Karma Planners for 2018!

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Instant Human Karma Planner

Our brand new Karma Planners are ready for shipping!  This product has been years in the making and we are so excited to finally be able to share it with you!

  • Karma Planners have it all!
  • November 2017 – February 2019 (one week per spread)
  • B5 Size – 6.9″ x 9.8″
  • Very High Quality Paper
  • Sturdy Cover and Wire-O Binding – this thing is made to last!
  • Elastic Band
  • Check lists, room for notes, and a bit of inspiration
  • Yearly and Monthly Planning Pages (conveniently located at the beginning of the book)
  • Numbered Pages (and a nifty index to help you stay organized)
  • Lined and Dot Grid Pages at the back of the book – perfect for journaling, note taking, planning projects, or doodling

 

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When You Love Life, Life Will Love You Back

There’s so much to show you, we’ve created a video of each Karma Planner right on the product pages of our website. Or click here to see a video.  (No need to worry about volume if you’re at work – all of our product video are without sound just for you!)

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The Good Karma Planner

Our Karma Planners are not the least expensive items we sell – at $22.99 each, these books are totally worth the investment toward getting organized and staying that way.

We couldn’t be more proud of our new Karma Planners. See all of them right here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Monthly Planners Have Arrived!

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Live With Intention 2018 Monthly Planner

This is such an exciting time of year at Brush Dance.  All of our shiny new items are arriving in our warehouse. Orders are streaming in. And 2018 Calendars are shipping out to our retail partners and website customers.  Exciting times!

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Mindful Living 2018 Monthly Planner

We love our new Monthly Planners.  They begin with September 2017 and go all of the way through the end of December 2019 – more than two years of planning bliss.  Love, Love, Love!

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Life is Beautiful Monthly Planner 

These perfectly-sized (5″ x 7″) Planners feature:

  • flexible, smooth matte-finish cover
  • space for notes or lists
  • handy mini grids for previous and next months on each page
  • color interior
  • inspirational quotes

 

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Two Year Monthly Planner from Brush Dance

I plan to keep mine in my bag for jotting appointments, lists, and reminders to myself.

Priced at just $9.99, these are a great deal for anyone looking for a a small (but mighty!) Planner.  See all cover options right here.

2018 Weekly Planners Are Here!

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2018 Live With Intention Weekly Planner

Today, I’m so excited to announce that our 2018 Weekly Planners are in stock and ready to ship!

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Oh my goodness, we love them.  At 5″ x 7″, these 2018 Planners feature one week per 2-page spread. Large enough to be useful, small enough to take everywhere! We’ve included 14 months of planning pages (along with calendar grids) at the front of the book. A handy list of holidays, and pages in the back that can be used for notes or contacts.

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2018 Watercolor Triangles Weekly Planner

Available in 19 different styles, each book is customized with its own coordinating color interior.

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2018 Thich Nhat Hanh Weekly Planner

We truly have a Weekly Planner for everyone.

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Hello Beautiful!

 

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Maybe Swearing Will Help – 2018 Weekly Planner

Brush Dance Weekly Planners are perfect for keeping track of all of your appointments and task. We’ve also heard that our customers are you them for specific planning – maybe you want to keep track of your fitness or food goals?

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Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys – 2018 Weekly Planner

One of my sweet friends uses the Brush Dance Weekly Planners as a daily journal. Just enough space to write down the day’s happenings, right?

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Peace Comes From Within – 2018 Timeless Buddha Weekly Planner

I’m trying to decide between Peace Comes From Within and Maybe Swearing Will Help. I’m thinking both of those things can be true – sometimes in the same moment!

We’re adding so many new items to our website this time of year!  I hope you’ll have a look and find something you love.

Happy Birthday Renee Locks!

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2018 Live With Intention Wall Calendar by Renee Locks

 

On Wednesday, Renee Locks will celebrate her birthday, and we are celebrating right along side her.

One of my favorite Renee stories:  I’ve been with Brush Dance for something like 12 years – Renee has been here much longer than that.  When we first met all of those years ago, she greeted me with, “You don’t look like the president of a company.”  Uh..thanks?

We became fast friends, and I regularly tell people that when I grow up, I want to be just like Renee.  She is a kind environmentalist who is quick-witted and honest. She is political and doesn’t mind sharing her opinions with those around her. Renee raised her family largely on her own in the San Francisco Bay Area where she still lives. She is a yoga devotee, a teacher, an optimist, and – of course – an artist.

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2018 Live With Intention Mini Wall Calendar by Renee Locks

 

Happy Birthday Renee!

 

 

 

Memorial Day

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Inspired Living – 2018 Wall Calendar

Today is Memorial Day in the US. We are grateful to all of the men and women who have given their lives for our beautiful country.

Brush Dance offices are closed today, though our website is always open.

This is also a good time to let you know that our 2018 Calendars and Planners are expected into the warehouse any day now.

Finally, we are active on Instagram and will be posting there over the long weekend. I hope you’ll follow us there for more daily inspiration.

Congratulations Graduates!

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Pilot Metropolitan Rollerball

Congratulations, Graduates! What a huge accomplishment.

Pens are traditional gifts for graduates and we can see why. Walking into your fancy new job with a chewed up pen you got for free from the bank isn’t going to make the best impression, is it?

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Pilot Metropolitan – Perfect for Grads!

We love the Pilot Metropolitan. They write amazingly well (so smooth!), refills in multiple colors are readily available, they come in a really nice presentation case. And…best of all? Well under $20!

We carry the Pilot Metropolitan in silver, black (shown above), and gold.

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Leuchtturm Lined Notebook

We also like the Leuchtturm Lined Notebooks for new graduates. We’ve written about these high-quality stylish books lots. Hard cover, great paper quality, two fabric page markers, and an elastic band to help your grad keep it all together. Black is shown above – and we have many other colors and styles.

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BlueQ Coin Purse – Perfect Graduation Gift

Of course, there’s nothing saying you have to give the graduate in your life a serious gift. Brush Dance has you covered!  The 401K Retirement Plan Coin Purse shown above measures just 4″ x 3″ – perfect for your life’s savings, yes?

Or maybe your graduate needs a reminder: Change is Good!

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And, finally, we suggest that everyone follow our policy:  Embrace the Chaos

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Embrace the Chaos Journal

All of the graduation gifts we’ve shown today are under $25.

Congratulations to the graduate in your life – and if you’re the parent of a graduate – congratulations to you, too!

Getting Started With Your First Bullet Journal

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Leuchtturm1917 Dot Grid Notebook for Your Bullet Journal

This is the second post in our series of Bullet Journaling.  Our first post was a  list of resources and now you’re ready to dive in.

People who Bullet Journal (BuJo) include the following kinds of pages in their notebook. You do not need to include everything listed here – include what works for you. The whole idea behind a Bullet Journal is that it is your custom-made planner.

Let’s dive in!

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Bullet Journal Index Example

Table of Contents/Index: so you can find important pages in your book. I always have the best intentions of keeping my Table of Contents organized. If you want an Index, reserve several pages at the beginning of your book and number all of the pages of your notebook.

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Future Log: I like to reserve pages at the front of my notebook (or sometimes at the very end) for my Future Log. This log is used to keep track of, you guessed it, future projects, tasks, and topics. Here, I use one page for every two months. I’ll use an entire page for December (it’s a big month around here), and another entire page titled “Next Year.”

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Topics: each page in your BuJo will have a title. Titles might include the name of a project you’re organizing (Kitchen Renovation, for example), or simply today’s date.

Bullets: this is your list of tasks, events, and notes that are related to your topic. These are usually short entries. As you can see above, I’ve listed out some of the items that may be involved in a kitchen reno.  I also place an underscore just before each item – while I don’t see this used in all BuJo, I do this for all of my big lists.

We like the Leuchtturm dot grid notebooks for Bullet Journaling, but you can use any notebook. Brush Dance also carries the lined version of Leuchtturm and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with using those. See all of the Leuchtturm notebooks right here.  These high-quality, hard cover books have the following features that seem tailor-made for your Bullet Journal:

  • a handy index at the front of the book
  • 249 numbered pages
  • two ribbon bookmarks
  • a useful pocket at the back of the book
  • an elastic band closure to keep it all together

That’s it! With just a few basics, you’re on your way to your first Bullet Journal. Next time, we’ll take a deeper dive and look at some of the (many) ways to customize your Bullet Journal.