Ginger Snap Crafts: January 2015

30 January 2015

Hearty Tortilla Soup {recipe} + blog hop

Good morning! Today I am so excited to be partnering with Jill from Create.Craft.Love. & some other amazing bloggers to bring you a 30 Minute Dinner blog hop as part of Jill’s Teach Me to Cook Series. You can find out all about that right {HERE}. I hope you take some time to visit, pin & try some of these amazing & easy recipes. I think the easiest way to cook a quick & delicious meal for your family is by using a crock pot! Those little cooking machines are amazing! ha! I’d use mine every day if I could. :) I love taking a few minutes in the morning to throw some food in, & then I really love coming home to a meal all ready to eat. Yum! So today I am excited to share this Hearty Tortilla Soup recipe with you. So keep reading to get this easy recipe & more! :)

Hearty Tortilla Soup at GingerSnapCrafts.com

29 January 2015

25+ Dinner Ideas for Your Family

Hello! Tomorrow I am taking part in a 30 minute dinner recipe blog hop. Yay! If you subscribe to GSC by email you might have already had a sneak peak! I hit publish a day early! ;) If not you’ll have check back in early tomorrow morning for that. I thought it would be fun to kick if off by featuring 25+ Dinner Ideas for Your Family that were linked up to last week’s {wow me} wednesday party. Remember this week’s party is still going on. So feel free to swing by & check out the latest! If you are a blogger, I’d love to see you link up. :) You can do all of that right {HERE}. Buuuut first make sure you check out this delicious feature post! (Especially before someone ask you what’s for dinner! ha!) Enjoy! :)

25  Dinner Ideas for Your Family at GingerSnapCrafts.com #dinnerideas #linkparty #features

27 January 2015

{wow me} wednesday #190

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

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Last week I featured 13+ Ideas for a Healthier You.
You can check out all the fun right {HERE}.

13 Ideas for a Healthier You at GingerSnapCrafts.com #healthy #ideas #linkparty #features

I also wanted to let you know about a fun Pinterest contest from PicMonkey.
{I love PicMonkey! I use them to edit all of my blog photos. They are awesome!} 
You can find out all the details by clicking the image below. :) (There’s prizes!)

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Milk & Cookies Valentine Party #OneSpotValentine

This post is brought to you by Target & American Crafts. #OneSpotValentine #TargetOneSpot #AmericanCrafts

Hello! How are you? This past weekend we had a little bit of extra time at home, & I had just received an amazing box of craft supplies. So we decided to have an impromptu Milk & Cookies Valentine party inspired by the amazing American Crafts products you can find right now in the Target One Spot. They have over 40 amazing products available. You can find cute Valentine’s Day themed stickers & stamps, paper straws, washi tape, kraft and chalkboard style basics, glitter scrapbook paper, burlap bows, cute glitter clips & so much more. So keep reading to see the cute stuff we made for our little party! ;)

milk & cookies party at GingerSnapCrafts.com #targetonespot #targetvalentine

26 January 2015

An Organized & Pretty Pantry

This post is brought to you by Happy Crafters.

Hello! How are you? How was your weekend? We had some sick kiddos this weekend. Blah! Hopefully they are on the mend now. Being sick is no fun! I did love the extra time we had hanging out at the house. I did a lot of organizing this weekend! ha! ;) Other than crafting one of my most favorite things to do is organize! Annnnd when I can combine the two that's even better! :) Today I am so excited to show you how easy it is to have an organized & pretty pantry. So let’s get started!

An Organized & Pretty Pantry #gingersnapcrafts #happycrafters 

23 January 2015

Ribbon Wreath {tutorial}

This post is brought to you by Offray.com.

Hello! Happy Friday to you! :) It’s almost Valentine’s Day. Yay! I usually don’t go super overboard with my Valentine d├ęcor but a little pop of red here & there is fun. :) I love this fun Ribbon Wreath that I made with some Offray ribbon. I love the color, & the polka dots are too cute! This wreath could be personalized in so many ways & colors. So keep reading to see how to make one, too! :)

Ribbon Wreath with Offray.com at GingerSnapCrafts.com #ribbon #crafts 

22 January 2015

13 Ideas for a Healthier YOU

Hello! It’s my favorite day of the week! I get to feature some of YOU! :) I was so excited to see so many healthy recipes & ideas to get us moving linked up to last week’s {wow me} wednesday party. So today I am so happy to be featuring over 13 Ideas for a Healthier You (& me!). Remember this week’s party is still going on so feel free to swing by & check out the latest. If you are a blogger please link up your latest ideas & projects. I’d love to see them & feature YOU! You can do all of that right {HERE}. Buuuut first check out this good for you feature post. Enjoy! :)

13 Ideas for a Healthier You at GingerSnapCrafts.com #healthy #ideas #linkparty #features

21 January 2015

Simple Handmade Valentine & Printable + blog hop

If you are looking for {wow me} wednesday go {HERE}.

Hello! Valentine’s Day is almost here! Can you feel the love in the air? ha! ;) Today I am excited to be joining in a fun #DIYValentine blog hop with 60+ other fabulous bloggers. We are all sharing fun handmade Valentines on each of our blogs this morning. I’ll have all the links at the bottom of this post. So you’ll want to keep reading for that. I’m excited to be sharing this simple handmade Valentine idea ~ “I’m WILD about you, Valentine!”. So keep reading to see how to make this adorable lion! :)

Simple Handmade Valentine & Printable ~ I'm Wild About YOU, Valentine at GingerSnapCrafts.com #valentine

20 January 2015

{wow me} wednesday #189

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

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Last week I featured 8 Sweet Valentine Ideas.
You can check out all the loveliness right {HERE}.

8 Sweet Valentine Ideas at GingerSnapCrafts.com #linkparty #features #Valentines

Caramel Pecan Monkey Bread {recipe}

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

Hello! Good morning! One of the most important meals of the day is breakfast. Don’t you think? ;) One of our favorite family traditions is making a huge breakfast on Saturday mornings with sweet rolls, 100% Florida orange juice, milk, eggs, fruit & hash browns. It’s the one morning of the week that we have extra time to sit down & all eat together. I love spending time with my family! Buuut I really don’t like to spend a ton of time in the kitchen. So I am always looking for easy breakfast ideas. Annnnd this yummy Caramel Pecan Monkey Bread fits the bill perfectly! It’s so easy to put together. Yet it looks so fancy! ha! It would be great as part of a big family breakfast or as part of a breakfast brunch. So keep reading to get the recipe!

Caramel Pecan Monkey Bread Recipe at GingerSnapCrafts.com #ad

19 January 2015

Football Inspired Party Ideas, Recipe & Crafts #BigGameSnacks

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

Hello! The Big Game is almost here! Yay! Do we have any football fans in the house? ;) I know my family has some HUGE football fans ~ especially my son, Rylan. He keeps me informed on all the latest games, players & scores. ha! Well, if you are like us a football game isn’t the same without a few munchies & party decor. So today I am excited to bring you some easy & fun football inspired party ideas, recipe & crafts. A party always starts with some munchies. We love Pringles, & the new Cheez-It Crunch'd & Cheez-It Grooves are fantastic. They go perfectly with my 8 Layer Spread recipe. Yum! I also have some football party decoration ideas & a free football cut file. So let’s get started!

Big Game Party Ideas, Food & Decor at GingerSnapCrafts.com #ad

18 January 2015

Embark #embark #sharegoodness

Good morning! Happy Sunday! :) This year at church our youth have a brand new theme ~ Embark in the Service of God. I love this! My son showed me where to go to get tons of scriptures, songs & articles all around this theme. We have been listening to the new songs all week. :) So I thought I’d share with you! You can go {HERE} to check it all out.

#embark GingerSnapCrafts.com

16 January 2015

Double Sided We Can/Can’t Play Sign {tutorial} #madewithMichaels

I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Plaid Crafts, Michaels and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own. #madewithmichaels #plaidcrafts

Hello! It’s Friday! Yay! I hope you have a fun weekend planned. We have a few things on the schedule, and we are so excited that it’s going to be a little bit warmer this weekend. Yay! Maybe we will get outside & play a little bit. ;) Today I am excited to bring you this easy Double Sided We Can/Can’t Play Sign. I made this with some fun supplies from Michaels (including their new spring wood surfaces that are available right now). I love living in a neighborhood with lots of kids for my kiddos to play with but sometimes we need a little family time. Annnd this sign makes it easy for the neighborhood kids to know if it’s a good time to play or not. So keep reading to get the tutorial. :)

Double Sided We CanCan't Play Sign at GingerSnapCrafts.com

15 January 2015

8 Sweet Valentine Ideas

Good morning! I’m am so excited about today’s feature post. I love featuring YOU on my blog. :) Valentine’s Day is almost here….less than a month away! So I thought it would be fun to feature 8 Sweet Valentine Ideas that were linked up to last week’s {wow me} wednesday party. I know a bunch more Valentine ideas have been linked up this week. So make sure you swing by the party (that is still going on!) to check it all out. If you are a blogger I’d love to see your ideas, too. You can do all of that right {HERE}. Buuuut first make sure you scroll down & see this lovely feature post. Enjoy! :)

8 Sweet Valentine Ideas at GingerSnapCrafts.com #linkparty #features #Valentines

13 January 2015

{wow me} wednesday #188

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

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Last week I featured over 40 ideas to get YOU organized.
So make sure you check out all of the fun right over {HERE}.

40  Ideas to Get YOU Organized at GingerSnapCrafts.com #linkparty #features

12 January 2015

Organizing Your Craft Supplies with Labels + TONS of Organization Ideas #SilhouetteChallenge

Good morning! It’s time for another Silhouette Challenge! I love participating in these fun challenges each month. Buuuut honestly I don’t need that big of a reason to get my Silhouette out! ha! This month’s challenge is all about organization. So if you need some organization ideas then I have got your covered. Keep reading to how I organized my craft supplies with vinyl labels, & I’ll have links to 30+ other organizing ideas from my fellow Silhouette challenge crafters. So let’s get started! :)

Organizing with Vinyl Labels at GingerSnapCrafts.com #organizing

09 January 2015

How to Add a Rolling Shelf to Your Pantry {tutorial}

This post is brought to you by DecoArt.

About a year ago DecoArt challenged me to an organization project using 4 colors of paint. You can see my original post right over {HERE} on the DecoArt blog. You know me ~ I’m always up for a challenge, AND organizing my pantry had been on my to do list since we moved into our house almost 7 years ago! So it was pretty easy to decide what I needed to organize. I ended up adding a rolling shelf to our pantry. The rest of our pantry has changed a little bit since these pictures were taken. I’ll share an updated post later on this month. Buuuuut today I’m going to show you how I added the rolling shelf! This has added so much more storage room to our pantry. I love it! So let’s get started.

add a rolling shelf to your pantry #organizaton #kitchen 

08 January 2015

40+ Ideas to Get You Organized

Hello! How are you? Are you getting back into the swing of things after the holidays? I know I am! I’m excited to be sharing some of the projects I’ve been working on, & I can’t wait to show you more. Buuuuut first I am excited to bring you 40+ Ideas to Get You Organized that have been shared at {wow me} wednesday over the last year! I think we have just about everything covered from organizing your home, blog & why you need a planner. ;) 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 {HERE}. I’d love to see them, but first check out this very organized feature post. Enjoy! :)

40  Ideas to Get YOU Organized at GingerSnapCrafts.com #linkparty #features

06 January 2015

{wow me} wednesday #187

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

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It’s the first party of 2015! Wahoo! :)
I took the week off from blogging last week.
I’ll have a HUGE feature post on Thursday!

I did share my best of 2014 post last week.
You can check out all the memories right {HERE}. ;)

Top 14 Posts of 2014 at GingerSnapCrafts.com #bestof2014 #blogger 
Yesterday I shared my how I made this giant peg board!
You can get the tutorial right {HERE}.

How to Make a Giant Peg Board at GingerSnapCrafts.com #gingersnapcrafts #craft #storage

05 January 2015

How to Make a Giant Peg Board {tutorial} #storage

Hello! I’m back! Did you miss me? ha! I’m sure you were just as busy as me enjoying the holidays. It’s good to be back to a more normal routine though! Time to get some projects marked off my list. This project had been on my to do list for along time. I am so excited to get this baby checked off! It was soooooo easy to put together. I’m not sure what took us so long to make this giant peg board! It’s definitely an afternoon project, & it doesn’t take long to get up at all. It it awesome for organizing all of my craft supplies, & it would make a great addition to any workspace. So keep reading, & I’ll show you how to make a giant peg board. Let’s get to it! ;)

How to Make a Giant Peg Board at GingerSnapCrafts.com #gingersnapcrafts #craft #storage

04 January 2015

Dream Big! #sharegoodness

Hello! I just wanted to pop in really quick for my #sharegoodness post ~ the first one of the new year! I can’t believe it’s 2015! Crazy! ;) I’ve had a little extra time on my hands since I had a little break from blogging the past two weeks. So I used a little of that time to catch up on some blog reading. ha! I don’t have as much time to read blogs as I used to. One cute blog that I’ve followed when I first started blogging was Vintage Wanna Bee. So I popped over to see the latest, & I found this quote! I love it! I know the new year is usually the time when all of us are making goals. I know I am. I’m going to keep this quote in mind as I make my goals. I want to have more confidence in myself & dream BIG. I hope you will, too! :)

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Photo from Vintage Wanna Bee

02 January 2015

Top Fourteen Posts of 2014 #bestof2014

Happy New Years! I hope you have had an amazing holiday season! We have enjoyed being together as a family. :) I can’t believe the kiddos go back to school on Monday. I’m not ready! Buuuuut who knows maybe it will snow, & we can extend out Christmas break a little longer! #wishfulthinking Anyways, I couldn’t let a new year go by without doing a best of post! So I rounded up 14 of my favorite posts from 2014 to share with you today. I have a little bit of everything ~ some yummy recipes, crafty tutorials, DIY projects & paper crafts. I hope you enjoy them as much as did! Thank you so much for reading my blog, and I can’t wait to jump into 2015! :)

Top 14 Posts of 2014 at GingerSnapCrafts.com #bestof2014 #blogger