April 14, 2014 | 1 comment

Dear March

March, I’m not quite sure what to say about you. You were a whirlwind month that overstayed your welcome. You brought truck troubles, lots of schoolwork, and unnecessary arguments. But you also brought along new opportunities, both near and far. I can’t say that I’m sad to see you go because the end of you means I am that much closer to being a college graduate & that is one thing that I simply can not wait for. Oh and March? Thank you ever so kindly for bringing some nicer weather. It took awhile (and you also brought us more snow than necessary for this time of year), but you got the spring ball rolling.

Until next year…

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April 13, 2014 | 0 comments

April Goals

I realize that we are quickly approaching mid-april, and I still haven’t done my goals for April. I have one more exam to write next week, and then I am DONE. No more school for me, ever. If I ever post that I am considering going back to school- show me this post, and tell me not to do it. I’ll hate it. There’s a chance I’ll take an online class here and there, but only ones I can do at my own pace. I much prefer learning on my own, at my own pace, when I’m feeling inspired, than at a set schedule created by my school- especially when they *suck* at making schedules.

So, I’m just now getting to my monthly goals. I’m writing this as I sit on a Toronto bound bus, more than excited to see my Zachary after a long two-weeks apart filled with work, school, stress & more. My march goals were:

1. Start/finish assignments earlier than the night before they are due.
This one was mostly a success, but I had one teacher who kept *not* giving us actual due dates so I’d be scrambling to finish the assignment a few days later. I work MUCH better when I know when things need to be completed by, and isn’t that the whole point of an assignment?

2. Post 1 PL layout per week (or more).
Failed. I did post one, but then school/work/life got in the way and I never found the time to do more. I have two more weeks photographed so I need to get some good lighting to take photos of weeks 6-14.

3. Comment on more blogs, rather than just stalking them.
Also fail. I barely even read any blogs this month because of school. I’d read select posts from bloglovin’ that seemed interesting but for the most part, my feed was over 100 at all times. And I just kept marking them all as read. Sometimes, you just have put other things first.

4. Get my online portfolio finished to a point where I can share the link for possible job opportunities.
Success! This was one goal I really wanted to get done ASAP. You can view it online at www.meredithturner.com & please let me know what you think! I had the lovely Emma Bauso look it over for me before I had it live and she had some amazing suggestions to help me improve it.

5. Spend less money on myself/crafting.
Um, for March.. mostly a success. Good thing this hasn’t been an April goal. Michael’s

& My goals for April:
1. Finish all final projects, exams & pass all courses.
2. Keep applying to jobs & hopefully get a job that really excites me.
3. Clean my room (& especially my bed) now that I have more free time.
4. Read more.
5. Start figuring out how I want to organize all of my Project Life supplies & get a start on setting up my downstairs workspace.

Do you have any goals for the month? Maybe doing some spring cleaning, or getting things organized? Now that I’m done school, I really hope to start posting more often again!

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April 5, 2014 | 1 comment

Project Life Freebie: 2014 Horizontal Calendar Cards

Today I’m bringing you another Project Life freebie! Back in December, I shared with you some Free 2014 Calendar Cards. These were 3×4 vertical cards for Project Life spreads. There was a great response to these, and last week Amber was asking for the horizontal versions as well. I designed them with the same look at the same time, but never got around to posting them here.

2014 horizontal calendars_Page_01 2014 horizontal calendars_Page_02 2014 horizontal calendars_Page_03 2014 horizontal calendars_Page_04 2014 horizontal calendars_Page_05 2014 horizontal calendars_Page_06 2014 horizontal calendars_Page_07 2014 horizontal calendars_Page_08 2014 horizontal calendars_Page_09 2014 horizontal calendars_Page_10 2014 horizontal calendars_Page_11 2014 horizontal calendars_Page_12

To download one specific month, click on the image of it above to open the full size and save to your computer. If you’d like to download the PDF file, click here. To download a .zip file of all 12 .jpg files, click here.

Like the last set, anyone is free to download these for personal use but they are not to be sold or redistributed. Feel free to link back so others can use them as well, or share the link on your blog! If you do download and print these, please take a picture and show me how you’ve used them! I’ve seen people do some awesome things with them & I love to see what you’ve come up with!

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