So my husband claims that I am a bit of a planner and office supply whore…and what is wrong with that?! I am trying to be organized….in a very pretty way, with lots of fabulous colored pens and washi tape and….well I digress.
So now that we embark on our first full week of 2014 — I thought I’d scan the web to find some beautiful free printable! However…..
I also created my own calendar this year — namely for pretty practical reasons. I do not keep color ink in stock here at the farm. As a student, I am usually printing journal articles or papers — so I rely heavily on my Brother laser printer (p.s. its’s fantastic!) which is black and white. So I see all of these beautiful color calendars, and I have to print them either in greyscale or send them off to Office Max or Staples for printing. All of the black and white ones were utilitarian — with not a hint of pretty. So I got fed up and made this PDF printable that combines utility with a little pretty through fonts. I thought I would share it for everyone who is stuck printing in black and white!
Now onto the beautiful finds on the internet:
Oh The Lovely Things has a beautiful calendar for display!
I think this infographic is so truthful and important to reflect on as we go into the new year. Who are you now? Who do you want to be in 2014?
A page I follow on Facebook challenged people to write 25 accomplishments they achieved in 2013. And it actually was very hard! The Husband had to help me out with a few. Why is it so easy to remember what went wrong, but so hard to remember what went right. It’s so simple to think of all the things you did wrong; failed to do; should have done…but to think about what you did archive takes more time than it should.
So here is what I am thinking; in 2014 I refuse to make resolutions — but I do want to make plans. So look out for my post on plans, and be ready to make some of your own! Let’s focus on our successes this year, eh? Let’s focus on making ourselves what we are Proud to be, not what the world wants to box us into being. So be a nerd, be smart, be the best size 8/12/16/24 you can be, enjoy fresh bread and cheese with no remorse; if you fail to workout for a week keep loving yourself; if you don’t know what you want to be when you grow up — cool neither do I!; if you want to cook dinner for your husband every night – do it and still be a proud feminist! Let’s stop boxing ourselves in, and let’s start letting ourselves out — cause there is one thing I’m so happy I did that didn’t make the list … I let go on my honeymoon and found myself standing on the top deck of a pirate ship dancing in the rain off the beaches of Barbados. How cool is that? And things like that don’t happen when you box yourself into expectations — they happen when you let yourself go and experience life :).
Happy New Year — enjoy every moment you can! <3
So technology is great — until you forget to adjust the sharing links. Here is the link to the calendar that is now open to the public to download 🙂 Enjoy!
So I always pledge that I will do better in the new year. I will organize better — I will be better — I will be amazing.
Sure it does not always work out that way. Currently my workspace looks like this:
“It’s not vanity to feel you have a right to be beautiful. Women are taught to feel we’re not good enough, that we must live up to someone else’s standards. But my aim is to cherish myself as I am.”
– Elle Macpherson