Eat Real Food 2013 Calendar Giveaway

eat real food calendar

When I was growing up, there was always a calendar hanging on the side of refrigerator. Secured by a hooked magnet up top and two clippy ones along the edges, it was the repository for sleepovers, school plays, and the dates when were assigned to bring snacks for choir practice. Our lives were simple enough back then that a month of small boxes held a family’s worth of commitment without strain.

Up until last January, I still used a paper planner (though it was a whole lot more detailed than the old fridge calendar method). But as life expanded, there wasn’t enough space to hold all my to-do lists, deadlines, and reminders. I switched to a Google calendar and have breathed more easily since.

calendar pages

I’ve missed having a paper calendar, though. I like having a physical thing that helps me measure the days and weeks. And at the turn of each month, it’s fun to have a new picture to keep me company.

When Anna Hewitt from Seedling Design emailed, offering to send me a copy of her Eat Real Food calendar, I jumped at the chance to have a physical calendar in my life again. Printed on sturdy card stock, this monthly calendar isn’t bound together. That means you can arrange it in a grid on a cork board, or you can prop a single month on a bookshelf or stick it to the fridge with a magnet.


Each month features an image of a sewn design (handmade by Anna) that represents some different aspect of food and community. It is quietly charming and such a good reminder that we all need allow ourselves the time to nourish, sustain, and grow in this new year.

Thanks to Anna, I have a second calendar to give away to one of my readers. If you’d like to enter for a chance to win it, here’s what to do.

  1. Leave a comment on this post and share how you track and measure your days. Paper planner? Calendar on the fridge? Online datebook?
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm on Saturday, January 5, 2013. Winners will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog on Sunday.
  3. Giveaway open all.
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post.

If you don’t want to wait to see if you win, you can also click over to Seedling Design and pick up a calendar for yourself today (before the new year too far underway). It’s just $20, which isn’t too much for a year’s worth of art and helpful reminders!

Disclosure: Seedling Design sent me two calendars, one to keep and one to give away. They did not pay for inclusion in this post and my opinions are entirely my own. 

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270 Responses to Eat Real Food 2013 Calendar Giveaway

  1. 251
    Erin says:

    I have a big calendar in my kitchen and a little one near my treadmill–I keep track of my exercise with that one.

  2. 252
    Lindsey says:

    The calendar at home is usually a wall calendar that is paper. We also enjoy the daily calendars with comics, jokes, or trivia!

  3. 253
    Lindsey says:

    I use an online calendar via my iphone for all of my planning. If my life were to get more hectic, I may switch to a paper planner.

  4. 254
    Annie says:

    I love your blog and ideas! Always a nice way to start the day! I will be on mat leave next summer and will NOT be using my blackberry calendar as much!!! The lovely calendar would look great in my kitchen! Thanks!

  5. 255
    Robin Demaree says:

    I use an online calendar for my planning, but always put a paper calendar up in the kitchen. I would love to have this one!

  6. 256
    Jennifer says:

    I have a planner that most stuff goes into that I carry around everywhere. We also have a dry erase calendar up to keep track of the kids school days and events!

  7. 257
    Shirl says:

    I am a quilter, gardener, canner and this calendar is adorable. I have large desk calendar hanging on my laundry room door opposite my kitchen sink. It makes it easy to see what is going on, but it is BORING!

  8. 258
    Kendra says:

    I am back to paper…online was too easy to forget when the computer didn’t get turned on. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  9. 259
    Theresa says:

    On-line ICal. All the way. But, this year I bought a calendar for the kitchen, just so I could see the dates and have beautiful art work.

  10. 260
    STH says:

    I’ve tried using the one on my iPod Touch, but now that I’m back in school and have lots going on, I prefer one on paper so that I can see the whole month at a time. I print them off, then fill them up with assignments, appointments, etc.

  11. 261
    Christine says:

    What a lovely calendar! I am also a big fan of paper on-the-wall calendars.

  12. 262
    Lori B says:

    I admit to still using a paper planner….I know, it’s so old-fashioned. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  13. 263
    Wendy says:

    I don’t really do that good of a job of tracking my days. But that calendar is adorable.

  14. 264
    Ana says:

    I track my life with a paper calendar!

  15. 265
    Vickie G. says:

    What a beautiful calendar! I use an online datebook for all the details, but I have a paper calendar to track my gardening, another one hanging in my kitchen and one in the office. I too like turning the calendar to see the new picture of the month.

  16. 266
    Kiley says:

    I update everything in my google calendar and keep track with my phone. I miss having paper calendars in my life so much, though.

  17. 267
    Lindsey says:

    I relied on a paper planner for years (there’s just something about being able to see the month planned out in front of me!) but am slowly transitioning to an organizer app (Cozi) on the iPad. I have to admit, it is really nice to get email reminders in case I forget to check on each day’s events!

  18. 268
    Jessica says:

    I try not to be too attached to my calendar, and use (probably inefficiently and leading to more confusion than I usually experience with dates and anything linear) a mix of google and a day planner. But this is a beauty!

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