Thursday, December 22, 2011

Our Candy Cottage...

One of our family traditions (since before having children) is to build a gingerbread house every Christmas. It used to be just the two of us, but now that we have Amelia, it's even more fun.

My friend, Erin, told us about The Candy Cottage and as soon as I read about it, I knew this would take the place of our gingerbread house. Reasons why...

-It snaps together within seconds.
-It's re-usable.
-It can be thrown in the dishwasher when you're tired of looking at your creation.
-It's not just for Christmas...we can make a candy cottage for every holiday or occasion!

Alex (being the one that had to put the gingerbread house together every year) thought this was a genius idea.

Here are my partners - putting the cottage together and testing the icing.

I think Amelia consumed more icing than we put on the cottage. She went to bed with a belly full. We'll probably pay for that tomorrow. :)

We had icing all over us!

But boy did we have a good time!!

Love to all,


Ashley E. said...

I have GOT to get this. Our gingerbread house was a total disaster. This is so cute!!!

Emily said...

What a great idea! I'm definitely trying this with my 2 year old son next Christmas. Thanks for sharing!

The Parkers said...

Oh this is adorable! I love y'alls house!! I also love Amelia eating all the icing, reminds me of someone I know! Love that y'all had so much fun too, its a genius idea! Merry Christmas!

Immeasurably More Mama said...

We make gingerbread houses every year, too. This is a fantastic idea! This Christmas we decorated a gingerbread train and the boys LOVED it.

Faith said...

What a fun tradition! I can tell you guys had fun working on it!

Linda Lou Rogers Averitt said...

I love it, need to get this:)