Thursday, February 2, 2012

the advent.

the advent has begun! i made this simple advent calendar for aaron and me to count down the days until Valentine's Day. inside each brown envelope are 14 fun little things for us to do together, like slow dance to a love song, cook dinner together, etc.

last night's was to write a poem to/about each other, which actually turned into quite the production! i was expecting to just write a little 4-liner or something, but aaron went ahead and wrote seriously some kind of literary masterpiece. so of course i had to return the favor, and we ended up with two really special poems that i just want to keep forever and ever. read to our kids someday or something. such a fun night.

p.s. also! i did a guest post for Nicole today over at The Neesby Lookbook sharing a recipe for mashed [purple!] cauliflower. click here to check it out! :)

40 comments:

  1. i love this idea. i bet those notes can get romantic. my husband and i would love to do something like this.

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  2. Whitney, I love this! You are the sweetest wife, and so creative.

    xo,

    S

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  3. i think i'm going to do this for my fiance - but do it so that it's a countdown till when we see each other...for V-day! i need to start working! thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. this is so cute! i need to do this one day :))
    -jocee <3

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  5. ah this is so adorable! and super sweet long poems are the best.

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  6. What a darling idea. So cute. xo, rv

    http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

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  7. Loving this sweet idea!

    ♥ sécia
    www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

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  8. man, you two are just the cutest! x

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  9. this is the mostest beautifulest thing in the whole world. cheers for being such an awesome wifey.

    xo

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  10. Awww... Such a sweet idea for the coming V-day! ♥

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  11. This is sooooo awesome! I may have to steal this idea from you...especially because February is such a big month in the Rolex household!

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  12. whitney! this is a BRILLIANT idea! may i copy next year..? :)

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  13. you are incredibly crafty & cute!

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  14. this has got to be the cutest thing i have ever seen!

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  15. This is a beautiful idea. We don't 'do' Valentines Day but I love the idea of having little things to do together outside of all the amazing things you already do together. I really enjoyed the post you did for Nicole - loved it!

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  16. Adorable! I love it. Dunno if I could ever really persuade the hubs to participate in something like this but it's a really cute idea!

    x

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  17. You guys are too cute - and so is this little calendar - love it :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  18. This is so awesome! I was going to do this!

    x
    eatblogpray.blogspot.com

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  19. This is ADORABLE. You are such a good wife, Whit.

    And I just noticed the other day you have a dot com url! So awesome!

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  20. That calender is so cute!! I love it. And that's a great idea for couples too!

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  21. Found your blog through Nicole's! I love it!!!! You are so creative!!!

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  22. you're so crafty and creative! I love this idea of counting down to Valentine's Day. I don't think Andre and I have ever done this. Seriously, you're the cutest! xo

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  23. What a cute idea, i'm pinning it so i can remember for next year, i really love your blog!
    http://1comewhatmay.blogspot.com/

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  24. That's such a good idea! I might have to copy that for my anniversary :)

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  25. love this!!! i bet aaron is loving this countdown...

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  26. This idea is absolutely adorable!

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  27. aww...what a cute idea! and it looks adorable.

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  28. oh my! what a freaking cute idea!! love it!

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  29. what an adorable idea! must keep this in mind when i meet my prince charming...

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  30. what an amazing idea ;) hold onto those poems. they will bring smiles across your faces in the future!

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  31. SUCH a cool idea. and it's beautiful! :) great photos.

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  32. i'm kinda obsessing with this advent calendar. i love the simplicity of it. and of course, i love chalkboards.
    so cute.

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  33. Such a great idea! How fun, lovebirds!

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  34. i adore this idea... now i'll be pinning it to remember for next valentine's day!

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