We Have a Winner and a Gingerbread House

by jerseygirl on December 8, 2008 · 32 comments

Sorry about the late post today. I had meant for this to go up early in the morning but I had a sick seven year old and that demanded some attention. So to announce the winners of the Home For the Holidays Pillsbury baskets……………………………….

number 42 Marigold (boldnessbe)
number 16 Susan (msumommie)

Timestamp: 2008-12-08 01:46:00 UTC

Congratulations ladies! Please email me your address and the baskets will be sent out. Thanks to Pillsbury and Myblogspark for making this happen. If you didn’t win, don’t cry. I will have another giveaway later this week.

I also wanted to show you the picture of our gingerbread house we worked on yesterday. This is an accomplishment for me! I am by no means crafty or artsy, so putting this together is a big task. My daughter did a lot of the work and she is the creative one. As you can see, we used a Wilton kit. I would recommend this to any craft challenged person like myself. If I had to attempt making my own house without a kit, there would be trouble.

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Dee December 8, 2008 at 8:32 pm

YAY!!!!!!!!!! Thank you! And the gingerbread house looks wonderful!

That Girl December 8, 2008 at 8:53 pm

We definitely need to get on our gingerbread house making!

culinarycory.com December 8, 2008 at 9:27 pm

Congrats to the winners! Cute gingerbread house.

Barbara Bakes December 8, 2008 at 9:44 pm

Thanks for the fun contest. That’s a cute gingerbread house!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen December 8, 2008 at 10:03 pm

How fun!

I remember when I was a little girl we did this once at my parent’s house with both sets of grandparents and great aunts and uncles and cousins. It was so much fun!

Bunny December 8, 2008 at 10:42 pm

You did a great job with the gingerbread house, much much better than I would have done!

Candy December 8, 2008 at 11:09 pm

Looks great! Hope your baby feels better…

Maris December 9, 2008 at 12:15 am

My brother and I are both in our twenties and we make gingerbread houses every year! I’m sure it is a tradition we’ll share with our own kids someday.

Amber December 9, 2008 at 1:15 am

Quiche, enchiladas, cheese steak, give aways, cute kids…you have been a busy girl. Since I am back on dial up I have a heck of a time loading your blog to the post part most of the time. Anyways everything sounds and looks great. I am still impressed with the healthy part, I just always add butter.

Allie December 9, 2008 at 10:21 am

knock on wood I have avoided getting sick so far this year. The house looks so cute! I’ve never made one so it’s on my list to try this year if I have time.

Jennifer Ludgin December 9, 2008 at 10:37 am

So cute!!! Your kids are adorable 🙂 Love gingerbread houses!


Maria December 9, 2008 at 10:47 am

Yahoo for the winners and cute gingerbread house!!

Katherine Aucoin December 9, 2008 at 11:16 am

Congrats to the Pillsbury winners and I think the gingerbrewad house came out fantastic!

Mary December 9, 2008 at 11:21 am

Can’t have Christmas without a gingerbread house if there are children in the home. Yours looks spectacular.

Cathy December 9, 2008 at 11:37 am

Congrats to the winners! Your gingerbread house is adorable (and so are your kiddies!)

kat December 9, 2008 at 1:57 pm

Looks like you had some good helpers with that house!

Aggie December 9, 2008 at 4:18 pm

Yay for the winners!

I’m with you on the artsy stuff…I’m so challenged!! I may pick up that kit for the kids, I’ve seen it around. They would love it!

Lori December 9, 2008 at 4:30 pm

I didn’t know you could buy it with pre-baked pieces like that. How great!

Cate December 9, 2008 at 4:33 pm

What a gorgeous gingerbread house … definitely one of those things I’ve yet to attempt but I’m sure my six-year-old would love to do one.

Proud Italian Cook December 9, 2008 at 5:08 pm

I make a gingerbread house every year with my Granddaughter, from a kit I get at Costco. It’s our little tradition. Yours looks great!

DD December 9, 2008 at 8:30 pm

I love making gingerbread houses. Almost more than the kids.

Darius T. Williams December 9, 2008 at 8:48 pm

Ohhh – I wanna make a gingerbread house – I’ve never made one before.


Veronica December 9, 2008 at 10:47 pm

I just bought a gingerbread kit for my daughter and I to make-I can’t wait…yours looks lovely!

Erica December 9, 2008 at 11:03 pm

Congrats to the winners! How exciting! Your gingerbread house looks awesome! I am artistically special as well. I think you did a great job. My room probably would have caved in 😉

Tanya December 10, 2008 at 8:03 am

What a cute house (and kiddos too!) We’re doing ours next week. So fun!

Pam December 10, 2008 at 12:55 pm

We just finished a gingerbread house too…what a messy project but so much fun. My kids ate more candy than they put on the house. You guys did a great job – it looks so cute.

Congrats to the winners!

Barbara Bakes December 10, 2008 at 1:59 pm

Lisa – I left you an award on my blog.

The Blonde Duck December 10, 2008 at 2:48 pm

I really want to make a gingerbread house now! Congrats to the winners!

Paula December 10, 2008 at 9:26 pm

Hope your young one is feeling better. My kids have been asking to make a gingerbread house. I’ll have to show them your daughter’s handiwork! FUN!

Meg December 10, 2008 at 10:09 pm

Cute kiddos! Love the gingerbread house!

Jan December 12, 2008 at 9:41 pm

Congrats to the winners, and great job with your gingerbread house.

Emily December 13, 2008 at 5:05 pm

I’m behind on reading your posts!

The gingerbread house looks really cool. I’ve never made a gingerbread house before.

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