One of the things I love about Portland is the DIY culture. It’s the place where Pinterest ideas are not only born, but actually real (as opposed to just “pinned” so one can, I dunno, feel bad later for not doing it) and more often genuinely about I’m-too-poor-to-buy-that practicality and personal creative expression than about trying to make your home and life look to the world like a twee hipster utopia.
Anyhow, this weekend at Imago Dei Community they are hosting a massive DIY Fair, and I will be sharing one small project I have been wanting to do for some time now, which was constructing my own Advent Calendar to use with my boys as we enter into the Christmas season, where we can count down the days to Christmas in a fun way together.
I know there are a lot of Advent Calendar ideas out there, and some really cool ones that I’m sure I would have LOVED as a kid. You know the ones. A chocolate a day. A Lego figure a day. Fun! But…
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a man in possession of a creepy mustache must be in want of a razor.
– Jane Austen
Sorry, not this month, Ms. Austen.
It’s that happy time of the year again, when you start noticing men around you who normally sport facial hair suddenly shaving it all off and starting fresh, and men who normally go clean-shaven seeming to let themselves go all of a sudden.