Valentine's Day Gingerbread House

So today, we had school then we went and ran some errands including buying Valentine's Day themed candy for our next gingerbread house. We also picked up a jar of strawberry frosting so it would be pink.

I think Hazel liked taking the wrappers off the chocolate hearts because she kept using them.
She really likes just sticking the candy on. She asked me all morning before school to do it and then couldn't wait to do it when we got home.

Ok, I did this side. Hazel looked at it and noticed my wreath. Then she wanted to make one.

So the line on the side of M & M's is her wreath. She didn't quite get how to do it, but who cares. She had fun!

So what do you think of our Valentine's Day Gingerbread House?

Now Hazel is at my mother-in-law's house for the afternoon so I get to go work on (and hopefully finish) my quilt!! I will post pictures of it finished--I promise.

Tomorrow we have a tour (without Hazel) of the nursery room and kindergartens at Hazel's school and then our interview with the nursery teacher (with Hazel) in the afternoon. Such excitement. Hazel is beginning to get excited for it as well. She is talking about going to school without Mommy and needing to be potty-trained before then, which I'm happy to report she is doing pretty well except the setback from the pediatrician wanting a sterile urine sample. We had many accidents for a few days to avoid giving it, but after we got it, she has been doing well. :o)

So something to share: We were asked to view this video before the tour tomorrow. I think you might find it interesting. Let me know what you think.


  1. Ohhhhh great idea! I'm hungry!!! Did I mention I'm 8months pg??!!! Time to get some candy!

    Samantha (Woodland Woolens)

    1. It is a fun activity especially with all the kits on clearance. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Your valentine's cake is gorgeous :-) Hazel did a wonderful job decorating it! If you want to share it on my baking link up that would be lovely

    And Master D received his Christmas parcel yesterday :-) He love, love, loves the dragon! Thank you so much - my husband was also super impressed!

    Hope your week is going well, Kelly

  3. What a great idea. I just passed up some great deals on gingerbread items that were marked way down. I think I need to go back and get them. Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness.

  4. that is a fun idea - especially with all those after Christmas sales!

    Thanks for sharing on the Sunday Showcase - hope to see you this week.


  5. Looks like a lot of fun. Good luck at Bacon Time.


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