Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Not planner related: Adult coloring book

Yesterday I discovered Johanna Basford and her book, Enchanted Forest. The second book in her line of coloring books (Secret Garden was the first), the book is huge and full of eye catching, fun designs to color away. (The book is currently sold out on Amazon, but I found it in stock at Barnes and Noble for $15. I would call or reserve online before you head to the store just in case though!)

It's not your child's coloring book. The book is full of tiny, exact lines that are best drawn on with Staedtler Triplus Fineliners (0.3mm). It also contains a scavenger hunt with different animals and shapes. (I found a 10 pack of the pens at Staples for $17. The pens are also a favorite for planners!)

The best part? It's extremely stress relieving. I find I don't think about anything else except the colors, line and design while I'm coloring. It's a huge relief from the "real world." The book is endless, with a large span of designs that will easily take months (maybe years) to finish. It's an incredible, endless task that is great for people who can't draw to get some kind of an art experience.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Erin Condren Address Book

While I just put mine on order with some lovely coupons, Erin Condren is one of the few planner companies to offer an address book. I got one for my mom for Christmas and she loves it (I also got to view it, but sadly I forgot to take pictures!). I had been thinking about it for awhile. For some, in the time of digital address booking, why would you get a paper one? I'll say this.

One day, my phone decided to randomly delete recent contacts. I had just begun a new job and I lost a lot of people with no clue who I had lost. I still don't know. I'm also planning a wedding and for weddings, it's not just the phone number that's important, it's the address, full formal name, etc. This leads me to wanting a paper address book.

I'm excited for it. It'll allow me to write everyone down, especially the wedding guests, and be used when it comes to Christmas card time too.

The Erin Condren Address Book is very similar to her life planner. It's the same kind of cover, paper and colors. The only difference is its laminated tabs are last name initials and it's full of contact pages.

Needless to say, it will definitely fit my needs and it may also fit yours.

*For a $10 off coupon on your first purchase through Erin Condren, visit Kaitlyn's Link.

Disclaimer: In no way has this entry been sponsored by Erin Condren. I purchased the address book myself. The link does also offer me $10 of credit.