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Simple Candy-Free Easter Egg Ideas for Kids

Simple Candy-Free Easter Egg Ideas for Kids

If there’s one thing that doesn’t go old in our house, it’s beads. My daughter loves making jewelry. As do I. And I thought, why not fill some clear plastic eggs with beads and string. It’s colorful. It’s shiny. It’s not as good as candy, […]

Healthy Mini Oatmeal Pumpkin Muffins for Toddlers and Kids

Healthy Mini Oatmeal Pumpkin Muffins for Toddlers and Kids

Pumpkin season is the best season. Because I can make pumpkin biscuits like these and mini oatmeal 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. […]

2016 Thanksgiving Inspirations

2016 Thanksgiving Inspirations

It’s that time of year again. My favorite time of year that is!

FALL.

And all that comes with it.

Including, the crisper air, the cooler nights and of course all of my fall i-n-s-p-i-r-a-t-i-o-n-s. Here’s my list from last year. And here is — to now.

Fall Decor Inspiration.
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Moody candles. White pumpkins. Delicate soft flowers.


Rich, fine, luxe velvet.
Pup included.

Pie Pops
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Easy to make, kid-friendly pumpkin pie pops.

Apple Rosemary stuffing
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Beautiful AND delicious apple cranberry stuffing.

Sorel boots
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Warm, ankle Sorel boots.


Shearling
everything. In every color. Every room.

rosemary wreath

Minimal rosemary wreath table place cards.

Pinecone turkeys
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Pinecone turkeys. 

And, last but not least —

Cranberry Moscow Mule
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This delicious looking cranberry Moscow Mule. 

What are some of your Thanksgiving inspirations?

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The Perfect Little Healthy Crunchy Chewy Granola Bites

The Perfect Little Healthy Crunchy Chewy Granola Bites

There are two things I never buy. One, is Granola. And the other, is Granola bars. I’d much prefer to make my own. Here’s my go-to healthy granola recipe. And here’s a new super healthy granola bite recipe that I just discovered! They look and taste […]

Easy Halloween Pom Pom Pumpkins

Easy Halloween Pom Pom Pumpkins

Ok, so you all must know by now, my unhealthy obsession with pom poms. They’re colorful and fluffy and soft… What’s not to love? So we decided to decorate some simple Halloween pumpkins this year with lots and lots of, yep, pom poms! And of course — 
Easy Pom Pom pumpkin decorating crafts for tots and kids

Sometimes it’s all about the simplicity.

Easy Pom Pom pumpkin decorating crafts for tots and kids

Just foam Pumpkins + Tons of assorted colors and shapes of pom poms = Hours of fun.

Easy Pom Pom pumpkin decorating crafts for tots and kids

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All I had to do was put some white washable school glue in bowls and let Els figure out the rest.(Just dip and stick.)

Kinda cute, right? For the foam pumpkins, you can find similar ones here.  Otherwise, you can check out Joann’s, Michael’s or even the Dollar Tree. 

These were so great to paint too.

Grandma is visiting from Canada, so they did this together. We just put the music on in the background and had a nice relaxing crafting pumpkin day. Sounds sweet, because it is…

Let me know how yours turn out! Tag #bebeandbear on Insta!

For more Halloween crafting ideas, check out our glittered pumpkins! Drip paint pumpkins. And our DIY candy-free bead and string favors!

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Halloween Peach Mango Nectar Jack-O-Lantern Ice Pops

Halloween Peach Mango Nectar Jack-O-Lantern Ice Pops

When I was in the hospital last summer, where I underwent unexpected emergency brain surgery, I spent my days recovering ordering only pudding and popsicles from the hospital menu. Little did I know that everything that I was ordering was being tracked and recorded, which […]

Who Says Glitter Can’t Mix With Halloween? Make Your Own Glitter Bowls.

Who Says Glitter Can’t Mix With Halloween? Make Your Own Glitter Bowls.

Halloween Crafts
For those of you who know me, I’m a wannabe ‘minimalist.’ I try to live by the philosophy ‘less is always more.’ And ‘quality over quantity’ for everything.

Except when it comes to crafts.

I love EVERYTHING about it. And ALL of its colorful clutter.

For every occasion, (Halloween, Christmas, Easter etc…) I binge buy anything holiday related so that my daughter can create anything she desires.

Halloween Crafts

Shiny Beads & String.

Halloween Crafts

Giant Pom Poms. Yarn. Paper. Glitter.

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Masks & Fuzzy Stickers…

I mean, this is just some of the stuff.

Usually, to keep all of it somewhat orderly and at bay, I organize everything into bowls and glass jars. I then lay them out on our table for easy access. Subsequently, while trying to find some bowls to hold all of my addictions — I came across this NIFTY little video.  (You have to click to watch how cool and easy they make it look.) And decided to try and make similar glitter bowls in Halloween themed colors to hold everything together.

Halloween Glitter Bowls

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All you need is some Mod Podge, Foam brushes, balloons and glitter.

Halloween Glitter Bowls

Mix the mod podge and glitter half and half. Paint thick coats, 3-4 layers, letting them dry couple hours in between. My 5 yr. old was totally able to handle this.

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Once dried overnight, pop the balloon, trim the edges and TADA!

Halloween Glitter Bowls

Glitter bowls.

Halloween Glitter Bowls

You can make them big or small depending on how big you make your balloon.

They are obviously not that sturdy, or at least mine weren’t, but will definitely hold steady for the month of October. And my daughter has an entire month of Halloween to get messy and go crazy creating, crafting and letting her imagination take over – Wild.

For more Halloween glitter, check out our glittered Halloween pumpkins. Super sparkly. And easy.

Happy month of Halloween!

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