gingerbread house competition.

December 16, 2014

the first night of our #12daysofLLinaBC countdown, kicked off with a gingerbread house competition. it’s annual + friendly[ish]. and always against the husband. in five years of this little holiday tradition, I’ve won once. seriously. he’s a tough opponent.

we get gingerbread house kits and all the red + green candy our local store carries. and we get serious. but truly, it’s so much fun and messy.

gingerbread house c/o

gingerbread house c/o

gingerbread house c/o

I’ll be sharing our finished gingerbread houses very soon.

yesterday, our #12dayofLLinaBC plan was to go on a holiday lights drive. in des moines, they deck out an entire park with christmas light displays and you drive through in awe. all proceeds go to make-a-wish iowa. well, of course, there was a torrential downpour all day long. which is insanely unheard of for middle of december in iowa. so it was cancelled for the evening. we will get there this week. have you had a chance to take in the lights in your neighborhood?

tonight ..

make a big pot of chili.

happy tuesday!

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  • Jess Zimlich December 16, 2014 at 10:06 am

    It rained here in Kansas City, too! So weird. But I’m pretty sure the winter weather is here to stay after waking up to freezing temps this morning. We drove around Brookside this weekend to see the lights! Have fun this week 🙂

    • LLinaBC December 22, 2014 at 6:30 pm

      jess – what is with all of the rain? it’s raining in des moines again today. maybe mother nature is saving up the snow for christmas day?

  • Carly @ Musings of a Wanderer December 17, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    What a fun idea! Can’t wait to see the finished house! 🙂

  • LLinaBC December 22, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    carly – I posted the finished gingerbread houses today! you should pick your fave .. 🙂