Creepy Cute Desktop Calendar From Wild Olive

Well, this is too cute not to point out to y’all—a brand new desktop calendar for October from the talented Mollie of Wild Olive:

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It’s free and fun (one never has enough opportunities to use the phrase “free and fun” in this life); I’m getting such a kick out of that little black cat’s grin! He sure does see to be having fun trying to scare us! Mollie now has iPad & iPhone wallpapers, too. Head on over to download!

Mollie’s engaging new calendar inspired me to whip up a black cat-themed collection of goodies from my fellow ArtFire artisans and vintage sellers; check it out below the fold! Continue reading


My, she’s yar…

Printable sailboat calendar

Those clever kids at Scout Creative have done it again! I was so enamoured of their February calendar, a desktop chicken coop (complete with hens and chicks), I signed up right away for their Calendar Of The Month Club. Well, this month—yes, June is somehow here already—they’ve given us a beautiful little sailboat for our desks (water and C. K. Dexter Haven not included). So head on over to Scout to download your free calendar, then, once again, become the envy of your officemates. Not that you’ll notice. You’ll be too busy sailing over the seven seas in your imagination…

(Actually, I am surprised the folks at Scout didn’t give us a little sea monster, but sea monsters aren’t really sailboat-y…)

May already?!

Yes, me too. I can’t believe it. This is even more ridiculous since I’m a horse racing fan and this is, of course, Derby week. The first Saturday in May is a HOLIDAY in this house. I won’t even go to people’s weddings if it’s on Derby Day (so consider yourselves warned—I’m not kidding).

Anyhow, need a cute calendar? Something fun to look at? Hoping for May showers to water your veggie garden? Then pop on over to Wild Olive—she has a freebie for you!

A coop for your desk!

Via How About Orange, I learned about this adorable chicken coop 3-D desktop calendar for the month of February from Scout Creative. Being a big fan of chickens, I printed it out and whipped it up for my desk right away!


I’ve wanted backyard hens of my own for close to two years now. Unfortunately, our new town doesn’t allow them, though the big city of Columbus right next door does. I take that as a hopeful sign and plan to really push for the legalization of backyard chickens in my neighborhood—especially since there are horses grazing in a pasture only half a block away from the house! (Ben and I went to check them out this morning.)

If you’d like to learn more about chickens, you can check out my chickens board on Pinterest for links to articles about chicken care, getting the birds legalized in your area, and information about various breeds. But the best online chicken resource I can think of is the newly redesigned, especially the forums. Check it out!