Super Mario Brothers Costumes

Whether you’re a child of the 80’s or a child of today, you have heard of Super Mario Brothers! Super Mario Brothers are one of the most iconic symbols of video gaming as we know it, and they are entirely beloved characters in our house.  You may remember by all of the fan gifts I have made for the Mellow Man, including two sets of coasters, and Perler Bead art for his office. Once Halloween comes around, your entire family can dress up with different Super Mario Brothers Costumes as Mario, Luigi, Bowser, Yoshi, Princess Peach, and run from house to house to collect those delicious treats.  Plus Super Mario is timeline, you can wear these costumes on college campuses, and even to a party for the grown-ups. Everyone gets to feel “Super” on Halloween when they don their Super Mario Brothers Costumes for Halloween. Right now, I know that you’re probably on the prowl in trying to find the perfect costume or accessory to make your Super Mario character come alive. So, here’s over 15 Halloween costumes for people of all ages, and some accessories to add a little star glitter to your reality.

Nintendo and Classic Video Game fans unite! Are you looking for an awesome Super Mario Brothers Costume for Halloween. Here is a round-up with more than 15 ideas that are perfect for your entire family! Boys, girls, moms and dads will find a great collection of halloween costumes that are perfect for Mario, Luigi, Peach, Toad and Yoshi lovers alike! I can't wait to order ours!

(Image Used with Permission from Coleman Flicker Account.)

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Spider Web Washi Tape Popcorn Box

I attend Snap Conference this past April, and learned about this really awesome event that is hosted by Laura Kelly over at Me and My Inklings and World Market.  It’s a Popcorn Box Party where each blogger takes a popcorn box from World Market and uses craft materials to create a halloween inspired popcorn design.  Sounds amazing right?  Well, I started thinking and thinking, and I got this idea to make a spider web design with fishing line and shimmery black cardstock.  I had the image in my head, so I went looking for spiders.  And while I was shopping for the supplies, I found this amazing and shimmery washi tape, and I thought, “Why should I make the project any harder than I have to?”  You know what I mean?  Sometimes bloggers and crafters go for the  challenging path, rather than the obvious craft solution.  I picked up two rolls of the washi tape, and the end result was adorable, and I got my spiderweb look without all of the hassle.  Here’s how I made my own Spider Web Washi Tape Popcorn Box.

Take your traditional popcorn box to another level with this fun and spooky Spider web design using Washi Tape. This project will take about 30 minutes to create your very own spider web washi tape popcorn box for #PopcornBoxParty2016
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Easy Kids’ Craft: A Goldfish Snack Tote

Who eats snacks in the car?  Who lets their kids eat in the car?  I mean honestly, my “Mommy-van” is covered in crumbs.  (And sand.  Lots and lots of sand, so much so that I am honestly shocked that there is any left in the sandbox at preschool.)   The snack that we eat on the playground and the car are usually Goldfish, and I know that my Monkey and Peanut aren’t the only Goldfish cracker lovers out there.  When the Monkey had to pick his snack foods for preschool, he usually said that he wanted to take Goldfish to share with this friends.  And his class mascot is a Dolphin, so using my Cricut Explore, the two of us created a very special Goldfish Snack Tote that has his “Dolphin School” mascot on it.  Since we found that it was a great mommy-son project, I thought I’d share this tutorial for making your very own Goldfish Snack Tote.

Does your kiddo love Goldfish Crackers? All of my boys love the crackers, and are probably one of the most beloved snack foods in our house. Since my preschooler loves to do projects with me, we used my Cricut Machine to create a very special Goldfish Snack Tote! {Project sponsored by Goldfish Crackers.}
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The Best Kids’ Superhero Costumes

These days you can find my 4-year-old Monkey running through the house fighting “bad guys.”  Poor Angus, the Potcake  Dog, is often the obligatory bad guy, and the little Peanut is roped into being Robin (regardless of whatever superhero the Monkey decides to be.)  I know my little boys aren’t alone in their love of being a superhero.  What kiddos don’t want to be superheroes? Catching the bad guy, scaling buildings, rescuing the damsel in distress…come on these are the things dreams are made of for kids.   With Halloween being less than a month away, I’ve found that Amazon is wonderful source for amazing superhero inspiration.  So many costumes that are perfect for trick-or-treating and better yet, perfect for dress up for months later!  So without further ado, here are the best kids’ superhero costumes that I’ve discovered for my little boys, as well as your little girls!

Does your little love being a super hero and fighting off the bad guys? Does she practice twirling and defending herself with golden bracelets? Then here's a collection of awesome children's costume ideas for you. They are perfect for Halloween or just playing dress-up. Seriously, how many kids want to be a super hero ever day, not just on halloween?
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Coping with my Sweet Tooth

I have a confession to make.  It’s the reason that I struggle with eating healthy.   There are salty food cravers, and there are sweet food craves, and believe me, I love sugar.  And yes, I know that it’s not good for me.  However, as a mama, at the end of the day, after the Littles are in bed, and the Big One’s activities are over, I need a sweet treat for my sweet tooth, and I’ve recently discovered the Outshine Yogurt and Fruit Bars, as a great treat.  They are sweet enough for my child-sized sweet tooth, but their ingredients give the for mom in me to feel good about what I’m eating.  That being said, sometimes I need a bit of a chocolate punch for my sweet tooth, and I’ve found an appropriate adult solution for adding a bit of chocolate to the Outshine bars that makes me feel like a health-minded adult.

Do you have a sweet tooth, but are trying to develop a healthier lifestyle like me? I've found these yummy fruit and yogurt bars by Outshine. Top with them some caco nibs if you need a quick chocolate fix. Not too sweet, but perfect for my late night sweet tooth! (Sponsored by Outshine.)
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