Monday, January 7, 2013

My Calendar Dreams

So, I told myself that in the new year I would be more organized.
Well, here's my first step toward that!

I have this wall space in my house that is blank!
I hate blank walls.
You can ask the people I work with; they know my hatred of blank spaces.
 I knew I had to so something with it.
Here's what it looked like before.

It's so boring.

So, I had wonderful plans to make my very own colorful calendar.
I even found one on Pinterest {from chicisms} that I loved.

And, I was ready to tackle the project!
But, when I went to Lowes this week to buy a dishwasher {more on that later}, I couldn't find any paint samples that I liked.

So, then, I was emailing back and forth with one of my Cara Box swappies, Chelsea over @ Freckles in Our Eyes, and she was telling me about a chalkboard calendar she found over at iheartORGANIZING.

 Jen @ iheartORGANIZING has great ideas that I hope to tackle soon, but I just didn't have the patience this weekend to make the chalkboard calendar.
I had so many other things on my mind!

So, while I was grocery shopping at Walmart this weekend, I found one that appealed to me.
I immediately picked it up and stuck it in the cart.
I was so desperate for a calendar that I bought it and brought it home.
It may not be the prettiest calendar or handmade, but it does its job!
Now, it is proudly hanging on my empty wall with everything that is going on this month.
I feel so proud and accomplished.
It's one small step in the right direction!

How do you stay organized?
Do you use wall calendars?
Or agendas?
Or both?


  1. Aww yay! You found one! Functional works! Can't wait to hear how it works for you!!

  2. That's so awesome!
    Love your blog :) New follower!