DIY Gingerbread House Village

The holiday season is here and it’s time to craft! Today I’m sharing my own take on creating a gingerbread house. Rather than creating just a single house, I wanted to build an entire village. You can do so by crafting multiple houses, or just one house paired with other Christmas decor. Supplies: Gingerbread house kit Icing  (Wilton brand, found at JoAnn’s) Icing Tips  (Wilton brand, I purchased the starter kit from JoAnn’s) Icing Bags  (Wilton brand, found at Joann’s) Icing Couplers  (Wilton brand, found at JoAnn’s) Holiday Candies Marshmallows (for the “snow”) Multiple Assorted Cake Stands  (I found my galvanized cake stands from JoAnn’s) Mini Holiday Trees  (found at JoAnn’s) Mini Battery Operated Lights Wooden Reindeer (found at JoAnn’s) Directions: First, gather all your supplies to make your gingerbread house (i.e. candies, icing, gingerbread etc.) The setup for your “village” will come later, so you can go ahead and put those decorations to the side for now. I decided to stick…

Hamilton Beach FlexBrew Coffee Maker Holiday Giveaway

Kids, work, a bad back, lack of sleep… you get it. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one that faces LIFE every day. We all have our reasons for caffeine, and the busier life gets, the more reasons I have! Coffee became one of my best friends when I went to college. But coffee and I grew even closer after kiddos. We have like… a bond, you know? All kidding aside, when I was approached by Hamilton Beach to review their FlexBrew coffee maker, I was ecstatic. I had seen it in stores recently and wanted one so bad. My husband and I both work from home, so in the morning we share a pot of coffee, but the afternoons are different. One of us wants coffee, one of us doesn’t. But either way, we end up making an entire pot. It was starting to get annoying. I had…