Advent Calendar

In just a few more days, the kids in this little forest home will be counting down the days until the jolly old St. Nick arrives. To help the youngest in her countdown, I thought it might be fun to make an advent calendar that's different from the usual store bought ones that I've given her in the past.

So, ta-da! Here is a little something that I was inspired to create by this Color Me Pretty post on Decor8.

I'd like to do a better job of hanging this creation, but that will have to wait until I've found some of those removable hooks. But, I've happy with how quickly this came together.


Autumn fun

Laity Pumpkin Patch, originally uploaded by ForestNesting.

October came and went in a blur of activity!

Here's what happened:

- Had new floors installed on our main floor. We choose to put in dog friendly laminate instead of the bamboo that I've been wanting. Painted the new baseboards a darker shade of grey from the same paint chip. Looks great, and I will have to share photos when I have the finishing touches done.

- Visited the pumpkin patch with my darling princess and her classmates. What a great field trip that was.... the sun was shining, not too cold for it being so late in October. And the kids had a blast visiting the animals in the barn, going through the corn maze and of course, picking their own kid-sized pumpkins.

- Halloween. Princess chose to be a fairy princess, complete with wings, wand and fairy dust on her hair and face. I was a very proud mom, she looked so cute!

How about any of you reading this? Has autumn brought you any memorable times?