Organize Thine Self! — FREE 2014 Printable Calendars

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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!

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Now onto the beautiful finds on the internet: 

Oh The Lovely Things has a beautiful calendar for display!

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I also LOVE this one from Kate & Trudy for organizing — she also has an Etsy Store with other creations

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Review: Ebates…yeah that was easy!

So I’m a skeptic.  I usually have no belief in promises of money coming to me that don’t involve hard work — no home sales, no ponzi schemes, no get rich quick ideas.   Money comes to those who put in the sweat equity for it — as in having a job (or in my case like five…..).

So when I stumbled onto the Ebates website — I was myself…meaning I was doubtful.   Lemme get this straight — I search for the store I was going to buy something from anyhow on the Ebates website, and then as long as I click THAT link and shop from there they will send me a small percentage of my purchase price back to me?   That’s it….click, shop, check out, and get a check?  Just like that…no way!

Yes way.    I just got back one of my nice Ebates checks (the great thing is I forget about them until they arrive in the mail — yay funds!).   Sure for me it was just a $10.77 check, but that’s better than getting NOTHING back on something I was already going to buy!  Now I’m not that faithful EBates person who gets hundreds of dollars (plus PhD poverty means I don’t always buy things that are eligible…like my tons of text books and printer ink)– but I’ve been satisfied with my experiences and its so easy when you remember to do it.

Want to sign up?  Just go HERE and you can — plus its double cash back all holiday season long at some retailers 🙂

 

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