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DIY Advent calendars

Sam and Liz showed us three fun DIY Advent calendar ideas.

SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla. — If Advent calendars are a part of your holiday tradition, the sisters behind Pretty Life Girls blog have the perfect craft for you! Sam and Liz showed us three fun DIY Advent calendar ideas.

  1. Over-the-Door Shoe Organizer Advent: Print off our printable numbers from prettylifegirls.com, attach them to the shoe slots with a paperclip and fill each slot with treats.
  2. Clothespin Advent: Attach clothespins to a wooden board, add numbers by stenciling or with stickers, and attach cards with activities, ornaments or small gifts to each clothespin.
  3. Tree Advent: You can find unfinished tree Advent calendars with tiny drawers at your local craft store. Then, print off the Pretty Life Girl’s printable of daily activities for December, roll them up and put them in each drawer. (Activities include things like baking cookies, reading a Christmas book, going to look at lights, etc.) Let kids paint and decorate the exterior, or use patterned paper to make it your own!

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Java Ingram is a New Orleans native/Texan and is excited to call Florida home! Prior to joining the “Great Day Live” team, Java served as host of a lifestyle-entertainment show in Birmingham, Alabama. She also woke up dark and early, weekday mornings to help drivers make it to their destinations safely as a traffic anchor.

Java started her on-air broadcast career in the birthplace of Elvis Presley, Tupelo, Mississippi. In Tupelo, she served as morning news anchor, producer and reporter.

Javanté is an award-winning journalist, having been recognized by the Associated Press for Best Anchor, Best Reporter and Best Franchise Reporting, just to name a few.

When she's not working, Java is very passionate about giving back to the community, having served on the corporate boards for The Boys and Girls Club of North Mississippi, The Civic Ballet Company, The Doniphan Dance Project and the Leadership Council for the Boys and Girls Club of Central Alabama. She has volunteered also with a number of civic organizations.
About Kendall: 
Kendall Kirkham joined “Great Day Live” in November 2017 from Memphis, Tennessee, where she served as morning co-anchor for WMC Action News 5. Prior to her stint in Memphis, Kendall served as co-host of "Tulsa Live" at KOKI in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Kendall also worked at KETK in Tyler, Texas, The Dallas Morning News and started her career as an intern for “The Ellen Show” and E! Entertainment.
Kendall has interviewed countless celebrities and notable figures, from Bob Woodward to Arsenio Hall, John Travolta and Paula Deen. She’s hit 9 Gs with the U.S. Airforce Thunderbirds, raised money for various charities in three local “Dancing with the Stars” competitions, and even played a gangster on stage for a traveling Broadway show. Kendall is most proud of her work with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. She continues to support the hospital in various capacities today.
Kendall is a proud Texas native. She grew up in the Fort Worth area and graduated from Texas Christian University with a degree in Radio/TV/Film.
Kendall is thrilled to join the “Great Day Live” team and is having a ball highlighting this thriving community. She hopes to bring a smile to viewers at home every single day. In her spare time, Kendall enjoys exploring the countless sights, sounds and eats of Tampa Bay with her husband Jason and son Knox.