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Thursday, December 6, 2012

An early Christmas present

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Wednesday December 5, 2012

I remember when I first started dating my boyfriend (nearly 5 years ago), he told me a cute story from his childhood. He said that every Christmas when he was a kid, he would receive an advent calendar that had a chocolate treat for every day before Christmas day. 

I could tell by the way he said this story that this was a special memory from his childhood, so I promised myself that I would make him an Advent Calendar someday with chocolate treats ... And this year I finally did!

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{Dress: Used to be my sister's (Similar here!) ;  Tights: (Similar here!) ;  Heels: Via Vai (Panama) (Similar here!) ;  Clutch: (Find it here!)  ;  Watch: (Find it here!)}

I wrapped 25 matchboxes and put chocolates and other treats in each one. I put all the wrapped boxes in a festive bowl and gave it to my boyfriend today. He loved it! YAI!  

I'll be posting a tutorial on how to make this Advent Calendar this weekend, so stay tuned ;)

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Hope you are all having a great week!


  1. Aw, how sweet! I love this advent calendar, how fun! You look super pretty in these photos, I love your dress!

  2. Awww such a sweet present Marie!!! (^_^)
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  3. Closet FashionistaDecember 7, 2012 at 2:35 AM

    Aww yay for advent calendars! :D  And I love your watch, I want one now, haha :)

  4. That's a great idea! You're so sweet to your boyfriend.

  5. First- that outfit is beyond precious- I love the colored tights and the nude pumps!
    Second- I love your version of the Advent Calendar- so thoughtful and cute. We just bought Sean a terrible cheap one from Target, but he loves getting that piece of chocolate every day :)

  6. This is so sweet and thoughtful! I am glad he liked the gift. :) 
    I did the same thing when I was little. I always looked forward to eating a chocolate everyday! haha :) 

  7. marie, so bright, so pretty, so fun! i want your spiked bracelet. how romantic of you to make him such an advent calendar, like his childhood memory. i bet he loved it! :)

  8. Aaaaa, that's so sweet of you to make an advent calender of chocolates for him! I used to do that when I was little. :) I kind of wish I could have an organic dark chocolate advent calender this year, yum!

    Marie, I really love that watch of yours! It's so vintage chic. :D

  9. HappinessatmidlifeDecember 7, 2012 at 2:39 AM

    What a sweet gift!  I love your look...I bought myself some colored tights and have not been brave enough to rock them just yet.


  10. what a creative advent calendar!
    your butterfly earrings are so cute!

  11. Aww, this is such a cute idea! We used to have advent calendars from the drugstore with little chocolates in them. They were so much fun!

  12. These tights go perfectly with the dress! And how cute is the deconstructed advent calendar? You're a doll.


  13. I love your blog! I found it a few weeks ago, and it is so inspiring! 

  14. Awww, that's adorable! :) I love your heels and bracelets!

  15. You look amazing in this dress and those fabulous orange tights!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  16. How nice of you !
    I remember doing the Advent calendar when i was little. It was full of chocolates, I usually ate them all before the 24th.

  17. LOVE your armswag and all your GORG jewelry!

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  18. You look  lovely in this baby doll dress ! So cute ! 
    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog !  
    XX Luba :: Well Living Blog ::

  19. awwwwwww! how cute and sweet of you, Marie! I like the idea of using something so simple and accessible like matchboxes!

  20. great blog! I follow you now :)

  21. Ohmygoodness, that is adorable! I know it is so special to him. He's got such a sweet girlfriend!

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  23. What a cute present! I once made this with walnuts for a former boyfriend of mine and it was a lot of work but really paid off! Presents like these are the best!


  24. You are such a thoughtful girlfriend!  Love your dress, it reminds me of candy :)

  25.  Thank you so much! Glad to hear you think so :)

  26.  Thank you Katie!!! I'm sure Sean loves his chocolates no matter what! Glad to hear you liked my outfit and Advent Calendar :)

  27.  Hahaha Thats great Heidi! I guess I missed out on this tradition myself when I was a kid. I had an advent calendar, but it didn't have any chocolates... hehe.

  28.  Thank you Teddi!! You are too kind! Yeah, he really liked it... it made me happy to see him happy :)

  29.  Thank you Ali!!! Uuuuhh, an advent calendar of organic dark chocolate sounds delish! I used to be all for the milk chocolate, but in the last couple of months I've switched to being a dark chocolate lover ;)

  30.  Thank you!!! Yai!

  31.  Thank you Kimberly!! Having a chocolate a day sounds like looooads of fun to me! I didn't have any of that when I was a kid, oh well. Glad you enjoyed it though!

  32.  Thank you Ashley! You are so sweet!

  33.  Wao, thank you so much Camilla!!! It makes me so happy to hear you like my blog... yai!

  34. Thank you Becky!!! Glad to hear you like it :)

  35. Hahahahahaha how funny that you ate all the chocolates before the 24th. I bet I would have as well when I was a kid, but we didn't get any of these chocolate advent calendars. In fact, I didn't even know they existed until my boyfriend told me this story. Thanks for stopping by Lorena!

  36.  Thank you Luba!! So glad to hear you liked it!

  37. Thank you Laura!! Yeah, it was just a little simple thing, but I'm glad that he liked it. You are always so sweet to me, thank you :)

  38.  Thank you Betsy!! Glad to hear it!

  39.  Aaaaww, thanks JB!!! You are too sweet :)

  40.  Thank you Sara!!!


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