Monday, November 30, 2015

Advent 2015 First Week

Preparations Underway

Advent Village

Yesterday was the first Sunday in Advent. Only three more to go before Christmas. We brought out the Advent Village on Saturday and I get to open the first door. Yay!
Here we go.
I wonder what is inside?
A little baker! 
Okay, I knew he was in there. But if you are new to our blog, you may not. :)

Do you do any special baking for the holidays? If yes, what is your favorite treat for advent, Christmas, Hanukkah or other?

Other Advent Calendars

This year we have another type of Advent Calendar. The Lego Friends Advent Calendar. 
It starts on December 1. You have to find the little door marked "1" and build whatever you find inside. 
That's right, Rascal, you found the first door!

Have you seen the other calendars like this? Some have chocolate in them; some allow you to fill them each year.

Advent Tea

This is a fun way to countdown to Christmas. Advent tea or, in this case, a Christmas Collection of teas. 
There are two tea bags for each of the 12 tea blends. That's 24 - one for each day from December 1 to 24. We plan to review each blend. There are some interesting flavor combinations listed here.
Lady Jem gave us this collection for Christmas last year and we were waiting to enjoy it this December.

I'm off to check the brewing instructions for the blends. If you were to make up your own collection, what flavors or blends would be in it?

So glad you stopped! See you again soon! Have a great day!


  1. How fun! I saw a Minions Lego Advent set that was very tempting, but I resisted.

    1. Oh, that would be cool! I didn't see that. we're sucked into the Friends and seasonal sets. Want to branch out to include a few Elves, just haven't done that yet. :)

  2. That's pretty cool! I have seen Playmobil Advent sets on Amazon, and it seems like a fun thing. :)


    1. I love Playmobil too, but didn't see that. Probably a good thing too. :-D