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The Advent calendar – Part Two

A few days ago I showed you some pretty cool DIY Advent Calendars in this post. Today, I want to show you a few more. While picking out which ones to show you here on Espresso Moments, I regretted not sticking to my original plan and buy a little something for each day before Christmas Eve. But done is done, and I’ll never talk my husband into doing it anyway. But next year, I’ll have a lot of inspiration to pick from.

I hope you’ve picked one to make for your kids – if so please share it with me – either in a comment or on Instagram (I’m @espressomoments there). I would love to see what you’ve done this year.

Have a lovely day <3

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Newspaper Advent Calendar | White Advent Calendar via Jennifer Hagler | White Advent Calendar tree via Elisabeth Heier/Pinterest | Advent Calendar via Ikea Livet Hemma | Toilet paper roll calendar | Advent Calendar via Pinterest

The Advent calendar – Part One

I’m the kind of person, who likes to be on top of things. Therefore, I like to get an early start when it comes to planning the advent calendar for the kids each year.

This year we decided that they wouldn’t get a gift every day of December. Instead we wanted to give them a bigger gift each Sunday. I’ll do another post where I show you what I’ve bought for each of my kids.

In this post, I want to show you some of my favourite and most creative advent calendars that I’ve seen online. Hopefully, you’ll get inspired to make one of these?

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Advent calendar via Tonje Boganes | Advent calendar via Weekday Carnival | Advent calender via Traveling Mama

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Advent Calendar via Style-files | mini tree advent calendar via Oh Happy Day | Advent calendar via Coffee Stained Cashmere

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Black & White tree Advent calendar | Advent Calendar via Cherry Blossom – Find templates here, here and here | DIY Advent Calendar by My Dubio

Townhouse with cool details

RPD04_1 Today, I want to share some pictures of a beautiful townhouse in Copenhagen. The home belongs to the Danish blogger Cathrine aka rockpaperdresses and her boyfriend. I’ve been reading her blog for ages, and I love her feminine and quirky universe. For those of you who don’t know her and who speaks/reads Danish, well all I can say is check our her blog.

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Cathrine’s beautiful home was recently featured in BoligMagasinet. I loved, and still do, all the cool details in her home. I fell madly in love with the idea to add green plants on the wall above the stairs. She’s got a pretty neat kitchen as well. I hope you like her home as much as I do. Check out BoligMagasinet or her blog here for more pictures of her home.

Have a wonderful day <3

 

On my radar – A Christmas candy edition

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Right now I’m going a bit Christmas crazy. I cannot decide wether or not to buy a chocolate calendar for myself. I’ve been looking at a few different kinds of Christmas candy. I really think the Christmas Decorations from Johan Bülow are genius. The fact that the Bronce one is salty caramel choc coated liquorice, well all I can say is that I have to have one of these.

Christmas Decorations by Johan Bülow | Summerbird Christmas Collection | Summerbird pakkekalender (Advent Calendar) | Very Big Bronze – Salty Caramel Choc Coated Liquorice by Johan Bülow | Christmas Calendar Limited Edition by Simply Chocolate

On my radar right now

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This On my radar post will focus on a few things that I would love to buy this week, actually I’ve been drooling over these things all week. I bought the shoes Quilt Boot by Sofie Schnoor – and they are in the mail. I cannot wait to try them on.

About a year ago, my husband and I bought two posters – now hanging on the wall in our bedroom – from Monoqi. Ever since, I’ve been keeping an eye on all of the cool items in the shop. I’ve fallen in love with two new things. The cool white 5 Judd U Shelves, which would be perfect for all our books. The second thing is the lamp Table Light Silver, which unfortunately is sold out, but it is still very cool.

Last but not least, I’ve been thinking about the Crosby Quilt Wingman Wallet by Marc By Marc Jacobs. I guess I have a thing for quilt this season. But that said, I really need a small bag for my phone and credit card. This one would be a perfect match.