I ordered Acrylograph pens from Archer & Olive and had fun playing with them yesterday. BUT looking at the above, I’m sort of grossed out by it. I don’t think I like too much ‘decoration’ (or really much at all!) in my planning.
It was still fun to play, though!
Some of you asked about hand-lettering resources. I have a friend who is a graphic designer with expertise in typography (so cool, right?). She asked her lettering-expert friends who recommended the following 2 Skillshare courses:
1- Why We Letter: Designing with Friends of Type with Jason Wong and Dennis Payongayong
2- Creative Hand Lettering: Design Exercises with Image and Letters with Erik Marinovich
Then, several of you kind readers chimed in with recs, too, including:
3- Skillpop’s Handlettering Basics (new!). (Extra cool = the CEO commented and happens to be a BOBW listener 🙂 ).
I have not tried any of these but I plan to dive in soon.
I did not make banana bread yesterday. Cameron was all excited to make it with me, and I printed the Kitchn recipe (because it looked the easiest!) and then — we had used all of the eggs at lunch! Oops. Hopefully the bananas will survive until today and we can try again after I grocery shop.
What I did do: read a huge chunk of Big Summer. OMG it is very addictive!
The colors on this pic do seem more bold than what you usually use.
I’ve been looking around at planners for a mid-year swap because I’m not making the most of mine (Ink + Volt); I do have very particular tastes. I ended up ordering a “Self Planner” which is undated (I generally don’t go for that) because it was only $10 plus shipping. Low cost experiment. Always interested in your pics and recs, though!
You could have probably used an egg substitute in a pinch (applesauce?) but I’m sure the bananas will survive to be used today! I use that Kitchn recipe A LOT, including chocolate chips, nutella swirl, nuts (the kids don’t like); sometimes we use GF flour (if I want to eat) and sometimes we use regular white flour (if I don’t). Report back!
I regularly use a chia egg, and it gets the job done. 1 tbsp chia (I quickly grind mine Ina magic bullet but it’s not necessary) + 3 tbsp water, wait 5 minutes.
Yes! You can do the same thing with ground flaxseed and water.
I googled alllll the subs but didn’t have applesauce chia or flaxseeds!
I have lived overseas for many years, including some places where I can’t get eggs. In a real pinch, 2T oil plus 1T egg can sub in as an egg. It isn’t perfect but it better than good enough! 😉
You can sub 1/4 cup applesauce for each egg in recipes for quick breads, waffles, pancakes, etc. (I used this substitution in buckwheat pancakes this morning, and it worked well.)
I loved Big Summer! One of the most satisfying reads of the year for me so far. And yes I was absolutely salivating during the banana bread scene.
Do you take your kids with you to the grocery store run? When my husband’s on call I have to do the weekly shop myself and its so hard to drag the kids with me plus feels unsafe (they are 5 and 18 months).
Freeze the bananas! It works, I promise.
This was what I was going to say. I would peel them first though.
You could also mash the bananas and either freeze them or keep them in the fridge until you are ready to make the bread. I do this all the time with our brown bananas. Our son’s favorite food is banana pancakes (1 banana, 2 eggs, dashes of vanilla and cinnamon). So I always mash them and then either freeze or refridgerate the mashed bananas until I”m ready to make a batch!
ooh good thought! we SOOOO rarely have leftover bananas (my kids & Josh eat them so fast!) but having them on hand for baking & smoothies would be great!