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The Christmas Congregation Festival of Trees Edmonton 2017

The Christmas Congregation Festival of Trees Edmonton 2017

I bet you came here thinking you were going to read about a gingerbread house or church in this case. This post is about that and so much more. It is about words and music, passion, loss and grief. It is about firsts and creativity. Personal goals. A group of music lovers that have become to feel like family. And charity. That is everything that this years gingerbread build represents. This was the first time I have participated in the…

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Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

Gingerbread, a flavour close to my heart. If you look up at the top of the page you will see a section titled Gingerbread Houses, after you’re done here jump over and take a look! There you will find the collection of my gingerbread builds that have raised $1000’s of dollars for charity. Thanks for checking them out, I cherish the fact that with sugar and flour I can make such substantial donations during the Christmas season. Now about these Gingerbread Whoopie Pies….

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Midnite Mass The Great Collaspe 2007 Festival Of Trees Grande Prairie.

Midnite Mass The Great Collaspe 2007 Festival Of Trees Grande Prairie.

ugh…. Just thinking back, there is so much I thought of after the fact. Indeed hind sight is 20/20. Things started off very well and I was extremely excited about how the project was coming along. The marble steps of the church were stunning.   The bibles, pews and people were done exceptionally well. The gelatin sheet stained glass windows were flawless.   It was a gorgeous, tall open church……with not nearly enough roof support due to no interior walls.  …

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Lake Fever Festival of Trees Barrhead 2013

Lake Fever Festival of Trees Barrhead 2013

I made a huge move at the end of summer. I landed a fabulous job in a new town and embraced the adventure. But no matter where my life takes me there are two constants. Gingerbread and raising money for charity. And this year did not disappoint. One thing I have learnt in my short time here. Barrhead does it up right. From the Taste of Barrhead to the Pumpkin Walk (which we’ll talk about soon)  to the Festival of…

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Sugar Plums Festival of Trees 2010

Sugar Plums Festival of Trees 2010

As always I was excited to get started on my gingerbread project for the season. I decided to go with nice bright colors, the house, somewhat traditional with a fun flare.This was my first 3 story build. I always start with templates for all the pieces of the house. Walls are always designed first, then the roof and any accents to the build, like window boxes, steps and signs. I have always sided my walls then did the construction of the buildings….

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