Halloween Special

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2018 Weekly Planner – Strangeling by Jasmine Becket Griffith

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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:

SAVE 10% ON EVERYTHING

AND…BE ENTERED TO WIN YOUR ORDER FREE!!

That’s right!  Save 10% on absolutely everything we have in stock, and when you place your order, you will automatically be entered to have the total amount of your order (including shipping!) refunded to you.  The offer goes through the end of October 31. Two winners will be notified by email.

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Strangeling 2018 Wall Calendar

Also, did you know that orders over $25 receive free shipping? It’s the perfect time to fill your cart with Calendars, Planners, Socks, Bags, and Other Fun Things.

 

 

GOOD LUCK!

We hope you win!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

Favorite Things – Jimmy

 

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Mindful Living – 2018 Wall Calendar

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!

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Field Notes – Campfire Edition

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!”

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Blue Q Men’s Socks – Sunday Edition

Jimmy’s Sunday Checklist:

Thank you for sharing your favorite things with us, Jimmy!  Want more?  Click to see favorite things from Shawna, Karma, and Susan!

 

 

 

Leuchtturm1917

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Leuchtturm1917 Dot Grid Notebook

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.

Every now and then, though, there is a product line that comes along that we are all crazy-coco for. One of those lines is Leuchtturm1917 Journals and Notebooks.

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Leuchtturm1917 Special Edition A5 Notebook in Copper

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.

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Five Year Journal from Leuchtturm1917

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.

Favorite Things – Karma

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Octopus Shopping Bag

We’re back this week with more of our favorite things.  Here’s a link to Shawna’s Favorite Things in case you missed it.

Karma (yes, her real name) is our highly-esteemed and ultra-organized administrative assistant at Brush Dance.  In addition to answering the phone when you call with questions, Karma works with every department to help keep things on track. She runs reports, creates spreadsheets, dives into Facebook and Instagram, proofs all of our calendars, and much much more.

When she’s not working, Karma enjoys hiking with her boyfriend in the hills near her home, spending time with family, visiting museums, and cuddling with her cats. She says the Octopus Shopper Bag from BlueQ reminds her of trips to the aquarium.

 

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Pilot Metropolitan Rollerball
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Staedtler Triplus Fineliner

Known to doodle, Zentangle, and bullet journal, writing instruments are important to Karma. In her own words…

I love my Pilot Metropolitan! It feels so fancy!  And I use the Triplus fineliners every day – love the fine point!

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Bath Seltzer from Jane Inc.
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Cat Monster Socks

And after all of that work, hiking, and museum-ing, some self-care is in order. A long bath with our effervescent bath seltzer is just the thing.  Karma is also reasonably certain that every cat lover needs a pair of these ultra-soft Cat Monster Socks.

Thank you for sharing your favorite things with us, Karma!

I also wanted to let you know that we’ve placed some new items in our Clearance section. Once these items are gone, we will not restock them. There are some terrific deals there and I hope you’ll check them out!

 

 

 

Happy Valentine’s Day

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Hello Love Journal

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day.

We usually keep it casual at my house. One year, we might exchange small gifts, the next just a card. We were once in Las Vegas for Valentine’s Day – along with about a million other people (won’t be doing that again). This year, we have a houseguest arriving.

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Duchess of Sassy Town Socks

I can imagine my husband giving me a a bouquet of pretty wild flowers – or a pair of hilarious sassy socks from Blue QHe gets me.

How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? Maybe you have a Galentine’s Day party instead (or in addition to?)

P.S. All of our 2017 Calendars are on sale at huge discounts.

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In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.

Stocking Stuffers

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Life is a great bundle of little things.

Brush Dance Weekly Planners are the perfect gift for the organized list-making person in your life. With more than a dozen styles, there is truly something for everyone.

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Aquiesse Candles in travel size are terrific for your friends and family members who (like me) need a little spaces of tranquility. With their rich, multi-layered scents and great pricing ($5.99!), these candles cannot be beat. (Travel size shown above. Luxe Tin Shown below.)

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Socks for every member of your family.

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Jane Inc bath products are hand-made in the San Francisco Bay Area using 100% pure essential oils. We love them because (just like Brush Dance), they are a small business doing really great things.

A well-curated stocking is a beautiful thing. Little gifts of love for a special person.

 

 

 

 

 

Featuring: Socks!

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You seriously need to check out these socks.  For you, for him, for a gift. Not only are these BlueQ socks the funniest things for your feet, they are also the softest and most comfortable.

 

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My Favorite Salad is Wine and The Three Things I Hate Most are Math

These aren’t the socks your dear Aunt Sally used to give you every year at the holidays. Oh no, they definitely aren’t those.

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Coffee Monster and Cat Monster

 

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Hellraiser

 

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You’re Not The Boss of Me

Hidden messages. Secret giggles. These socks are perfection.

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These cooler days are begging for socks with personality.  You can find them right here!