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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wednesday Lovin' ... Advent Calendars!

Whew!
Now that Thanksgiving is (practically) here, it is REALLY time to get into the Christmas spirit!  
One of the things I'm anxious to start at our house this year (in addition to my 12 Days of Christmas Kindness!) is an advent calendar.
With Lucy being a "big" (or not!) three-year-old now, I think she is old enough to get the idea -- at least, for the most part -- and I look forward to beginning this new tradition in our house!

Problem.
I don't have one, and I don't really want to buy one .... so I went lookin' for some inspiration.
And PINspiration - haha! :)~

Check out these beauties I found ....
Love this adorable little Christmas matchbox garland from Etsy shop MerryMatchboxes!
 LOVE this simple flash card-style advent banner, featured at Country Living online.
 Love this cutie-pie little sock version, featured at Bloom!  
(And this one would be REALLY simple, too!)
 Totally LOVE these little tins that Jessie from Friendly Badger made (and Narrating Life posted)!!!  
Ohmygoodness, how CUTE are these!?  
I bet it must have taken a good long while to make them this ADORABLE, but well worth it!
 Mmmmmm.... .good ol' Pottery Barn.  
How I love thee.  
(Unfortunately, this was from a previous year , and not available to buy now .... if only I could sew!)
{Sigh.}
 Well, anyone who halfway knows me knows I L-O-V-E me some old frames .... 
so I'm totally diggin' this advent project from Fiskars!
Perfect for a "Shabby Christmas!"
 I just think this next garland is beautiful ... 
This is from the HGTV website, which would further explain why I LOVE it!  
Just adore all the beautiful details!  
 And finally ... 
I absolutely LOVE this cute Christmas tree advent idea!  
There's a treat hiding inside each one of those cuties!  
Pink Suede Shoe will show you how ... with diagrams and everything! 
Now to figure out what MY advent calendar will look like ....
I'll be sure to keep you posted and show it off when I figure it out!
*You can find these and other great advent ideas on my Merry Little Christmas Pinterest Board!
** Linking up to WILW at This Kind of Love & Oh, How Pinteresting! at The Vintage Apple today! :-)

4 comments:

  1. So cute...I'm working on one right now!! ;)

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  2. There are so many ideas, how are you ever going to choose? They are all way cute, so can't wait to see what you come up with!

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  3. I just came over to check out this post after reading your Advent calendar creation post! I love these pins-I haven't actually pinned a couple of these so thanks for sharing them!

    My weekly Pinterest party is on right now so if you have 5 minutes to spare please pop by! I would be thrilled if you could join in and link up this Pinspirational post!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  4. Such cute advent ideas! Thanks for sharing. I'm advent challenged. I always want to do an advent calendar but never know what to do! New follower.

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