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!
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!
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
I plan to keep mine in my bag for jotting appointments, lists, and reminders to myself.
Today, I’m so excited to announce that our 2018 Weekly Planners are in stock and ready to ship!
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.
Available in 19 different styles, each book is customized with its own coordinating color interior.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
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.
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.”
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.
Public Service Announcement: Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14 this year.
Is your mom traditional? A bit of a hippie? Does she love spending time in the kitchen? Maybe she has a crazy sense of humor? We definitely have something for every mom on your list.
A full 80% of Brush Dance employees are women and 100% of those moms. When it comes to what moms want – we know what we’re talking about. While the items above are absolutely wonderful and we want to encourage you to shop at Brush Dance – most moms really do just want that hug, phone call, and time with family.