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« on: January 01, 2014 05:10:35 PM »

So there's a bit of a back story before I get to my 2013 house.  My family and I have been making homemade gingerbread houses almost every year since 1984 (when I was 1)- so far, we've done over 25 different houses- and in recent years, they've gotten more complicated with my mom designing and drafting houses, my dad building special cutters so that my mom could cut out intricate designs for windows, to wiring the houses for lighting, and so much more.
(Here's all of our old houses : http://handmadeisbetterblog.com/2013/12/03/gingerbread-house/ )

This past summer, I got married and had to move cross country (my hubby is in the Air Force- we're stationed in WA and my family is back home in NJ).  I couldn't *not* make a gingerbread house this year so my mom mailed me her recipe and one of our old patterns and coached me through the art of gingerbread house making.
One of our traditions is to make two houses- one for ourselves and either donate the second one or invite another family over to decorate the second one, so I did just that as well-- we invited over some friends of ours to make the second house.

This year I went with a teal and red theme (do you know how hard it is to find teal colored candy at Christmas? lol).  I may have gone a bit overboard with the decorating, but isn't that half the fun of it?
So for my "first" house, I'm pretty proud of how it turned out!
Without further adu- my 2013 gingerbread house!



The other side

Close up of the roof

Close up of the front

Close up of the side

My husband is a pilot so of course there's a runway on the side of the house Wink

Here's both houses- my friends on the left and mine on the right!

Thank you for checking out my entry! I hope you loved it!

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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2014 06:32:30 PM »

Wow! I love the colors you chose. Great job.

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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2014 07:14:37 PM »

So darling! I really like the candles in the windows!
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2014 09:35:11 PM »

What a wonderful tradition. Your family sounds wonderful...even if miles away. Glad you and Mom could get together with things to share ideas. I rocked you. Sounds like your holidays were grand.


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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2014 11:34:26 PM »

Realy nicely done..
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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2014 05:50:08 AM »

such  a wonderful little house!!

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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2014 10:17:21 PM »

This is gingerbread awesomeness!  Love the colours and the runway  Cheesy Cheesy

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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2014 08:45:09 PM »

This is darling!!! I love it!  Wink

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