Friday, December 2, 2011

Easy Advent

Having designated this year as a completely handmade Christmas I have a giant pile of Christmas present projects cluttering up my apartment. That didn't leave me with a lot of time to get creative with my advent calendar but luckily I had the basics already covered thanks to Astrid over at Red, Red, Completely Red. I participated in her second annual advent tea swap and received some delightful parcels of different teas in the mail. I picked up some mini wooden pegs from Joanns (why is it that miniaturizing makes everything cuter?!), printed off some advent numbers and clipped them all up to some twine hung across my kitchen window.

The pooches get to join in too as, on the back of the numbers I've written some training for us to work on each day. Some are new tricks, others are behaviors they already know but can always do with some reinforcement or extra challenge.

Billy's list: down-stay, pray, beg, leave it, drop it, bow, sit-stay, under arrest, roll over etc.
Flower's list: down, sit-stay, touch, twirl, crate etc.


  1. This is such a good idea! I have been so swamped with end-of-the-semester stuff that I never got around to doing an advent calendar. Maybe next year I'll borrow your idea!

  2. Wow - I love the creativity! Not just in your advent calendar, but in the tricks practice as well. (We have a "say your prayers," also - but only Toni seems to have the religious tendency. The other two remain pagans to the last, no matter the motivational hot dogs.)

    Hope to meet you on a Sociabulls walk soon - we're finally at a point that we can join!

  3. I LOVE THIS! You are so inspiring!

  4. That's so wonderful - I love it!

  5. Wow--you are so creative! What a great way to involve the whole family.

  6. whoa--advent tea swap?? that sounds awesome and a half. i must get in on that next year! i'm super jealous right now.


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