Monday, October 26, 2015

Popular Purple Pencil Sharpener {Review}

Two years ago, we welcomed the most wonderful school supply to our home -- a pencil sharpener from Classroom Friendly Supplies. It truly is the world's best pencil sharpener.

This month we're pleased to welcome its sibling -- a beautiful new Popular Purple Pencil Sharpener.

When we received our Firehouse Red pencil sharpener two years ago, I was thrilled to find a pencil sharpener that worked as well as the one my parents had when I was growing up (also known as "Old Faithful").

It sharpens pencils without any frustrations. We have nice sharp points on our pencils, without over sharpening them down to pencil nubs. The pencils sharpen nice and evenly. Nothing frustrates me more than picking up a pencil that has a tiny sliver of wood left alongside the point. The idea of scraping something other than pencil lead across my paper sends shivers up my back. Also, because the pencils are sharpened evenly, the lead is left strong enough to last at least all day long in our house.

My only frustration with that original red pencil sharpener is that we only had one. The pencil sharpener comes with a fastener so that I could attach it to our bookshelves, but it somehow kept "walking off" into one bedroom or another. For one school year, Addison had an Anatomy Coloring book that required her to color fine details with colored pencils. I think the red pencil sharpener spent most of that winter in her room.

Addison is thrilled that we now have a second pencil sharpener. She was beginning to worry about how her younger siblings were going to cope when she took the red pencil sharpener with her to college next fall. (Leaving home without that pencil sharpener isn't an option.)

Even though it isn't a Thursday, I have to share a "throw-back" picture of a much-younger Lauren using our original red pencil sharpener -- the same pencil sharpener that is still going strong two years later.

Each pencil sharpener from Classroom Friendly Supplies costs $24.99, and they offer a discount for three-packs or for full cases of 36 pencil sharpeners. The pencil sharpeners come in Midnight Black, Cool Blue, Firehouse Red, Groovy Green, Precious Pink and now Popular Purple. They offer free shipping to the USA and a 90 day money-back guarantee.

Disclaimer: I received an awesome pencil sharpener for the purposes of writing this review, and I received no other compensation. In return, I agreed to give an honest review of the product and how it worked for our homeschool family. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC regulations.

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