Mother's Day Gift Idea!

Mother's Day Gift Idea!
Spoil your Mum (or yourself!) with a colourful resin bangle with a sparkly magnetic clasp. Wear one on it's own, wear a stack of monochromatic bangles or really let her personality show and wear a stack of different colours together. Peronalised sizing available so no matter what size wrist she has, there is a bangle to fit! Available at the Mill Lane Studio Resin Jewellery Shop

Monday, December 26, 2011

Gingerbread House - Chez Hillam Style

December has been frantically busy in our household. Between Christmas Parties, 90th Birthday celebrations, University Graduation Ceremonies, a trip to Adelaide and two trips to Lismore we also managed to slot in some time in the kitchen preparing our favourite Christmas treats. You saw some of them here in this post.


Because of our busy schedule we decided to use a kit for our Gingerbread House this year. It came with everything you need including the pre cooked gingerbread, presentation board, icing and sweets to decorate it - what a time saver! This kit is from Create a Treat and it even gives you a web address to view a video on how to construct the house - so easy that even a child can do it! 

The board comes with channels that you slot the walls into. Just fill with the icing mixture and insert the wall. I loved this idea - it made construction really easy. So does the pre-mixed icing which is the perfect consistency.

My younger son loves working on this project each year and he did most of the construction work......

.....so, it was only fair to allow him to fill the house with goodies. We added a few of our own treats to the ones that come in the kit!

Two pairs of hands made attaching the roof a breeze.

I got to be the decorator and gardener.

And here's our gingerbread masterpiece - simple and totally SWEET!

We'll admire our Gingerbread House masterpiece for another couple of days and then begin the fun task of demolishing it!

'Til next time......