competitive gingering

ginger 2016

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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

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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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ginger 2015: group 6

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Alas, this is our final grouping of Ginger 2015 masterpieces. I call this set of entries Classic Architecture and Related Digests. Cast your vote at the bottom of the post to help determine the winner of the 2015 People’s Choice Prize. (For more information on how this competition will go down, click here.) . . . nancy’s…

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ginger 2015: group 5

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Check out our fifth grouping of Ginger 2015 masterpieces! I call this set of entries Mansions and Classic Construction. Cast your vote at the bottom of the post to help determine the winner of the 2015 People’s Choice Prize. (For more information on how this competition will go down, click here.) . . . lynne’s get-outta-dat-funk…

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ginger 2015: group 4

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Day two! Let’s begin with our fourth grouping of Ginger 2015 masterpieces. I call this set of entries Cottages and Modest Abodes. Cast your vote at the bottom of the post to help determine the winner of the 2015 People’s Choice Prize. (For more information on how this competition will go down, click here.) . . . tamsin’s…

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ginger 2015: group 3

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Take a looksie at our third and final grouping Ginger 2015 creations for today. (Don’t worry! There are three more groupings to enjoy tomorrow.) I like to call this set of entries Sugary Estates and Vacation Homes. Cast your vote at the bottom of the post to help determine the winner of the 2015 People’s…

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ginger 2015: group 2

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Here is the second grouping of Ginger 2015 masterpieces! I call this grouping Villages and Things You Might Find in a Village. (Bakeries.) Cast your vote at the bottom of the post to help determine the winner of the 2015 People’s Choice Prize. (For more information on how this competition will go down, click here.) . . .…

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ginger 2015: group 1

ginger 2015 // movita beaucoup

Behold! Your first grouping of Ginger 2015 masterpieces! I like to call this set of entries Non-Buildings, Non-Conformists. (Ginger visionaries, if you will.) Cast your vote at the bottom of the post to help determine the winner of the 2015 People’s Choice Prize. (For more information on how this competition will go down, click here.) . .…

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meet the 2015 ginger panel

ginger 2015 // movita beaucoup

One more sleep! Beginning tomorrow, you will see 36 ginger masterpieces on this here blog. Given that there are only three cruddy prizes, it is pretty clear that our participants aren’t doing it for the winnings. This almost-friendly competition has become a holiday tradition for a great number of people, and I’m thrilled that so many…

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