How Will You Spend This Summer?

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Embrace the Chaos Journal

How will you spend this summer?

At Brush Dance, early summer is our busiest time of year.  We are shipping orders out to our largest customers, coordinating time away (because even though we’re crazy-busy at work, everyone deserves a break), and working quickly to finish up our 2019 (!!) calendar designs. It’s busy!

In my personal life, I have already traveled some to see friends and family, and there are another couple of trips on the horizon.  I won’t even mention our home remodeling project. When it’s like this, there’s only one thing to do – Embrace The Chaos.

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2018 Mindful Living Karma Planner

Actually, I like to think of it more as “Embracing the Organized Chaos.”  I am the kind of person who enjoys making lists, being organized, and knowing what is coming next. I don’t mind if the plan changes last minute because I know that I can fit any priority item into my schedule.

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2018 Pathways Wall Calendar

Priorities. That’s the key, right?  Figuring out what is most important and then setting things up so that we can treat those things like the priority they are.

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2018 Inspired Living Wall Calendar

In no particular order, my priorities for this summer:

  • Brush Dance projects
  • More practice with drawing/watercolor
  • Visiting with family and friends
  • Play board games (we like Carcassonne, Settlers of Catan, and Boggle)
  • Goal: Complete an entire week’s worth of NY Times Crossword puzzles with my husband
  • Watch trashy TV (reality show junky right here)
  • Create some quiet moments
  • Say Yes.  Accept what comes. Embrace the Chaos!

 

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2018 I’M Perfect Wall Calendar

Hoping you have a perfectly imperfect summer!

 

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.

Order Now for Delivery Before The Holidays

 

 

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Live with Intention – 2017 Calendar

 

Here we are already – the middle of December.  Christmas and Hanukkah will be here before we know it.

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2017 Mindful Living Date Book

Some of us here have finished our shopping and are waiting for the big day. Others are still working their lists.

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Luxe Linen Candle from Aquiesse

If you’re planning to order for the holidays (and we hope you are), you’ll want to get on that before the end of this week. Between “interesting” weather patterns this time of year and all of us last minute Santas making delivery people so busy, we can’t promise delivery if your order arrives after this week.

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Big Bucks Coin Purse from BlueQ

We have mindful gifts ready to ship today for everyone on your list.

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Joy is not in things; It is in us

We recently received a huge order of Leuchttrum Journals. This red one has been selling out all over the place. Perfect for notes, bullet journals, or list making. (Get one for yourself, too.)

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Leuchtturm Notebooks Available Now

And finally, if you’re looking for fun hostess gifts? We’ve got your back.

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Grateful

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A woman’s hopes are woven of sunbeams.

 

It’s hard to believe Thanksgiving is this week – and yet here it comes – the kick-off to the busiest time of the year for many of us.

Let’s take a big deep breath and remember to give thanks.

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Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.

Let’s live a more mindful life – paying attention to the small details that make our lives so special.

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Think with your whole body.

Let’s remember to have a crazy good time with friends and family. And let’s remember to take a little time for ourselves, too.

Like most other retailers, Brush Dance is having some pretty incredible sales going through the holiday season. We are grateful that you spend some of your hard-earned money supporting our small business. 

Thank you.

Weekly Planners & Date Books

 

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The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.

Our busy season is just starting here at Brush Dance.  Those of us who are planner nerds already have chosen our 2017 tools to help us get ready for 2017.

Today, we are featuring a few of our 2017 Weekly Planners and our 2017 Date Books.

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Instant Human – Just Add Coffee
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Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys

All of our Weekly Planners have the same uncomplicated interior design (in varying colors). We feature one week per spread and handy lined spaces for each day of the week. Brush Dance Weekly Planners also have an elastic band to keep things tidy.

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I love love love that the year runs straight through these books with no stopping. At the front of the Planner, we feature 14 monthly planning pages. I’ll show you my planner and how I use the pages in a future post.

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With hearts established in mindfulness, we are truly present.

Brush Dance Date Books have been a favorite for many years. These hardcover books feature monthly illustrated tabbed dividers, one week per page, a nifty pocket, and (again) an elastic band to keep your stuff together.

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True-Blue Bravery – We’re talking about the every day, every moment kind of bravery of being yourself, your real true-blue self, brilliant and inspired or imperfect and messy. Owning all of it.

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I’ve decided to use a Weekly Planner this year. The harder decision is going to be which one!

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Our Date Books measure 6.5″ x 8.5″ – they would be beautiful for a desk or taken with you in larger bags.

I know I’ll be going with a Weekly Planner for the coming year (I can’t resist the size and simplicity). I just need to figure out which one.

Mindful Eating

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Think with your whole body.

The end of summer is in sight. Most of us have taken our summer vacations and the kids are returning to school. It’s around this time of year that our focus turns to home and taking care of ourselves and our family.

A beautiful companion piece to our popular Mindful Living Calendar is our new-for-2017 Mindful Eating Calendar.  This calendar measures 12 x 12″ (unopened) and features a durable cover and high-quality paper.

The words we’ve paired with the warm and and inviting images are encouraging, kind, and thoughtful.

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Another fresh new year is here . . . Another year to live! To banish worry, doubt, and fear. To love and laugh and give.

Here’s a peek at the back cover with all of the appealing (and healthy) images:

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You can find the Mindful Eating Wall Calendar right here.

As a side note – we know the quotes can be difficult to see in these smaller images – that’s why we list all 12 of them on our website for each calendar we sell.

2017 Calendars, Planners, Date Books

In stock and ready to ship

 

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

We are thrilled to announce that our 2017 Calendar, Planner, and Date Book items have arrived in our warehouse and are ready to ship.

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There are old favorites like Live with Intention from artist and friend Renee Locks and some new (and already popular!) titles such as Mindful Eating.

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Things are hopping over here this week. Which is your favorite?