Today I’m sharing my hands-down favorite DIY costume that my mom has worn. Beetlejuice! My mom wore this costume when I was 5 and again last year because it is just that fun.
She wore a grey and white striped suit that she’s had since the 80’s (she would like me to say that she has never worn the pieces together except as a costume, haha), a striped men’s button up, a skinny black tie, and black boots.
She found an umbrella hat and painted black lines on it to make it look more like Beetlejuice’s. (PS that’s a plastic beetle in her mouth)
For her makeup she applied too-light foundation, and hollowed out her eye area with dark eyeshadow. She used green and black eyeliners and tabbed on stubble and bug guts. She also used the black eyeliner to give herself an exaggerated widow’s peak and harsh wrinkles.
For her hair, she backcombed and hair-sprayed her hair like crazy. Whenever it felt a little flat, she flipped her hair over and added a little more teasing with her fingers throughout the day.
Looking for more Halloween costumes ideas? Well, it’s your lucky day, because I have all my DIY costumes (and decor tutorials too!) listed here.
This Thursday (May 15th) is National Chocolate Chip Day, and cookies are one of my favorite desserts. To celebrate this magnificent ingredient, I whipped up some ooey-gooey chocolate chip cookies! Check out the recipe below:
- 1 cup softened butter
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3 cups flour
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large mixing bowl, mix together everything except the flour and chocolate chips. Next, mix the flour into your mixture one cup at a time (this makes mixing by hand easier). Mix in the chocolate chips. Spoon dough onto ungreased cookie sheets, in two-tablespoon-ish sized scoops. Bake for 10 minutes, or until tops are golden.
Makes approximately 36 decent-sized cookies.
If you follow me on Pinterest, you probably notice that my Recipes board is full of sweet, carb-based, or probably not-the-healthiest-of recipes. I can’t help it- desserts and I are pretty much best friends. I probably should pin more salads to balance out all the junk food.
Actually, maybe I will make that one of my New Year’s Resolutions- to pin more healthy recipes. Maybe that will motivate me to make better balanced meals in the future.
But since the new year isn’t here yet, I’m going to go ahead and share a recently tested recipe- Creamsicle Fudge! You can find the original recipe over on Frugal Family Home, or see my version below for my spin on it:
- 1 container of vanilla frosting
- 1 package white chocolate baking chips
- 1/2 cup Tang drink mix
- Red Food Coloring
- 1/2 bag mini marshmallows
1. Melt (in a heat safe bowl) and stir the chocolate chips in the microwave at 30 second intervals. Do not overheat them- otherwise they will dry out and get crumbly instead of liquified.
2. Stir the frosting into the chocolate once it is completely melted.
3. Once completely mixed, stir in the Tang, a few drops of red food coloring, and mini marshmallows.
4. Spoon the entire mixture into a greased pan or baking dish. (I used a huge pan, so the fudge came out thinner than the original recipe.)
5. Chill until firm and then enjoy!
Marshmallow, tang and white chocolate goodness.
These puppies are very sweet! I think the smaller sizes worked well for them.