“I don’t want to get organized” said no one ever + A giveaway!

Thomas Allen & Son sent me my favourites from the Pipsticks X Workman Publishing collab in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine and from the heart. 


I love September for all of the usual reasons, but even more so this year because I’m starting it with a super fun planner that’s going to help me get a grip on all of the things I’ve let slide and crush my goals. The vast majority of which will not require leaving the house. #killingit #pajamasarelife I know, now you’re over there all TELL ME MORE and as luck would have it, I’m over here (in my pj’s) all OKAY I WILL. 

Pipsticks x Workman Dreamer planner sticker book big ideas inside

The This Changes Everything 2019 Planner (spanning August 2018 to December 2019) is part of the new Pipsticks X Workman Publishing gift line, which includes a notekeeper and a sticker book in three different themes. My set is “for the Dreamer” — colourful and inspirational, perfect for a creative spirit like yours truly.

There’s also “for the Daring” — fun and bright, with energetic designs, perfect for the list-keeper. (Check out the planner, notekeeper and sticker book.) And lastly, “for the Driven” — a more pastel colour theme and super motivational, perfect for the goal-tracker (planner, notekeeper and sticker book).

Longtime try small things readers (HI MOM) might remember Pipsticks from this post and this one. What started out as a monthly sticker subscription club has now expanded to include a bricks-and-mortar shop and now, this new line.

Pipsticks X Workman Big Ideas Inside notekeeper notepad

The Big Ideas Inside notekeeper (with 100+ stickers!) is a major upgrade to the random sticky notes and backs of envelopes that I am forever writing lists and ideas on and subsequently losing. (I swear they actually DO get up and walk away.) The spine is very flexible so the notebook stays open while you’re writing in it instead of closing on top of your hand, which I think we can all agree is très annoying.

Its mate, the Dreaming in Color sticker book, has more than 800 stickers (cute things like to-go cups, cassette tapes, balloon animals and tacos) and six postcards. I want to start sending cards more regularly so I’ve promised myself I’m going to sit down once a week and write at least two. (Snail Mail Sundays coming soon to a planner near you!)

Pipsticks X Workman planner for the dreamer and ban.do washi tape 2

I’m super picky about my planners but PRAISE BE I think I’ve finally found one that ticks all the boxes. Some of my favourite features:

  • The sturdy, laminated and colour-coded tabs for each section including holidays, goals, and all the months.
  • The “currently” page at the beginning of each month where you write what you’re currently making, watching, reading, listening, eating, planning, etc. I do blog posts like these every now and again and they’re one of my faves.
  • The “yay” circles on each day that you can fill in with a sticker to track of your goals. I’m using mine to track my spin classes.
  • The mylar pocket at the front with a zip lock for keeping receipts, stamps, your lucky rabbit’s foot (JUST KIDDING THOSE ARE GROSS) etc.

Pipsticks x Workman Dreamer planner sticker book big ideas inside


Thanks to Thomas Allen & Son, I have a Pipsticks X Workman set to share! One lucky try small things reader will win the “for the Daring” planner, notekeeper and sticker book.  For a chance to win, tell me which set is most YOU and why. This entry is mandatory.

For an additional entry, visit try small things on Facebook and like (or love!) this post and leave a comment, then tell me you did so and your name on Facebook in the comments below. (Shares aren’t necessary, but YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU GUYS FOR IT!) 

And feel free to tweet the following once per day and leave the url for your tweet in the comments below (one entry per tweet). Make sure you’re following try small things on Twitter for your entry to count.

Are you #plannerobsessed? Enter to #win a Pipsticks X Workman planner, notekeeper and sticker book from @trysmallthings CAN 9/14  https://wp.me/p4xBed-6Oy #pipsticksplanner 

Update September 15, 2018: Congratulations Kristy R! 

The contest is open to Canadian residents 18+ excluding Quebec and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on September 14, 2018. The potential winner (chosen at random) must respond to prize notification within 48 hours and provide the correct answer to a skill-testing question, otherwise another winner will be selected.

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  1. Rachel Williams

    For the daring, I’m a huge lister so this would be perfect for me.

  2. CL Chin

    i liked the Facebook post as CL Chin

  3. CL Chin

    i tweeted as @citygal28

  4. Joy Mills (@Jemrah1)

  5. Anonymous


  7. Athena

  8. Soozle

  9. Joy Mills (@Jemrah1)

  10. jan

  11. Helena B

    I love the For the Driven set because of it’s cute colours and layout- I can always do with some more motivation!

  12. Erin N

  13. athena

  14. Suzie B

  15. Kristy Reid

    Loved, commented and shared the post on FB (Kristy Reid)

  16. Kristy Reid
  17. Kristy Reid

    I think “for the Daring” is most me… between riding/racing motorcycles and moving cross-country with 3 kids 6 and under, I think I’ve got “daring” covered.

  18. Jonnie
  19. Carol Oddy

    Entered on FaceBook Carol Oddy & twitter jezzy005, thanks for the contest !!

  20. Carol Oddy

    I really like all three but my favorite is the planner because I need it to keep track of appointments !!

  21. Shannon H (@shannoncont)

  22. Shannon H (@shannoncont)

    I have recently become planner obsessed. I love the Big Ideas!

  23. Erin N

  24. Joy Mills (@Jemrah1)

  25. Suzie B

  26. Athena

  27. Athena

    I love the Dreamer planner – it definitely fits the dreamer in me!

  29. jan

  30. Candace

    The most me is definitely the Dreaming in Color sticker book! Stickers, especially CUTE, are so me! I stick stickers on EVERYTHING! Also twitter has been twitted: https://twitter.com/egurite/status/1037378866589786112

  31. Joy Mills (@Jemrah1)

  32. Jenny Major
  33. Suzie B

    I commented on FB – Suzanne K

  34. Suzie B

  35. Jenn (@jennerinyvr)
  36. hmrcarlson

    Liked, shared and commented on FB – Heidi Carlson-Reid

  37. hmrcarlson

    I need the This Changes Everything Planner as I am a bit organationally-challenged and I like the design of this.

  38. hmrcarlson

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