We are getting ready for Thanksgiving tomorrow and I am so happy to have the advent calendar done well before December first.
I got this kit a year or so ago on super-sale at the now closed Paper Zone (sniff) and I have no information on it, sorry. I did a quick online search and came up with nothing. There are some wonderful ready-to-alter items here at Stampington, but not this one exactly. It came as unfinished chipboard and masonite. I had to glue all the little boxes together and make the frame. It was wonderfully time consuming. It took me forever to decide how to decorate it and after being pretty modern/minimal/sparse in holiday decorations in the past, it was nice to really get fussy and Victorian. The girls love it. They have also told me on several occasions the drawers are the perfect size to put Squinkies in. I was thinking more natural items— felt beads, acorns, and wooden-type toys, but you know. They will take turns each day opening a drawer, which works out mathematically, fortunately.
- I love Rdio so much. I have been using it (I have the membership that allows for multiple devices) since around April and it really changes how we listen to music in the house and on the road. I love it not just because I can listen to all the Duran Duran I want, but also because whenever the girls hear a song at a friend's house or from dance class, or in store, or where ever, we can get it and they can add it to their own playlist. It's so good for classical music, too. I don't have to spend all this money or time waiting to check out cd's from the library and it gives them so much more freedom to choose what they want to hear, so I'm not forcing moody folk music on them all day. They just made a dance mix which contains very little I can stand to hear, but they love it to death. I slipped in some Queen and Björk just so they know what's up.