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She’s a Beauty + a Calendar Giveaway

November 30th, 2011

I don’t know why I’m still taken aback by their beauty when I receive my calendars in the mail. I know the quality of Lulu printing, I’ve seen the photos a million times, yet seeing them in print and running my hands over the glossy paper makes me smile.

I spent some time earlier this week wrapping them up and mailing off the ones that go to friends and relatives far away. I love that they will have a little piece of my home showing in their home each month of the year!

At the end of December my calendar will be hung right beside my computer where I see it all day long. A big thanks to those of you who purchase my calendar as I get a few dollars from each one. This helps a lot with the expenses for keeping this blog going and helps me keep this blog ad-free! If you’d like to order a Chiot’s Run calendar for yourself or for gifts follow the links in the sidebar.

And now the part you’ve all been waiting for, a chance to win your very own 2012 Chiot’s Run Calendar. All you have to do is comment on this post and you’ll be entered to win. Winner chosen:

Where do you typically hang the calendar in your home?

102 Comments to “She’s a Beauty + a Calendar Giveaway”
  1. B ryan N. on November 30, 2011 at 6:15 am

    right on the side of the refrigerator I have 2 little girls so we’re always writing down school activities so as to not forget them.The kitchen seems to be the main area of the house so we find it handy to hang the calendar there.

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  2. renee on November 30, 2011 at 6:32 am

    By my work computer. It helps me to remember what the day holds in store beyond the work day!

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  3. Eliza J on November 30, 2011 at 6:53 am

    I always have two calendars at home, one on the front of the fridge and one in my office. That first picture of the leaves is beautiful ~ love the purple!

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  4. Tamar on November 30, 2011 at 6:53 am

    I hang one in every room! I seem to have received a calendar fetish from my father who has been known to keep calendars for years. My mom was horrified when she first found his stash!

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  5. Kathi Cook on November 30, 2011 at 7:55 am

    Cellar door in kitchen

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  6. K.B. on November 30, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Considering I’m still in the middle of renovating, and don’t actually have walls in all the rooms, my current calendar is only on the computer :)

    Traditionally, though, the calendar gets hung in the kitchen – on a wall, if there is room, on the inside of a cupboard door if not – such as in my last house, where there was literally NO wall space in the kitchen.

    The plan in this house is to hang it on the door which will lead to the back addition – once the wall, door frame and door are there!

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  7. Gayle on November 30, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Breathtaking! My calendar lives on the side of my refrigerator.

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  8. Kristi on November 30, 2011 at 8:12 am

    My calender is on the refrigerator, right across from the phone and in arms reach of the computer.

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  9. DeeDee on November 30, 2011 at 8:20 am

    My 2011 chiots run calendar is (like you) on the wall by my desk & computer!

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  10. Carol on November 30, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Traditionally, the side of the fridge, but that’s the freebie from the credit union. This one, I’d probably hang by my desk so I could enjoy it all day while I’m working.

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  11. Barbara on November 30, 2011 at 8:35 am

    We hang our calender in the kitchen – the one room in the house that we are all in – time and again – through each and every day.

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  12. Hailey on November 30, 2011 at 8:45 am

    Kitchen calendar keepers here. Thank you!

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  13. Deborah on November 30, 2011 at 8:47 am

    I love seeing your photographs on your blog day after day, and how wonderful it would be to see them on your calendar hung by my reading chair day after day as well!

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  14. Rhonda on November 30, 2011 at 8:51 am

    Ours hangs in the kitchen hallway right next to the backpacks and lunch boxes. I think I probably check the calendar 5 or 6 times a day. There’s ALWAYS something going on!!

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  15. Fawn on November 30, 2011 at 8:52 am

    By my desk…love the featured photos in this article. Especially the first one!

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  16. Heather on November 30, 2011 at 8:56 am

    We keep our calendar in the office at home, though I can see needing one in the kitchen soon when the children’s activities ramp up.

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  17. daisy on November 30, 2011 at 9:03 am

    What a fabulous idea! Your calendar is beautiful! We have two in our kitchen. One by the phone is always barns and another inside a kitchen cabinet to keep track of my boy’s meds, etc.

    Don’t include us in the giveaway, just wanted to comment.
    Good luck to everyone entering!

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  18. Dorothy on November 30, 2011 at 9:03 am

    By the phone in the kitchen. Would love to have your calendar.

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  19. Allison on November 30, 2011 at 9:05 am

    I stopped hanging one in my home because every time I’d go to work, I would need something off it! So, I hang it beside my desk at work now and have a small travel one for my purse.

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  20. denise on November 30, 2011 at 9:16 am

    beautful. i keep a daytimer on the counter but this is much more pretty!

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  21. Nebraska Dave on November 30, 2011 at 9:20 am

    Susy, I was a late winner of one of your calendars last year. I have it right by my computer and mark off each day as it passed into history. Your choice of pictures or combination of pictures was awesome. It became a focal point to intiate dreams of gardening and plans of gardening. This year’s winner will indeed enjoy the calendar. I know because I enjoyed mine all last year.

    Good luck to all those that are entered. Have a great late fall/winter gardening day.

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  22. Augustus on November 30, 2011 at 9:31 am

    I hang mine near my computer as well. I currently have a school calender, as I work there.

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  23. Peggy on November 30, 2011 at 9:48 am

    In the kitchen, where we are most of the time! Thanks, Peggy

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  24. Lynda on November 30, 2011 at 9:50 am

    I keep mine in the kitchen next to the back door and another next to my computer. The MUST be beautiful.

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  25. Kara on November 30, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Lovely photos! I keep mine right by the door to the garage so I can glance at it every time I leave the house. It keeps me from forgetting things.

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  26. Sonya C on November 30, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Our calender is hanging on the side of the fridge, close to traffic and the phone. Everyone knows how to read it and leave a note if something needs to be added.

    Your pics are awesome and I look forward to seeing your photos every day!

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  27. Katie on November 30, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Looks great! Hope to win one!

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  28. Janet on November 30, 2011 at 10:19 am

    We just moved and don’t have a spot picked out for our calendar. I’m thinking by the side door. There’s just enough space between the door and the first kitchen cabinet. Otherwise, I keep one at work on my file cabinet. Though, with your beautiful pictures, I think I’d keep it next to my computer monitor to look at more often!

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  29. kirsten on November 30, 2011 at 10:20 am

    would love to gift one to my mother this year… i usually hang our calendar on the fridge where it can also be seen from the dining room.

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  30. goatpod2 on November 30, 2011 at 10:30 am

    By our kitchen, have one in some of the bedrooms as well.


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  31. Jeff on November 30, 2011 at 10:32 am

    We keep our Calendar on the counter ready for action. It sits under our wine rack next to the pantry. I don’t think there could be a better spot!

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  32. Lozy on November 30, 2011 at 10:41 am

    Cork board in the kitchen.

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  33. Melanie J on November 30, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Commenting! I hang ’em in all sorts of places, keep one at my work desk, one in the bedroom, one in the main room…usually because I fell in love with one too many themes. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  34. Candace on November 30, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Calendar is kept by the phone in the kitchen. Also the office at work and home. Your pictures are wonderful–the calendar would be a real treat!

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  35. MAYBELLINE on November 30, 2011 at 11:49 am

    At home, my calendar is near my phone and computer.

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  36. Jenilee Price on November 30, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    I’ve been reading your blog for over a year now and haven’t commented yet. I would just like to say thank you for always having a new post every day, even when your sick or traveling! You have introduced me to many new things (mountain rose herbs for one) that I wouldn’t have known about otherwise. Keep up the wonderful inspiring work and happy holidays to you and yours!

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  37. Jessica on November 30, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    We have one in the kitchen, and I keep one on my desk at work. Admittedly, we keep them around more for the artwork than the actual calendar, but they’re still pretty useful.

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  38. Laura on November 30, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    I have one in my kitchen at home and one in my office at work. I always get excited to turn to a new page.

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  39. Eli on November 30, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! I think about making calendars every year as Christmas gifts… and it never ever happens :-(

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  40. Jennifer on November 30, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Love your photos! Love looking at the website

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  41. KimH on November 30, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    I love your calender.. its gorgeous.

    I hang several.. I have one by the computer desk on the wall and another hangs in my kitchen on the door that leads to the basement.

    I keep 2 at work too.. Love them!

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  42. Ginger on November 30, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Indeed, she is a beauty.

    I would love to hang your calendar in my kitchen. My family spends loads of time making food and eating! Important dates are not forgetten when they are on the kitchen calendar.

    Thanks for sharing your photos online. They are truely beautiful and interesting. You recently wrote that you take between 25 – 100 photos a day. I’ve been thinking lots about that and will try to follow your lead. I think it will help me take my photography to the next level.

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  43. Marcia on November 30, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    I hang mine on the wall near my breakfast table so I can glance up at what’s in store for me for the day since I’m quite forgetful. Although this only works if I remember to write them down on the calendar lol!

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  44. brittney on November 30, 2011 at 1:33 pm


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  45. Kaytee on November 30, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    I LOVE your calendar. I bought one last year and hung it right by my computer. The bummer thing was, I moved to NH and didn’t take it with me so I didn’t get to enjoy most of the months. Next years I will be sure to have with me so I can enjoy the beautiful photos.

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  46. kristin @ going country on November 30, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    In the kitchen.

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  47. Jeph on November 30, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Just inside the doorway of the master bedroom walk-in closet – that way I get to see what today’s date is and where I am in the week/month. But then I have another calendar above the desk at work. And sometimes I’ve been known to hang a third calendar on the wall by the computer at home!

    Beautiful calendar images, btw!

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  48. Becky on November 30, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    The calendar looks beautiful! I usually keep two calendars. One at home by my desk – but it can been seen from the living area, too. And one at work.

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  49. Beth L. on November 30, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    I always have a calendar hanging on the side of the refrigerator. This is the one that is just for beauty! We also have a day planner that keeps track of appointments and to-do lists. But, that’s not the fun one!

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  50. ryan on November 30, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    We have our calender in the kitchen by the phone.

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