Tuesday, December 14, 2010

list it tuesday 12/14: pathetic cookie houses

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every year we make pathetic cookie houses and what fun we have creating them! they all remained upright this year, so technically they don't qualify as truly pathetic cookie houses, but long ago the name stuck, so there it stays. you won't ever see these on a foodie blog, but all the same, it is an entirely relaxing and delicious process.

taking off the rest of the day, as i'm officially 4 decades even today, and it's time to call my mom because it's HER birthday too! happy birthday, mom ♥

if you've made a list today, please leave your link in the comments, and have a great day! xo

65 comments:

Karen Blados said...

Congratulations! What a great birthday present for your mom -- or not, depending how her labor went. ;-)
Have a great day!

Annie Pazoo said...

Happy happy bday, Aimee (and Aimee's mom). Enjoy your 40's.....wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the roller coaster never stops but it gets easier and more fun!

I LOVE the cookie houses. Made me LAUGH! (tell the girls I meant in a good way).

Scatterbox said...

Happy birthday!! Mom too!

I'm thinking pathetic gingerbread houses are the new ugly Christmas sweater. They're gonna spread like wildfire.

Finally caught up to do a list again, and I see this one matched up with one or two of yours that I missed. :)

http://www.tinajett.com/scatterbox/2010/12/list-it-tuesday-1214-streets-on-which-i-have-lived.html

Buffalo Lucy said...

Happy Birthday Aimee!!!

Your pathetic houses totally made me smile. Love them!

Hope you have fun plans for the day!

cath c said...

so fun! i love celebrating imprection. and you just reminded me of list i forgot to list, my cookie baking list...

http://musingsinmayhem.blogspot.com/2010/12/list-it-tues-list-of-lists-book-review.html

happy, happy birthday to you and your mom!

cath c said...

woohoo! imprection! see, i celebrate imperfection.

queencake and titangirl said...

happy birthday aimee ( and to your mom, too:) )!
hope you`re having a great, sunny, lovely day.
love the cookie houses and my new list is up:
http://tinyurl.com/2wxdmd9

Pat said...

Happy birthday Aimee! I love your not-so-pathetic cookie houses!

I posted a list today about fun things to do in the snow since we have plenty of that around here:

http://patpitingolo.blogspot.com/2010/12/list-it-tuesday-fun-with-snow.html

cat said...

Happy Birthday, Aimee! Happy Birthday, Aimee's mom! I absolutely love your cookie houses - and your list is yummy.

I've posted my slightly stressed-out list:

http://seaskystone.blogspot.com/2010/12/list-it-tuesday-christmas-rush.html

Biomouse said...

Happy Birthday sweetie! The cookie houses look like tons of sugar laden fun to me. I'm a fan of gummy bears, so this looks to me like a gummy bear drunken christmas extravaganza :) Short list from me today

http://biomouse.blogspot.com/2010/12/list-it-tuesday_14.html

Lots of love!

gypsy said...

Happy birthday Aimee!!!

I made a list of plants in our garden! http://daisyyellow.squarespace.com/vividlife/list-plants-in-our-garden.html.

LuLu said...

Howdy aimee and Happy Birthday,

Your cookie house does look pathetic - but quite delicious!

here's my on-time list this week.

http://lulu-too-beaucoup.blogspot.com/2010/12/lit-list-it-tuesday-1214-how-to.html

Would love for you to stop by when you have a moment or 2!

Peace,
LuLu

Lisa said...

EEE - happy happy birthday! (And to your mom as well - how cool!)

I LOVE those cookie houses. Seriously. Last year we tried for perfection. BAD idea.

I think we'll try this way. Thank you!

Bella Sinclair said...

OH! Look at the bears all lined up on the roof. NO, DON'T JUMP!!! It's not that bad!!

Happity hoppity hoopity birthday to YOU and your MOM! Wooooooohooooooooo!

painted fish studio said...

happy day, aimee! xo

Buffalo Lucy said...

Totally forgot it was Tuesday!

http://buffalolucy.com/2010/12/14/list-it-tuesday-3/

Christine said...

OMG!! This is the BEST cookie house I've EVER seen. It's perfect!!

Congratulations Aimee - to you and your mom :-)

Yesterday I actually made a list - a very heartfelt one (oh I had such a weird day :-)) Well, maybe I should say Grumpy Grumpysson made a list ...

;-)
(http://christineclemmensen.blogspot.com/2010/12/hi-my-name-is-inbetweener.html)

S.E.Minegar said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Being a December birthday, were you the victim of uni-gifting growing up? Mine is the 30th...so it was Merry Christmas Everyone, oh yeah and happy birthday kid. HAHAHA!

Love your luxurious sugar homes!

Listing too: http://megustaensalada.blogspot.com/2010/12/list-it-tuesday_14.html

My word verification was "holla!" Word to your mother.

Phoenix Peacock said...

I think its the coolest thing that your mom and you share a birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

jane said...

happy happy birthday sweet aimee! will there be pink cake?
xxx

freebird said...

Happy birthday to you and your mom. I'm taking the graham crackers to my grandkids when we go visit so they can make their version of gingerbread houses. Have a great day!

Sarah said...

Excellent pathetic cookie houses! Happy birthday too!

Pointy Pix said...

Hello Aimee, I'm finally back on the list it Tuesday circuit (later in the day than I would've liked but my new job doesn't allow internet usage which is killing my blogging reading/writing!! Anyhoo, happy birthday - 40 is the new 30 so they say (I'll be joining you next February!) I love your cookie house and it isn't at all pathetic - bet you got quite a sugar rush eating it!! Happy birthday to your mum as well - what a birthday present you must have been 40 years ago!!

Here is my list for this week:

http://pointypix.blogspot.com/2010/12/list-it-tuesday-bucket-list.html

Nicola.x

Bonnie said...

Love it ! Love the name !! ha ha

I did a LIST too ....

happeningsonchaosranch said...

Happy Birthday to you and to your momma! Hope you both have a wonderful day. (my parents and hubby share the same birthday!)

I love your cookie houses. I may have to try them with my grandkids next week.

Here is the link to my list:

http://happeningsonchaosranch.wordpress.com/2010/12/14/its-tuesday-and-i-have-a-list/

Eden said...

Happy Birthday Aimee!! Love your pathetic Cookie houses, we've made a few of those around here as well!!! I so wanted to be able to make it look like the picture in the magazine, but such was not the case!!

Cindy Pestka said...

Now THAT'S what I'm talkin' about! Your Pathetic Cookie Houses are so NOT Martha Stewart that I love them all the more. Rock on!

cindy said...

happy birthday and your gingerbread house looks fabulous! love how you and your mom share birthdays! happy day to her too and thanks! you have a terrific daughter aimee's mom. xo, c

Karen M said...

What a great family tradition! They are the most beautiful pathetic houses I have ever seen.

My list for the week is here:
http://rabbitseatquilts.blogspot.com/2010/12/christmas-list.html

And Happy Birthday, to you and your Mom. I hope the birthday cakes are just as beautiful as the houses.

Liv @ Choosing Beauty said...

Those are so awesome! And perfectly Aimee - colorful, quirky and a perfect combo of sweet and sassy. Have I said before how much I adore the backgrounds you come up with for your images? That basket or whatever it is...with the M&Ms...so inspired. Happy 40!

Megan Walker said...
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Megan Walker said...

HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY AIMEE!!! I already went on & on over at FB so I'll try not to be redundant, hee hee :)

I *LOVE* your pathetic houses! We used to make those when my boys were younger too, and we had such fun. I love the little gummy bear on top that's *leaning* :D

Okay, I know it's nearly tomorrow in some places, but here in CA it's still Tuesday! Better late than never, my list is FINALLY done... and it's a GIVE-AWAY too!

Doggone it! I forgot my actual LINK! AARGH!
http://megibug.blogspot.com/2010/12/eclectic-list-give-away.html

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BonnieRose said...

Today is my mom's birthday too.. I called her this morning.. and so u know... your cookie houses look soooo yummy! xo

storybeader said...

That's one big pile of sweet stuff!

I have a list: http://www.storybeader.com/2010/12/list-it-tuesday-1214-reading-list.html

peggyfussell said...

Happy Birthday to you and to your mom! I LOVE that sweet house. Wish I could be there to help demolish it!

Dana Barbieri said...

Happy Birthday to you! And your mom!
The houses look like complete fun! My kids would love do that. Although, there would be more eating then making which is what happened with the gingerbread houses. :)

Oh, and here is my list.. a NOT TO DO list. :)

Ravenous Rae said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope it was a great one.

http://raeisravenous.blogspot.com/2010/12/list-it-tuesday.html

JessiVille said...

Happy B-day Aimee! The big 4 - 0! I totally cracked up at your cute pathetic cookie houses! Fun and yummy too! What a great family fun time to have. I will use this one in the future. Thanks for sharing!

Paper Squid said...

Happy Birthday and congratulations! I hope you're enjoying & I'm sure it's amazing! :)

By the way, I heart your pathetic cookie houses, lol.

Well, I'm a little late but here's my list that I"d love to share!
http://papersquid.blogspot.com/2010/12/list-it-tuesday.html

alarmcat said...

happy birthday to you!! i love your cookie houses...your girls will have wonderful memories of making these.

http://alarmcatstudio.blogspot.com/2010/12/vanilla-latte.html

LuckyDog said...

Happy 40th!!! I know it doesn't seem young, but it IS!!! Have FUN and congratulations!!!

Dena Moon Clinger said...

http://dena-ouradventures.blogspot.com/2010/12/list-it-tuesday-1214.html

Here is my list today.
And Happy Birthday Aimee! (and Aimee's mommy!)

●• Thereza said...

well, great fun and it looks delicious. so, nothing pathetic about it then :D

Sharon said...

Happy BD Aimee and Mom! I wish I was 4 decades again. Hope you had a happy day.

rachel awes said...

delicious
hilarious
architecture!
continued bday
love your way..
xox

Amanda May said...

Hooray for you and your mom! Happy (day after your) Birthday!

Nicky Linzey said...

Happy Birthday Aimee, enjoy your celebrations. Great houses!

no way said...

Happy birthday, Aimee! Let the party continue on to today, because I'm a day late!

Hope your birthday was fantastic and your upcoming year is as well!

Christine E-E said...

a fellow sag.... my bday is the 16th! the graham cracker houses are a riot! tell your grlz I LUV 'em...
& HAPPY, HAPPY BDAY!

Fruenswerk said...

F.............I AM LATE...SENDING U the BIGGEST birthdayhug girl...
Better late than not at all...kisskiss

Coreopsis said...

Oh! This made me laugh. We only did them once, but made gingerbread slab walls. But the boys were more interested in eating them, and the gingerbread ended up really tough. It's so wonderful what you and your girls do together, and I love that you have than name for them....

Theresa said...

How fun, love them!! Come say hi. We are having a rock music giveaway, from my Dec 9 post :)

Katrina said...

these are AMAZING. what a fun tradition.

cactus petunia said...

Happy Birthday, Aimee!

Great cookie houses...I love the dreidel on the roof!

The Dreaming Bear said...

Hello!!!! Happy Happy Birthday to you!!!! Love the cookie houses. They're adorable.

le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Ha ha ! May I have a piece of your not so pathetic cookie houses ?

;)

AG Ambroult said...

somehow, your pathetic cookie houses are still better than the ones we make with a kit.
Last year we ended up with "candy boards" and the girls were psyched about them. Candy boards are what you end up with when you stop trying to make it into a house, and just decorate the cookie boards. voila!

●• Thereza said...

ooops the space cadet here forgot to wish you happy birthday!!!! dohhh

tulpen said...

LOVE your cookie house! We totally suck and buy a kit. Actually we made two this year.. gonna let the kids smash up and eat the one we put together last night.

Sugarplum Kawaii said...

Hi Aimee...I've been away from blogland for a while but now i'm back!

I hope you and your Mum had wonderful Birthdays...and your cookie houses are a joy!

Here's a festive list for ya too (-;

http://sugarplumkawaii.blogspot.com/2010/12/moody-christmas.html

Cheers!








http://sugarplumkawaii.blogspot.com/2010/12/moody-christmas.html

Splendiferous Girls said...

Love this post, they are great..thank you for sharing. Have a Merry Christmas.

Alexandra Hedberg said...

hahaha...
I think it was a great house.

and a very late "happy birthday" from me! I've been so totally overworking I haven't kept up with my favorite blogs lately. But 2011 will be better!

BT said...

Oh wow, sorry I missed your birthday (though I might have seen it on Facebook). I loved my 40s, you'll have a ball. I couldn't stop laughing at the cookie house - it's just brilliant. My daughter in law and I made 2 gingerbread houses and we could have rivalled you for grotty!!!

Marcia (123 blog) said...

I love your cookie house - the imperfect ones are my favourites!