1- Erin Condren News – Brand founder Erin Condren has given up ownership, and EC will move onto its next chapter. The CEO will remain the same and I am guessing the brand will retain its essence as well. Now: when will they ever get their whiteboards in stock? That is my most pressing question.
2- Cultivate What Matters (makers of Powersheets) was purchased by The Daily Grace Co. While Cultivate was always a Christian company, the brand felt inclusive to me. Some users (including me) do not feel quite as aligned with The Daily Grace, and all of this has caused a bit of a stir in the planner world. This video explains one (former) user’s concerns. ALLLLL that said, I believe people should continue to use what makes them feel comfortable! For myself, I am planning on moving on in 2023. I have some fun DIY ideas to try instead.
I learned much of this from this recent Planners & Wine ep – Cultivate a Rebrand. Always enjoy hearing their takes on planner happenings.
1- R’s LOOOONG Planner Peace Segment. So much gold here! R is an operations manager who decided to bring her organizing techniques from work to the home front.
Her FLOM (Family Logistics + Operational Meeting) agenda!
Love the idea of having different FLOM agendas for mid-month and end of month to cover less frequent topics!
2- Listener Q: some of my fave blog/podcasts recently?
BLOGS: I use feedly to collect everything! Here is a sampling of blogs I haven’t mentioned recently:
PODCASTS: I use the Podcruncher app and do a mass delete weekly.
- Up First (almost every morning in the shower!)
- Organize 365
- Planners & Wine
- All Songs Considered
- Parenting: The Mom Hour, Good Inside, Simple Families
- Productivity: The Productive Woman, Edit Your Life, Happier, Deep Questions, Getting Things Done
- Politics: Pantsuit Politics, Throughline
- Fun: The Lazy Genius, Forever 35
- Running: Ali on the Run, Another Mother Runner, Run to the Top, Marathon Training Academy
3- Hemlock & Oak – are you still into them? YES! I am back in my Hobonichi for now but if I was not in Hobonichi mood, I would be in Hemlock & Oak. LOVE that they launched an A5 option and I am tempted to try to shove it in my glitter leather cover. I am also still an affiliate – if you would like, use this link and code BLP for 10% off. I am planning to do a full review of the A5 as soon as I get to see it in person!
4- An Apple Notes Shout Out! Okay, this wasn’t a question, but listener Anne Marie had a great experience being able to pull up screenshots organized in Apple Notes on her recent international trip! Totally agree this stratetgy beats trying to search gmail in spotty wifi zones any day!!! I have a note for every upcoming trip and any time I book anything (flight, rental car, hotel, restaurant res, ticket) I dump a screenshot (or even a longer pdf if needed) into the corresponding note. Quick and convenient!