Thursday, December 19

Advent Days 18 & 19

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Guys, yesterday was a not so very good day. I didn't post anything because when I finally had free time I was so stressed I just needed to do absolutely nothing, which is pretty much what I did. I watched some Harry Potter before going to bed, the first movie when they are all so tiny and cute. Then I remember that I was that tiny when the movie was made too, since I'm a year younger than Daniel Radcliff, and that makes the movie seem so old! I still love it. Some of the animations may not be as impressive as I remember them when the movie first came out, but it is a great story and has such a great cast.

Ahem. That was the long way of getting to the point that today's post will have TWO days of Advent smooshed in together.
Christmas is a time of year I think nearly everyone enjoys, but as you become an adult it tends to lose a bit of the magic it had when you were a kid. I wanted to give some of that magic back to my husband so I created an advent calendar tailored specifically for him. If you would like to make one I posted a tutorial on how I made mine here. If you are curious about the origins of the advent calendar there is a nice little history here.

December 18: Eighteenth Day of Advent

Hubby absolutely adores Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale. It's a decadent drink and not cheap for a beer since it is imported, but a fun way to treat yourself. We recently discovered that World Market sells the smaller bottles and you can buy them in a four pack, or put together your own six pack! I wanted to put something other than a note in Hubby's bag and I wasn't going to put a six pack of beer inside, so I saved one of his old Guiness bottles and tapped a note to it. The plan was to swing by after work and pick up the six pack before heading home. But, they didn't have any left when I got there! Instead I put together a bunch of beers that I thought he would like, but hadn't tried before. That way he gets to experiment with some new things. We'll see if he likes any!

December 19: Nineteenth Day of Advent

If you didn't guess from my previous gift of a Wolverine poster, Hubby really likes The Wolverine. As far a super heroes go I think his top two are Batman and Wolverine. For today's gift I got him a copy of the Blue Ray & DVD set so he can watch it whenever he wants.


  1. I wish i got a Wolverine poster. I'm so jealous! Haha!
    I remember watching that movie with my class, back in 1st or 2nd grade! Haha! It seems so long ago! :O

  2. Hah, that's so funny! You elementary school sounds awesome! This movie is the sequel, so it just came out on DVD a month or so ago. I had never seen X-Men before this movie, but after watching it I've had Hubby go back and watch the previous movies with me too because I enjoyed it so much!

  3. How festive! I'm gonna have to do this next year!!!! Such a cute idea!
    Kat |

  4. Aww so cute! I think any guy would enjoy a fun mixture of beer. Tyler loves to try new kinds!

    1. He has been having fun with it. So far there is one beer that was just so-so and two that he has newly discovered and really likes! Sierra Blanca's Nut Brown Ale and Samuel Smith's Taddy Porter.