Ginger Snap Crafts: October 2011

{halloween recap}

Our dinner in a pumpkin turned out delicious! {Yum!}


The kiddos gave it a thumbs UP!

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Then everyone was excited about trick or treating except my little man!  He didn’t want anything to do with his costume UNTIL he started to help hand out candy to all the neighborhood kids.  Then he put two & two together.  He’s a smartie!



Then he was ready to go!

He had the
“Trick of Treat” and “Thank you!” part down!
{He was sooooooo cute!}


Hope your Halloween was just as fa-boo-lous!

I’m so doing the happy dance! My Cameo is HeRe! {Wahoo!}

Look what was just got delivered to my door!!!!  :)



{Too busy today to play with it maybe tomorrow!}

Just about to start dinner…. we are having dinner in a pumpkin!  Yum!

Thanks to Joy from Storycrafting with Joy….try out her recipe here.

Hope you all are having a SpoOktAcuLaR Hallween! :)

fReE pumpkin carving template {the lorax}

Have you heard??

Dr. Suess’s The Lorax will be coming to theaters March  2, 2012!

What a fun way to celebrate Halloween by creating a Lorax O’ Lantern for all to see!  :)

Use this free pumpkin carving template and bring The Lorax to life on your front step. Fun!!

When you’re done post/tag your creation on Facebook here.

Here’s our version! :)



Happy Halloween!


Release Date March 2, 2012

Studio:  Universal Pictures

Starring:  Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Rob Riggle and Betty White

Directed By:  Chris Renaud

Screenplay By:  Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio

Produced By:  Chris Meledandri, Janet Healey, Audrey Geisel

Plot Outline:  The 3D-CGI feature "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" is an adaptation of Dr. Seuss' classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope. The animated adventure follows the journey of a boy as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

Danny DeVito will lend his vocal talents to the iconic title character of the Lorax, while Ed Helms will voice the enigmatic Once-ler. Also bringing their talents to the film are global superstars Zac Efron as Ted, the idealistic young boy who searches for the Lorax, and Taylor Swift as Ashley, the girl of Ted's dreams. Rob Riggle will play financial king O'Hare, and beloved actress Betty White will portray Ted's wise Grammy Norma.

"Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" is the third feature created by Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment ("Despicable Me," "Hop").

Disclosure:  I was not compensated for this post!  Just thought it was a fun idea you might enjoy doing as a family!  I know we did. :) Hope you have a fa-boo-lous Halloween! 

going pink {my grandmother}


This is my Grandmother, Mary Denton Ault.

 I lost my Grandmother way too early in August of 2004 to cancer.  Today my thoughts & prayers are with all those families that have been touched by cancer.  Those who have lost loved ones, those who are still fighting & those that are cancer survivors.  My wish & prayer is that one day all will be survivors, that a cure will be found & that cancer will no longer take family members way too soon. 

{ I posted this on our family blog in February of this year. }

The original post title was

Unfinished Blankets & Snuggle Weather.

“My brothers and sisters
may we resolve from this day forward to
fill our hearts with love.
May we live so that when
that final summons is heard,
we may have no serious regrets,
no unfinished business,
but will be able to say with the Apostle Paul,
'I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith.'"
President Thomas S. Monson
Just before my Grandmother Ault
passed away she took me into her back bedroom,
and opened up a suitcase full of quilts,
some finished and some unfinished.
She reached in & gave me a finished quilt
that she had started when I was a baby.
She had just finished it just for me.
I treasure my quilt.
It reminds me of my Grandmother.
She also gave me the material of three unfinished quilts
one for Zach, one for Cailey & one for Rylan.
(Cara & Cole weren't part of our family yet).
She had chosen the material just for them,
but she knew her time was short
& she wouldn't be able to get them finished.
Most of you know I am not the seamstress.
I definitely didn't inherit
my Grandmother's sewing abilities,
but I was determined to get the quilts finished for my Grandmother to see.

I got the kids to help me with them. We sewed the good sides together leaving a little gap open around the edge, then flipped them around, put batting inside, sewed up the hole and then tied each quilt with white yarn. Not as fancy as my Grandmother would of done, but we did the best we could.  Zach has a fire truck blanket, Cailey has a pink rosebud blanket (Grandmother said because she had rosebud lips when she was a baby!) and Rylan has a Little Boy Blue blanket.

Before Grandmother Ault passed away I took a picture of the kiddos with their blankets & put it in a frame for her to keep. I know it made her happy seeing the kids with their "Grandmother Ault" blankets all finished. As the years have passed the blankets have been folded up and put away. Until Miss Cara came along. :) Since she was a little baby she has loved Cailey's Grandmother Ault blanket. It has now been named by Cara as “my flower blanket”. Each night when I tuck Cara in she says, "I want my flower blanket touching my skin." So I always put that one on first, then her warm blanket on top. :) On cold days like today she loves to snuggle up on the couch with her flower blanket & watch TV.

When my Grandmother Ault left this earth, she might have left a few unfinished blankets, but with the things that really counted she left nothing unfinished. She was an amazing women who loved the Gospel & her family. She was strong, faithful and the best grandmother in the world. She knew how to do anything. She was always a phone call or a visit away. I knew she loved me, and I am so blessed to be her granddaughter. I miss her everyday, but I know one day I will see her again. I know now that when she looks down from heaven she can see her little great granddaughter who she never got to meet in this life all snuggled up & warm in her Grandmother Ault flower blanket. I'm sure it warms her heart.

my top three {halloween} crafts for kids


Need some last minute {Halloween} crafts to make?

Give these a try!  So cute!

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I saw these adorable mummies on Craftaholics Anonymous, the spider hands we did at preschool & the ghost footprints I saw on Barney! {Yes, you can get crafty inspiration from a purple dinosaur! ;)}  I have since seen them all over blog land…so we had to give them a try, too! We gave them all a thumbs up!  Easy, simple & cute, cute, cute….and a little SpOoKy!!!! 

Here’s how we made them…all so easy & oh so adorable & fun to do!


Mummy Tutorial


You’ll need:

2x4 blocks {ours were about 7 inches high}

some white material ripped into strips

googly eyes

white paint & glue

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We painted our blocks white.  Even my 2 year old painted his own block!  It doesn’t have to be perfect!  Most of it will be covered in a bit. Once the blocks are dry tie the strip of material around the top, wrap around & around, tie again & tuck in any loose ends.  Make a spot for your mummy’s eyes & glue on two googly eyes.  That’s it!  Adorable!

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Spider Hands Tutorial


You’ll need:

orange cardstock

black paint

googly eyes & glue

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We made these cute little guys at preschool!  You put black paint on both hands & do one hand print at a time overlapping the palm & thumbs, so it makes 8 legs.  Eek!  A spider!!!



Footprint Ghost Tutorial


You’ll need:

white paint & black cardstock

googly eyes & glue

Halloween ribbon

boo! vinyl

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Super easy here, too!  Make two footprints with white paint on black cardstock!  Let the paint dry completely.  Punch two holes & add a ribbon to the top, glue on two googly eyes, apply some Boo! vinyl & their you go!  Now these little guys are fa-boo-lous!  Love! {What a fun way to remember how big your kiddos are each Halloween, too!}

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What are YOU making this weekend?

fa-boo-lous friday {halloween t-shirt tutorial, features & link up}

Welcome to
Fa-boo-lous Friday!
First up, here’s how I made our
SpOokY Halloween T-Shirts!
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First, I cut some fun Halloween vinyl using my Silhouette & Silhouette clip art.
Then I applied the vinyl to the shirt.  You need to make sure you don’t have any air
pockets around your edges & that all your edges are lying down nice & smooth.
Then take a stencil brush & pat your paint on.  No, back & forth.  Just tap, tap, tap! :)
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It took me several coats of paint.  Especially for the black shirts. 
TIP:  Make sure you put a piece of cardboard
between the front of the shirt & the back of the shirt.
Some of your paint will bleed through, so you don’t want that to happen!
After your paint is completely dried, remove your vinyl.  That easy!  Boo! :)
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Now check out some of YOUR
fa-boo-lous Halloween ideas!
Thanks for sharing, ladies!
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  Now it’s your turn! 
Link up all of your SpOokY Halloween ideas!!!