Ginger Snap Crafts: March 2012
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Friday, March 30, 2012

Grow your Garden with Miracle Gro {Expand 'n Gro concentrated plant mix review}

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scotts®. All opinions are 100% mine.
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I was super excited when I was asked to review the Miracle Gro Expand ‘n Gro™  concentrated planting mix.  I love growing things!   Remember my front yard flower bed post from last week?  Well, this week I've been working on my backyard.  Underneath our bedroom windows we put in a our own "berry patch" as we call it. :)  We have strawberries growing there....

Pinspired & Rewired {the winners}



We are blown away by the amazing,
creative wreaths that were linked up this week.
It's wonderful to see you all stretching your creativity
& making something fun & unique for your home.

Thanks for making our first
Pinspired & Rewired link party so successful!
And a huge thank to
Pick Your Plum
for being the very generous sponsor!


We had the hardest time choosing a top three,
since there were so many we all adored,
but we finally narrowed it down.

Here are the winners of the Wreath challenge.

1st place:


Sky from Capital B
{$75 worth of merchandise from Pick Your Plum
+ guest judge spot for next month}

diy garden pots {tutorial}

Oh yah…I have been enjoying the wonderful spring weather this week!
After a very rainy spring break we have had nothing but sunshine this whole week.
I finished up my flower pots & window boxes in the back yard. Yay!
We’ve got the garden planted, and our sunflowers are taking off!
One thing new I wanted to try this year is planting some herbs.

herb garden pots
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Thursday, March 29, 2012

take a look at you {Easter edition}

It’s my favorite day of the week…I get to feature some of YOU!  Yay!
This week’s party is still going on so feel free to link up {here
} if you haven’t yet!

Thank you all so much for sharing each week!

Since I may (or may not!) have any
Easter crafts of my own to share this year,
thought I’d share
a FEW of favorite Easter link ups
from last week’s {wow me} wednesday party!

easter printable
Easter Printable from Visual Eye Candy

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

{wow me} wednesday #44

Welcome to
{wow me} wednesday!

So glad YOU are here!

Next week is kind of BIG for little ole’ me!
My blog went live on Monday, April 4, 2011.
(You can see my first post here.)

April 4th this year falls on a Wednesday,
so I thought it would be fun to celebrate in a BIG way.
My friend, Jaime Lyn from over at Crafty Scrappy Happy
did this for her blog birthday, & I thought it would be fun to do it, too.
Thank you, Jaime for the idea! 

So here it is NEXT week for {wow me} wednesday
I would LOVE to have a few (or a BUNCH!!) of YOU co-host with me. 
Sound fun??  This is how it will work.

dinosaur birthday cake {tutorial}

Each one of my three boys
have at one time in their lives
been obsessed with dinosaurs!  {{{Roar!}}}
So each of them has had a version of
this {cute & easy} dinosaur birthday cake!


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Monday, March 26, 2012

Pinspired & Rewired {wreath link party}

Welcome to our first Pinspired & Rewired link party.
We have been anxiously waiting for this day to arrive.
We can’t wait to see your pinspired creations!

This month’s theme is wreaths.

Remember this is a craft competition!
We’ve got some awesome
crafty swag for the winners
of this month’s challenge from Pick Your Plum.
 
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Friday, March 23, 2012

spring berry wreath {tutorial}

Well, I’m ending this spring break week with a spring tutorial.
I showed you this wreath last week when
I revealed my mini-living room makeover.
I love the fresh pop of color it gives my living room mantel.
It was super easy to make, too.  Yay!

spring wreath

Thursday, March 22, 2012

take a look at you {my favorites}

It’s my favorite day of the week…I get to feature some of YOU!  Yay!
This week’s party is still going on so feel free to link up {here
} if you haven’t yet!

Thank you all so much for sharing each week!!

 Here’s a few of my favorites
from last week’s {wow me} wednesday party!

Ella Irene Embroidery Hoop Name Art

Embroidery Hoop Name Art from The Brilliant Crafty Type

Spring Fling Party at our House with TCBY Frozen Yogurt #TCBYGrocery {Yum!}

As most of you know by now our family
has been enjoying Spring Break this week.
This year we are sticking close to home,
& it has actually has been kind of nice & relaxing. 
I did have a few fun activities planned
for the kiddos to keep them busy.
One of them was hosting a Spring Fling party at our house. Yay!

invitation

{my flower garden}

Lots of talk about Spring on the blog this week!
Here’s some pictures from my front flower beds.
Most of these flowers were planted last spring & fall,
so I’m super excited that most of them came back & look so pretty!
{I seriously use to kill every plant I tried to grow!}
I finally learned that plants do much better if you don’t forget to water them!

Enjoy!

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

{wow me} wednesday #43

Welcome to
{wow me} wednesday!

So glad YOU are here!

So far our spring break has been fabulous! Yay!
Today’s fun activity was a Spring Fling at our house.
We had tons of fun outside activities
planned for the 20+ kiddos we had invited.
Mother Nature had other plans…..
it was pouring down rain this morning!  Yikes!
We were able to adjust our plans,
& it ended up being a lot of fun.
I’ll share pictures on Friday.

Here are the {top five six} from last week!
{There was a tie!}

BurpClothsTitle

Quick & Easy Burp Cloths from Buttercream & a Sewing Machine

big news for me & YOU {Lifestyle Crafts}

GINGER (1)

I don’t know if you noticed this new button on my sidebar.
Every time I see I want to pinch myself. Winking smile

When I started my blog almost a year ago
I never in a million years thought I’d have
the opportunity to work with an
amazing company like Lifestyle Crafts
It really is a dream come true. 
Annnd if wasn’t for all of you I would
of never had this opportunity. 
So thank you, thank you, thank you! 

Monday, March 19, 2012

{homemade} play dough

homemade play dough recipe

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Planting Sunflower Seeds {kid activity} #GoGreenNGiggle

Earlier this morning I told you that this week was our Spring Break! Wahoo!
Annnnd for the first time in a long time we aren’t going out of town for the whole week.
We do have lots of fun things planned though.  I’ll be sharing some of them this week.
On Saturday we planned to work in the yard as a family. 
Good plan because it turned out to be an absolutely beautiful day. Yay!
We always plant a garden, & we have tons of flowers in our front flower beds.
I’ll be sharing some pictures of our flowers later on this week.
{I’m kind of excited about my flower beds!}

green-and-giggle-sunflower-seeds_thu 
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Saturday, March 17, 2012

take a look at you {special St. Patrick’s Day edition}

I know yesterday I told you I’d see you on Monday
buuuut after browsing this week’s {wow me} wednesday
I couldn’t resist sharing a few of your
adorable St. Patrick’s Day ideas.
Even though you can’t link up anymore there’s
tons more… so check out the party
{here
} if you haven’t yet!

Thank you all so much for sharing each week!

 Here’s a FEW of my favorite St. Patty Day ideas
from this week’s {wow me} wednesday party!

green puccing

Check out this post from Heather Lynne from
Raising Memories over on How Does She?

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Fill your home with Spring. #FreshAccents

spring and renuzit

Oh!  The weather has been ah-mazing this week!
Spring had definitely sprung where we live!
Time to open the windows, do some cleaning
& get my home ready for spring!  Yay!
I recently picked up a
Renuzit Fresh Accents air freshener
{in yummy raspberry} from my local Walmart.

take a look at you {st. patrick’s day edition}

It’s my favorite day of the week…I get to feature some of YOU!  Yay!
This week’s party is still going on so feel free to link up {here
} if you haven’t yet!

Thank you all so much for sharing each week!

 Here’s a FEW of my St. Patrick’s Day favorites
from last week’s {wow me} wednesday party!

leg warmers for st patricks day with text

Little Leprechaun Leg Warmers from The Creative Imperative

 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

{wow me} wednesday #42

Welcome to
{wow me} wednesday!

So glad YOU are here!

I know I say that every week,
but I truly mean it!
Thank you all so much for
your support & friendship.
It means a bunch to me! :)

Here are the {top five} links from last week!

poem on the wall

Writing on the Wall from Her Beautiful Mess

Hartstrings {spring fashions} #myhartstrings

The weather has been gorgeous this week.
Absolutely amazing!  Time to for spring
& all the adorable clothes that come with it!  Yay!
Easter comes early this year, too (April 8th!)
So it’s time to do some Easter clothes shopping, too.
I recently found a great place to buy clothes for the kiddos!
Hartstrings has a wonderful website full of causal clothes,
dress clothes and play clothes…even cute little swimsuits.
Just check out these new arrivals for spring!

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Everyday Art {blog swap}

Good morning! 
Today I’d LOVE to introduce YOU to two fabulous ladies from
Everyday Art.
{You’ll have to pop over to their blog to see what I’m up to today!}
………………………..……
 
Hi Everyone! We're happy to be here today, sharing our blog with all of you.
We're
Emily and Jaime from Everyday Art.
 
 

Monday, March 12, 2012

{think outside the blog}

If you follow Mommy By Day, Crafter By Night
you’ve seen some great post recently about thinking outside of the blog
or in other words the real lives behind of some your favorite bloggers! 
If you haven’t read any of them yet pop over
to
Mommy By Day, Crafter By Night & check it out!

ThinkOutsidetheBlog

I was grateful for the chance to take part in the series.
So if you missed it over there, here’s my
 think outside of the blog post.

Cole vs. Cameo {guess who won?}

Some of you might remember when
I was super excited to get my new Silhouette Cameo
.
I had so many projects & ideas!  Like this & this.  I couldn’t wait to get started! :)
Well, unknown to me my 2 year old, Cole, had BIG plans for my
Cameo, too! Ummm…not good!
cameo vs. cole
Just a little background on my little Cole-Man.  He is extremely busy!  Always into something. 
Like the time he put Vaseline in his hair…yep, his hair was sticking up like that for a couple of days until the Vaseline finally wore off.  Then there was the time he put lotion all over his forehead, and the many, many times he has colored himself with markers.  Do you see a pattern???
Yes, usually he is doing crazy things to himself…buuuuuut that would soon change. Yikes!

cole's funny things

Thursday, March 8, 2012

take a look at you {my favorites}

It’s my favorite day of the week…I get to feature some of YOU!  Yay!
This week’s party is still going on so feel free to link up {here
} if you haven’t yet!

Thank you all so much for sharing each week!

 Here’s a FEW of favorites
from last week’s {wow me} wednesday party!

Vintage Scrap Fabric & Twine Banner from Live.Laugh.Rowe

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Did you notice??? {blog design updates}

So did you notice anything different about the ol’ blog this week????
I had Kim from
733 Blog Design tweek a few things for me!
(She’s amazing & super fast by the way.  I highly recommend her!)

First up….I got rid of “the shadow”.

BEFORE
Do you see the shadow around the outside edge of my blog?

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AFTER
Now it’s gone!  Yay! Smile

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

{wow me} wednesday #41

Welcome to
{wow me} wednesday!

So glad YOU are here!

Ginger Snap Crafts is just about to turn 1!
Yep, this blog went live the first week of April last year!
Kinda of crazy….I can’t believe my blog is growing up! ;)
I’m working on some fun ways to celebrate,
annnd I’m busy lining up some awesome giveaways!
I’d love to include some of YOU in it!
It you would like to sponsor a giveaway please email me
at gingersnapcraft at yahoo dot com.
All giveaway sponsors will receive 30 days free side bar advertising! Yay!
So please let me know if you are interested!  I’d love to have YOU! :)


In other news,
if you are up for a crafty challenge,
I’d love for you to check out

my Pinspired & Rewired post.
It’s going to fun…you don’t want to miss out!

Here are the {5 most viewed links} from last week!

No-Sew Ruffle Tote from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

no sew ruffle tote smaller

 

burlap wreath {tutorial}

burlap wreath pinterest contest

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Monday, March 5, 2012

some wreath pinspiration {pinterest challenge}

So how was your weekend???  Fabulous, I hope!
Well if YOU checked in on Friday you saw the BIG announcement!
Ginger Snap Crafts along with Southern Lovely, The Gunny Sack & Family Ever After
are hosting a brand new Pinterest Challenge called Pinspired & Rewired!
Each month we’ll Pin it. Make it. Share it. Win it!
You can find all the details here.

This month the theme is wreaths.
You can check out my wreath inspiration board here.

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Friday, March 2, 2012

Pinspired & Rewired {pinterest challenge}

Pinterest Green Wording
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PINSPIRED and REWIRED

We have been busy planning a new blogging series,
and we are so excited to announce it today!
The series consists of the 4 hosts picking an inspiration project from Pinterest.
We then made our own version (adding our own twist, of course),
& we’ll reveal it in a just a minute along with the theme.
Then you will have 3 weeks to do the same.
Pin it. Make it. Share it. Win it!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

take a look at you {my favorites}

It’s my favorite day of the week…I get to feature some of YOU!  Yay!
This week’s party is still going on so feel free to link up {here
} if you haven’t yet!

Thank you all so much for sharing each week!
 Here’s a FEW of favorites
from last week’s {wow me} wednesday party!

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