competitive gingering

best of ginger (so far)

best of ginger // movita beaucoup

It’s that time of year again! Ginger 2017 is just around the corner! I’m really hoping that each and every one of you will enter. (Pleeeeeeeeze?) I figured you might need a little nudge/ginspiration, so I have corralled some of my most favourite entries the past seven years of competitions for your enjoyment. . Yvonne’s…

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ginger 2016: winners declared!

ginger 2016 // movita beaucoup

Are you ready? Would you like to know who won Ginger 2016 – the sweetest battle on the planet? Excellent. And we’ll get to that, but first I’d like to delve into the history of gingerbread. We’ll begin in ancient Greece and then tour through centuries of spiced baked goods and construction techniques. A favourite…

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ginger 2016: group 4

ginger 2016 // movita beaucoup

Alas, this is our fourth and final grouping of Ginger 2016 entries! I like to call this batch: There’s a Lot of Information to Absorb Here. Cast your vote at the bottom of the post to help determine the winner of the 2016 People’s Choice Prize. (For more information on how this competition will go down,…

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ginger 2016: group 3

ginger 2016 // movita beaucoup

Day two! Here is our third grouping of Ginger 2016 entries! I like to call this batch: Feats of Architecture and Sugar!  Cast your vote at the bottom of the post to help determine the winner of the 2016 People’s Choice Prize. (For more information on how this competition will go down, click here.) Oh, and commenting…

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ginger 2016: group 2

ginger 2016 // movita beaucoup

More gingering! Take a gander at our second grouping of Ginger 2016 entries. I like to call this batch: People Who Sent Very Few and/or Some Confusing Details About Their Creations. Cast your vote at the bottom of the post to help determine the winner of the 2016 People’s Choice Prize. (For more information on how this…

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ginger 2016: group 1

ginger 2016 // movita beaucoup

Behold! The first grouping of Ginger 2016 entries! I like to call this batch: 1 – 2.25 Times the Fun! Cast your vote at the bottom of the post to help determine the winner of the 2016 People’s Choice Prize. (For more information on how this competition will go down, click here.) Don’t forget: commenting…

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meet the 2016 ginger panel

ginger is coming // movita beaucoup

Prepare yourselves! Beginning tomorrow, you will see 18 ginger masterpieces on this here blog. Given that there are only three cruddy prizes, it is pretty clear that our participants aren’t in it for the winnings. This almost-friendly competition has become a holiday tradition for a lot of people! Voting for the People’s Choice Prize begins on Tuesday and will…

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ginger 2016

ginger 2016 // movita beaucoup

It’s time! Competitive gingering at its best/worst! If you would like to be a part of this absolutely horrendous annual online competition, please read these extensive guidelines: 1. Create a gingerbread house zoned residential, agricultural and/or commercial. Yes, you can glue stuff on. Yes, you can use a kit. Yes, you can use inedible add-ons. No, I…

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ginger 2015: winners declared!

ginger 2015 // movita beaucoup

Are you ready? Would you like to know who won Ginger 2015? Excellent. And we’ll get to that, but first I’d like to delve into the history of gingerbread. We’ll begin in ancient Greece and then tour through centuries of spiced baked goods and construction techniques. A favourite treat at medieval European fairs and festivals,…

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a ginspirational message

ginger 2015 // movita beaucoup

As a ballet teacher, I have borne witness to what I like to call The Policy Change, more times than I can count. It’s the moment a child goes from fearlessly spinning until they drop upon the ground, to cautiously assessing the risks involved when trying something new. The youngest of my students have a No-Fear Policy. They fling their…

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