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Countdown To Christmas Calendar

It has been an extremely busy week, but I am happy to say that I lost 3.8 pounds this week! And even though this week has been loaded with fun, I’m looking forward to relaxing by the fireplace tomorrow as my boyfriend and I along with his family decorate our Christmas tree.

And to get into the mood, I’ve started decorating…and my favorite new decoration this year the homemade ‘Countdown to Christmas’ calendar I made this week. I came up with the idea of making a unique calendar after seeing other calendars made by my friends, Jen and Amber.
I was telling my friend, who owns a spectacular chocolate covered pretzel business called Heavenly Pretzels that I wanted to make a special calendar. And she suggested a chocolate covered pretzels calendar. Check out the website I just finished for her. Seriously friends…I cannot express how great these pretzels taste ( and they are only a couple of points each.) So, of course, I fell totally in love with the idea and I finished it tonight. She filled each box with hand-dipped pretzels for me, and we were both thrilled with the outcome.
Obviously, I have to post several pictures of it so here they are:
Kenz’s First ‘Countdown to Christmas’ Calendar
(See? There’s a little piece of heaven in every box.)

(A close-up of the top)
(Close-up of an open box)


(And it’s not quite complete.)


Tomorrow I plan to make a big bow for it before hanging it in my den. I also plan to add a decorative pouch that will hang from the bottom so my boyfriend, my dad and I can enjoy these tasty treats on Christmas day. I’m enjoying the holidays so much already, and I think it is just going to get better! Have I ever mentioned how thankful I am for my life? 🙂

Do you have an advent calendar? Are you into full Christmas mode too?

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14 Comments

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    Deb Willbethin
    December 4, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    Oh, Kenz! That is just beautiful! I love it!! Very, very nice work. Deb

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    Marcelle
    December 4, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Looks beautiful…

    I dont have one this year…for some reason I'm struggling to get into the spirit this year.

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    Stephanie
    December 4, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    aaaahhhh…It looks sooo good!

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    Angela
    December 4, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Kenz that is so beautiful! Please send some of your creativity my way! 🙂

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    Rhonda
    December 4, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Kenz I LOVE it! LOVE IT!!!! You did a beautiful job! Love the box with the treats! Yummy! Congrats on your loss this week! I've got to get back on track! EEEEK!

    I love your joyful attitude! How you are thankful! Have a great Friday!

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    Trudy
    December 4, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Fun, festive and or course…yummy! Great work Kenz!

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    Connie Weiss
    December 4, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    That is just adorable!!

    I love chocolate covered pretzels….

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    Jen
    December 4, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Congrats on the good weight loss week.

    The calendar is cute. I almost bought a chocolate one from the store the other day and thought better of it.

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    Stephanie
    December 4, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    That is an absolutely great idea! If I sold a small tasty treat I'd want a similar calendar.
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    New England Girl
    December 5, 2009 at 2:38 am

    That is so flippin' cute! 🙂

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    B
    December 5, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Congratulations on your weight loss this week!

    I LOVE your calendar! You are such a craft girl! My advent calendars are store bought items.

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    Nicolasa
    December 6, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Wow! Great job! I love it!

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    jennykate77
    December 7, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    You did such an awesome job!!! I love it! I've been meaning to make one of these since last year, but still haven't found the time!!

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    Christie
    December 14, 2009 at 7:22 am

    This is so cute!! You did a fantastic job! I haven't ever used an advent calendar before but I think I might have to make one for next year.

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