Friday, December 2, 2011

day 2!!!

It’s day TWO!! First let me say a great big thank you to all who left such sweet comments yesterday. I had tears in my eyes many times reading your kind words. Knowing that this little thing I have organized is making a difference to so many of you is humbling. xo

Now, on to a winner!!! Using, the winner of the necklace is #36

that’s Kristin from Come What May and Love it

Congratulations Kristin, please contact me and we can make arrangements for your necklace!

And because I hate to leave the rest of you out, if you would like to make a purchase from my shop, use this code 25DAYS for 10% off your order. I'll leave this code up through the weekend, just in case!


Now for today’s giveaways…yes that’s right GIVEAWAYS!!!! Why not have two giveaways on day 2?!? So, our first stop is with Hope’s Mama over at Tuesday’s Hope. I am so happy to have this beautiful mother taking part in our giveaways this year. Stop on by and see what she is offering.

Our second destination is at Looking for Blue Sky. Nathan’s mommy, Trisha, is a mother to 5, SOON to be 6, lovely little ones. And to keep up with the TWOS today, she has 2 things she is giving away!

So go on over and visit these special mamas. And don’t forget to check back here to see where to go tomorrow!!!


I have something I’ve been dying to share! We started a new tradition in our house the season, an Advent Calendar. However, instead of having treats each day, there is an activity for each day. Some are good deeds, some are just family activities, some are just silliness, but I am love with the idea (not mine originally of course!) and of how they turned out.

I purchased this cute and colorful Advent box, still looking to see what else is our there, but this one works great!


I printed these activities on cardstock, punched them out using a 2.5” scallop punch. Punched out the same size of Christmas papers and then mounted the activities to it. Tonight we did the first one and the kids (even my big boy) thought it was pretty cool!


It would also be adorable to make some type of garland banner with these, or just to put them in a bucket or jar and pick one everyday!! So anyway, if you would like a copy of these activities, I would be more than happy to share them with you. I have no idea how to share the documents here, so if you want a copy emailed to you, please comment with your email address.


  1. I love that idea. We do acts of kindness throughout the month and I've been trying to think of ways to incorporate advent with our son, but he's three so a lot of the traditional ways are a bit beyond him

  2. YAY!!! I am so I won! I fell in love with the necklace and was thinking about buying it if I didn't win. I am so happy I can wear it in honor of my baby girl. I love the advent calendar idea as well, that is awesome.
    My email address is If you will email me I can send you my address.

  3. Your advent box is so, so cool!

  4. I love the advent activity idea! Please email me!