$50 Target Gift Card Giveaway and Family Preparedness Giveaway Hop


Welcome to the Family Preparedness Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy Mothering, Easy Green Mom and Brittleby’s Corner through the Green Moms Network!

In honor of National Preparedness Month, we’ve teamed up with a group of bloggers to bring you the chance to win prizes that will help your family become more prepared in the event of an emergency or disaster.

After entering my giveaway, be sure to hop around and enter all of the other #FamilyPreparedness giveaways listed on the linky at the bottom of this post for your chance to win more eco-friendly and healthy giveaways!

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Baked Spaghetti and New Garlic Press


Baked Spaghetti and New Garlic Press 

When you try to re-think the normal recipes, you find interesting ways to bust out a new flavor the entire family will enjoy! Spaghetti is so blah after a while. What can you do to give it some flair and a touch of "kick" Bake it of course!

Get your shopping shoes on and head to the store! You will need the following items:


Your favorite brand of Spaghetti Sauce

Hamburger (I like Ground Angus)

Taco Cheese shredded

Mozzarella Cheese


One clove of Garlic

Onion finely chopped

Baby Bella Mushrooms chopped.

Totino's Liquid Cheese in a jar.

*Or any other brand. I like the Totino's for the zip it gives to the recipe.

Get your water boiling and cook the Spaghetti til it is almost done. You just need it a little limp. Cook your hamburger with a little garlic that you used your new Garlic Press to prepare, some salt & pepper, and the finely chopped onion. Once all of this is done put it in a baking dish. Add your Spaghetti, all 3 types of cheese, mushrooms, and Pasta Sauce. Bake in your oven for about 30 minutes at 400 degrees. (may be different in your oven) Remove from oven, sprinkle with Parmesan and serve with your favorite garlic toast!

The Garlic Press by Orblue is pretty amazing! Heavy construction & quality piece that is easy to use. It has a great balance and feel in your hand! I can't wait to create more delicious food for my family using this Garlic Press!

*I will post photos of the New Garlic Press and elaborate more on this recipe and the use of the Garlic Press when I get home. We are dealing with a family medical emergency out of state! Be back soon. Thank you for understanding! I hope you come back to view and print out the recipe. I will be adding a printable when I revise this!

Disclosure: Thoughts of Happiness received a product to facilitate this review. However, the thoughts and opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Halloween Hop ~ Trick or Treat! Win something sweet!

Hello Mommy Bloggers! Yes, it's that time of year again! The children are heading out to score some sweet treats and enjoy the spooky fun! This is my favorite time of year. The children get to dress up, have fun, get candy, and have family time all at once! 

We are once again teaming up with YumEarth for a Blog Hop!

YumEarth is proud to be offering organic treats to one lucky winner!

We want to welcome all of you to the Halloween Hop!

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There are going to be a lot of great prizes made available for our readers!

In order to take part in the blog hop, please read the following guidelines:

Your giveaway item or items must be Halloween related.

You can add any Halloween item (Pets Costumes, Children's Halloween themed items, etc.)

You must find your own Sponsors for the giveaway and run your own giveaway widget.

Prize value minimum is $15 ARV.

You may list a maximum of two (2) giveaways during this promotion per blog.

The Halloween Hop is open to:

US, Canada, and Worldwide Giveaways!

Sign up on the linky below!

Sign ups close on 9/16