Friendsgiving Harvest: Grateful, Joyful, Thankful

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Autumn is in the air, the leaves are falling into magical piles of colorful fun, and the wiff of spice is on my nose.

Sigh…

I have to admit, I love this season as much as I love the holidays that accompy Autumn, and that is why I have an amazing ongoing Thanksgiving post.

That’s right! You weren’t reading that wrong! I have some amazing Thanksgiving table decor ideas to share with you, along with recipes that you will defintely need to make, followed by some amazing contests!

Win-win right?

Ummmm YES!

Over the next two weeks, I am going to be cramming in as much Friendsgiving related posts as I possibly can!

So hang on because it is going to be a whirlwind of a ride!

Okay, okay, I’m going but I am going to leave you with some table decor ideas. Whether you plan to host your feast inside or out, this simple table decor is sure to impress!

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2017 Annual Holiday Gift Guide – Kids Prize Giveaway

Kids have all the fun

Christmas…….

The most joyful time of year, yet the most stressful.

Yes, I said stressful.  Trying to find the perfect gifts for everyone of your list, all while making sure your kids have the best Christmas ever. Well, here is where I come in to help with that!!

Who is ready for a MASSIVE kids themed giveaway?!

 

It’s MamatheFox’s 2017 Annual Holiday Gift Guide – Kids Prize Giveaway

 

Enter to win $870+ in kids prizes from various sponsors

24 prizes all to one winner!

 

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Open to US only ♦ Must be 18+ to enter

Here is what (1) lucky winner will receive:

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MamatheFox and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations

 

If you would like to participate as a blogger or a sponsor in an event like this please contact Danielle at mamathefox@gmail.com

Spooky, Goblin Ghost Cupcakes

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I am a sucker for holidays. There really isn’t any holiday that I don’t enjoy or that I don’t like making crafts or food for.

But for me, Halloween is one of my favorites.  It is such a fun holiday. It’s a day when you can pretend to be anything or anybody you want, even if it’s just for a night! How many chances in the real world do we get to be someone else for a day?

Of course, then the real challenge comes into play, deciding on just one character.

I usually don’t decorate much for Halloween, mostly for the fact that my Love of Fall takes over. My daughter uses the expression that “Fall threw up on our porch” haha!  Sorry, I might go into Fall overload! It’s a southern thing.

But to satisfy my need to recognize all holidays I normally do a small few things in the house. That includes a few minimal decorations and of course, a few yummy treats which I have always enjoyed making for Halloween parties.  But I do go all out decorating for Halloween events. That makes up for my lack of decor at home right?

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For this Halloween, I wanted to share this adorable cupcake idea with you! These spooky, goblin ghosts are a perfect addition to any Halloween gathering this year.

Here is what you need:

2 cups sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 sticks real butter (1 cup)
1 cup water
1/4 cup of Hershey Syrup or 4 tbs of cocoa ( whichever you prefer)
1/2 cup buttermilk (or 1/2 milk with a teaspoon of white vinegar mixed in)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla ( I prefer 1/2 tsp vanilla paste)

Directions:
Mix and bring the butter cocoa and water to a boil
Pour mixture over sugar and flour
Beat well
Add the remaining ingredients and mix well
Fill cupcake pans almost 3/4 way full
Bake at 350 for 15-20

I love this super easy icing. I can eat a bowl by its self!

1 container of marshmallow cream 6-8 oz
1 cup butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla (I prefer 1/2 paste)

Beat softened butter and powdered sugar until fluffy (no lumps)
Add in marshmallow cream and vanilla
Mix together by hand

To make the ghosts I simply add frosting in piping bag and swirl up on cupcakes. For the eyes, I use sugar eyes found in your baking aisle.

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I hope you enjoy these ghostly treats and Happy Halloween!