Monday, July 23, 2012

Brush Dance 2013 Mindful Living pocket weekly planner: Review and Giveaway!

Many thanks to Brush Dance for sending me this beautiful little planner as a sample to review, and for sponsoring this giveaway!  Read on to learn more about this planner and how you can win one for yourself!

The Mindful Living Engagement Calendar is a pocket size, slim little planner:

Each month's weekly pages begin at the beginning of the month and end at the end of the month:
Each month has beautiful imagery and inspirational quotes:

The format is a week per page with holidays printed on the day spaces:
This planner is small enough to go absolutely everywhere with you so you'll never fail to capture an appointment with no worries of double-booking.

Brush Dance is a very environmentally conscious business. Here is some very interesting insight into the business from Christine, the president of the company:

Brush Dance has been in business for 25 years – our focus has always been on mindful living. Combining beautiful artwork with words that inspire and evoke a sense of joy has been our specialty and we are fortunate to receive letters from people all over, telling us how our products have influenced their lives.

When new items are delivered to our warehouse, it is like Christmas morning around here. We are all so seriously proud of what we're putting out into the world.

An interesting note about Brush Dance – beginning a year or so ago, we all went home to work. We maintain a small office for business records, and we meet regularly as group, but for the "every day, getting it done" stuff – we're all at home. It's worked out beautifully – employees get to spend less time commuting and more time with their families. We've also found that everyone is more productive. A real win/win for all of us – and the environment. 


For your chance to win this planner, just post a comment here. Only one entry per person please. Entry is open to everyone worldwide. Entry will close Sunday July 29 at noon UK time.

I will choose the winner via random number generator at Random.org. I will post the winner Monday July 30th.  So check back here to see if you've won!

You can see the entire Brush Dance collection at www.brushdance.com.

See my next post for another Brush Dance review and giveaway!

 This giveaway is now closed. Many thanks to everyone who participated. I will post the winner tomorrow (Monday) so check back then to see if you've won! :)

21 comments:

  1. This one looks very interesting. Beautiful pictures!

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  2. What a beautiful book Laurie, you must be very tempted to hang on to it yourself. lol

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    1. Lucky lucky me, I do get to keep these samples! The winners' planners will be sent directly from Brush Dance.

      The Desk size planner will be my gratitude journal, and I'm still thinking of a use for this gorgeous little pocket planner but I will definitely find a purpose for it because it's too beautiful not to use!

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  3. this one seems like the perfect size to throw in your bag on days you don't want to carry a huge planner.

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  4. An inspirational planner is just what I need!

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  5. Looks very compact and highly decorative. Perhaps this would inspire my wife to organise herself and take some of the pressure off me!

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  6. Really like the look of this planner!

    Thanks :D

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  7. Love the look - It would definitely be great as a gratitude journal!

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  8. Exactly, Panda! Perfect gratitude

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  9. The perfect combination - planning organisation, with the Buddhist inspiration of mindful living. Unbeatable! Now if only Filofax would make one. I'm reading a book by Thich Nhat Hanh on mindfulness at the moment. He is truly inspiring but manages to keep it relevant and contemporary too. Brilliant.

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    1. Paul, Brush Dance has an entire series of planners and calendars by Thich Nhat Hanh with beautiful images and inspiring quotes!

      http://www.brushdance.com/servlet/-strse-Featured-Titles-cln-Thich-Nhat-Hanh/Categories

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    2. Laurie, thanks for the link, I'm going to check them out. He's written so many books and poems, its hard to know where you'd begin choosing his most profound ones for a calendar. But then, I also saw a 365-day cube planner of George W Bushisms, so maybe its not that difficult ;)

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  10. I love the images and use of color. *sigh* Why can't Filofax figure out people like these sorts of things?!

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    1. I know, right??? How many times and in how many ways do we have to tell Filofax EXACTLY what we want before they will listen?? Most brands would kill to have so much direct customer feedback of our needs and wants.

      (PS I don't have a Pocket size Filofax to compare sizes, but I wonder if the pages of this pocket planner would fit into a pocket Filo if repunched?

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  11. Now that would definitely make me downsize - perfect for minimising stress :-)

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  12. Oh gosh - another great planner! I'd find it hard to choose between this and the Fearless Woman one. I am going to check out the brusshdance website now. Thanks for the giveaway x

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