Stacey Loscalzo

Dec 11

Plastic Bread House

by Stacey

I’ve written here before about one of Gretchen Rubin’s (of The Happiness Project) precepts…

“Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.”

I have always envied families who make gingerbread houses as part of their holiday tradition but the very thought of doing it myself, made me break in to a sweat. I can’t roll out dough and I had terrible visions of beautifully decorated houses falling in on themselves because of shoddy construction. I have made the kind with milk cartons and they are fine, but they look like they have been made out of, well, milk cartons.

This year, I found the perfect solution. Around here we call it the ‘plastic bread house.’ It is indeed a plastic house. I found The Candy Cottage in the amazing Chinaberry catalog and it truly lives up to it’s description.

Do we have a homemade gingerbread house? No. But did we have a great time being together, being creative and eating too much candy?  By not letting the perfect get in the way of the good, we sure did.

One Comment

  1. Kathleen says:

    Love this! (And Gretchen Rubin and her quote, too.) Ive always been fearful of gingerbread house creations myself. Looking at Chinaberry right now!

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