Marshalls has specials on Gingerbread stuff!!

Just by the local Marshalls store today and was excited to find all kinds of great Gingerbread items back in the specials area. There was kids aprons, Gingerbread Houses, cookie cutters, napkins and more and more! Since we love Gingerbread, we will find a need to use most of the finds (over half off special pricing on most items) throughout the year. Many will find their way into storage for next year though. Since everything is on sale, finds will vary depending on your particular store’s inventory… so, don’t wait around things are going to be all gone soon!!

The above ‘retro’ picture was taken with the Hipstamatic app on my iPhone 4.

 

Felt Gingerbread House Plans… no oven needed for house building fun

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.

 

Folks are creative with their Gingerbread House Design

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!

 

Whimsical Gingerbread Man Holiday Plate

Add a bit of whimsy to your holidays with this colorful and cheerful Gingerbread Boy platter. Platter is hand painted and ready to be part of this season’s holiday extravaganzas!  Visit here for details.

Gingerbread flavored coffee finally back in stock! Enjoying while building.

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.

 

Gingerbread House Holiday Teapot

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.

Etsy, the first place to look for Fun Gingerbread items!

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!

 

Gingerbread Cookware at Williams-Sonoma

Everyone was out shopping the “Black Friday” sales and yes, we were too. We ended up at the Williams-Sonoma store and they had the cutest selections of Gingerbread items from cookware, to spatulas, ornaments, to lots of bakeware. These Gingerbread goodies won’t last long so hurray and get yours now while they are in stock.

Gingerbread Dog House for Your Dog

‘Tis the season to start making Gingerbread Houses and if you really want to try making something “different” then try making a gingerbread dog house in honor of your beloved dog!  I suppose if you search the internet you will find “dog freindly” ingredients to use if the gingerbread house you are making is for a dog to eat but, the ones we are showing you are intended for human consumption only. We actually found an article by the HoustonPress writing of an Annual Christmas Tail Gingerbread Dog House Competition and provided here are photos. Visit Annual Christmas Tail Gingerbread Dog House Competition for more.