She showed me her large wall calendar $26 and I said it would be an awesome piece to have here on The Desk and then time got away from us and here it is the end of January! So, we decided, since not everyone is as prompt about getting organized for the new year, we could host a giveaway so the next 11 months could be beautiful and organized.
Maiko has kindly offered to giveaway one of her 2017 Wall Calendars. It is a simple, functional calendar that features large dates that can be read from across the room.
Full moon stickers and a large bulldog clips are optional. Calendar starts from October 2016 to December 2017.
• Size 11×17
• Large dates visible from afar (Date height 1.37″)
• Plenty of space underneath the dates to jot down important dates ( 1 inch height)
• Ships flat
• Printed on 70lb text weight paper – same as copy paper weight
• 100% post consumer waste paper
• The paper color is slightly off white
• 15 full moon stickers (full moon dates included)
• 3 inch chrome bull dog clip
If you don’t want to wait to see if you win the giveaway, you can order one today. I did because I still have a sorry-looking free calendar hanging on my wall from LAST YEAR and I needed to remedy the situation ASAP. While you’re there, you might want to consider one of her amazing clocks. I’m partial to the Cuckoo Style A because it has squirrels on it. One of the most popular items is the DIY Western Auto sign which is a beacon on our downtown skyline that Decoylab turned into a desktop 3D bamboo kit you can assemble, paint and build yourself.
TO ENTER: Leave a message in the comments and tell me what New Year’s task you’ve procrastinated or if you are hyper-organized what Decoy Lab item you’re dreaming of owning. One entry per person.
FINE PRINT: All entries must be submitted by 10pm CST on Saturday, January 28, 2017. All entries must be submitted at wellappointeddesk.com, 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 email address in the comment form 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 10 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.
When someone mentions “typewriter” and “calendar” in the same sentence, my ears prick right up. Add in a little paper mechanic magic and I am already writing the blog post in my head.
This darling little desktop calendar stands in its own 3D foldable typewriter. Just print out the pieces and assemble. Consider it as a great Tuesday morning office project. It is available for instant download for $4.99 via Sky Goodies on Etsy.
Want to have a simple, swanky calendar on your desk? Check out this free, printable calendar from Weekday Carnival. Print it out and clip it to a clipboard on your desk. To mix it up, try printing it out on neon paper and post on a kraft clipboard.
I love the few, quiet days between Christmas and New Year’s. I use the time to potter around the house, tackling piles of papers, cleaning out my in-box (paper and digital), using Christmas cards to update addresses in my address book and other organizational projects. I try to write my thank you notes, catch up on correspondence, read books and catch up on movies. I really need a month but a week gets some of the projects checked off my list for the new year.
I love using the New Year as a chance to do things better. Lots of people talk about resolutions, but I think of them more as plans and goals. I often choose things that should be attainable in theory rather than things that are completely new habits or lifestyle.
So far, my personal goals are pretty humble:
learn to cook more meals at home (besides frozen pizza)
fix up my vintage bike (needs new rear wheel and tires)
keep riding my bikes (4-5 times a week)
keep writing lots of letters (and reply more quickly)
Looks like I’m getting a jump on preparations for 2014. My good pal Chuck from Craftboy sent me this awesome calendar filled with photos of some of the most iconic typewriters from the Kasbah Mod collection. Kasbah sells premium typewriters, often refurbished with vivid paint jobs but the typewriters in the calendar are all in their original hues.
The wall calendar features a dozen delicious typewriter images and lots of space to write birthdays and events. You can purchase a copy of this calendar online through Calendars.com for $14.99.
I had to check to see if I owned any of the typewriters featured in the calendar. While I covet many of them including the Olivetti Valentine, I do not own a single one featured in the calendar. The closest I have is a Hermes Rocket, the little cousin to the Hermes 3000.