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Beeyoutiful’s Tenth Anniversary Giveaway!

It’s hard to believe that as of this month, Beeyoutiful has existed for a whole decade. Wow!  Thank you for supporting us for all that time; we truly couldn’t have made it without you.

We’re celebrating this milestone with free shipping, special sales, and a giveaway; check out all the anniversary discounts here.

Each giveaway winner will receive a Beeyoutiful baby bodysuit, an adult t-shirt, and a steel water bottle. We’ll randomly choose four winners total, so invite your friends to enter too!

Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway:

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Leap Year Weekend Essential Oil Giveaway!

Let’s mark this Leap Year Weekend with a giveaway! Extra day, extra freebies!

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Winner #1 will receive one bottle each of Ginger, Oregano, and Thyme essential oils.

Winner #2 will receive one bottle each of Oregano and Thyme essential oils.

Winner #3 will receive one bottle of Thyme essential oil.

Tag a friend to let them know about the giveaway too!

Winners will be contacted by email on March 1, 2016. Winners must provide a US address within 48 hours of contact or a secondary winner will be chosen.

Enter below, head to the Giveaway tab on our Facebook page, or click here: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/57e649184/?

 

 

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Foodie Friday: Savory Butternut Custard (Gluten Free and Paleo Friendly!)

Butternut squash can easily stand in for pumpkin in a sweet pie, but did you know that it can also be the star of its own savory version? Try this delicious herb-flavored custard as a new way to incorporate the bright orange squash into your nutrient-dense holiday menu.

Savory Butternut Custard

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Slice 1 small onion and caramelize slowly in butter or ghee. It should be very soft and beginning to deepen in color.

Place cooked onions in a blender or food processor, along with:

Cooked pulp from one medium butternut squash (about 2.5 to 3 cups)

Pulp from 1 whole head of roasted garlic (or fresh equivalent, cooked with onion)

1-2 Tbs homemade bone broth concentrate, or equivalent concentrated seasoning such as demi-glace to equal the flavor of 1 cup broth (see note)

1 cup full-fat coconut milk or coconut cream

4 eggs

1 tsp dried/crushed sage leaves

1 tsp dried/crushed thyme leaves

1/2 tsp salt

Fresh ground pepper to taste

Whiz everything in blender or food processor for about 2 minutes or until onions are incorporated and mixture is completely smooth.

Pour into oiled medium pan placed inside larger pan holding several cups of water.

Sprinkle top of custard with freshly ground pepper. Bake in water bath at 325 about an hour or until knife comes out clean.

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Notes:

Don’t be tempted to skip the extra onion/garlic prep steps and use raw ingredients! Pre-cooking them makes a huge difference in the smoothness of the final flavor.

If you don’t have any broth concentrate or appropriate dry substitute, reduce the coconut milk to 1/2 cup and add 1/2 cup very strong broth.

A Simple Way to Choose Health for 2016

Nearly everyone wants to start off a new year with a fresh perspective. We all want things to be even better than they were before.

So we all have the best of intentions, but most resolutions fall flat within the very first month.

You want to make small choices that will add up to big changes in your health.

You know the little things you do every day matter.

But even small adjustments can be challenging. We get it!

And that’s why we’re so excited to journey alongside you throughout Baby Steps to Better Health.

Resolutions are much more powerful when they’re begun as a group instead of as a solo effort.

Baby Steps to Better Health is a 13-week email series that will deliver simple, practical tips straight to your inbox. They’ll be in bite-sized chunks that you can implement each week.

We’ve walked this road ourselves, and we know from experience that things just go better when we’re not traveling alone.

Let’s start taking Baby Steps together, beginning in just a few weeks. Enjoy December to the fullest, and we’ll be here for you in January!

Know a friend who could benefit from this email series? Share it with them!

Top Five Dazzling Holiday Eye Makeup Looks

This time of year calls for celebrations and parties to brighten up the long nights and gray days. Even your choice of makeup can add to the sparkle of the holiday season!

We’ve chosen five of BeeyoutifulSkin‘s most party-worthy eye looks to help you add just the right finishing touch to your natural beauty. Click the links to see each post in detail. Let us know which is your favorite!

Silver Eyes Full Tutorial

Gold Eyes Full Tutorial

Signature Smokey Eyes Full Tutorial

Winged Eyeliner Full Tutorial

Color Pop Full Tutorial

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Foodie Friday: Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chip Mini Muffins

#FoodieFriday- Gluten-free Pumpkin Chip Mini Muffin Recipe from Beeyoutiful.com

It’s autumn: that time of year when everything begins to smell like cinnamon and great big pumpkins work their way into every possible recipe. Take advantage of the season with this delicious treat, and be prepared to share it when friends want to replicate the spicy sweetness in their own kitchens!

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chip Mini Muffins

1 cup pumpkin puree, homemade or canned (NOT pumpkin pie mix)
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 large eggs
3/4 cup rapadura unrefined sugar
1 cup gluten-free flour blend (I used Trader Joe’s)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup (gluten free) chocolate chips
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice blend (or 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, and 1/4 teaspoon cloves)

#FoodieFriday- Gluten-free Pumpkin Chip Mini Muffin Recipe from Beeyoutiful.comPreheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 24 cup mini muffin tin, or line with paper liners.

In a large bowl, whisk together the softened butter and eggs, adding the pumpkin puree and sugar and mixing until smooth.

Sift or whisk together the dry ingredients. Gradually incorporate into the wet mixture. Fold in chocolate chips.

Fill the muffin cups about 2/3 full and bake for 15-18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the muffins comes out clean. Let cool for 5-10 minutes,  then remove from pan to a cooling rack.

NOTE: If you prefer to bake this recipe in a regular muffin tin or bread pan instead of as mini muffins, you may need to add xanthan gum or other gluten-free binders to prevent crumbling. I find that using mini muffin pans for gluten-free baking creates enough crust area that the muffin generally holds together well without requiring additives. 

Meet the Team: Toni Gatlin

Meet the Team from Beeyoutiful.com

It’s that time again to go behind the scenes and meet a member of the Beeyoutiful team. Today’s staff interview is with Toni Gatlin. 

What are you in charge of at Beeyoutiful?

IMG_4701I’ve shared the job of customer service with Mary for the past two years, answering almost all the phone calls, so if you’ve called in, you have almost certainly heard my voice! You’ll also find me through our website’s live chat feature, or by contacting us through the website or by email.

We recently hired more help in the Customer Service department, so I’m not on the phones very often anymore. My responsibilities now revolve around content development, which means I manage the blog and edit all of our written content (such as email newsletters, product descriptions, and catalog articles) prior to publication, and I also manage our social media efforts. I’m tasked as well with overseeing our reseller program that helps get Beeyoutiful products into your local health-food store.

What do you do every day?

I answer your emails and oversee product reviews, and maintain our blog and social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram). Most days, I work on some kind of writing or editing project that’s related to an upcoming blog post or sale announcement, as well as chipping away at bigger long-term projects like developing e-books or email subscription series.

What can customers count on you for?

I can be counted on to answer your emails quickly and with a smile, and to help with whatever our Beeyoutiful friends need, whether that’s to place an order or just ask about a product. If I don’t know the answer, I’ll track it down and get back in touch as soon as I find it out!

What do you do to support your own health?

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It’s very important to me to support my body today, while I’m relatively young and healthy, so that I can maintain energy and strength for the future. I think of it as deciding now how I want to feel later when I’m 80 years old! Getting plenty of sleep and having regular gentle exercise really helps me feel my best, so those are high priorities in my schedule.

I have access to a wonderful year-round farmers market, so I try to eat fresh, local, whole foods as much as I can. I also make use of many Beeyoutiful supplements to keep my immune system strong and fill in any nutritional gaps. Some of my favorite products are ProMiSe Blend, our new liquid FolateLiquid Chlorophyll, and Digestive Enzymes and probiotics.

When you’re not working on Beeyoutiful projects, what’s one way that you enjoy spending your time?

When given half a chance, I’ll stick my nose in a book! I also spend a lot of time at my sewing machine. My newest creative hobby is leather working, which I’m enjoying very much. When I step away from my projects long enough to sit still for a while, sometimes I’ll doodle or color or do crossword puzzles while watching a movie with my husband.

You can see all of Toni’s posts on the Bee Blog here, and follow her on Instagram here, here, and here

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