Monday, October 24, 2016
Last week we had the air conditioners running....let me tell you...it makes it really difficult to get into the Christmas spirit and I NEED to do that, right now!
I love Fall and Halloween so much that, even getting my thoughts to jump ahead to Christmas is a bit of a challenge...but when the weather outside is Summer-like...it's almost impossible!
Luckily....the weather is cooperating now. AND.....our candy cane order came in (yup....those chocolate filled delights that you all wait for!!) and there is a new flavor, this year....it's milk and cookies! Chocolate cookie cream filled and the candy cane itself is vanilla!!! There was a broken one when we opened the box...so we had to try it...(Awww...such a tough job!!) and they are AWESOME!!!!!
We, also, got an order from a new company....and I am really pleased and excited with what I ordered! I think you will be, too!
I am expecting the rest of our Christmas candy to come in this week.....always one of my favorite shipments! I ordered all kinds of great candy! As always....wonderful stocking stuffers and gifts....but ALSO....all kinds of fantastic candy to decorate your gingerbread houses!!
Now....just in case you have never made one before...I want to let you know that I am going to be posting a little "how to" right here on the blog! We (me, my kids and even my Grandson!!!) have been making them for years and years. A long time ago...I started my "teaching career" with gingerbread house classes. I know how much everyone misses those classes...so I thought I would do a little "teaching" on here! There are a bunch of tips and tricks that will help you to be successful....I want your experience to be positive! Then....you can add gingerbread house making to your family traditions, too!!
Well.....now that I am "in the Christmas mood" there will be some progress to report about the "Gingerbread and Candy Canes Marketplace" (aka the shops upstairs!!) I know you are all excited to start your shopping...and, now that Mother Nature has turned off the heat pump....I am excited, too!!