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all things possible in may alexandra wroteI’ve always been a fan of May.

It’s a month of pre-summer beauty with warm temps to ease into the sweltering months ahead.

It’s my sister’s name (albeit spelled differently).

It’s corn and watermelon at the farmers market.

It’s time to debate pulling out the self tanner or going for the Twilight look.

It’s a reminder of one of my mother’s oft repeated sayings, “Yes you can, but no you may not.” She was neither a tiger mother nor a helicopter one, but it was something always said to her, which in turn was always said to us, and shall one day pass to children of my own. (Good grammar starts at home, kiddos.)

The last month has been kind of a bust on the health front (long story – funny in parts, pinata whacking frustration-worthy in others – a post for another day), but my plans for May involve putting that all behind me ASAP and jumping back into work and play with my usual energy.

I can’t believe I’m typing these words, but I miss this whole #babystepto10Kaday thing. I’ve always been a walker but focused on the perks it had for a writer’s mind rather than body and soul. Quickly, this purposeful, step-counting became a competition ritual I grew to love. I’ve really missed it, and I look forward to Instagramming my tennis shoe-wearing feet one day very soon. (Are we following eachother on IG? Find me at instagram.com/alexandrawrote.)

I’m ready for a month of good news and good friends and good times.

Edwin Way Teale was spot on when he wrote, “All things seem possible in May.”

It will be my mantra.

You’re welcome to chant along.

For May, a calendar that’s clean and simple, with plenty of room for folders that aren’t quite ready to be filed away just yet.

Ideas need space to ruminate and grow.

Both with labels and without, simply click, right click and save. (All Alexandra Wrote printables are for non-commercial use. Not to be sold or distributed, and not for reposting on your site without permission. End fine print.

What are you up to this month?

New calendar update: All is fixed. AGAIN. Now May 2013  with days of the week that, you know, follow the Gregorian calendar. I’ve added a black version as well.


may 2013 desktop calendar sans labels


may 2013 desktop calendar with labels


may 2013 desktop calendar sans labels


may 2013 desktop calendar with labels






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earth day litter labels

As a writer and a calligrapher, I use a lot of paper. Much of which ends up in the recycling bin. I cope with my eco-guilt by remembering that I bought my first BAGGUs in 2008 and never looked back.  I had my own line of canvas reusable totes back then, too, but it didn’t stop me from buying BAGGUs and the Anya Hindmarch bags, or the blue ones at IKEA because I never remembered to bring them and then those great little ones in Vancouver that roll up into teensy tiny pouches.

I basically have enough tote bags to haul home a small grocery store. Or the IKEA marketplace. Maybe both.

I do what I can to reduce my carbon footprint, but I can’t quit paper. I simply can’t. Although I have been doing a great deal of TYPE A printing on cotton and bamboo and it’s beautiful. But not ideal for script pages.

Beneath my desk I keep two simplehuman trash cans that look tiny but actually can hold a ton. earth day litter label cansAnd while it’s become second nature to throw away garbage with my right hand and recycling with my left, when I first got them, I made labels to tell them apart.

And it seemed the perfect sort of printable for this mundane Monday. earth day printable labels alexandra wrote


Simply click and print or save. Print them on full-sheet labels or cardstock, then crop and stick.

Reuse, recycle, redecorate.