Fun Project: The 2016-2017 “Get to Work Book” Is Now Out!

Link: The Get to Work Book

Here’s a fun project that a wish I’d made it myself. But even though I didn’t, some very good friends of mine did. It’s like a journal or a planner, but better—and here’s how the creator describes it:

“The GET TO WORK BOOK® is a daily planner + goal setting workbook designed to help you make progress on your big goals by taking things one day at a time. While (sadly) it can’t do your work for you, every inch of it was thoughtfully designed to help you get to work.”

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The Get to Work Book was created in partnership with Elise Blaha Cripe and the Portland design studio, Jolby & Friends.

Elise Blaha Cripe is a blogger, crafter and goal setter in San Diego, California. She’s been sharing ideas and DIY projects since 2005, and running an online shop of handmade goods since 2008. To stay motivated and push herself creatively, Elise sets lofty year-long craft challenges while documenting her progress and lessons learned.

(I wrote about Elise in The Happiness of Pursuit, and she later spoke at WDS.)


Elise also produces a weekly podcast, Elise Gets Crafty, that focuses on handmade business, blogging, creativity, and inspiration. I was on the show recently and we had a great chat!


Jolby & Friends is a multi-disciplinary creative studio building meaningful and thoughtful experiences through collaboration. Endlessly in pursuit of complex and challenging projects, their goal is to tell a memorable story creatively: “What we build should move someone, make them feel something, leave them in awe, and make them smile.”

Since the Get to Work Book launch in Spring 2015, the product line has expanded to include planner accessories and additional project planning tools. There are currently two versions: JAN-DEC which follows the traditional calendar year and JUL-JUN which follows the academic calendar.

This isn’t an affiliate link or promotional post—I just think it’s an awesome resource. If you’re looking for a unique tool to plan your projects, check it out. You can also see more fun photos on Instagram.


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