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10.18.2018

Like and Subscribe! DIY YouTuber Halloween Costumes for the Whole Family


The #FabFam loves Halloween. It may in fact be my favorite holiday. Over the years we have done some fun family costumes (see our family Harry Potter costumes, our family DIY Star Wars: The Force Awakens costumes, our DIY family LEGO Movie costumes, our DIY Despicable Me/Minions family costumes, and our family Avengers costumes that started it all). 

Today, I am sharing our family Halloween costumes for this year... drumroll, please... we are YouTubers! 

Since YouTube is life for my kids (is it the same in your family?), they were keen on the idea to combine and imitate some of their favorite YouTube stars for their Halloween costumes. The hubs and I also thought it was a fun idea to parody a few of the other specific types of YouTubers. The irony is not lost on me that I myself am an influencer, and even though vlogging isn't my primary content, in some ways I am parodying myself here. But hey, that's part of what makes this one so fun!

Here are our family's four different YouTuber Halloween costumes.  They were all super easy and cost-effective ideas for Halloween costumes.  They are also great ideas for last-minute DIY Halloween costumes:

Beauty YouTuber Halloween Costume



10.16.2018

Recipes for Planning the Ultimate HomeGate Football Game Watching Party (Plus a Sweepstakes!)


This post was sponsored by McCormick as part of an Influencer Activation and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.


Fall is one of the best times of year for our family, and a big reason for that is because it is football season! We are all big college football fans, and with the hubs being a third-generation University of Texas Longhorn, most Saturdays in the fall are spent cheering on the Horns. For every UT home game, you can find the #FabFam on campus at our tailgate (going eight years strong!). For away games, we love to watch our teams play on TV at home. And since tailgates and game watching are synonymous with good food, we are always cooking up a whole bunch of good game-watching grub! 



Today I’m sharing a few easy recipes that are perfect for a football game watching party, plus details on the Ultimate HomeGate Sweepstakes (more on that below). All of these recipes are quick and easy, and can be pulled together for a big party, or even a last minute get together. Even better, all of these essentials for the throwing your own ultimate HomeGate can be found conveniently at your local Walmart. 

10.11.2018

Hotel Transylvania 3 freebie offer with Entenmann’s® Little Bites®! Sweet family movie night idea!


The coupons for product redemption, information, and gift card have been provided by Entenmann’s® Little Bites® so that I could try the product and share my thoughts and information about Entenmann’s® Little Bites®. The opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not reflect the opinions of Entenmann’s® Little Bites®.

Does your family love the Hotel Transylvania movies? Ours sure does! The kids are always quoting funny lines from Drac and his friends, and I think it is adorable that they refer to people falling in love as having "zinged." In case you haven't heard, Hotel Transylvania 3 was just released on digital (on 9/25) and Blu-ray/DVD combo (10/9). Our friends at Entenmann’s® are joining in the fun with specially-themed HT3 packaging for some of their Little Bites® and donuts varieties, and a special offer! From September 1, 2018, through October 30, 2018, with the purchase of any three five-count Entenmann’s® Little Bites® or three eight-count Entenmann’s® donut products, you will have the opportunity to receive a free HT3 draw-string bag! Keep reading to see more about this offer, as well as a GIVEAWAY I am hosting!



For more info on this offer, plus lots more frighteningly fun (and FREE!) Hotel Transylvania activities, visit the Little Bites® website here.

10.09.2018

Partaking in the moveable feast: Everything you need to plan a romantic vacation in Paris that will stay with you for a lifetime


Our 10th anniversary trip to France was so romantic, so dreamy, and so special. I find myself daydreaming often about our time in the Loire Valley (see my Loire Valley travel guide here, and my scenic Loire Valley chateaux driving route here), where we stayed in a chateaux, feeling the Downton Abbey vibes. But as perfect as it was in Val-de-Loire, something was lit in me in la Ville Lumière, Paris. I've always known Paris was special, but in this trip, I felt a connection.


Maybe it was the fact that the city is so damn stylish. I was there to attend Paris Fashion Week in addition to celebrating our 10th anniversary. Not only did I love dressing the part (see my post on what to wear, and where to get the best photos, during a vacation in Paris), but the history of fashion is so significant in the city. Coco Chanel, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Christian Louboutin... I could go on and on, just naming names, and the point would speak for itself. Plus, the street style is something else. "French girl style" is a real thing, and women of all ages seemed so effortlessly chic. #Goals, ladies.