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Victorian towns are filled with real-life gingerbread houses. Stroll through these turn of the (last) century villages to see the Architecture with intricate designs that sparkle like icing on a cake.

Victorian abodes are often described as gingerbread for their intricate trim work that duplicates the delicious sculpted cake houses dressed and trimmed with candies and sugar icicles.

Gingerbread houses are popular as a special treat for the holidays.

Artists create amazing gingerbread houses replicating the Victorian structures of days gone by.ginger-bread-house-2, toptenz.net

True works of art are placed on display to be appreciated and drooled over in anticipation of tasting a special treat.

Life Size versions of Gingerbread house are artfully constructed.

In 2010 executive chef Jon Farace and the staff at the BLT Steak restaurant built a 1500-pound, 140 square-foot gingerbread house decorated with a real moss “green” roof and holiday led lights for the lobby of the Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte, North Carolina. Back for 2011 is this life size structure designed by architects and built by pastry chefs. This is celebrated as a 100% organic display to bring attention to Ritz-Carlton’s first LEED-certified luxury hotel.life size in lobby of ritz-carlton, north carolina

Disney has their own life-size gingerbread house at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.disney grand floridian life size

Just as these wonderful cake artists are inspired by Victorian houses, get inspiration from the gingerbread cake designs for the abode’s décor.

  • Add some magic to the home with the color of gumdrop candies; paint the front door and shutters in a contrasting color to the house.pretty door, cmthouse
  • Dress up the walkway with pavers or bricks.
  • Decorate the interior to replicate the icing with metallic paints and wall covering.
  • Planning on a new roof; be adventurous. Help give back to the planet and replicate the fairytale houses with a green roof.tacoma wa, greenroofs

Victorian houses come in many different types of architecture. 2, cocoonhome.blogspot

Learn about the unique styles before taking a walk through the yummy storybook gingerbread houses of the holidays.

The history of gingerbread houses carries back to when explorers brought ginger spice to Europe from the Middle East during the 11th century. It became very popular in Germany. The Brothers Grimm wrote the story of Hansel and Gretel, making the gingerbread house treat popular.

With the yummy scent of gingerbread in the year we know that the holiday season has arrived. Celebrate and never be afraid to dance!

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Fab decor, fashion and gifts for the abode and loved ones – National interior decorating | Examiner.com.

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Relaxed chic for a comfortable abode – National interior decorating | Examiner.com.

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Yes or No question: Would you turn your home into a billboard to get your mortgage paid for free for a year?

Get free mortgage payments with a free paint job for the abode – National Lifestyle | Examiner.com.

No matter where you reside, or what your budget is, relaxation is key to enjoying life. Not everyone can afford a delicious home spa but anyone can bring a tidbit of a spa feeling home.

Treat yourself once in a while with a spa treat.

Enjoy an afternoon getting a spa treatment and being inspired to furnish a mini spa retreat in your own abode.

Find a comfy location that you will be able to fashion to promote relaxation.

Depending on the parameters’ of the space, choose the appropriate furnishings that will encourage a peaceful escape. If you cannot find a room to call your own then use pretty screens to partition a special area off.

  • Purchase a gift of a chair and ottoman, or a chaise lounge, so you can put your legs up after a long day.
  • For a smaller space, and/ or tighter budgets, huge pillows on the floor that you can sink into can be the ideal present to yourself.
  • For a luxury, treat yourself to a massage chair.

Spend a special relaxing night away at a nice hotel.

Hotel rooms make you feel special, with a comfy mattress, fresh linens and towels, and lovely black-out drapes that shut out the world. Let the hotel room visit inspire décor to promote peaceful rest.

  • Purchase a gift for yourself, which will never stop giving back, of a relaxing memory foam mattress.
  • Dress your bed with hotel grade sheets of 1000 count cotton and a new lush down comforter.
  • Black out shades or drapes on the windows are a perfect present to shut out the stresses of the outside world.
  • Take an easy tip from the hotel and post a “do not disturb” sign on the doorknob to your private room.  Let the household know that when the sign is posted, and the door is shut, it means “leave me alone”.

Treat yourself to a Feng Shui workshop or an evaluation from a Feng Shui expert

Learn some simple and easy furnishing ideas and accessories to make your decor peaceful and lovely.

  • Buy yourself a turtle sculpture or painting. The turtle is the symbol of longevity so what better gift can you find to celebrate another year of survival with many more to come.
  • Water is associated with the flow of money so it is especially powerful for wealth and career. A gift to yourself of crystals or a fountain can promote a profitable year.
  • Give yourself a bouquet of flowers or pretty scented candles to keep the space fresh and the energy moving.

Relax and enjoy your life; get out there and never be afraid to dance!

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Life goes on as we remember 9/11; we will never forget!

9/11 lives forever in memories, lives, and abodes – National interior decorating | Examiner.com.

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