DIY Advent Calendar

DIY Advent Calendar

Today I have a jump start on the holidays with a DIY Advent Calendar.  If you’re planning on doing one of these, you’ll want to have it ready to go for December 1, so there’s something to enjoy for every day leading up to Christmas.  As one who likes to savor every bit of the holidays, an Advent Calendar is a fun way to draw out the festive feelings and the anticipation of the Christmas celebration.  I’ve been doing an advent calendar for the past couple of years, and always just use activities as opposed to treats so that we can do something together as a family.

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Christmas Craft- Advent Calendar

Christmas Craft- Advent Calendar

Hi peeps!  Are you ready to get this party started?  Cassie (Hi Sugarplum) is hosting today’s party, so if you have a Christmas Craft to share, go HERE to link up!

I’m linking up the advent calendar I created.  I’m especially giddy about it this year because we have a little one (19 months old) to start sharing the season with and creating our own memories and traditions.



I made this advent calendar with our family in mind,

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DIY Advent Calendar

DIY Advent Calendar

Although it isn’t even November, I admit that I’m already looking all the way forward to


I’ve been collecting ideas on Pinterest and thinking of new decor and adventures to create in our home this year.  I’ve always loved the holidays and the advent calendar.  I’m especially giddy about it this year because we have a little one (19 months old) to start sharing the season with and creating our own memories and traditions. 



I made this advent calendar with our family in mind,

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This & That | Last Minute Stocking Stuffers for Kids

This & That | Last Minute Stocking Stuffers for Kids

Hi friends and happy Friday!  I’m sure lots of you are busy with work parties, gift exchanges, and holiday classroom parties today!  The Friday before Christmas is such a fun day.  We were supposed to have the kids’ Advent program and class parties today too, but since school is closed, they are rescheduled until the Friday after we return in January.  Better late than never!

I have been so sick the last few days, but I’m finally feeling on the mend.  I had a serious bout of insomnia after I got a steroid shot and that was miserable. 

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THREE WINTER WHITE OUTFITS AT A STEAL

THREE WINTER WHITE OUTFITS AT A STEAL

Thank you to LOFT Outlet and ShopStyle for sponsoring today’s post. 

Hi friends! Is it one more day ’til your Christmas break?  As y’all know, we’ve been on break early since last Wednesday!  And the kids are anxious for Christmas to arrive!

I’ve been secretly wrapping and hiding presents and our stockings are ready to fill now that we’ve attached handwritten names to them.  I drove to get them monogrammed, but when we arrived, the place was out of business and I didn’t have the energy to go somewhere else.  #nextyear #likethecards

Our Elf “Buddy”

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