New Year…New Calendar

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Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes
How do you measure, measure a year? –-from RENT by Jonathan Larson

One of my favorite things about the new year is putting up a fresh, new calendar.  My favorite calendar for the past few years is without a doubt the Curly Girl calendar.  I treat myself to a large one for my home office, a small one for work, and a couple to give as gifts! Leigh Standley is a talented artist, and she makes me look forward to turning the page of my calendar each month.  (Sometimes I even turn the page a day early just to peek!) I love their whimsy, their wisdom, and their their inspiration. The problem is that they are so lovely that I can’t bear to discard them at the end of the year.  So, I decided to come up with a way to enjoy my favorite calendar pages all throughout the year!timthumb.phpFirst, I measured the picture pages from an old calendar. I used  a smaller calendar, and they measure 7″X 7″.  This isn’t a very standard size, so I couldn’t find any frames at any major retail stores.  I did find some online, but they were $15-$20 each, and of course, there’s always shipping.  So, I did what I always do…. I went to the thrift store.  I found an old Pier One picture that was in great condition, and the price was right.  I took it apart, spray painted it (this one was green), and I had a great piece of art for under $5.00!


IMG_3569AFTER:IMG_3580Now, I can switch out my favorite Curly Girl calendar pages when the mood strikes.  What a great way to usher in a new month – and new year!

Happy New Year, and Happy Crafting!