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Archive for October, 2015

Adding Home Planner Sheets to a Happy Planner

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

I continue to enjoy my Happy Planner, and today I added the Home Planner — or tried to. Like the Happy Planner, the Home Planner version is disc bound and has charming dividers for its sections, namely To-do, Meal Planner, House Cleaning, and Budget. I tucked the Budget section into the back of my planner. […]

Planner Tweaks

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

I realized that there was no way to mark the current pages of the Happy Planner, so I used one of the decorative inserts to make a tab. Not sturdy, I’m sure, but careful handling seems to be a requirement for this planner. I also used arrows to move several meetings, because it is being […]

Are Brookside Fruit and Nut Bars a Nutritious Snack?

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Is a Brookside bar a better choice than your favorite candy bar? Brookside bars macronutrients: Calories: 180 Fat: 9 grams, 2 g saturated fat Sugars: 13 grams Fiber: 3 grams Protein: 4 grams They also contain 10% each of the RDA of Vitamins C, E, and A, plus 6% iron and 2% calcium. Compare that […]

Printables for Planners

Monday, October 26th, 2015

The Happy Planner movement has led to a plethora of free printables as well as an impressive sticker cottage industry. The free ones above are from Vintage Glam Studios and I Heart Planners. I figured that the free printables would probably not be worthwhile for me. The color printer ink makes them more costly than […]


Sunday, October 25th, 2015

  This is the time of year when I reorder my planner, as well as refills for those of my kids/team who use paper planners. This year, I found myself rethinking my planner use situation. The shot above shows a pretty typical week in my planner. I have lots of notes — which I can […]

Jermyn Street

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

Jermyn Street, the scarf, is coming along well. I think it is time to end SWAP Fall 2015 and hurry up with the Christmas gifts. The scarf, intended for #2 son, is in Knitpicks Wool of the Andes. It is Jermyn Street from the book Wanderlust. You may, like me, be wondering where it got […]


Friday, October 23rd, 2015

A stream and a rainbow fall down the stairs in the town where #1 daughter and I go for our fourth quarter planning meeting. So we walked up those stairs. We walked and talked, and bought lunch in a cafe where the food was completely inedible. We paid, and went down the street for a […]

A Shortage of Dots

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Typos in books are ignored (except by loony people; I know about this because people used to write my mother and tell her about typos in her published books), but typos in music are discussed. Say that everyone but the tenors had a dotted eight note in measure 26. Immediately, the tenors have to count […]

Staycation Day 2

Saturday, October 17th, 2015

I took the day off. I got my hair cut and then acted like a tourist, taking 8,000 steps and buying books and magazines. When did knitting magazines start to cost $15 and  $20? That splurge plus some grocery shopping made me feel indulged. My husband brought me  some fish and  my  knitting, and I […]


Friday, October 16th, 2015

I’m staying at #1 daughter’s house while she has a long weekend in Nantucket. Her place has lots of pretty vignettes like these. My great-grandmother’s Blue Willow and hurricane lamps blend with #1 daughter’s white porcelain pieces. Neutral tones look elegant together. I worked in her black and white office after class and then bought […]

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