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December is really here!
just like that... we're standing in it!
we're ready to embrace all the gifts... the unseen kind...
and begin the countdown to His birthday!

because we love tradition... and the fun of it all...
it was time to kick off our advent calendar.

with our faithful ladder in storage...
i needed to think of something else... and fast... i was way behind.

cheap muslin bags and iron on numbers to the rescue.
i came across these bags too... sO cute...
but i was too torn on color... so... i went the natural route.

been gathering treats over the last two weeks.
the majority... darn near all... i grabbed for a dollar.
my favorite spots... hobby lobby and michaels.
thinking... they're gonna love those polka dot shoe laces!
they're so cute!
and for the few things that didn't fit...
a new christmas book... fun new game... craft books...
there's a note inside... that'll lead them to the surprise.  :O)

i had so fun making them.
stUffiNg them!
kept smiling... thinking about them oPeNinG them!

 and yes... if the frame looks familiar... like a couple posts ago... :O)...
you're right... i used mr avocado frame again.
he is becoming awfully handy!

look... can you see my tiny reflective shadow... waving at you!
sometimes the silliest things amuse me! 

i didn't make a 25 this year... usually do... i think.
on the hunt for a special something to put in there.
if i can find one... it will remain the tradition... always there... in that special 25 spot. 

the girls were giddy yesterday... arriving home from school... to find the countdown.
all those numbers in a row... waiting just for them.
so happy!
big 'ol smiles!
makes my hEaRt smile!

hAppY dEcEmbER yall!
here we go!
the jolly countdown begins!

Reader Comments (12)

I love you & missed you ! And what a fun idea :) how is everything ? Call me text me show me some love :)

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLanny Lou're back. Here comes the inspiration once again. Bet you are so glad you bought that giant blue beauty. I know I would be. Clever as a fox that's what you are;). I've been missing you.

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterfarmgirl paints

Aw! These are lovely - what a great idea. Good to see you back!

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJack

So darn cute!!! Love it!!
And I use the polka dot bags (and jute) to package my jewelry in (everyone LOVES LOVES LOVES them)!! See clever minds think alike! :)
Happy Holidays!!!

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStacey M. Curry

Oh girl... it's just adorable in EVErY way. Which doesn't surprise me... just sweeter than sweet and those little girls of yours will be so excited every morning!! Love that cabinet... can't get enough of it. Cuteness!

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLemonade Makin Mama

i love your advent calendar! i bought some of those shoe strings at hobby lobby for my daughter, too :) lovin' your blog, too, so much cuteness here!

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Happy December dear friend!

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKate @ Songs Kate Sang

love love love your advent cute! gorgeous cabinets too btw!

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDeb

I absolutely adore your advent ideas each and every year. This year especially. That fram is rockin! I'm sure the girls will have a great time opening the bags each day.

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermrs. dunbar

I left you a comment moments ago on your bucket advent last year, but I LOVE LOVE THIS ONE TOO. I would love for you to link this advent up to my link party. SO CUTE!

winks, jen

December 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJennie Larsen

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January 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterwhetheter

I love these - can you tell me where you got the iron on numbers? Thanks!

November 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterErica

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