Friday Flotsam

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Friday Flotsam / Bev Cooks

I need a new planner. I LOVE PLANNERS. And I need a new one. Not right this second, because we still have, what, three weeks left in the year? Which is absurd and ridiculous and time needs to slow the elf down. But planners! Let’s talk planners.

Do you have a good go-to company you use every year? Of course in the past I’ve waited until the verrrra last second and picked up a cheapy at Target, and it was eh. AND, I’ve also used Paper Source, which I always, always love for over sized wall calendars and basic planners. But I think I might want to try something new this year! Next year. Three weeks. Whatever.

I want company suggestions. But you know me, I’m a huge turd and need it to be insanely simple and frill-free. No obnoxious fonts. No weird color palates. Ooo! Maybe a TREE BRANCH GROWING OUT OF IT? Just kidding.

You’re still hung on, “slow the elf down,” aren’t you? I felt like being festive, leave me alone.

Friday Flotsam / Bev Cooks

Where do you stand on your Christmas shopping?! On a scale from Haven’t Even Started and Don’t Give a Flying Ish, to DONE, BIA, IN YO’ FACE, where are you?

I’m allllmost to the DBIYF point. I have three little things left to make later this afternoon, and my part’s done. Aaron has two more things to complete in the Aaronanon the Elf workshop, and then he’s done!

You’re bored.

Friday Flotsam / Bev Cooks

Oh! So the ’80s Christmas party is tomorrow night, and I decided on potato skins! Hahahaha. I don’t know why I’m laughing. But I do have a secret – I’ve never made potato skins before. Never! I’m just going to look something up online. Unless you have a bad-to-the-bone recipe on your site? Hook it, yo.

Wait! I mean hook it UP, yo. Not hook it. Please don’t hook it. Oh my gosh.

I also need a crimp iron for my herrrs, and a lovely slash super gross shoulder-padded blouse. Something like this? Or THIS! Oooooor definitely this.

Basically, Snapchat is going to catch on fire tomorrow night.

Friday Flotsam / Bev Cooks

I have another secret. I’m ready for snow! Please don’t punch me in the shins.

It’s been unseasonably warm the last few days, and it ain’t right!

Also, have you ever tried bulletproof coffee? It’s coffee WITH GRASS FED BUTTER in it. Butter. BUTTER. I’m curious! But scared. But intrigued! But intimidated. But interested! But skeptical. But fascinated! But leery.

What I’m trying to say is, I’m ready for snow.

Friday Flotsam / Bev Cooks

Weekend plans? I have a bit of freelance photography to tackle, this MIX TO LISTEN TO (just get on board already), the last of my gifts to make/wrap, and a Christmras prarty to attrend.

Mission: shoulder padding begiiiiiiins now.

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22 Responses to Friday Flotsam

  1. Brittany | Words Like Honeycomb December 11, 2015 at 7:35 am #
    I think planners will be in heaven. They are like my favorite thing to gawk over. I saw this one the other day and thought it was all earthy-cool vibe...the shop is interesting as well :) might be worth checking out!
    • Heather Buzby December 11, 2015 at 11:00 am #
      Ohh those are pretty!
  2. Patti December 11, 2015 at 8:05 am # planners ever. Beautiful paper, simple design (but with sweet little hidden pockets and stuff. Bulletproof coffee is the best. Add your butter (or Ghee) and coconut oil (tablespoon) and blend in a blender (very important) It's foamy and creamy and delicious!!
    • Anonymous December 11, 2015 at 8:15 am #
      I second the moleskine planner! I've used these for 3 years and just bought another for 2016. Super simple and super soft cover. ????
  3. Melanie December 11, 2015 at 8:43 am #
    I literally drool over these planners – I always decide I need a new planner way too late in the game, so I haven't actually bought one, but I still LOVE their design and elegance. :)
  4. Amanda December 11, 2015 at 8:43 am #
    I always wait until the last minute to pick up a planner, thus it ends up being something from walmart. BUT I only really use it for bill paying things because I use my google calendar for everything else. I am not a fan of snow. I mean, it's pretty as all get out, but I hate being unable to drive anywhere. I live so far out in the county our roads are terrible if we get winter weather. That being said, it's rare for us to even get snow in Alabama. It was 60 degrees when I got up this morning. Before 6am. DONE, BIA, IN YO’ FACE. I've never been finished Christmas shopping so early (the week before Thanksgiving) and I probably never will be again.
  5. Kelly @ Noodle to the Rescue December 11, 2015 at 8:43 am #
    I loooove my Erin Condren Life Planners but they are exactly the opposite of what you want. We have such different taste. I'm all, Colors COLORS!
  6. grace December 11, 2015 at 8:52 am #
    These are my picks for 2016:
  7. Ayelet December 11, 2015 at 9:29 am #
    Another Erin Condren devotee here. They are seriously the BEST planners of all time. I've cheated on them a few times but always come back because they just work. But yes, they are super colorful.
  8. Roxana December 11, 2015 at 9:40 am #
    I wish I were going to an 80s Christmas party - too fun! Also, I'm ready for snow as well. Here's hoping! :)
  9. Liz A December 11, 2015 at 9:40 am #
    I'm not a 'planner' sort of girl, but totally support your need. Moleskin looks right up your alley. Also, BRING ON THE ELFING SNOW! ;)
  10. donna December 11, 2015 at 10:43 am #
    I love butter in my coffee but the good stuff like Kerrygold!!!!! go with unsalted
  11. Joni December 11, 2015 at 12:17 pm #
    *sigh of happiness.* I love Friday flotsam. Bulletproof coffee= creamy amazing wonderful happy miracle beverage. Word of advice: make sure the lid is Super Secure on your blender when making coffee. Not that I have coffee stains on my ceiling or anything....
  12. Shaleen December 11, 2015 at 12:35 pm #
    I just bought this one and I love it! The vintage-y print is so fun. My favorite feature is the receipt/note holder inside the cover. Keeps my purse more organized. I have used Kate Spade's in the past and while I find them adorable they are just a bit too large for me. This Rifle one is a bit smaller which I appreciate.
  13. Jennifer December 11, 2015 at 2:10 pm #
    I'm not really a planer girl. BUT if I was I would use this No frills just the facts!
  14. Katie December 11, 2015 at 2:50 pm #
    Love my Day Planner. They are so pretty. The regular one is pretty enormous which I'm not sure you're looking for but I love having a schedule and checklist each day. I think there are smaller versions too.
  15. Laurie December 11, 2015 at 4:05 pm #
    OMG! You ABSOLUTELY have to check out Laurel Burch! They are so unique and beautiful. The design is so cool - some have a magnetic closure. I have the Moroccan Horses and the picture on the site does not do it justice. There are some gorgeous metallics mixed in. Her life story is very interesting, too. Here is a good site for you to check out: I have not done any shopping.......And THE BREAD turned out great! My loaf was oval because that was the best thing to bake it in. I did increase the salt.
  16. Mo December 11, 2015 at 6:18 pm #
    This Field Notes 52 week planner is the best. No frilly stuff, just excellent design. I use for meal and party planning.
  17. Mallaree December 11, 2015 at 6:52 pm #
    I loooooooove my Moleskine. I am a planner looooover, I've used planners for over 10 years (okay, I'm only 25 so imagine a sassy teenager being obsessed with a planner, yup that was me). I use the weekly edition because I love that it has a blank page beside each week for random notes / to do lists / inspiration quotes / nonsense. Let us know what you pick!!
  18. Amanda December 11, 2015 at 9:10 pm #
    I have always used Gallery Leather planners after loving it the first time I used one. They are extremely simple, lots of space to write for each day, & come in tons of colors. I prefer the large one which is 7.5x10 inches. I've tried both smaller sizes and found them more annoying to use because they don't stay open without holding them open.
  19. krystal December 14, 2015 at 8:16 am #
    Hi, Bev. I've used a "fancy" planner (i.e. something I had to order online AHEAD OF TIME) for the past two years. I've been using the Erin Condren for the past two years. It's better than any planner I've bought at a store BUT: 1. it isn't really in keeping with my minimalist style, 2. it has a bunch of plastic and isn't very environmentally friendly. I've switched! I'd recommend a Passion Planner. It is a company owned by a cool, boss-lady who uses recycled paper and minimalist design so you can really make the planner your own. It also revolves around the idea of planning to meet your short-term and long-term goals. WOULD RECOMMEND (<- and I haven't even used it yet).
  20. Rachel - De Ma Cuisine December 15, 2015 at 3:40 pm #
    Totally on the Moleskine bandwagon. I love them. I've been using them for years.

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