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Thursday, December 04, 2008

Counting Down to Christmas

Thanks to Audra for gifting me the tins to make this awesome advent calendar!

It has been my plan since last Christmas to make one of these advent calendars I saw on Splitcoast Stampers. My intentions were good. I just had poor planning. I didn't start it until November 30th. I mean, really. How hard could it be? I had all the supplies.

You see where this is going, right?

What I thought might take me an hour turned into a three evening process I know there were some smarter choices I could have made (did I really need to cut out each individual number that I hand stamped?) but, in the end, this turned out almost just like I had imagined. I'm good with it.

The good news is that the kids love it. Yesterday they got to pull off a couple of extra tins to catch up. They really want it to get to one. Caleb is still under the impression that we are getting a Wii. Unless there is some sort of Christmas miracle---this isn't happening. I hope he can be happy with what he does receive and that we can teach both kids more about the true meaning of Christmas.

Speaking of teaching kids lessons... have I mentioned yet that I'm one of the staff bloggers over at Family Eden? Warning: there is sound on this site so turn you speakers down a touch if you don't want a scare. Have you been there yet? It is a great community where you can interact with your family and friends in a safe and secure environment. I kind of look at it like Webkinz for families. I recommend taking the tour. You can set goals, join communities, shop, take e-learning classes, etc... The site just launched a few weeks ago and some kinks are getting worked out but I look forward to working with them. I will soon have a community called Crafting with Kids that I hope you all will check out. In the meantime, you can read the blog. My post on advent calendars will be up later today.


  1. I love this. Maybe next year I could get it done.

  2. This is awesome!!!

  3. Beautiful Advent calendar!

  4. I LOVE your advent calendar! Really cute. I've been thinking about getting or making another one. (I like the one I have, but I keep it mainly for sentimental reasons, not because I think it's really cute.)

    I understand the whole kids thinking they're getting something for Christmas that they're not. My boys are obsessed with this $140 remote control Fisher Price Dinosaur we keep seeing at the store. Sorry, not gonna happen boys.

  5. Freakin' CUTE! Way to go! Thanks for the FamilyEden plug--it looks like a great site!

  6. I LOVE it!!!!
    It looks great, fun,colorful and practical.

    Man. I want one.