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Monday, November 30, 2015

Mudroom Bench Makeover

This post is brought to you by DecoArt.

Hello! How was your Thanksgiving holiday? Wonderful, I hope! Ours was fantastic….I ate a little too much, but that’s OK, right? ;) Earlier last week (while cleaning the house getting ready for company) I decided to redo a bench we’ve had in our mudroom/laundry room. This little bench just didn’t fit in with the bright, fun decor we have going on in there! I decided to use Americana Decor Maxx Gloss in Aqua Waters. (This high gloss, durable paint is also available in 19 other high-gloss, trendy colors.) So keep reading to see how easy this bench was to transform!

Mudroom Bench with Maxx Gloss Paint from

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Silhouette Black Friday SALES!!!!!

This post is brought to you by Silhouette.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s time for the Silhouette Black Friday promotion!!! Eek! If you have a new Silhouette on your Christmas list or know someone who would love a Silhouette (Portrait, Cameo, Mint or Curio!!!) for Christmas then you need to keep reading! Or if you can’t wait go {HERE} & use the code GINGERSNAP. ;)

Silhouette Black Friday Sales!!!! Use the code GINGERSNAP

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

{wow me} wednesday #233

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


I wanted to give you a heads up that Silhouette’s Black Friday promotion starts a little early this year. It will all kick off on Thursday morning at 12:01 AM MST. So be sure to mark your calendars, set your alarms, put a note on the fridge, write it on your hand…whatever it takes….ha! & be there. You don’t want to miss out! I’ll be posting all the details right here on the blog early Thursday morning! Eek!

black friday event

Last week I featured these 15 cute ideas for Christmas.
Be sure to check out all the ideas & projects right {HERE}.

15 Cute Christmas Ideas at

Qixels ~ the Best Toy Ever!!!

Guys! I have found the best toy ever for my kiddos! Annnnd the best part of all is that it is tech-free & provides hours of creative entertainment for my kiddos! Eek! You’ve got love that. Qixels (pronounced “Quick-suls”) is a creative activity set that inspires kiddos to use their imagination with cubes that fuse together with a squirt of water to create an 8-bit world of monsters, dinosaurs, animals & lots more, all while stepping away from their screens. Qixels would make an amazing birthday gift or Christmas gift, & it would be perfect for this week. Qixels would make great entertainment for the kiddos right after Thanksgiving dinner when you just want to take a nap! ha! So keep reading, & I’ll tell you more!

Best Toy Ever!!! Qixels

Monday, November 23, 2015

Pumpkin Crunch Cake {recipe}

This post is brought to you by I am a member of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network. #cansgetYOUcooking

Hello!  We all know it’s the holidays ~ a super busy time of year. We all have lots of activities & parties to attend. I love having some go to ingredients in my “cantry” to help me out when I need a last minute dessert or dish to serve.  If you are like me by the end of the week (usually around Thursday) we are about to run out of the food in the fridge & our fresh food is either a little mushy (eewww!) or has already been gobbled up. I really love being able to turn to my cantry when I need an easy meal idea or dessert for a party. So today I am going to share our family’s favorite go to dessert ~ Pumpkin Crunch Cake. You can easily stock up on the main ingredients, & you’ll be able to whip up this dessert in no time! So let’s get started! :)

pumpkin crunch cake at

Friday, November 20, 2015

Hand-Carved Pine Trees {tutorial}

This post is brought to you by Make It: Fun® Crafts.

Good morning! Hold the presses! It’s my first Christmas craft of the year! Eek! I am so excited about the brand new holiday e-book from Make It: Fun® Crafts. It’s full of 20 projects perfect for the holidays. They are all so cute & easy to put together. Our challenge this month was to choose one of these projects & put our own spin on them! So keep reading, & I’ll show you how easy it was to make these hand-carved pine trees. I’m also sharing some of the projects from the rest of the Make It Fun Team. So let’s get started! :)

hand-carved pine trees at   #makeitfuncrafts #sponsored

Thursday, November 19, 2015

15 Cute Christmas Ideas

Good morning! Thanksgiving is next week! I can’t believe how fast this year has flown by. Before you know it Christmas will be here! Eek! So today I am excited to feature 15 Cute Christmas Ideas that were linked up to the last week’s {wow me} wednesday party. Remember this week’s party is still going on. So be sure to swing by & check that out. If you are a blogger be sure to link up some of your latest projects & ideas right {HERE}. I’d love to see them & feature you, too. Buuuut first check out this very Christmassy feature post. Enjoy! :)

15 Cute Christmas Ideas at

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

{wow me} wednesday #232

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


You are going to be glad you are here, too! ha!
I have a fun Christmas giveaway tonight! Eek!

Tree Classics has graciously offered to give one of YOU this pretty Kennedy Fir Harvest Wreath.
Tree Classics is celebrating it’s 40th year with some fun giveaways around blogland.
I am so excited to participate! You can tell my daughter was excited to hold the wreath!

wreath giveaway

We can’t wait to fluff it up, turn on the lights (Yes, it comes pre-lit!) & hang it on our door.

Founded in 1976, Tree Classics™ has a long history of designing the World's Finest Artificial Christmas Trees. We have since expanded our range of holiday offerings to include artificial wreaths, garlands, and various accessories. Our lasting success is a result of our dedication to quality and personal service that delights customers year after year.




To enter use the form below. Good luck!

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Groovebook ~ Free Your Photos {best gift idea ever}

This post is brought to you by Groovebook by Shutterfly. #Groovebook

Good morning! I take lots of pictures. Lots! ha! I’m sure you do, too. I take them with my camera, & those pictures usually end up on our family blog. I also take tons of pictures on my phone but sometimes I kind of feel like they get trapped in there. You know? That’s why I am so super excited about Groovebook by Shutterfly. Finally, there is an easy way to free the photos from my phone. Yay! It is so easy to do, super inexpensive & Groovebook makes great gifts, too! Just think of all the possibilities! Eek! You could make an extra book to send to grandma or gift a subscription to a friend.  I am so excited to give you all the details. So keep reading!

Groovebook Free Your Photos

Monday, November 16, 2015

Pumpkin Crunch Sundae & Pie Bar Ideas

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareTheJoyOfPie #CollectiveBias

The holidays are a wonderful time of year! I love that we all take time to think a little bit more about others than ourselves this time of year. What a better way to do that than to share some of the comfort & yumminess you can find in Marie Callender's® Dessert Pies & Reddi-wip® with family & friends. I used both of these to make this delicious & nutty Pumpkin Crunch Sundae.

pumpkin crunch sundae at

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Weathered Wood Fall Sign {tutorial}

Heeeey guys! Fall is flying by, & I’m running out of time to post all my fall projects! ha! So I decided to post a rare Saturday craft with you today! This weathered wood fall sign was originally seen over on The Crafting Chicks.
#weathered wood sign at

Friday, November 13, 2015

Water Bottle Printables with Dasani

This post is sponsored by Dasani & the Coca-Cola Company. These cute water
bottles with printable tags
with a bag of trail mix make a great party favor.

water bottle printables at
Hi there! Today I’d love show you how to make these cute party favor water bottles.  Dasani water bottles are the perfect water bottle to use for this project. They are available just about everywhere & are so easy to find. Plus Dasani makes their water bottles with 30% plant materials which makes these green-capped bottles environmentally friendly & sustainable. I love that they are 100% recyclable, too. Just look for the #greenbottlecap at your local grocery store. :)

Thursday, November 12, 2015

7 Wood Projects

Good afternoon! I love wood projects. They are just so many possibilities when you have wood. You can cut it, stain it, paint it, add vinyl, do something big, make something small….the possibilities are just endless. So today I am excited to feature 7 Wood Projects that were linked up to the last two {wow me} wednesday parties. Remember this week’s party is still going on. So be sure to swing by & check that out. If you are a blogger be sure to link up some of your latest projects & ideas right {HERE}. I’d love to see them & feature you, too. Buuut first check out this creative & fun feature post all about wood. Enjoy! :)

7 Wood Projects at

Teaching Your Kids to Take Care of Their Smiles

I taught my children how important it is to take care of their smiles with
LISTERINE® Smart Rinse, as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #LISTERINE

teaching your kids to take care of their smiles at

It’s that time of year….the holidays! All the yummy goodies start to pile up with Halloween & then continue on until the New Year. While it’s fun to have your family (including the kiddos!) indulge in the holiday celebrations & treats, we still need to make sure we are taking care of our pretty smiles, too! If your kiddos are like mine sometimes they need a little motivation to get to the bathroom to floss, brush & swish those teeth. Today I am excited to share some tips that I use to get my kiddos excited about taking care of their smiles.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

{wow me} wednesday #231

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


Last week I featured 10 Amazing Wood Slice Projects.
You can see all of these amazing projects right {HERE}.

10 Amazing Wood Slice Projects at #woodslice #crafts

SO are you ready to PaRty?

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