Memorial Day Celebration

I hope you are enjoying a fun Memorial Day Celebration with your friends and loved ones.  I am grateful for this day to honor and support those brave men and women who protect, serve and make countless sacrifices to protect our freedom.  I am grateful for my freedom. I am grateful for the brave. And today while we celebrate Memorial Day with pool parties and backyard BBQ's we also say THANK YOU to the selfless sacrifice of soldiers past and present! Free Land of the Free Print via Mine for … [Read more...]

Sunday Soiree Link Party

Happy Sunday!  I'm so glad you've stopped by today and I have some good news for you too!  I've teamed up with 7 other blogs to start the Sunday Soiree Link Party where you can link up your ideas to be featured on EIGHT different blogs!  Basically, if you link up here, your project will also be featured on 7 other blogs without you having to link up to all of them individually, which means way more exposure for YOU! Awesome, right!?! Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook for a special … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Craft Room Giveaway

Did you know that March was National Craft Month?  How awesome is that, a whole month dedicated to crafts and the people who love making them!  We all know you can't craft without supplies and who doesn't love a good giveaway, especially if it's the ULTIMATE CRAFT ROOM GIVEAWAY?! We've joined together with members of the 2014 Snap team: Tatertots and Jello | The Crafting Chicks | I Heart Naptime | Whipperberry | The Crafted Sparrow Sweet Rose Studio | One Charming Party | NoBiggie | Giggles … [Read more...]

DIY Shamrock Coasters

Gold is a hot trend right now!  I'll admit I was slow to embrace it, but the more I use it in decorating, crafts and my own personal fashion (what little I have) it has grown on me.  This month I've teamed up with some of my crafty friends to share 10 fabulous gold inspired projects, including my gold DIY Shamrock Coasters. St. Patrick's Day isn't a holiday I do a lot of decorating or hosting parties for, but it's always fun to have a little festive touch around to celebrate.  Since St. … [Read more...]

Recycled Water Bottle Planters

Big thanks to REPREVE for sponsoring today’s post and encouraging us to #TurnItGreen   The kids and I are antsy for spring to arrive, we could use a fresh start and some warmer weather.  While it's still too cold outside to get started on our garden we decided we could bring a touch of spring indoors with these fun Recycled Water Bottle Planters. Did you know that the U.S. plastic bottle recycling rate is less than 30 percent?  Most people don't even think about what happens to … [Read more...]

Top Posts of 2013

It's the last day of 2013 and while I'm eager to usher in the new year I thought I'd take a moment and reflect on what an incredible year 2013 has been for Giggles Galore. We've had lots of new adventures, created new traditions and made lots of super sweet memories.  It's always fun to see the top visited new posts on my site and 2013 had quite a few creative parties and crafts that made the list.  Here's a look at my top 13 post in 2013: DIY Octopus Costume|Back to School Interview|Apples … [Read more...]

Rudolph the Wooden Reindeer

This wooden reindeer holds a special place in our families Christmas holiday.  The original version of this wooden reindeer has been in our family for more than 35 years.  He was originally made by my Dad as a Christmas gift for my great-grandmother.  After she passed away my parents gave him to me as a gift for the first Christmas in our new home.  He is a cherished treasure.  Over the year's I've gotten lots of comments and questions about where he came from and I love telling his story.  I … [Read more...]

Christmas Wonderful Link Party

Design Dazzle is hosting their 4th annual Christmas Wonderful series full of creative ideas for the holidays! If you haven't been following along there have been some fabulous ideas from some very talented ladies and they're not done yet...the fun is continuing through the middle of December! I'm thrilled to be a part of the Christmas Wonderful series again this year and can't wait to share my fun little project with you this week.  Here are some of my favorite ideas that have been featured so … [Read more...]

Poppy Seed Projects, My Favorite Shaped Frames

I love displaying photos of my children and family throughout our house, it's what makes it feel like home.  I had always admired those big gorgeous shaped frames, but whenever I would see them on photographers websites they were always out of my price range.  I assumed they would always be something I would admire from a distance, that is until I met Poppy Seed Projects! I was first introduced to Poppy Seed Projects back in 2012 when I attended SNAP.  They were a vendor at the Queen Bee … [Read more...]

Cricut My Favorite Craft Tool

If you've been following Giggles Galore for a while you may already know how much I love my Cricut. And if you are new here a quick look through the archives and you'll soon discover that Cricut is my favorite craft tool...ever! Almost 6 years ago my mom stayed home from her teaching job and was watching TV, the next thing I know she is calling me excitedly exclaiming that she just made an impulse purchase and bought the new Cricut Expression (Thanks, Mom!)  Before long it made it's way over … [Read more...]