Christmas Advent Calendar

This is a NEW Tradition for our family! I have been wanting an advent calendar for sometime now, but I wanted something special knowing that once I presented it to my kids, it would become an instant tradition like it or not! ;)

I have been shopping for an advent calendar for years, I wanted the perfect one... I did find one at Pottery Barn, but I never could bring myself to spend the almost $200

So when I found this advent, and I knew it was the one.  found HERE and HERE
It was the right price and the buckets were big enough to be creative. I mentioned it to Brett that I wanted it, but then life got busy and I kept meaning to grab it.  I was beyond EXCITED when my husband surprised me by walking in the door with it one day! He knows the way to my heart... or maybe he just LOVES Christmas ( A LOT ) haha

I was excited to get to work... I have always loved all the fun tags, clips, bows and stockings at the Target dollar spot, but I never wanted to buy them just to buy them, but NOW I had a reason!

So off to Target I went.  I found everything I needed to make the board festive without spending a ton of money.  Pretty much everything I bought was under a dollar or two.

My son and husband both have December Birthdays, so I made sure and put something special in the bucket on their special day!!! I am looking forward to coming up with different color themes with this advent calendar as the years go by!

I hope this calendar gives you inspiration for your own traditions!

Merry Christmas!!!

12 Days of Holiday Homes 2017

I am thrilled to be a part of the 2017 

Last year, our winter season was such a whirlwind! I had the privilege of having 
Better Homes and Gardens travel out to my home in Idaho and photograph our home for their 
2017 Christmas Ideas Magazine.  
I was limited on what pictures I could share until the magazine hit newsstands this year. It has been an amazing experience seeing the publication come to for the bucket list!

This year, I am excited to FINALLY share all my personal pictures I took while preparing my house for the photo shoot! Hope you love them as much as I do!

I want to send out a HUGE Thank You to Lynch Creek Farms for sponsoring this post!
Last year, Lynch Creek Farm filled my home with fresh, evergreen filler and thick amazing garlands.  When it showed up on my door step, I could smell the freshness through the box!  The quality is top notch! All season long, I felt like I lived in a magical pine forest! 

Fresh Greenery really is a special Holiday treat. 

This year, we get to have the wondrous scent of pine grace our home again with this amazing  
Lynch Creek Farms Wreath!

I am so happy to announce that I am giving away
One 26" Red Elegance Wreath to one lucky person! 
Head on over to my Instagram page for more details

12 Days of Holiday Homes Tour