Emily Ley Simplified Planner 2015-2016 Update!

WOW. That’s all I can say about the response to the 2015 Simplified Planner by our friend, Emily Ley. Not only did we sell out super fast, but we are STILL getting frantic calls and emails months later from people desperate to find one (sorry, as far as I know, you’re more likely to find a flying unicorn at this point!)


The GOOD news is that Emily has announced 3 new editions, with 2 of them beginning on August 1, 2015! (The other is the regular version dated January 1-December 31, 2016.) She’ll reveal the new cover options (available for all styles) on April 29th, and you’ll be able to buy the academic versions starting May 6th (we’ll have all in stock online and in the shop!) You can see a sneak peak of one of the new covers in the image above. :)

AND just announced today, they will all be a slightly smaller size. The current planners are 9″x10″ and the new ones will be 7.75″x9″. I think this is a big improvement as the current size is just a tad too big for some purses and diaper bags.


All 3 of the new Simplified Planner editions will be available in 3 new styles (I can’t share yet, but I’ve seen them and they are ALL adorable!) and will have 8 NEW features (I know the image above says 7, but I’ve heard there are 8!).

My favorite new feature is that every page will have color on it. She’s also tweaked the page layouts to make things simpler and easier on the eyes to digest all the info.


Click here for a FREE printable of the new pages (the ones in the new planners will be dated of course).

Another fun new release (purchased separately from the Simplified Planner) in May will be gold foil magnetic page markers! They fold across the top of the current day’s page so you can always quickly find where you need to be. They’re made thin so they don’t stick out, but thick enough to see easily.


Okay, lots more information to come over the next couple months as Emily gives us sneak peaks of the new 2015-2016 Simplified Planners. Be sure to follow her on Instagram here. (By the way, if you don’t follow her yet, she’s about to have TWINS! She’s sharing her journey on Instagram and it has been a joy to follow along.)

The Home Base Binder by Emily Ley

Also, if you’re a fan of the Simplified Planner, you should really, REALLY check out the Home Base Binder. It takes planning and organization for your home to a whole new level (a good one!). So much good stuff inside, as well as a massive library of free printables to download and add to your binder (choose only what you need…and they’re FREE.) Click here for all the details on the Home Base Binder.

Emily Ley Simplified Journal

If maybe you’re a fan of Emily’s, but aren’t into the organization and planning part, maybe you’d love her Simplified Journal. The Simplified Journal is designed for 100 days of journaling, prayers, letters to little ones, brain dumps, big thoughts and great ideas. It’s beautiful inside and out. To see sample pages and more details, click here.

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(All images provided by Emily Ley.)

New Kate Spade New York Gifts!

It’s no secret we’re big Kate Spade New York fans over here. They were one of the first brands we bought for the shop and definitely have been one of our most popular.

We’ve been waiting ages to get these two new items in and they are finally here! We have very limited quantities thanks to this little lady named OPRAH who named the pens to her 2014 “Oprah’s Favorite Things” list.

kate spade new york ballpoint pen black dots

the inside of the box reads “she writes to-do lists for her to-do lists”

kate spade new york ballpoint pen black dots

the cap pulls off and the pen writes beautifully (and accepts standard refills)

kate spade new york ballpoint pen black dots
the beautiful gift box makes this an amazing gift!

Then our other NEW goodness from Kate Spade New York is this beauty that should make its way onto every well-appointed desk:

Whistle While You Work Tackle Box

kate spade whistle while you work tackle boxInside this clear tackle box are binder clips (with fun sayings), washi tape, pencils, an eraser, pencil sharpener, notepad with a gold foil accent, and of course, the ever-popular gold Kate Spade bow paper clips and push pins!

Both the pen and the tackle box retail for $36, the perfect price point for a lovely gift to the Kate Spade fan, working woman, and stylish stay-at-home mom!

P.S. We are totally sold out of ALL 2015 agendas and planners EXCEPT for a few more of the 2015 Kate Spade green cheetah agendas (we have some in large and medium sizes). Click here for details!

Kate Spade 2015 Green Cheetah Planner

Kate Spade 2015 Green Cheetah Planner

Meet the Artist: April & Tim Norris

One of the best parts of this little shop of ours, is getting to meet and know local artists and helping spread the joy of their work around town and across the interwebs. In the past month or two, we’ve met a couple of new local artists from Tacoma and fell in love with their work! The first is Tim Norris and his wife, April.

April and Tim Norris

Tim’s background is in architecture and design, which is clearly evident in his city map prints. He has a passion for people, places, and “making stuff,” he says. So, together with his talented wife, April, they make these amazing art prints that we carry, along with furniture and other design work that encompasses music, art, technology, and lifestyle.

While we’re obviously partial to the Tacoma, Gig Harbor, and Seattle area, Tim also makes his “Heart for a City” prints for many other major cities. (If you’d like one for a city not on our site, just shoot us an email and we can let you know if it’s available!)

Tacoma Heart Map Print

Seattle Heart Map Print

Gig Harbor Heart Map Print

Our most popular print in the shop is definitely this new one that just arrived of all the neighborhoods of the Greater Tacoma area, including our neck of the woods, University Place:


And here are a few other pieces by Tim and April that we love as well, all available as 12″ x 12″ prints and as greeting cards (cards are not available on our site but can be ordered and delivered or shipped! Tacoma Heart for a City print cards are available in the shop.)

2 Mt Rainier


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To see all of the work by TMN Creative, click here.

All images on this post provided by or created from the copyrighted material from TMN Creative, Tim Norris, and Paper Luxe and are not to be used, printed, or sold in any way without permission.

1Canoe2 Extra Large Wall Calendar

I’ve been in love with this extra large wall calendar since the second I laid eyes on it! From one of our favorite vendors, 1Canoe2, this is more than just another pretty calendar. It’s gorgeous. It’s gigantic. It’s a statement piece.

The best part about this calendar is that there is a beautiful extra page (see below) that can be hung after the year is over that says “There is Joy in Every Season.” And the calendar comes with a unique wood and wire hanging feature.

XL Wall Calendar 1Canoe2

XL Wall Calendar 1Canoe2

XL Wall Calendar 1Canoe2

XL Wall Calendar 1Canoe2

XL Wall Calendar 1Canoe2