6 Stunning Rustic Gingerbread Houses To Inspire You


In our house, we are just starting to think about what style gingerbread house we will make this year. Every year the kids make gingerbread houses out of milk cartons, graham crackers and vanilla frosting while I drool over more sophisticated designs that I never seem to find the time to make.

This year, things are going to be different, I’m making a real gingerbread house(at least that’s what I’m telling myself) and it’s going to look like one of the following inspiring houses below:

  1. Rustic Gingerbread Log Cabin by Sue

    This is one of my favorite gingerbread houses. It looks so simple, though maybe a little time consuming, to make. Sweet little ducks complete this charming yet edible woodland home.


    This is a fabulous gingerbread house Sue!

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Etsy Showcase: Industrial, Rustic, & Reclaimed Finds for Wine Lovers

Ash Basket with Wine from Black Ash Pack Basket

Gorgeous basket that I use as a wine carrier from blackashpackbasket.com

Oh, how I love wine. It hasn’t always been that way though. Up until several years ago, I couldn’t drink wine without puckering my face like I just ate a lemon; even the sweet wines tasted bad to me. But I preserved because although I didn’t like the taste, I was smitten with the look: the gorgeous glass bottles with stunning labels, the sleek glasses, and the shimmering liquid dancing in the light. Oh, the beauty of a glass of wine. I dreamed of being a wine drinker and today finally I am.

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Coastal Garden Room with Stunning Views & A Driftwood Table

Langka & Zach Treadwell wanted a home that not only reflected their gorgeous ocean view in Pacific Palisades, California, it also celebrates the ethnic diversity of their 6 adopted children.  While I can’t imaging having white walls and floors with children, interior designer, Maya Williams, could and did.  Williams used lots of white paint and creativity to transform their out dated Cape Cod style home into a comfortable and relaxing place for the Treadwell family to call home.

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Wild Venison Skillet Stew – Game Recipe

yummy dish of venison stew

Thanks to our friends, we turned a lovely Venison roast into this amazingly delightful stew. In the beginning, I wasn’t sure what to do with an entire deer roast. One of us wanted Venison Chili, another wanted a traditional roast, while the rest of us wanted Venison Stew.

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Etsy Showcase: Rustic Easter – Psyanky, Silk Dyed Egg Kits, Robin Egg Apothecary

Ukranian Easter Egg Red Popp

I love Easter. For me, it’s a holiday that brings back fond memories from my childhood. Our family is Eastern European so every year we made Psyanky or Ukrainian Easter eggs.  As kids, we loved trying to blow the insides, or snot as we liked to call it,  out of the eggs.  Typically, we just blew so hard we got headaches or cracked the shells before we could use them. But that never stopped our love for the holiday. Easter meant, hearty rustic baskets filled with beautiful eggs and good food that our priest would bless. For us, It was never just about the baskets filled with candy but the celebration of love that we shared together as a family. This collection of rustic Easter finds brings back all those memories for me. I hope you enjoy these rustic finds.

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DIY Heart Rock Drawer Pulls – Stone Cabinet Knob Tutorial

Heart Rock Cove Ogunquit

Heart Rock Cove, a private beach in Ogunquit, Maine

We are so lucky that we live in one of the most beautiful places on Earth and have access to an amazing private beach in Ogunquit, Maine. We call it Heart Rock Cove because it’s a heart rock haven. Heart rocks are one of those things you either find or have someone find for you but everyone loves. I’ve been collecting them for years and showcase them in my home as often as possible. You’ll find them tucked away in all corners of our house on window sills or just laying around waiting to be picked up. My favorite way to showcase heart rocks is on furniture as drawer pulls. Today, I will show you how I make my heart rock cabinet knobs.

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DIY Rustic Wood Desk with Cedar Log Legs | Part 1 – Inspiration

funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com via Candi on Pinterest

Inspired by Funky Junk Interiors 12′ farm desk made from pallets, I dreamed up my own 11′ diy rustic wood desk. I love the look of Donna’s reclaimed pallet desk but decided to go with a wide pine board that we had laying around the yard. For the legs, I wanted something organic and flowing so my sweet man let me use the cedar logs he’s been saving for a couple of years.

When I first shared my idea with Mark, he didn’t think it’d look good but we cut the cedar logs anyway. To his surprise, he really liked the look of the table and it was very stable to boot.

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Rustic Finds: Loop and Twig Wreaths

Mom wanted to replace her evergreen wreath with something that can be used year round. She is in search of something around 24″ that will look good no matter what season. Since it was cold and we didn’t want to leave the house, we headed over to Amazon to window shop. We found three cool wreaths that we wanted to share with you.


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