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5 on a Friday: 4 Links + A Planner

December 16, 2022

1- 10 Things to Tell You with Laura Tremaine is back! Love this show and not just because I was a guest 🙂 . She went on a yearlong indefinite hiatus but decided to return and I’m very glad I left the show in my podcast feed. She has a refreshing honesty and I enjoy her product + book reviews. Plus, I love when hosts have kids just a little older than mine so I can get a taste of life’s next phase (though she has 2, not 3 and SoCal life is quite different than S FL!)

2- Really enjoyed this episode of Beyond the To-Do List with guest Cassie Holmes and immediately ordered her book when it was over (I don’t do that very often!).

3- Modern Mrs. Darcy (Anne Bogel) released her favorite books of the year! It’s time for me to curate my TBR list for 2023 and as always, I am definitely taking her recs into account.

4- Reader Katherine sent me this great list of 100 Well-Being Tips from the UK Law Gazette. It’s part tongue-in-cheek but also kind of truthful.

5- OMG it’s a new planner! Reader Leslie sent me a pro tip about the Haroo Planner. Definitely has some Hemlock & Oak vibes (which I love!), but the intriguing aspect to me is the presence of a timeline on a horizontal layout. Not a common feature!! Kind of nice for those who want the wide open space (with gridlines, thank goodness) but also a way to ‘see’ the shape of the day.

I may be compelled to review this


  • Reply Gwinne December 16, 2022 at 7:31 am

    Highly rec Holmes book. Very similar to Laura’s but much heavier on other folks research. I read in same week

  • Reply Chelsea December 16, 2022 at 8:54 am

    I really wish that the Young House Love podcast would come back on. I have zero desire to ever power drill anything, but I always found their show cute and entertaining.

    • Reply Alyssa December 16, 2022 at 9:37 am

      Seconded! I love YHL and so wish they would come back!

  • Reply Susan Haven December 16, 2022 at 10:30 am

    Oh, that planner!! I did order the horizontal to try. I have a new job and my hobonichi isn’t big enough.

    • Reply Stephanie Gravenor December 16, 2022 at 9:46 pm

      I just bought it too! Had been holding out trying to decide what to use next year. I had used the moleskine weekly layout for 3 years before and liked it, but was hoping for a bit more structure. This past year I tried Sprouted Planner, but didn’t love it. I didn’t feel that there was enough space per day, and the checkboxes seemed to be geared for meals vs. actual to-dos. Excited to try it out! Otherwise will go back to Moleskine.

  • Reply MommyAttorney December 16, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    Unrelated note – I’m sad about your sister’s store. If I were in NC, I’d try to buy it.

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger December 16, 2022 at 8:28 pm

      I’m sad too!! But it is the right choice for her I think!

  • Reply Gina December 17, 2022 at 6:04 pm

    I’ve been getting book suggestions from Modern Mrs. Darcy for years and just discovered the comments section on the “favorite books” list…pure gold.

  • Reply Lis December 27, 2022 at 11:42 am

    Ahhh, I am so excited to see someone mentioned Haroo Planner. It was on my bucket list to one day bring it to your attention. In a Kevin Bacon way I have a close degree of separation from the owner, which is really cool. Basically she lives two towns over and when USPS failed in delivering me my order, she passed my planner on to a mutual friend lol! Seriously, top notch service. I have been using the planning beginning in December as a journal, but I think I will definitely use it as an actual planner in 2024. It is gorgeous and of great quality. Minimal but beautiful. Super sturdy. Lots of great features. I am seriously impressed. I’m so glad to see you mention it!

  • Reply Joy January 19, 2023 at 9:13 am

    Long time listener, first time commenter. I saw this post and was really excited to try out the Haroo Planner. I have been using it for a few weeks now and love it! Prior to this I was a longtime user of weekly moleskine planner but found it wasn’t enough space and structure. I tried the Hobonichi cousin last year, but I found the daily pages to be too much space that didn’t end up getting used in regular fashion. I do love the paper and have since turned it into a journal.

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger January 19, 2023 at 11:00 am

      I am planning a full review of Haroo for next week!! It’s a cool product and has some unique features!

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