Favorite Advent Calendar for 2018

This year I really wanted to be more intentional about focusing on God during the Christmas season. 

So I went on a search for advents online and was only finding advents for kids or advents that have little gifts each day. And most of the advents that were devotionals as well, were not tangible products. 

FINALLY, I found an advent from one of my favorite brands, All Good Things Collective. This advent comes in two options. One for families with kiddos and one for women in general. I LOVE THAT! Options are good. 

What I really love about this advent is that it has prompts each day, starting December 1st until the 25th, with Bible verses, activities, questions, etc.

Taped some string on the back of the frame so I could clip the Advent Calendar on the strings
At first I used washi tape but it didn’t stay so I had to use strong tape for the strings to stay put

You can use it every year if you want, switch up the cards in any order, or if you like a new each year, you can repurpose it by using the cards as gift tags the following year. You know I’m all about repurposing and making the most out of stuff. 

But what I love MOST about these cards are the designs. I bet you’re not surprised 😉 They were designed by one of my favorite artist, Morgan Harper Nichols. Having her beautiful words and artwork in my home makes me sooo happy. 

I also purchased the scripture guide to go with the advent calendar. Which is great because I love diving in a bit deeper with the Bible. I’m a nerd like that. 

The minute I purchased these, my wheels started turning on how and where I’d display them in my home. I remembered I had a couple of gold frames I could use. I didn’t really like the actual paintings in them but loved the frames. And I thought it’d be cool to display all the cards within the gold frame. Modern meets traditional! 

Don’t they look great?! I love shopping around my home. Looking for treasures I’ve put away to repurpose and use for another time. This frame was waiting for this particular project.

You don’t have to spend a ton of money to make your home look nice. It just takes some creativity, patience, and looking for hidden treasures. 

Christmas Checklist

With all the hustle and bustle, who really has time to keep up with the endless checklists and post its and text messages? 

I know I don’t! That’s why I created this Christmas Checklist. To keep all the things I need and want before Christmas, in ONE place. 

After seeing how much ya’ll loved last month’s Thanksgiving Worksheet, I thought it’d be cool to create something similar this month for Christmas.  

This checklist has categories and sections for you to organize all your lists. There’s even a category for Holiday Movies. Very convenient and also pretty to look at, if I do say so myself 😉  

Hope this helps you have a stress free, less chaotic holiday season. And don’t forget to send me pics on Instagram of your checklist. I’d love to see what’s on your lists! To download the Christmas Checklist freebie, just click here. 

December Free Mobile Wallpaper

It truly is the most wonderful time of the year! This year’s Christmas wallpapers are inspired by vintage Christmas signage. I love all things nostalgia during Christmas time and I just want all the vintage feels. 

To bring the old fashioned feel to the modern world, I thought it’d be cool to do chalk-art. Each design was created by hand on a chalkboard and then digitally edited. What do you think? I love them all but my favorite to draw was the vintage style ornaments. 

Take a look at the wallpapers below. Which one’s you fave?! Save them to your device and feel that wonderful Christmas cheer. And don’t forget to share this with someone who loves Christmas, too!

To download the wallpapers, right-click if you’re on a desktop or long press if you’re on a mobile device.

12 Days Of Christmas Event-Day 8: Christmas Tags Freebie

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One of my favorite things to do during Christmas is gift wrapping 🙂 I always search for unique and cute gift tags, wrapping paper, and bows. I thought it’d be fun to create my own this year and share them with you.

On today’s 8th day of Christmas, enjoy these free Christmas gifts tags inspired by the Christmas collection prints on the Styld by Grace Shop. 

December’s Free Christmas Wallpapers

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I can’t believe December is already here! It’s definitely the most wonderful time of year. During Christmas time, there is more of everything. More love, more quality time, more food, more giving, and sometimes more drama (lol). And for that reason, I created a couple more downloads.

This month’s free downloads are meant to bring happiness, joy, and giggles. They’re reminders to choose joy. And hopefully, these little freebies will inspire us to make memories that will last a lifetime.

So, here they are… enjoy!

[To download, scroll down and either long press on the images if you’re on a mobile device, or click if you’re at a desktop.]

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