Can you believe that it’s past the half way mark of 2023. Is it me, or has this year flown by too fast? No kidding, I feel like it was only yesterday the stores were filled with Valentines Day treats. Now all I see are back-to-school supplies. Sigh…
With time zooming by at lightening speed, it’s never too early to start thinking about the new year (2024). No! I am not trying to rush time. Trust me, at my age I’ll do anything to make it go in the opposite direction. I’m simply saying it’s not too early to think about things you want to see and do next year.
I would like to go on a vacation with my husband next year. We never had a honeymoon, and the ONLY vacation we had was when our kids were little. Our son was two years old when we went on that vacation… he’ll be 24 in a few months.
Workman Publishing is always set for the new year with some great new calendars to help you keep on top of things in the new year.
From the publisher;
For 2024, we’re debuting Peak Moments, a breathtaking venture into the wild from extreme adventurer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin; beautifully photographed wall calendars based on historical TV dramas The Gilded Age and All Creatures Great and Small; Mom Life Page-A-Day; A Year Of Modern Witchcraft Page-A-Day from renowned Pagan educator and author Patti Wigington; and Millennial Therapist Page-A-Day, which offers day-by-day insight for healthier relationships, personal growth, and life balance from Sara Kuburic, the psychotherapist behind the hugely popular @millennial.therapist Instagram.
Our sell-out The New York Times Crossword and Mini Crossword Page-A-Days are joined by two new calendars from the minds at the Times: The New York Times Cooking Page-A-Day features the best of the best recipes curated by New York Times Cooking’s editorial team; The New York Times Headlines in History Page-A-Day takes you back to some of the most fascinating, important—and sometimes forgotten—events in history through actual New York Times headlines.
Returning favorites include Pride: A Celebration of LGBTQIA+ History and Community, Rainbows wall calendar from Instagram star photographer Ramzy Masri; Heirs, celebrating the African diaspora through its vibrant past, fascinating mythology, and radiant future; Maia Toll’s Wild Wisdom wall calendar; and artist and activist Lisa Congdon’s The Beginning Is Now calendar.
The indispensable Mom’s Family calendar featuring the artwork of Grace Farris also returns along with the jam-packed Richard Scarry’s Big Busy Family calendar. You can still slow down with the irresistible The Original Sloths Calendar, take a roll in the ‘nip with the kitties of Cats On Catnip Calendar, marvel at the adorable miniature scenes of the Secret Life of Squirrels, and learn to communicate with your flock of hens in How To Speak Chicken, plus you can learn more about our equine friends with tips from the new How To Think Like A Horse calendar.
For those hard-to-shop-for friends, our popular A Year of True Crime Page-A-Day returns alongside one of our spookiest favorites: A Year of Ghost Stories. Astrology fans will find inner awareness and self-reflection in The Pulp Girls’ House of Zodiac and Astrology calendars, a Page-A-Day for meteorology nerds, armchair forecasters, and storm chasers Extreme Weather debuts; plus our favorites for the expert gardener and the fearless forager with the Year-Round Vegetable Gardener and Fantastic Fungi calendars return for another year.
Workman Publishing sent me a few of these calendars to check out for myself. I received the following calendars.
Please note, my photos are not always the best. ALL of the photo calendars have clean, crisp, colorful images.They are much nicer in person compared to my photos.
As the “mom” to six cats, I’m crazy for anything cat related.
Even though I have had cats my entire life (and I’m in my 50’s now), there is so much that I DON’T know about them.
This page a day calendar features fun facts and trivia about our furry friends. I flipped through this a bit and have enjoyed what I have read thus far. I can’t wait to read it every day in the new year.
Here are some pages from inside this calendar.
This calendar is meant to be viewed from a table top, desk top or shelf. It has as special back on it to keep it upright.
If you enjoy anything that has to do with cats, you’ll not only appreciate the Cat Trivia Calendar, but also the Chonkers wall calendar.
A chubby cat is sometimes referred to as a “chonker.” This wall calendar celebrates these “extra fluffy” cats.
As you can see, each month features a chubby kitty doing silly things and saying funny stuff. This calendar is sure to make you smile every time you look at it.
The calendar it’s self offers plenty of room to write in each day (appointments, birthdays, assignments due…).
If simplicity is what you are after, check out the Lisa Congdon refrigerator calendar.
This calendar is more simple, and offers large areas to write down important dates and things to remember.
You can use this calendar on your desk, or hang it on your fridge using a strong magnet (already attached).
The pages are simple with cheery colors.
On top of each monthly page are simple positive quotes that you can implement into your daily life.
Speaking of positive quotes, I LOVE the Millennial Therapist desk calendar. I am FAR from a millennial, but I can certainly take the tips to heart that are found within the pages if this daily calendar.
Each day you’ll find fabulous tips and advice just like what is pictured above.
Millennial or not, all of us can certainly utilize these tips and suggestions.
I plan on keeping this on my desk so that I can appreciate all the wisdom throughout the pages.
This would make a great gift for a college student or teenager too.
I have many things on my “Bucket List.” I know that I won’t even accomplish any of them (I gave up hope on every checking one thing off my list), but I can certainly still dream about the things I want to see and do.
One of the places I’ve always wanted to visit is Oregon. Oregon is one of those states you never hear much about as far as turmoil and threats to the environment. It seems like a “chill” place to live, and it looks absolutely beautiful there.
The Oregon My Oregon wall calendar is filled with spectacular photos taken from around the state, from natural beauty to creatures.
Looking through this calendar makes me want to visit Oregon even MORE.
Do you live in Oregon, or have you ever been there? Is it as beautiful as it looks? I’d love to know. Feel free to comment and share your thoughts.
Another place on my “Bucket List,” believe it or not, is the Artic (Antarctica too). I love how so much is not known about the area, and that there are animals that live there found no where else in the world.
It might seem dark and dreary there, but I see it as untouched beauty to be admired.
Workman Publishing has an Audubon calendar for 2024 featuring creatures and places from all around the Artic. It shows that there is much life there, and amazing beauty.
Just like with the Oregon My Oregon calendar, the Audubon Artic calendar also makes me want to go there even more than before.
Do you love to cook? Are you always looking for new recipes to try? If you love to cook/bake, then you’ll want to get a copy of the New York Times Cooking desk calendar. This is a “must have” for seasoned cooks, and “newbies” who want to learn how to cook. This calendar is jam packed with mouth watering recipes. Some are simple, others a bit more fancy. There is a good assortment.
Each day in this calendar features a color photo of a recipe. On the back you’ll find the ingredients and directions on how to make that dish. You’ll also see the date at the bottom of each page.
Here are some examples from the book.
This calendar would make a great gift for a new homeowner, newlyweds and college students.
I’m super excited to put this calendar to work for me in the new year. I have already been peeking at the recipes and I found several that I already “dog earred” so that I can make the recipes ahead of time.
There are just a few of the calendars available from Workman Publishing.
Workman Publishing is part of the Hatchett Book Group.
*I received free product samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own, unless otherwise noted, and not influenced in any way.