Hello November! Desktop and Mobile Calendar Downloads
Welcome November with a free desktop calendar wallpaper and mobile background, and enjoy some tips on your home, garden, and personal to-do’s this month!
I am so excited to introduce a new series here on Back Road Bloom. Each month we’ll be offering a free downloadable desktop background and mobile background calendar correlating with that particular month! My sweet friend Ramona from @rletters_design will be designing the calendars. She does beautiful calligraphy and watercolor designs; you can check out more of her work HERE on Instagram or find her on Facebook HERE. Ramona designed this colorful, November calendar with the sweetest Autumn elements to reflect the month.
You can head to the bottom of the post to get your free November desktop wallpaper or mobile background to inspire you and help you welcome November <3
“No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks,” -Unknown
November is a really special month. Its the month to slow down and appreciate all of the blessings in your life. Its the month to enjoy cozy days at home, crisp fall walks, homemade pumpkin pie, and more. Most importantly its the time to come together to give thanks with your friends and family.
Read along for a few things you can do around your home and in your garden this month, a personal, November bucket list of sorts, and some important dates to remember. Then grab your wallpaper and mobile backgrounds at the end!
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Around the home:
Stock up for winter: if you live in an area where winter storms are likely, be sure to stock up now on necessities like canned goods, batteries, homemade candles, firewood, etc. so you’ll be ready for any ailments that come your way.
Give your guest rooms a clean up and makeover: if you are hosting family for the holidays you’ll want your guest rooms to be prepped and ready for any overnight friends and family.
Deep clean your kitchen: you’ll likely be using your kitchen often over the next couple of months, so give your kitchen a good scrub and make sure its clean, prepped, and ready for baking season!
On the same note, stick your oven on self clean and give it a heavy wipe down when its done.
Make Thanksgiving plans: are you hosting or are you heading somewhere else for the holiday? Do you need to plan a handmade hostess gift? What dish might you be bringing? What about handing out handwritten Thanksgiving cards this year? Get it all planned ahead of time!
In the garden:
Continue to harvest your fall crops
Rake leaves (compost what you can)
Till your compost pile
Clean your gardening tools, sharpen them, and protect with oil
If you haven’t already be sure to plant spring bulbs
protect your trees and plants from winter critters like deer and mice by circling or wrapping with burlap, wire fencing, sprays, etc.
continue adding mulch
clean out window containers and pots and prep them for winter greens
add fresh chicken manure to your garden beds for nutrient dense soil come spring
set out a pretty bird feeder and keep it full with birdseed
continue prepping your garden for winter
make beeswax dipped, fall leaves.
send handmade thank-you letters to friends and family letting them know how much you appreciate them.
make a from scratch Thanksgiving spread.
keep a gratitude journal for the month.
take a photo for Holiday cards.
stock up on baking ingredients.
have a baking day.
decorate your home with the outdoors: leaves, fresh pumpkins, branches, pine cones, and more.
bake homemade bread.
plan handmade hostess gifts.
make a warm, homemade soup.
make a wheat, corn stalk, or pine branch door wreath
Here are some important dates to remember this month, write them down on your monthly planner or add them into your phone, whatever will help you remember.
November 4th: Daylight Saving Time Ends, FALL back (remember to adjust your clocks)
November 6th: Election Day
November 11th: Veteran’s Day
November 22nd: Thanksgiving
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