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!!!



  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!!!

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

  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!


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