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Recipe for Happy Imperfection

December 6, 2009
Take two little girls, one creative Auntie Daphne, a batch of cookies, some frosting and random candies, and some ingenuity, and you get a perfect lesson in happy imperfection.

Witness: our beautifully decorated holiday cookies:

If I had done these myself, I would have needed to try and make them “perfect.” And I would have missed the point completely. These are so exuberant and crazy; I love them.

We had a bunch of frosting leftover, so I made a small “gingerbread” house out of an empty tissue box and a cut-up cookie box, held together with snipped-up bandaids because we couldn’t find any tape.
(if you’re ever in a pinch for tape, bandaids work pretty good) The girls then got to decorate the house. They did such a good job working together, it was adorable.

I used to love to make gingerbread houses. FYI: cardboard works pretty great. Yes, this is Santa’s disembodied head peeking out the window.


We had crazy red, green and white frosting. The house is… um, colorful.

So, if you need some distraction from holiday madness and want to witness pure joy, just grab a couple of cute kids….
…leave your need for perfection and order at the door, and have some fun.

‘Tis the season, after all.

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