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Thursday Favorite Things #508: Fall Treats, Fall Decor, Fall Crafts

Welcome to another Thursday Favorite Things link party. I'm really glad you're here.

TFT Link Party

Are you enjoying all of the fall inspiration online? As always, I have mixed emotions about fall because winter is right behind it. I am, though, getting into the spirit of pumpkins and fall decor. As I write this, the temperature is 61 degrees, which I much prefer to the 90s.

Here are my features from last week's party:

(Please click through to the featured bloggers to pin their creations.  My features will be pinned to my Thursday Favorite Things Pinterest board.

All of the hostesses choose their own features, so be sure to stop by their blogs too!)

Ideas for Decorating with Chalkboards from Sweet Pea

Peanut Butter Pumpkins from Cindy's Online Recipe Box

DIY Fall Gold Seashell Holder from Decor, Craft, Design

Apple Rose Tart from Simple Joys

On with the party!

Our Hostesses

Please follow our hostesses' blogs and social media. You will be so happy you did. They all choose their own features every week, so, don’t forget to leave a comment with your party link number. (Some of the features often come from the comments.)

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Thursday Favorite Things #507

I'm so glad you're here for the Thursday Favorite Things (TFT) link party today. If this is your first time to the party, welcome!  And, to the regulars, welcome back - I appreciate all of you!  

FPR Himalaya V2-Chrome Ultra Flex Fountain Pen Review

Finding a fountain pen with a flexible nib that works well can be difficult without spending a fortune, but I'm happy to say it's possible.

My quick review spoiler: For everyday writing, journaling, and snail mail, I think you will love this pen. And, if you want a pen that makes practicing modern calligraphy simple and easy, or you would just like to give your handwriting some flair or a vintage look, I think you will love it even more. Read on.

My Search for a Flex Fountain Pen

Several years ago, I was looking for an affordable fountain pen with a flexible nib, to give my regular handwriting a little more character and also so that I could practice modern calligraphy with a fountain pen, instead of a dip pen every time.  A grab and go pen for ease and portability. I tried another brand's pen that supposedly had a flex nib, but it was very stiff and barely flexed.

At that point, I had decided that the only way to get that really nice flex with a fountain pen was to buy either a very expensive fountain pen with a flex nib or a very expensive vintage nib. (I said "no" to both of those ideas. So, I still had no flexible fountain pen.)

I'm pleased to say, though, that affordable fountain pens with flexible nibs do exist, as I found out when I discovered the Himalaya V2 at Fountain Pen Revolution.   While there are flex pens out there that are lower priced than the one in this review, this one is the first one I found that actually performed well.

Today, I'm really happy to give you my honest review of the Himalaya V2-Chrome fountain pen with the Ultra Flex nib. It was provided to me by Fountain Pen Revolution (FPR), in return for my review, and I'm so excited about this pen.

Thanks, also, to Newsha from @ferociousnprettypens for recommending FPR as a good resource for affordable flex pens.

The Himalaya V2-Chrome fountain pen with the Steel EF Ultra Flex nib is exactly what I was hoping it would be. 

Flex fountain pen review

In the photo above, I wrote "Himalaya V2" with very slight pressure on the downstrokes, but as you can see in the photo above this one, you can get even more line variation with more pressure on the downstrokes. Or just write without any pressure, and the nib won't flex at all.

Thursday Favorite Things #506: Fall Decor, Delicious Food, and Magazine Crafts

Welcome to another Thursday Favorite Things link party and blog hop. I'm so glad you're here. We're here every Thursday through Saturday, so be sure to add us to your link party list. 

Three Ways to Be Better at Working From Home


More and more people are opting to work at home.  There are so many advantages to that. You can enjoy the comfort of your own home, and if it's your own business, you can adjust your workload to suit your capacity. Read on to discover some key pieces of advice that can help you be better at  working from home. 

Thursday Favorite Things Link Party #505

Happy Thursday, and welcome to the Thursday Favorite Things link party (blog hop.)  We're here every Thursday morning through Saturday.  Grab a beverage, and enjoy!

Here are my features from last week's party:

Thursday Favorite Things Link Party #504: Fall, DIY, and Crafts

Hi, and welcome to the Thursday Favorite Things (TFT) link party and blog hop!  I'm so happy you're here.

Every Thursday through Saturday, bloggers come by and share their content. If you're not a blogger, no worries. Just come by each week, and get inspired.

Thursday Favorite Things Link Party

At the blog this week, I shared a little more about the senior dog care we've been doing for our Sunny.

Senior Dog Care: Part 2

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