advent books

  • a book advent calendar, continued.

    This is the second year that I’ve taken to wrapping up books we own and books we’ve borrowed and setting them on a shelf to open one by one through the month of December.…

    December 11, 2018 25 Comments
  • a book advent calendar.

    We’ll be stringing up our clutter-free advent calendar (and filling it with festive (and activist) activities for the holiday season) again this year, but with so many whisperings from folks we know planning picture book advent…

    November 30, 2017 48 Comments
  • a peace and justice advent calendar.

    The season of advent begins on Sunday and this week, when I pulled the pieces of the advent calendar that I made last year out of the cardboard box where we stash our holiday decorations,…

    November 23, 2016 32 Comments
  • a clutter-free advent calendar.

    Growing up, my mom introduced an idea to our family that she called Advent Angels. The idea was a riff on Secret Santa, but it was more about actions than things. We’d draw names…

    November 25, 2015 40 Comments
  • make your own: lemon(aid) banks.

    It’s the first of December, Giving Tuesday, the start of the the advent countdown, and ten days until the first night of Hanukkah. For many, it’s a season of gift giving and gift making…

    December 1, 2020 7 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this soap. {for smelling so good and for matching the bathroom.} 2. these candle nubs. {and burning them.} 3. this happy accident. {that maybe wasn’t an accident at all.} 4. these reeds. {and…

    November 20, 2020 7 Comments
  • make-believe: do-nothing day.

    There’s a picture book in our house that Silas has been particularly drawn to lately, and probably no surprise. Beatrice Alemanga’s story On a Magical Do-Nothing Day, begins with a small child being implored…

    November 16, 2020 8 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this nail polish. {for making long hours at my computer this week a little more festive.} 2. these paper chains. {and the kid who asked me to make them with her.} 3. this…

    December 13, 2019 15 Comments