As a pregnant person, I never know what will tickle my fancy. Now I want to eat your shutters. Thank goodness have a husband who won’t cater to my whims, ’cause I already wanted to go out to the store for lemonade, and this would be my 2nd trip for sugar wafers.
I think my favorite are the seemingly random strips of red licorice hanging off the front and sides. If your kids are like mine, what seems random to us is part of an elaborate story that was developing at the time of the decorating that had the gingerbread inhabitants escaping from captivity - - but they needed the help of the gummy turtles . . .
Heh, even though I’d followed your old instructions and had a template and everything, one wall wouldn’t fit at all (so I had the lean-to thing going too), and the roof was totally askew. And with a 4-year-old, I just followed the slather-everything-with-icing-and-random-candy method. It was hideous looking, but she loved it, and I guess that’s what matters!
I am mesmerized- I would never,never have even thoght of making a gingerbread house since the cookies aren’t that great and i thought you needed some kit- but looking at this I can clearly see the joy that went on and I want to do this with my gorgeous 3yr old
It made me think of a recent quote from our priest about the holiday season” to have perspective when things happen that are just not as you planned like when the gingerbread house looks like an outhouse.”