every time I put the cap back on. It’s really kind of riveting to look at. The nib is a medium and the engraving on the nib is unique to Montegrappa. Lovely.

The pen ships in its original packaging and box and is unused. I did not ink it up and comes with a cartridge converter and a couple cartridges and scarf of some sort that I did not remove from its package.

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With love from Kenro and The Well-Appointed Desk!

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TO ENTER: To enter the giveaway, all I ask is that you send a message of peace to someone in the comments.

FINE PRINT: All entries must be submitted by 10pm CST on Thursday, December 29, 2016. All entries must be submitted at wellappointeddesk.com, not Twitter, Tumblr or Facebook, okay? Winner will be announced on Friday. Winner will be selected by random number generator from entries that played by the rules (see above). Please include your email address in the comment form so that I can contact you if you win. I will not save email addresses or sell them to anyone — pinky swear. If winner does not respond within 30 days, I will draw a new giveaway winner. Shipping via USPS Priority Mail is covered. Additional shipping options or insurance will have to be paid by the winner. We are generous but we’re not made of money. US Residents ONLY, sorry.

Fountain Pen Day Giveaway Winners!

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Holy Cow! We had so many entries into the Fountain Pen Day giveaway it was mind boggling! I am so excited to be able to give away so many great prizes and so much interest and enthusiasm around Fountain Pen Day.  So much so that I drew an extra name and put together a bonus package of goodies including a JetPens mini fountain pen, a notebook and a few other goodies to help spread more Fountain Pen Day love so there are even more giveaway winners!

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Each winner was notified by email so congrats to everyone and have a great and fountain pen-tastic Fountain Pen Day!

Fountain Pen Day Giveaway!

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In honor of Fountain Pen Day, I’ve been collecting goodies all year to give away. So here goes:

  1. Kaweco Sport ICE Black with a Fine Nib from direct from Kaweco (new in box).
  2. Delta Virtuosa with Medium Nib (recently tested and reviewed here on the blog. This is the pen I tested here. It will be cleaned, returned to the box and shipped with all its original packaging in good-as-new condition and will include some ink samples form my collection).
  3. $25 E-Gift Certificate for JetPens.
  4. Nock Co Fishing Vest enamel pin and sticker.
  5. Well-Appointed Desk rubber stamp assortment and “Sh*t to Do” notepad.
  6. Fountain Pen Day Swag Package including stickers, buttons, bookmarks and more collected from pen shows throughout the year (rare and limited edition goodies included).

TO ENTER: Please leave a comment and tell me what you are planning to do to celebrate Fountain Pen Day (FYI: It’s this Friday!)

FINE PRINT: All entries must be submitted by 10pm CST on Thursday, November 3, 2016. All entries must be submitted at wellappointeddesk.com, not Twitter, Tumblr or Facebook, okay? Winner will be announced on Friday (FPD!!!). Winners will be selected by random number generator from entries that played by the rules (see above). I’ll pick the numbers in order, first number will get the Kaweco, second the Delta and so on…

Please include your REAL email address in the comment form so that I can contact you if you win. I will not save email addresses or sell them to anyone — pinky swear. If winner does not respond within 14 days, I will draw a new giveaway winner. Shipping via USPS first class is covered. Additional shipping options or insurance will have to be paid by the winner. We are generous but we’re not made of money. US and APO addresses only please this time since I’m shipping merchandise. Next time, I promise to open it up to all my international readers.

BIG THANKS: to Kaweco, JetPens, Nock Co, Fountain Pen Day, Pen Chalet and all my awesome sponsors who have provided samples, products and support all year. Send them some love!

Winners: Denik Notebook Giveaway

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Holy Cow (to quote my favorite Cubs announcer)! We have a lot of winners to announce in the Denik notebook giveaway. So here’s the list of lucky winners:

  • Marie E.
  • Brian N.
  • Brenda
  • Rose
  • Alan T.
  • Dave M.
  • KF
  • Nick VZ
  • Heidi
  • Vivian

You have each been contacted by email to get your mailing address. If I don’t hear from you within a week, I’ll have to draw new names. Okay? Time (and notebooks) don’t wait for slow pokes! Check your junk mail filters! Congrats to the winners and big thanks to Denik for their generosity!