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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Lots Going On...

My hubby asked me if I was on a blogging hiatus because it had been awhile since I posted anything. It was not intentional, it's just a busy time of year and we have lots going on.  (and I still need to respond to emails, so sorry if you are waiting to hear from me).

Ok, so this is a little bit of what I have been up to...

I wanted to add something to our outdoor Christmas decor, but I wasn't sure what. So I did some searching online and then pinned a couple of things.  A couple of weekends in the garage and we ended up with a beautiful wood Nativity display.  Next year we will add an angel, camel, and some other animals.
 And for the first time, I added colored lights too.  This weekend we are going to hang a lighted star in the upstairs laundryroom window and it will complete things for this year.
 Here is the porch. I still need to go cut some fresh greens to add a nice smell.
 This Saturday I am throwing a gingerbread house making party for some of my neighbors(it's a mommy only thing, no kiddos).  So I needed to make a prototype before the party.  I made the house template myself, baked it up, put it together, and royal icinged it.  I didn't have any candy in the house, so it is just icing, but I will have lots of candy for the party. My first time using royal icing and I love it!! It hardens so nicely and is easy to use.



 And this picture doesn't look like much, but there is a lot of working sitting there. The December bulletin boards for the school need to go up on Friday so I had to get them made this week.  It's a gingerbread house theme, as if you couldn't tell.
 Little miss Zoe loves to sleep under the tree. Surprisingly, she leaves the ornaments alone :)
I just finished baking the 6 gingerbread houses for Saturday, tomorrow I will assemble them and then they will be good to go for the party.  I am officially sick of baking gingerbread!!

I'll post about the party on Sunday and show you all the wonderful creations!!

Less than two weeks till we see Cameron again!!!

Tiff

4 comments:

  1. Wow, I'm in awe!!!! I've always wanted to make my own gingerbread house but haven't gotten brave enough!! I bet the house smelled heavenly!!!

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  2. Your Gingerbread houses turned out just amazing! Sounds like such a fun get together.Warm Blessings!~Amy

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  3. That gingerbread house is just amazing!! What talent!! I am picturing what I might come up with if I ever tried to do something like that.... it ain't pretty!
    Enjoy your get together!
    Penny

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