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DIY Printable Watercolor Advent Calendar

With December just around the corner, I thought I would share with you this printable watercolor illustrated advent calendar to make each day until Christmas more fun. This is something that your older kids can help you put together, and the artsy boxes can be displayed on a table with other Christmas decorations or stacked [...]

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25 DIY Advent Calendars

I have never done an advent calendar before. Truthfully I never even heard of one until a few years ago. But now that I have kids, every holiday seems more fun and magical, and at this age it's fun to see their excitement and anticipation build for these special celebrations. Drake has been talking about [...]


DIY Felt Tree Scape Advent Calendar

Ever since I can remember, we have had advent calendars at my house. Some involved gifts, some were handmade, some have been filled with chocolate, and some are connected to activities or Scripture. And a few have remained more special than others. I especially like handmade calendars, but I never manage to make them in [...]


20 DIY Christmas Ornaments

I admit I'm not much for the holidays. As a child of immigrants, my parents didn't really understand American customs. We did see family around the holidays and I believed in Santa for a while, but as a whole holidays were always small and never a big production. Even after I married Mr. Chocolate, I [...]


Shadowbox Baby Project

After 7 months, I started to realize that those little baby trinkets I saved were still collecting dust in a corner. So I made a trip to one of my favorite stores, Michaels, when I got a 40% coupon in the mail. A shadowbox is an easy project that anyone can do under 30 minutes! [...]


DIY See Saw

Drake has been obsessed with see saws for quite some time.  He loves the one at a local park and it's his favorite thing to play on with Juliet.  I mentioned this to Mr Chocolate in passing, and then one weekend afternoon Mr. Chocolate made Drake's dream come true. I was so surprised how quickly [...]

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30 Play Tents to Make or Buy

When I started thinking of ideas for the new baby's nursery, I decided I wanted a space where Liam could hang out and read or do puzzles. As I started gathering inspiration, I realized that one fun way to do this would be to include a play tent that Liam would love and his baby [...]

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