Monday, December 12, 2016

Free Download for Winter!

We love when the weather gets a little bit colder and people get a bit friendlier! Christmas time is the time to be merry, hang up some tinsel and surround yourself with the people you love. 

We wanted to give you a present for being so brave this year. Enjoy these free downloads for your desktop and mobile!





Friday, November 4, 2016

FREE DOWNLOAD: Give Thanks this season

November is here! This is the month to sleep in, indulge in lumpy mashed potatoes, give an impromptu toast to your loved ones while you share a meal, and count your blessings each and every day. 

We wanted to take this moment to say how thankful we are for friends like you. Bravelets wouldn't be here without your support! Our mission is to help people be brave through hard times and we have been so blessed to help thousands of people over the years. 

Here are multiple free downloads for you! Use this on your desktop, tablet, or phone! 

Download the red graphic for desktopDownload the red graphic for phoneDownload the blue graphic for desktopDownload the blue graphic for phone    Download the grey graphic for desktopDownload the grey graphic for phoneDownload the orange graphic for desktopDownload the orange graphic for phone








Download the Phone image here                           Download the Desktop image here



Wednesday, November 2, 2016

What is #GivingTuesday & Double Donation Day?


Giving Tuesday happens the Tuesday after Thanksgiving! Here is a blurb about #GivingTuesday, direct from their website:

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

How does Bravelets support #GivingTuesday? We mark this day as our annual Double Donation Day! This is your chance to raise double the donations for each purchase towards the cause of your choice. Give back 20% with each purchase. Read more on our website here

How can you get involved?


SUPPORT YOUR FAVORITE CAUSES

Purchase a few items from your favorite Brave Page! Use our search bar to find the type of cause, or the specific brave page. Pick your favorite items, in your favorite colors, and voila - you've donated 20% of your purchase to the Brave Page you chose!


START YOUR OWN FUNDRAISER

Start your own fundraising page for a personal cause or non-profit you care about! Share the link with all your friends, family, and community to raise double the donations! Find out more here



Saturday, October 29, 2016

Halloween Party Treats: Rice Krispie Monsters

We've all been there. You need something quick and cheap, but still cute enough to look homemade! Look no further...this is a personally tried and true tutorial. Our designer followed onelittleproject's step by step instructions and had the cutest party treats at the party! 


Don't have time read all that? No worries! 

1. Buy as many Rice Krispie treats that you need from the store
2. Buy colored candy melts (or white chocolate + food coloring)
3. Buy Candy eyes (usually in the baking section by the candles)

Unwrap, dip, stick they goofy eyes on...you're good to go!




Halloween Movie List!

Over here at Bravelets, we aren't too fond of being scared...but we still love the spirit of Halloween! Here's our list of family-friendly Halloween movies to watch together! We don't think they should scare you too much ;)


Friday, October 28, 2016

DIY Halloween Ghost Decor!

BOO! We love this spooky time of year! Seeing how creative and unique everyone gets for this holiday is so exciting to see! You bet we will be looking around for your Insta and Facebook pictures of your costumes! 

When we found this DIY decor tutorial from Love & Laundry we knew we had to share! This is super easy and cheap to make. Go ahead and give those trick or treaters a little fright with these spooky, yet friendly, ghosts!






Friday, October 21, 2016

Why It Is Important to Get Your Mammogram

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and while the nation shares it's support by sporting pink everything, we also want to take a moment to remind you why this month is so important. 

Breast Cancer affects so many women in our lives, and annual mammograms can detect cancer early. For every 1,000 women who have a screening, 5 are diagnosed with breast cancer (MammographySavesLives). That is a large number of women being diagnosed, but just think about all the women who may not be getting a screening this year. 

Bravelets wants to send out a reminder to all the brave women we know to schedule your appointment. Early detection makes breast cancer treatment easier! Mammograms can literally save your life. The procedure is quick and non invasive. We invite you to be brave and make the call. 




Tuesday, October 18, 2016

What to Say (And Not Say) When Someone Has Cancer

Cancer sucks. We’ll say it. The hard times aren’t easy and you may not always know how to navigate the uncomfortable conversations or situations.

Our intention with these suggestions is to offer ways to approach a sensitive situation with care. Sometimes we say things that are well intentioned but may be off-putting.












Please leave a comment to tell us what’s worked and hasn’t worked for you and give us feedback on these suggestions.

Monday, October 17, 2016

History Highlight: Maya Angelou

Today is National Black Poetry Day and we wanted to pay tribute to the great Maya Angelou. Maya Angelou was a great author, poet, historian, songwriter, playwright, dancer, stage and screen producer, director, performer, singer, and civil rights activist. 

We are so inspired by this wonderful lady, we even named one of our bracelets after her! Our Maya Bracelet is engraved with the words "be brave" to consistently remind us that hard times will come but we must always be brave. View it here

One of our personal favorite poems here at Bravelets is from "Still I Rise". Read below:





Still I Rise

By Maya Angelou

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops,
Weakened by my soulful cries?

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own backyard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.

Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise. 

From And Still I Rise by Maya Angelou. Copyright © 1978 by Maya Angelou.

Read & Listen to this poem here

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Brave Stories: Kristen Brockman, Little Miss Peanut, & The Preeclampsia Foundation


Kristen Brockman is a volunteer and huge supporter of The Preeclampsia Foundation. She started her own Brave Page to support this organization. Her story is a beautiful journey of survival and awareness. We are so thankful Kristen chose to share this with us. Support her Brave Page here: https://www.bravelets.com/bravepage/LittleMissPeanut2017

Read Kristen's story:

I had been diagnosed with hypertension when I was in my 20s. (Thank you, genetics). I was on and off meds for a few years, and for at least a whole year, my blood pressure was measuring fine, and I had not been on any medication.
I got married in 2011, and we were finally ready to start a family in 2014. We found out my due date was smack dab on Valentine's Day, 2015!
I was hesitant to tell family (even my parents) until 12 weeks, but my doctor said we could (I was almost 7 weeks) in case of any complications. At that point - I knew “complications” could probably only mean miscarriage - preeclampsia had not even entered my mind.
So we went on and surprised both of our parents with the news, each in a special way, and caught their reactions on video!
I went to all of my prenatal appointments and did all of the tests the doctor ordered along the way. I asked my doctor how "big" I would get because I was going to be in a wedding at my 20-week mark. She told me I would gain the average 20-30 pounds (I think?). All along though, I knew my belly was still kind of small. I only gained about 15 - maybe 20 pounds. By about the 31st week, they couldn't get a good measurement of baby. I was sent to Maternal Fetal Medicine for an ultrasound where they discovered IUGR. My BP was also starting to climb. I personally had no physical symptoms/pain/signs. If I wasn’t being monitored, this could have gotten out of hand and killed both me and my baby.
At 31 weeks, 6 days, I was admitted to the hospital for overnight observation/24-hour urine analysis, and "luckily" sent home on BP meds. Now seeing a high-risk doctor in addition to my regular OB, I thought it would be under control until at least 37 weeks (our goal)...but our goal was shattered.
At the next appointment at 33 weeks, 6 days, the high-risk doctor told me to go straight to the hospital. Again, I was admitted - the whole 24-hour urine analysis, BP checks every hour, and no food after midnight (I ate a blueberry pop tart at 11PM! Cravings!) thing. Unfortunately, I was by myself (except for a roommate), and I could hardly sleep. I knew despite trying to “will” my BP down, it was inevitable. I was going to be a mother to a premature baby in a few hours. I was terrified to say the least.
In the back of my mind I always thought I would have a C-Section - but not because of preeclampsia. But that is how I delivered my premature, 3lb., 4oz., beautiful, baby girl - 6 weeks ahead of her due date – right after the New Year. My last pregnant picture was on New Year’s Eve boasting a chalkboard that read – “we’re having a baby this year!” Had no idea it would be 3 days later!
People constantly say how she just wanted to come into the world early. I knew that wasn't the truth.
"It was my fault."
Because of preeclampsia I suffered the loss of 6 whole weeks of pregnancy (& I know some people who have the “usual” discomforts would love that & say I’m lucky – but I wasn’t lucky). Because of preeclampsia the details of the later parts of pregnancy are a blur and were not enjoyable. Because of preeclampsia I blamed myself for putting our first born in danger. Because of preeclampsia we had a 24-day NICU journey resulting in PTSD. Because of preeclampsia we suffered financially. Because of preeclampsia, I cried every.single.day.
But because of preeclampsia and the awareness my doctors had, we survived. Awareness saved our lives. Surviving this is how I am able to write this today. Little Miss Peanut and I are survivors. Because of preeclampsia I am now trying to help raise awareness of this devastating condition so everyone can survive - moms and babies - any woman - any pregnancy.

Visit The Preeclampsia Foundation Here: http://www.preeclampsia.org/
Support Kristen’s mission to raise awareness here: https://www.bravelets.com/bravepage/LittleMissPeanut2017
Bravelets is so thankful for Little Miss Peanut & Kristen!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

How To Be An Ally When Someone Comes Out To You


Coming out is a very sensitive, emotional process for anyone who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or pansexual. It is important to allow them the space to express their thoughts to you, on their own time. Coming out is a stressful situation because as happy and exciting as it can be for some, there are clouded thoughts and risk of discrimination, rejection, harassment, and possible violence. 


Everyone's experience is different. There is no scripted answer on how to respond when someone comes out to you. Many straight people may just not know how to react. What's the right thing to say? How should you navigate the conversation without offending them or making them uncomfortable? The answer is to be their ally. 

A straight ally can be someone who is supportive of and accepts the LGBT person or a straight ally can be someone who personally advocates for equal rights and fair treatment (or both!) (GLAAD). Being a straight ally is so important in the coming out process because the person coming out needs to feel safe, heard, and understood. Allies are said to be some of the most effective and powerful voices of the LGBT movement. 

One of the first ways to be a supporting straight ally is to not assume everyone you know is straight. Not making assumptions will give them the safe space they need to be open and honest. Many wanting to come out are looking for that support from a straight ally, a voice saying it's okay to be who you are. As an ally, it is important to leave that space open and free of judgement.

Another way to be a great ally is to be a listener. Active listening means you are fully engaged in what they are saying. Being a listener also means allowing lulls to be present in the conversation as they come out to you. Don't rush to fill in the blanks, or try to get them to the point. Give them the space in the conversation to gather their thoughts and courage. Let them talk and say everything they have been thinking.

If the person coming out to you has surprised you with this coming out talk, just remember it is the same person you were talking to minutes before they shared this personal information. They are the same person you loved and cared for 5 minutes ago. Nothing should change because they chose you to strengthen their relationship with and be honest with. Allow yourself to absorb the information and reassure them nothing has changed. You are there for them through it all and thank them for choosing you to come out too. 

Please remember that if the news they are sharing with you is met with a negative reaction, it can be very damaging to someone who is revealing something so personal and raw. For many, it takes years to work up the courage to speak about this to someone they are close to because they are fearful of rejection. When someone comes out to you, it is important to remind them they are not alone and you are ready to help them connect with themselves. Don't use this moment to bring up politics, religion, HIV status or sex life. That is highly inappropriate for the moment and offensive to someone who is trying to be open with you. Be understanding first and foremost. If you have questions or concerns, bring those up in a constructive, sensitive way later at a less stressful moment.

Being a straight ally is accepting all for who they are. Use your voice as a straight person to stand up for your friend or family member in the face of injustice, bullying, or persecution. Human rights are everyone's issue. 

We applaud everyone who has come out for being brave in the face of fear. If you are considering coming out, we encourage you to use your voice, be brave, be you. 

Remember, the bravest thing you can be...is yourself. 

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Friday, October 7, 2016

Free Download: Fall Bucket List

We at Bravelets love this time of year. The fall gets a little bit crisper (as much as it can at our Austin, Texas headquarters), everyone's a bit friendlier, and pumpkin love is everywhere! Because we love this season so much, we made a bucket list of fun fall-themed activities! 

Visit here to download a printable PDF
Have suggestions to add? Share them with us!

Happy Fall, brave friends!


Saturday, October 1, 2016

Happy National Homemade Cookie Day!



YUM! Today is National Homemade Cookie Day and you know we couldn't WAIT for this day to come. There is nothing more comforting and delicious than a good warm cookie. Do you have any great recipes to share with us? We want to share one with you! Check out The Best Soft Sugar Cookie + Cream Cheese Frosting recipe shared from the "It's Always Autumn" blog below.

If you have an AH-MAZING cookie recipe, share in the comments below and we can share it with everyone! Thanks for reading and keep being brave!


Monday, September 26, 2016

Free 🍁Fall Favorites🍁 Playlist!



Cozy up with your Be Brave Blanket and relax with our Spotify Playlist, made just for you!

What - you didn't get the fall essentials yet?? Luckily for you, you can grab a Be Brave Blanket, Pillow, or any of our scarves with 25% off until September 27, 2016!

Go to our website to get the code! www.bravelets.com


Friday, August 19, 2016

Reinvigorate Your Life! + Wallpaper Downloads

It's time to start anew! I am the type of person to take any chance to re-evaluate myself, and I've been thinking a lot about how to check in with myself daily.

For some, school is starting up again (for students and parents!) and I think that is a great chance to make new routines for yourself and change. You can change your hair, your attitude, your work ethic, your morning routine, anything! But the important thing is to make the change with your best interest at heart.

Here at Bravelets, the thing that always centers us is our mission: be brave. At all times, we are thinking, "Is this going to help someone be brave?", "Is this helping me to be brave?". So I would like to share with you some free downloads to start you off on your new routines...



To download click here and choose the phone or desktop wallpaper you would like to have! (Feel free to download both!) Save the wallpaper by clicking the down arrow at the top of the page.

Be brave,
kat

Monday, August 1, 2016

Our New Direction

Today was the big day.

As announced earlier this month, we made a change to our donations.  This was the most difficult decision we have ever had to make as a business, but it will enable us to pursue this vision and continue our mission of helping people be brave for the decades to come. Effective today, August 1, 2016 we are changing our donation amount from $10 to 10% of each item sold.

With this change, our world has opened up! We made this tough decision with YOUR interest in mind. We have so many people with cool product ideas and so many new business ventures.


A change that we are very passionate about is focusing on and cultivating a newer channel of our business: the Fundraising Consultant Program.

Today, we have over 100 Independent Fundraising Consultants who sell Bravelets jewelry across the country. We love our community of Consultants and with their help, we hope to be the most generous, mission-driven social selling company out there. If you would like to learn more about becoming a Consultant, click here.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact us at [email protected] or find us on social media!

Be brave,
kat

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Vacation, all we ever wanted!

We've got half the summer left, and hopefully you haven't used up all your vacation days yet! Everyone needs a break...whether it be a tropical getaway, an escape to a colder climate, or a staycation!



I've compiled a list of what I think are the best vacation spots this summer! Let me know where you wanna go (or where you've already been) in the comments.

Overseas Adventure
Find a great hostel or rent a room, and post up in a small town in a new country! You can eat some killer food and experience a new culture!

Kat's Example: Flying off to France and eating crepes!

Hometown Tourism
Do all of the cheesy things that you never think to do in the city you live in! Go to the highest rated yelp restaurants, walk through a museum and the best part is that you can sleep in your own bed at the end of the day.

Kat's Example: Visiting the Texas Capitol and standing in line for killer barbecue. Then making a dentist appointment...errands are okay too!

Road Trip
Get in a car with some friends and blast the summer jams! The destination doesn't matter...but you can go see a cool anomaly in your state or make your way to a show out of town. As long as you are with friends!

Kat's Example: Driving to Marfa, TX. The local culture is great and there is always something interesting to do or see, like fireworks!

Theme Park
I know it's hot. I know there will be crowds. But isn't it all worth it when you are the top of that rollercoaster??? I get it. Thrill rides aren't for everyone. But you can also look up local Renaissance Festivals or Street Markets!

Kat's Example: We have two different Six Flags' in Texas, and I frequent both. 

Weekend on the Lake
Maybe it's a family reunion. Maybe it's a vacation full of meditating and nature. But in my opinion, a lake trip is always a good idea! Try to sustain 24 hours without your cellphone and go catch some fish!

Kat's Example: There is a pool in my apartment complex, does that count? I promise to only post one instagram!


And remember to share photos of your Bravelets on vacation with you on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook!

Be brave,

kat

Thursday, July 14, 2016

It's July!



July isn't as popular of month for spreading awareness, but Bravelets is highlighting one cause this month: Juvenile Arthritis.

I have gathered some information about the cause below from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease. We also have Brave Page fundraisers benefitting Arthritis that you can check out.


Thursday, July 7, 2016

Your Summer Reading List

Everyone loves a good summer read! Summer is the perfect season to take some "me time" and let yourself get lost in a book. Personally, my favorite type of book is fiction, but any genre is good! You could catch up on your celeb memoirs, or learn a new skill! It's up to you...but here are some suggestions!




















  1. Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
  2. The Hopefuls by Jennifer Close
  3. The Last Boy and Girl In The World by Siobhan Vivian
  4. The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
  5. The Girls by Emma Cline
  6. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  7. Go Set a Watchmen by Harper Lee
  8. Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
  9. My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff
  10. Real Artists Have Day Jobs by Sara Benincasa
  11. The First Collection of Criticism By a Living Female Rock Critic by Jessica Hopper

There are links to all of the books synopses so that you can learn more about them! I know I am going to try to get through a few of these this summer! Let me know what you end of reading in the coming months in the comments below. 

Be brave,
kat

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The Future of Bravelets: Important Donation Update

Bravelets has been in business for a little over 4 years now, and since then we have made changes to products, internal structure, and so much more. We make these changes to grow and evolve. Most, if not all, of these changes were implemented to further benefit our customers and fundraisers. Today, we are announcing a bigger change. But I assure you, this change is for the good of the company, to better the Bravelets community.


A heartfelt note to you from Bravelets Founder and CEO, Stephanie Hansen–



"Bravelets™ was built on honesty and transparency. To me, there is nothing more important than those two values. As such, I am going to be honest and transparent with you today. Bravelets was launched in January 2012 and has since seen huge successes – over $2.4 million raised for organizations and personal fundraisers across the US, and hundreds of thousands of lives touched. However, we have also had our share of struggles.


In 2012, we had 1 employee, 1 product, and donated to 10 nonprofits. Our strategy was simple. Today, we have 10 employees, hundreds of unique products, work with thousands nonprofits and personal fundraisers, as well as over 100 Independent Fundraising Consultants who sell Bravelets jewelry across the country. Our vision for the company has grown dramatically, and we have been able to touch so many more lives than in the beginning of this journey. However, with this growth comes new expenses that we simply cannot afford with our current business model.


Some statistics show that 96% of new businesses fail within the first 10 years. Bravelets will not be one of those companies. We are committed to creating inspirational jewelry and products, and to help people be brave through hard times. We are also committed to donating a clear, consistent amount with every product sold. However, we are making a change. We’re lucky that we have not had to make any changes to our donations until this point, but the time has come. Effective August 1, 2016 we are changing our donation amount from $10 to 10% of each item sold. This will impact all items sold through your Brave Page(s) after August 1st, 2016.


This was an extremely difficult decision, but I believe it’s the right one. As CEO of Bravelets, I need to be brave and make the difficult decisions to ensure the long term success and sustainability of our brand and vision. When someone is going through a difficult time, it is most important to me that they can turn to Bravelets for support and encouragement. To continue helping people be brave for the decades to come, we must make this change to our donation amount.


When I launched Bravelets, I was in a very dark place in my life. My mom had just been diagnosed with breast cancer, and I wanted to create something that my family could wear to support her, and to help her be brave during this difficult time. I also thought it would be great if the bracelet donated a clear and transparent amount back to a respected breast cancer organization. None of this has changed. The Bravelets mission is alive and well. We are here for the long haul, and we are committed to creating a community to help as many people be brave through difficult times as we possibly can.


Yours,Stephanie Hansen"

We are truly thankful for everyone who is a part of the Bravelets community; whether you fundraise with us, have donated to your cause with a bracelet, or are one of our amazing Fundraising Consultants, you are appreciated. This change is not to set you back or pull the wool over your eyes. Changing our donation amount is necessary to keep Bravelets operating and spreading bravery around the country!

This change will also ensure our future. We have made it this far, and we have no intention of stopping. We are aiming to give back as much as we possibly can to you and YOUR cause. We value every single one of you and what you have added to our mission. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email us at [email protected]

We will be right here if you need us. As always, remember to be brave.

kat

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Brave Summer Playlist!

In need of some new music? Maybe you have a road trip coming up, or maybe you need something to make work feel like sitting on a beach...

We have curated a summer playlist to enjoy for the next couple months...or for the rest of the year (no judgment). It includes oldies, current pop music and much more. Take a listen!





Be brave,
kat

Friday, June 24, 2016

The Importance of Sunscreen


It's summer and that means being fun and fancy free, right? Yes, but it also means you have to add sunscreen to your daily routine, now more than ever. I have always been an advocate for wearing sunscreen, simply for the betterment of my beauty routine. Did you know that...


  • Sunscreen decreases your chance of developing wrinkles and premature aging
  • Sunscreen prevents blotchiness, redness of skin and dark spots
  • Sunscreen is the best way to protect your skin from U/V rays
My mom always said that the most important part of keeping up with your beauty routine is applying sunscreen. Not how expensive your foundation is, not what kind of peel you get, it's sunscreen. It's also a great barrier in the battle against melanoma. 

In 2011, the Journal of Clinical Oncology published a randomized, clinical study of over 1,600 people showing that regular sunscreen use reduced the incidence of melanoma by 50-73%. 
 Keeping your skin safe is very important. So whether it's a spray or lotion, make sure it's not expired, and apply away!

Be brave,
kat

Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Ultimate Father's Day GIFT GUIDE!

Struggling to find Dad that perfect Father's Day gift? Look no further...



And if you order soon, you can get 10% any style for Dad! Use code: DAD10, sale ends at midnight 6/10.

Be brave,
Kat

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

June Awareness Months!



It's the beginning of the month, and it is time to take a look at what causes are garnering support this June! It's a bit of a slower month, but we have some worthy causes on our list:
  • AIDS Awareness Month
  • National Scleroderma Awareness Month
  • Scoliosis Awareness Month
  • Aphasia Awareness Month
  • National PTSD Awareness Day - June 27th
  • National Cancer Survivor's Day - June 5th
The best way to support these causes is to spread the word, and what better way than with a bravelets bracelet? 

Search any of these cause on our website to find some Brave Pages for you to check out!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

DIY Summer Dog Treats



For Pet Week, along with a sale going on right now...I will be showing you how to make frozen dog treats! It's a super easy recipe and dogs love them, I promise! We had a dog in the office today and she couldn't get enough of them!

Here is what you will need:




  • Bananas
  • Creamy Peanut Butter (get the organic kind!)
  • Coconut Oil (slightly softened)
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Big Spoon
  • Silicone Baking Mold (optional)
I used a dog bowl with cute little paws on it for my mixing bowl just to be cute! And the silicone baking mold is optional because after you have mashed your mixture, you can pipe it into the mold to make a cute shape. I did not have a mold on hand so I just piped mine onto plastic wrap.

            Put all the ingredients into a bowl and mash it up until it looks like this...


Then take a baggie and and pour the mixture into the baggie. Be careful, it can get sticky!
Cut the tip off the baggie and use it as a makeshift pipette. This is where you can use a mold if you would like. I just piped the mix onto plastic wrap in layers (so mix, wrap, mix, wrap...) and then you stick it in the freezer for a couple of hours! 

The coconut oil is great for dogs fur, (makes it shiny) and your dog will love the peanut butter and banana taste. 


Be brave,
kat




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