For once, I actually got ahead of a holiday!! I am usually good with the acquirement of Christmas gifts (and the many family and friend birthdays that fall near that day), but I am usually not so good with my decorating plans. Pinterest definitely does not help…
I usually have all of these amazing (probably over the top) ideas of these cool craft projects that I am going to do and my house is going to look absolutely awesome for insert holiday name here despite the fact that we rarely have guests for said holiday. But alas, I never actually get ahead of the holiday and by the time I sit down and start planning I have only a few days so I scrap the plan for another year.
But this year, we have success. Last week I (nearly) finished our new Advent calendar!! I had really wanted to make one last year, but just never found the time. I knew that I liked the idea of a Christmas tree and hanging an ornament every day counting up to Christmas. I found more than a few pictures of ones that I liked on Pinterest, but I could not find one with directions. So instead I based ours on the memory of the one at meine Muttis house, and just kinda made it up as I went along.
The trickiest part of the whole process was finding enough tiny ornaments so we could count all the way to Christmas Eve. Now it just needs numbers on the pockets, and the first of December!!! I’ll post pictures once it’s all done.