Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and even when we are doing our best to live a more mindful life, time can still seem to fly right on by, yes?
During this busy time of year, it becomes even more important to make sure we are taking care of ourselves. Becoming too busy and stressed can lead to a lack of sleep, and illness. While it seems counter-intuitive to some of us (calling all Type-A personalities!), slowing down when we’re the busiest may just be the best thing.
Part of living a slower and more mindful life is making sure we are paying attention to the food we eat. For many, this means more fresh fruits and vegetables and less packaged and processed foods. It means preparing foods at home rather than hitting the drive-thru.
Halloween got its start over 2000 years ago as a Celtic celebration marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter. There are all sorts of regional traditions across the globe for Halloween, and we have our own tradition here at Brush Dance:
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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!”
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Here we are already – the middle of December. Christmas and Hanukkah will be here before we know it.
Some of us here have finished our shopping and are waiting for the big day. Others are still working their lists.
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.
We have mindful gifts ready to ship today for everyone on your list.
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.)
And finally, if you’re looking for fun hostess gifts? We’ve got your back.