I discovered this gem of a pen the other day wandering through the store.  It caught my eye and I thought I would give it a run.  Turns out I’m quite found of it.  Maybe you should go get one for yourself.  I’m quite certain you will like it as well.  If you don’t like it, well, my bad.

Get it here.

Sharpie Pens- Paperclip Files

1.  Look at it.  Isn’t that one of the slickest looking pens you’ve ever laid your eyes on?  Straight up classy.

2.  Even though it is a Sharpie, it doesn’t bleed.

3.  Writes smoothly.

4.  It’s shape and size fit nicely in my hand.

5.  Unlike gel pens, the ink dries instantly.

6. I am a little strange, but I like how it makes a sound as I write.

Sharpie Pens- Paperclip Files


Sharpie Pens- Paperclip Files

I don’t know if anyone else is like me, but I usually have office mail (incoming and outgoing), notes, memos, etc scattered across my desk on a daily basis.   Below I have a little DIY tutorial for a book-office mail sorter.  This sorter will be a perfect addition to your desk or really anywhere in your office.  What I love about this sorter is that unlike other mail sorters, this one allows for smaller notes and cards.  Little things won’t get lost in the pile.  You just stick them in and they stay right where you put them.   It’s really quite fantastic.

Office Mail Sorter - Paperclip Files

 1:  Gather needed items for the project.  1 book (preferably old) and 1 glue stick

Office Mail Sorter - Paperclip Files

 2:  Start from the middle of the book and begin to fold pages in to the center and glue them. Glue one on top of each other.  Each section containing roughly 5-8 pages.  Make sure to glue each page and press along the glued edge to secure it.

Office Mail Sorter - Paperclip Files

3:  Once you have the sections glued like in the picture above you can either leave as is, or continue to use the entire book.  It’s up to your personal preference.

Office Mail Sorter - Paperclip Files

 4:  You can lay the book/sorter open on top of your desk and place letters, memos, notes, etc., or see below.

Office Mail Sorter - Paperclip Files

 5:  You can stand the book/sorter upright on your desk and display your notes and letters that way.

I dedicate this post to my mother dearest, Lisa

Dear Mother,

Please, I beg, stop using Comic Sans.   You have mentioned several times that you pick this font because you are a 1st grade teacher.  Trust me, I get it.  This font allows early readers to decode the text more easily.  It has the single story lower case “a” and a simple lower case “g”.   However, it’s Comic Sans, and you can’t use this font.  I cringe every time I spot it in your classroom.   If you don’t believe me that you need to cease this font, just check out these links:


Proof that Comic Sans ruins everything

Mother, I have found font types with the single story “a” and simple “g” that you can use the following instead:

Simple Fonts

        While we are at it readers, please stop using the following:

Stop these fonts - Paperclip Files

         Here are other simple font types I use:

Typing Fonts- Paperclip Files


Caution:  Choose font types carefully.  You have been warned.

Evernote reminders, lists, notes, and ideas are my latest organizational find.  What is so terrific about Evernote is the fact that you can sync it on all of your devices.  I personally have this app on my phone, kindle, laptop, and desktop.  Putting down your ideas, making lists, jotting down quotes, entering directions, etc., has never been so easy.  It lets allows you to separate your notes into notebooks, and has many different options to make your notes appealing, organized, and easy to find.   I am no spokesperson for this company, but I love it so much I had to share.



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Evernote features and why we love it- paperclipfiles.com