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Uppercase Living Chalk Wall Calendar (Review & Giveaway)

In today's world, most families are running in a million different directions, all at once, and it can become pretty difficult to keep everyone's schedules straight. When my husband's grandparents did a bit of home remodeling a few years ago, they added a chalk wall to a small strip of wall in their laundry/mud room. I remember thinking it was the neatest thing in the world- just to have a place to write little notes, create a family calendar or schedule, write a grocery list, etc. 

When we moved back to NC from MD in 2010, I was pregnant with Balian, and we were getting back into the swing of things in the community. After Balian was born, for some reason, we decided to take on even more responsibilities, join more teams and committees, and volunteer a bit more, too- all while juggling work, the household, and oh yeah- being new parents. In recent months, I have been itching to paint a strip of the wall in our kitchen with chalk paint- but we're renters, so we need non-damaging, temporary solutions to our household needs. Lucky for me, Denise Black, Independent Demonstrator with Uppercase Living, sent me a big sanity-saving product!

If you've never heard of Uppercase Living, you need to check them out. Uppercase Living is a direct sales company, which offers beautiful decorative vinyl expressions and kits for the home, car, office, etc. You can 'Uppercase' just about any space with a few simple steps!

Denise knew that I was an overly busy work at home mom. We connected and became friends on Facebook about a year ago, and I have been following her gorgeous Uppercase Living photos/ideas ever since. Denise was kind enough to order an Uppercase Living Chalk Wall Calendar for me to review. I got to select the color for the vinyl that sits over the actual chalk calendar, so I selected a color that would match my kitchen decor- sort of an olive green. I also got to select the color of the chalk pen (well, I let my husband choose it) that we would be using to jot down our notes, etc.

My Uppercase Living package from Denise...

My UL Chalk Wall Calendar, all rolled and wrapped up...

The chalk wall calendar shipped out to my home so quickly after I sent my selections to Denise! The day that my package from UL arrived, I could not wait to unroll the calendar, and place it on my kitchen wall! I had just the perfect spot for it- near our back door, and wanted to be able to use it, right away! I waited until my husband and son were out of the house for a few hours, and went right to work, applying my UL chalk wall calendar to my kitchen wall.

I started by unrolling the kit from Uppercase Living. I received the actual chalk wall calendar, the vinyl overlay, instructions, chalk, and a chalk pen.

My goodies from Uppercase Living...

To start the process, I made sure to follow the directions and cleaned my surface (the kitchen wall), and allowed it to thoroughly dry. I then peeled the chalk wall calendar vinyl piece off of the backing paper, and placed it on the wall, in the desired location.

Ta-da! Instant chalk wall!

Next, I carefully removed the backing paper from the green vinyl overlay. I followed the directions, and used the handy little arrows to line everything up, and I placed the overlay on top of the chalk wall calendar, and smoothed over it with my hand. 

The green vinyl overlay for my wall calendar. It looks backwards- but it'll appear the correct way, once it's applied to the wall.

I used the arrows to get the placement of the overlaying vinyl as straight as possible.

Once I was pleased with the placement of the vinyl, I used the small smoothing tool to rub over the vinyl, as I slowly peeled the paper off. A couple of spots got hung up, but because I followed directions, and went about the application slowly, I was able to help the vinyl cling to the chalk wall calendar with a gentle rub over, using the smoothing tool.

About ten minutes later, I ended up with the finished product!

The application process was really easy- a lot easier than I expected, honestly. I wasted no time stepping back to admire our new family calendar, and I loaded it up with our schedule, too!  It's super easy to write on, with the chalk, and easy to clean, as well. The chalk just wipes away with a wet paper towel or a damp cloth. 

Our very first weekly schedule, displayed on our new Chalk Wall Calendar!

When my husband came home and saw the new addition to our kitchen, instead of rolling his eyes or making a comment (which I was expecting), he said, 'Oh- that'll probably really come in handy.' He was right. It is such a wonderful tool for our family. I've wised up, and since drawn a line to divide the calendar in half, so I can use it for two weeks at a time, which works really well for us.

Love how this simple addition both adds a decorative touch to our space, and helps to keep our family well organized!

Everyone who has seen this neat chalk wall calendar in our kitchen has loved it, and commented about it. It really helps us to stay organized, and I no longer have to beg my husband to jot his schedule down for me. He is happy to add his schedule to the family calendar, and we are all much happier because of it. I love that if and when we do have to move, I can simply peel this right off the wall, and shouldn't have to worry about any damage or peeled paint behind it.

Uppercase Living has an incredible selection of vinyl lettering, quotes, expressions, decorations, and more! You can Uppercase just about any space or item you desire, with a little help from our friend Denise, and a little creativity! You can customize these expressions by selecting the sizes and colors you desire. Trust me- there's something for everyone at Uppercase Living!

Take a look at some of these Uppercase Creations...

Photo: Neat way to showcase the staircase:)Photo: How lovely!!

Photo: What a warm way to welcome family & friends;)Photo: Lovely ♥

And I am loving these expressions from Uppercase Living...

PS- This is a real working clock kit!

I wish I could show you every single awesome expression or embellishment available from Uppercase Living, but I can't- so you're just going to have to take my word for it, that this is definitely worth checking out! You can create custom gifts for friends and family this holiday season with Uppercase Living! Denise is super sweet, is truly a pleasure to work with, and she is without a doubt passionate about her business, the product, the opportunity, and taking care of her hostesses and customers. 

Want to learn more or earn free Uppercase Living products? Contact Denise to book a show- in home or online (you can earn double hostess credits in November!), or to chat with Denise about the Uppercase Living business opportunity!

Want It? Buy It!

Head to Denise's personal Uppercase Living website to browse the current online catalogs, play with the design studio, work on projects, and/or place an order. Be sure to check out Denise's UL Facebook page, because she posts tons of gorgeous photos of stunning ideas for adding a splash of warmth and personality to all kinds of places and spaces- with a little help from Uppercase Living!

Want It? Win It!

One super lucky MBP reader will win their very own Uppercase Living Chalk Wall Calendar from Denise! Yahoo! Just use the Rafflecopter entry form below to enter for your chance to win this cool prize!

Special thanks to Denise Black of Uppercase Living for introducing me to Uppercase Living, and for offering this wonderful giveaway for our readers!

Good luck to you!

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Disclosure: Other than the above mentioned products, which I received directly from this sponsor for review purposes, I was not compensated for facilitating this review. All opinions expressed are my own. Your experience may differ. Mommy's Block Party and its team members are not responsible for prize fulfillment or shipment- this is the understood responsibility of the giveaway sponsor.


  1. I would love to win this! Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. This is so adorable! Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. SOOOOO cool, I def need one of these...

  4. I would LOVE to have one of these!!! Too cool!!!

  5. What great products! I've been looking for something to put over my bed for a while...maybe this is it! I hope I win!

  6. I love this. I've been looking for something for over my bed for while and maybe UL would work. Hopefully I win! :)

  7. I would really like to win this item, but I am having trouble entering the give away. The give away point thing won't allow me to do anything. It just keeps spinning. Maybe tomorrow?

  8. I would love the calender for the kitchen, and words in the kids bedroom would be great, the growth charts are cute too

    1. Hi Adina, we do have fabULous products. Let me know how I can assist you in selecting great items for your Kids space. I'm available at necie@swbell.net

    2. Good Luck Everyone!! Thank you for your support

  9. I would like to Upper Case my son's room, the kitchen, and the hallway

    1. Hi Nicole, I'd love to offer my products and services, just let me know how I can help at necie@swbell.net

  10. I'd like the calender for our kitchen!

  11. Oh and we would put it in the kitchen :)


    I'd like to Upper Case my living room.


    1. Hi Sherrie, I'd love to share Uppercase Living designs for your living space. Please check out my website at http://deniseblack.uppercaseliving.net! I'm available to assist at necie@swbell.net

  13. I would like to Uppercase my kitchen.

    1. Hi Lindsey, we have fabULous kitchen designs I'm sure you'll love. Check them out here and let me know how I can help you. Thank you!! http://deniseblack.uppercaseliving.net/Category.m?CategoryId=37&CatalogId=DEFAULT

  14. This might make my children's crazy schedules managable!

  15. This would be great in my office and kitchen.

  16. Good Luck Everyone!! Thank you for your support:))


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