and a little crafting....
I decorated a couple of recycled pop top pinto bean cans. I opened them with my Pampered Chef can opener on the bottom so that the pop top stayed functional...then I cleaned them out, decorated them, and stuck gift cards inside. I then re-glued the bottoms back on so that the recipient has to pop the top to get their gift :)
I was invited to decorate GinGerBrEAd houses at Kathy's house....she is one of my daycare moms.
This is my house...it's the first house I've ever built :)
...and it comes complete with a yard, candy topiary, a sled, and a candy coal fire pit with chocolate benches.
There was a crazy amount of candy to choose from and all of the houses were baked by Kathy...holy SMOKES...a ton of work for her! I am so glad she invited me. It was a fun experience and really made me want to think about doing it myself and making it an annual tradition for our family or maybe neighbors...it's kind of a girlie thing though...I can't really envision Sanford and Connor being all that into it...unless I convince them it's like candy MinECRafT :)