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  • BJ Nemeth
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    Originally posted by lacyfinn View Post
    My daughter loves to draw and write poetry. She's 10 and this past Christmas, we decided to forgo the typical Barbie complete with house, car and 7 fab outfits, for a Field Journal notebook in her favorite color- Red. at $75, I think we got the better end of the deal. (and also some super groovy color pencils) She has LOVED it! She drags it everywhere she goes, she's stuffed all the outside pockets with extra notes, and wildflower books. She calls it her purse with a purpose.
    This post has inspired me to buy one for my 10-year-old niece. She wants to be a writer like her Uncle. :)

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  • Janine
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    Originally posted by Darcy View Post
    You don't have one yet? That's unbelievable! Send an email to me or Katy and we'll make sure an FOT gets sent out to you this week.
    Thank you, thank you! :-)

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  • Darcy
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    Originally posted by Janine View Post
    Now I'm *really* looking foward to earning my own FoT pouch, you guys are so nice. I'll bet Aiden will be thrilled to get a surprise in the mail from the folks who made her PwaP! :-)
    You don't have one yet? That's unbelievable! Send an email to me or Katy and we'll make sure an FOT gets sent out to you this week.

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  • Janine
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    Originally posted by Darcy View Post
    I love these photos! We just posted them on the blog. lacyfinn: could you email your address to [email protected]? We'll put a FOT pouch in the mail today.
    Now I'm *really* looking foward to earning my own FoT pouch, you guys are so nice. I'll bet Aiden will be thrilled to get a surprise in the mail from the folks who made her PwaP! :-)

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  • Shiva
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    Hi Lacyfinn,

    It was lovely to see the Field Journal being used by a 10 year old. Like Lani--I go back decades! It was lovely to see her use this--cos despite IPads, and Iphones, and Macbooks--all of which I am addicted to, there is still something to be said for the tactility of a book, a pen, and a pencil. As a child, and still very much as an adult, I always carry note books with me--in which I constantly write--about this or that or nothing at all. I think Lani is right: you have opened up a whole new world for her --which should outlast all books and bags!

    As for those Eagle Creek bags: yup: i had a couple of those myself! I used to swear by EC and Patagonia, early LLBean and Lands End (canvas) luggage for decades. But they have all gone wierd now--too much bells and whistles; not sturdy enough; and just not functional enough. Viva TB--!

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  • ncb4
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    That first picture of your daughter writing with such a look of purpose on her face: I can just see that one day in the biography someone will write one day about the famous writer, Lacyfinn Jr.

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  • Lani
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    Lacyfinn, it sounds like you have a great daughter that loves life!

    ...and I bet you she thinks she has a pretty awesome mom, too. ;-)

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  • lacyfinn
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    Awesome Lani, thanks for the links. I bet Tom could make the first one, easy! I told Darcy that the photo was taken just before she jumped into the creek and was soaked to the bone!

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  • Janine
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    Originally posted by Lani View Post
    OK I'm getting all verklempt here.
    You had me at "fierce" but "verklempt" pushed me over the top.

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  • Lani
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    Originally posted by lacyfinn View Post
    I almost forgot, she would like to suggest that "surely Tom can figure out how to make one with a water bottle holder."
    In the meantime, you might want to consider something like this waterbottle holder that you can clip onto the handle.

    There's also this type if you're using narrow-neck bottles.

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  • Lani
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    Originally posted by backpack View Post
    On the Blog, I read that one Tom Bihn Inc customer met somebody who bought a bag from Tom Bihn back when he was in Santa Cruz, I think he said that the bag was 15 years old.
    See, I bet a lot of manufacturers would look at this statement and shudder. A lot of products are designed only to last a certain while, in order for the customers to need to go back and buy new ones. But not Tom Bihn. He's figured out the secret: Build bags that last, and your customers will return time and again to buy ADDITIONAL bags to grow their collection! :D

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  • Lani
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    Originally posted by lacyfinn View Post
    She calls it her purse with a purpose.
    "Purse with a purpose." That is so fierce!!!!!

    I know this is going to sound silly, but this may have been life-changing for your daughter. Instead of just playing with a new doll, she now has something that lets her learn how to organize. And be creative. And want to learn about flowers and botany and nature! And maybe that means she'll go on more walks or more hikes, and she'll appreciate nature more! She'll be healthier! She might really enjoy the scientific process of documenting things she sees, and/or she might feel more artistic and come to really love drawing nature.

    How wonderful is that?!?!?!?

    By giving her the Field Journal notebook, you've opened her world!!!!

    OK I'm getting all verklempt here.
    Last edited by Lani; 07-22-2011, 06:18 PM.

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  • Darcy
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    I love these photos! We just posted them on the blog. lacyfinn: could you email your address to [email protected]? We'll put a FOT pouch in the mail today.

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  • lacyfinn
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    I almost forgot, she would like to suggest that "surely Tom can figure out how to make one with a water bottle holder."

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  • lacyfinn
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    Finally Pictures!!

    Here are the pics of Aidan's Field Journal, and her putting it to use while hiking in the San Juans.
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