Advent 2015 – Day Twelve

Day 12Day Twelve is all about Christmas Popcorn. Elfie was hanging out in the pantry with the ingredients, and fortunately that tied in with the Activity Advent, and the bottom is the finished product. Popped corn, with white chocolate, and 100s and 1000s. I remembered after we had finished that it’s meant to be red and green pebbles/smarties but Hart didn’t notice so all good.

Advent 2015 – Day Nine

Day 9 Day 9 sees Elfie having out in the the table setting, with my newly sprayed baubles #onceweresilver, the Activity Advent is a present for his teacher. We gave him a Christmas mug. H helped with the wrapping, chose and tied the ribbon, and the gift card.

Advent 2015 – Day Six

Day Six
Day Six -Hart was at his dad’s so after he got home the only activity option was to play basketball with his cousin while we were there for dinner, he seemed pretty happy with that. Elfie is hanging out with Baby Hartleigh, and the bottom pic is the newly ‘coppered’ Be Merry. I’m loving my new spray booth, and this colour!

Advent 2015 – Day One

Hartleigh has four Advent Calendars this year, and before you think that’s a bit OTT, it may be, but there’s no Advent police running around dictating how many you can have, thankfully!

So he has the usual ‘chocolate-a-day’ one, and he has two ‘build-a-bit-each-day’ calendars – one is a Star Wars 100 piece jigsaw, and the other is a Minecraft Lego creation, his fourth and final is our traditional Activity calendar. For this, I have usually completed all the activities before the start of the month, but this year it’s a bit of a moving beast as I’m making some last minute changes depending on things that are happening.

The first day of December saw the return of our Elf On A Shelf. I had hoped to have him wired by now, but time got away from me and firstly I couldn’t find my wire so I had to buy some, then I needed a quick unpick, which my sister dropped off to me this morning. but I also need a needle to sew him back up. Went to Spotlight today, forgot to get one! So I’m going to wait until the weekend now.

Anyway, here are today’s calendars (I won’t be posting a pic of each calendar each day – the Builders will be every few days when there is something to show, and for the Activity if it’s simple I’ll just post a pic of the card, if it’s ‘something’ then I’ll include that).

Day One Advent 2015

Elf On A Shelf sits atop the ‘Minecraft Lego’ advent
‘chocaday’ advent – duly tested by the mother
Activity Advent ‘Your Choice For Dinner’ = BurgerFuel
The bags hide a 100 piece Star Wars jigsaw

Elf On A Shelf 2014

The Elf On A Shelf is visiting our house this year.

Monday 1st Elf On A Shelf 2014

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Tuesday 2nd Elf On A Shelf 2/12

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Wednesday 3rdElf On A Shelf Cereal Killer

Elf On A Shelf Angry Birds.

Thursday 4th
Elf On A Shelf Angry Birds

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Friday 5th
Elkf On A Shelf 'E' Merry

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Saturday 6thIMG_4474

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Sunday 7thIMG_4483

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Monday 8thIMG_4484

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Tuesday 9thIMG_4491

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Wednesday 10thIMG_4504

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Thursday 11thIMG_4511

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Friday 12thIMG_4519

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Saturday 13thIMG_4531

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Sunday 14thIMG_4549

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Monday 15 IMG_4612

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Tuesday 16IMG_4613

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Wednesday 17IMG_4581

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Thursday 18IMG_4593

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Friday 19IMG_4603

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Saturday 20IMG_4611

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Sunday 21IMG_4620

Advent-ures #1

With 109 days left until the big day, I’m very keen to start theming the house, but it’s still a little early. (Even for me!)

In the meantime I’ve been keeping myself busy by creating advent calendars and other bits and pieces. Below is the advent calendar I’ve made for my mum.

Advent Calendar

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I used small flat bottomed bags, and cut the numbers with my Cricut – each set of 6 bags has a slightly different paper pattern. The bags are held closed with small wooden pegs. I haven’t ‘sealed’ the bags so they can be reused.

I filled the bags with things my mum likes – coffee, skin care and nail treatments, and chocolates. There is also a small handmade gift in the first bag.