Life-Sized Advent Calendar Update

Bad to the phloem!Just a wee update to last week’s post about the life-sized advent calendar I’m making for my Christmas crazed husband…


Here is what he’s gotten so far….



Life-Sized Advent Calendar



1. A package of Reese’s Cups that each weigh a half a pound. Seriously. (#1 made of masking tape stuck to an old mid-century modern bureau we use as a entertainment stand)

2. A CD of Christmas music (lipstick on the mirror, I’d always wanted to try that!)

3. A field trip to a Christmas market in a historic old barn (he loves that kind of crap!)

4. A trip to the Chicago Botanic Garden to see their Christmas display. It was super rad. (3 &4 are tissue paper stuck to the side door window)

5. A selection of cheese and sausage. (Yes, I wrote that number on the deli drawer of the fridge in mustard!)

6. A Christmasy smelling candle (#6 made of candy striped ribbon on a cabinet way up high)


We have left all the numbers up so far, except the mustard….

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Big, loud and fun- Amanda Thomsen landscapes by day and blogs at night. Her blog, Kiss My Aster, on Horticulture magazine's website has alienated/enraptured dozens. She co-authors a blog called Plants That Suck that is about plants that suck. And she is the less popular half of the podcasting team, Good Enough Gardening, which makes her feel like the "Roy" of of Siegfried and Roy, but without the mauling. She lives in Chicago and does not EVER put ketchup on hot dogs.

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