For my daughter’s final bake sale of the school year, I had wild ambitions to make fancy cookies, lemon brownies and gooey sprinkled rice Krispy squares. Of course — In brown paper packages all tied up with string… But as it always seems, the night before, we fell short […]
My daughter and I, have certain rituals before bedtime. As most people do. Besides the usual, no more snacks, ya should have eaten your dinner, go brush teeth, go brush teeth, go BRUSH TEETH, put on your pajamas, pajamas, PA–! Get in bed, I said – BED…! We do eventually get to the reading stories, giggling, cuddling and talking about our day… Somedays we even bust out our pencil crayons and color together in those relaxing color therapy books. But lately, we started a new thing where we like to make necklaces and bracelets with beads and string. It’s actually really calming and a peaceful activity before bedtime. And a special bonding moment, also.
Since we were quickly running out of beads, I searched online and came across these colorful fruit beads. I thought they would make the cutest summery little necklaces.
I already had some string on hand.
And my daughter and I, lay on the bed and beaded necklaces together every night before bedtime.
I tied a knot at the end of each last bead so it can’t move, and on each end of the string to make it adjustable. Click here to see how I did it on another one of my necklace posts.
We actually ended up liking them so much we decided to package them up for my daughter’s annual school fundraiser at school. I just bought some clear goody bags, and blank stickers, and packaged them up. So cute.
So fun! And summery!
If you liked this, check out the handmade pom pom necklaces we made!
And stay tuned for some more necklaces we’ve been making – all really simple and cute. And such a great activity to do together with your little one.
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*always supervise little ones when playing with beads.
Sometimes it’s just the small and simple things that matter to show your mother you care. Besides the homemade card and DIY picture frame, the usual bouquet of flowers and chocolate… Why not throw in something else small and thoughtful and unique. Right? Like these. […]
Pumpkin season is the best season. Because I can make pumpkin biscuits like these and mini pumpkin muffins like these.
What a perfect little healthy bite-sized muffin for tots and kids.
Instead of butter or oil, I opted to use unsweetened applesauce.
Whole wheat flour. And old fashioned rolled oats.
Almond milk with brown sugar. Pumpkin. And I also added some unsweetened coconut flakes for added taste and texture.
Overall, it came out quite moist and tasty! Just a tad sweet, which is perfect for me. These are a great grab n’ go snack and a nice little lunchbox treat for my little one. Let me know how yours turn out! Tag me @bebeandbear on Insta with your pics!
1 cup of Whole wheat flour
1 cup of old fashioned rolled oats
1 cup of organic pumpkin
1/3 cup of unsweetened applesauce (but if you want it more moist, you can use 1/3 cup of canola or coconut oil) *I chose to just use applesauce
1/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup of unsweetened coconut flakes
1 large egg
1 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp of cinnamon
1/2 tsp of nutmeg
1/2 tsp of baking soda
1 tsp of vanilla extract
dash of salt
*mini muffin pan (if you don’t have one, you can buy one here.)
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Line your mini muffin pan with liners.
Whisk the dry ingredients (flour, oatmeal, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, baking powder, salt) together in one bowl. And the wet ingredients (pumpkin, applesauce, almond milk, brown sugar, vanilla, egg) together in another bowl.
Pour the wet ingredients with the dry and stir until combined. Scoop into muffin liners 3/4 full. Bake for 15-18 minutes. Then let cool and enjoy!
Recipe adapted from: Kateinthekitchen.com
For more toddler muffin ideas check out my most popular post: No sugar, no butter. Healthy muffins for toddlers.