I’m celebrating my 33rd birthday this month and also mourning the loss of our baby (my due date was 8/9/2015 and I miscarried at 21 weeks back in March…) and my husband thought it would be a good idea for me to pack up the kids and head up to my dad’s house for a week to get away. My dad’s house is quite possibly my favorite place on earth because it’s filled with books, pens, music and high speed internet. An added bonus is that it’s only 30 minutes from downtown Austin via toll.
We hit up a shop called “The Paper Place” located on South Lamar. My dad didn’t want to go at first because he said it didn’t have a lot of selection, but if you’re looking for paper it was the place to go. The night before we went I looked up their store on the interwebs and it seemed to sell A LOT more than “just paper”. So, we went. And we were both glad we did!
My dad picked up a few Shinola journals (he usually has to buy them online direct from Shinola). I scored some pens I’ve been wanting to try along with some seriously legit paper. And my dad bought me a another Pilot Japan fountain pen.
And the best thing I bought, which ate up most of my budget, a paper I’ve been wanting to try: