I love to make a good gingerbread house during the holiday season. One year I built myself a teepee to live in and a dogsled powered by cinnamon bears for my transporation. And I had pigtails with furry boots (who said gingerbread women didn’t care about fashion). Another year I built myself a boat to sail away on. My gingbread houses are not the picture-perfect, polyeurethane sprayed, built to last variety. Mine make a mess, express a dream and then are eaten alive. I use cream cheese icing because it tastes good. I make and roll out my own dough so I can cut any shape I want. Ever seen a dog-sled gingerbread house in the little boxes at the store, ready to assemble? I didn’t think so.
Todd and I are going to spend Boxing Day with two friends this year. If you didn’t know, that’s the day after Christmas. Gingerbread house making is at the top of the agenda. I’m already planning my creation. I thought I’d better look around for some inspiration. I found a gingbread house that looks like a double wide trailor, a blogger who recreated Hogwarts and I found a cute little halloween gingerbread house, too.
I’m not sure what I’ll make. I’ve always wanted to live in a tiny home paired with a giant barn, so that’s in the running. Or I may paint Todd a candy-studded Picasso. Or perhaps a Welsh Terrier farm? We’ll see. I’d love to hear your suggestions
Happy holidays. I hope you spend it creatively.