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?

4th of July Popcorn with Skittles America Mix

I’m sharing #SkittlesAmericaMix 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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4.3 from 4 reviews
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.

 

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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Right now Skittles®  has a national promotion at Dollar General where you can purchase 14 oz Skittles® America Mix flavor at their store right now! How awesome is that? You can enjoy savings on Skittles® and make your very own 4th of July Popcorn with Skittles® from Dollar General.

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

Christmas Gifts for Every Man (and a Giveaway!)

Not sure what to get the men in your life for Christmas? Time is running out but you don't have to panic with this Christmas gifts for every man gift guide!

I feel as though the men in my life are SO much harder to buy for every Christmas. I can quickly get gifts for the ladies in our family, but I constantly struggle to find the men something they truly like. After asking Mathew and some friends of mine, I finally gathered what I think are the PERFECT Christmas gifts for every man in your life! Some are fun, some are practical, but ALL are great!

Gnarly Whale Beard Tonic 4 oz bottle, $19

Y’all know we are HUGE essential oil lovers in this family. That’s why Mathew is OBSESSED with the Gnarly Whale Beard Tonic. He has all 4 scents and loves that he can change them up every day to suit his mood. I’ll be honest, I originally hated the fact that he was growing a beard. It was dry, itchy, and poked me whenever I got close to him. He’s been using his Beard Tonic for about a month now and we both can see the difference in how well maintained his beard is. If you’ve already got the man in your life a Christmas gift, grab a couple of these for his stocking. He’ll be as obsessed as we are!

Horse Head Squirrel Feeder , $59.75

I saw this Horse head squirrel feeder  on a video when scrolling through my Facebook feed one day and DIED laughing. The horse head feeder dangles from a string and squirrels come up to it, and stand inside it to get their food. What’s hilarious though is that when the squirrel is inside the feeder, he looks like he has a horse head with a squirrel body! Mathew and I pretty much agreed this is the most hilarious gift ever, and any guy would get a kick out of it.

Stormtrooper Figurine, $21.97

If the men in your life are anything like my husband and his friends, they’re SO EXCITED about Star Wars coming out today. Everyone loves a good ole Stormtrooper, and this Stormtrooper Figurine is perfect for putting on an office desk. Mathew is starting to have a collection of Star Wars memorabilia on his office desk, and he’s actually getting a figurine for Christmas to add to his little collection. I may have laughed though when it arrived and said “ages 4 and up” because my husband is 28.

Pie Face Game, $21.99

By now, you’ve seen the Pie Face Game all over social media. It’s the HIT gift this Christmas. Not only is it selling out in stores minutes after they are in stock, but I’m kicking myself in the foot for not buying this in September when I first saw the video on my Facebook feed. It’s currently back ordered on Amazon BUT will be back in stock tomorrow. Make sure you go reserve yours now and get FREE 2 day shipping with Amazon Prime.

Cards Against Humanity, $25

This game isn’t for the ultra conservative. With bad language and hilarious phrases, you’ll definitely want to save this game to be played with adults only. Dare I say it’d be perfect for New Years Eve at home with friends? While we’ve only played it a handful of times, we’ve laughed so hard that we couldn’t breathe with this game. If you’ve got a guy in your life that loves to joke around, Cards Against Humanity is the gift for him!

Herschel Supply Co. Little America Backpack, $85.50

I am in LOVE with this Herschel Supply Co. Little America Backpack. The navy and brown are the perfect neutral combination and it’s great for someone that needs to take a laptop and paperwork home from work without that stuffy briefcase look. I won’t lie- I’m wondering if they have a purse in this type of style for me.

Tile Anything Finder, 4 pack $69.95

If you’ve got someone on your list that habitually loses things or is a frequent traveler the Tile Anything Finder is perfect for them. Connect it to your phone, luggage, keys, laptop- whatever and it’ll keep a mini GPS on your items. You can buy the Tile by itself, in a 4 pack, 8 pack, or 12 pack. I love this for someone who travels a lot because we all know how nerve wracking it be to look for your luggage at the airport during the holidays. Mathew and I always freak out thinking that our luggage is lost, but then eventually it pops up. The Tile Anything Finder is connected to an app on your phone, so all you have to do is check your app to keep tabs on your items.

Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest Hammock, $89.95

I’d say 99% of the men in my life are outdoorsy. My dad and brother love to sail, camp, and fish, and Mathew and his dad love to hunt and camp. I’m loving this Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest Hammock because it comes in a TON of colors, holds up to 400 pounds, has nautical-grade line to secure well, and is lined with an insect shield treatment. It packs down to the size of a grapefruit, perfect for anyone that travels on a motorcycle (like my dad), or doesn’t have much room in the car when packing for a big hunting trip.

Which Christmas Gifts for Every Man is your favorite? Enter the giveaway below to win a $25 Visa gift card to help make your Christmas shopping a little easier for the men in your life!

$25 Visa Gift Card Giveaway