This years Advent calendar is almost a complete opposite of last years where I used a chalkboard as the background. A new house and a white stone fireplace was my starting point. While my kids may appreciate the look, it’s the little presents that get them talking and waiting in anticipation of December 1st. I was honored to see my calendar at Marianne Simon Design and Marin Mama Cooks.I’m using many of the items I used last year, but with touches of red and pink. I’ll be filling my candy jars with treats and will be making more wreaths…lots more…from all the greenery in our yard. I love adding a few new things every year and mixing it with the old things from family and friends over the years. Have you started your holiday decorating?