01 Dec 2013

Everyday a great post to celebrate the Advent! Please keep checking this post for daily updates!

Let’s the Advent Bingo begin!

So today it’s the first day of our Advent Bingo! Every day I will update this post with the number drawn and the corresponding post!Please keep checking in!

December 1st, 2013

The first number to be drawn was… 11! That means that we start right away with a post by Silvia on Mamma ci porti! Silvia gives us a few neat ideas on what to give children for Christmas! Here is the full post: Cosa regalare per Natale ai Bambini?


(Photo da Trippando.it)

December 2nd, 2013

Today’s number is… 3! And it corresponds to Paola’s blog, Viaggi e Delizie. She is taking us to Gothenburg (Sweden) for the Christmas markets… I would jump on the first plane, if I didn’t have this big baby bump!!! Here is the full post: I mercatini di Natale a Goteborg.


(Photo by Paola of Viaggi e Delizie)

December 3rd, 2013

Today we have drawn two numbers: n.6 and n.25! On Vivere a Piedi Nudi you can read about house-shaped gift tags made out of corn starch (DIY Tag casette di pasta di mais) and on Penso Invento Creo Anna teaches us how to make an advent calendar with clothes pins (Calendario dell’Avvento con mollette di legno in poco spazio).


(Photos from Vivere a piedi nudi and Penso, invento, creo)

December 4th, 2013

Today’s number is… 10! Ideekiare is up with lovely decorations made out of old CDs! Decorazioni natalizie con vecchi CD


(Photo by Chiara of Ideekiare.it)

December 5th, 2013

Two more numbers today for our Advent Bingo! The first number to be drawn was n. 16, corresponding to Crescere due Gemelli (meaning “Raising twins!”). This brave woman  teaches us how to make a Christmas garland with felt! Here is the post: Ghirlanda Natalizia. The second number was n. 26, corresponding to Mammarisparmio. Ilaria teaches us how to make a Peppa Pig pillow!!! Here is the post: Tutorial cuscino Peppa Pig fai da te con cartamodello da scaricare.


(Photos by Crescere due Gemelli and Mammarisparmio)

December 6th, 2013

Today’s number is n.7!  It corresponds to Accidentaccio, which teaches us to make a beautiful Christmas centerpiece with an orange as a candle holder! Here is the full post: Centrotavola di Natale.

centrotavola di natale

(Photo by Accidentaccio)

December 7th, 2013

Two more numbers today. N.20 corresponds to Barbara’s post on Ideedituttounpo and she teaches us how to make an angel which goes on the top of the Christmas tree (Puntale per l’albero). N.14 corresponds to Nuvolosità Variabile and Sara has published a video tutorial to make a Christmas wreath with lots of paper stars (La mia ghirlanda fuoriporta fluo)!


(Photo by Barbara)

December 8th, 2013

Today is a festive day in Italy. And our advent bingo gave us n. 2, corresponding to a lovely Christmas post on Penso, invento, creo. Ilenia teaches us ho to decorate your fridge with a lovely Santa Claus!!! Here is the full post: Babbo Natale: Frigorifero con carta e cartone.


(Photo by Penso, invento, creo)

December 9th, 2013

Two more numbers today: n.8 and n.14. The former corresponds to Lilly Piccolina where you can read a delightful reminiscing post about the blogger’s memories of bygone  Christmas days (I miei racconti di vecchi Natali). N. 14 corresponds to Nuvolosità Variabile, with more video tutorials (Vorrei diventare una renna).

December 10th, 2013

Today’s number is n. 5, corresponding to an interesting post on Idee di tutto un po’, where Monica teaches us how to make home-made Christmas-themed soap bars (Sapone hand made: un bel regalino di Natale).

sapone hand made

(Photo by Monica of Idee di tutto un po’)

December 11th, 2013

Today’s number is n.4, corresponding to La Bussola e il Diario: a great post for those who love baking focusing on decorating with cookies! Here is the full post: Decori di Natale con i biscotti.


(Photo by La Bussola e il Diario)

December 12th, 2013

Today two new numbers were drawn: n.1 and n.16! The former corresponds to Trippando, and Silvia shares with us her beautifully-smelling Christmas tree (Un albero di Natale naturale). The latter corresponds to 4 piedi e 8,5 pollici, where Laura gives us a lovely post on “corbezzolo” (the red berries of strawberry tree) jam: Confettura di Corbezzolo.


(Photos from Trippando and 4 piedi e 8,5 pollici)

December 13th, 2013

Today’s number is 14, corresponding to Nuvolosità Variabile, with a video tutorial on Christmas cards: Marry Xmas.

December 14th, 2013

Three numbers today! The first number was n.19 corresponding to Trippando, where Sara tells us about the nativity scenes in the Garfagnana area, north of Lucca (Ricordi di infanzia: a spasso tra presepi (viventi e non) della Lucchesia e della Garfagnana). The second number was n.30, corresponding to Mammasprint, where we learn how to make a nativity scene in a bottle (Presepe nel barattolo). The third number was n.15, corresponding to Il Giardino Segreto, where we learn how to make a teddy bear (Orsetto Olmo)!

tombola dell'avvento 14

(Photos from Trippando, Mammasprint and Il Giardino Segreto)

December 15th, 2013

Two more numbers! The first number was n. 24 with La Tombola e il Diario, where we learn how to make a neat Christmas decoration with cookies (Lavoretto facile di Natale con Esteritha). The second number was n.29 corresponding to Io con mio figlio.


(Photo by La Bussola e il Diario)

December 16th, 2013

The two numbers drawn today are n.23 and n.27. N.23 corresponds to Accidentaccio, where we find a lovely post about a toy kitchen (Idea regalo: la cucina giocattolo). N.27 corresponds to MammaMoglieDonna featuring a lovely Christmas book (La stella di Natale – storia del quarto Re Magio).


(Photos by Accidentaccio and MammaMoglieDonna)

December 17th, 2013

Today, n.12 was drawn, corresponding to Forchettina Giramondo, where we are given a few great tips for really neat home-made Christmas gifts (Regali golosi: qualche idea per dei regali di Natale fatti a mano)! The second number drawn was n.28 corresponding to Riciclattoli, and we learn how to wrap gifts in a very creative way (Impacchettare è un gioco da bambini)!

tombola dell'avvento

(Photos by Jul’s Kitchen and Riciclattoli)

December 18th, 2013

Today the number associated with my blog was finally drawn, n.9. I have written about the tastes of the holiday season on our Tuscan-British-Canadian table!

The second number is n.14 corresponding to a video tutorial on Christmas wrapping on Nuvolosità Variabile (Xmas Wrapping).

christmas cake

December 19th, 2013

Today two more numbers: n.8 and n.28. The former corresponds to Lilly piccolina, where we learn how to make a Christmas wreath with balls of wool (La corona Natalizia in viola, verde acqua e gomitolini di lana). The latter corresponds to Riciclattoli, where we learn how to make more DIY Christmas decorations (Decorazioni natalizie fai da te: il centrotavola con una pigna).


(Photos by Lilly Piccolina and Riciclattoli)

December 20th, 2013

Today’s numbers are n.9, that is, my blog; n. 18, a guest post on Trippando and n. 27, Mamma, moglie e donna. My post is all about visiting Pisa during the Christmas holidays, with or without children (Christmas in Pisa with kids (or not)!). Ernesto’s post on Trippando is about Christmas in Giano dell’Umbria (Natale a Giano dell’Umbria). Finally, Federica recommends a series of books to give children as a Christmas gift (Libri in festa).

Santa's Village in Pisa

December 21st, 2013

Only one new number today are n.21 corresponding to Penso, invento, creo. We learn how to help our kids make DIY Christmas cards (Biglietto di Auguri).


(Photo by Penso, invento, creo)

December 22nd, 2013

Today two more posts! N.17 corresponds to Mammarum, where we learn how to make an edible centerpiece for your Christmas table (Centrotavola di Natale… di biscotto). N.6 corresponds to Vivere a piedi nudi and Laura gives us some more food for thought for the decoration of the Christmas table (Holidays table setting – semplice DIY per la tavola delle feste).


(Photos by Mammarum and Vivere a piedi nudi)

December 23rd, 2013

Today two more numbers and two of the posts I loved the most! The first one is n.12 corresponding to Forchettina Giramondo, where we learn how to make cake pops with panettone (CakePops al panettone). The second one is n.1, a lovely post on Trippando featuring the memories of “Grandma Trippando” of her childhood Christmases. Just lovely (Il Natale di una bambina degli anni ’50)!


(Photos by Forchettina Giramondo and Trippando)

December 24th, 2013

Last but not least, today two last posts to celebrate the advent! N. 14 corresponding to Nuvolosità Variabile with a video tutorial for a Christmassy outfit for a child (Vestiamoci a festa dai…), and n.22 corresponding to La Bussola e il Diario, where we dream of a Merry Christmas in Dublin thanks to Eleonora’s recount of her first Christmas in the capital of Ireland (Il mio primo Natale a Dublino).


(Photo by La Bussola e il Diario)


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