~Gingerbread Houses~

The elves have been busy at our house. 

This weekend my kids and I made our traditional gingerbread houses. They really look forward to this time, it is our official kick-off to the holiday season. After we go and pick out the perfect tree. I think the kids like decorating their houses because they are given the freedom to eat tons of candy! 
Can you guess which one is my son's? He doesn't follow the status quo but definitely marches to the beat of his own drum!

 The tried and true recipe is from Martha, you can get it here.

We even made stained glass windows with crushed Lifesavers!

(Now the challenge is to keep the dog away from these!)

These houses are going to join the Linky Party at
DIY Day at a A Soft Place to Land
edited Dec 16th: off to Transformation Thursday at the Shabby Chic Cottage
edited December 21: Make it for Monday at Cottage Instincts


  1. Very fun! I was thinking of attempting this with my 4 year old this year! Thanks for sharing the recipe link. Don't know if ours will turn out as cute as yours, but I'm sure it'll be yummy!!

  2. WOW! They look great! Kudos to you. We do the Target Gingerbread House every year and it doesn't turn out nearly as cute as yours!
    Great job!


  3. Wow! Those are great! that's one thing I never did with my children...can anyone say regret.
    Keep up the good work.

  4. Those are gorgeous! What fun...not sure I'd have the patience to put them together AND not scarf the vittles, but wow!

    Thanks for linking to Mi4M :)


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