Paper & Pen · Reading & Writing

August 2017 Hobonichi Flip Through

I went on an on about my excitement over September in my post on Friday, so I won’t put you through that again. Just kidding – yes, I will! I LOVE September in New Hampshire! Yesterday we drove up to the mountains to see if the trees were changing, and they are. We had the remnants of Hurricane Harvey with us, so it was rainy and windy — of course, not nearly as bad as the weather when it first hit in Texas — which put me in the Halloween-y mood! And this was the first time that we’ve taken a drive into the mountains and one or both of the boys didn’t have a meltdown about being in the car for so long – so I was one happy mama yesterday!

But I’m posting today because it’s time to share the flip through of my August 2017 Hobonichi pages!!

Here it is – I went a little overboard decorating because one of my dear friends from my hometown sent me some paper goodies. We’re becoming pen pals and I love it! It’s been so long since I’ve written letters (probably since my husband and I first met – yes, we started out as pen pals, basically!) and am so happy to have someone to write letters to. Let me know if you’d like to become a pen pal with me!

But okay, back on topic. I am still loving my Hobonichi Techo Cousin! Hobonichi’s 2018 calendars were released on Friday and I am having a really difficult time deciding what to do. I love how beautiful the hobonichis are – the tamoe river paper is truly extraordinary. It’s like writing in a bible or a dictionary, but it holds up much better with not as much bleed through. I also really like having the calendars pre-populated for me and that I don’t have to draw any spreads — everything is here for me and I just fill it out as I see fit. And the hobonichi is actually more cost effective for me, given the number of bullet journals I go through in a year.

But I miss the flexibility of the bullet journal. Sometimes I think the weekly layout of the hobonichi is difficult to personalize and work with. I like all of the areas for the brain dump and the vertical time ladders, but I don’t need all of that every week. Sometimes I just want to have some blank space to make it exactly what I need it to be.

I’m embarrassed to admit how much time I’ve spent debating the two systems over the last month. It’s downright indulgent. I’m glad that I have a few more months before I really have to decide which option is best for me.

I hope you enjoy my video today. Below are just a few of the goodies that I love to use in my hobonichi. Please keep in mind that I’m an Amazon Affiliate, so I will get a small payback for anything that you might purchase when using these links. All money goes back into the blog and I really appreciate your support.

 

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