Free Printable Calendar Roundup

It might be totally strange but i really love me a pretty calendar. I spend a LOT of time on Pinterest and the internet searching for the perfect printable calendars. It’s not even like i really use calendars to track my due dates and appointments (i have my trusty moleskin for that) but i just love the way the right calendar can add so much to a room! I haven’t decided which one I’m going to use yet this year but i thought I’d go ahead and share my 10 favorite free calendar printables I rounded up everyone so that everyone can have a crisp new calendar to go back to school with.

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1. This calendar is super sweet and i just love the watercolor title. This would probably look cutest on a cork board or a clip board! // This cutie is from cocoandmingo 

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2. This is the epitome of minimalist chic and I’m just crazy about it. I think i’ll have to find a place for this one somewhere but it probably won’t become my everyday. I would frame each month in an Ikea ribba frame in black and put it on a shelf so i can look but probably not touch. // Navigating from pintrest to this blog has been annoying for me because it takes me to a strange blogger.com page that i cant get out of, maybe im just mental. Here is a link to the google drive where it’s kept for download, and a link to her fantastic blog, Weekday Carnival

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3. Ok so this is like a hybrid between the first two. There’s certainly clean lines and chic feel to it while still having that hand written font. I think i might adopt this one for my every day. I would probably pin this one to a black mat, or a black clip board and hang it. Another option is to print it out at a smaller size (easiest way is to print two copies on one sheet of paper, it scales it down) and place it on a black matt inside a small frame to place on my desk so i can write on it like a dry erase board. // This one is from a pair & a spare

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4. What i love about this set is that each month is an entirely new design to love! I would just pin this to my wall or cork board. It’s got a quirky cute feel I can’t wait until i can find a place to put it! // Found on oh the lovely things

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5. I love this one because it looks like something i would love to display in my kitchen and reminds me of gardening 🙂 maybe I’m just a freak.. You’ll have to check monthly for each new design. // From terrain

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6. This parisian themed calendar might be in french but that just adds to the charm in my opinion, and no i do not speak french. I love the cute feel of the designs and the notes section at the bottom! // This if from the french blog zu

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7. I kind of love that this calendar is broken up into two different colored six month intervals. The woman who designed it also shows the best way to display it on her blog! total girl crush right now! // This can be found on my scandinavian home

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8. The drawings on each month are so charming how do you not want this calendar? I printed this one out as well and put it by our entry way because it just says home to me and thats exactly what i like to feel when i get home after a stressful day. // You can find this adorable calendar on shhh my darling, and make sure you check back each month for a new one!

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9. This crazy print is fun and quirky in the best ways. I love me a monthly calendar but i also love yearly. they help me keep track of how many days left until summer 🙂 // This calendar comes in three color schemes from love vs. design

Any other great printable calendars out there? Let me know, i’m never tired of them!

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New Year New You

I’m only officially starting my new year today, soo Happy New Year!! [insert confetti and champagne pops here] Why so late on my entry to the new year you ask? Well I spent my New Year’s Eve at my beau’s family’s house, and let me tell you, Puerto Ricans can party. I’ve learned that my friend Andre’ is a backstabbing jerk and he took away my January first new-year-freshness (andre is a cheap champagne not a terrible person). I also wasn’t sure what i wanted to make my resolution and i was so busy i had no time to figure it out. Then i had a ton of random things to do and it was a pretty poopie beginning of a new year, so, today it is!

As usual everyone’s making their fancy resolutions that it’s likely they’ll never see through the first week let alone an entire year (I bet you guiltily looked away from the screen) Well this year I’ve decided on two things that are particularly important about my New Year.

1. GOALS people not resolutions.
2. Being my best self is not going to be accomplished by only losing weight or only saving money.

A resolution, by definition, is a solution to a problem. This is impractical because to say i want to lose weight, my resolution is to drop five pounds, when in fact the resolution or “solution” to being overweight would be to eat healthier and workout instead of just saying I want to lose weight now! Instead we should be setting goals, which is something to work towards changing and break them down into resolutions. I was reading another blog in the wee hours of the morning and came across the author pointing out the difference between goals and resolutions and it struck me, that’s brilliant! [however i found it via stumble upon and by morning had no idea what it was called so i cannot link in that article, sorry..]
The other important epiphany I had was that to be my best self in the new year i have to aspire to reach well-rounded goals! Like most people it can be really easy to say “I’m going to lose weight, save money, and move out this year!” then forget about one or all of them and go back to normal life because let’s be honest that’s a lot to put on your plate on the first day of 365! So this year I have decided that I will make a list of 12 well-rounded goals i want to reach for 2014 (y2k14 for you hoodrats out there) and then split them up amongst the 12 months. This way i can dedicate an entire month to change one habit (after all it takes 21 days for something to become a habit, why not 31 for extra practice?) and then once it’s second nature, or at least almost, I can move on to improve on something else!

So now you must be wondering, ok Jessie we get it you have too much time to think. so what are your resolutions er, goals anyway?
I’ve made a list with each month, followed by each month’s tasks or a routine for me to begin to accomplish my goal!

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While each of these might not seem too obvious these are all the goals I came up with before deciding to do it monthly because i couldn’t just pick one and I thought doing them all at once was going to be too hard to maintain. This doesn’t mean I can’t try to incorporate all of these into every day, it just makes it easier to manage. Each month I’ll write a post on each monthly goal, how I’m going to accomplish it, and at the end of each month I’ll recap how it went!

What are your goals for the new year? How do you hope to accomplish them?

Dreams Do Come True

20140108_130851Hello again! I took a short hiatus to enjoy the holidays with my family and friends, and I cannot believe how well my christmas went. Remember that ridiculous list of things i wanted? Well, you’d never believe it but i got a lot of the things on that list! For starters, I have a wonderful beau who surprised me with, wait for it.. the tiffany’s necklace i was dying for! We’re planning a trip to the city to pick it up since it wasn’t in stock anywhere in our area, but I can’t complain because now we get a whole day together out of it! Second my sister, who i gave the wallet i was dying for, got me a longchamp! Cannot wait to use it this week at work! If you remember i was dying over a necklace, but instead i my mom, er santa, put a different one in my stocking from francesca’s. I used to really hate that store because i bought an expensive-ish bag from them and the strap broke a week later in the middle of a crisis [breakdown, emotional breakdown, 5 mile hike, and almost hypothermia at 4am] so needless to say i had negative associations, however this necklace has restored my faith. I also got a pair of Ralph Lauren riding boots, (similar) that i am going to waterproof as soon as this dreary weather clears up! If you remember the Warby Parkers i wanted so badly, i did not in fact get them for Christmas.. Instead i got paid the week after christmas and decided to treat myself because I’m blind and work on computers all day so they were really a necessity.. right?
Because it’s better to give than to receive (and boy did i receive) I also made sure i got my family and beau some awesome gifts! For my father, the new Chrome Cast which I’m going to review I think, and the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. We’re losers and are totally still into that stuff 🙂 For my mother I purchased and will install a new backsplash in our kitchen! For my sisters i got both a Michael Kors wallet, the red one from my last post and a metallic one that i had accused of being gaudy previously but i actually didn’t hate in person. I got my Mister a lot of clothes, and an Xbox One. Most expensive christmas gift purchase ever. I had been saving up since they announced it but still a ton of money to drop. Totally worth it, i honestly do enjoy finding people the perfect gift more than getting gifts myself. I’m a cheese ball..

All in all i had a pretty fantastic Christmas and most of my dreams came true! How about you?

I’m Dreaming of One Expensive Christmas..

This year was being asked what I wanted for Christmas, and i had tons of ideas, but they were certainly out of the question.. See I do this thing, where i really really like something, then look at the price tag.. and it’s always super expensive… I guess you could call it “expensive taste” if you want to put it nicely. Of course im not going to ask anyone to spend so much on me so i put together a wishlist that i can start saving up for! Each item can be found by clicking it’s picture!  Enjoy my dream Christmas list because I’m pretty sure no one can afford to get me all this stuff.. unless you know, you want to 🙂

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Marc Jacobs Baker Watch

Talk about perfection. This watch is probably third on my list of things i want most. I’m one of those losers who wears a watch to tell time, and not just as an accessory. I swear the days i forget to put on my watch are the days I need it most. I’m just that lucky. I am crazy about the color of this watch for sure and the simple face is just to die for. I’d also settle for the maroon, who am i kidding I’d do anything for any color! Take it from me that leather strap is just as soft and smooth as it looks. I know this because I once creepily stroked it in the store.. i may or may not have channeled my inner Golem. (my preciousss….

If i haven’t completely scared you away yet: Get it at Bloomingdale’s for $175

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Looking for chic glasses? Warby Parker has them. They’re great quality, styles, and price! Bonus: they send 5 at a time to you free to try on! I’ve tried on dozens, but this pair is no doubt, the one.. These are Crane in sugar maple.

Get any pair of opticals at Warby Parker for $95

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Mademoiselle Necklace Necklace - BaubleBar

The statement necklace craze is one of my favorite new trends, however, i do not own a single one. Tragedy i know. People either love them or hate them but i for one am a huge fan. I know what you’re thinking,  “Jessie this is actually pretty affordable” but it’s the Christmas season and that pretty much means i cant even afford a pack of gum.. ($2.50 in Manhattan. Ridiculous.) I love this vintage vibe and wide arrangement, almost like a bib necklace but less bulk. I like it in the black the most because it is more eye catching. and will really be a focal point to any outfit.

Find this piece at Bauble Bar for $48

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I cant think of a single girl working in Manhattan who didn’t once have and love a Longchamp. oh right except for me. These bags are literally everywhere. And for good reason! they carry everything everywhere and look so cute doing it. I’m crazy about this color “Slate” and i have had my eye on this for quite some time.. It’s not even super expensive i just feel terrible spending so much on myself. gosh I’m so selfless. hahaha jokes. I’m just broke.

You can find this at Nordstrom for $115

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Tiffany&Co Pearl PendantOk so by now you must know that this really is a dream list if Tiffany’s is on it.. I have always always always wanted a single pearl pendant necklace. They’re just so classy and simple (yes, i know, it’s a major contrast to the statement necklace my taste is, umm.. “dynamic”..) and this one from Tiffany & Co. is just right in every way. There’s just enough detail in the setting to make it unique, at the same time it’s simple enough to wear with anything. I sound like a cheesy salesman (maybe i missed my calling) but I could seriously gush about it for days. I would buy it for myself if it didn’t feel totally like something your S.O. should buy you. BUT if anyone wants to buy me this i would love you forever and bake you tons of cookies. Don’t be shy guys..

You can get this beauty at Tiffany & Co. for $250

(c’mon my cookies and eternal love are totally worth that)

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Nine West- Corral BootiesI know the perfect shoes can make an outfit but I’m not really the kind of person who spends a ton of money on shoes. In fact the only name brand shoes i do buy i get at Marshall’s (aka fantasy land) and get a really good deal on them. I have a few good staples and stick to them. These shoes from Nine West are exactly what I’m trying to find at my price point. I’ve seen similar pairs in Marshall’s but haven’t gotten any yet because they either haven’t been exactly right, my size, or a price i can handle. Fingers crossed.

Get them on sale at Nine West for $90 (normally $129)

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Pea coats are perfect. JCrew is perfect. Naturally JCrew Made the perfect pea coat. I have a really nice Calvin Klein one now (costco. yes. costco.) but its just too big, and a pea coat that fits right can make you look polished and so well put together even if you’re wearing your favorite old t-shirt. (You know the one with the little holes and the stains that will never come out? No not you? Liar.) This is definitely a dream item because i cant ever see myself buying (affording) one any time soon. Until then..

This too can be yours for a mere $298

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Michael Kors Saffiano Continental Wallet

I’m not really a fan of Michael Kors. To me they’re kinda gaudy (suspect A) But my sister, is a huge fan. On Black Friday and I saw this on sale 50% off  and  loved it. So much i bought it! Then i saw my sister had the same one bookmarked eight times and she made a budget to save up for it. There was no way i couldn’t give it to her  knowing how much she loved it and wanted it. So its a Christmas gift! (Shh!)  Besides, when she gets a new one I’ll just claim it as a hand-me-down 🙂

To get this just go to Macy’s and snag it 25% off for a limited time at $110 (normally $148)

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So these round up the top of my Christmas wishlist. I probably could have made this list go on forever but that’s not really much fun.. Pretty depressing actually.. Well I’m going to go sell a kidney now (jokes jokes) If there’s anything you think i had to have missed and totally belongs at the top let me know!

What did you put on your dream Christmas list this year, (Or if you want to buy me lots of presents ) Comment below! 

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Just for the record i am in no  way affiliated with any of these companies and all of my opinions are strictly mine and i received nothing to put them in this post. But I’m sure you knew that already considering this is my second post.

Post Zero

I’ve always wondered how it must feel to have no readers on your blog, but i guess at some point everyone’s gotta go through it right? So here’s to my post zero, the post before anyone has read my blog! So, since im free to talk about whatever i want I’ll tell you guys just a little bit about myself and what I’ll be posting about! HI I’m Jessie Wolfe! I’m an architecture student (so please excuse any misspelling or grammatical errors i make, these are things that happen since i never sleep) a perfectionist, might have a slight dose of OCD.. but really I’m just a down to earth gal! I love DIY and organization, big and small projects, so you’ll be seeing quite a few of those posts! Avid for fashion, baking, decorating, and of course design! I’ve never written a blog before so I’m kinda intimidated,.. As an avid reader of blogs, I started getting the itch to start my own. I’ve got nothing to lose, so here goes nothing!

Feel free to post a comment, tell me what kind of posts you’d like to see when you visit my den!