Freebie: May Printable Calendar

May Printable Calendar

 

April showers bring May flowers and this somewhat accidental design reminds me of dandelions.  While the rains continue, things are blooming.  The blessings always more plentiful when I focus on having a grateful heart.  So this May I am grateful for creative time, family and friends pouring abundantly into my life, and for a Savior that makes it all possible.

May Printable Calendar3               May Printable Calendar2

 

Download Pink HERE

Download Blue HERE

Download Green HERE

April Desktop Wallpaper Freebie

 

mountaingrade desktop_1680x1050

 

Way back in 2013, I set a goal that I actually achieved!  I created a new desktop calendars every month to give away on the blog.  Recently I decided to resurrect that idea with printable calendars but I miss having a new wallpaper each month.  I’ve been working on this design for a little while so I thought this would be a fun way to share.  Enjoy!

Download the 1680×1050 version HERE

Download the 1600×1200 version HERE

Freebie: April Printable Calendar

 

April Calendar_mkh org

 

Nothing says, “April is here” in Florida like the daily afternoon shower (read: torrential downpour).  Luckily though, as the old saying goes, April showers bring May flowers so I’m thankful for this rain.

I’m thankful for all the rain.  Especially the metaphorical kind.

This has been a season of downpour, full of abundant love and undeniable evidence of the awesome God that created it all.  Some storms have been on the scarier side, lightening and thunder leaving me shaking in my boots at times, but always pointing me to deeper trust in the One who deserves all my trust.

So I am thankful for this rain.

Here are a few links for your own rainy season:

Printable April Calendar HERE

Misty Edwards gets me every time HERE

Instant rainy day ambiance HERE

The Quarter Project

Jon Acuff has this talent for lighting a fire under my procrastinating behind.  Last November, after reading his post on how much “almost” sucks, I followed his advise and “put a stake” in my long-labored novel, called it done, and finished the last 2% of the final draft that I’d been sitting on for a ridiculous amount of time.  BAM.  No more almost about it.  Done in three days.

image

Let’s just skip over the fact that it then took me four months to format, finalize cover art, buy ISBNs and upload to Kindle.  Let’s also skip over the fact that I still have the notification email from when Jon responded to my victory tweet.

Yup, skip all that.

This Fall, as life turned into pumpkins and the “Where has the year gone!?” panic set in, he Acuffed me again posting THIS:

The year is not over. It’s not even close to over. We still have 25% left! Sure, we’ve burned through almost 75% but that’s not the same as 100%. Imagine if you came up with a 75 on a test and told your parents, “Don’t worry mom and dad, that’s almost 100!” How would the rest of that conversation go for you?

 

The year isn’t over.

It’s not too late.

It’s time to rally!

– See more HERE

What else is one to do when Jon Acuff issues a rally cry?  You rally people!  In response, The Quarter Project was born.

the quarter project

 

The premise is simple.

With 25% of the year left, the last quarter of four, I will tackle a list of 25 things that need conquering before January 1st.  My key to success?  Loading the list with fun things I’d do anyway.  What else did you expect from the girl that lists “Wake up” as the first item on every daily to do list?

What made the list.

Some things are simple one time actions while others, such as de-cluttering the house, will be longer projects (posts to come on this initiative!).  There are things that make huge milestones like holding my novel in print and other things on the list that just need to get done like finishing the master bathroom.  I put no parameters on what made the list.  This alone is a victory.  I should have made the first item on the list be “write the list.”

  1. Hold my book in print version *SHAMELESS PLUG HERE*
  2. List and sell stuff I’ve been holding for eBay
  3. Pay off [some] debt
  4. Finish reading a book – any book – even a re-read of the entire HP series will do
  5. Use up candle making supplies
  6. Finish the master bathroom
  7. Research/plan/outline/snowflake a new writing project
  8. De-clutter the house
  9. Wrap up the family photo project
  10. Make a T-shirt quilt
  11. Plant a Fall garden
  12. Send real mail
  13. De-clutter the digital life
  14. Make my first block printed fabric
  15. List new products on Etsy
  16. Paint Grandma’s kitchen
  17. Plant flowers in the front of the house
  18. Surprise a certain special someone with homemade strawberry cheesecake
  19. Buy a perfect little pumpkin somewhere other than a grocery store
  20. Make s’mores in the fire pit
  21. Wear my favorite hat while knitting several more
  22. Take walks
  23. DIY gifts for Christmas
  24. Open the window, use up candles, play the “fireplace” on the TV with hot cocoa
  25. Actually stay up until midnight on New Year’s Eve.

Come along for the ride.

My goal is to provide updates on accomplished tasks in a reasonable manner.  If you are familiar with my blog at all you know that consistency is not my thing.

Care to join me in this project?  I’d love to hear about your progress! Link up in comments! Use hashtag #thequarterprojectfall2014 on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, social-media-platform-I’m-too-over-it-to-learn.

Rally friends.  Let’s get some stuff done.

 

logocopy2

December Desktop Calendar

Wasn’t January 1st yesterday?  Where did this year go?

 

I’m always amazed when December rolls around and every year it seems to come faster.  It came so quickly, in fact, that I seem to have skipped November all together!  So, as a little Christmas bonus, you’ll find the November desktop below (sans calendar)… I couldn’t leave it to die in my archives.   Enjoy!

December Desktop_1680x1050

 

1680×1050 HERE
1600×1200 HERE

Trees only_1680x1050

1680×1050 HERE
1600×1200 HERE

logocopy2