I am writing this on Sunday and we are on the back end of a lovely weekend. Josh is on call, but the weather has been amazing and we have spent a lot of time outside. Daily blueprint was:
Outdoor outing (strawberry picking on Saturday w friends, Flamingo Gardens today!) in obscenely nice 70-75F temps and what felt like zero humidity (though I’m sure it wasn’t). I guess this is why Californians are motivated to stay there.
Video game time (I am writing this during that segment)
Outdoor walk (mandatory, sorry kids!)
Dinner (sushi takeout yesterday, making salmon miso bowls tonight — a bit redundant I guess but whatever)
Bed (thankfully all Daylight Savings issues seem to have resolved quickly. Spring Forward is much easier for our family than Fall Back, or maybe everyone is just . . . growing up)
OH!! Also, on Sunday my dad was on the NPR Puzzler segment! For the second time! And he rocked it! Now I kind of want to try . . .
EPISODE NOTES & PIX
First: Day Designer. (Note: this is an affiliate link, so if you purchase I will receive a small commission. I decided to sign up because I really like this product and figured that seemed like a reasonable thing to do. Unfortunately, they didn’t show any discount codes but if they do I will share!)
Day Designer is launching their July-June planner (with new, very pretty covers) but the real reason I became interested in trying this planner was because reader/listener Lesley was kind enough to send it to me! It did not work out for her, but it is currently getting a second life on my desk (and in this post).
Notes: 2 sizes (classic and mini; the one shown that I have is the mini); monthly and daily pages ONLY (no week spreads); ~4cm diameter gold O-rings. Previous cost $49 – $59 (price for this launch does not seem to be up yet).
Villa BeauTIFFul Pens
These beautiful pens are fancy and fun. They have a gel ink tha this thicker than what I prefer but some may love it. They feel weighty and nicely crafted and come in a million pretty colors.
Photo Sticker Printer
This is my new favorite totally frivolous (but fun) thing!!!! I have this one (non-affiliate link). It’s the Kodak Step 2 x 3 Photo Printer. The photos are all sticker-backed and are 2″ x 3″ . You can add filters, little graphics, etc — it all connects to your phone via an app and I found it fairly easy to use.
I bought mine for about $60 on Amazon; a pack of the stickers to print on runs $25 for 50.
Here are some stickers shown in my 5-year journal:
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