For 2017 I am using the three existing types of the Hobonichi techo books:
- A cousin or A5 for my everything planner – this captures all work related things, as well as personal life tasks, projects and simply everything in my life.
- My A6 original techo – used purely as a journal, art notebook and creative book
- A weeks book, that I use to keep track of my son’s life, appointments, memories, milestones and as a medical tracker as well.
For covers, I got the back pistachio cover for the cousin, without a cover on cover. I have used it this way since January 2017. Now, I do love this cover. The green interior is similar to an apple-green. The bad thing about not getting a cover on cover for this black pistachio is that it started getting dirty. I am very careful with all of my things, especially my planners, but with daily use, and because the cousin planner travels with me sometimes from work to my house and everywhere else if needed, the cover has gotten a bit dusty and oily. Not goo!
Recently, on September 1st I placed an order for my 2018 Hobonichi. Yes, I went through the release day madness! and I placed an order for all three books again, with their respective covers, and a couple of accessories. And guess what? I completely forgot to add a cover on cover for my current cousin and also a cover on cover for my weeks.
A few days ago, through the facebook group, I heard that jetpens.com had started selling the Hobonichi books and a wider range of covers and accessories. On I went! I decided to place an order for the two covers that I was missing, plus a little something on the side to add the total required to have “free shipping”. To make the story short, I bought the “new beginnings” cover on cover to put it on my 2017 hobonichi and avoid further “damage” to my pistachio cover because I would actually like to use it in the future.
The new beginnings cover is beautiful! I put it on my hobonichi right away and it completely changed the way the book looks. I wish I had gotten a cover on cover sooner because the book really changed! It makes me so happy, and not that it didn’t before but it just looked much more subtle. One of the reasons why I got the black pistachio was because it is somber and I can use it in a professional environment, however, because I usually lean for super happy and colorful objects, this cover started to look dull.
Here is a picture of how my book looks like now:
Here is a picture of a general view
So, lesson learned! I will never forget again to include a cover on cover for the plain colored covers in the future, and advice for you is to do the same if you are considering buying a Hobonichi 2018 this year.
With my renewed book, and my beautiful inspiring cover, on I continue to end the year full of hope and with vision for a great closing of the year.
Thank you for reading!