Welcome to  {wow me} wednesday!

So glad YOU are here at party #70!
Wowzers! I’m starting to feel old. ha!

Sunday I was working on our family blog, & I realized that I had just
passed an amazing {for me!} milestone!  I’ve been blogging for over 5 years!

Here’s what my first blog post looked liked:



We had just moved away from our “home” state of Texas, and my sister,
Amber had encouraged me to start a blog so everyone could keep up with us.
I never knew how much I would enjoy blogging, & how much it would change my life.

The biggest blessing of blogging has been that now I have a record of our family!
Yay!  Each year since 2007 I’ve turned our blog into a book.
These books are amazing & so easy to do. I blogged about it over {HERE}.

blogging books

The second biggest blessing of blogging has been this little craft blog.
When I started this blog about a year & a half ago I never realized
how many amazing bloggers, readers & friends I would meet & how many
opportunities I would have to work with some amazing companies.
I love my little space on the web, & I’m so happy that
YOU are sharing this journey with me!
Thank you for all of your support & encouragement!

I have two fun giveaways going on right now!
So if you LOVE washi tape or vinyl head over here:
 washi tape giveaway & vinyl giveaway

OK…. enough talk, let’s party! Smile

The “rules” are simple.
Follow Ginger Snap Crafts. {Thank you!}
Grab a button or add a link somewhere on your blog.
Must be something made by YOU.
Link up to your post, not your main blog.
{No etsy shops, giveaways, round ups or business links, please.}
Visit other links, make new friends & most of all have fun!
Feel free to grab my {wow me} wednesday button!

FYI: Links are in random order…so each link will have a chance at the top spot.  🙂

Thank you so much stopping by my blog!
If this is your first time visiting I’d love to keep in touch.



  1. Wow, what a wonderful idea to turn your family blog into a book! Your kids will cherish that!
    Thank you for another party!

  2. Thanks so much for hosting Ginger! I want to make a book too – that's so cool!

  3. I've always wanted to make a family book! Thanks for hosting. 🙂

  4. Thank you so much for another party! Have a wonderful weekend. 🙂

  5. Thanks for hosting week after week, I happy to be joining in this week!

  6. Thanks so much for hosting Ginger!! So you started your family blog right around the time Young House Love started theirs! haha! That's really amazing! I love the books you made from it, what a wonderful memory book 🙂

  7. Congratulations on five years! Time flies when you're having fun.. I celebrated three years this month too! Thanks for hosting!


  8. Love the book!! Ginger, thanks for the party each week!

  9. Great party, Ginger. Love your first post. It's kinda like mine 🙂
    I hope you have a great week!

  10. Thanks for the party! It's been ages since I've linked up. (Why's beyond me) So glad to join you and scroll through all the great crafty goodness.

  11. Thanks for hostng, enjoy your week

  12. Thank you so much for hosting! I look forward ot it every week:)


  13. Thanks for hosting! Congrats on 5 years. That is excellent! Thank you for the tips on turning a blog into a book. I blog a lot of family memories on my blog and I've been thinking about doing just that. Now I know there has been a happy customer!

  14. Thanks for the party–and happy 5 years!

  15. Thanks so much for hosting this party! Life to the full, Melissa

  16. I love the blog book idea!! Thanks for the party!
    Barbara at Chase the Star

  17. Thanks for the party, Ginger! I love the blog books – such a great way to combine the digital record with one that can be held.

  18. Congratulations on 5 years, Ginger! I'm coming up on my 1 year mark, and I'm so excited to make one of those blog memory books. Thank you for another {Wow Me} Wednesday. (By the way, I love how you have it set up in a random order).

  19. Thank you for hosting a great party 🙂

    Have a lovely day

    Claire x

  20. Cute post! I also have a family blog, separate from My Favorite Finds, and I love sharing our stories on there. I have yet to make books…..but I will someday. Thanks for hosting :).

  21. Anonymous says:

    Hi Ginger – congratulations on a very successful blog and Happy 5th Anniversary. That is very clever of you to have the books made, what a wonderful keepsake. Now I must go though your linky party and find some great projects, there is always so much to see here!

  22. Thanks for hosting – happy to link up again

  23. Thanks for hosting, Ginger! Have a great day!

  24. Congratulations on 5 years of blogging. Thanks for hosting this party too! 🙂

  25. That is so sweet, congrats!

  26. Thanks so much for hosting! Have a wonderful week!

    Take care,


  27. Hi Ginger,
    Thanks for hosting the link party again this week. I hope you have a great day!
    Amy @ The Happy Scraps

  28. What a great milestone! I think a family blog is such a great idea (that's how I started blogging too). Thanks for the great party. Always happy to be here!

    P.S. I notice we share the same wedding anniversary (although mine was in 2006). Funny. 🙂

  29. Thanks so much for hosting such a wonderful party!

  30. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations on 5 years! Love the idea of the books throughout the years! I really enjoy your blog! Come visit me too! 🙂


  31. congrats on the blogiversary

  32. I love the idea of turning your blog into a book! So fun! Thanks for hosting!

  33. Thank you so much for hosting another great linky party!
    Hugs, Jen @ frazzled 5 (another mom of five)

  34. I love looking back at early blog posts just to see how far I've come! I'm so glad that blogging has been such a fun adventure for you. Thanks for hosting this fun party!

  35. Holy Cow Ginger! This party is ah-mazing! I have spent the past hour digging through all the projects and they are awesome! Thanks so much for hosting!

  36. Thank you so much for hosting.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  37. Hi Ginger, thanks so much for hosting another great party. I love your blog-to-book idea. Can't wait to have a year's worth of posts to put in a book! Have a great week!

  38. Thank you for the chance to link up and for all the great Fall ideas! ~ Angie @ The Dating Divas

  39. Thanks a bunch Ginger. Haven't been by in a while, always nice to see what you're up to and others. 🙂

  40. Thanks for hosting! Have a great weekend 🙂

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