{review & giveaway} Well Planned Day Wall Calendar

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{This post contains affiliate links. I was provided with a copy of the Well Planned Day Wall Calendar in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and a good review was no guaranteed.}

We all need calendars, right? Isn’t it more fun when you have a pretty calendar, rather than that free one from the bank?

It’s no surprise that I’m a huge fan of the Well Planned Day products. The Family Planner is my number one most necessary item for homeschooling. So when I was presented with the opportunity to check out their Wall Calendar, of course I said yes!
The Wall Calendar is very pretty, with nice graphics that are not overwhelming. Really, what we all want and need is big spaces for each day right? Well, this has them. 

There is also a little box on each day, that can be used for whatever you need.  Bible reading done? Check. School finished? Check. Everyone survived the day with no major injuries? Check.

One thing I really like, and I find lacking on some wall calendars, is the year at a glance on each page. Sometimes I’ll just need to know what day of the week a holiday or birthday is quickly. Rather than having to flip ahead, it’s right at the bottom of each month. I find that very helpful.

There is a great sale going on at Home Educating Family right now. If you purchase a Well Planned Day Family Planner, you can add a Wall Calendar to your order for only $.99!!  This sale ends on July 31, 2014.

Home Educating Family has also provided one Wall Calendar for a lucky reader! I’m making this a super fast giveaway so enter now and tell your friends! This giveaway will end on July 23 at 10 AM. Winner will be notified by email and product will be shipped directly from Well Planned Day. Good luck!

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summertime thoughts

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#1 – Iced coffee just tastes better when it’s hot out. I’ve started cold brewing my coffee and I love it. To make it even easier, I have a Clever coffee brewer. In the evening, I put a scant 1/4 cup of coffee grounds into the Clever with about 2 cups of cold water. {I buy my coffee here. You should try it.} If you do not have a Clever, you can just mix this happy little brew in a large Mason jar or pitcher. The coffee just sits and steeps all night. These ratios make a pretty strong cup of coffee, so you’ll want to play around with your own numbers. In the morning, it’s ready to be poured over some ice and thoroughly enjoyed. If you’re using a Mason jar, strain using a coffee filter, cheese cloth or even paper towels in a pinch. I’d like to try cold brewing a gallon of coffee at a time. Because, hello. Summer afternoons require iced coffee as well. I’ll let you know how it goes.

#2 – Summer = less clothes. With a soon-to-be teenage daughter, this is a big issue for me this year. I am so happy that we have finally reached some common ground on modesty standards. The idea of leaving mystery to your form resonates with me. It’s not just about the skin being covered. If your covering is skin tight, what difference does it make? What are your thoughts on summer modesty? What are your favorite stores for finding modest clothes?

#3 – Falling asleep to the sounds of frogs, birds, wind through the trees and/or rain falling might be my favorite thing.

#4 – We live in the woods. So, I am completely and totally freaked out by ticks this year. Our outdoor cat had one a few weeks ago but that’s been it. I feel like I must be missing something! My girls are always outside. Granted, they mostly play in the yard right around the house and not out in the woods but still, I’m waiting for the infestation. Just thinking about ticks makes the skin on my head crawl!

#5 – I’m trying to utilize my slow cooker more this summer. Now to remember to get the food in the slow cooker before mid-afternoon ….

still working on that.