Here’s to 2008 being a little more organized!

For all of us whose new year’s resolutions included the resolution to be more organized, I thought I’d post some indie organizational tools.

Below you’ll find the handmade journals by Five and a Half. Filled with 3 shades of blank sugarcane and recycled text weight paper in cream, white and tan, they also have a resilient spine that opens flat for writing and drawing and an envelope-style inner pocket. The covers feature very cool original photography. I usually keep a journal of this type in my bag wherever I go. I use them on the go to jot down notes and lists as I think of things and even to sketch jewelry designs and craft ideas.


Still need a 2008 wall calendar and/or desk planner? Of course, Jill Bliss has some lovely illustrated desk planners to help keep you on target and on time and make your desk a much cooler place to sit. For a wall calendar, try the 2008 Calendar from Magnolia Moonlight for a brightly-colored playful and fun calendar.


For you foodies and those with a sweet tooth, edesse designs offers daily planners with the most mouthwatering food inspired covers. Choose between the fruit cup, salad, brownies, takeout, cereal and more.


Looking for a long-term organizational commitment, then visit Little Otsu for the lengthy-titled 18 month daily planner called Little Otsu Presents A Book to Help You Plan and Organize Your Life for the Next 18 Months Starting Now! or Later or Whenever You Want by Chris Duncan. Spiral bound and dateless (so you can start any ole time you want with your organization, but there is no time like the present), it’s filled with Chris Duncan’s trademark drawings and stitch work.


Available at, you’ll find the My Wonderland planner designed by Leah Chun. A blank fill-in-the-dates planner, it includes 54 weeks of planning pages, a notes & ideas section, to do lists, an address book and even a zodiac chart. Plus, it’s filled with cute illustrations throughout.


The Robot Girl Daily Diary by The Little Warrior is so cute and who doesn’t want to be both cute and organized?


Stay on top of things in 2008 by keeping a dedicated pad on your desk for your daily and weekly to do lists. Here’s a really cute one that I use from…the Octopus To-do List. Even an eight-legged octopus needs a little help keeping everything all straight. I also like this cute Happy Cloud Notepad by So Softies. Use it daily to keep track of your list of tasks to complete, errands to run and items to pick up at the food store and help make 2008 more organized and less stressful for yourself.


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