Episode 60 Highlights + Notes:
1- Planner Matchup #1: A4/Letter sized planner with weekly and daily pages, “as much space to write as possible”, undated, and with goal-planning content
My ideas: Plum Paper (Does come in 8.5″ x 11″!), Levenger Custom System using their Circa Discs, Curation (A4), Amplify, Golden Coil, Other Custom System. Admittedly nothing really checks every single box mentioned but some places to start.
2- Planner Matchup #2: Something similar to the Hobonichi Cousin that has different paper
My ideas: Wonderland 222 (though has same paper), NOLTY, Custom System (ie Inkwell Press, Cloth & Paper, etc)
3- INK + VOLT Mini-Review –
Note: INK + VOLT contacted me and offered to send products for review.
INK+VOLT is a woman-owned planner company that launched in 2014 via Kickstarter (and I remember that launch!). Their products lie flat very nicely and look quite professional.
If I could change anything about their planners I would add a few more lines, but that may just be personal preference.
The paper is fairly smooth, bright white, and has a luxe feel. There are goal-setting pages, weekly vertical layouts (3 boxes with very subtle labelling “morning” “afternoon” and “night”) and over 80 pages of perforated dot grid notes pages, which is pretty fantastic — one could use these for setting up dailies on busy days, a series of bullet-journal style Collections, or simply meeting notes.
This planner is a great fit for someone who wants professional-looking elegance in a bound book with booth weekly layouts + goal-setting content.
Oh! And I LOVE their menu planning pad. I’ve used quite a few, but theirs is my favorite. I will be re-buying when I use it up.
Episode Sponsor: the wonderful Organize 365! Check our their home organization offerings (organizing programs and the Sunday Basket which I have bought myself and use) – love the founder Lisa + her energy + ideas!
We were both off, which was amazing. I was really tired and cranky for parts of it — I honestly think it takes me full week to recover every time I am on call. I slept A LOT (like 9-10 hours both Friday and Saturday nights!) which was excellent. And I experimented with a different (free) YouTube workout star, Caroline Girvan, just to see what her workouts were like. I did her EPIC Beginner Lower Body workout on Saturday and was absurdly sore yesterday.
I am going to attempt Upper today – wish me luck!
Saturday, A&G had gymnastics and Annabel moved up to “intermediate” which was nice (she was the oldest in her beginner class, because 9 is on the old side to be starting gymnastics).
Sunday, Josh helped C with this monthly project he has (that is basically parental torture) and then we went to Frost Science and ate a super-late lunch/early dinner outdoors there at 4:30 pm. I guess we are currently in the pandemic stage where we are fine doing indoor thing as long as they are not obscenely crowded and as long as masks can remain on (ie, no eating).
I did update my book list and cleaned out (mostly) my gmail. And I am feeling positive about the week! Happy Monday . . .