Giveaway: A Year of Sun Undated Weekly Planner

The Octaveo “A Year of Sun” undated weekly planner ($44.95 AUD)  is a brilliantly sunny yellow, A5 planner with a flexible cover, hand painted yellow page edges and ultramarine blue accents. If anything would make you feel uplifted about planning for the future, it would be this planner.

Made in Barcelona and inspired by the Mediterranean, I think the Octaveo might make everyday feel like a vacation.

The end pages are a gradient blue with a small quote on the back page and a place to write your personal information in the front. The ribbon bookmark coordinates and is finished to prevent fraying.

The inside spreads of the lay-flat binding feature vertical weekly planning with cyan accents and 55 weeks of planning pages.  At the top of each page, you can circle the month, write in the date of the week and off you go! So you can start this planner next week! No need to wait until 2018. Your year of sun can start right away!

In the back of the book are travel planning pages as well as lined pages for notes and other info pages like a world map with time zones and such.  The paper quality seems  decent but I didn’t want to blemish the book as it was too pretty and I wanted someone to give it away unsullied.

Why should it be unsullied? Because I’d like to give this beautiful planner away! I get so many wonderful, lovely things I wanted to share the wealth.

TO ENTER: To qualify to win the Octaveo “Year of Sun” Undated A5 Planner, leave a comment here and tell me where you like to enjoy the sun or where you would like to enjoy the sun in the coming year.

FINE PRINT: All entries must be submitted by 10pm CST on Friday, September 29, 2017. All entries must be submitted at, not Twitter, Tumblr or Facebook, okay? Winner will be announced on Saturday. Winner will be selected by random number generator from entries that played by the rules (see above). Please include your real email address in the comment form (not in the actual comment) so that I can contact you if you win. I will not save email addresses or sell them to anyone — pinky swear. If winner does not respond within 7 days, I will draw a new giveaway winner. Shipping via USPS first class is covered. Additional shipping options or insurance will have to be paid by the winner. We are generous but we’re not made of money. US residents only please.

DISCLAIMER: This item was sent to me free of charge by Notemaker/Milligram for the purpose of review. Please see the About page for more details.

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  1. Great review! That is a gorgeous book that I had never seen before. I enjoy the sun anytime and anyplace! The coast of Eastern Florida is a favorite of mine. And the Florida Keys. I wish quick repair and recovery for them! Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. In 2018, I would love. To enjoy the sun in Central Park, where there is a. Gazebo in the centre surrounded by a mini botanical garden. All that’s missing is the waterfall and Japanese garden. Central Park is located near downtown Des Plaines. There or another Des Plaines park, Pottawatomie. The latter is mostly a field of gold with little place to sit.

  3. Great review! I appreciate sun while hiking the Inca Trail in the Peruvian Andes. Can’t wait to return soon.

  4. Great review as always! I love to enjoy the sun absolutely anywhere, but I’m somewhat partial to Emerald Isle, NC

  5. Thank you for the opportunity. Living in Sunny California – it’s easy to have the sun most days. I enjoy the sun while on my daily walks.

  6. What a beautiful planner! I love to enjoy the sun from my front porch… and would love to enjoy the sun someday from Hawaii.

  7. That is a beautiful book! I would love to enjoy the sun in my beloved hometown of St. Augustine. I moved away 13 years ago and I miss it every single day.

  8. I’d love to enjoy the sun in New Zealand, planned a trip there once but it fell through. Hopefully I’ll get to go there sometime in the near future. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful things!

  9. I like to enjoy the sun in wonderful North Carolina. It’s a great state from the Mountains to the sea.

  10. I like to enjoy the sun in the Pacific Northwest, although it is often not cooperative. When it is, though, it’s so enjoyable!

  11. Looks very nice, Hope I get it!
    Not much of a “sun” person, so I would likely enjoy the journal on my porch protected from it, under a cold breeze and refreshing drink.

  12. i try to enjoy the sun wherever i am, even at work when the sun warms up my dark hair.
    but stockholm would be pretty awesome, too 😉
    THANK YOU for the giveaway opportunity~

  13. Very nice review. And what a lovely planner. In 2018, I am eager to enjoy the sun sailing through the San Juan Islands in the Pacific northwest. Our sailboat repairs will soon be complete and we hope to enjoy the outdoors, the sun, the clouds and all the beautifulness this place has to offer.

  14. In the coming year I would like to enjoy the sun in Italy! I’ve always wanted to go and finally have semi-concrete plans to go in April.

  15. I will enjoy the sun this Fall on my backyard patio as the sun streams through the branches of the pine trees that surround us.

  16. What a beautiful notebook! I favorite place to enjoy sunshine is in the backyard of the house I grew up in, which was bought by my aunt and uncle to keep it in the family when my Grandma got sick. The backyard is enormous and there’s flowers and trees and all kinds of growing things, surrounding a huge pond that has two waterfalls and stocked with huge koi fish.

  17. This is beautiful! I hope to enjoy the sun on an Alaska cruise next year. This would be great to plan it all out in! Thanks for the great giveaway and review – this might be worth finding and purchasing even if not the winner!

  18. My favorite sun-soaking location is along the shores of Lake Superior in Northern Michigan. The water is frigid, but when the sun is out, swimming is almost tolerable!

  19. I love this planner and would use it on a cruise around the Hawaiian islands I hope to take in the Spring. What a generous giveaway! Thanx Anna!

  20. I’m applying to a school in Hawaii. I’ve lived in the desert for a number of years now, and I badly want to see water along with my sun.

  21. I’m all for winter, when the air is cold and the sun is warm …. nice review and thanks for the opportunity.

  22. Unfortunately I have some major sun sensitivities, for both my skin and eyes, so I have to avoid my beautiful, hot, Texas sun! Instead I try get my “sunshine” from gorgeous accessories in fabulous cheerful colours to brighten my day…those I get wherever I can find them! I crave clothing, books, notebooks and pens in sunshine yellows and sunset pinks and oranges! This planner is beautiful for whomever gets it. Thank you, WellAppointedDesk and Notemaker/Milligram for the information about the Octaveo and the opportunity to maybe own one of our own…

  23. Hey Ana!

    I currently like to enjoy the sun sitting at the lakefront of Lake Pontchartrain. Best spot for me to just relax and reflect while in nature around here.

  24. My favorite place to enjoy the sun is here at home — in the Pacific Northwest, a sunny day is a rare and glorious event.

    This is an interesting looking planner and I’d like to give that paper a whirl with some fountain pen ink.

  25. The Costa Brava, definitely. I like how people are suggesting places that don’t actually get any sun!

  26. Oh, that’s a gorgeous book. In 2018 I will be enjoying the sun in Starved Rock State Park in Illinois, Central Park in New York, and at an undisclosed (blessedly internet-free) cabin in northern Wisconsin. (Although right now I’d like to appreciate a little less sun. 90 degrees in late September is just too much.)

  27. That’s an awesome looking planner! I love how much freedom the layout gives you.

    We’re moving soon, so I’m hoping to be enjoying the sun in either San Diego or Hawaii in the next year.

  28. I like to spend the summer in China because I like to visit relatives and it’s fun visiting different cities in the country!

  29. This is a gorgeous planner! I think I would smile every day using it. Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite place to enjoy the sun is on Nauset Beach at Cape Cod.

  30. My favorite place to enjoy the sun is Kenya because of the amazing sunsets. However, this year our family desires to spend time enjoying the sun at Punta del Este (Uruguay).

  31. I would love to enjoy the sun in Maui or Kawaii with my husband. We went there for our honeymoon in 1999 and can’t wait to go back. He’s had 5 toes amputated this summer and we need a break when he’s all healed up! 🙂

  32. It is soooo beautiful. The colors make me feel like I should pick someplace sunny and exotic. My real vacation hope is to go to Quebec next summer.

  33. Thank you for the giveaway of this beautiful planner. I would like to find the sun in Newfoundland and Labrador. Preferably summer. Good luck to all.

  34. Currently living in Helena, Montana and will be back in North Carolina after 5 years in May, 2018. So will be enjoying my last winter of snow and cold!

  35. I will be enjoying the sun on a trip with my Rat Terrier to the AKC Agility Invitational in Florida in December!

  36. I had a brother who lived on the Big Island for a couple of years, managing a hotel. I do terribly miss being able to visit him there for the cost of an airline ticket!

  37. I like to enjoy the sun on my back porch! I live in a sunny state, so I have the luxury of taking my pens and notebooks outside to write while I bask up the sun!

  38. Far North Queensland, Sitting on a beach, sipping chilled sugar cane juice and the sound of sausages cooking on a barbecue nearby.

  39. I don’t get it – you get it for free from Australia and yet you still don’t want to make that tiny extra effort for your overseas readers…, still?!

    I get it from US sponsors but come one it’s not like as if you’re not being supported in so many other ways …

  40. Since I’m super photosensitive due to lupus, I don’t really enjoy the sun. Maybe the planner will fool my body into thinking I’m getting some of that yummy vitamin D?

  41. My only daughter left for college in Los Angeles this past August. I would love to enjoy the sun with her! I miss her!

  42. It looks quite nice. I like to celebrate the seasons / solstices / equinoxes. Acknowledge that there is a whole universe outside us. (unless it is all a simulation… Kurzgesagt… vSause3…)

  43. watching the sun flash off the enormous cottonwood on the edge of the woods near our house and how the sun highlights the layers of foliage.

  44. I try to enjoy the sun wherever I might be, though truth be told I’m a big fan of the shade! My favorite time of day, though, is the early evening, when my apartment fills with rosy-golden light. Thanks for the giveaway!

  45. I would love to enjoy the sun in Iceland next year, being that we now have nonstop flights to the delightful isle!

  46. I’d love to win this beautiful planner! I live in Ohio, where winters are often long and harsh so I know I’ll be begging for sunshine in January….maybe the southern coast of France…..sigh…

  47. I would love to win this! I’ll enjoy it in the Chicago sunshine (when the sun is actually out). Thank you for the opportunity!

  48. I literally (and figuratively) can’t look at the sun the same way again now that I’ve experienced a total solar eclipse! 😀 It was a reminder of how truly how amazing life is and how lucky we are to be here. In 2018, I plan to soak in as much outdoor time as possible, no matter where I happen to be.

  49. I most enjoy the sun at home in my backyard, or at the zoo, or anywhere with my family.
    Thanks for the GAW!

  50. I’m soaking up the last of the sun today in the backyard with a good book, but I hope to enjoy my kids first trip to disneyland next year with tons of sun included!

  51. I love to enjoy the sun relaxing on a warm granite slope near running water in the Sierra Nevada mountains in summer.

  52. I love time in the sun with my Grandson and his dog. They keep me young and busy! I would love to keep track of my play dates with him in my Year of Sun planner. Please enter my name in the give away. Thank you!

  53. I love NC! My favorite place to enjoy the Sun would be at The White Doe B&B in Manteo on the Outer Banks next July. Now I have to work on the funding part…..

    Thank you for this intriguing giveaway. The Year of Sun planner would be perfect for me to record my sunny vacation days in North Carolina and all of the sunny days in New Mexico.

  54. I love the patterns the sun makes shining through the stained glass windows of St. John’s Catholic Church (built in 1855!) in Bangor Maine.

  55. I love to enjoy the sun on the veranda of my building where I work. It’s wonderful to sit out there and let the sun soak into my back for a bit. I am soaking up as much as I can currently because…winter is coming.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  56. I like to enjoy the sun while running around one of our many local lakes/running paths. I hope to continue to do so in the upcoming year because I’ve already signed up for three races in 2018. 😀 Time to get back to good habits.

    This planner looks like so much fun.

  57. I live in England so it feels like we never get the sun enough! If I could feel the sun it would be in my back garden so I could sit out there with a nice cup of tea and a scone!

  58. The easy location to enjoy the sun is on the back patio with the dogs and freshly brewed iced tea. I would really rather enjoy the sun on the beach in Grand Cayman sipping something fruity with coconut milk.

  59. I love the sun in my backyard! I moved into a house from many years of condo life a couple of months ago. The dogs and I love having a big yard. (thank you for the giveaway opportunity.)

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