Joy....Kate Spade...and Thank you!!

You know, shopping can't solve the world's problems (or even my bigger ones) but it sure can bring joy into a sometimes dreary world. The only thing better than shopping is having great friends and family who love it as much as you do. With that in mind, I bring you the tale of the Kate Spade Doodle Pen...

It all began on Dec. 11, 2009, with this innocent little post by KJ. My introduction to the adorable and wonderful Kate Spade Doodle Pen. KJ's fantastic post just made me know I had to have this item. But I quickly learned it was gone...totally sold out, everywhere. I took the disappointment well and moved on...but this pen was always in my heart. Every once in a while I would do a search for it...hoping it might pop up on ebay...or something. Never any luck. Then this morning, while doing my usual morning perusal of some favorite blogs, I stumbled across this post. A great blog post by The Life Styled on that infamous pen necklace. But wait! This post was from just a few weeks ago...not last year like all the others I've seen. Moving quickly, I called the only Kate Spade boutique that I have 'access' to...Pittsburgh, PA...where my sister lives. A darling and friendly salesman on the other end of the line informed me that 'yes'!! he did in fact have the pen. Again, moving quickly I contacted my wonderful sister...who literally jumped in her car that moment and drove to the boutique where I am happy to report, she purchased my beloved pen.

This tale of shopping joy ended happily all due to the well coordinated effort of so many. Thanks to KJ for that great original post, The Life Styled for tipping me off to the re-entry of this adorable item and most of all, Laura who didn't miss a beat, understood my NEED to have this item and indulged her crazy, shop-happy sister :)

XOXO to you all !


  1. That is a GREAT story! I'm so happy you came across my post and were able to get your hands on the pen necklace! Enjoy wearing it...

  2. Thanks so much for the kind comment and most importantly for the wonderful post that finally ended my almost year-long search. I'm not sure you will ever know how much I appreciated...you certainly have new found blogging friend in me!