I’ve always loved the advent calendars my mom made for me and my brother when we were little – it didn’t get old even when I was in my teens. After a while though, my mom decided we were too old and stopped making them. But now that it’s my first Christmas away from home she put one together and sent it to me to make me feel better. And as soon as I noticed how thrilled I was to have it I realized that I should make one for Andy too! After all, this is our first Christmas together as a married couple, hehe.
Now all he has to do is start from the top and follow the string every day, down to the last gift. Fun!
Haha, I started playing around with the new winter features on Picmonkey. You should give it a try too, they are pretty cute. Anyway, there are 19 gifts in this picture; can you see them all?
What do you think? Do you have a tradition of having advent calendars?
I just found these three sets on Amazon for just a couple dollars each. I’ve actually been wanting some of the tools for ages so that I can try out some new nail designs, but I’ve been too lazy to look for them. I also thought it would be more expensive. But now they’re on the way home to me! So I guess during Christmas break I guess I’ll be posting a lot of new nail polish designs. Wish me luck! Hehe.
Today I made bacon wrapped chicken with cream cheese for dinner. It was a big hit with Andy and I’ll definitely make it again! It was surprisingly simple, but I’ll post the recipe tomorrow anyway.
Now I’m so full that I’m stuck on the couch planning this years Christmas presents. Why is it so hard to find the perfect gift for everyone? Especially when no one makes wish lists any more… Oh well, I still have weeks to figure it out and I always love it when I’m ready to wrap them. And in just three days it’s officially December and I’ll probably be playing Christmas songs 24/7! (Sorry, Andy.)
Ah, now I can’t wait for December! I just got this huge package in the mail from my grandparents and I had no idea what it could be. Turns out my mom must have asked them to send it to me when they got to the US, because inside was my childhood Christmas calendar, filled with gifts, and my huge Christmas hat! Nothing else could have gotten me in a Christmas mood as fast as this. Thank you so much! I’m still sad that I can’t celebrate with you guys this year, but this means so much to me.
Some of the pouches are missing, and the rest are old and discolored, but I still love it! I remember waking up every morning as a kid and the sight of this calendar would always excite me.
Back then I had to share it with my brother, but I guess it’s mine now! Mohahaha.
Oh, fun story! I once wore this hat at the airport in Norway around Christmas time when this little girl runs up to me from behind yelling “Santa”. When I turned around she got this horrified look on her face and almost busted out crying. I felt bad for her, but it was so hard not to laugh.