Sorry I lied. I didn’t get my stuff together last night for Mya’s birthday post. Too. Many. Photos! (So, hopefully it’ll come together next week.) Buuuuut, I have some joyous advent calendar ideas for you… because December is just 7 days away. (Insert wide-eyed emoticon here.) I’m here to tell you, “It’s ok. Take a deep breath. Don’t freak out.” Some of these are super easy. If you have some paper bags or toilet paper rolls, you can make something work for you in no time!


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And if you have a bit more time, what a cool way to use some of your old sweaters with #1. The story behind #7 is it originated from a sketch, so the thought of taking a bunch of Mya’s sketches and using them for each day makes my heart giddy. But I’ll be honest– that’s not gonna happen. This Mama is slowing down. The hips are popping and the cramps are no joke. My countdown to Christmas has a little different meaning this year. And if adults had advent calendars for themselves, one of these would be mine: a Christopher Elbow chocolate (or two) for each day of December. Sounds on point. Just don’t judge me if they’re gone by day 7.


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