Ginger Snap Crafts: October 2013

31 October 2013

Over 20 Treats Perfect for Fall

Happy Halloween! Hope you are enjoying your day so far! :) We actually have guest in town for Halloween! Yay! I was thinking the other day that since we’ve moved a little ways from family 6 years ago we have never had company or family in for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Buuuut every single year we have lived here we’ve had company on Halloween! I think it’s because our family really knows how to party on Halloween! We really have a great time! ha! ;) Lots of fun traditions going on today at our house. I can’t wait for the kiddos to get home from school.

Today I am excited to share over 20 treats perfect for fall that were linked up to last week’s {wow me} wednesday party! Remember this week’s party is still going on here. So be sure to check out equally amazing projects & recipes that are being linked up right now. Buuut before you do enjoy these yummy recipes! :)

Over 20 treats perfect for #fall #recipes #linkparty #features GingerSnapCrafts.com

30 October 2013

I’m over at The Inspiration Network today!

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Just popping in quickly to let you know that today I am over at The Inspiration Network sharing this easy & last minute Halloween treat ~ adorable witch’s hat cookies! My kiddos love putting these together every year for Halloween! :) Keep reading to see some of my favorite Halloween round ups! Enjoy! :)

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29 October 2013

{wow me} wednesday #127 & The Inspiration Network

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So glad YOU are here!

Before we get started I wanted to let you know about
The Inspiration Network ~ a blog built by a team of talented bloggers!

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I am lucky enough to be a contributor to The Inspiration Network! Yay!
Here are a few of the other contributors ~ you’ll have to click here to meet the rest! :)

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Preschool Letter Matching Game {kid activity} #alphabits

I am a member of the Mom it Forward Blogger Network. This post is brought to you by Alpha-Bits. All opinions are my own. #alphabits

It’s fall! Lots of fun activities are happening! All the big kiddos are back in school having fun! I still have one at home with me during the day, and he LOVES to have “school”, too! So each Tuesday morning we have a preschool lesson & some fun learning activities. He loves it! This past week the weather was awesome so we had preschool outside, and played this fun preschool letter matching game with Alpha-Bits. (My son also likes to play with his food, so this was the perfect combination for him! ha!) So keep reading to see what we did! ;)

Easy Preschool Letter Game with Alpha-Bits #ad

28 October 2013

Adorable Toilet Paper Ghost {tutorial}

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Cottonelle, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #CottonelleTarget http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO

I am sooooo excited about this fun & easy project ~ adorable toilet paper ghost! ;) This is a great last minute Halloween project because I know you all have the main supply ~ toilet paper! I hope you do anyways! haha! If not, I have a great coupon link to share with you for a 12 pack of Cottonelle Triple Roll toilet paper at Target. So you can print off the coupon if you need to, run down to Target, grab some Cottonelle & get started! So keep reading to see how I made these adorable toilet paper ghost & to snag your coupon (while supplies last!).

Toilet Paper Ghost #TargetCottonelle #pmedia #ad GingerSnapCrafts.com

25 October 2013

Random Acts of Kindness Treasure Hunt from Capital B {contributor}

Hello, hello! I'm Sky and my simple blog is called Capital B. I'm Mom to two boys and stepmom to two more, so it's a boys life around here! I grew up watching my own Mom paint and do crafty things and now, craftiness brings me joy too. At Capital B, I share the simple goings on of life with boys, the things I do for real for the sake of our home and friends, and the things that I've tried and even failed at. It's a place that brings me happiness and I hope you'll come by so it can do the same for you! Ginger is one of my favorite people in the world (I even got to meet her earlier this year- I just love this awesome lady!) and I'm so honored that she chose me to share a kids idea with you today!

Random Acts of Kindness Treasure Hunt- aThanksgiving twist on a kids favorite!
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24 October 2013

15+ Slow Cooker Recipes

It’s my favorite day of the week I get to feature some of you! :) This week’s party is still going on so be sure to link up your latest ideas, projects & recipes! I’d love to see them. You can check out this week’s party here. I love slow cooker recipes! Every Sunday is crock pot day at our house, and I’m always looking for new recipes to try out! So enjoy over 15 slow cooker recipes that were linked up to {wow me} wednesday over the last several weeks. Yum! :)

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A Great Way to Refuel & Win a Rockin’ Refuel® Prize Pack

This post brought to you by Rockin Refuel®. All opinions are 100% mine.

We are a super active family! Even more so this time of year with so many fun activities going on! Sports are in full swing around here. My oldest is in marching band (yes, it's a sport!) ;), my daughter is in volleyball & basketball & my 5th grader is participating in his first year of football! Whew! I'm tired just saying all of that! ha! After burning off all of that energy at practices & games we are always looking for a way for them to refuel & get back some of that lost energy & rehydrate themselves. So we were super excited to try out some of the Rockin’ Refuel Protein Milk Beverage! Keep reading to see what my kiddos thought of it, & then you can enter for a chance to win a Rockin' Refuel® Prize Pack for yourself. :)

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22 October 2013

{wow me} wednesday #126 & a We R Memory Keepers Giveaway

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Welcome to {wow me} wednesday!



So glad YOU are here!


A few weeks ago I told you about We R Memory Keepers purchasing Lifestyle Crafts.
So exciting for both companies! Tonight let’s celebrate with a fun giveaway! Yay! ;)

Up for grabs is this fun We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board.
This little tool sounds so amazing! I want one, too! ha! ;)
You can turn any piece of scrapbook paper into an envelope! So cool!
This would be handy to have for the upcoming holidays for sure!

We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board Giveaway @ GingerSnapCrafts.com

5 Ways I’m Trying to Live Healthier #HonestlyGood #pmedia #ad

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Lately I have been trying so hard to live a little healthier! It can be a challenge! Like most of you, I am super busy, a mom & then add in a little blogging in the mix & that leaves little time for me to take care of myself! Today I’d love to share 5 ways that I am trying to live healthier. (I’d love to hear your ideas, too!)

1. I am trying to eat better! Lately I have replaced at least one meal a day with a healthy & #honestlygood meal. Recently I found these new Lean Cuisine Honestly Good meals at Target. I love that they have wholesome & 100% natural ingredients, and I love how easy they are to prepare. Keep reading to find out more about this healthy meal idea, and see my other 4 tips on living healthier. :)

Honestly Good Meal Ideas #HonestlyGood #pmedia #spon

21 October 2013

DIY Halloween Trick or Treat Bag {tutorial}

This post is brought to you by Cutting Edge Stencils.

Halloween is next week! Are you ready? We are still working on it! ha! ;) We do have our trick or treat bags ready though! Yay! Today I am excited to show you how I made this super cute & easy DIY Halloween Trick or Treat Bag in under 15 minutes with a Cutting Edge Stencils chevron craft stencil. It was so easy! This is definitely an activity you can get the kiddos involved with, too. They will LOVE making their own Halloween Bag! So keep reading to see how easy this bag was to make. :)

diy Halloween bag with Cutting Edge Stencils #spon #tutorial #chevron #stencil

15 Spooky Projects with Silhouette

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Hello! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Ours was busy, lots of fun & a little cold! :) This morning I’m happy to announce the winner of the Silhouette Portrait giveaway! If your name is Rebecca you have won your very own Silhouette Portrait! Yay! I’ve emailed you, & I need to hear back from you soon!

Don’t forget you still have a few more days to take advantage of the ah-mazing Silhouette sale going on right now! With your purchase of Silhouette CAMEO or Portrait you will receive a huge bundle of specialty media. This is the best deal I’ve ever seen at Silhouette. You can find out all the details here, go shopping here & don’t forget to use the code GINGERSNAP at check out! To celebrate this huge promotion I thought it would be fun to share 15 Spooky Projects with Silhouette! Enjoy! :)

15 Spooky Projects with Silhouette

18 October 2013

Simple & Hearty Chili from The Turquoise Home {contributor}

Hi there! I'm Laura from The Turquoise Home. I love to create fun crafts, share my old family recipes and create my own furniture, all while giving my home a personal, custom look on a budget! I'd love for you to come and visit sometime! Thank you so much for having me today, Ginger!

It's no secret that I love Fall. I mean really, really love it! I mean, I've had my mantel decked out since the end of August. No lie. See, I told you I loved Fall! :) And I recently filled my home with all things Autumn and did a whole house tour! When I think of this wonderful season my mind often wanders to images of thick socks, beautifully colored leaves, cozy blankets, watching football together with friends and family, and eating yummy chili ... topped with cheese and sour cream. Scrumptious!

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17 October 2013

Glow in the Dark Pumpkin #StickorTreat

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Hello! I am so excited about this fun glow in the dark pumpkin that I made using Duck Tape®! This is by far the easier (& coolest!) project I've ever done! ha! My kiddos actually fight over who gets to have the glow in the dark pumpkin in their room each night! Duck Tape® also has the cutest Halloween inspired tape out right now. Have you seen it? To celebrate Duck Tape®  is having a fun #StickorTreat Jack-O-Lantern Decorating Contest with lots of fun prizes! Yay! Keep reading to find all the fun details on how to enter, & I'll show you how easy it was to make this glow in the dark pumpkin!

Glow in the Dark Pumpkin with Duck Tape

Over 10 Adorable Halloween Treats

It my favorite day of the week! I love getting to feature some of your amazing creations! Last we had over 500 link ups at {wow me} wednesday! Wowzers! You guys have been busy! ;) So make sure you check them all out here! This week’s party is still going strong. So if you are a blogger make sure you link up your latest creations. I’d love to see them! You can link up to this week’s party here. Buuuuut first be sure to check out over 10 adorable Halloween Treats. Enjoy! :)

Over 10 Adorable Halloween Treats #halloween #gingersnapcrafts #features

Mummy JELL-O JIGGLERS {recipe}

Today I’d love to share a spooky Mummy JELL-O JIGGLERS treat that I made for my kiddos a few days ago as a surprise after school snack! These are sure to be a hit for Halloween, and the perfect spooky “trick or treat” snack that will have all the neighborhood kids wanting to hang out at your house with your kiddos! ha! :) Keep reading to see how easy these were to put together! #JELLOHalloween

Mummy Jell-O Jigglers #gingersnapcrafts #spon #jello

15 October 2013

{wow me} wednesday #125 & a Silhouette Portrait™ Giveaway

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Welcome to  {wow me} wednesday!

 

So glad YOU are here!

Tonight I am so excited to be giving away a Silhouette Portrait™ to one of YOU!
 
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Halloween Door Hanger with Silhouette Chipboard {tutorial} plus a HUGE Silhouette Promotion & a Silhouette Portrait™ Giveaway

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Oh yah! Today I’m excited to be sharing some of my favorite things on the blog! Yay! I have a brand new Silhouette tutorial to share ~ a cute Halloween Door Hanger with Silhouette Chipboard, and I have a brand new Silhouette promotion (It’s HUGE!), & I have an ah-mazing Silhouette Portrait™ giveaway for one of YOU! Yes, get excited! ha! :) So keep on reading for all the fun details!
 
Halloween Door Hanger with Silhouette #spon #silhouetteteam #tutorial

14 October 2013

Cute & Easy Neighbor Gift with Free Printable {tutorial}

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Good morning! Hope you all had an awesome weekend! Ours was busy! We had high school homecoming, a pumpkin patch field trip, a fun parade & lots of working on our room addition! Wahoo! We have a completed roof now! ;) So exciting!

Today I wanted to share these cute & easy Halloween neighbor gifts with a free printable that I made using DecoArt’s Americana Multi-Surface Satin Paint. (These paints are awesome because you can use them on just about any surface!) These neighbor gifts are so quick to put together, and your family will have so much fun boo-ing the neighbors. ha! :) So keep reading to see how simple these were to make.

cute & easy Halloween neighbor gift #halloween #deocart #spon

10 October 2013

Over 15 Pumpkin Recipes

It’s my favorite day of the week!  I get to feature some of YOU! :) I enjoyed looking through last week’s link ups. I’m loving all of the fall projects & recipes! Today I am excited to share over 15 pumpkin recipes. Yum! Don’t forget to check all the new link ups from this week’s party! They are just as fabulous. Annnnd if you’re a blogger I’d love to see your latest creations. Link up here. Buuuut first enjoy these yummy pumpkin recipes! :)

Over 15 Pumpkin Recipes at #gingersnapcrafts #pumpkins #recipe #features #fall

09 October 2013

Easy {& Cheap!} Dinner Date Night Idea #Dinner4Two

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OK…I have a question for you! ;) When was the last time you went on a date? Hmmmm….still thinking!?!? ;) Don’t worry I am in the same boat most of the time! I know many of you are as busy as me! It’s hard to find time to squeeze a little alone time with the hubby especially when you are trying to juggle all of the kid’s schedules, other commitments & make ends meet on a tight budget. It can be really, really tough! Buuuut having some alone time with your hubby (without breaking the bank) is soooo important! Recently my husband & I had an awesome & delicious skillet dinner ALONE, & the whole date cost under $10! Yay! Keep reading to see how. :)

easy date idea #gingersnapcrafts #Dinner4Two #shop #cbias

08 October 2013

{wow me} wednesday #124

Welcome to  {wow me} wednesday!



So glad YOU are here!


If you missed last week’s features don’t forget to check
out over 15 adorable Halloween Ideas. They are spooktacular! ;)

over 15 adorable #Halloween ideas #gingersnapcrafts #linkparty #features

07 October 2013

Polka Dotted Pumpkin ~ Glass Painting {tutorial}

This post is brought to you by Decoart.

Happy Monday! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend! We woke up Saturday to rain & cooler weather so it was perfect to snuggle up on the couch, pop some popcorn & watch our Church’s General Conference. It happens twice a year in April & October. You can watch it or read about it here. Definitely some of my favorite weekends of the year. :) #ldsconf

I also had a little time to do a little crafting this weekend, too! Yay! I had a plain glass pumpkin that I made over into a super cute polka dotted pumpkin using Americana Multi-Surface Paint. (These paints are awesome because they can be used on just about any surface ~ fabric, wood, metal & even glass!) Keep reading to see how easy this polka dotted pumpkin was to make! :)

Polka Dotted Pumpkin #gingersnapcrafts #decoart #multisurfacepaint #spon

Snickers Cookie Bites {recipe} #GameDayBites

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I love this time of year ~ lots of fun activities, game day tailgating, yummy desserts & lots of family fun! Today I’d love to share a yummy recipe we made with Snickers Unwrapped Bites that are perfect to make to celebrate a football game or even to cheer you up if your team lost! These Snickers Cookie Bites are so yummy! So keep reading for the recipe, and I have a link to an amazing coupon that you can use to buy some Snickers or Milky Way Unwrapped Bites. Yay! :)

Snickers Cookie Bites at GingerSnapCrafts.com #cbias #shop

03 October 2013

Over 15 Adorable Halloween Ideas

It’s my favorite day of the week! Annnnd not just because I get to feature some of YOU! ;) Today is my birthday! ha! :) So while I’m off celebrating & being pampered by my family (haha!) enjoy over 15 adorable Halloween ideas from last week’s {wow me} wednesday party! Remember this week’s party is still going on! So be sure to stop by & check out all the ah-mazing projects that have been linked up so far. If you’re a blogger I’d love to see what you’re up to! So be sure to link up here. Buuuuut first enjoy these spooktacular ideas! :)

over 15 adorable #Halloween ideas #gingersnapcrafts #linkparty #features

01 October 2013

{wow me} wednesday #123

Welcome to  {wow me} wednesday!



So glad YOU are here!


If you missed last week’s features make sure you check out
over 20 fabulous fall home d├ęcor ideas! They are ah-mazing! :)

Over 20 Fall Home Decor Ideas #gingersnapcrafts #fall #homedecor #linkparty #features
 

White Chocolate Popcorn {recipe}

Yesterday I showed you how I made this glass etched bowl, and today I’d love to share the yumminess that I filled it with. ha! ;) This popcorn is so yummy & sweet! You might of noticed that I used Candy Corn M&M’s (again!). I used them in my Candy Corn Monster Cookies, too. I seriously can’t stop buying them! I’ve used them in so many things lately! ha! They were perfect in this white chocolate popcorn. This would be the perfect treat for Halloween. So keep reading to see how to make it! :)

White Chocolate Popcorn #recipe #gingersnapcrafts