DIY Christmas Countdown Calendar

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We use a Christmas countdown calendar each year in our home.  It is a fun tradition that the kids look forward to.  We usually add treats to each day leading up to the holiday but you can choose anything you like to add to this amazing Christmas countdown calendar.  Your kids will love this tradition each year as they countdown to the big day. Supplies needed to make your own Christmas countdown calendar: 31 x 37 inch Foam Frame Red Burlap Ribbon {Read More}

Christmas in July: Homemade Advent Calendar

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Happy Christmas…in July! Actual Christmas will be here before we know it and one thing I’ve always wanted to do was to have an advent calendar for my family.  My children love counting down til Christmas (or any holiday) and I have never been able to bring myself to buy an expensive advent calendar.  So we typically either have a cheap one filled with cheap chocolate or do nothing.  So this year I wanted to get ahead of the game, {Read More}

Back to School Countdown Calendar

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Summer is winding to a close and school will be starting before you know it.  Relish those last days of summer fun with this back to school countdown calendar.  We have added a fun activity to each day for you to do with your kids.  Make the countdown calendar, add the activities of your choice, then let them start each day with a fun surprise activity.  This is a great way to end summer on a fun note for little {Read More}

Weather Resistant Garden Calendar

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Though the snow is coming down in great, big, white, fluffy flakes, my mind is already on the garden.  I know spring will come sooner than expected and any gardener knows that spring is the busy season!  With garden planning on my mind, I decided to come up with a better version of my planting calendar that I’ve been using for the past few years.  I typically just use one of those free calendars that come in the mail and {Read More}

Last-Minute Advent Christmas Countdown for the Kids

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Sometimes the holidays sneak up on me and I haven’t quite prepared as well as I would have liked to.  I would love to create an advent calendar that we could use year after year with hand sewn detailing and beautiful hand drawn tags for each day.  I just don’t have the patience this time of year though.  (Perhaps I should make an advent calendar in February??)  In any case, I came up with a system that is cute, functional {Read More}

Gratitude Chalkboard Calendar

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With Halloween less than a week away, many of you are already moving onto crafting for Thanksgiving. (Not me, of course, I’m still working hard on costumes!) Here’s a fun project that can be used, not only as decor, but also as a great way to open up a dialogue on gratitude with your kids and family. I ended up liking my Gratitude Calendar so much that I think I’ll keep it up year-round! Supplies needed to create your own {Read More}