19 August 2014

Funkins Reusable Napkins Giveaway



Time for another giveaway.  This week one lucky reader will win a set of 3 Funkins reusable cloth napkins.  Funkins are adorable cloth napkins that are large enough to also be used as placemats.  They are reversible with a different print on each side.  You can read my full review here.  Winner gets to choose their favorite designs.  This giveaway is open to U.S. & Canadian residents only.  Please enter the giveaway widget below and follow the instructions.  Entries that do not fulfill requirements will be deleted.  Giveaway ends 8/25/14.  Winner will be notified via email and has 48 hours to claim prize.


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A butterfly bento inspired by my "Oddles of Zoodles Butterflies" Funkin.


In this bento:  Butterfly shaped ham sandwich with purple carrot accents, purple and white carrot sticks, butterfly pretzels, and Rainier cherries.


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18 August 2014


Today I am sharing five tips for sprucing up your back to school lunches.  I have listed the tips from easiest to more difficult.  These are things that I do on a daily basis to make cute and fun lunches for my kiddos.



1.  Food picks - easy to use and easy to find.  There are many available.  The ones pictured are cupcake picks.  School themed ones should be easy to find this time of year.  Try your local cake supply shop or the bakery department at your local grocery store.  They may sell you the cupcake picks if you ask.


2. Mini cookie cutters - readily available online and at kitchen stores (you may already have these in your kitchen drawers).  Very easy to use and they add charm in seconds.  Perfect size for school lunches.


3.  Wrap it up.  Turn pre-packaged lunch items into lunch accents.  Quickly wrap the item with paper (wrapping paper, coloring book page, magazine pictures, print outs, etc.) to blend it in with your lunch theme.



4.  Cutters with presses - stamp a cute design on bread, cheese, or fruit.  Perfect for easy and cute school lunches.




5.  Draw!  If you have a little artistic ability put it to use.  Draw on wrappers or use food markers to draw directly on bread or cheese.  This can be as simple or difficult as your ability allows.  Adds extra flare to lunches.

Let's put it all together!


Back to School lunch #1:  Watermelon chunks, Cheez-its, bus shaped turkey sandwich, yellow pepper sticks, apple shaped cucumbers, dolmas, black olives, and a pencil cheese stick.



Back to School lunch #2:  Watermelon chunks, grape tomatoes, yellow peppers, turkey bus sandwiches with cheddar cheese on top, strawberry milk (notebook paper), and a pencil cheese stick.

These lunches were packed in my Laptop Lunches bento boxes.  Bonus tip - use a lunchbox that works well for you and your kids.  I love that the Laptop Lunches box has inner containers that you can reconfigure for more lunch possibilities.


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15 August 2014

Spider-Man

I am just a little excited about this lunch.  My first superhero lunch!  And yes, my preschooler boy was a little excited about it too.  He ate it all :)


In this bento:  Spider-Man turkey and cheese sandwiches (one stacked on top of the other), blueberries, Spider-Man Cheez-Its, and grape tomatoes.

*The Spider-Man box is from the dollar spot at Target.

Does your little one love Spider-Man too?  Be sure to enter my Thermos giveaway!  The prize pack is available in the Spider-Man design.  Contest ends on 8/18/14.


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12 August 2014

Thermos Giveaway


It is no secret that I love using our Thermos!  I have used it many times to pack my favorite thing - LEFTOVERS!  I partnered up with Thermos to offer a great prize pack.  One lucky winner will receive a Thermos lunch bag, FUNtainer drink bottle, and FUNtainer food jar.  The winner gets to choose Spiderman or Hello Kitty theme.  Please note that exact style may vary due to availability.


My Thermos in action:


Packed up in our Thermos is leftover chow mein noodles.  I also packed a side box with pineapple chunks, celery sticks, red pepper rings, and peanut butter in the Snoopy container.

For more Thermos lunch ideas click here.


This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.  Please enter the giveaway widget below and follow the instructions.  Entries that do not fulfill the requirements will be deleted. Giveaway ends 8/18/14.  Winner will be notified via email and has 48 hours to claim prize.

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Back to school season is here, don't miss out on any giveaways!  Visit my giveaway page for an up to date list of bento related giveaways.
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Shark Week

It's shark week on Discovery Channel.  Our family always tunes in to this TV series event, not to mention my little boy loves sharks.  Some fun shark bento lunches are in order for today.


In this PlanetBox:  Red grapes, yellow pepper sticks, shark shaped cucumbers, surf board shaped tortilla chips (from Trader Joe's), salsa, dolmas (stuffed grape leaves), yellow pepper shark fin, and S'mores gold fish.


In this yubo:  Apple juice, surf board tortilla chips, shark shaped cheddar cheese, salsa with yellow pepper shark fin, and Applegate hot dogs with a cheddar shark fin.


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