I've never made a gingerbread house in my life. Gingerbread has never appealed to me, and it looked like it would be too much money wasted on a bunch of candy and frosting that I really didn't need. But....throw two kids into the mix and a mom who'll do anything to keep them occupied for at least fifteen minutes, and a gingerbread house looks quite appealing!!
As I did my daily perusing of Pinterest, I found this cute little DIY gingerbread house idea using graham crackers and frosting (via http://kellymoorebag.com/blog/?p=8923). Oh Kelly, how you made such cute little houses -- I thought I would make mine look just like your little gingerbread homes.
I have graham crackers up the wazoo in my cupboard. I cut them as Kelly suggested. I purchased some candy for decorations, whipped up my easy-peasy powdered sugar frosting and we were set. This was gonna be so much fun...or so I thought...
Here is Jack's house, it was the closest we came to a real gingerbread house and it lasted about a whole minute.