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30 Days of Pumpkin Day 21 - Pumpkin Shaped Mini Meatloaf

Welcome to Day 21 of 30 Days of Pumpkin.  This recipe is sure to be a favorite and perfect for making with your kids, Pumpkin Shaped Mini Meatloaf!
This recipe came from my good friend Tabitha at Tabby's Pantry!  Be sure to visit her blog for great recipes, reviews and giveaways!

Some mix in’s you can use for your meatloaf Egg Bread Crumbs Onions BBQ sauce  Bacon

Use green food coloring On the handful you took out. Shape the rest as a circle making eyes and a nose with either olives or blue food coloring.
Make the stems out of the green you mixed up.
bake at 350 for about 35-40 minuted and enjoy pumpkin shaped mini meatloaf’s These are fun to make and a great dinner for the whole family.

30 Days of Pumpkin - Day 20 The Great Pumpkin Cheese Ball

Welcome to Day 20 of 30 Days of Pumpkin.  I really wanted to bring you a pumpkin cheese ball in my 30 days.  I searched the internet for the perfect one.   My good friend at The Review Wire, happened to have the perfect Pumpkin cheese ball on her site.

This cheese ball was originally adapted from Gooseberry Patch, a recipe book publisher that I happen to have a few recipes published in their cookbooks!    Here is the recipe for The Great Pumpkin Cheese Ball.  Be sure to visit The Review Wire for even more pumpkin recipes! 
The Great Pumpkin Cheese Ball 8-oz. pkg. cream cheese,
10-oz. container sharp
Cheddar cold-pack
cheese spread
1/4 c. crumbled blue cheese
2 t. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 t. celery salt
1/4 t. onion salt
1/2 c. walnuts, finely
1 t. paprika
Garnish: 1 pretzel rod, broken in half
or stem from a mini pumpkin,
assorted crackers
Blend together cheeses until smooth. Stir in Worcestershire sauce, celery salt and onion salt, adding more to taste if desired. Shape into a ball…

30 Days of Pumpkin - Day 19 Bourbon Pumpkin Smash Cocktail

It's Day 19 of 30 Days of Pumpkin!  Today's pumpkin is a bit different.  It is a Pumpkin cocktail! This was originally posted on (image source)
This looks so delicious and would be perfect for Halloween parties and Fall get togethers.
Ingredients Cocktail1 oz pumpkin spice syrup2 oz bourbon1/4 oz lemon juice4 oz soda waterLemon wedges Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup8 oz pumpkin puree1 cup water, more as needed1 cup granulated sugar1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice Cinnamon Rimming Sugar

Have a Smooshy Mushy Smashy Mashy Holiday

Slow rising scented squish toys and mystery bag toys are all the rage this holiday season.  Redwood Ventures has 2 lines of toys that are both!  


Smooshy Mushy is a popular line of deliciously scented mystery squishy toys and Redwood Ventures has just introduced a new series.  These are the Smooshy Mushy Baby Series1.  Smooshy Mushy Baby comes encased in a baby bottle that has disappearing milk.  Inside the bottle are a mystery Smooshy Mushy baby with bestie, sticker, search games, mini bottle key chain.  There are 6 babies to collect in this series.   Recommended for ages 5+.  MSRP $14.99

Check out this Smooshy Mooshy Baby advertisement video:


Smashy Mashy is a popular line of Slime creatures. They come encased in a toxic slime barrel with disappearing slime.  Each barrel contains 1 Smashy Mashy squishy with bestie,  decoder, word search game, sticker.  There are 6 to collect in this series.   Recommended for ages 5+  MSRP $9.99


Smooshy Mushy …

30 Days of Pumpkin - Day 18 Teal Pumpkin Project

Welcome to Day 18 of 30 Days of Pumpkin.  Today I want to tell you about the Teal Pumpkin Project.

The Teal Pumpkin Project was developed to let Trick or Treaters in your neighborhood know that you have non-food treats.  You can purchase Teal Pumpkin kits and non candy gifts at local supermarkets or on Amazon
What’s the Teal Pumpkin Project®?
The Teal Pumpkin Project encourages people to raise awareness of food allergies and promotes inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season. The nationwide movement offers an alternative for kids with
food allergies, as well as other children for whom candy is not an option.The steps to participate are: Provide non-food treats for trick-or-treaters.Place a teal pumpkin – the color of food allergy awareness –in front of your home to indicate you have non-food treats available.Add your home to the Teal Pumpkin Project map.Spread the word! Share the Teal Pumpkin Project with your friends and family.Why is this important? Halloween c…

SNEAK PEEK! Disney PIXAR Incredibles 2 Available on DVD and On-Demand Nov. 6th

Dash to Get Your Copy of the Most Anticipated Sequel of All Time! Disney•Pixar’s“Incredibles 2” Arrives Digitally Oct. 23 and Bursts Onto Blu-rayNov. 6
Featuring an all-new mini-movie starring Edna Mode, alternate  scenes, never-before-revealed details about the making of the film, featurettes highlighting Pixar’s genius artists, and much, much more
InDisney•Pixar’s “Incredibles 2,” the sequel to 2004’s beloved Oscar®-winning “The Incredibles,”Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell), Dash (voice of Huck Milner) and baby Jack-Jack—whose super powers are about to be discovered. Their mission is derailed, however, when a new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything. But the Parrs don’t shy away from a challenge, especially with Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) by their side. Bring…

KarmaPets $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Sponsored By: KarmaPets Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy KarmaPets dog treats bring you a fantastic giveaway this week. A $50 Amazon gift card to spend online on the Amazon store, for one lucky winner! Available on Amazon, KarmaPets calming dog treats are very popular with pups suffering from anxiety and restlessness issues. They have developed treats to help dogs with those tough times.
Winner Will Receive: a $50 Amazon Gift Card! Spend it on your family, save it for holiday presents, or splurge on yourself! After all, we deserve a treat every now and then too! :) Open To Worldwide entries and must be 18+ to enter
Giveaway Dates ~ 10/17 9:00 AM EST through 11/14 11:59PM EST Entry-Form Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy and all participating bloggers are not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winner will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by e…

Libman “Embrace Life’s Messes” Fall Cleaning Prize Pack

Enter to win a Libman “Embrace Life’s Messes” Fall Cleaning Prize Pack Giveaway is Sponsored by Libman and Hosted by Mommy's Playbook
The Holidays will soon be here.    It's time to start preparing your home for family and friends who will be gathering to celebrate.  Mommy's Playbook is hosting a wonderful giveaway with Libman and I have posted this giveaway to assist her.

About Libman:
At Libman, [they] say “don’t worry about the mess: embrace it!” Life should get a little out of hand. So, live it up. Laugh it up. Then grab a Libman and clean it up. Because no matter how messy life gets, you can always depend on Libman to live for the moment. For more information on Libman cleaning products or for great cleaning tips, visit
Enter to Win on the Easy Form Below! The Libman “Embrace Life’s Messes” Fall Cleaning Prize Package is valued at $100 and includes everything you need to get your place in tip top shape! One winner will receive the new Spiral Sweep Broo…

30 Days of Pumpkin - Day 17 Pumpkin Nails

Welcome to Day 17 of 30 Days of Pumpkin!  Today we are going to explore the world of beauty with pumpkin nails from around the web!  Which one is your favorite?

30 Days of Pumpkin - Day 16 Ravioli with Pumpkin Alfredo Recipe

Welcome to Day 16 of 30 Days of Pumpkin.  Today we are going to explore an elegant dish that sounds delicious, Ravioli with Pumpkin Alfredo Recipe.
This recipe was obtained from Taste and Tell blog

RAVIOLI WITH PUMPKIN ALFREDO RECIPE Pumpkin, sage and nutmeg add a warm richness to this Alfredo recipe that is served over ravioli for a comforting and easy fall or winter dinner. Prep Time:10 minsCook Time:20 minsTotal Time:30 minsYield:4 servings INGREDIENTS1 package (25 oz) frozen cheese ravioli3 tablespoons flour2 cups chicken broth1 cup milk2 tablespoons butter3 cloves garlic, minced1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree1/4 cup minced fresh parsley1 tablespoon minced fresh sagedash of freshly grated nutmeg1/4 cup toasted pine nuts1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted INSTRUCTIONSBring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the ravioli according to the package directions. Drain.Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the flour, chicken broth and milk.In a large s…

SnackCrate Giveaway (3 Winners) Ends 10/31/18

I have teamed up with The Review Wire to share this giveaway for a tasty snack package from SnackCrate for three lucky winners. If you are not familiar with SnackCrate, they offer a monthly subscription box of snacks from around the world that is delivered straight to your door! Read The Review Wire's SnackCrate Review on the Japanese Snack Box.
SnackCrate Giveaway

Three readers will each receive a SnackCrate Original Size Box ($26). See below for terms & conditions. Open to U.S. residents of the 48 contiguous United States. You must be 18 years old to enter to win. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on 10.31.18


All entries will be verified. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Entrants who have created social accounts purely for the purpose of entering Competitions or Sweepstakes will not be eligible to win. All social accounts used must be public. The winner…

Easy Halloween Treats for Your Adorable Little Monsters

Trick or Treat!  I have a simple to make recipe that is sure to make your little monsters smile!

These easy to make Marshmallow treats can be prepared in a hurry and are perfect for Halloween parties and after school treats!

Marshmallow Krisp treats (homemade or store bought) Icing (any flavor) Halloween Sprinkles with candy eyes licorice

Cut Marshmallow Krisp treats into square shapes
Frost top of treat
Dip into Sprinkles
Add eyes if the sprinkles do not contain them
Add licorice arms and legs

That was so easy!  Wasn't it?  Serve these adorable Monster Marshmallow Treats at your next Halloween get together!  Make them with the kids on a rainy day!  

Little Live Pets Rollie My Kissing Puppy

Meet Rollie My Kissing Puppy!  Rollie is part of the Little Live Pets line from Moose Toys. He is so lifelike with his soft fir!

Check out Rollie's commercial!

Rollie has the cutest little puppy paws and that is where you will find his on/off switch.  He also has a sensor in one of his paws.

I couldn't resist posing for a selfie with my new Little Live Pet, Rollie.  I just love him so much!

Rollie loves to interact with you.  Pet his head and he will give you kisses.  Rub his back and he wags his little tail.  Rub his belly and he falls asleep.  He has 25+ sounds and reactions.  He even reacts to your voice.

Rollie makes a great holiday gift as well as any occasion gift.  He is available from  and most toy retailers.  He is recommended for ages 4 and up.  

Check out my video demo of Rollie.  Be sure to watch the entire video so you can see how he reacts to touch and sound.

Rollie loves to take naps! Lay him down and his little eyes close and he snores …