Moving on. For a while now, I have been in LOVE with this advent holder. Counting down the days with my kiddos is always one of my very favorite things about the Christmas season and I love planning ahead a little. I normally do little pieces of candy or something sweet but I was thinking about doing something this year with lots of little random goodies- encouraging notes, gum, candy canes, small gifts, later bedtime passes and things like that to make it fun. In the past, I've used these buckets with number stickers on them and hung them on our ladder and last year I did little draw string bags. I wanted something smaller to hang on the wall so when I saw the PB advent with buckets my heart went pitter pat! But hello? Priced at $159 + s/h. Nope. Sigh. Plus, I'm wasn't the biggest fan of the darker wood colors (for my house)- you know me and white, light, bright, airy. All things.
SO, like any good Pottery Barn groupie, I made my own version, inspired by theirs. I began by laying out all of my buckets. I purchased mine here several years ago- but they still have them. I laid them out so I could get a basic size for the board I wanted to hold them.
I ended up needing a 20x24" piece of plywood + outside trim pieces. The nice people at Lowe's will cut the board for you. Once I had cut and nailed on the trim pieces I painted it cream. (I didn't get any before photos because it's pretty basic and I have confidence you can figure out how to nail trim around a board without having to see a photo of it. (wink)
My girl Carli is letting me host another virtual Younique party so if you need pretty product things for all of those family gatherings, parties, events and gifts for your female friends and loved ones... now is the perfect time to stock up on them! (I especially love their Moodstruck 3-D fiber lash mascara and posted about it here if you remember...still can't believe how crazy long it makes my eyelashes look. You will LOVE it... I mean, if you're into that sort of thing. Which I totally am. If someone had given me this as a gift I would have flipped.)
1) I am not making Christmas tree garlands this year. Maybe next year I will but I couldn't fit them in at all and I am so sorry. I have gotten tons of inquiries and I wish I could have but unless I hired someone it isn't in the plans at this point.
2) I will be closing my shop from December 12 until the New Year so if you're going to order, make sure and get them in before that date.
3) I've just added these two vintage ornament prints into my shop as Giclee prints. Aren't they just like pretty, sparkly jewels? I am not offering these as wrapped canvases, only as prints in sizes 11x14, 8x10, 5x7 and note cards sets (of 8 cards) sized approx 4x6". Remember, they will only be available until December 12! Click here to shop. (I am still offering a 10% discount with code "FALL10" when you checkout.)
Okay friends, that's it today, maybe even for this whole week. I posted a lot last week and it felt nice but I'm gonna be running hither and yon the rest of this week with work and fun and probably no time to post much! So make sure you swing by and pick up any product goodies and that fabulous 3-D fiberlash mascara that I LOVE at the Younique party I'm hosting all week. Get all your pre-holiday beauty products!