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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: Asos.com (Similar here!) ;  Heels: Via Vai (Panama) (Similar here!) ;  Clutch: Asos.com (Find it here!)  ;  Watch: Asos.com (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!

41 comments

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

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  2. Awww such a sweet present Marie!!! (^_^)
    I wish you more years to come too!



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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 :)
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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

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  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 :)

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  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 :) 

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  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! :)

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  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

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  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.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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

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  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!

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

    xo Ashleyluckylittlebird.blogspot.com

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

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

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

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  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.

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  17. LOVE your armswag and all your GORG jewelry!

    XOXO-Daisy Nguyen from the PS BANANAS! fashion blog: http://psbananas.com

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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 :: http://very-well-living.blogspot.com

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

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  20. great blog! I follow you now :)

    http://suspironews.blogspot.com/

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

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  22. Jan Mitchelle PanuelaDecember 7, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    I adore your outfit! and most of all, your adorable SMILE<3 ^_^


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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!

    x
    Sabrina
    apixiesviewonfashion.com

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

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

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

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  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.

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

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  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 ;)

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  30.  Thank you!!! Yai!

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  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!

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  32.  Thank you Ashley! You are so sweet!

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

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

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  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!

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

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  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 :)

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

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

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  40.  Thank you Sara!!!

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