Archer and Olive Dot Grid Notebook Review

Thank you to the lovely people at Archer & Olive for gifting me this journal to review. All opinions are my own. 

You may or may not have noticed, but I've been bullet journaling a lot more this year. I love testing out different journals to see what's going to work best as I gradually experiment with different writing utensils. For the past few months, I've been using the Archer and Olive Dot Grid Notebook and today I'm sharing all the details on my experience.


First, let's discuss the design. It's black and detailed with a silver crescent moon and four stars intricately surrounding it. The silver gilded edges are a beautiful addition to the minimal design. There's a pocket in the back to store loose paper clippings and keepsakes. I can see this being useful if you travel a lot and want to save tickets! I like the secure elastic band that will keep your clippings safely tucked inside. There's a pen holder on the side that I don't use much, but convenient for days I journal at the park. Overall, the design for me gets 10 stars! 


I primarily use my micron pen, colored pencils, and markers when creating spreads. With this in mind, thick pages are ideal so the markers don't bleed through. I was relieved when I turned the page and saw no ghosting! I've noticed with past journals the binding starts to lose its grip after repeated use. So far, the binding for the Archer and Olive notebook has remained sturdy and intact. Dot grid journals are also my personal fave to keep my lines clean and an even width apart. 


This journal costs $35.00 which is definitely on the pricier side (at least for me), but considering the quality, I get it. You have the freedom to experiment with different writing utensils without the hassle of ghosting or bleeding. 


I definitely recommend this Archer and Olive Dot Grid Notebook if you journal frequently. I love saving a buck or two, but you can't beat the quality and sleek design. Sooner than later I hope to use watercolors as part of my design process and I'm confident it will hold up well. If you're not an avid journal user and stick to a minimal design when creating spreads, this may not be necessary for you. 

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