1- Hobonichi Alternative: A dedicated BLP listener alerted me to this new planner on the block: Sterling Ink Common Planner. It looks quiet promising and along the lines of Wonderland 222, a Tomoe River paper alternative to Hobonichi. Interestingly, it’s in B6 size — somewhat between the A5 and A6 that Hobonichi offers.
I will likely be doing a formal review but just wanted to alert you all that preorders are out there!
2- Handmaid’s Tale: I am soooo late to this party, but Josh and I have started watching (Season 1) and omg, I am sucked in! I was delighted to find out that S5 is being released in 2 weeks so you know, we will only be 5 years behind the rest of the world.
(I actually blame Handmaid’s Tale for initially missing buying the Hobonichi Cover I wanted! I was too sucked in an missed the 10 pm shop opening. File that under problems that aren’t actually problems . . .)
3- I liked this post from Kae: Slashing my 2022 Goals. This is a great reminder that our goals lists can be fluid! If things on there are no longer serving you, or the length of a list is stressing you out — well, you are in charge! You can edit. You can add or subtract, take out some drudgery and add more fun. I have definitely done an edit of my own 2022 goals list (after all, when I crafted the list I didn’t even know I’d be making a big change in my work life this year!).
4- I need new sunglasses. I do kind of want a pair of fancy fashion sunglasses (my prior pair was Chanel and they lasted through 6 years of regular wear but are now kind of . . beaten to death). HOWEVER my personal budget dictates otherwise (thx Hobonichi), so for right now I was going to try a sporty pair from Goodr. (Yes, I have been influenced — learned about these on Ali on the Run).
5- Ashley Shelly / Amanda’s Favorites monthly collab planner goes on sale today! I use this cute little booklet as sort of a ‘pre-planner’ as I’m thinking through my year, and I still have the 2022 version tucked into my Hobonichi Cousin, where it fits perfectly. I am planning on getting the same size for 2023 – if I can snag one. They go on sale at 10 am eastern and last year they sold out quickly.
Off to run (5 miles with 3 @ tempo if anyone is curious). It is a LONG WEEKEND and I am excited, as are the kids.