Archive for December, 2011
Santa will be thrilled to have his cookies served on this hand painted whimsical Gingerbread boy and girl platter. Raised details and a sweet Gingerbread boy and Gingerbread girl dressed in their holiday best await Santa. Platter is hand painted and ready to be part of this season’s holiday extravaganzas! Please visit here for details.
Looking around for new Gingerbread House plans, we came across a few that needed no cooking. Gingerbread Houses made from felt. The plans are delivered via email as a PDF so they are in your hands right away and only 6 dollar US (pricing we saw on 12/19/2011). Of course, you need to have the felt. The nice thing about felt Gingerbread Houses though is they are quick to make, no cooking is required and felt lasts forever… though, it doesn’t taste as good as their Gingerbread cookie versions.
We mentioned there is a lot of fun stuff for the Gingerbread Fan over on Etsy. When we came across this one, we just had to share. It reminds us that there is a lot of fun to be had in putting together a Gingerbread House. It isn’t just four walls, a roof and some icing. You can add things that personalize it to your family or to theme that everyone knows. In this case, the creation is around the love of Hello Kitty. You can have a Gingerbread person to represent each person in the family. Or maybe let everyone make their face in a window using a icing tube to draw with. Different colors of icing not he walls of the house can take a brown house to a colorful one that resembles a building everyone had a good time at over the last vacation. There is fun in making a Gingerbread House that is like the ones over the years and there is fun in customizing the look to something unique to your family. Most important, it’s family fun!
It’s coming down to the wire here folks!
Shopping around for the last minute gifts online means keeping an eye on the last possible order dates on sites to make sure the item will be delivered in time for the holiday. Make sure you know before you pay when the item is expected to ship and possibly when it will be delivered! We have been taken in with the ‘pay extra for second day air’ so we are sure to get the item in time, only to find out the provider doesn’t ship for another week.
A fun item for the Gingerbread Man fan on your Christmas list is the simple but dashing baseball cap. It’s a low model so it sit firmly on your head, available in three colors too. We have ours on when we head out shopping at the mall because we missed the deal online. Have fun!
Walking through Costco this weekend, we saw they still had a few Gingerbread House kits in stock… we posted pics of those before. But, a new addition, where these giant Gingerbread Men. Sorry for the quick snap being a bit blurry, it’s frantic there with so many people and everyone grabbing anything that doesn’t move. These guys aren’t found on the Costco Web site so they may also be limited to which stores they are in. Question, does each kid and parent get their own to work on all day or do we do one per family and have everyone take a part? Either way, they will be a lot of fun at this weekend’s get together.
This cutie is a MUST for your holiday decorating. Gingerbread boy would look great as part of your holiday décor and just think how perfect he would be at your holiday party!! You don’t find these inflatable Jumbo size Gingerbread decorations everyday so please hurry and visit here to get yours.
When we build our Gingerbread Houses, most of us like to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate. A few members of our family like coffee instead, which is extra special this time of the year. For the holidays, Green Mountain ships their Gingerbread flavored coffee K-Cups. Yum!
We ordered ours early this year, over a month ago, and they finally showed up last week. Since they are showing available on all of our favorite K-Cup suppliers online, we assume all the back-orders have been filled.
One of the better prices we found was from Amazon, who shows three different suppliers.
Gingerbread flavored cream, which we have been adding to our coffee over the last month, is much sweeter than flavored coffee beans. The flavored beans add the taste that you can then sweeten as you like.
This is the PERFECT addition to your holiday setting. A colorfully sweet Gingerbread House teapot. This one is sure to brighten your kitchen and bring the nostalgia of the holidays to your home. Teapot has gum drop details, candy cane accents and says “Sugar Shack” above the front door. Teapot is hand painted with raised details. This is a must-have for the holidays!! Please visit here for details.
We don’t have much in our Etsy store right now for our Gingerbread Fans… every time we start making fun things we end up sending as gifts. But, that doesn’t mean that there is many other fun items to be found on Etsy for the Gingerbread Fans amongst us. Here is a link to a search on the Etsy site, which results in over 12,000 items!! There are home made food items, fun hats, ornaments, houses, crafts, earrings, cups, towels, you name it!! We can spend days there… well, we do spend days there… so many creative people that enjoy Gingerbread!