Wednesday, February 22, 2012

hoarding cheap pens

I used to buy expensive (meaning about a buck a piece) pens. I'd buy one pen and use it until the ink was gone and my big goal was to someday splurge on a box of a dozen of them, but somehow I never got around to it.

Now that I could buy a box of expensive pens if I wanted to, I've got kids. Every pen I own has been taken apart or hidden in the couch cushions and many days I'm lucky if I can find a broken yellow crayon to jot something down with.

I started buying pens by the dozen years ago, but they're the cheapest ones I can find. Those cheap pens leak. Sometimes they don't work at all. If they do work, they get taken apart.

About a month ago, I found the perfect pens. They're not the cheapest ones out there, but at $1.99 for a pack of ten, they're close. They come in a pack of ten different colors, so they're good for little boys who want to draw pictures. They don't require sharpening like colored pencils and they don't snap like crayons. They write without glopping and no one has figured out how to take them apart yet.

And they're good for sketching out pictures of quilt blocks with! This post is linked to Works for me Wednesday at We are THAT family and Waste not Wednesday at Jo's Country Junction.


Needled Mom said...

Great idea!!!

kwiltnkats said...

Wonder how they can make them so inexpensively... Sounds like they'll work for everyone. Sandi

Jennie P. said...

Ooh wow, thanks for the recommendation! I collect writing and drawing instruments. These look like they'd be great to have around.

Teresa said...

I'm a fan of cheap pens too, for the same reason. I keep feeling that there is some corner of my house where all the pens go to die. These colours though are so yummy, I may have to get some!

Lucy | Charm About You said...

Now just to work out how to get them to put the lids back on ;)

Michelle said...

One thing I really love about these is that they're regular ball point pens, so they won't dry out when the lids are left off like the gel pens do. And the ink lasts MUCH longer!


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