Advent Blog Day 13 – Gingerbread House Making Day!

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Tonight my friend Kaley hosted a ‘Gingerbread is awesome’ party, complete with gingerbread cocktails and tiny take-home gingerbread houses for your tea-cup! I’ve been surrounded by lovely ladies, and mountains of lollies, icing and delightfully scented gingerbread all evening. Bliss!

tea-cup gingerbread houses
tea-cup gingerbread houses

And this is my 2012 gingerbread house:

my gingerbread house!
my gingerbread house!

I don’t know how many gingerbread houses I’ve made over the years. My friends Kirsty and Mel helped instil this rather excellent and tasty tradition in me many years ago.

There’s something very satisfying about building a small house and then covering it in intricate lolly designs, while covering oneself in icing sugar, and eating all the ‘mistakes’ along the way. What’s not to like?!

But making the house and enjoying it on display at Christmas time is only half the tradition. This is the other half:

 

inspiration and wisdom online – the girltalk blog

Girltalk: Conversations on Biblical womanhood and other fun stuff

I’ve started reading a book recommended by our Pastor’s wife, called “Shopping for Time.” It has impacted her life and the lives of other women at my church. I was pretty opposed to reading it at all, (mostly because I’d heard that the authors encourage you to join “The 5AM Club” which did not sound good, let alone helpful. The evidence of life change in my friends has spurred me on to open the pages with some trepidation.

So I’ll follow up with a proper book review once finished, but I checked out the authors’ blog, girltalk yesterday. There’s encouraging discussions, cute photos and some pearls of wisdom on there, so enjoy…

the girltalk blog