December 8th: Countdown2Xmas

  Be sure not to miss out on Marie from As Cute as Bug’s Ear, DIY Holiday Baked Goods.

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Gifts in a jar for the holidays, hostess gifts, and teacher appreciation days. Five easy to make recipes that look as good as they taste!

Be sure to check out Shelly from Behind Blue Eyes Blog, DIY Miniature Christmas Tree.

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Such a cute idea to add some Christmas cheer to your office or house. Looks like a SUPER EASY DIY!

Be sure to check out Tammi from Maison des Jeunes, Christmas Apothecary Jars.

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These apothecary jars are AMAZING! I am thinking I need to add these to my Christmas list so that I can change the contents in them with each season!

Love and Peace

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December 7th: Countdown2Xmas

Be sure not to miss out on Loriann from casa de la Cargill, Blackberry Sour Cream Bread Pudding.

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 This sweet and tangy bread pudding can be made the night before. It is perfect for Christmas morning or any holiday brunch. The longer it sits before baking the better it gets!


Be sure to check out Margarita from West Coast Mama, DIY Felt Ball Wreath.

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This is such a cute and EASY DIY! Such a cute idea to add some Christmas Spirit to you home.

Be sure to check out Theresa from Theresa’s Reviews, 3 Tips for Staying Positive Over the Holiday’s.

Are the holiday’s a stressful time for you? Read Theresa’s tips for staying positive over this holiday season.

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December 6th: Countdown2Xmas

Be sure not to miss out on Ellen from Young Love Mommy, Easy Egg Snowman.

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Entertaining, easy and fun to make, create an Egg Snowman that everyone will love for your next Christmas gathering.

Be sure to check out Kari from Living in the Season,Simple Kids Christmas.

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Fun crafts to do with the littles in your life to get ready for Christmas!

Be sure to check out Alexis from Crazy Cass Life, 10 Tips for Baby’s First Christmas

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Have a new little one in your family? There are some GREAT ideas on how to have the Christmas you want for your new family!

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Happy Birthday Sister #3

IMG_2021HAPPY BIRTHDAY SISTER #3!!! I hope you have a ‘flippin’ good birthday! I am SUPER excited to see you in just one short week. I hop your finals go well. I hope you have a wonderful day and can’t wait to celebrate your birthday once you are home!

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December 5th: Countdown2Xmas

Be sure not to miss out on Marie from Mom Gets Real, Christmas Lost…….Christmas Found.

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As my kids got older, I thought I was losing Christmas. This year, something remarkable opened my eyes to what I really needed to look for during the holidays.

 Be sure to check out Claire from Casual Claire, Mason Jar Holiday Luminaries.

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This is such a fun a cute DIY to add to holiday joy to your kitchen table!

Be sure to check out Bronwyn Joy from Journeys of the Fabilist Advent Calendar.

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This looks like a super fun and easy DIY to do with your kiddos before December 1st! This would be a great countdown/religious calendar.

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December 4th: Countdown2Xmas

Be sure not to miss out on Angela from Popsiculture, Fun, Festive Christmas Traditions.

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Here are some fun, festive ideas for Christmas traditions! While it’s fun to create new traditions for your family, you may enjoy leaving others behind:)

 Be sure to check out Jennifer from Corter Moon, Christmas Treescape Candle Tutorial.

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This is such a fun a cute DIY to add to your candles!

Be sure to check out Jessica from The Reinvention of Jessica, Jamberry Joyful Holiday.

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I have not tried out this “nail polish” yet but I know several of my friends swear by them. I typically use regular nail polish but I am thinking I need to give these a try.

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December 3rd: Countdown2Xmas

Be sure not to miss out on Kristen from Ready, Set Parenthood!, Our Fun Family Christmas Eve Tradition.

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A fun Christmas Eve tradition that any family can enjoy!

 

Be sure not to miss out on Lisa from Everyday, With Lisa, DIY Crayon Wreath.

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Such a fun and cute Christmas gift idea for your kiddos teacher!

Be sure to check out KatiAnne from Raindrops on Roses, DIY Christmas Countdown Chalkboard.

If you have school age kiddos at home this would be a fun idea to make and participate as a family in a countdown to Christmas!

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December 2nd: Countdown2Xmas

Be sure not to miss out on Candi from Deal Finding Family’s, Fireside Christmas Coffee.

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This is a delicious recipe for Fireside Christmas Coffee. This is wonderful to enjoy at home, but even better to give as a gift.

Be sure not to miss out on Mandy from Odds and Evans, Magical Christmas Bath.

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If you have littles at home this looks like a FUN bath time idea! Merry Christmas!

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December 1st: Countdown2Xmas

Be sure not to miss out on JoAnn from Whimsicle’s, Grandma’s Lemon Bars.

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 Tart, sweet and dusted with powdered sugar, every bit of this lemon bar is delicious. These are the perfect Christmas treat for a cookie tin or as a snack for Santa.

Be sure not to miss out on Krista from The Quintessential Mommy, DIY Macaroni Ornaments.

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Check out these fun easy macaroni ornaments that you can make with your little kiddos!

Be sure not to miss out on Mandy from Almond Place, Be Merry: Painted Sign.

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Check out how Mandy made her own painted sign and make one for your home. It could say anything you wanted!

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Countdown2Xmas: Blogger Event

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I am SUPER EXCITED to be joining several bloggers for the month of December in the Countdown2Xmas! Be on the look out daily on my Facebook page: Urban Anne for info on each day! Each day a different blogger will share a little “treasure”- be it a recipe, a family activity, an easy craft or something else that families can do to make the holiday’s special. Be sure to visit A Whimsicle Life  daily for the updates about the different activities.

Hope you have a Merry Christmas! Enjoy!

Follow along with the IG challenge too!!!

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I would love to see if you participate in one of the activities or crafts! Comment below with what you did!!!

Love and Peace!

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