Twinnies Make a Gingerbread House… ~ By Gabby Angel


It’s not easy, let me tell you that! I was remembering last year when Autumn and I made one. It was lots of fun, kind of confusing…And we even had a kit! How embarassing is that to admit? We are both fairly handy and somewhat crafty, but for some reason it was kind of tougher going than we’d expected. Not as easy as Mom made them look, that’s for sure.

Wonder if was the twinnie combination…Did we laugh too much and not get serious? Probably, we made it more difficult than need be. It was so much laughing, making a mess all over my kitchen table, somewhat on ourselves even! Of course we also debated a lot. ;). The good news, it turned out very nicely after all was said and done. It was so much improvising and changing things on our part, but a fun project for a few hours.

I know, I don’t think it takes people that long…Our youngest sister got one put together so quickly. That was a couple years ago, she made it sound so easy and she had the two little nephews helping her! What prompted this memory? Well, I was looking at this year’s latest gingerbread houses. Some looked easy, some weren’t even made out of gingerbread either…How weird, isn’t that the whole point of a gingerbread house? 😉

Anyway, Autumn and I were talking about my findings and if we were brave enough to try one this year. Sadly no, we decided against it. We twinnies know we just couldn’t stay focused.Both Autumn and I have the need to create…But this year neither of us has that much time to spare.

I was again pondering and wondering…How many of you ever made your own gingerbread house? Did you find it easy, or did you have a hard time of it? Did you use a kit or make it yourself? Oh my goodness, I do ask far too many questions don’t I? That’s what I’m here for it seems, I am curious that’s all…So is Autumn. Again, if any kind readers have a gingerbread house story to share, please do! Maybe somebody had suggestions to make it quicker and easier, that would be quite welcome to hear also. 🙂 🙂

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Waiting for Christmas ~By Autumn Sunshine


Lots of snow

and mistletoe

cookies in a pretty row

We’re all cozy and snug inside

and it’s warm beside

the fireplace

not a trace

of coldness there

we have not one care

just waiting for the big day

let’s stay this way

for the rest of the time

before long  Santa will shine

and the reindeer will prance

and dance

as they hope for a chance

of a carrot or two

maybe even a few

Their magic flight on the special night

is only days away and what a sight

So here we are and we wish upon the shooting star

that all will be safe and sound

lots of magic around

For at our home will be found

Special treats for Santa and the reindeer

we leave plenty of cheer

for they are all so dear

My darling man and me

are happy as can be …