Harvest Halloween Giveaway



Hey everyone! Welcome to my Harvest Halloween Blog Hop organized by Holly at Hollybee Tells. I’m happy to have you here and am very excited to give out some great Halloween prizes!

About the Hop: This hop includes many different blogs, each with their own giveaway or giveaways! On each blog one giveaway must equal $25 or more! That means there are some great prizes in store for you!

I participated in this event two years ago but last year I was just way too busy….but I LOVE Halloween and the fall season, so I was very excited to jump back in to this again!
Spooky and Bright
For my giveaway, I have 2 prizes for one winner.  The first item up for grabs is Country Living Spooky & Bright: 101 Halloween Ideas, a hard cover book, featuring fantastic Halloween recipes and crafts.

No matter what your skill level and decorating style is, you are sure to find a project that you will enjoy in this book.  And you will love the easy to follow, step by step directions and lovely colored photos.  Check out my full book review here.

Fiery Pumpkins

Love the Day Halloween Cupcakes

And next we have a a $25 Gift Certificate to Love the Day, an Etsy shop that offers awesome party printables!  They have a lot of great selections for fall and Halloween, including banners, cupcake wrappers and toppers, food & drink labels, and more!

And apart from their fun Halloween party packs, they also have a lot of amazing themes for birthday parties, showers, and other events.  (Go here to read my feature post on the shop.)

Love the Day Halloween Party

Harvest Halloween Prize

Giveaway: One Simply Sweet Reader will win a Harvest Halloween Prize Pack which includes the following:

To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below.  Good Luck!

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Also, check out these other Harvest Halloween Giveaways!


Love The Day: Custom Party Printables

Love the Day Banner

Throwing a party this fall? Love The Day is your one-stop shop for custom printable parties.  They have a huge variety of themes available for birthdays, showers, and holiday parties.  And you can get everything from party banners and table decor to cupcake toppers, candy & bottle wrappers, and other fun favors!

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Friday Favorites – Week 185 – With 5 Fall Wreaths

friday favorites

Hi everyone.  Welcome to another edition of Friday Favorites.  This week I’m very excited to share some fun Fall and Halloween Wreaths with you!  Wreaths are probably my favorite type of decor, so I’m always happy to browse everyone’s ideas.  And I actually have a board on Pinterest with Over 100 Wreaths for all seasons.  Check it out!

And don’t forget to check out this week’s giveaway! It’s a copy of the new Diamond Edition of Disney’s The Little Mermaid on DVD and Blu-Ray! [Read more…]

Decadently Dark Candy Apples and Country Living’s Spooky & Bright Book

Spooky and Bright


Next week I’ll be participating in the Harvest Halloween Hop, where I and other bloggers will be giving away fall and Halloween themed prize packs. One of the items I will be giving away is a copy of Country Living Spooky & Bright: 101 Halloween Ideas. [Read more…]

Friday Favorites – Week 139

Hey everyone! Thanks for stopping by for this week’s Friday Favorites party!   I’d like to remind everyone to enter my final Blogiversary Giveaway.  You’ll get jewelry, store credits, and ad space, and it’s a prize pack valued at around $90.  Also, stay tuned for some great Thanksgiving and Christmas giveaways coming your way starting next week! [Read more…]

Friday Favorites – Week 138

Hey everyone!  Hope you all had a great week.  After you link up this week, I’d love for you to enter my Blogiversary Group Giveaway.  It’s a prize pack worth around $90, and it includes handmade jewelry & accessories, as well as free ad space.

Also, check out the rest of the blogiversary giveaways, including a $30 GC to Dimple Prints, a $25 GC to  eDiaper Cakes, and others in my sidebar!  Thanks!

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Halloween Shelf and Wall Decor


The fall season is officially upon us!  Time to dust off those faux pumpkins, pull your scare crows out of the attic, and get your home looking spooky!   Today I’m sharing a little vignette of Halloween stuff that I had up on the shelf of the entertainment center in our living room last year. And I’ll show you just how easy and affordable it is to make your own fall display!

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13 Pumpkin Dessert Recipes

Today’s post is all about one of the quintessential flavors of fall: Pumpkin!

It’s amazing how many things you can make with it: cakes, bread, cookies, cupcakes, and even donuts!  And when combined with things like cream cheese and chocolate, the possibilities are endless!  Here are 13 Pumpkin recipes that I think you will love!

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Pumpkin Bread

Fall weather is finally in the air around our house!  It really makes me crave the tastes of fall and all those great Thanksgiving classics!
Today I’m sharing a little taste of fall. I made a little tray of fall goodies for my husband to carry to work last week, and the Pumpkin Bread was a very popular treat. Hope you enjoy!

Recipe for Pumpkin Bread:
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/2 cup oil
1 cup pumpkin
1 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp allspice
1/3 cup water
1/2 cup nuts (optional)

Directions: Mix sugar, eggs, oil, and pumpkin in a bowl.  Add dry ingredients and water in the order listed above. Mix well. Stir in nuts (if using). Pour into a greased and floured loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or longer if needed. Makes one loaf.

Tip: For a sweet dessert bread, top with a little cream cheese frosting. Yum!



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Fun Halloween Sweets

Photo Credit: Taste of Home
Can you believe that Halloween is just a couple of weeks away? Whew…how time flies! Today I’ve got an array of fun sweets and treats to help inspire your creativity this Halloween!

Candy Corn Meringues from The Kitchn

Gingerbread Skeletons from Family Fun

Skeleton Cupcakes from Women’s Day
Sugar Ghost Cupcakes from Taste of Home

Trick or Treat Sweets from Good Housekeeping


I’m linking up at Tidy Mom and these parties.