Tuesday, December 11, 2007


This year's gingerbread house!
This is one of the fun things I love about a blog. Before the blog I could only show fun things like this to poor innocent passers-by. And now I can show you all! Last night was the annual gingerbread house decorating night. I have to say here that I bless the person that came up with the gingerbread house kit every year. I love this activity but if I actually had to bake and cut out all the pieces let's face it there is no way it would be happening this time of year. But if all I have to do is buy the kit, fix a little frosting and scrounge the remaining Halloween candy, then we have a great family night. I bought this one at Trader Joe's, which by the way is as good as I had heard. It even came with the cute little marzipan people although we were a bit disturbed, wondering where the father was but the kids decided he was inside paying bills! I have seen these kits everywhere now, the craft store, Wal-mart and Target even. I do recommend them although I really miss that great gingerbread smell!

7 comments:

Paige said...

Oh so crafty! I saw these at TJ's today and contemplated it....

Alison Gibbs said...

Cute gingerbread house Michelle.
Alison

Natasha Burns said...

Hi Michelle!
For the first time this year I bought a gingerbread house kit, and a gingerbread train kit! I have never done it before, I hope it is easy?!! Do you use royal icing to join your pieces? Someone told me to use chocolate as it sets quickly then to cover the joins with icing..... love to know if you have an icing recipe? Your house is so darn cute!!!

Janice said...

That is darling. I need to buy one of those kits this year.

Circe said...

You are so fun! I want to be one of your kids! :)

Jenn said...

Michelle...it's ADORABLE! I bought a kit this year too...I had to just let all that homemade baking nonsense go!! I adore your trees too!! I bought some cones and I can't wait to make some with the boys this weekend:) xoxo..jenn

love.boxes said...

What?!? No DAD! That's just wrong.