. . . well, actually, its more like 13 or 14 days before Christmas. . .
I put up our advent calendar last night . . . er, this morning, at 2 am. . .
This is my very cheap spin on the advent calendar on Infarrantly Creative. I went to Dollar Tree to buy the cute little buckets and realized I was going to spend about $10, which I don't mind, but these little white bags in packs of 12/$1 caught my eye.
Then, since I don't own one of those cool cricut machines, I sent a humble request to my friend Pam for numbers 1-24 in green and orange. She was kind and made them for me. (Thanks, Pam! )
I (shhhhh) hot glued the green ribbon to my chalkboard wall. I think when I take it down, there will be some sadness, i.e. chipped paint, but no worries, I have tons of chalkboard paint. I pinned the bags up with green paper clips.
They are filled with little tags that say things like:
Make Peppermint Bark
Read Luke 1
Sing Away in the Manger
Play "hide the Christmas candy kiss"
Put a string of white lights up somewhere
Read a Christmas story
Put together Christmas puzzles
Look at Christmas lights with hot cocoa in Daddy's truck
Go to Fareway and pick out Brach's candy mix
and so on . . .and on. . .
I'll be honest, I don't have them all filled. I can think of what to put in there as we go along. It's the right of the mommy in her mommy kingdom.
And I've always wanted to try this idea. . .
. . .sorting clothing into outfits for each day of the week. I don't know if it will work, but at least it looks really cute!
I am such a conundrum of beautiful design and absolute chaos.
Really? Advent Calendar on the 11th of December at 2 am?
Please, tell me I'm not alone.