#2 Pencils
  • #2 Pencils
  • #2 Pencils
  • #2 Pencils

#2 Pencils

$3.00

It seems like you never need a pencil. Until you do. So why not a pretty one?

Let’s get real. It’s 2017. Do you too seem to go for weeks or months without actually writing anything with a real pencil? The closest I come most days is if my kids need a little help with homework. For a lot of us, after we leave college and outgrow any inner aspiring artist we might have had, pencils kind of fall by the way side in favor of cell phones and promotional pens.

There’s no shame in that, for sure. But when my oldest child started using regular old #2 pencils for schoolwork and they started getting left around the house, I began picking them up and using them more and more often. And I began to realize that there’s something sweetly nostalgic about using real pencils – I feel less like a stiff grownup, and more like I’m working away on some important project. Except now, it’s not school – it’s life. And it’s a precious reminder to slow down as I feel the scrape of the graphite against paper, even if what I’m writing down is as mundane as the ingredients for the casserole we’re taking to potluck night on Tuesday.

So instead of continuously stealing my kids’ pencils, which somehow always seem to be decked out in Halloween designs or crime-fighting cartoon characters, I decided to design my own grown-up version that makes me feel miles more a “strong, capable, polished woman” than “overworked mommy with a penchant for mask-wearing turtles.” After all, if we can’t even take a moment for ourselves in the pencil department, we’ve got much bigger problems. 

  • 7-1/2" long x 1/4" wide
  • Set of two pencils (because I know firsthand that the last thing you need in life is even more more unused novelty pencils laying around your house)
  • #2 unsharpened (but I’ll be throwing a mini Hettie Joan pencil sharpener in with your order, so you don’t have to borrow one from the kids!)
  • Pink eraser and brass ferrule

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