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{wow me} wednesday #309

Hello! Welcome to {wow me} wednesday!
I’m so glad you are here. :)

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Last week I featured over 10 Party Ideas!
You can check out all the fun right over here.

Over 10 Party Ideas at GingerSnapCrafts.com #party #partyideas

10+ Party Ideas

Hello there! You all know how much I love throwing a good party! ha! The planning is almost as fun as the hosting for me! I love browsing party ideas on Pinterest, and I love when you all link up your latest party ideas to {wow me} wednesday. So today I’d love feature over 10 Party Ideas that were linked up to the last several {wow me} wednesday parties. Remember this week’s party is still going on. Feel free to swing by & check that out when you get a chance. You can do that here. Buuuuuut first stay around for this PaR-taY! Enjoy! :)

Over 10 Party Ideas at GingerSnapCrafts.com #party #partyideas

Bug Backpack {tutorial}

Hello there! Our family is super active. We love hiking outdoors, swimming & being together as a family. Every time we hop in the car for our next adventure, I usually like to pack a snack for my kiddos. They are always hungry. ha! That’s why Snyder’s-Lance single-serve size snack packs are the perfect addition to all of our family activities. They are convenient for tossing in the car or storing in the pantry for anytime snacking. They are easy to just grab & go. Annnnd most importantly, they are also made with great tasting & better-for-you ingredients that your family will love. Today I’d love to tell you more about these variety packs, & I’m going to show you how my kiddos made these cute Bug Backpacks (& matching water bottles!). These bags are perfect for holding a water bottle, snack & all their treasures they find along the way. I’m also sharing a nature scavenger hunt printable as well! Let’s get started!      

bug backpack at GingerSnapCrafts.com #kid #kidcrafts

kid snacks

You can find four different Snyder’s-Lance snack packs. They come in the following varieties: Premium Variety, Non-GMO Variety, Small Batch Kettle Chip Variety & Gluten Free Variety. Two of our favorite Snyder’s-Lance snack packs are the Premium Variety & the Small Batch Kettle Chip Variety packs. Yum! You can definitely find something for everyone’s taste buds. :) Annnnnd I love how they are made with better-for-you ingredients that taste great!

Peek inside our 2 favorite snack packs!

{wow me} wednesday #308

Hello! Welcome to {wow me} wednesday!
I’m so glad you are here. :)

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Last week I featured 10+ Grilling Recipes!
You can check them all out right over here.

10  Grilling Recipes at GingerSnapCrafts.com #recipes #grilling #summerfun

I’m also hosting a $25 gift card giveaway to Cleo Madison. You can enter here.

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Cleo Madison Dress Review + $25 Gift Card Giveaway

This post & giveaway is brought to you by CLEO MADISON.

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I love finding places to shop (for me & my daughters!) that are not only affordable & fashionable, but also modest. That’s why I love when I find sites like CLEO MADISON. I’m so excited to introduce you to them today. Annnnnnd I have a giveaway for you, too! Eek! :)

From their site:

CLEO MADISON is a modest clothing boutique with a large selection of dresses, skirts, tops and swimwear run by Adam & Elizabeth Morgan.

Ever since getting married, Liz struggled with finding modest clothes. Skirts and dresses never seemed to be quite long enough. Shirts were often sheer, didn't come up high enough in the front or had wide collars. Even, if by some odd chance that she did find some, they were really expensive or not very stylish. Shopping in Utah, you're very limited on what you can buy and wear. What are your options when you can't find what you need? At one point, Liz was completely fed up with the whole process and decided to sew her own skirt. It wasn't very convenient and extremely time consuming.

In spring of 2016, Adam & Elizabeth decided to help other women who felt the same. Their goal is to help you find cute and affordable clothing with up to date styles that match your clothing needs and are good quality. You'll find that by shopping there that clothing can be fun and you can show your personality without compromising your values. Each item is handpicked and Liz often keeps some for herself! They are always working to find the best clothing items for their customers.

Make sure you check out CLEO MADISON right here. You can see some of my favorite looks below. Click the picture to shop. :)

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Back To School Photo Prop {tutorial}

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Hello there! How was your weekend? Ours was filled with family (lots of cousins!), swimming & loving the amazing summer weather. Buuuut back to school will be here before you know it! Don’t tell my kiddos! ha! So today I am excited to be participating in Craft Lightning’s Back to School Series. Let me show you how I made this cute Back to School Photo Prop in under 15 minutes. Annnnd I’m answering another Cricut question for you today, too! Let’s get started. :)

back to school photo prop at GingerSnapCrafts.com #photo #backtoschool

10+ Grilling Recipes

Hello! It’s summer! Oh summertime….I love you! I especially love cooking on the grill & giving the kitchen a break! Yay! Today I am excited to share 10+ Grilling Recipes that were linked up to the last several {wow me} wednesday parties. If you haven’t swung by this week’s party make sure you do! Annnnd if you are a blogger, I’d love to see YOUR ideas! You can link up & check out this week’s links right here. Buuuut first check out this very yummy feature post perfect for the grill this weekend! Enjoy! :)

10  Grilling Recipes at GingerSnapCrafts.com #recipes #grilling #summerfun

{wow me} wednesday #307

Hello! Welcome to {wow me} wednesday!
I’m so glad you are here. :)

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Last week I featured 10 Patriotic Projects!
You can check them all out right over here.

10 Patriotic Projects at GingerSnapCrafts.com #patriotic #crafts

Do It Yourself ShipLap Wall

This post is brought to you by Life Storage.

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I’m a huge Fixer Upper fan! How about you? I blogged about my trip to Waco a few months ago. It was amazing! If you haven’t been to the Silos yet, be sure to put Waco on your bucket list. Ever since I got home, I’ve been itching to add just a little bit of farmhouse to our home. I’ve been debating about putting shiplap walls in our kitchen. Buuuuut I’ve been a little bit nervous about starting that project, because if I messed it up everyone would see it right when they walked in our home. ha! So I decided the master bathroom was the perfect place to try out some DIY Shiplap! No one goes in there anyways. Well, except the hubby & I. Annnnd guess what? I love it!

How do the Cricut® machines work?

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Cricut Question Series How Do the Cricut Machines Work

Hello there! Today I’m excited to continue with my Cricut Question Series. You can find question 1 here & question 2 here & question 3 here & question 4 here & question 5 here & question 6 here & question 7 here. Today we are going to tackle question 8 ~ How do the Cricut machines work? Yes, I said machines! ;) In addition to the popular Cricut Explore Air™ machines, Cricut also has the adorable Cricut Cuttlebug™. Today I’m excited to show you how I used both of these machines to make this adorable butterfly birthday box. Let’s get started!

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10+ Patriotic Projects

Hello! Hello! Well, I had meant to get this post up Thursday, then Friday…..annnnnnd now it’s Saturday! ha! I’m just going to blame it on summer time! Yep! The lazy days of summer have hit our house. Annnnnd I’m loving it! I’m still feeling all red, white & blue, so today I am excited to be featuring 10+ Patriotic Projects that were linked up to the last {wow me} wednesday party. I *think* this week’s party is still open. So pop over there to link up your latest projects & ideas (if you’re a blogger) or if you’re like me & like to browse the links….pop over there to see what everyone else is up to! You can do that here. Buuuuut first check out this fun & oh so patriotic feature post. Enjoy!

10 Patriotic Projects at GingerSnapCrafts.com #patriotic #crafts

{wow me} wednesday #306

Hello! Welcome to {wow me} wednesday!
I’m so glad you are here. :)

Happy 4th of July!

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Last week I featured 15 Red, White & Blue Treats!
You can check out all the yumminess right over here.

15 Red, White & Blue Treats at GingerSnapCrafts.com #redwhiteandblue #recipes

Jumbo 2x4 TIC TAC TOE Board + over 20 2x4 project ideas

Thanks to DecoArt for supplying some of the supplies for this project.

Hello there! Happy Saturday! Today I am excited to be joining Remodelaholic & some of my other favorite bloggers, as Remodelaholic kicks off their fun 2x4 & More challenge week. Let me show you how I made this Jumbo Tic Tac Toe board with a few lumber scraps laying around my garage. :)

Jumbo Tic Tac Toe Board at GingerSnapCrafts.com #tictactoe #games

15 Red, White & Blue Treats

Good morning! Eek! My favorite holiday is next week. I just love the 4th of July. Today I am excited to be featuring 15 Red, White & Blue Treats that were linked up over the last several {wow me} wednesday parties. Remember this week’s party is still going on. Feel free to swing by & check out the fabulous link ups. If you are a blogger, be sure to link up your ideas. I want to feature YOU, too! You can do that here. Buuuuut first check out this very patriotic feature post. Enjoy! :)

15 Red, White & Blue Treats at GingerSnapCrafts.com #redwhiteandblue #recipes

Will I be required to use cartridges with the Cricut®?

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Good morning! I hope you’ve had a fabulous week & that you have been following along with my Cricut® question series. You can see question 1 here & question 2 here & question 3 here & question 4 here & question 5 here & question 6 here. Whew! That was a lot of “ands”. ha! Annnnnd now we have moved on to question 7 ~ Will I be required to use cartridges with the Cricut?

Cricut Question Series at GingerSnapCrafts.com Will I be required to use cartridges with the Cricut

Truthfully, this is what held me back (for years!!) from purchasing a Cricut machine. I didn’t want to buy cartridges! I also wanted to cut my own fonts. Annnnnd thankfully both of those options are available with the Cricut Explore machines that are available right now from Cricut. Yay! So the answer to the question is a big NO! You do not need cartridges to use these machines. Yay! Annnnd don’t worry! If you do have Cricut cartridges they can still be used on these machines. So it’s a win win for everyone. Yay!

Enjoy these projects….that were made using my Cricut Explore Air™ & NOT made with any cartridges. ;) Click on the image for the full tutorial.

Easy DIY sign with Cricut at GingerSnapCrafts.com #madewithCricut