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Fun Contest from Personal Creations: Fall is in the Air!

As summer comes to an end, I am loving these first signs of fall: the scents of apples, spices, and pumpkins along with the beautiful leaves and fun family activities. It also means that Halloween is right around the corner, bringing with it its own assortment of fun treats and decorations for the kiddos.

To help capture and share this spirit, Personal Creations is hosting their first ever Pinterest “Falloween” contest with a $500 Personal Creations gift card to their first-place winner, as well as $100 gift cards for five runners-up. While I have never promoted a contest that someone else runs before, Personal Creations has some super cute items for my favorite season that is upon us, which they sent me a sample to show you all:

fall mantel and decor

FALL! Yipee! Isn’t this adorable?!

Personal creations fall board

I personalized my #PCFalloween decorations this year thanks to @pcgifts. Adorable! #ad https://www.pinterest.com/hardlyagoddess/pcfalloween/ (tweet this)

I just love it! Last year, I received a cute holiday canvas as a gift from a friend. It was so unique, and was personalized with our family name on it which made it so special and well…personalized!  And of course, upon checking out where I could make one of these great signs to GIVE someone else, I found that it was made from the Personal Creations site! So since then I have just loved this company for cute gifts. And now you have a chance to WIN gift cards with them! Here are the details:

• Follow Personal Creations on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/pcgifts/
• Create a Pinterest board named “PCFalloween”
• Add a creative description to your Pinterest board
• Add at least 10 fall or Halloween décor themed Pins to your board with descriptions for why you’ve added each

Feel free to check out the Personal Creations Falloween Pinterest Contest board for inspiration: https://www.pinterest.com/pcgifts/pcfalloween/

Or you can check out my own board that I have made over on the right of this page or here.

CRITERIA in the decision:

• Creativity (30%)
• Uniqueness of Descriptions on Pins (25%)
• Diversity of Pins to Board (23%)
• Attractiveness of Board as a whole (22%)

If you love to PIN, then this is a great opportunity. If you just want to check them out, their website has some great gift ideas, or ideas for your own home. Check them out!

I was compensated to promote this contest with a sample canvas as pictured above. As with all my content, you can trust that what you read is my opinion alone, and is in no way influenced by any compensation that I may receive.  You can read more of my disclosures here.


Cauliflower & Feta Alfredo “Mac” & Cheese with #Ragú® Light Alfredo


Cauliflower & Feta "Mac" & CheeseI was playing around with some recipes, trying to come up with unique ideas for using Ragú® Light Alfredo Sauce, for the Ragú® Recipe Contest Entry that they are running, now through November 30th.

I had some delicious mistakes, let me tell you. I love Alfredo sauce. But of course, it seems a bit indulgent to eat unless it is a true “occasion.” So I decided that if I loaded up the veggies, and got rid of the pasta…it would still hit that Alfredo ‘spot’, and be a healthier meal for any day of the week.

Ragú® makes a Light-Alfredo, which is great. With just 4 grams of fat, and 60 calories in a 1/4 cup, it is a great lower-fat choice in a convenience product.

Cauliflower & Feta "Mac" & Cheese with Ragu Alfredo

Here is the recipe, that I know you will enjoy. If you like Alfredo, you will loooove this cheesy, veggie-goodness!

Cauliflower & Feta Alfreo “Mac” & Cheese with #Ragú® Light Parmesan Alfredo

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Full of healthy cauliflower and colorful spinach, this decadent tasting "mac" & cheese is an easy weeknight meal!


  • 1 16oz. bag of frozen cauliflower
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cups crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup Ragú® Light Parmesan Alfredo Sauce
  • 1 cup washed and chopped baby spinach


Cook the cauliflower according to the package directions, until just tender.

As this cooks, melt the butter in a small pan over low heat. Add the breadcrumbs and almonds, and cook until lightly browned. Set aside.

In a large bowl, add the raisins, feta, egg, Ragú® Light Parmesan Alfredo , and spinach. Mix.

Drain the cauliflower and add to the mixture in the bowl. Lightly combine until the cheese mixture totally covers the cauliflower.

Put the mixture into a sprayed pan, and top with the toasted crumbs.

Bake at 375* for 35-40 minutes or until bubbly and hot throughout.

Serve immediately.


Cauliflower & Feta "Mac" & Cheese with Ragu Alfredo

Doesn’t this look pretty…and you know how good and cheesy it will be…

Cauliflower & Feta "Mac" & Cheese with Ragu Alfredo

Yes. This fits the “Alfredo-Spot” nicely!

Cauliflower & Feta "Mac" & Cheese with Ragu Alfredo

So Easy…

Cauliflower & Feta "Mac" & Cheese with Ragu Alfredo

I hope you try it out! Let me know and if you can, go to this site and leave a comment!

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