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Again, why I am not a professional baker. Sigh.

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This, my friends, is why I am not a professional baker. We did have fun decorating cookies though once I figured out how to get the icing into the squeeze bottle.

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The Artful Winter: Celebrating the Season & Holidays with Family Arts and Crafts

Well, my intention is to post here often, but then my real life gets in the way and days go by with nothing. Ah well, all the pictures are on my camera and at some point they may make an appearance here.

In the meantime, I’ll help my friend Jean over at The Artful Parent promote the winter installation of her e-book series, The Artful Winter: Celebrating the Season & Holidays with Family Arts and Crafts. I just downloaded it and have been pouring through the beautiful pages.  I am so excited to try, well, just about everything. She has it broken into sections on Christmas (even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, lots of these ideas can be adapted for your own traditions), recipes, winter projects, New Year’s, Valentine’s Day and books for kids relating to the holidays/winter.

I am not even sure where we will start but we did make a list last night and the Tiny Gingerbread Houses topped the list, followed closely by the Salt Dough House Lantern. I will do my best to post pictures as we go.

Get your own copy of The Artful Winter: Celebrating the Season & Holidays with Family Arts and Crafts here!

Tiny Gingerbread Houses

Well, I am officially a terrible promoter of things – I wrote this post in November, almost a month ago. I am just getting around to posting it now, so I thought I would do a couple of updates. First, Jean is having a Pay What You Can sale on the e-book. A great time to snag one at great price. Second, we have tried several of the activities and enjoyed them all very much. The Tiny Gingerbread houses were a huge hit with all 3 kids, even though only 1 of the houses actually stood up. That didn’t stop everyone from decorating like crazy.  And third, well, there is no third right now. I’ll try and get my act together and put up some pictures of the Salt Dough House we made as well. And some other stuff of our own, Christmas presents and whatnot.  Soon. 🙂

Tiny Gingerbread Houses