This year was the year that my mom and I decided to go all out with the gingerbread house. We changed the pattern added a potting shed and outdoor fireplace. We incorporated stone work with chocolate rocks and we even busted out the fondant. It was so much fun but it was about a 3 to 4 day process to get the whole thing put together. It even has a light inside that you can turn on at night to shine through the hardtack candy windows. Merry Christmas!