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Pom Pom Ornaments For the Christmas Tree

Pom Pom Ornaments For the Christmas Tree

It’s been non-stop, cray-cray busy this holiday season. With family coming, house cleaning and organizing, baking, party-going, shopping, wrapping, errand-ing, it’s been a complete whirlwind. But we still managed to get some of these cute pom pom ornaments done for our tree, which looked great […]

Christmas Cookie Cutter Salt Dough Ornaments

Christmas Cookie Cutter Salt Dough Ornaments

So… we decided to do something fun this Christmas and make some cookie cutter salt dough ornaments. My husband used to make these when he was a kid, and since hearing about it, my daughter has been asking non-stop to make them. So I finally […]

CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY!

CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY!

Hey guys! I’m totally in the Christmas giving spirit this year and I’m going to gift one lucky mama something — NICE! I’m having my first GIVEAWAY to say thank you to all my readers and support!

Just a few of my favorite things to keep my skin and hair feeling hydrated during these dry winter months. Not to mention it’s been a long year of running after your kid(s), your dog, your life… Haha. But seriously, who doesn’t need a little TLC right about now???

What you can win:

1 La Roche Posay Thermal Spring Water Spray
1 Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster
1 Moroccan Oil Hair Treatment

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How to Enter:

  • Head over to my INSTAGRAM page!
  • Follow @bebeandbear on Instagram
  • Like the post
  • Comment on why you need a little TLC this season
  • Tag a friend or two!

THAT’S IT! Easy. Spread the love and increase your chances to win. Can’t wait to send these goodies, so go enter now! Contest ends 12/17/17 12 midnight (PST).

Happy Holidays! And Good Luck!

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Simple and Fun Breakfast for Kids and Toddlers

Simple and Fun Breakfast for Kids and Toddlers

I’m totally reminiscing right now of my daughter’s toddler days. Especially since I got sent these cute plates from Oogaa Baby! My first time winning something on Instagram! Aren’t they so cute?? So today, I decided to make my daughter a simple toddler breakfast. Haha. […]

Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies the Whole Family Will Love

Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies the Whole Family Will Love

For someone who actually doesn’t like oatmeal that much, I sure do love baking with it. I’ve made delicious no sugar strawberry banana oatmeal muffins, perfect little granola energy bites, animal shaped oatmeal cookies, mini oatmeal pumpkin toddler bites, and now this: Healthy oatmeal breakfast […]

Peppermint Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub – Homemade

Peppermint Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub – Homemade

‘Tis the season for dry skin. And DIY gifts for neighbors and friends. I’ve decided to combat both this year by making some of these: Homemade, peppermint, coconut oil, sugar scrub.

I’ve made DIY hot cocoa jars, Anthropologie-inspired snow globe jars and peppermint bark a few years back. But this peppermint coconut oil sugar scrub is my favorite DIY gift so far. Because it’s super easy to make, looks simple and pretty and smells absolutely divine! AND, it leaves your body feeling amazingly soft and smooth.

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Did I mention they’re also super easy to make? After making these, I really can’t believe how people spend $$$ on coconut oil sugar scrubs at the store. Especially because these are, in my humble opinion, just as good, if not better.

All you need are 3 ingredients:

organic unrefined virgin coconut oil
organic coarse cane sugar
100% pure peppermint oil 

And glass jars.

I bought these ones at IKEA. I like the hinge look on them. But any glass jar with a secure lid will do. Mason jars are great and you can also reuse jam jars.

I then tied the top of the jars with some bakers twine and a cute do not open gift tag.

homemade peppermint coconut oil sugar body scrub

I fiddled around with the measurements and decided a cup of sugar and 1/4 cup of oil is perfect. With around 10 drops of peppermint oil. All you have to do is melt the coconut oil on low, let it cool, pour on top of the sugar, add the drops of oil and mix.

Homemade Organic Coconut Oil Sugar Body Scrub

Tada! Done. The peppermint oil is probably the most expensive thing on the list, but it will last you a long time. I made one of these for all my neighbors and girlfriends last year. I’m thinking of making some for my mom this year since she will be here in LA this Christmas. I’m thinking for the spring I’ll change up my scrub with lemon. But I do  love Christmas season. After Halloween, Christmas is a close second for my favorite time of year! What DIY plans do you all have this Christmas?

I’m also planning on eating cookies for breakfast. Real ones, not breakfast cookies. And stringing popcorn with my little one. Putting candy canes in tiny vases around the house beside sprigs of pine. And listening to Christmas music all day long.

Yay for December!

DIY homemade organic peppermint coconut oil sugar scrub.

Peppermint Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Pour sugar into a small mixing bowl.
  2. Melt the coconut oil in a small saucer on low setting. Let cool.
  3. Pour the coconut oil and the peppermint oil in with the sugar and mix until combined.
  4. Scoop into glass jars until filled.
  5. Optional: Tie the top of the jar with red and white bakers twine and a do not open tag
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Kids Bento Lunchbox: Healthy Club Sandwich, Multi Colored Carrots and Pomegranates

Kids Bento Lunchbox: Healthy Club Sandwich, Multi Colored Carrots and Pomegranates

Naturally, this kids bento lunchbox will have leftover turkey. It would be cruel not to make a healthy club sandwich for my daughter, the day after Thanksgiving. Because these clubs are SO good. And leftovers are the best. I try to make things that are […]

Leftover Turkey: Healthy Club Sandwich for the Whole Family

Leftover Turkey: Healthy Club Sandwich for the Whole Family

What’s the best part of Thanksgiving turkey? The leftovers. Hands down. For us, leftover turkey means days of delicious turkey sandwiches covered in cranberry sauce. Our favorite version? This healthy club sandwich I made today. I took the classic club sandwich and ‘healthified’ or ‘hipsterfied’ […]

Post Thanksgiving Smoothie Prepping: Peach Mango and Pineapple Blueberry

Post Thanksgiving Smoothie Prepping: Peach Mango and Pineapple Blueberry

It’s Post Thanksgiving. Time to get back into the health grind. For me it starts with a healthy, fruit and veggie packed smoothie. I know it’s not a new thing. But it’s a new thing for me these days. Smoothie Prepping has been my lifesaver. It’s surprising how little time smoothie prepping actually takes. And the ease of just popping it into a blender is the best. I have a few combinations that I love, but my top two favorite flavors are these.

The first one is this Peach Mango Spinach Smoothie.

I pre-package into ziplock baggies:

1 cup of frozen organic mango
1 cup of frozen organic peach
1 cup of organic spinach
1 organic ripe banana

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And then in the morning, or sometimes even as an evening snack I just pop it into my Vitamix with 1 cup of organic unsweetened almond milk. The unsweetened vanilla is also good.

My second favorite go-to flavor is this pineapple blueberry smoothie. I pre-pack into ziplock baggies:

1 cup of frozen pineapple
1 cup of organic frozen blueberries
1 organic ripe banana
1 tsp of all natural unsweetened peanut or almond butter

 

Healthy convenient Pineapple, blueberry smoothie Prep.

Then when ready to consume, pop it into the blender with a cup of organic unsweetened almond milk!

Healthy convenient Pineapple, blueberry smoothie Prep.

You can even pre-blend them and put them into a glass mason jar and freeze them. Just take them out and let them thaw in the fridge overnight and it’s ready to grab and go.

Prepping takes so little time. My husband and I tag team and get it all done under 10 minutes. Then we pop all the bags into the freezer. It makes things so much easier in the morning, and makes it so much easier for the family to eat healthy. We like to make smoothie bowls by adding fruit and chia seeds on top. You can even add nuts, coconut, flax seeds, anything you want really. Or just drink them plain on the go.

My daughter LOVES these smoothies. In the evening, we sometimes have it as our dessert. It’s naturally so sweet and yummy. And I love that it is dairy-free. The frozen banana gives it the nice creamy consistency.

So who’s smoothie prepping this week?!

Trust me, smoothie prepping is THE BEST! It makes your life so much easier and healthier! And it’s a great snack/breakfast/dessert for kids!

For more prep ideas, check out my snack pack prep boxes!

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Bento Lunch Box: Yogurt Parfait

Bento Lunch Box: Yogurt Parfait

Yogurt Parfaits are by far the easiest bento lunch you can make. And Els loves it, which makes it even more easy. Here I used: Plain Greek Yogurt Pomegranates Granola Brown Rice Crisps Chia seeds Strawberries and Grapes (For you convenience, affiliate link:) Stainless steel […]