How To Use - Home Care & Reading List!

 

With our big launch on Aug. 1, we released a bunch of new +pages! We've already shown you how to use our Event Planner, Grocery & Meal, Mood Tracker, Travel, & Wellness pages (check those out HERE!), but here’s a how to on our Home Care & Reading List pages!


xoxo - Trisha & Michelle

Summer Bucket List

We’re aren’t ready, but summer is quickly coming to a close...Don’t get too busy that you forget to finish your summer bucket list! Here’s a couple ideas for how to end your summer with a BANG!

Host a backyard BBQ! - Invite your closest friends and family over for a backyard BBQ! Have everyone bring a side dish and a game!

Rent paddle boards or kayaks! - Gather the family, rent some paddle boards or kayaks, and head to your favorite swimming hole! Bring a picnic lunch and some snacks to enjoy on the water!

Have a picnic! - Pack a picnic lunch and head to the park! Bring games, puzzles, and books to read. It wouldn’t hurt to take a nap in the shade!

Volunteer at your local animal shelter! - This one’s for you animal lovers! Spend an afternoon giving back to your community by sending some time with a bunch of furry friends!

Tube down a river! - If you live near a tube-able river, tube it! Bring snacks and plenty of sun screen and enjoy a nice leisurely float.

Side-walk chalk drawing contest! - Gather the kids (and adults) and have a side walk chalk art festival on your own driveway! Designate judges and give prizes like “Most Creative” and “Most Colorful” to everyone that participates!

Family Bike Ride! - Put on your helmets and pump up your tires! There’s nothing better than a family bike ride around the neighborhood! It’s always fun to play a game of I Spy as you cruise!

Play in the rain! - If there’s a warm rainy day, don’t stay inside!

Outdoor movie night! - Set up a projector and white sheet, lay some blankets out on the lawn and watch your favorite movie! Don’t forget the popcorn!

Be a tourist in your own city! - Spend a weekend exploring all the fun things in your neck of the woods!

Farmers Market Trip! - Head to the farmers market and stock up on fresh locally grown fruits and veggies or gather ingredients for dinner!

Camp in the backyard! - If can’t find the time to go on a real camping trip, set up a tent, build a fire and roast some marshmallows in your own backyard! It’s a lot less effort, but can be just as fun!

Stargaze! - Head away from the city lights and spend a few hours stargazing! You can also check online to see if there are any meteor showers in your area!

xo - Trisha & MIchelle

10 Things To Throw Away Immediately

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Photo: @lindseybadenhop

Keeping our planners organized is one thing, but keeping our homes organized is a whole different ball game! One of the best tricks to having an organized home is to have less things to organize! Here's a list of 10 things to throw away on the spot - you don't even have to think about it! When you see these things around your house, don't hesitate!

1. Socks with Holes

Honestly, we don't even wear them! So why keep them around? Save your toes some time and some grief by throwing those hole-y socks away the moment you spot that dreaded hole. Oh, and while you're at it, throw away it's match; nobody likes an unmatched sock. 

2. Pens that don't work

There is no amount of chicken scratch that will get that pen to work, I promise. 

3. Grocery Bags

For some reason we all feel like we should keep the plastic bags from the grocery store. Granted, they have some great uses, but do we really need 60 of them? Instead of becoming grocery bag hoarders (🙋🏼) let's recycle or use re-usable bags! 

4. Broken Toys

Not only are they not as fun as they used to be, but they are also a potential choking hazard. If you don't plan on fixing it, discard it! 

5. Bent bobby pins

Bent bobby pins don't work in your hair, so there isn't much use for them. Also, is there anything more painful than a bobby pin that has lost its rubber end? Ouch! 

6. Junk Mail

There is nothing like thinking you've got a great pile of mail to dig into, only to find that it is all junk. How did you people even find my address? If you know it is junk, it's best to throw it away!

7. Expired Credit Cards

Chop them into pieces and say goodbye! 

8. Empty containers

No need to keep those pesky empty containers: shampoo/conditioner, salad dressing, make up...etc. By the way, which kid put the empty milk carton back in the fridge?! 🙄

9. Broken Crayons

Sometimes, two is not better than one. Broken crayons are too short in one piece, let alone in two! 

10. Expired Things

That expired medication? It's dangerous, throw it out! Expired food? It's nasty, throw it out! Did you know that your makeup expires? Throw that out too! 

11. BONUS - Garbage

This one is a total no-brainer. We all keep it around though. Walk through your house, and you will find receipts, used sticky notes, popsicle sticks, clothing tags, candy wrappers, etc.. just laying around. It's garbage, but hasn't made it to the can. Don't wait, throw it in the nearest garbage can!

How To Use - 5 of Our Newest Pages!

 

With our new covers, layouts, and features, we are launching nine new +pages! Here’s how we’d use five of them!


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Which pages are you most excited about? Leave a comment below!

xo - Trisha & Michelle

1 Layout 2 Ways - Horizontal Half 4

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Meet our newest layout Horizontal Half 4 (launching Aug. 1st, 2019)! This might just be our favorite layout yet! We are both counting down the days until our planner is out and we can re-order new ones with this incredible layout. We’ve been so excited about this layout, we thought we’d share two amazing ways to use each section!

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STICKY NOTE SPOT:

Use this space for either a sticky note with your shopping/grocery list OR as a mini journal for that week!

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TO DO LIST:

You can either have one long to do list, OR split them up between personal and work!

PRIORITIES:

Use this space for either this week’s priorities OR long-term goals & priorities!

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GRATITUDE:

Use this space to write down what you’re grateful for OR ways you can show gratitude to others!

BLANK LIST:

Use this spot to meal plan for the week OR as a next week preview!

HABITS:

Use this space to track your habits OR as a simple chore chart for your family!

Comment below with how you’d use this layout!

xo - Trisha & Michelle

5 Books Every Working Woman Should Read

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Here are 5 books you should be reading if you’re a working woman!

  1. HOW WOMEN RISE - How to break the 12 habits that are holding you back from your next raise, promotion or job.

  2. SECRETS OF SIX-FIGURE WOMEN - Strategies to up your earnings and change your life.

  3. LEAVE YOUR MARK - How to land your dream job, kill it in your career and rock on social media!

  4. LEAN IN - Reigniting the conversation around women in the workplace.

  5. GIRL CODE - Unlocking the secrets to success, sanity, & happiness for the female entrepreneur.

Have you read any of these amazing books - do you have any other book recommendations? Leave a comment!

xo - The Golden Coil Team

New Layouts & Pages Launching Aug. 1st!

We’ve got tons of new features and layouts coming August 1st! Here’s a sneak peek of ALL ten of our new layouts and pages!

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This just might be our favorite layout yet! Perfect for you task oriented planners that don’t need a big weekly view!

 
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You asked and we delivered - an event planning page! Perfect for planning baby showers, birthday parties and book club meetings!

 
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Now you can track your groceries & meals on one full spread! There’s even snack planning!

 
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Our home care pages make it easy to keep your home in tip top shape throughout the year!

 
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Keep track of how you feel throughout the year with our new mood tracking spread!

 
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Keep track of all your online orders here! You might wanna keep this page hidden from your spouse…jk!

 
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Many of you have been using the bucket list pages as a reading list - but now you don’t have to!

 
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Staff paper pages for all you amazing musicians out there!

 
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Planning a trip! Use our travel pages to keep track of everything from activities to accommodations!

 
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To help you reach your wellness goals!

 

All of these new pages & layouts + 6 new covers are launching Aug. 1st!

xo - The Golden Coil Team

5 Tips for Staying Inspired

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  1. GO OUTSIDE - talk a walk, sit in your back yard, have a picnic at the park, go on a bike ride, etc. - just get outside and bask in the sun!

  2. UNPLUG - put your phone, tablet, and laptop away! Use this time to think originally instead of bouncing off the thoughts and ideas you see online!

  3. BRAIN DUMP - write down all those thoughts & ideas floating around in your head! Once you’ve finished, read back through and highlight all the ideas you love! P.S our brain dump pages are perfect for this!!!

  4. STEP AWAY - when you are feeling uninspired by a project, give yourself some time away. Read a book, watch a movie, take your dog on a walk, or call your mom. By the time you are ready to come back to your project, you will have a new outlook and energy!

  5. IMPRESS YOURSELF - do something you thought you couldn’t do - but this doesn’t mean you have to do it perfectly! Try a new hobby (painting, rock climbing, or piano) and celebrate your ability whether or not you are amazing at it.

xo - The Golden Coil Team

Six New Covers Launching Aug. 1st!

We’ve got some exciting things coming August 1st! Along with some fun new layouts & +pages, we are launching SIX NEW COVERS! Introducing…

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MEET PECAN!

A pretty warm brown for those that love neutral tones. We love the way the gold foiled logo and golden coil complement the creamy color of this cover - and don’t get us started on the linen texture!

 
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MEET PAPRIKA!

Where orange & red meet, our Paprika linen cover is vibrant, yet simple! At first, Paprika feels like a fall color - but it fits in nicely with sunnier summer days too!

 

And now what you’ve all been waiting for! Our 2019 patterned covers!

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MEET SUNSET!

A calming ombre pattern that brings to mind summer sunsets. Sunset is perfect for someone that loves color and pattern, but wants something simple & beautiful!

 
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MEET NAVY BUFFALO CHECK!

Our classic Buffalo Check in a new color! We love the painterly feel of the watercolored lines in blue. This pattern makes us think of summer-time picnics and blue jeans!

 
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MEET CACTUS!

A fun brush stroke pattern inspired by desert colors! With a nod to the classic stripe pattern, Cactus is perfect for those that think out of the box.

 
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MEET ERIN WILSON!

Our design contest winner, Erin Wilson created this stunning floral pattern! With the warmth & flowery feel of spring & summer, mixed with the wind of fall and white of winter, this is a cover that won’t tire all year long!


Thank you for your patience as we’ve worked hard to bring these new covers to you!

xo - The Golden Coil Team

Patriotic Treats For Your 4th of July Celebration

Independence Day is tomorrow, so we’ve been scouring the internet for some fun patriotic treats! Here are a few we will definitely be making for our family BBQ!

4th of July Ice Cream Floats by The Butter Half

Not only are these ice cream floats STUNNING, they are super simple and easy to make! Get the recipe HERE!


Patriotic Flag Bark by Chelsea’s Messy Apron

No bake and only 4 ingredients!? Count me in! Get the recipe HERE!


Patriotic Berry Dessert Pizza by The Butter Half

A giant cookie with cream cheese icing and yummy berries! Yes please! Get the recipe HERE!

xo - The Golden Coil Team

4th of July Bucket List

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I don’t know about you, but the 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays! I mean, why not?! It’s the perfect excuse to have back yard BBQs, swim, spend time with friends & family, and play with the kiddos!

Here’s our bucket list for the 4th of July weekend!

1 .backyard bbq

2. splash pad

3. family hike

4. homemade ice cream

5. pool time

6. make a patriotic pie

7. sparklers

8. outdoor concert/movie night

9. parade

10. firework show!

Enjoy your Independence Day!!!

xo - The Golden Coil Team

Productivity Podcasts to Get You Through the Week!

Photo: @karlibobarley

Photo: @karlibobarley

Monday’s can be hard, and staying productive can be even harder! That’s why we asked you what podcasts help you get through those productivity slumps. Here are 5 productivity podcasts recommended by all of you!

The Productive Woman - For those struggling to balance home and work life, this podcast aims at facilitating and encouraging women to succeed in life.

How I Built This - Perfect for the entrepreneur or future entrepreneur! Founders, of some of the best-known companies in the world, tell their story about the movements they’ve built.

Getting Things Done - Sharing personal and professional stories, as well as practical tips on helping you get things done!

The 5am Miracle - A podcast dedicated to dominating your day before breakfast.

Productivityist - Tips and tricks to boost your productivity and take your time-management to the next level.

xo-the Golden Coil team

9 Irresistible Pens for Planning!

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Photo: @carlifries84

A few weeks ago, we asked what pens are your favorite to use when writing in your Golden Coil planner, and
YOU. GUYS. DELIVERED! Here’s a list of 9 irresistible pens for planning (in no particular order)!

  1. G-2 Ultra Fine Pen (0.38mm)

  2. Papermate Ink Joy Pen

  3. Muji Pens (0.38mm)

  4. Tombow Calligraphy Pen

  5. Le Pen

  6. Energel (0.7mm)

  7. Uni-Ball Signo Ballpoint Pen (0.38mm)

  8. Sharpie Fine Point Pen

  9. Stabilo Fine Liner Pens

Don’t see your favorite pen on the list? Comment below!

xo- the Golden Coil team

6 Helpful Spring Cleaning Tips

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Photo: @honeywild_

With only a few weeks left of spring, you want to get that pesky spring cleaning done before all your summer activities start! Here’s a few helpful tips for giving your home that deep clean it desperately needs!

  1. Scope out your home: Identify the areas that need the most work. Whether it’s the base boards, hallway closet, or under the bed, make sure you write down a list of neglected areas you want to tackle!

  2. Make a list: Make a list of each room in your home and write down all the areas you’d like to clean in each of those rooms. Check them off as you go to keep you motivated!

  3. Work from the top down: Start by getting rid of the dust and cobwebs on your ceiling fans and lights and work your way down to the floor. This will save you time and energy as you won’t need to re-clean your space!

  4. Declutter: A cluttered home adds unnecessary stress into your life. Take some time to declutter your closets, office space and even that junk drawer you pretend doesn’t exist.

  5. Don’t forget the windows and walls: If you’re anything like me, you hardly ever clean the walls and windows. Take some time to wipe down your baseboards, vacuum out the window tracks, and give your windows a much needed clean. *kids can be great window washers!

  6. Don’t overwhelm yourself: Don’t feel like you have to tackle your whole house in one day! Break it up into manageable chunks and ask your family for help!

Good luck!

xo - the Golden Coil team


What's For Dinner - Zemp Family Favorites

Join us this week as we cook some of our family favorites! If you like food that is delicious, comforting, and filling, these meals are for you! Each recipe has family sized portions - a result of having a 9 person family - but, feel free to make an adjustments or additions for your own family! We'd love to see your dinners if you choose to cook with us this week - tag us by using the hashtag #GCxWHATSFORDINNER. 

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