The gingerbread village that is laying all over my kitchen table got me to thinking that there must be other over-achievers out there. Please tell me I'm not the only one :) And sure enough, a few clicks through google images and there you have it...
It’s that time of year when we use food as decoration and no one yells at us when we leave it all over the house. That’s not dried spaghetti and tomato sauce on my floor, it’s tomorrow's garland.
This year we made a gingerbread house and it’s spectacular. We live in Trout Towers, so of course there are flying buttresses, a bell tower, a ballustrade, a campanile, a rotunda and several turrets, just like our house. With all that architectural glory, we had a lot of decorating to do.
Here is our Top Ten List of things to put on your Gingerbread House:
1. All the leftover candy from Halloween. It’s just like Sculpey, but less delicious.
2. Fiber-optic lights, because you can.
3. A quarterboard. Gingerbread Houses, like all homes, should be named. Pick something holiday-related, like “Hortensia’s House of Ho-Ho-Hos.”
4. An alarm system. Your house may be next door to a gingerbread crack house.
5. A gingerbread man, skewered with a stake to the roof as a warning to the others.
6. Leed certified insulation and a composting toilet.
8. A storm cellar, especially if your gingerbread house is in Kansas. When a tornado picks up your house and drops it in a big giant’s teacup instead of smashing a witch’s sister, you better hope your ruby slippers have some serious traction.
9. Arsenic. I asked you several times to stop leaving your underwear on the floor.
i'm susie, the mommy of this 6 pack...i've been married for 26 years to my sweet, loving hubby dean...my four beautiful girlies are kensie, 19, molly, 15, sadie, 10, and annsley, 9...i love life, specifically scrapbooking, gardening, teaching kindergarten, reading, and bible study...philippians 4:6-7