I worked on my Christmas chalkboard last night and I am sooo happy with it! I love my new Chalk Marker, it doesn’t smear or get smudged by little hands. When you make a mistake or don’t like what you’ve done, just use a wet towel to wipe it off. After the water dries, rub a piece of chalk over the spot that was cleaned and then erase the chalk. Now your board is ready to go again!
It can be found on amazon here is the link http://www.amazon.com/Uchida-480-C-0-Regular-Bistro-Marker/dp/B003360RFG/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1354735303&sr=8-13&keywords=chalkboard+markers
I am absolutely thrilled with this Christmas advent calendar! In each little brown paper craft envelope (Hobby Lobby) I put a different card with scripture that tells the whole story of Christmas! I got the cards from One Dog Woof (attached pdf below). She did an amazing job putting all the scripture along with a picture/symbol that represents the “theme” verse of each day. Print them out on white cardstock and they will be good for years to come. You can even laminate them if you want to :).
I chose to hang them with little wooden clothes pins on jute twine. I picked out two different coordinating scrapbook papers, printed out numbers 1 – 25 on them and cut them out using a 2″ scalloped circle punch.
I love decorating for Christmas! I always say it’s the home decorators dream. One of my favorite places to decorate for Christmas is my mantle. This year I found these beautiful stockings at Khol’s that added just right amount of bling. I love all things that sparkle! Plus, by getting them on Black Friday they were like 60% off! What a deal! I’m all about finding the next great deal. If I can’t find what I want at a price that is affordable, then it’s time to figure out how to make it. I have made plenty of stockings in the past, but I like to change things up a bit. I couldn’t have made these for less than a purchased them so that was a win, win! Time and money, what could be better? I always put a strand of white lights down on the mantle first and then cover it with a big fluffy boa. I put the lights on a dimmer so they aren’t too bright. Then I add the extras…candles, snowglobes, feather trees, whatever coordinates with the theme.