2014 Advent Calendar Unveiled

Hey Y’all!! Happy December 1st!

The holiday season is in full swing and many people are opening the first day of their Advent Calendars today.

IMG_4546Advent Calendars have been a long standing tradition in my family. First it started with those 1 chocolate a day kind that you can buy at your local drug store. Those were great when I was younger, I loved to punch open the little doors and get a piece of chocolate with breakfast! Then when I moved away from home my mom started making me themed advent calendars with little goodies to help get through finals and the end of the semester before coming home for the holidays.

This years calendar theme is clearly Blush and Bashful (name that movie!). I recently moved out of state from my parents and this calendar is a great way to know that my parents are still there with me even if they are 2,000 miles away.

December 1st:

IMG_4542Today’s goodie is a cute chicken cookie cutter filled with white chocolate, dried bing cherries, and macadamia nuts. My mom made it from scratch… get it? from scratch?…Anyway it looks delicious and I will be sampling it after lunch today! Want to know what the other 23 days hold? Follow me on Instagram @downhome_blog!



Thank Y’all!