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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Sweetheart Advent Elves ~ Week 2

The sweetheart elves are still going strong at Décor To Adore manor.

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On Saturday (Dec. 8th) Romeo provided Mr. Décor and Sweet Boy with movie passes and $2.00 so that they could fill their $1.00 movie cups. Funny how that elf knew that this would really be a gift for me as I got so much done in an empty house. :)

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On Sunday (Mr. Décor’s birthday!) that sneaky elf waited until I got up in the morning and headed off to the kitchen then he taped crepe paper to the bedroom door. Mr. Décor smelled bacon and broke through this zig zagged madness in two seconds. 

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Monday (Dec. 10th) was started off right with a $10 gift card to “eat fresh”.

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Tuesday was chaos at Décor to Adore manor. Sweet Boy was sick. The Fashionista’s Mac crashed mere hours before a final term paper was due. A trip to the apple store revealed that the laptop was on the naughty list. Our elf took a break and went to go visit his good friend Buddy why we helped type up months of notes.

On Wednesday (Dec. 12th) the elf left roses on the bathroom vanity.

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Mr. Décor may or may not have had a huge stack of clean laundry sitting on the bedroom settee for several days. I tried to entice him to put it away by hiding a box of delicious Williams Sonoma chocolates within the pile. Alas he found a piece missing on Thursday (Dec. 13th) ~ I blame the elf. :)

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Now I hesitated to post this next picture.

Please remember that this elf is for my husband only. My children (ages 11 and 23) each have their very own advent calendars filled with candy/small treasures. This elf is NOT a toy. He is a precious vintage element that belonged to my mother. Both of my children know this and respectfully do not mess with him.

In creating an advent elf for my husband it has brought him great joy during a personally difficult time. This elf has ensured we laugh, hug and kiss a little more ~ which we both think is a wonderful thing in an almost 15 year marriage. That my Mr. enjoys a rein beer on a rare occasion is ok in our home. I understand and respect if that is not something you opt to do in yours. 

Here’s the photo. I know some of you will crack up. That is, the point. (pun intended)

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I have to wonder if the elf chose Dos Equis for the color (red and green), because it has two kisses (XX) or because right now Mr. Décor is very much “the most interesting man in the world”.

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Be merry and bright!



Kelley Highway said...

Awwwww! Laughed, giggled, chuckled! ReinBEER! I trust Mr. Decor is enjoying his special treats. And that elf sure is sneaky! You're obviously having fun, too. Takes a lot of planning and effort... for hubbies who are WORTH IT!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeeeeee it!!!! He has been having some fun in your place!! And I am thinking that hubby is looking like the Most Interesting Man in the World right now!! SO FUN!!!!!!

Perfectly Printed said...

Your little Elf looks like he's been having fun in your house!!


ImagiMeri said...

I don't know how you do it missy, you are a wonder! Give the Mr. a hug from me and tell him I wish him the very best for his birthday and the holiday. My hubby's birthday is on the 24th, but we're not having our Meri Chris-tmas dinner until the 26th. It was the only day we could get 20 people together!!!

Also, please congratulate Fashionista on her graduation, for me.

And, a big hug for "little guy" he's just so cool.

Love ya

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love it and the cute elf hugging the beer is the cutest!
Have a very Merry Christmas!

Debbie said...

So I think that right about now you are seeing the fruit of all your daughter's hard work and are soon to be the mother of a college graduate!! Congrats to the graduate and warm hugs to the mom.

As for the elf, I really and truly love this idea more than almost any I have seen since finding blog land. It's just wonderful.

And the "reinbeer" totally cracked me up. How do you think of such things? LOL

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Cute, cute, cute. YOu are the most clever person. Hugs, Marty

Craftymoose Crafts said...

You have amazing energy! What fun it must be to live in your home!

pbrenner said...

Anything leading to more laughing, hugging, and kissing at home is wonderful (and I, too, am cracking up at the 'reinbeer' - a few of those may make it into my husbands box this year). Have a very Merry Christmas!


Maria Elena said...

LOL Too cute! Great post, Laura! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

I love that you are posting the antics of the elf! And my hubby likes to have a beer too :) I should see how he likes a reign beer!