Thursday, October 30, 2014

Advent Calendars

 
It's time to start thinking advent calendars, especially if you are making one this year!  Here is a fun Biblical and activity based one from Creatively Southern.
 
 
 
And here's another unique take on an advent calendar....tiny buckets. This idea is from: Journey Chic
Advent calendar buckets
 
And another bucket one from: Women's Weekly.
Altoid tins from Handkrafted by Stephanie
 
 
Or how about one that's a little more rustic or vintage. This one is from: A Subtle Revelry
 
Seriously there are so many super cute ones out there....I'm not sure which to try....
 
 
 
 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

October Rudolph Day

It's almost October Rudolph Day and that means we will be heading into the busy holiday season in full force. Take some time this Rudolph Day to "regroup" to develop a plan of action for the rest of the year. 
  • Outline the weeks you have ahead before Christmas and set some deadlines for completing your holiday tasks.
  • Take time to update your gift list and assess where you are.
  • Pull together your elf activities if you are doing those
  • Pencil in party dates (or set your date if you are having one)
  • Plan your Christmas Eve, Christmas morning, and Christmas Day menu
  • Pull together your shopping lists for baking
  • Gather any decorating plans and pick a day to make your house beautiful
  • Start wrapping if you haven't already!