I’m a fan of Tracy Reinhardt on You Tube a.k.a. Crazy Suburban Mom. She introduced me and many others to the praiseworthiness of The Success Choice planner (which I love!) It keeps me in check and reminds me to take better care of myself and others, so what’s not to love about that? The covers are made of gorgeous sueded leather! I’m a proud owner of the chocolate brown with TSC inserts. I love the smell of it and even the natural imperfections in the leather! The best is when leather looks like it’s been carried around and loved. So every night, I can be seen penning in my thoughts of the day/week/month and hopefully able to check numerous accomplishments off. Must amp my routine up to earn those shiny gold stars!
The only small detail I would change about the binder are the ring sizes. I feel bad to even suggest this because they are some of the biggest rings in the organizer industry; however, just even a half inch would go a long way to perfectly fit every one of those refills. I’m aware that some people have been slightly bothered by the floppiness of the covers but I really don’t mind it because I always write against something which provides me with support.
My husband is a tech gadget guy but even he expressed an affinity towards this planner [he was also the one who excitedly opened the TSC package when it came, not me :/… ;)]. Also of note, it is more affordable than Filofax off-sale so you may want to check it out!
P.S. I usually write with Micron pens and it’s worked out very well with no bleeding through or smudging. You might want to invest in some Microns or something similar. I like black in 01 and 03 =). By the way, Microns also work well with most any other paper, whether it be Day Runner or Filofax.
I’m always on the hunt for pretty stationery, though I really should write more notes to adequately justify my shopping habits. I’ve accumulated a ton of stationery over the years, which includes being gifted boxes of them during Christmas stocking stuffer exchange (which reminds me, I owe someone a letter and I’m ashamed to say I’ve been letting it slide for weeks now). I adore the cutesy ones. If you’d like to stock up, here are some of my favorites mentioned below. I love Galison’s gorgeous file folders; a great alternative to the usual manila ones if you want to dress up your filing system (makes even more sense if you have tabletop file holders).
*Oopsy, apparently I had written on this topic quite some time ago and overlooked this. Please also view File in Style.
Oh Joy!‘s file folder in Woodcut Floral just re-ignited my penchant for pretty office supplies. Not all office supplies are blah. Another of my favorites is by Galison. The site of these lovely things brighten my day no matter the mundane tasks ahead.
Stationery and accessories that are sure to make a gift recipient very happy. Love the crackle metallic finish. The metallic purple zip pouch was already sold out by the time I saw it (no surprise) :(. Recently I’ve adored bird images and patterns; could be a result of a life evolution over these past few years? I used to keep a journal but was never dedicated enough to write on a daily basis (not that it’s a must to write daily). I believe it’s a good idea for me to write daily to remain disciplined. Do you keep a journal? What do you include in yours e.g. poems, quotes, etc.? I started to keep a small journal (gift from my brother-in-law off my 2009 Christmas wishlist) of design ideas. I’d love to keep a separate journal filled with favorite quotes, brainstorms for my peotry, and nonsensical doodles.