Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Autumn Home Refresh

12 items to refresh your home for fall
1. Candle 2-Pack, $5.99   |   2. Small Braided Basket, $12.99   |   3. Tall Black Candlestick, $12.99  |  4.  Dark Camel Cotton Throw, $49.99  |   5. Olive + Sage Scented Candle, $5.99   |  6. Stoneware Pot Candle, $12.99   |  7. Large Stoneware Vase, $34.99   |   8. Jute Oval Doormat, $29.99   |   9. Velvet Cushion Cover, $9.99   |   10. Glass Tea Light Holder, $29.99   |   11. Olive Cushion Cover, $3.99   |  12. Round Placements, $5.99

I wait until exactly the first official day of fall each year before I will give up summer, and here we are my friends. I'm going to be adding a few fall touches to our house this weekend (I told the kids we had to wait for the Halloween decorations until October 1st though; I'm a mean mom), and wanted to share a few fun finds. I'm all about the subtle seasonal changes when it comes to decor, so I mainly look for deeper colors and more autumn-like texture when switching things out.

All of these items are under $50 too, which is a bonus. Happy fall!


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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Low Carb Everything Bagel Wraps

Low Carb Everything Bagel Wraps

I shared this on my Instagram last month, but wanted to share here in case you missed it. It's just that good! For several months now, my husband and I have been consistently eating low carb in an effort to be healthier. This doesn't mean I don't crave carbs on the regular though. Bagel sammies slathered in cream cheese and topped with veggies are my jam, so I decided to experience with a low carb version. I discovered everything bagel eggwhite wraps from a company called egglife (each wrap has 1g carbs, less than 35 calories, has at least 5 g protein), and they worked perfectly. The end result might even be better than the real thing...

Low Carb Everything Bagel Wraps

Low Carb Everything Bagel Wrap
serves 1


1 egglife everything bagel egg white wrap 
2 tablespoons cream cheese 
 1/4 cup romaine lettuce or salad greens 
 1/2 tomato, sliced 
 1/2 cucumber, thinly sliced 
1 carrot, cut into sticks 

Spread cream cheese on egglife everything bagel wrap. Layer lettuce and veggies. Roll into a wrap, and eat! You can really use any veggies you want for this.

These are great for on-the-go too. If you have any favorite low carb recipes, I'd love to hear them!


Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Every year, as soon as September hits, my kids ask when we're going apple picking. I mean, let's be honest, I start the countdown once September hits too. We go at the end of the month annually, and it's so much fun. The best part, of course, is that we come home with an admittedly excessive amount of delicious, fresh apples.

Having dozens of apples on hand is great and all, but after a while eating them plain or making them into pies or apple sauces gets a little old. So I like to experiment with different ways to eat them, which is what ultimately led to these apple and spinach grilled cheese sandwiches I first made a couple of years ago. They're easy to make, and you can play around with different cheese (or even plant-based cheeses, which is what you see in these photos.) 

Apple and Spinach Grilled Cheese Sandwiches


2 slices of cheddar cheese (also great with swiss, or plant-based cheddar as seen here!)
1 organic apple (We like Honeycrisp or Fuji))
handful of organic baby spinach
2 slices rye bread
coconut oil or butter

Cut apple into thin slices. Spread coconut oil or melted butter on one side of each slice of bread, and place buttered side down onto a preheated medium skillet. Top with two slices of cheese, followed by a few apple slices, followed by a few pieces of spinach. Place the other piece of bread (butter/coconut oil side up) on top. Cook in a skillet over low to medium heat, turning occasionally, until the cheese is melted.  

I'd love to hear your thoughts if you make either of these grilled cheese recipes! Between you and me, the apple is my favorite, but they're both ridiculously good.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Fall Giveaway: Win $200 to Spend at Gaia Conceptions

Fall Giveaway: Win a $200 to Spend at Gaia Conceptions

Anyone who has been reading this blog long enough knows that I'm not that stereotypical blogger who drinks pumpkin spice lattes in a sweater surrounded by pumpkin scented candles on August 15th. Summer is my favorite season, and it usually takes me until October to accept that fall is happening. This year however, I'm going to try a little harder to embrace fall. And I'll tell you what - all of the gorgeous fall pieces available at Gaia Conceptions make that a lot easier! 

Now that it's officially September, we decided to team up with our friends and long time Bubby and Bean partner Gaia Conceptions to give one lucky Bubby and Bean reader a $200 gift card to spend in Gaia's online shop! (Scroll down to enter!)

Gaia Conceptions offers a huge variety of truly beautiful eco-friendly clothing and accessory items made by hand in the USA. Each of their pieces is custom created to your color choice, fabric selection, and size. They truly epitomize what it means to respect and honor the planet, and I am thrilled to offer this special Earth Day Giveaway with them.

Fall Giveaway: Win a $200 to Spend at Gaia Conceptions
Gaia Conceptions $200 Giveaway
Fall Giveaway: Win a $200 to Spend at Gaia Conceptions

Use the form below, and/or do the easy entry on on Instagram right here. There are several options for extra entries as well.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway will run through the end of this week, Saturday September 1, 2021. It is open to Bubby and Bean readers worldwide. All entries from the Rafflecopter form above and Instagram will be combined. A winner will be randomly chosen and announced here early in the week of September 5, 2021.

Big thanks to our friends over at Gaia Conceptions for giving the Bubby and Bean family another chance to own some of their beautiful sustainable apparel. 

UPDATE: Congrats to randomly chosen winner Dani Schmidt!