Notebook Joy reviews the Quo Vadis Scholar weekly planner

Sara at Notebook Joy recently reviewed the Quo Vadis Scholar academic year weekly planner. She has used the Scholar for 3 years straight (high praise indeed!) to keep her university life organized. The Scholar has an open-format weekly layout that gives you lots of space to write appointments, assignments, lists, notes, and daily details. In […]

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J Herbin glass dip pen ASMR video Part 2 by Jet Pens

Jet Pens did a follow-up to their ASMR video featuring the J Herbin glass dip pen. This video is longer, to give you more of those good writing sounds. Their new video sounds great, and gives those good tingly feelings on the back of the neck. It’s also a beautiful demonstration of how the glass […]

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Stillman and Birn sketchbook review on The Well-Appointed Desk

Tina Koyama recently reviewed the Stillman and Birn Nova series beige paper sketchbook on The Well-Appointed Desk. Tina is a long-time fan of Stillman and Birn sketchbooks and was especially curious to check out this notebook after the announcement that Stillman and Birn had been acquired by Clairefontaine Rhodia (which is part of the same […]

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Time management Monday: Easy bullet journaling

Many people like the idea of bullet journaling but find that setting up their notebook is too time consuming and labor intensive. The solution is to use a bullet journaling notebook that is already set up for you! The Life Journal Infinite is set up with undated weekly and monthly pages, Collections pages, Index pages, […]

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Time management Monday: Preview your month

The beginning of the month (or even better, the end of the previous month) is a good time to preview your upcoming month. Look through your planner and see what is coming up in the following categories: Events: What events are happening this month? Be aware of your level of effort in preparing for each […]

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Time management Monday: How to use weekly and daily planners at the same time

Using a weekly planner with a daily planner gives you the best of both worlds: the overview of your week plus goal setting in your weekly planner, and daily details in your day per page planner. Here’s how to use both together. Use your weekly planner for forward planning, goal setting, and monthly reviews:  A […]

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Kraaft Shaak drawings and watercolor paintings on Clairefontaine Pastelmat

Heather’s Daily Art Adventures at the Kraaft Shaak has some recent videos using Clairefontaine Pastelmat, which is paper with a texture specifically designed to be used with pastels. But as she discovered, it works great with watercolors too! In this video, Heather does an amazing picture of Sophie the dog using Derwent pastel pencils on […]

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Writing Wednesday: InCoWriMo in February!

February 1st is the start of InCoWriMo! During International Correspondence Writing Month, participants hand write and mail or deliver one letter, card, postcard or note every day for the month of February. Of note: these have to be written by hand (for the personalized experience) and you have to actually send/ deliver the correspondence! It […]

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Time management Monday: Benefits of using an undated planner

“Undated planner” may sound like an oxymoron. Why use a planner if it doesn’t have dates? There are many advantages to using an undated planner. Without the restriction of pre-printed dates, you are free to use your planner whenever and however you need! Here are some tips: Start any time: A huge advantage of using […]

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