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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 …

30 Days of Pumpkin - Day 15 Pumpkin Fudge

Welcome to Day 15 of 30 Days of Pumpkin.  Today's Pumpkin is Pumpkin Fudge!

Fudge is easier to make than you think and only requires a couple of ingredients.
2 cups white chocolate melting wafers or 3 cups white chocolate chips 1/3 cup of condensed milk 2 tbsp pumpkin puree 1 tsp pumpkin spice nuts optional If you want your fudge more orange, you can add food coloring

Combine chocolate and condensed milk in a bowl.
Melt in microwave slowly (20 seconds at a time)
Mix in between each  time you put in microwave.
Continue until the chocolate is melted smooth.
Stir in remaining ingredients and combine thoroughly.
Pour mixture into a tin pan lined with wax paper.
You may also use muffin pan with paper liners.
Top with a little pumpkin spice.
Refrigerate until firm.  (about 2 hours)
Serve and enjoy!

Feminine Hygiene with Scentsitive Scents from Vagisil

Feminine Hygiene isn't a subject some women tend to speak about often, or at all, but it is an important subject.  For the past 40 years, Vagisil has been dedicated to creating effective vaginal health solutions.  

Vagisil  has  a complete line of products for women to care for themselves.  Vagisil has recently introduced NEW Scentsitive Scents™.  This line includes Daily Intimate Washes, Wipes Free of Dyes and MIT Preservative Gently Infused with a Skin-Friendly scent to help ensure all day freshness for sensitive skin. This line smells so pretty!  It introduces White Jasmine and Peach Blossom scents. 

A recent survey conducted by Vagisil revealed that 69% of women think that vaginal products with fragrances irritate vaginal skin. The key difference of the NEW Scentsitive Scents™ line is that it has been specially formulated to provide a long lasting, skin-friendly scent with Vitamin E and chamomile. 

NEW Scentsitive Scents™ washes and wipes are dermatologist and  gynecologist teste…

Chicago Toy and Game Fair November 17th and 18th

What: 16th Annual Chicago Toy and Game Fair Where: Navy Pier, 840 East Grand Avenue, Festival Hall A and B, Chicago

Dates and Times: Saturday, November 17th 10am-6pm Sunday, November 18th 10am-5pm
Ticket Prices: Adults: $14 ($15 at the Door) Children: $7 ($8 at the Door) **Get Tickets HERE

Use code:  CHATTYPATTYSPLACE for a $3 discount on tickets

Quick Links to ChiTAG Fair Events: Chicago Toy and Game Fair**Activities are being added everyday so check back often!** Young Inventor Challenge **Registrations is Free and Closes October 31st**
Quick Links to ChiTAG Week Events: Toy and Game Inventor of the Year Awards (TAGIEs) **Vote Now!**

30 Days of Pumpkin - Day 14 Pumpkin Seed Recipes

Welcome to Day 14 of 30 Days of Pumpkin.  Today we are going to exploring one of my favorite parts of the pumpkin, the seeds!  Check out these easy pumpkin seed recipes from and Delish below!

Roasting Your Own Pumpkin SeedsRaw pumpkin seeds are delicious and so easy to roast.  Just add a bit of butter and salt  Check out the delicious recipes below that you can try out. Be sure to rinse your fresh pumpkin seeds with cold water in a colander (strainer) with a bit of water and pat dry before roasting. Toss your seeds in melted butter and salt in a 300 degree oven for 40 minutes, turning occasionally.
Try These Unique Pumpkin Seed RecipesCinnamon and SugarSprinkle your pumpkin seeds with a bit of cinnamon and sugar for a sweet treat that’s sure to please! Parmesan GarlicA quick toss in garlic powder and a dusting of parmesan offers a savory experience that can’t be beat. Buffalo RanchThis recipe is from the folks over at

30 Days of Pumpkin - Day 13 Halloween Jack-o-Lantern Popcorn Balls

It is Day 13 of the 30 Days of Pumpkin.  Today's Pumpkin idea comes from Popcorn.Org! Make these adorable Halloween Jack-o-Lanterns with your little ones for a fun Halloween party snack!

Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Popcorn Balls View Recipe Makes: 8 balls (4-inch) Ingredients: 3 quarts popped popcorn 4 tablespoons (½ stick) butter or margarine 3 cups miniature marshmallows 3 tablespoons (½ of a 3-ounce box) orange gelatin dessert mix Candy corn, jellybeans and sour green apple candy sticks, licorice string, dried fruit, etc.
Directions: 1.    Spray a large mixing bowl lightly with cooking spray and place popcorn inside. 2.    In a medium saucepan, melt butter over low heat.  Stir in marshmallows and gelatin dessert powder until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth.  Pour over popcorn and mix well until coated. 3.    Spray hands with cooking spray and press firmly to form into balls.  Place balls on wax paper. Press candy decorations into balls to form eyes, a stem and a Jack-O-L…

30 Days of Pumpkin - Day 12 Painted Pumpkins

Painted Pumpkins are a great way to be creative and are less messy than traditional carved pumpkins.

The Jersey Momma has a great post highlighting awesome painted pumpkins from around the web!
Visit her blog and check out all of the fun and colorful pumpkins!  
I fell in love with the adorable unicorn pumpkins by Confettidea!

Here is another cute idea from Michael's.

This donut pumpkin is too cute! 

Which one would you like to create?

Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Family

The holidays are coming and I want to help you by bringing you some gift ideas for your family. You can search my blog for reviews on all of these items.
Be sure to click the Holiday Gift Guide Tab on my blog for in depth info.

Gifts for Kids
Sgt Stubby Ryan's World Toys Cupcake Surprise Cutie Stix Axol the Axoloti Hairdorables Towley Girl Magformers Paw Patrol Edition Clicformers DoDats Breakaway Ballz Smart Sketcher Green Toys Rainbocorns Hexbug Stunt Park Hexbug Robotic Soccer 3Doodler Lego Star Wars Microfighters Calico Critters Play Sets Crayola Scribble Scrubbie Crayola Ultimate Light Board Little Live Pets - Rollie My Kissing Puppy

Gifts for Her Robemart Luxury Bath Robes 402nBeyond Fashions Dirty South Vintage Styles Ecuadane Blankets

Gifts for Him
Craft Beer Club
Eat Smart Precision Voyager Luggage Scale

Check out these and other gift ideas in this section

Have a Creative Holiday with Crayola

Crayola was always a part of my holiday as a child.  Santa would fill our stockings with Crayola crayons and coloring books every year.  It was something I always looked forward to.

Crayola has come a long way since I was a child, and now they have so many artistic products for your child to show off their creativity. 

I love to give creative gifts as presents because I find them to be a healthy way for children to express themselves.

This year, I am adding 2 great products to my Holiday Gift Guide from Crayola. 

The first item is the Crayola Ultimate Light Board   The lightboard allows the artist to display the art they create in light.  There are 3 light settings to choose from including steady, flash and fade.

Children can remove the black board from the board and trace any photo, then re-insert the black board and light their creation!

Parents can use the board in their kitchen or any where in the home to write notes or reminders!

The Ultimate Light Board is recommended for ages …

Calico Critters Play Sets are Sweet and Adorable

These beautiful play sets from Calico Critter are sure to be a favorite.  They are sweet and adorable and have an innocence about them.
I want to show you a few items that are available from Calico Critters.  These made great holiday gifts for any girl or boy, and even for adults who like to collect them.  These sets were made with so much detail and you can see the love that is put into creating each one. 

Baby Band Blind Bag Series - 8 to collect in all MSRP $4.99 (Ages 3 and up)

The Baby Band Series can hold their instruments in their hands, so that you can set them up for display or for imaginative play.  They can be used with the nursery series playsets and within various houses in the Calico Critters series. (Each sold separately)
Each blind bag includes one baby; Chocolate Rabbit Baby and violin, Walnut Squirrel Baby and tambourine, Milk Rabbit Baby and drum with sticks, Toy Poodle Baby and accordion, Bear Baby (sitting) and cymbals, Yellow Labrador Baby (sitting) and xylophone with…