If there’s one thing you should know about me (other than my title of Best Banana Bread Maker Both Sides of the Mississippi™️), it’s that I am obsessed with Christmas. There’s literally nothing about Christmas I don’t like. Christmas cookies, Christmas lights, gift giving, decorating, cheesy Lifetime and Hallmark holiday movies, elf culture, quoting classic Christmas movies, cooking holiday-themed dishes, Christmas music, even those pesky Christmas carolers — literally, the North Pole is the limit.
During a recent trip to the motherland (read: Target) with my mom, we were perusing the holiday aisles to see what else we could decorate my house with when we casually strolled into the candy and baking aisle. I love baking in general, so the cute holiday-themed cupcake liners first caught my eye, along with all the festive candy decor and cupcake toppers. I was debating on buying a bunch of cupcake supplies when I noticed an entire shelf of white boxes farther down the aisle.
Fun fact: Target has a plethora of gingerbread house kits. Like, not just your standard old boring gingerbread houses, either. I’m talkin’ mini villages, a house that literally looks like IHOP in cookie form, little cottages, and more! I almost bought the mini village set, but then I thought, Wait. I haven’t decorated a gingerbread house since I was, like, 10 years old. I should probably take some ginger-baby-steps here and start small.
So I decided to go with a whimsical-looking kit — an homage to the classic gingerbread house and a nod to the Keebler elves, aka Santa’s helpers’ less-skilled cousins. I wanted to buy more decorations than what came in the kit, but my mom assured me that there would be more than enough candy to go ’round. I wasn’t convinced, but whatever — I guess moms know best.
That being said, I was excited to have a new Christmas project to complete over the weekend. After all, no Christmas task is too much for me — so I thought.
Unpacking the Contents
A Few Last-Minute Additions
Fixer Upper: Gingerbread House Edition
To be honest, I’m probably going to go back to Target and get another kit or two, but next time, I’ll definitely pipe my own icing and frosting to make less of a mess. I’m happy to say that this whimsical little house is still on my kitchen table and will make a cute addition to my Christmas decor for the rest of the season!