We’re back with another edition of Favorite Things from the Brush Dance staff.
Today, we’re featuring Jimmy Thames, our Sales Director. In addition to road trips galore, Jimmy also offers his valuable thoughts on a multitude of topics around here. One thing he wouldn’t do, though? Choose a favorite Calendar or Planner from our 2018 line up, saying that he loves them all!
Jimmy uses Field Notes for his on-the-go notes. “I like Field Notes because they are sturdy, thin, and pocket-sized. They also make me feel vaguely engineerish – I’m thinking architectural! The new Campfire Series have color covers and shows your inner rugged outdoorsperson!”
One of our big promises to you is that we will only carry products that we ourselves use, and it’s true! From funky fab fun BlueQ Socks to hilarious Emily McDowell Mugs, everyone who works here uses and loves everything we sell at Brush Dance.
Why do we love these Notebooks and Journals? Let us count the reasons (in no particular order) . . .
Paper Quality – thick, beautiful paper with just the right amount of toothiness (this means that that paper isn’t super-slick and smooth – and this means that it’s suitable for a wide variety of writing instruments from ballpoint pens and gel pens to fineliners and fountain pens).
Options – holy smokes, the options have options!
Colors – brights (like red and orange), muted (nordic blue and emerald), and traditional black.
Sizes and Cover Choices – The handy A4 with a hardcover is my favorite. Others here prefer the bendy B5 with a softcover.
Lined? Dot Grid? We got them both.
Numbered Pages and Index – both of these things make it easy to find important notes later – love, love, love.
Special Editions – Leuchtturm regularly develops super-popular special editions, including the Some Lines A Day five-year Journal shown below.
For a very limited time, all Leuchtturm Journals and Notebooks are on sale. This is the perfect opportunity for you to give them a try. Or, if you’re like me, this is a great time to stock up on your favorite styles.
A really quick post today to let you know that Brush Dance Monthly Planners are on sale right now. Already a great deal at our regular price of $9.99, you can save 20% on these beauties through Wednesday.
And, hey! Free Shipping! Fill up your cart with as many of these (or anything else from our online shop), and enjoy shipping on us – again, through Wednesday.
Amazing Planning Power – our Monthly Planners pack a lot of power. They cover September 2017 – January 2020. 32 pages of pure planning power. Each page spread features one month, daily spaces are generous, and there’s a bit of room for notes. Sweet mini grids for the next and previous months are also included.
Easy to Carry! They measure 5″ x 7″, feature just 32 pages. Perfectly-sized for any bag.
The covers are made from smooth, matte-finish, thick paper. While not waterproof, you can definitely get a few drops of water (ok, coffee) on these and not worry about it – just wipe it off and keep going.
Price! At just under $10, Brush Dance Monthly Planners are perfectly priced. Talk about value for your money – for $10, you can be organized through 2019.
Here’s a closer look at the planner (no audio = safe at work!). If you can’t see the video below, click here.
Life is Beautiful is the one I have in my bag right now, but if that’s not your cup of tea (pun intended!), we have five other covers – definitely something for everyone.
Finally, I can’t let today pass without acknowledging the importance of this day in American history. I am grateful for the first responders of NY and beyond, sad for all of the senseless loss, and hopeful for the future.
Happy Labor Day to those of you in the US. I hope you’re off doing something really special to celebrate this unofficial end of summer.
While Brush Dance offices are closed today, our website is open 24/7, and I wanted to let you know that today is the last day for Free Shipping! No coupon codes needed, no minimum order required. Put as much in your cart as you want and enjoy Free Shipping on us!
Our Mindful Eating calendar for 2018 is one of my favorite new titles.
With thoughtful and inspiring quotes combined with beautiful food photography, this 12″ x 12″ Wall Calendar is perfect for any kitchen.
In a very non-pushy way, this calendar reminds us that it’s important for us to pay attention to how we are feeding our bodies. A very wise woman once told me that we have to pay attention to how we are eating in order to make changes. Being more mindful about food has definitely helped me make better choices for myself (most days, anyway.)
We’ve made a video that shows each of the inside pages just a bit bigger. If you can’t see the video below, click here.
Today, I’m excited to show you some more of our Weekly Planner options.
What I like about the Weekly Planner:
Convenient Take-Along Size – 5″ x 7″- will fit into nearly any bag easily
Monthly Planning Pages at the start of the book
One week per page spread – with lots of room for notes
Elastic Band to help me keep my life together, and a beautiful satin finish on the cover that resists staining and water damage
I know it seeeeeems like 2018 is still so far away. And yet, I’m already noticing some changes to the season here in California. I’m going to start filling in my Planner for next year very soon so that I don’t have to think about it during the oh-so-busy end of year.
These Planners are printed on high-quality paper – no tissue-thin sheets that tear easily.
We’ve created a video showing the inside pages of our 2018 Weekly Planner. You can click right here to see. No worries about doing this at work – our videos have no sound.