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sanity-saving graham cracker houses for Christmas

I like making gingerbread houses as much as the next person… but it’s just. So. Much. Work. Especially the assembly part. And sawing down imperfections. And the balancing act. It’s harder than making a house of cards. On a boat. In rough water. So I cheated. I made 2D graham cracker houses with the illusion […]



Wednesday Links: fun food and craft finds and Zoo Lights

It’s that time of year where we hike up the hill at the┬áNational zoo in the dark with whining children complaining about cold toes: Zoo lights! And it’s much more fabulous than I just described it. Your first thought at entering the zoo and witnessing the colorful lights line the main walk way is, “This […]



how to make snowmen cookie sticks AND a snowman box game

Why do I so love cookies in stick form? Because you don’t need any special cutters, they are an interesting shape for a cookie and they are easy to hold, thus eat. So first I made monsters, then turkeys, then Rudolph and now… snowmen! Snowmen were begging to be made as sticks. I made these […]



Christmas from the archives: North Pole cupcakes

Let’s have a little flashback, shall we? A few of my favorite things kinda deal? I almost forgot I made these once, until rifling through my seasonal stuff. To make North Pole cupcakes, click HERE.   Feel free to share (nicely)! While my blog’s photographs and text are protected by copyright, I do allow (and […]



Rudolph and the gang, as seen on marshmallows

Oh Rudy. I’ll forever love you. You are Christmas to me. That and Jesus being born. Also, Charlie Brown and what Linus said. But Rudolph has a special place in my two-sizes-too-big Christmas heart. He evokes for me that almost-indescribable Danish concept of “hygge.” We’ve already watched the 1964 classic, Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, once. […]