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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Festivities and Future Traditions

The Baxter family stepped away from the traditional ho-hums and re-addressed a tradition they had years ago. Instead of decorating gingerbread houses, they used to make candy trains. How fun, right? Here are some pictures of the variation on a theme that I came up with, complete with aerial view:

We really had a lot of fun doing this and hope this tradition carries on next year. (At least in our branch of the family, even if the whole Baxter clan doesn't want to make these next year.) Since Kirk and I aren't huge sweets fans, we gave our train to little Miss K., who we thought might enjoy all that candy a little more than we would.

1 comment:

  1. Hello Laura,

    My name is Amy Schellenbaum and I work for the online team at Country Living magazine. Right now I'm working on an online feature called "10 Ways to Make the Kid's Table Fun" and would love to include your candy train idea.

    If you agree, we would link to your blog on CountryLiving.com and promote the feature to all of our Facebook fans and Twitter followers. Each page of the online feature would be a few sentences about the project and a link to a complete how-to on your blog. A similar example is our "16 Handmade Kids Costumes" (found here: http://www.countryliving.com/crafts/projects/homemade-halloween-costumes-kids#fbIndex1). All that we would need from you is a hi-res image of the project and your permission to link to the blog.

    My deadline for this is pretty tight, so if you could at least let me know about participating ASAP, that would be really appreciated. Please email me at acsbaum@gmail.com or call me at (310) 465-9489.

    Thank you,
    Amy Schellenbaum