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Welcome back to the I Love Rehabs Christmas Advent 2012!  Come here every day for 25 days to nab free stuff.  Yes, you heard me right.  I am giving stuff away for 25 days!

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Today

one of you could win a Christmas Pillow!

Sorry for the later post!  I have had a crazy few days with Christmas parties and getting ready for Christmas.  Today is another giveaway tutorial.  I know the Christmas decorating season is almost over but I know all of you are hustling and bustling  to  get your homes ready for family in the next week.  I am hustling and bustling getting gifts ready for friends.  Today, I want to share with you a simple way to add some Christmas to a bedroom or living room…pillows  One lucky winner will win a Festive Christmas pillow similar to this one.

 Reindeer Pillow 2, iloverehabs

Here is how you make them.

1.)  Google a Christmas silhouette (or you can get specific like Santa silhouette, Ornament silhouette) and pick out a silhouette and save it to your computer.

2.)  I made mine large so that I had to print it out on two pieces of paper.  This depends on the size of your pillow.

Reindeer Pillow 6, iloverehabs

3.)  Cut out the silhouette

4.) Nab a store-bought pillow cases or make one of your own.   Target sells a solid color pillow case cover in their Room Essentials line.  I grabbed these at Ikea when I was there over Thanksgiving break.  These were on sale for $4.00 a pillow case.

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Check yesterday”s post to see if you were the winner of the reversible headband

Welcome back to the I Love Rehabs Christmas Advent 2012!  Come here every day for 25 days to nab free stuff.  Yes, you heard me right.  I am giving stuff away for 25 days!

 

Last week I gave away some free Christmas Carol printables that showcased a non-chorus stanza of the Carol.  Last week I picked my favorite spiritual Christmas Carols.  I have gotten lots of emails from Pinterest showing that people have pinned those so I thought I would add a few more to the collection.  I decided to pick my favorite secular Christmas Carols.  I was a little overwhelmed which 6 to choose but I thought I would share the reason for why I

picked each one below.

Here is why these Carols are some of my favorites:

  • Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer:  This reminds me of high school.  I caught an extremely bad case of the Chicken Pox really when I was 17.  As rare as it may be, I am proof that you can get the Chicken Pox after you receive the vaccination.  Anyway, my face was covered in scabs.  I had to wear socks on my hands so I wouldn”t scratch them.  If I would have scratched, I would have caused many permanent scars on my face.  As you can imagine, I was miserable and out of school for over two weeks.  I was a member of Student Council and had to miss the annual Christmas caroling party.  Over 100 of my peers came over to my house to Carol.  I was over the Pox but continued to stay home until my scabby face cleared up for good. (I am not exaggerating when I tell you that my face did not have one inch that didn”t have a scab.  Mom, I know you

    > are reading, chime in and confirm that it was bad)   I opened the door with my head covered with a hooded sweatshirt and a ball cap worn low.  My friends broke out singing to me “Rudolph the red nose reindeer” and sometimes inserted my name.   As I type this, it sounds like a horrible bullying incident but it  was meant to brighten my day.   These were my friends and they were coming to cheer me up.  It made me laugh for the first time in two weeks.  I still find myself chuckling to myself when I hear this song.

  • Silver Bells: My grandmother, who passed away over 10 years ago used to sing this song.  It always reminds me of her.
  • Frosty the Snowman:  I asked Lee to pick his favorite and he said “Frosty”.
  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town:  Can you really have a Christmas without Santa somewhere?  This one is iconic.
  • Deck The Halls:  When I was a kid, my parents gave me Christmas PJs every year.  At age 10, I picked out my own.  It was a two piece PJ and the pants were red and white striped.  Are you surprised?  The glory of the pajama set was the screen print on the long sleeved top.  Front and center there were three ducks each holding a wreath.  The text underneath was “Duck the Halls”.  I think of that PJ set every time I hear “Deck the Halls”.
  • White Christmas:  My dad is a musician.  He was a teacher but played the trombone professionally.  Every Christmas morning we would go over to my grandparents house who lived in our same town.  They lived on the same street for many years and we knew all their neighbors.  At 9:00 am every Christmas morning, we would get out of our car and my dad would pull out his trombone.  He would joyfully wake the neighborhood up by playing “Joy to the World”.  The neighbors loved it.  There were a few Christmases that we were out of town and these neighbors would call my dad and tell him how much they missed the annual Christmas morning wake up.  Everyone would come out on their porches with their hot chocolate  and coffee and listen.  My dad would always end his mini concert with White Christmas.  I grew up in Oklahoma so we didn”t have many White Christmases but playing this song was appropriate because we all truly dreamed of one.  This song reminds me of my dad.

 

Do any of you have any memories tied to Christmas Carols?  I would love to hear your story.  Please share by commenting below.

 

To print these, click on the picture and save it to your computer.  Print the picture and make sure the page is set to 8.5 X 11 paper (US Legal)  These printables are home printer ink busters, so I would suggest sending them to Staples or your local printing place for under a dollar per copy.  Your color printer cartridge will thank you.

Please feel free to print, share and use these for your own personal use.  Give them as gifts, put them in your home.  Please don”t sell them or use them for commercial use.
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, iloverehabs
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Silver Bells, iloverehabs
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Frosty The Snowman, iloverehabs
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Santa Claus is Coming to Town, iloverehabs
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Deck The Halls, iloverehabs
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White Christmas, iloverehabs

Have a great day and check back tomorrow for another giveaway!  Share the love with your friends!

Merry Christmas

Jennifer

 

Welcome back to the I Love Rehabs Christmas Advent 2012!  Come here every day for 25 days to nab free stuff.  Yes, you heard me right.  I am giving stuff away for 25 days!

Advent Promo

Don’t forget that you have just today left to enter a customized Moodboard and floorplan for your space.  Click here to enter.

Today I want to share one of my favorite Christmas Printables on another blog, www.craftingchicks.com.  I know you don’t have time to surf the web so I thought I would put some great stuff that is out there by other people.  If you like them please click on the link and go to their blog to download.  The picture I have posted will also lead you straight back to their post.  I don’t have kids but I really, really like is this fun Christmas Bingo printable.  I think this could be a fun game for kids during Christmas.   This is from the blog The Crafting Chicks.  They have designed a few the bingo cards and the call cards.  This is just a preview, go to their site to download it all.

The Crafting Chicks Bingo Card

Source: www.thecraftingchicks.com, Click the Picture to go to their site

 If you want to pin this fun game, please do not pin it from my site.  Go to The Crafting Chicks site and pin it from there.  Its their design and creativity and they deserve all the credit  I am simply sharing it with you!  If you want a new blog to follow, follow theirs.  They are very inspiring.

 

I hope you have a great Sunday!  I can’t believe there are only two weeks until Christmas!  Whew…I have got to get to shopping!  Stay tuned for more Christmas Advent.  There is a really good one tomorrow, especially if you need a last minute Christmas gift.   I might comment on my own blog to win it.

Merry Christmas

Jennifer

 

 

I am so humbled to be featured by Knock Off Decor today!  Please check out this great blog!  It is great place to find lots of ways to make designer home decor a little cheaper.

Welcome back to the I Love Rehabs Christmas Advent 2012!  Come here every day for 25 days to nab free stuff.  Yes, you heard me

right.  I am giving stuff away for 25 days!

 

Today is a free printable for your Christmas Decor.  I love Christmas Carols and I thought it would be fun to spotlight the little known verse in some popular Christmas carols.  I loved the look of simplicity and color and I think I am going to print these and hang them on my mantle, maybe in a pattern just like this one.

Below are the individual prints. All you have to so is click on the photo, and save the jpeg to your computer. If you have a nice color printer than you can print it off on a US Letter form (8.5 X 11) I don”t like to waste my computer ink on things like this print.  It could deplete the ink very quickly. I usually send it to Staples print and copy center. A color copy on cardstock paper is less than a $1. Make sure you select 8.5 X 11 (US Letter Size)

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Peg Board Christmas Tree

Jennifer —  November 28, 2012 — 6 Comments

  Make sure you come back here tomorrow.  I have a big announcement for you.  It”s a surprise but here are some hints…advent calendar…christmas giveaways….fun things for you…

As we have approached the Christmas season, I have had many friends tell me that they won”t have a Christmas tree.  My heart instantly drops.  Most have said that they don”t have room for a tree. I have one friend who is in transition, just moved and is finding a place to live.  She doesn”t want to buy a tree, decorate it and then take it down possibly before Christmas.  I get to work with tons of college students for my full-time job.  Most college students have three weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas break with no time and no room for a tree. I remember getting so excited to come home to my Christmas tree at home, only to get to enjoy it for a week.  I decided to come up with an “alternative” tree for those who cannot have a tree.  This is a tree for those who have no room to store a tree after Christmas.  The lights and colors are what dazzle me about a tree and I have decided that no person should miss this…even if they don”t have room.  I came up with this little cutie:

 Peg Board Tree Final iloverehabs.com

Here is what you need:

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