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2015 Advent Calendar made easy!

We ended up having a lovely Thanksgiving, and Thanksgiving Pt. 2 “The leftovers return”, all thanks to my in-laws.  It’s been years since someone else has cooked the big meal for me, so this was absolutely wonderful!  What a great break!  With all of this extra time, I was able to focus and create our Advent Calendar for December.  I usually make one with cardstock and put it on the wall in the shape of a Christmas Tree, but space is at a premium these days.  So, I picked up this cute one at Target.  This really was an impulse buy, but I knew as soon as I saw it, it would be perfect.  The little pockets are perfect for a slip of paper and a small piece of candy.  My daughter saw it hung up and was instantly in love.    You can also DIY some really cute calendars.  My favorite is the cute critter display here.  There are so many possibilities!

Prepping the Advent Calendar

Prepping the Advent Calendar

Staging a home: Decorating a Plant Ledge

Plant Ledge.  Ugh.

So this falls under “Things I’m not really excited to do when trying to sell my home.”  To me, staging a home means no longer making it your own.  Trying to erase what is quirky and unique about your style and to make it sell-able.  This means showcasing things in your house you have overlooked or neglected, and trying to cheer it up.  When we bought this house, we knew that we would not be living in it for more than a few years.  I’m surprised we have stayed at this location for almost 6 years now!  That is a long time for us.  While house hunting, we looked for things that were not faddish, and a layout that fit the typical buyer.  It is not my style, but it will do.  And it has done a great job for the past 6 years.  It put 1 kid through college, one through High School and enlisting into the military.  And for our youngest, it has been her only school system she’s known.