Monster Likes #40


Every Saturday, it’s Monster Likes time! I list my favorite selection of posts I found throughout bloggy land over the past week.

If one of your posts is listed below and you want the badge, just shoot me an email or leave me a comment and I’ll send you the badge to put on your post!

And now on to the good stuff….

If you like chocolate, GO RIGHT NOW and check out the Best. Cake. Ever. post over at Ask Anna.

Carrie at Mommy’s Little Monster Blake has an awesome recipe for Easy Twice Baked Potato Casserole…yummy!

Sweet Greta over at Not Enough Patience and Never Enough Jewelry included Mommy of a Monster and Twins on her These Are a Few of My Favorite… post! Thank you Greta! It is an honor to be included with so many other great blogs!

My friend Tonya over at Letters for Lucas did a 20 Questions post…but it was her son Lucas who answered them! I liked the post idea so much that I had Ethan answer 20 Questions too!

Yuliya over at She Suggests posts about making Jolly Rancher Infused Vodka…need I say more?

Tulpen at Bad Words wrote Golden, and it’s simply beautiful.

What was your favorite post of the week?

I’m Trying Something New Here, Too…

Occasionally, I will receive an email about something that I’m not willing to write an entire blog post about, but that I think is worth mentioning…so I thought I could put those things here and if you want more information about them, you can click over to the links and find out more. Here are some cool things I received over the last coupole of weeks…


Need I say more? I didn’t think so. But I will because it’s a really great idea!

Cinnabon wants you to share its ooey-gooey awesomeness with friends, family, co-workers, and even strangers, and then share your story online! From November 6th through January 7th, share any act of kindness to qualify for a chance to win prizes! Simply photograph or video the reaction to a random act of kindness and submit it to the Cinnabon Facebook page for a chance to win free weekly Cinnapacks or a cash prize of $2,500 and a $2,500 donation to the charity of your choice.

For more contest rules and information on how you can help Spread the Warmth visit the Cinnabon Facebook page.

Disclosure: This information was was provided by Cinnabon and General Mills through MyBlogSpark.

Attend a Virtual Wine Tasting!

Wine Twits is having a virtual wine tasting in the month of November, and if you have never participated in one of their virtual wine tastings, you are missing out! Nouveau Day celebrates the official arrival of Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau on the third Thursday in November all around the world. It’s one of the biggest wine events of the year! Join the Nouveau Expression celebration and be first to taste and share with friends. Register today to be included in this year’s #NouveauDay Virtual Tasting Event!

Chiquita Bananas Ultimate Banana Recipe Contest

If you eat half as many bananas as we do, then you eat a lot of them! And Chiquita wants to know what you do with them all! Submit an appetizer, main dish or kids’ recipe before November 28th, and you could win a trip to New York or California! Get more details.

Chatting with Adrian Grenier? Yes Please!

Tom’s of Maine is hosting a live chat with ‘Entourage’ actor and environmental advocate Adrian Grenier on Monday, November 14, 12 pm PST/3 pm EST.  Fans will be able to ask Adrian questions live about his acting career, sustainability work, charitable contributions and much more. The web chat is hosted on in the “Live Chat” tab.

McDonald’s Give-A-Hand Fundraiser

For the next 7 days, you can visit a participating restaurant to purchase a paper hand in varying denominations of $1, $3 or $5. All proceeds will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities and support children and families in need in local communities across the country.

Also if you have a message of support, don’t speak it, write it on your hand!  After you scribble your support, take a picture, and submit it online for the chance to help RMHC and win prizes. Don’t stop there, please spread the word by sharing your photos with your family and friends on Twitter and Facebook! Each day throughout the campaign, three hand photos will be randomly selected to receive a prize pack, $250 cash prize, and a $500 donation in their name to their local RMHC Chapter. More information on the sweepstakes can be found at


  1. Okay so to recap, there's chocolate cake here AND Jolly Rancher vodka and twice-baked potato casserole and cinnabon. I think I gained weight and got buzzed just by reading your Monster Likes. But Tulpen's post Golden is the most delicious of all. LOVED it. So much. Thanks for sharing and now I have to read the 20 questions...(as soon as I stop swooning over chocolate cake).
  2. I'm sorry... You lost me at "vodka" and "Jolly Ranchers". And the potato casserole was amazing. I think I gained 25lbs that day.
  3. What a nice surprise! Thanks!
  4. Just looked through your 'about me' page and it wasn't about me at all! It was all about you (yes, I drooled a little over those pics) and someone called Jason (no Argonauts?). Lucky Jason! Now I'll go back and read what you wrote.
  5. Wow, great article post.Thanks Again. Cool.
  6. Thanks a lot for the article.Really thank you!