To introduce myself a little, I am the happy and contented wife to one really amazing guy! He makes my heart sing (most of the time :)) and I'm so glad we found each other 15 years ago! I'm also the proud mama if 4 really great kids (one of which just got a part in his first play. Yea!!). I love being a stay at home mom and even though I struggle with accomplishing everything I'd like to in a day, I enjoy the time I get to spend with my family. I also love to craft and am happy to say that my daughter has been bitten by the bug as well. We have a lot of fun doing things together. I enjoy creating things and saving money while I do it. My husband AND I spent 13 1/2 years of our marriage in school (he finally got a real job last summer, thank goodness!) and I had to get creative when it came to home decor and gifts. And, even though our money isn't as tight as it used to be, I still can't bring myself to buy things that I know I can make. It's just way too fun to make it myself and be able to say, "Yes, I made that." I enjoy browsing my favorite blogs and finding all the great ideas out there so I can make them, too!
Anyway, enough about me. I thought I would post a little something I have made recently, especially since Michelle hasn't seen it yet. I made this at Christmas time, but didn't finish it in time to use this year. I'm excited to be able to use it next year, however.
The idea is that you will read a scripture a day about Christ's life, starting with his sacrifice and going backward through his life until, on the last day, you read about his birth. After you read the scripture for the day, you flip the ornament over and most of them show a picture or say a word that has to do with that scripture. By Christmas day you will have a beautifully decorated tree and feel a little closer to the Savior. I'm always looking for ways to bring Christ front and center during the Christmas season and I love advent calendars. This was the perfect blend!
The pattern can be found athttp://www.youcanmakethis.com/info/featured-products/CHRISTmas-Tree-Advent-Calendar.htm
I used scrapbook paper instead of the cardstock it asks for in the pattern, however. I thought it would make it a little more decorative. I was happy with the way it turned out!