Ginger Snap Crafts: October 2014

Just Be Yourself & Dance! #JustDance2015

Hello! Our family loves Just Dance! How about yours? I think we have just about every edition. ha! :) So as you can imagine my kiddos were super excited get their copy of Just Dance 2015! Yay! I love that Ubisoft (the makers of Just Dance 2015) have partnered with Stomp Out Bullying to bring awareness to National Bullying Prevention Month this October. I’m sure you saw all of the blue shirts a few weeks ago. If you are thinking about getting Just Dance 2015 for your kiddos keep reading to see what we thought & see where you can get your copy. (It would make an amazing Christmas gift!) #JustDance2015 #cgc

Family fun with Just Dance #JustDance2015  

15 Spooky Treats

Hello! Halloween is TOMORROW! Eek! :) One of our favorite family traditions is to make a spooky Halloween meal complete with some spooky treats. So I thought it would be fun to round up 15 Spooky Treats that were linked up to last week’s {wow me} wednesday party! You still have time to make some of these for tomorrow. ;) Remember this week’s party is still going on right now. So be sure to swing by to see what everyone is up to. If you are a blogger be sure to link up your latest ideas. I’d love to see them. Buuuut first check out this spook-tacular feature post. Enjoy! :)

15 Spooky Treats at GingerSnapCrafts.com #Halloween #treats #linkparty #features

{wow me} wednesday #178

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

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Last week I featured 12 Autumn Décor Ideas.
Make sure you check out all the fabulousness {HERE}. :)

12 Autumn Home Decor Ideas at GingerSnapCrafts.com #linkparty #features

Decor Tips: Make the Most of Natural Light in your Home

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Décorview. The opinions and text are all mine.
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Hello! One of my most favorite things to do (and I usually save it for last!) are the window treatments for our home. I finally put the curtains & blinds up in our sunroom two weeks ago! ha! :) It’s a big decision! Window treatments can make or break a room design! That is why I love Décorview! I wish I had found them a long time ago! I could of really used their help deciding on what to do with all the windows in our home.  Décorview designs, measures and installs custom Hunter Douglas window treatments. They are beautiful! You can even request a FREE design consultation right on their website. Awesome! In our home we have tons of natural light. Sometimes all that light needs to be managed! ha! So today I thought I’d share some tips on how to make the most of the natural light in your home & show off some beautiful Hunter Douglas window treatments. So keep reading! :)

Décor Tips Make the Most of Natural Light in your Home #sponsored

Easy DIY Shutter Headboard {tutorial}

This post is brought to you by We R Memory Keepers.

Hello! How was your weekend? Ours was fantastic! We worked together as a family on a few projects, had some amazing weather & got to spend some quality time together. That’s always nice. ;) A few weekends ago my hubby & I worked on this easy DIY shutter headboard for our master bedroom. We used shutter memo boards from We R Memory Keepers. I kind of LOVE it! So I’m excited to share the EASY tutorial with you today so you can make one too. So keep reading! :)

Easy DIY Shutter Headboard at GingerSnapCrafts.com #wermemorykeepers #DIY #tutorial 

Spooky Treat Jar {tutorial}

This post is brought to you by Fiskars.

Hello! Happy Friday! It’s homecoming for us today. We can’t wait for the parade this afternoon & the big football game tonight. Go Hawks! ;) It’s also a week from Halloween, & I have been on a roll lately with easy Halloween gift ideas! ha! ;) Annnnnd this Spooky Treat Jar is super easy to do as well with some help from the brand new Fiskars Duck® Edition Scissors. These scissors are made to work with sticky material like Duck® Tape. I love that they don’t get sticky & gummy! They are awesome. So keep reading to see how I made this easy craft. :)

Spooky Candy Jar at GingerSnapCrafts.com #ducktape #fiskars #tutorial

12 Autumn Décor Ideas

Hello! It’s time to feature some of YOUR awesome-ness! ;) I loved going through last week’s link ups, and I am excited to feature 12 Autumn Décor Ideas for your home. This week’s party is still going on so feel free to swing by & check out this week’s party. If you are a blogger be sure to link up your latest projects & ideas so I can feature you, too. You can do all of that right {HERE}. Buuuuut first fall in love with these amazing ideas! Enjoy! :)

12 Autumn Home Decor Ideas at GingerSnapCrafts.com #linkparty #features

Introducing the NEW Silhouette CAMEO & a Spook-tacular Silhouette Gift Basket Giveaway #SilhouetteCAMEO

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Hello! Have you heard? Silhouette is releasing the all NEW Silhouette CAMEO today! Eek! You can buy one of your own right {HERE}. To celebrate I’ve teamed up with several of my favorite bloggers to bring you an ultimate Silhouette Gift Basket giveaway that would go perfectly with your brand new Silhouette CAMEO. #justsayin ;) So keep reading to find out all the new features of the new Silhouette CAMEO & see what Silhouette goodies we are giving away in the Spook-tacular Silhouette Gift Basket giveaway! ;)
 
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{wow me} wednesday #177 & a Paint-A-Pillow Giveaway

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

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Last week I featured 8 DIY projects' for your home.
Make sure you check out all of that fabulousness {HERE}.

8 DIY Projects for Your Home at GingerSnapCrafts.com #diy #home #linkparty #features

Since I know many of you LOVE a good DIY project
I am excited to bring you a fun giveaway from Paint-A-Pillow.

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Halloween Neighbor Gift {tutorial} #SweetOrTreat

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

Hello! Halloween is so, so close! Are you ready? ;) One of our favorite family traditions is to make treats for our neighbors, leave them on their doorstep & run away before we get caught. So today I’m excited to show you what we are making this year for our neighbors. I don’t think any of them read my blog! So I think I’m good to share. ;) I used a Skittles & Starburst 30 Pack from Sam's Club & a few other supplies to make these super cute Halloween Neighbor Gifts that is sure to #sweetortreat. ;)

Halloween Neighbor Gifts at GingerSnapCrafts.com #collectivebias #shop

DIY Tribal Arrow Pillows {tutorial}

This post is brought to you by Paint-A-Pillow.

Good morning! Happy Monday to YOU! :) I hope your week is off to a great start. A few weeks ago I told you about our new plan for my girl’s room. We are going with a white & black décor. My 13 year old said flowers, purple & pink were out! ha! ;) I’m excited about their a little more grown up looking room. Today I’m also excited to share a little bit more of their fun décor ~ these DIY tribal arrow pillows that I made myself! Yes, my daughters were impressed! ;) Buuuut I’m about to show you how easy these were to make with an awesome pillow kit from Paint-A-Pillow. (Paint-A-Pillow is a spin off of one of my favorite companies ~ Cutting Edge Stencils. You can see all of my Cutting Edge Stencil projects right HERE.) So keep reading!

DIY Tribal Arrow Pillows at GingerSnapCrafts.com #paintapillow #ad #stencil #diy #pillow

Spider Snack Pack Pudding Cups {recipe} #SnackPackMixins

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

Hello! It’s almost Halloween! Annnnd I am so excited to share these easy Halloween spider Snack Pack pudding cups with you today! This is an easy to make dessert, & I’m sure you have most of the ingredients on hand. I know I did. :) My kiddos love the Snack Pack pudding cups. I buy them every week to put in their school lunches. They are a pantry staple at our house. My kiddos love them because the Snack Pack pudding cups are so yummy, and I love them because each Snack Pack pudding cup contains the same amount of calcium as an 8 oz glass of milk. That is awesome! :) So keep reading to get the recipe. :)

Spider Pudding Snacks #collectivebias #shop GingerSnapCrafts.com

8 DIY Projects for Your Home

Hello! It’s my favorite day of the week!  I get to feature some of YOU! :) I think fall is the perfect time to start some DIY projects around your home. The weather is amazing, and I love getting a few things done before winter sets in. So today I am excited to be featuring 8 DIY Projects for Your Home that were linked up to the last several {wow me} wednesday parties. Remember this week’s party is still going on. So make sure you check it out {HERE}. If you are a blogger, I’d love to see what you are up to. Buuuuut first check out this inspiring feature post. :)

8 DIY Projects for Your Home at GingerSnapCrafts.com #diy #home #linkparty #features

Get Your Kids Moving with Target Toy Emporium #targettoys

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Hello! How are you? We are having a little struggle over at our house (& I’m pretty sure we are not alone!) with our kiddos spending way too much time on electronics & not enough time playing! You know the good old fashioned playtime~ running outside, riding bikes & getting dirty! ;) That’s why I was so excited to stumble upon Target’s Toy Emporium ~ available online. They have the best toys for all ages of kiddos! Toys that your kiddos will love & from brands that you trust & value. Toys that will get your kiddos moving, playing & using their imaginations! :)

#shop Get Your Kids Moving with Target Toy Emporium #targettoys #collectivebias

Silhouette October Promotion

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It that time again! Time for another amazing Silhouette promotion! Yay! This month they are sticking with the Portrait ~ my favorite little machine! It can do just about everything the CAMEO can do just in a smaller package (& price!). So keep reading to see what’s included in this month’s Specialty Media Bundle. :)
use the code GINGERSNAP

{wow me} wednesday #176

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

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Last week I featured 15 Adorable Halloween Treats.
Make sure you check them all out {HERE}.

15 Adorable Halloween Treats #Halloween GingerSnapCrafts.com

Easy Ghost Tee {tutorial} & a Panasonic’s Cordless 360º Freestyle Iron {giveaway} #KeepCalmPressOn

This post & giveaway are sponsored by Panasonic’s Cordless 360º Freestyle Iron. #KeepCalmPressOn

Hello! How are you? I am so excited about this easy Halloween craft I have to show you today! :) It’s so simple & so cute! Your kiddo is going to want a ghost tee, too. I’m also excited to show you my new crafting tool. Irons are crafting tools, right? I know the only time I bust out the iron is when I’m making something! ha! My hubby is the one that irons all the clothes around our home. Poor guy! I might help out more though because I am in love with this new Panasonic Cordless 360 Degree Freestyle Iron. Yes, I said cordless! How cool is that? Annnnd I have one to give away to one of YOU! Eek! So keep reading! :)

Easy Ghost Tee at GingerSnapCrafts.com #tutorial #vinyl

I Love Fall Wood Blocks & a Fall Blog Hop

Hello! It’s Monday, Monday! ;) This past weekend I actually braved the attic & drug out some of our fall holiday décor! ;) So we are slowly getting in the swing of things around here and out of denial that it isn’t summer anymore. ;) I’ve also hung this sign by my front door. It’s cute! :) Annnnd I’ve bought a gazillion mums & pumpkins! If you are in the need of some fall inspiration, too then you have come to the right place! Today I’m teaming up with 75+ of my favorite bloggers to bring you a Fall Harvest blog hop. So you’ll need to scroll down to the bottom of this post to see of that fabulousness! You can also follow along with the hashtag #FallHarvestIdeas as well. As part of the blog hop I am sharing these simple I Love Fall Wood Blocks with you! So keep reading to see how I made these. :)

I love Fall Wood Blocks tutorial at GingerSnapCrafts.com #fall #wood #vinyl #SilhouettePortrait

An Easy Way to Save Money on Your Grocery Bill #WMTSavingsCatcher

I shopped smart using Walmart® Saving Catcher, as part of a sponsored post for Crowdtap. #WMTSavingsCatcher

Hello! It’s a rare Saturday post but I couldn’t wait until Monday to share this! ha! ;) As you know I have 5 kiddos. Kiddos can be expensive. They eat a lot! ha! So that means I have watch what I spend & stretch our dollars as far as they can go. At the same time I’m terrible at couponing! I just never really got into it or had the time. That’s why I am super excited about the brand new Walmart® Savings Catcher program! It is amazing! No coupons needed, & you don’t have worry about checking competitor’s ads or shopping around at different stores ~ Walmart® will do the work for you! So keep reading to find out more. :)

An Easy Way to Save Money on Your Grocery Bill at GingerSnapCrafts.com #savingscatcher #ad

DIY Halloween Sign with Happy Crafters

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Happy Friday! Can you believe that Halloween is right around the corner? Eek! It kind of snuck up on me. ;) So I better get busy! ha! I wanted to make something cute to hang outside our door to greet all of the trick or treaters in few weeks! Our neighborhood gets tons of trick or treaters. I love that about our neighborhood. This DIY Halloween Sign made with vinyl from Happy Crafters definitely does the trick! ha! ;) Plus it was so easy to make, and it cost under $5. That’s pretty spooktacular!  ;) So keep reading to see how I did it! :)


Meet THIS Mormon #meettheMormons

Hello! I am so excited about this post! It brings tears to my eyes to stand with these 65+ fabulous & beautiful women ~ many of whom I call dear friends. Our church ~ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is releasing it’s first ever full length feature film ~ Meet the Mormons in theaters nationwide starting TODAY. If you have ever been curious about what Mormons are like than this is the perfect movie for you to see! I know our family is so excited to see it! It sounds amazing! We also thought it would be fun for YOU ~ our readers ~ to meet us! So keep reading to meet these fabulous Mormon ladies! Enjoy! :) #meetthismormon #meetthesemormons

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15 Adorable Halloween Treats

Hello! It’s my favorite day of the week! I get to feature some of YOU! Yay! I’m loving all of the spooky treats & projects that I’m seeing linked up to {wow me} wednesday lately! I love this time of year! :) So I am super excited to feature 15 adorable Halloween Treats that were linked up to last week’s party! Don’t forget this week’s party is still going on. So feel free to drop by & check out what everyone is up, too. If you are a blogger be sure to link up your projects. I’d love to see them. You can do all of that {HERE}. Buuuut first checkout this fun feature post. Enjoy! :)

15 Adorable Halloween Treats #Halloween GingerSnapCrafts.com

{wow me} wednesday #175

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

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Last week I featured 20 recipes perfect for fall.
So make sure you check out all of the deliciousness {HERE}.

20 Recipes Perfect for Fall #fall #recipes GingerSnapCrafts.com

Easy & Fun Halloween Blocks {tutorial}

This post was first seen over on I Dig Pinterest as part of their Halloween Extravaganza Series. Make sure you catch all the post in the series by going {HERE}.
 
Hello! I’m am so excited to be sharing a cute & easy Halloween tutorial with all of YOU. :) I love simple & easy crafts. Annnnd these easy & fun Halloween Blocks are definitely super easy to put together. Plus they are super cute! ;) You'll only need a few supplies, too. So keep reading to see how I did it. :)
 

Modern Clippie Holder {tutorial} #makeitfuncrafts

This post is brought to you by FloraCraft®. #makeitfuncrafts

Hello! How are you? Are you ready for the week to begin? I’m kind of wishing the weekend would last just a little bit longer! Ours was perfect. :) Not long ago I received a box of heads in the mail! Yes, heads! It was a fun box from FloraCraft®, & my box was full of some fun craft supplies, too. It also came with a crafty challenge to make something out of a head or two. Annnd I’d get extra points (ha!) if it wasn’t Halloween related! Hmmmmm…..what to do!??! It didn’t take me too long to come up with this modern clippie holder to organize all of my girls clippies & hair bows. My youngest daughter loves this! So keep reading to see how I made it. :)

Modern Clippie Holder at GingerSnapCrafts.com #makitfuncrafts #craftchallenge

Baked Egg Sandwich {recipe} & giveaway

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Hello! As most of you know I have 5 kiddos. Annnnd boy do they like to eat! ;) We go through a TON of milk, bread, & eggs every week. We have several go to recipes that are quick, easy, delicious & healthy. One of our favorites are these baked egg sandwiches. Yum! These are great for breakfast, & I also LOVE that I can just pop the extras in the fridge. Then when the kiddos get home from school they can pop them in the microwave for a quick & healthy after school snack.  In addition to sharing this recipe I also have a fun giveaway from Eggland’s Best (EB) eggs so YOU can make a “Kid-Approved” EB egg recipe of you own. So keep reading! :)

Baked Egg Sandwich at GingerSnapCrafts.com #recipe #eggs

20 Recipes Perfect for Fall

Hello! Happy October! I can’t believe it’s already October! Wow! ;) So in celebration of all things fall I thought it would be fun to feature 20 recipes that are perfect for fall. All of these were linked up to last week’s {wow me} wednesday party. I love, love fall recipes! Yum! Remember this week’s party is still going on. So make sure you stop by & check out what has been linked up so far. If you are a blogger, I’d love to see what YOU are up to! You can do all of that {HERE}. Buuuuut first check out this delicious post. Yum! :)

20 Recipes Perfect for Fall #fall #recipes GingerSnapCrafts.com