Since everyone else is blogging about their Advent Calendars…

To help kick off the countdown to Chrsitmas, I’m going to show you the advent calendars we got for the kids.

Now, I know what you’re thinking…

“Oh yesssss! The moment I’ve been waiting for! I can’t wait to see the awesome crafty dollar store creation that Allison has come up with for counting down the days to Christmas.”

I have seen some CA-UTE Advent Calendars this year. I mean, stinkin’ adorable.


Not so much.

Believe it or not, I am quite un-crafty and LAZY when it comes to certain things… Advent Calendars, decorating for parties, tablescapes… ya, I pretty much don’t even bother.

So, in honor of the start of this festive holiday season, here are the Advent Calendars my children have been graced with.


Oh yes, my friends, I got real creative and crafty this year with the ol’ Lego Advent Calendar.

Thank goodness I’ve only got two kids, or I would break the bank on these suckers.

They are SOLD OUT, so if you want to order one and start doubling up the days by the time you actually get it in the mail, you can get them at Amazon, but it will cost you an arm and a leg. And maybe a kidney.

{My husband was fortunate enough to get them at regular price, which still cost an arm.}


Setting sarcastic aside for about 3 seconds, this is actually a family tradition that we started awhile back, and my kids just LOVE making all these little Lego gifts each day. I’m usually a total cheap-wad only-will-pay-for-it-on-clearance gal, but we’ve decided that this is a tradition we’ll gladly spend the money on. Gotta pick and choose these things.

So, um, ya, I’m not as crazy crafty all.the.time. as you think.

And totally OT here, but I didn’t even know what an Advent Calendar was until I was well into my 20s. I never had one growing up.

If you choose to forgo the Advent Calendar tradition all together, your children won’t be scarred for life. At least I wasn’t.

But I sure felt stoopid the first time I heard someone say “Advent Calendar” and I said, “What is that?” (and I was like 25).

And just last month I felt even more stoopid when my neighbor complained about all the feral cats in the neighborhood and I said, “What’s a feril cat?” (And I’m 30).

Happy Holiday Countdown!

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  1. Love the advent calendar! Oh and thanks for enabling on the silhouette! I bought mine last night! Looking forwards to getting my new toy and seeing what I can create!

  2. I used your code at Silhouette last night!! After I didn’t win any of the give-a-ways *shock*, I went back and forth and couldn’t decide. Finally I just did it. Merry Christmas to me!!!! I will have to wait to play because it is a present from hubby, but I’m sure it will be worth it!!!!

  3. SO happy to see I’m not the only one who got sucked into the Lego Advent Calendar this year!! 🙂

  4. That looks so fun! I hope my kids don’t realize that these cool advent calendars exist while we are using a felt one all of the December. 😉

  5. my husband wanted this advent calendar!

    I NEED that Lego Advent Calendar!!!
    How did I not know about this?

  7. I concur. I am 38 and don’t know what an Advent Calendar is and really this is the second time I have heard this term in the last week. Time to google it so I don’t look like such a doofus 🙂

  8. you maka me loff, hahahah

  9. I am LOL about the feral cats!

    I saw a ton of these Lego countdowns on Black Friday, but I bet they are gone now for sure! I think they are so cute!

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