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19
Dec

Gingerbread Houses and Holiday Hub-Bub

   Posted by: admin    in Christmas

It’s been a while since I posted but with the holidays approaching there has been so much to do.  We attended Brandon’s holiday party for work.  This year it was held at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens.  What a beautiful site for a party.  It was beautifully decorated with lighted live Christmas trees, window displays and gingerbread houses.  Each year they hold a gingerbread competition and  I have always wanted to go and see them but never have.  I am so glad I got to see them this year.  They are amazing!  I took my camera and it seems that the gingerbread houses are pretty much all I took pictures of.

CBG Gingerbread House

CBG Gingerbread House

CBG Gingerbread House

CBG Gingerbread House

CBG Gingerbread House

CBG Gingerbread House

CBG Gingerbread House

CBG Gingerbread House

Last weekend the son and I made our second ever gingerbread house.  I found the saltbox house pattern online at Bob Villa’s site and used Martha Stewart’s gingerbread recipe.  The only problem we had was we destroyed my mixer.  It wasn’t a very good mixer anyway.  We were finishing mixing the gingerbread and the mixer started smelling,  then made some grinding noises, then started smoking, then no more mixer.   So here is our Gingerbread House….

Our Gingerbread House

Our Gingerbread House

Our Gingerbread House

Our Gingerbread House

I have been busy painting Christmas gifts, tags and a floor cloth for my kitchen.  I am trying to get most everything done before the end of this week so I can get to baking cookies.   The son was off from school  today due to an ice storm so he started his Christmas vacation early (17 days off, argh!!) and Brandon will be on vacation next week.

Brandon has been busy working on a commission nutcracker.  He has been busy with designing the piece and now will be hard at work carving.  I’m very excited to see it completed it will be very unique to what has been done before.  More to come with that as it progresses….

I will post soon with pictures of our decorations and things we’re working on…

Happy Holidays!!

Melissa

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