Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Top 5 Reasons You Should Buy This Calendar (or at least enter to get one for free!)

My love affair with fellow blogger Sarah Von Bargen is well documented. I adore her witty, inspirational blog, Yes and Yes, and I feel such a strong connection to her personally that I'm pretty sure we were blogger friends in a past life (most likely in ancient Rome, where we wrote budget travel tips and snide fashion observations on pieces of parchment paper and distributed them for free to the masses).


As many of you may have heard, Sarah and her talented BFF recently created a calendar, called "A Year in Yes," and it's amazing. I received my copy yesterday, and when I opened it up I ran my hand over the glossy pages and literally gasped "It's beautiful!" out loud, to myself, alone in my kitchen. That's how amazing it is. It will make you act like a melodramatic after-school special.

Here are a few other reasons I strongly encourage you to pick up a copy:

Top 5 Reasons You Absolutely Need to Buy the "A Year in Yes" Calendar

1. Beautiful photography/design.

Love the photographs. Love the layout. Love the colors. Love the handwriting. This calendar might renew your faith in love.

2. Quotes that don't make you want to vomit. Plus other goodies and surprises.

When Sarah first told me about this project, she described it as follows: "It'll be called 'A Year in Yes' and feature cool photos with inspirational (but not puke-inducing) quotes, plus funny ideas and ridiculous holidays in the date bit of the calendar. And there are going to be lists! Like February? 'People that I've kissed'!!"

This thing is so packed full of hidden gems and funny tidbits that you can make yourself a cup of tea, sit down and read it like a book. And then when someone walks in and asks why you are reading a calendar, you can be like, "This ain't no ordinary calendar!" And yes, I've had this exact scenario play out in my real life.

3. Purchasing this calendar supports a couple of creative ladies doing the thing they love.

Sure, you could buy your 2010 calendar from a big calendar factory that spews smog and chops down FernGully to make their paper and employs fat cat businessmen who smoke cigars and crush dreams for fun, or you could show some love to some badass, independent, recycled paper-loving female entrepreneurs from Minnesota. Save the fairies. Go with option two.

4. Have you looked at other inspirational calendars?

Seriously, they look like they were hastily cobbled together from a few moldy motivational posters torn out of my 9th grade health teacher's classroom. My 9th grade health teacher had an unironic Burt Reynolds mustache and tried to convert my entire class to Christianity. Don't support that. Buy Sarah's calendar instead.

5. Buy one for everybody on your holiday shopping list. Bam, you're done.

I can't think of a more perfect gift for everyone on your list, from your sister to your yoga instructor to your parole officer. And as an added bonus, if you buy a calendar, Sarah will ship it to you, anywhere in the world, for FREE. Canada, Malaysia, Australia, a raft floating in international waters, you name it. Free.

Now for the really fun part: I've got a "Year in Yes" calendar to give away! For a chance to win, please leave a comment telling me your favorite month of the year and why. Or if you're feeling mega lazy, just tell me your name and email address. Or your favorite zoo animal. I'll choose a winner at random next Tuesday!

But promise me if you don't win--you'll buy yourself a copy? And one for your barista, too?

138 comments:

Mishabelle said...

Oh goodie! I really think these calendars are fabulous! I'd have to say my favorite month is July, because it's the month of my BFF's birthday, and it's delightfully warm and means lazing around, beach adventures, water balloon fights, going out for mid-night strolls without freezing to death, fancy cool drinks... aah. yum. <3

happyshoes said...

Holy crap, that looks sweet. I like June because it's the month I first started terrorizing the planet. The only drawback is that it encourages armpit stains.

nadarine said...

April, for sure. When that first sunny springlike day hits, look around you: EVERYONE has a smile on their face. It's amazing how beautiful it is to see peoples' reactions to the first day of nice weather- my god, it just makes you want to run around kissing people and skipping and laughing.

Nicole said...

September :D Happy place between summer and fall, the two seasons that war for my affections.

And since you asked and I enjoy covering all my bases, Bongos.

Ashe Mischief said...

Um, I totally bought one today, but I think I need 2! Why, because I have three fucking offices and need all the inspiration in whipping my theater & dance team in to line!

Also, after this past year, I'm pretty sure October may be my favorite month.

Tracy said...

I like September because everyone over the age of five knows that's the real beginning of the year. I also like lemurs at the zoo. I have no idea if the lemur population is partial to September.

Lizzy said...

I have my own, but would love to share one with my sister! My favorite month is September because it is the culmination of summer, school starts usually around this time (which means shopping) and it's my birthday month!!!
I'd love to win this, so that I could use the last few dollars in my bank account to by your book. Which is on my x-mas wishlist anyway, but really the best gifts you have to buy yourself!
lizzypunch.blogspot.com
lizzypunch@gmail.com

Sonaranda said...

I like January--it's my birthday, my sister's birthday, and includes a great mix of vacation days and the first new days of the semester.

childfreelife said...

My favorite zoo animal is Elephants--especially at the Portland Zoo because of the Salvador Dali art in the Elephant viewing building. Elephants on stilts are so enchanting.

And please choose me, the calendar is adorable, lovable and super coolerific!

misswiniw said...

I love the March/April time of year (well, at least in Australia!) when it's starting to get cooler and I can happily wear cardis and I am no longer d-y-i-n-g of heat exhaustion like in summer.

becky f. said...

This calendar looks fantastic!
I think my favorite month is May -- school year wrapping up, lovely weather, the possibilities of summer right ahead of me. But not yet hot. It's a good month.

And penguins are my favorite zoo animal.

nickiefrye.etsy said...

I love October! We get a wicked indian summer here in the Bay Area & yet the leaves are starting to turn & it starts to look like fall. SO PRETTY!

(my favorite zoo animal is the little blind rescued owl at the San Francisco Zoo. His name is Alistair & he's so completely adorable). :)

A-C said...

My favorite zoo animal is the tiger. :)

http://lawschoolfashionista.blogspot.com/

Miss Peregrin said...

I've only just stumbled on your blog, and I think I love you! I found you through Yes and Yes, which I also love.

Anyway, my favourite month is November - it's the month of birthdays! Mine, my two best friends, my Mum, and my Grandmother all in the same month. Awesome (but no so much for the wallet).

Clare said...

April. Mah birthday. Yup.

clarebld at yahoo dot com

Anne said...

I love December because it tends to be really snowing here and I <3 snow! (and winter fashion!)

saturdayjane said...

Ah! I know the perfect person to give this to.

I kind of like October. It is still sunny and beautiful (if you catch it on a proper year) but the leaves are all lovely red and you can start wearing sweaters again.

Cedar said...

I like September--it is my birthday, but it's also lovely weather, both in in my adopted hometown, and where I grew up in Minnesota.

Kelly said...

Hm, I've never been able to decide on a favorite month. I can tell you that I absolutely hate February and March, haha. They're both cold and depressing, and I hate spelling the former. Anywayyy, it's kellydoer@msn.com, and gosh I hope I win; I love calendars AND yes & yes--and lists!

neon panda said...

my name is tarryn. i love december because its full of giving and receiving and holidays and free time and hammocks and beaches(because i live in south africa and we have summer christmas-swimming on christmas day! win!)If they have to be cooped up then game reserves are better. and my favourite would have to be a warthog. awumbawa-awumbawa. because they are tough and super cute. and awesome.

Allie said...

I'm a May baby. More specifically a 16th of May baby, which is very important to me as most of my family was born on the 16th, including some friends and adoptive grandparents. Everything about that month screams happy memories at the top of its lungs. The best part was when I was younger, running through the yard super fast and sniffing the air like a warthog so I could get that fresh grass smell.

I'm sure the neighbors had a grand time watching me do that. :/ But not as much as when I would pretend I was a Pokemon.

Christina said...

January is by far my favorite month of the year. I love the freshness, the optimism, the excitement of starting a new year with a clean slate. The "This is going to be your year" gave me the shivers-- 2010 will most definitely be my year!!

Thanks for such a great giveaway!

Sarah Von said...

Duuuuudde! Gosh! Too many nice things in one post! Tearing up a little bit.

pm0409 said...

My favorite month is April, the month I was born. I enjoy the feeling of spring washing over me and the blooms and blossoms coming alive everywhere you look.

CollegeBookworm said...

August, fo sho. First off, it's my birthday month. Secondly, for the past few years the end of August has meant the beginning of the semester, and dear god do I miss my college friends when we're all apart during the summers.

Jackie said...

My favorite zoo animal has to be the giraffes. They're so tall and well patterned!

Kaitlin said...

I was going to say July because it is fireworks and my birthday (7/5) and BBQs and beaches and camping and stargazing. But really, I think it is September. As a lifelong student (currently in year 6 of a PhD program--at least it feels like I've been in school forever), I love the promise that a new school year holds. Fresh notebooks, a new flock of students, yellow school buses. Ahh. Yup. September.

Ms Constantine said...

I waaant one! But I've been debating whether to get one cause it'll arrive when I'm on holiday etc. Maybe I should quit being whiny and just buy one (on tuesday after I don't win).

My favourite month is December! The weather is generally getting better, days are longer, and everyone is in party mode.
There's ample food and drink, and time with family and friends. And then on the 25th you get presents. What is not to love?!

c-jo said...

My name is Carolyn, and you can email me here: carolyn.jo.gibbs [at] gmail.com

My favorite month is October - I grew up in Michigan, and it's the month that the air begins to cool to a fresh crispness, and the leaves turn their beautiful colors.

And, for good measure, my favorite zoo animal is the kangaroo.

Sara said...

I adore Yes and Yes. The calendar is on my Christmas to-get list for sure, but having two can't hurt, yes? Double the gift-giving fun.

My favorite month is June, since it's the first month of the new year that I can pretty safely bet on no snow, a little rain, and tons of warmth.

Sara
thesecondhandlife@gmail.com

Julie said...

My favourite month is August!!

First because it's my birthday month (I'm a Leo rawrrr!!). I also like it because the weather gets really nice at first and later it starts raining a lot.

Liz said...

I've been so tempted to buy one of these calendars...this is basically the best giveaway ever.

My favorite month is sunny June! Everything is flowery and warm and sometimes delightfully rainy. And it's my birthday month, so it's just all-around awesome. :>

Jessi said...

Ooo, this calendar looks so awesome.

My favorite month is probably....October. It's an insanely busy month with several birthdays back-to-back, lots of school/Fall events going on, etc. The month flies by and always seems so rushed, but at the same time, it's a month filled with memories being created, so I love it.

Christy (Columbia Lily) said...

ooohhh....October is my favorite month here in the NW because it is a. usually good weather, b. the leaves are all bright and falling, and c. hello! good weather!

Claire said...

November is the best month of all. It's the month of my birthday, which means my requests for sour cherry pie are met with minimal eye-rolling. Also, I like romping around in crunchy leaves. And scarves and jackets are the best. Yep, November is the best.

Mary said...

This calendar looks like it was made for me! I LOVE love love things like this. My favorite month, by far is January. I love a fresh start, and I love that we all get an official one every year!

Vanessa said...

January. Why? My birthday, scarf-wearing season, and snow. Probably most of all snow.

colleen e said...

I am madly in love with this calendar, enough to make my calendar-hating boyfriend (he has other good qualities, I promise) insanely jealous. Just the thought of waking up to it every morning makes 2010 seem pretty promising.

Without a doubt, my favorite month is September. It encompasses the best of any world you could ever want. The first few days are the last really good beach days of the summer. Then I get to pack to go back to school (and boy do I love anything that involves organizing/packing/listmaking), and for the whole month everyone is still enthusiastic about waking up for their 8am Monday morning classes- which personally I refuse to register for. The new notebook smell associated with September is another plus. Then, just as the month is winding down and you think people are getting tired of eating only Ramen and wearing the same university T's for days on end, the weather starts to change and crisp fall days pop up. Those are the best part of the month- except for that lovely new notebook smell.

I'd take a day in September over any supercute day in April or May- unless you start talking about wedding season.

Beth said...

I love August... even though I hate hot weather.

August is the only month with no official US holidays, but it does have my (& many of my friends') birthday, which means CAKE.

August is the month of back-to-school shopping & obsessively organizing my calendar & post-it-note collection for next semester.

August is also the time when work at my job slows down, so we take days off to spend almost literally 12 hours at the beach- popcorn in the car, SANDwiches (see what I did there?), in & out of the water all day, & a bbq at night.

Stephanie said...

November - birthday, Thanksgiving, autumn :)

Alexa & Julia & Molly said...

june. when i can finally smell the salt water of the ocean (jersey shore!) and there's 6 months until my birthday !

delerith21 said...

I've ordered 2 of them to give as a new year presents but I want one for myself as well! So, my fac month of the year is May :) when all is blooming!

Anonymous said...

raddest calendar ever!
fave month of the year: MAY! first month of summer break, temperate weather here in Canada, smells good, and you can finally break out your t-shirts! If its a year where may is uber muddy, then September is my go to fall back, cause its still tshirt season, PLUS leaves are changing. And who doesnt love crunchy orange leaves??

favorite zoo animal: I don't know if they have them in zoos, but its armadillo.

Oh yeah, and name : briana!
saybrie@hotmail.com

fromsneakerstostilettos said...

January of course... It is all about beginnings - new years, new resolutions, new life (Jan. 5th is my b-day)!!

rose.moore2@gmail.com

Please make this my early birthday present! :) Rose

J.Rose said...

january, because it's new and snowy
february, because due to a saint with an awesome name it's the month of love
march, because spring begins
april, spring continues
may, because i'm a may-day baby and summer peeks around the corner
june, because summer unfurls
july, for fireworks and heat
august, for beaches and sunlight and stars
september, beautifuly hesitant between summer and autumn--perfect weather
october, amazing days and a fusion of color
november, because it's crisp, wet, and chilly and smells amazing
december, for excitement, pine, colored lights, and winter

jrose.lemonade@gmail.com (maybe if i get a calendar i'll be able to tell which year it is...)

chellie_d said...

I like April, because in South Australia it's still warm but the days are getting crisper and it's a fabulous time for gardening. And damn if I haven't been eyeing off that calendar once or twice and now here's your competition! My fingers are crossed ...

chellie[at]adam.com.au

Dee said...

I just left this long comment about anthropomorphizing otters and June and October and how much I love Sarah's calendar, but the Internet ate it, so this one will have to do. :-)

Retrodiva said...

September! My birthday, Fashion Week, beginning of fall, and the kids go back to school!

Flutterby3 : Shana said...

April! Not only was my Mother born in April but I was her present! I was born on the 16th and came home from the hospital on the 24th...her birthday. It's also when it starts warming up nicely here in Florida. Open windows weather and plants start blooming again. I LOVE the flowers.

storiteller said...

September is my favorite month because fall is just beginning, yet there are still a lot of nice, warm days. Woohoo - lovely calendars!

Elena said...

November is my favorite month. The weather is changing and even in south texas we have somewhat of a fall. Plus its thanksgiving and the beginning of my grandmother's tamale season. love it! love the calendar too!

savannah said...

My favorite month is October. It's my birthday month and Halloween! So there are many reasons to celebrate. In the words of my third grade teacher:

O-C-T-O-B-E-R
Halloween brings a candy bar,
Christopher Columbus has his holiday,
fall is here and winter's on it's way. Brrrrrrrr!

This still gets stuck in my head sometimes. She created chants for every month...October is the only one I remember.

Scribbles said...

Ooooh it's a hard choice for me - next year both February and March are going to be awesome. February contains my bestie's hen's night, Valentines Day, a girlie getaway to Rotorua, my darling's birthday and our joint party BUT March involves my birthday, our anniversary, bestie's wedding and St Patricks Day! So hard to choose!
My favourite zoo animal have to be all the little blue disabled penguins at Christchurch Antarctic Centre!

Megan said...

My favorite month is February. I love getting to stay inside and bake things, or to snuggle in a blanket and read a book. Plus there's sledding when there's snow, and Valentine's Day!

allison said...

Right at this moment, my favorite month is July. But only because it just started feeling like winter this week and my toes are still a little numb.

In reality, my favorite months in DC are April and May - winter is winding down, the cherry blossoms come out, and it's not so humid yet that my hair still looks decent. In other words, perfect!

Great giveaway - the calendars are gorgeous! xo

Michelle said...

I'll probably end up buying one either way...but just for the heck of it! September is my favorite month, it's my birthday and it's usually starting to cool down from the hot summers. But still warm enough to go swimming!

jasmine said...

Cool calendar!!
I love february because:
1. It's Chinese New Year here in Hong Kong so i get a week off, money etc.
2. It's not boiling, nor is it freezing
3. It's my birthday month!
4.My Grandparents come over
5. It's after the exams :)

tarajlee@hotmail.com

Corinne said...

Oh, fun. I don't have a favourite month but I absolutely and definitely have a favourite zoo animal. TIGERS!

corinnebjohnson[at]gmail.com

Claire said...

Sup Nona!

My favourite month is April. It's home (sometimes) to my second-favourite rotatin' pagan-turned-Jesus holiday, Easter, and it's my birthday, my mom's birthday, and my brother's birthday. Plus, it's Avril Lavigne's first name, in English, so like, how could you say no to that?

Rhandi said...

My favorite month is October, because:
1)The freakishly hot Oregon summer is finally, officially over & I can now actually get a decent night sleep in my non-air conditioned apartment again.
2) Halloween is coming! Halloween is coming! I heart an excuse to dress up like something I could never be in real life.
3) What's not to love about autumn leaves, rain & mud puddles?

Rhandi said...

Oh, and PS: my favorite zoo animals are leopards, wolves & giraffes. Since you asked. :)

Melissa said...

Well, Winona, my favorite month is September because I get to throw myself a big birthdonk party and stuff my friends full of snooty appies. Plus, despite being a robust 33 years old I still love buying school supplies. My favorite zoo animal is any that manages to break free and torment its captors.

And I don't need to win because I just ordered my very own copy, but wanted you to know that because of your lovely, lovely blog a hall wall in Victoria, BC will have a little Yes in it.

Greta said...

Oh, I NEED that calendar! But I'm afraid I have absolutely no money to buy it. It's such a shame.
Sooo.. My favourite month? Easily September. It's my birthday, the leaves on the trees are so pretty and the perfect autumn chilliness (uhm.. is that a word?) is in the air. What's not to love?
punkelikat@hotmail.com and thank you!

enna. said...

Oooh, that calendar looks great! My favorite month is April, land of April Fool's Day and the beginnings of Spring.

peoplewearclothes [at] gmail.com

Furniture removal said...

Sound reasonable enough. Thanks you for the advertising. It’s very inviting.

Gift registry said...

The calendar looks lovely. I would choose the free one. Love it. Thanks.

Maisie100 said...

The calendar looks amazing! November is my favorite month because it has 3 wonderful things: my birthday, my grandfather's birthday, and Thanksgiving. It is usually cold here in Texas (finally!) so I can wear tights (happy day).

CB said...

Mine's October - my bf's birthday, my birthday, it's autumn-time, and the start of the last quarter of the year (yeah, that's silly) (big grin)

pranita 319 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

This calendar is so cool! My favorite months are the summer ones- there's nothing better!

-Melissa

Shayla said...

I was actually going to say my favourite month, but since everyones is September too I felt like a conformist. So, I love white tigers. Best animal EVER.

p.s. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

Lilly said...

my favorite month is march. Cause we're on holiday when the world starts to bloom ane the days get longer!

kalasin at gmx.de

Corinna said...

that calender sounds too good to be true!

my favourite month is november, i like it when it's grey and dark and rainy outside and i can sit inside, drinking tea and be glad i don'T have to go outside

Miss Molly said...

My favorite month is October because that's when my best friend's and my birthdays are. We celebrate the whole month through. If I don't win this calendar, I'm definitely buying it.

Cate said...

my favorite month is may because it smells delicious. my favorite zoo animal is nonexistant because zoos are mean and it freaks me out. my name is cate, and my email address is catedunn81@gmail.com.

Anne said...

Definitely October - the combination of Hallowe'en AND Thanksgiving makes it the best by far (should I add an obligatory eh for further clarification?)

Anne - mypeanutbutter@ hotmail dot com

Tiffany said...

my favorite is february because it's my birthday month!

Amanda M. said...

September. I love autumn. I think i get seasonal affective disorder backwards from everyone else; I love cold weather and snow, but I can't stand heat.

In any case, September is when school starts, and I'm a huge nerd and I love school. Pretty basic.

Phoebe said...

Wow, that calendar is amazing! I love it.

My favorite month is December - my birthday is the tenth, and there's Christmas/Solstice, and the ski resort where I live/work/play opens. The whole state is snow covered, decorated and sparkly, and everyone is friendly, cheerful, and generous. What's not to love?

Adele said...

I love April because it's my birthday on the best day of it, the 22nd - Earth Day Birthday!!! Also, presents.

Mrs.M in MI said...

I love May because it's my birthday month and it means that warm weather is finally back in Michigan so I can wear my favorite peeptoes again!

Jessica said...

yo! may-- no matter where you travel (with few exceptions) may has nice weather. i also have a broad definition of "nice."

aaaaand. . .giraffe?

jessica
jessbrent@gmail

Hammy said...

I think my favourite month is October, just because it's exactly the middle of Autumn, and it's such a month of change. The colours are always so lovely at that time and it's just when the nights begin to shorten and the whole idea makes me want to throw on a big jumper and go crunching through some leaves before coming home and making soup.
Either that or July, just because it's my birthday.

Jade said...

DECEMBER. CHRISTMAS. HUZZAH.

Krista said...

Love the calendar. My favorite month is August because surprisingly for someone with such pale skin I love the heat and summer. The way it smells, the long days, swimming, iced beverages, otter pops, getting to be outside constantly...the list goes on and on

Anonymous said...

February for coldness, chocolate, akwardness (28 days:) and awesomeness!
and pandas! for pretty much the exact opposite reasons...

Stephany
ilsebp55@tamu.edu

Becky C. said...

So gorgeous! ♥

All the months this year have been great in their own way, & my favourite animal is a rabbit for sure.

magandot@yahoo.com said...

my favorite month is january--- it's so refreshing, a completely new start. and i love this calendar!

New Girl said...

I like October best, because I love-love-love the cooler temperatures and fallen leaves. And I am dying for one of these calendars!

kim said...

my favorite month is september. fall in boston, where i live, is the best. best food (apple EVERYTHING), best smells (fireplaces), best clothes (new englanders love layering). plus, maybe it's the kid in me, but whenever sept. rolls around, i feel like i can start fresh, like the new school year. i heart september long time. email: kklasner@gmail.com

Niovi said...

I really really really love meercats! (like Timon , in Lion King!)
and April, definitely April is my favourite month, combining spring with a hint of summer (at least in Greece where I used to live!)
(very nice blog btw, love ur sense of humor!)
email: niovi_setta@hotmail.com

Gabrielle said...

October is CLEARLY the best month. Please play close attention to the following reasons as to why:

1. In Spanish, it is Octubre, and and it's really fun to say.
2. It easily transitions into ROCKtober, MOCKtober, FROCKtober, etc.
3. Oktoberfest!
4. I live in Arizona, and October is when the weather begins to be bearable.
5. I have a fall wreath that I made that hangs on my door.
6. Dressing up is awesome. This year I was Amelia Earhart, and next year I'm going to be Nancy Drew!
7. In election years, its when stuff starts to get really exciting, and I can pretend to be CJ Cregg from the West Wing
8. Corn mazes!
9. Haunted houses!
10. Pumpkin carving, and then roasted pumpkin seeds.

There are clearly a million MORE reasons why October is clearly the best month, but I should really be doing my work.

jenny said...

i just bought one for my sister. now i want one for ME!

i like april because there are usually at least a few days that i don't feel like it is a sheer impossibility to get out of bed due to the cold.

treesaw said...

Well slap my ass and call me Sally - I love that calendar!

My favourite month is September. Pourquoi? Well it is the month of my birth. But beyond that, it's also the perfect mix of summer and fall, the beginning of indoor volleyball season (which I live for)and the month in which Olivia Newton John was born. What more could you ask for of a month?

Teresa

Ayesha said...

April. Birthday, spring, warmth, & sun & rain off & on. Perfect.

Jenni said...

September: The month of change. Summer end, fall begins and a new school year. And this September I will be moving to Barcelona for my studies, so a lovely calendar of inspiration might rescue me in my "Why did I do this?" moments!

Sareberry said...

March. I can go rafting and skiing in the same day. As an added bonus, if I go on a multi-day raft trip that early in the year, I often don't see anyone but my boating buddies for days. Love it.

aprilstarchild said...

June. It's the first truly warm month, and it's when Pedalpalooza happens--two and a half weeks of goofy themed bike rides all over Portland. It's also when the World Naked Bike Ride happens, which I love. Plus I met my boyfriend at a Pedalpalooza ride, although we didn't start dating until the next February.

chic said...

Oooh, that sounds lovely! I want a calendar to read!

My favorite month is November because I love fall, my birthday is in November, and so is Thanksgiving, which is all about eating until you roll away from the table in sluggish contentment.... so as you can see, a lot of good things happen in November.

S.

Kellyjade said...

Favorite month-January
Reason-It's got everything December has (cold red noses, scarves, cuddling by the fire, ice-skating, pretty lights, tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches, peppermint hot chocolate) minus finals and having to go to the mall to get last minute Hanukkah presents. Speaking of presents, this calendar would make a great one!

(Ps my favorite zoo animal is a baby hedgehog)

Claire said...

Favorite month- September. it's still warm enough to be summery but by the end of it it's ever-so-slightly crispy and fallish which is lovely. Plus September is the only month that I truly don't mind school.

I can't pick a favorite zoo animal. But I do enjoy the small mammal house at that National Zoo, minus the naked mole rats.

claire.boston01[AT]gmail.com

Catie said...

This is so cool! My favorite month is September because it means CHANGE! September is the January of fashion. This is when you can wear leggings, scarves and sweaters one day and platforms and booty shorts the next because the weather is still teetering in the space between seasons. Plus the big-ass fash rags land in your mailbox. WIN!

lisa said...

September ftw: the thickest fashion magazines, lingering Indian summers, that crispness in the air after Indian summers fade, my birthday, new school year, the chance to creatively layer outfits without overheating (as you would in summer) or freezing (as you would in winter).

Juliet said...

September is my absolute favorite as it's in the between of change in season, time and life. The time of thickest fashion magazines, the best assets of both summer and fall and of course: my birthday!

juliet xxx

Vyla said...

I love all the months, because they're all lovely :)

Heidi Rose said...

Heidi
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I would say December has my heart as favorite month of the year, because even though it is the beginning of wake-up-freezing season, it is a month of holiday cheer, a big break from school, spending time with family, hot seasonal beverages, and christmas cookies. Awesome!

I want this calendar.

melissa marie said...

sweet. i love september. and october. and june. and august. and december. shoot.

Lindsey Garland said...

I'm feeling mega lazy....
Lindsey Garland
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Rebecca said...

omg. it's so pretty. my last calendar was a shoe calendar, but this one seems perfect for a girl going to university next year (:

anyways, my favourite month would have to be december, because hello? christmas! i get to spend time with my whole family, and there's truly nothing better than that.

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Brooke said...

April! It's spring, and my birthday!

Kylie said...

October, because it's just awesome.

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Lindsay said...

Tooootally cute :]

I stopped buying calendars because they were so cheesy and lame, but these look fabuloso.

My favorite month would have to be December. Even though I'm freezing my nips off and have to wear leggings, legwarmers, sweatpants, 2 tee-shirts, a sweatshirt and a carhart jacket it is all worth while when Christmas comes around.

Not because of the gifts or the materialistic stuffs (okay, maybe a little ^^) but because every year at my house we always get about 3-4 feet of snow, and my boyfriend has to drive his truck out to come and pick me up just so I can get stuck there over-night snugglin up by the fire with his fam playing Parcheesi by a lantern because his power went out 3 days before.

I love the holidays :]

- Lindsay

Birte said...

My favorite month is September. Nice warm fall weather, beginning of a new school year for students and teachers alike...

Birte
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Caroline said...

My favorite month of the year is May. I live in Wisconsin, which is cold and miserable pretty much all of the time. We battle through the snow, the cold, the wind from November through April. That is pretty much half of the year. Then May happens. And suddenly everything is green. And there are birds singing. And the sun is shining. And road construction hasn't started! And then June happens and it is just too hot, and everyone else misses winter, but not me. I miss May.

It's the best month ever. (For the record, I was born in January. I just really like the spring.)

beth said...

My favorite month is December because I can take days off work to sit around wearing sweat pants, eating macaroni and cheese and making lists of what I want for Christmas.
And at the zoo I really like the penguins. Of course.

beth said...

and I forgot to enter my email address. Whoops, sorry!
beth at nwcr dot net

Shannon said...

reason #10054 in my list of why i love Winona - she references Ferngully in her posts. Best animated movie ever!

I like March, because it's the first month of autumn here, my birthday is in the middle of it and I think it's the nicest name for a month.

And my name is shannon and my email address is writing_backwards@hotmail.com and my favourite zoo animal is the red panda :)

Margaret said...

Initially I was just going to inform you that I like elephants the best, but...

My favorite month is March. Mostly because that was the month that the world was blessed with me in (aren't you lucky? you're lucky).

My email's emceemorgan_at_aol_dot_com.

julia f said...

i love october for lots of reasons - it's the beginning of fall but it's still warm, its etymology is a direct harkening back to english's latin roots (to say nothing of the absurd drama of roman imperial history - i read 'i, claudius' at an impressionable age), oktoberfest, the genuinely scary origins of all hallow's eve and toussaint versus the kind of wonderfully tawdry and/or juvenilized way we deal w/ halloween in the states, etc. etc. my email is juliaingabon (at) yahoo dot fr - thank you!

Lauren said...

october! football and turning leaves and freshley sharpened pencils and the start of sweater season, costumes...

lairey at kualumni dot org.

Amber Rhodes-Lapoint said...

October! It's almost the epitome of fall. I love the colors and the weather. :)

Amber - amber@ambertakesphotos.com - it's such a cute calendar! I'll buy one no matter what. :)

Becky said...

April! Because it's my birthday...and sometimes Easter! rebeccafsulit@bellsouth.net

Jen said...

October is my favorite month because of the colors, football, pumpkin spice lattes, wool sweaters, tights and boots. jvaaf@allstate.com.

Jen

amap22 said...

lots of fantastic months, usually february but im also a big fan of august, but october is so cozy...

wonderful calendar!

BookGirl said...

This truly is a wonderful calendar. I'm keeping my fingers crossed...September is my favorite month of the year. For me, it's the official beginning of fall, my favorite season. The weather begins to get perceptively cooler, the leaves start thinking about changing, and it reminds me of back-to-school and buying school supplies, which I loved to do. A great month.

GGJem said...

July - I live in the midwest and hate winter. No chance of snow in July and fireworks are an added bonus.

Chelsea said...

This is amazing. I want one. I am very poor so maybe I'll beg my mum to buy me one and support the lovely ladies!
Oh, and October- for the leaves, the layers, the pumpkins seeds, and my birthday.

Kristin said...

so cool! I love calendars! I love October. Crunchy leaves, cinnamon, pumpkin, fall colors, the beginning of the most fun times of the year - Love it!

brianna said...

My favorite zoo animal is the naked mole rat. They have the worst thermoregulation of any mammal and can chew through cement!

Emma said...

I like October best, one because I love halloween and fall related activities, and two because it's usually around the time that I break out my tights, cardigans, and boots.

LeighAnn said...

Count me in.....I love December and Giraffes!! They go so well together....don't you think??

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Hannah said...

Oh how fun! My favorite month is July, because it's wonderfully warm and I can ride my bike everywhere I go!

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Caitlin said...

My favorite month is October. For me, October represents freedom and restoration, it reminds me of breaking away from an abusive situation and relearning who I was, in the midst of a world that is beautiful and colorful and full of scarves.

Peaches and Cream said...

February - my birthday month - really is the best! At home in Australia it is lovely and hot and beachy but here in London it snows! Best of both worlds. Also, it means I get more gifts just when the fabulousness of Christmas is starting to fade...

Monica: monijmail@gmail.com

*~Dani~* said...

My favorite month is definitely April. You can feel the winter giving way to Spring, people are happier, and it is my birthday month!

wanderlust. said...

I like January! A whole new year of excitement awaits!

madla said...

I love October, it has Halloween, crisp weather, and the new ability to layer clothes. Plus football, the start of basketball season and pumpkin carving. SO GREAT.

Katie said...

LOVE this! my favorite month is october for the following reasons:
1) halloween
2) chicago cools off but isn't freezing
3) it's officially time for tights, tweed, leather jacket and other awesome fall clothes.

Ronda said...

My favorite month is October. It has the best weather and the craziest holiday ever! Halloween. I love to get dressed up with my friends and go to a party and see how creative everyone else was!

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