Holiday Insipiration | DIY Creative Advent Calendars

Forgive our incessant focus on the holidays here at The To Do List, but it’s our favourite time of year and there are SO many creative ways to celebrate!

Johanna – a creative genius over at Higgledy-PiggledyWonderland – posted these charming and fantastically creative DIY advent calendars – go to her site (below) for links to how to make them!

Advent Calendar Inspiration | higgledypiggledywonderland.

(Holls love loves LOVES #3!)

xo ~ Shleck & Holls

Weekly To Do List: Christmas Countdown! (Twin Cities, MN)

Weekly To Do List: Christmas Countdown! (Twin Cities, MN)

Countdown to Christmas To Do List

Links to these fantastic events:

Holidazzle Parade

Macy’s Puppet Theatre (and other events)

King’s Wine Bar

Fingerprint Memories at Creative Kidstuff

xo ~ Shleck & Holls

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Shleck, Producer J and I hope that you got everything on your To-Do List done in plenty of time to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday – we sure did and we loved spending time with our friends & family….

…next on my To-Do List is to use up all that leftover turkey!

Producer J and his family shared their Thanksgiving with me this year and I wanted to share some pictures with you!

Producer J and I goofed off all day, as usual and Yup!  That’s my homemade apple pie – made with lurve.

There’s nothing like a cut-throat, post-food coma holiday Uno game!

I hope your holiday was extra-special, too, and stay tuned for our next upcoming podcast!

xo ~ Holls

Add This to Your List ~ StarsWeAre

When it comes to chic, smart, ahead-of-the-trends fashion, StarsWeAre is our new, very favourite blog to read….shoot, just scanning the articles and awesome mood boards inspires our closets and makes us want to hop the next plane to NYC for some high-end shopping.  Now if only our budgets were on board…

Loving these posts – girl, keep up the blogging!

Opposites Attract: Wearing it Backwards.

Color Mood Board Fall/Winter -’11-’12

xo ~ Holls & Shleck

Linky Links for You!

We mentioned tons of great stuff in our latest podcast to make your holidays something to enjoy – not to stress about! 



1.Tasty Pies and Tarts (and a bunch of other wonderful Thanksgiving recipes!) from our girl, Martha

2. A new Christmas cookie recipe every day?  Yes, ma’am!

3. Festive place settings that don’t require much prep work!

Don’t sweat the grocery shopping with Coborns Delivers

If you’re in the Twin Cities area, eat in style with expert catering from Lund’s and Byerly’s

Forget tradition and go with amazing, mouth-watering soul food from Brasa


Get your taste buds ready for the holidays!

xo ~ Holls & Shleck