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Hello May! Downloadable Calendar Freebie.

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Hello! Yes- I’ve been gone. April was an difficult month- and I’m happy to leave it behind and embrace May. May is going to be a  busy month- full of graduations and a wedding and possibly a big move. My brother is getting married (woah… weird) and I’m very very excited. My hubby and I leave for Utah next Wednesday for their Friday wedding. :)

I feel like walking through what happened in April to you- but I think that’ll will take a full blog post all on its own. It was full of health issues and house problems and it made me very aware of where I still need work when dealing with my anxiety. Once I gather my thoughts I’ll walk you through it. I thought the phrase about April showers and May flowers was very fitting for me right now.

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On a fun note- I of course have a new calendar for you. This month I had a little fun creating a more unusual approach to the calendar with a more linear style (but I still built the traditional layout as well). Tell me what you think of the new layout- and if you want to see different styles for the calendar. :)
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Natural Spring Cleaning Favorites.

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Who’s thinking about spring cleaning right now? Me. I am.

I have gotten frustrated with my home lately- keeping it clean. It possibly is just in my head- and my sweet hubby openly admits he’s not as clean as I am. I’m starting up a new plan of attack for my house now though- I’m going to try to clean a little bit everyday. One room everyday. So far it is working pretty well.

On top of that- I am trying to leave myself a little leeway when it comes to whether I actually do cleaning everyday. No extra pressure needed. :)

A couple years ago I started trying to use more natural cleaning supplies- so I thought I would share with you what I have discovered and love so far in my search for natural options. I was making everything by hand for a while (all my laundry detergent, hand soap, dish soup, etc.) and it was too much to handle. So I don’t make everything I use anymore- but I just make a little bit. Let me walk you through it though. :)
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Hello April! Downloadable Calendar Freebie.

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Anyone else feel like April should have been here by now? I kept thinking I had already designed a free download April calendar. Plus, I mean… Easter should be in April right? Did you know how they determine the date of Easter each year? Well- I looked it up.

According to the Bible- Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection happened around the time of the Jewish Passover, which was celebrated on the first full moon following the vernal equinox. Different groups of Christian began celebrating Easter on different days- so eventually in 325CE the Council of Nicaea established that Easter would be held on the first Sunday after the first full moon occurring on or after the vernal equinox. So there you go- now you know.

Anyway (lol… sorry for the detour)- April is just around the corner!! And I have a brand new calendar design just for you! Bright and buzzing with spring! ;)

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My Wardrobe Essentials. For Spring.

The shopping cleanse I did earlier this year has been one of the best things I have ever done and the wardrobe that I built during that time has been perfect. I haven’t felt a huge need to go shopping since the cleanse- and I mean, I haven’t felt the need to purchase much since then (I still love just walking around the mall).

The past week though I have noticed that there are a few things that are missing from my wardrobe… and it’s because spring!  Spring is here!! With spring comes changing styles and a lot more color in the stores-  from what I’ve seen and heard orange, blue and silver are going to be the most popular shades through the warmer weather. Plus everyone is starting to talk about rose-colored sunglasses (which I feel I must get a pair now to match my rose-gold watch).

Anyway!! Several of the things in my wardrobe are getting to be a little warm for the warm days. The biggest problem in Colorado is that the weather can flip flop from blizzard one day to sunshine the very next day. So you can’t throw our your winter wardrobe for a spring wardrobe- it is a delicate balance. This is how I update my wardrobe for spring.

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