Tuesday, September 27, 2011


My little ones class is doing a fall theme this week, so I just went right along...

I also offered to bring a treat for "sharing day", they are supposed to bring something fall themed so I made "Leaves and Acorns".

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Busy Busy Busy

Sorry I've been MIA for a bit. Schools in full swing, and Ive had the wonderful oppurtunity to spend some time volunteering in my little one's class. I'm offering myself up to help out at school as much as I can. It helps to see her working away in class and I know she's really enjoying Kindergarten. Here's a few recent lunches:

I thought it'd be fun to do a breakfast for lunch so here we have mini blueberry muffins, some peaches a mini bagel, and those adorable mini European Plums. I threw in some Koala cookies for kicks.

This was a little less inspired, but my little one really enjoys when I use the picks in her lunch so I ran with the "bunny" theme...

I promise to be back soon with some of the wonderful things I've worked on for Lindsay's Peacock wedding. In the mean time if you visit my shop I am offering 55% OFF EVERYTHING!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Victory! Well Kinda...

The little one had a day where she ate almost all her lunch! I guess a teacher was at her table and helped her arrange everything on top pf the lids of her bento like a plate, and she ate pretty much all of it! The teacher commented to her what a cute lunch she had too, she's was SO proud when I picked her up. YAY! Unfortunately I didn't get a picture of that days lunch, but here's tomorrows lunch.

Flower turkey sammies, flower shaped rice crackers, snap peas, clementine slices. The oldest also has string cheese (cut up) and a strawberry. As a fun surprise I added fortune cookies!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Change of Plans

Ok for those of you waiting for shop updates, I am so sorry. My camera broke last month, and the thought of using the DSLR scares the begezus out of me. I promise to play around with it soon though, because I have some new necklaces I really want to get in the shop.

In the meantime I can't believe we are already into the third week of school! My little one has been having some anxiety about lunch at school lately. She really has so much less time to eat with the school schedule. It actually had her in tears one day last week. Which broke my heart. As I mentioned before to try to combat this I've decided to pack her smaller Bentos. The fist full week I sent some of these.

The red bento is my little ones...

I though for sure the bear would go well, he's just a mini bagel with Nutella

I was getting full Bentos back at the end of the day. One day all she ate was a plum! I'm trying to chalk it up to her just needing to adjust to all the business of the day. I hope once the new routine is settled she be able to enjoy her lunches more. My oldest is eating every bite and asking me to pack more!

Here's today's "smaller" Bento. There are mini flower sandwiches, grapes, a Babybel ladybug, some clementine wedges, and a few slices of swiss rolls. For my oldes I added some mini Poptarts too fill up the larger Bento. Here's hoping for empty boxes coming home!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A New Lesson in Bento...Have Options

So we've had a few days of school, and that means a few lunches have come and gone. I was worried about my little one because she really likes to take her time when she eats, but Kindergarten schedules don't allow for THAT much time. I love offering her selection in her lunch, but sometimes that means more food, and more food...requires MORE time. See the conflict? So I figure now I'll be sending smaller portions in the smaller bento, which I originally thought was too small. I'm glad I had the smaller one.

This is the bento she has been taking, which holds a LOT to keep it full.
This is the smaller one, that gives me the two tier option, yet with smaller portions.

Tonight I wanted to make my kids a favorite family salad that I know they both love. So I needed another container to hold the salad. I was so glad I remembered the little snack cup that I actually picked up in the Target dollar section!

It may look like a lot to pack, but it keeps everything fresh, the dry goods stay dry, and the flavors don't mingle. Everything fits very nicely in her lunch sack.

The bottom three containers are hers, the top is my 12 year olds bento.