Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Holiday Blog Challenge: Days 1 &2

Hello There!

   I'm back from the holiday vacation, and yesterday, well lets just say Monday was Monday and I don't have to have class with Bogue again and I only have two more classes to attend this week. With that being said head over to Brunch with Amber and link up with this Holiday Challenge! 

{Day 1} Favorite Gift Received
I think I am the WORST at remembering what I get from people but I'd have to say that at the top of the list is the Barbie Jeep I got when I was five. I rode that thing up and down our street and in my driveway, and just thought I was princess of the road. Thanks Mom and Dad, I have great childhood memories!

{Day 2} Favorite Tradition (New or Old)
My Mom and Dad have been making us Advent Boxes since I was three. (I've written about them before) It started in an egg carton, and I got a small present the twelve days leading up to Christmas. My father, as I'm now calling him with wedding to dos, Diva Dang, decided it should be bigger and better so being the bartender that he is brought home a beer box. With twenty four slots, we get a present every day from December 1st through December 24th. My Mom STILL makes these for me, and I don't know if she ever will stop. I have made Bran one every year since we started dating and this year is no exception. The neat thing about the boxes is that a local business woman in South Carolina came along and wanted to patent the boxes! My parents don't have the time or money to invest but if they ever really take off we get a percentage of each box. Check out this website, it's so weird to think something that was once just a family tradition has turned into a semi-manufactured item others can buy and enjoy. Let me know your thoughts, and we have quite a few laying around the house so let me know if you'd like one!

Here are the home made ones

And here is the website and an example of the ones you all can buy! 


  1. I always wanted one of those cars as a kid. How fun! I also love the idea of the advent box. So sweet to have that tradition. :)

  2. When I was little I always wanted a barbie car, but never got one :(

    How special your advent box tradition is! I love hearing about everyones sweet holiday traditions, so fun!


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