4th of July Popcorn with Skittles America Mix

I’m sharing #Buy2Get2 with this 4th of July Popcorn with Skittles® America Mix recipe as a part of a Skittles® and Dollar General sponsored series for Socialstars.

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The 4th of July is coming up and we are WAY too excited! We’re taking Addie on her very first vacation out of town and are so excited about it! She’s only been out of town once, and it was for a doctor consultation, so we’re really thrilled that she is healthy enough to go on a trip to my hometown to visit my family. I actually haven’t been to my hometown since before Addie was born when I had The Best Pink Baby Shower, so it’s going to be SO good to visit. I wanted to come up with a snack to take for the road on our trip that was fun and screamed “America!”, and I’m so excited about it! This 4th of July Popcorn with Skittles® America Mix is so delicious, you won’t stop eating it.

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The 4th of July Popcorn with Skittles® America Mix from Dollar General was SO fun to make, and super easy. In fact, I actually made it while Addie took a nap. Obviously I chose the Special Edition Skittles® America Mix because of the colors, but not only that, but the flavors are so good! The Special Edition Skittles® America Mix features strawberry, blackberry, raspberry, wildberry, and yumberry (the first white, fruity Skittles® candy.)  Each flavor is unique and fun, and made the perfect red, white, and blue 4th of July Popcorn.

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4th of July Popcorn with Skittles America Mix
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
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Ingredients
  • 1 bag Special Edition Skittles America Mix
  • ¾ cup Light Corn Syrup
  • 12 oz Butter
  • 3 bags Buttered Popcorn
Instructions
  1. Separate your bag of Special Edition Skittles America Mix by colors- Red, White, and Blue. You should have about 1-2 cups of each color.
  2. Pop your 3 bags of popcorn. Keep in bags.
  3. Melt 4 oz of butter and ¼ cup light corn syrup with 1 cup of red, white, or blue Special Edition Skittles America Mix flavor and stir constantly until Skittles are melted in a heat proof container in 30 second increments in the microwave. Stir in between until completely melted.
  4. Pour over 1 bag of popcorn and shake in the bag until well coated.
  5. Pour the Skittles popcorn onto waxed paper until it has cooled.
  6. Repeat with next two colors.

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I’m pretty sure when I get back from my trip this week that there won’t be any 4th of July Popcorn left because of Mathew, but that’s ok because I have plenty more Special Edition Skittles® America Mix! My husband has a huge sweet tooth and once he finds something he loves, he’s hooked until there’s no more. I might end up making this for our 4th of July barbecue that my dad will be having while we’re visiting, and I suggest you make it for yours too. Everyone will be asking you for the recipe, and you definitely won’t go home with any leftovers!

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Which Special Edition Skittles® America Mix flavor do you think would be your favorite from the 4th of July Popcorn?

The Ultimate Father’s Day Guide for the Uncommon Dad

We’re partnering up with our friends from Uncommon Goods for The Ultimate Father’s Day Guide for the Uncommon Dad! We received complimentary products to facilitate the review, but all opinions are our own.

Looking for a unique father's day gift guide for the dad in your life? Check out this ULTIMATE Father's Day guide for the uncommon dad!

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re any kind of a procrastinator like me, you probably are scrambling to get the last gift or two for the father in your life, whether it’s your dad, step dad, or husband! When it’s time for Father’s Day, I look for uncommon gifts to give Mathew. He’s a quirky guy and enjoys the random things in life, so shopping at Uncommon Goods is a no-brainer for a guy like him. I had Mathew help curate this Ultimate Father’s Day Guide for the Uncommon Dad because who better to help choose the items for this than a dad that’s anything BUT common. Plus, it secretly gave me ideas on what to get him this year- don’t tell him he got the some of these as part of his Father’s Day gifts!

Without further ado, our Ultimate Father’s Day Guide for the Uncommon Dad:

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For the totally Jawsome dad: First up on our Ultimate Father’s Day Guide for the Uncommon Dad, are these hilarious Handmade Shark Slippers ($42). When I first saw these I started cracking up. I called Mathew into the room and he proclaimed that he HAD to have them and that he would totally wear them to work every day. Of course, he works from home, but that’s totally beside the point! We couldn’t help but laugh at the x’ed out eyes and the teeth, but in all seriousness, they look SUPER cozy. If you have a dad in your life that just likes being silly or is a total geek, these shark slippers from UncommonGoods are one great conversation piece that will absolutely complete his personality!

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For the dad that just loves America: One of Mathew’s personal picks from this Ultimate Father’s Day Guide for the Uncommon Dad is this Declaration of Independence Glass ($13). Mathew is a huge fan of all things ‘Murica and he even has a huge Declaration of Independence poster with the founding fathers in his office. He’s a true patriot and that’s why this glass is so perfect! For any guy that loves anything and everything #Murica, this is one gift that will make him happy. You don’t get any more patriotic than this!

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For the dad who likes a little Margaritaville: I won’t lie- I want to steal this gift from Mathew. We are in LOVE with this Himalayan Salt Tequila Glasses set ($28-45) because it’s perfect for Tequila. Not only that, but we’re big Ningxia Red drinkers in this house, and taking our Ningxia with a Himalayan Salt twist is fun and delicious. The glasses are heavier than a typical shot glass and are actually made with Himalayan salt. The inside of the shot glass is lined with a plastic cup so you don’t have to think about having to clean them in a special way. Great for the father that loves to entertain others or just enjoys a nice shot of tequila on a Friday night!

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For the dad who likes a little kick: When I saw this Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit ($34.95), I thought of my brother. My brother has a daughter (my niece, Lexi, who is too adorable and sassy!) and he is obsessed with hot sauce. He will take it anywhere and everywhere and put it on everything. Ever since Mathew married into our Mexican family, he, too, has found a love for all things spicy, and couldn’t resist asking me for this hot sauce kit. It feeds his creative side and lets be honest, it’s just downright fun! We love this gift for the creative risk taker who wants a hot sauce the spicier, the better! Might even be fun to invite some friends over for a hot sauce making contest…

 

 

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For the hipster dad: Mathew just about DIED when he found this Comb Bottle Opener ($24.95) from Uncommon Goods. He has super short hair that he’s trying to grow out into a more modern style, as well as a beard he’s trying to grow and tame. He takes his plain old black comb with him all over the house, but once he saw the Comb Bottle Opener, he just about had a heart attack from all the joy. If the man in your life is a little more into keeping up his appearances or a little bit hipster, this is one gift he will get excited about. It’s functional, it’s fun, it’s just down right cool!

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For the dad that loves a little competition: Last, but not least, we’re loving this Portable Table Tennis Set ($39.95). Mathew and I hate having nothing to do on the weekends. We try our best to take Addie out each weekend to enjoy some fresh air and sunshine, and to get out of the house so the three of us don’t get cabin fever. Considering we both work from home, it can be boring staying at home all the time. Lately though, it’s been nasty outside! Humid, hot, rainy, and lots of mosquitoes. We’re over it! Sometimes, we can’t get out due to the elements, so this is a perfect remedy for that. We love that you can set it up anywhere in your house! Great for the guy that loves to have fun with his wife and kids, or whenever he wants to invite his buddies over!

Mathew is one amazing dad, and I’m so thankful for everything he does for our family. Although these are some gifts for an uncommon dad, he’s more than just “uncommon”, he’s an amazing, one-of-a-kind, uniquely wonderful man that has really stepped up to be the father he needed to be when Addie was having medical complications during her long hospitalization. It’s been almost a year since Addie was in the PICU, and to see how Mathew interacts with Addie on a daily basis just warms my heart. He tries so hard to be the best father he can for Addie, and I love seeing him step into that fatherly role more and more each day.

Which gift from the Ultimate Father’s Day Guide for the Uncommon Dad is your favorite?

 

Sparkling White Wine Summer Sangria

This Sparkling White Wine Summer Sangria combines Sterling Vineyards Napa Valley Chardonnay with all things summer! It's the absolute most perfect drink and will surely be love at first sip!Summertime is my favorite time of the year. It’s a chance to get outside and go to the zoo with Addie, eat at an outdoor restaurant with Mathew, or even have a girls night in with some friends. Not only that, but this Summer is particularly bringing around Father’s Day, Addie’s 1 year anniversary of being home from the hospital, my Young Living convention trip to Utah, my 30th birthday, Mathew’s 29th birthday, and Addie’s 2nd birthday. We have so many things to celebrate and enjoy this Summer! Summer is the perfect time to stock up on fresh fruit and what better way to use it up than with a Sparkling White Wine Summer Sangria with Sterling Vineyards Chardonnay?

This Sparkling White Wine Summer Sangria combines Sterling Vineyards Napa Valley Chardonnay with all things summer! It's the absolute most perfect drink and will surely be love at first sip!This Sparkling White Wine Summer Sangria is so delicious, you might not be able to control yourself in having only one glass. It’s THAT good. It brings my back to Mathew and my honeymoon spot in the Riviera Maya where we had the drinks flowing and endless amounts of fresh fruit grown right on the property. It was truly paradise! Pretty sure Mathew and I daydream about that place every single day- it was so wonderful! We hope to go back one day when Addie is healthy- maybe for our 10 year anniversary! We’re already almost halfway there…

This Sparkling White Wine Summer Sangria combines Sterling Vineyards Napa Valley Chardonnay with all things summer! It's the absolute most perfect drink and will surely be love at first sip!

What I love about this Sparkling White Wine Summer Sangria is that it starts with Sterling Vineyards Napa Valley Chardonnay, and it’s mixed with peaches, strawberries, oranges, then topped off with a little LaCroix Coconut Sparkling Water and mint. It just takes 5 minutes to make, gets better when you leave it in the fridge to meld together, and is absolutely one of those “love at first sip” type of drinks.  We love it because it’s perfect for summer parties, barbeques, or drinks with friends in the hot sun. It’s like a tropical drink from heaven- I hope you love it!

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Sparkling White Wine Summer Sangria
 
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Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
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This Sparkling White Wine Summer Sangria combines Sterling Vineyards Napa Valley Chardonnay with all things summer! It's the absolute most perfect drink and will surely be love at first sip!
Ingredients
  • 1 bottle Sterling Vineyards Napa Valley Chardonnay
  • 1 can LaCroix Coconut Flavored Sparkling Water
  • 2 oranges, sliced
  • 12 strawberries, sliced
  • 6 fresh peaches, sliced
Instructions
  1. In a clear pitcher, combine Sterling Vineyards Napa Valley Chardonnay with fruit. Top with LaCroix Coconut Flavored Sparkling Water and stir. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, allowing the fruit to combine with the wine.

This Sparkling White Wine Summer Sangria combines Sterling Vineyards Napa Valley Chardonnay with all things summer! It's the absolute most perfect drink and will surely be love at first sip!

What are your favorite fruits to add to your Sparkling White Wine Summer Sangria?