Blue Bikini Wax Blend

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Have you ever had a bikini wax? What about waxed your upper lip, brows, or arm pits? It’s not a pleasant feeling one bit. I don’t know about you, but my body is super sensitive to any kind of hair removal process, and I found my saving grace- the Blue Bikini Wax Blend using Young Living Essential Oils from Lucy Libido (author of “Lucy Libido Says…There’s an Oil For That!“) and I couldn’t help but share it with my Young Living team members and all of you! It helped my face feel soft, soothed, and took the redness away, and now I’ll never be without it.

The Blue Bikini Wax Blend is definitely something you’ll want to have on hand at a waxing or after a good threading! Make it ahead of time so you can put it on immediately and not be embarrassed with redness or bumps!

Products mentioned in the Blue Bikini Wax Blend: 
Vegetable Glycerin
Fractionated Coconut Oil 
Glass Pump Bottle
Plastic Dropper Bottle
Blue Cypress Essential Oil
Valor Essential Oil
 Young Living is such an integral part of our lives and it would bring me such joy to have you as a member on our team. I would love to chat one on one with you about your health goals so we can get you started with Young Living as well. Just leave a comment and I’ll email you back and we can schedule some time to talk and answer any questions you may have. Want a good starting place to learn more about essential oils? Check out the Young Living tab  at the top of my blog to get a glimpse into the amazing benefits of Young Living. You’ll find more on why I began using Young Living, info on Seed to Seal, how to join my team, and more great ways to use Young Living essential oils!

Our Goldilocks and the Three Bears Family Costumes

Every time Halloween rolls around I just get so excited! There are always so many fun family costumes to choose from, and I love picking out a theme. This year, after lots of thinking, we decided on Goldilocks and the Three Bears for our family costumes. It was unique, easy to put together, and we got so many compliments at a local Fall Festival about them!

Looking for fun family costumes for Halloween? Love this Goldilocks and the Three Bears DIY!
What we wore for our Goldilocks and the Three Bears family costumes:
Mathew- Hoodie, basketball shorts, brown fur
Stephanie- Dress, fur vest, booties (similar), multistrand necklace
Stephanie’s Makeup- lashes, lipstickfoundation, concealer, brown eyeliner, white eyeliner, eyeshadows, brows
Addie- Black onesie, leg warmers, fur vest, and similar bear socks
Ears- Black fur, brown fur, hair clips, sewing kitribbon, hot glue gun
Pearl- skirt, hat, doll hair, elastic

Looking for fun family costumes for Halloween? Love this Goldilocks and the Three Bears DIY!

I had such a blast creating these family costumes, I can’t say that enough. Addie had a onesie with a vest, leg warmers, little bear socks, and I completed her costume with homemade bear ears and a tiny fur tail on her butt. If you’re wondering how I made her ears and Mathew’s, I used this pattern, cut the brown and black fur, hand sewed them inside out (except for the bottom),  turned them right side out, and sewed the bottom together. Then, I had hair clips that I wrapped with ribbon, and hot glued the ears onto. I cut Addie’s little ears smaller than the pattern since she’s so little. I put her hair in two little buns and clipped the ears in front!

Looking for fun family costumes for Halloween? Love this Goldilocks and the Three Bears DIY!

For Mathew’s portion of our Goldilocks and the Three Bears family costumes, I hot glued a piece of fur onto a black hoodie (I may have forgotten to lint roll him here, oops!) and hot glued on ears for him! He got a little bear nose on his face and a little tail on the bottom of his hoodie. Mathew is such a good sport. We have been dressing in a theme for Halloween for 4 Halloweens now. It took me a few years to convince him (we’ve been together 8 years!), but he does it because he loves his girl. Plus, come on, who can’t resist some good ole family costumes?

Looking for fun family costumes for Halloween? Love this Goldilocks and the Three Bears DIY!

When I thought about Goldilocks and the Three Bears for our family costumes, I knew I could always be Goldilocks, but let’s be honest- that’s BORING! I had this hilarious idea to make Pearl into Goldilocks and just ran with the idea. I bought her a little skirt, a doll hat and some curly, blonde doll hair, and grabbed some elastic out of my sewing kit. I laughed SO hard when I glued the hair to her hat for her wig. SO HARD. Pearl wasn’t too keen on the idea of the hat and wig, but she tolerated enough for a couple pictures.

Also, did anyone notice she stole the porridge from the bears? How rude, Pearl Goldilocks, how rude!

Looking for fun family costumes for Halloween? Love this Goldilocks and the Three Bears DIY!

As for my look, I applied foundation a little darker than my normal shade, and lightened up my under eye area, chin, and upper lip with light concealer. Then, I applied some blush (I really loved this darker shade!), added a mild smoky eye and filled in my brows, threw on some lashes and lipstick, and grabbed my brown and white eyeliner pencils. For the bear fur on my face, I took white and brown eyeliner pencils and just went from my eyebrows down my face to my chin. I wore a black dress and fur vest with a necklace too! To complete my look, I put my hair into mini buns and fanned out the hair to make it look like ears. I secured them with bobby pins and hairspray so they’d stay in place. You guys- this Goldilocks and the Three Bears idea was just so fun for me to do. One of my favorite family costumes by far!

Looking for fun family costumes for Halloween? Love this Goldilocks and the Three Bears DIY!

Although it’s not quite Halloween yet, we went to a Fall Festival at a local church to show off our cute costumes. EVERYONE couldn’t get enough of Addie, and it was so sweet to see so many people wanting to love on her. She was smiling at everyone who said hi! She got to play several games, won some prizes, and even got a little temporary tattoo! It was so nice to get out and just enjoy ourselves. The church had an earlier time for activities for special needs children, so we thankfully go to go enjoy the activities before things got too crazy. It was perfect for Addie and we were thankful she wasn’t exposed to the hundreds of people that would be coming after us. As we were leaving, we saw a huge line out the door and around the church! Wow!

Looking for fun family costumes for Halloween? Love this Goldilocks and the Three Bears DIY!

As for Halloween night itself? I’m not really sure yet what we plan to do. There are several events around town but they’ll have a TON of people and we just aren’t into that (in fact, for the Fall Festival we got early access because Addie has special needs, so we got to do stuff before the crowd!) I also don’t anticipate a lot of trick-or-treaters in our area because last year I only bought 2 bags of candy, and I had 1 left over at the end of the night. We even were giving 4-6 candies per child too! Seems like everyone here generally enjoys going to church events anyway since they’re a lot safer.

Looking for fun family costumes for Halloween? Love this Goldilocks and the Three Bears DIY!

I’m so thankful for another amazing Halloween with our sweet girl. Who would have known that we would’ve gone from a Hunter and Deer in the NICU to a Scarecrow family just a couple months after she got out of PICU, to a fun Goldilocks and the Three Bears family for Halloween? I’m not sure how we’ll top next year, but you better believe we’ll be trying!

What are you and your family dressing up for this Halloween?

Game Day Bingo

This Game Day Bingo is a #buy2get2 collaboration with Skittles and Dollar General for Social Stars.

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I’ll admit- I’m not really much of a football fan. With so much going on in our lives lately, it’s hard enough just to sit down and watch a 30 minute show on tv. Still, no matter what is going on, when the big game comes on, we make hot dogs or hot wings and have chips with dip, and we sit around the tv. Game day is one of those days that we really enjoy inviting friends over to our house. I love cooking for people, so cooking the perfect hot dog or picking out the perfect hot sauce and making football-shaped treats is so much fun for me. This year, I wanted to do something that would not only be fun for our friends, but was incredibly cost effective, and I thought, “What about Game Day Bingo?”

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Although it took me a while to put together, I created 10 cards as well as a game day bag topper to hold the Bingo markers. I printed them out on card stock and cut each sheet in half, and voila! I wasn’t sure though what I’d use for the markers, and then I decided to hit up the local Dollar General in Waco to see what I could find. I came across their #Buy2Get2 promotion for Skittles and grabbed 2 bags so I could get 2 bags for free. I didn’t want to be short of Skittles if 10 people were going to be playing the Game Day Bingo, so I figured we were covered with 4 bags because people would probably be trying to eat their Bingo markers.

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Once I got home, I printed out my game day bag topper for my Bingo markers, stapled it onto the zip top bag, and was finished! I am so excited with how cute it turned out and I can’t wait to get all the Bingo Marker bags ready for our friends that will be coming over for the big game in a couple weeks. I’m more of a commercial and halftime kind of girl when it comes to the big game, so I really wanted to incorporate those in the Game Day Bingo cards. Thankfully for you, I did all the hard work in creating 10 different Game Day Bingo cards! Even better, I am happily sharing them so YOU can download the Game Day Bingo cards and Game Day Bag Toppers for you and your friends to play during the big game with your bags of Skittles from Dollar General.

Looking for a fun game day activiity? We love Game Day Bingo! Download 10 cards and Bingo marker bag tops for fun during the whole football game! #buy2get2 #ad

So, how do you play?

Well this Game Day Bingo isn’t your traditional Bingo. In order to play, you have to add your Skittles Bingo Marker to your Game Day Bingo card whenever you see that particular thing on your screen. For example, if a camera man is shown at some point during the game, you find your “Camera Man” square and add your Skittles piece to it! It’ll ensure that everyone at your house will be actively watching the game and will be keeping their eyes peeled to find the next square on their Game Day Bingo card.

What’s the prize?

The prize is up to you! I absolutely love this adorable football candy dish so that’s going to be our big prize during the big game. Get creative and grab something your guests will enjoy or be silly and give a game day related gag gift to the winner. The possibilities are endless!

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Click here to download your Game Day Bingo Cards and Game Day Bag Toppers and then head to your local Dollar General Store for the #Buy2Get2 promotion for Skittles!