Creating a Gingerbread House

posted on 13th of december, 2012

As a kid, I was always fascinated with gingerbread houses. There is something so magical about creating an imaginary home from cookies and sweets. I have to admit that my mother and I were too intimidated to try one for ourselves, but every year we would marvel in awe at those created by others.

I finally got the nerve to create a sweet abode as part of a photography challenge this summer (Hansel and Gretel needed a home to eat in their Fairy Tale Tabloids Episode). I was surprised at how straightforward and simple the steps were. I built and decorated my own magical house in relatively short order.

As the holidays are on us again, I wanted to share some tips...

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Posted by Marquardt21 on January 03, 2013
What a great article. Thanks for taking the time to post it. I will have to give this a try next year for Christmas.
Posted by Bobbrooky on December 21, 2012
Beautiful subject Karen, you took me back too.
Posted by Karenfoleyphotography on December 21, 2012
Thanks everyone for the kind comments. Have a wonderful holiday! K-

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posted on 31st of december, 2012

Today is the first day of the rest of …..

What does a New Year mean to you?

Is it a time of Reflection

or Projection?

Is it all about changing bad behaviors from previous years?

Or is it a time for overcoming the obstacles in life that prevent you from achieving your goals?

I prefer to think of every New Year as a new opportunity.

A fresh canvas for my life’s mural

A blank page in my life’s story

The local custom where I live is to eat pork on New Year’s Day as an homage to the pig who eats rooting forward

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Posted by Alvera on January 04, 2013
A new year means nothing to a king like me. I am so rich and powerful that I can change the Earth's orbit on my will to make new year every day. We are in 2013 or in 2113? No problem, rejection reasons are the same :-) Happy new many years to you!
Posted by Peanutroaster on January 01, 2013
Nice blog and great personal challenge!
Posted by Miele on January 01, 2013
That's right. Good sharing

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