Thursday, October 30, 2014

Many Lunches of Halloween Past!

Tomorrow is Halloween! Yay! Tonight the kiddos in our neighborhood are Trick-or-Treating and they will soon be bouncing around full of sugar. We're handing out Comic Books this year because we think they're awesome and a great alternative to allergy kiddos. Woo! It's not too late to add in a little Halloween lunch! Here's a round-up of Halloween Past........


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Matkins Review and Giveaway!

Hey all! We were given the opportunity to review Makins and giveaway one too! Matkins are basically portable placemats with a little napkin holder inside.

We got the adorable Neapolitan design to try out which was a big hit. We took ours out for a run at the park. The Matkins are really nice if you're out somewhere and would like a placemat. I think they would be especially great for those with little kids. When Kidlet was small I always carried around throwaway placemats for restaurants and parks. Having a reusable option is fantastic! Perfect baby shower gift as well!

The only thing I didn't care for is the napkin that comes with it. The material is odd feeling to us but the holder is spacious enough to hold one of our own napkins so it's no big deal!

Matkins fit easily inside any lunchbox, purse, or bag of any kind.

Kidlet loved trying out our Matkin! We had a great picnic lunch!

Now it's your turn to get a Matkin of your very own! You can choose from any pattern on their site!

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

CuteZCute CuddlePalz and Silk Coconut Almond Milk!

We're finally getting in the back to school swing around here! We got a bit of a late start because this year Kidlet is doing online/homeschool and it took a LOT of paperwork to enroll and un-enroll. Whew. Glad that we're finally settling in to a rhythm around here. I think it's going to be a great year!

Today I made the boy a little CuteZCute CuddlePalz sandwich! This is one of my favorite new tools and the boy loves it too! So many cute possibilities in one set! I paired it with salad and strawberries.

I paired the bento lunch with some delicious Silk Almond Coconut Blend. We got to try this courtesy of BzzAgent. The kid loved it! It went perfectly with his sandwich and sides! And I love that it's a healthier alternative to cow's milk.  #GotItFree

Friday, August 22, 2014

Here Comes Doctor Who!

It's Doctor Who time!! The 12th Doctor is almost here so I am participating in a Blog Hop with some of my Geek buddies! Unfortunately I wasn't able to make a brand new lunch but please enjoy a look back at some great oldies! Then click the button at the end of my post to see the next great Who lunch!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Vans Natural Foods Lunches

So about a million years ago.....okay many months but I can't recall how many and it feels like forever.....I received a package from Van's Natural Foods full of scrumptious noms to try out. I'm finally getting around to blogging about it as I've just remembered I was supposed to. Oops. *shameface*

Here are some of the goodies we got to try out. Just looking at them again makes me feel hungry. So yum!

Kidlet has Vans French Toast Sticks, syrup, strawberries, and milk in a ball jar with a Cuppow lid.

Kidlet gave the French Toast Sticks a HUGE thumbs up! He loved them and the box was gone in no time. Having a teen is like having a human vaccuum that is never satiated. 

In our Lunchbots Trio Kidlet had a Vans Chocolate Chip bar, pickles, strawberries, and grapes. 

The Chocolate Chip Bar gets a rousing round of applause from both of us! We were fighting over them they were so good! 

I used the Pancakes as a sandwich with delicious Nutella spread in the middle and a heart cut out. Along side in our Planetbox Shuttle are strawberries and blackberries. 

Four thumbs up on the pancakes! We both loved how fluffy and tasty they were! 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Happy Birthday Harry Potter!

Today is Harry Potter's birthday! And it just so happens to also be J.K. Rowling's birthday as well! Perfecto! To celebrate here is a round up of past Harry Potter lunches I have made for the Kidlet.

After you check out my Potter lunches go see the fantastic bento made by my buddies What's In Our Lunch Boxes? and BentOnBetterLunches


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Pride Festival Lunches

Last month Kidlet and I met a bunch of our friends for the Pride Parade and Festival featuring George Takei as the Grand Marshal of the parade! That made our little geek hearts so happy! We were there all day so of course we needed some easy and tasty lunches to take along!

I packed easy lunches in our Easylunchboxes! The Main Compartment holds two sandwiches, one turkey and one ham. The Larger Side Compartment holds two colors of grapes and the Smaller Side Compartment holds pasta salad. Nothing fancy just something quick to nosh on in between all the fun!

So many pretty ELB colors stacked up together! I just love seeing them like this!

Lunch in the park with a fun flag we got during the parade! Yum!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

So Long Grade 7!

7th grade is finally through and both Kidlet and I are thrilled. It was a rough year for both of us and we are excited to start fresh and enjoy our summer!

This year I chose Supernatural for his final lunch as we are working through all of the episodes together right now. Last year we said goodbye with a Doctor Who Bento and the year before we left behind 5th grade with a Hitchhiker's Guide Lunch.

In our Planetbox Rover Kidlet has a peanut butter sandwich with natural fruit leather letters, pretzels, salad, grapes, strawberries, and a little cookie.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Two Peas In a Pod!

This past week I participated in a challenge called 3 Tools, 4 lunches held by Wendy of Wendolonia. The idea was to give 4 bloggers the same 3 tools to use in their lunches and to see what they could come up with! It was a lot of fun to try to think up new ideas!

Main Compartment: Two peanut butter roll up sandwiches and pistacios
 Large Side Compartment: Grapes and Cherries
Small Side Compartment: Orange slices


Monday, May 12, 2014

Meatless Monday: Week 40

Welcome to Meatless Monday! Please link up your meat-free posts below and share in the veggie goodness!

Today I made Kidlet a snack bento with a purple ribbon sandwich. The purple ribbon is for Fibromyalgia Awareness Day which is today! I live with Fibromyalgia which is a disease of chronic wide spread pain that is difficult to treat. This leaves a lot of people unable to function on days when the flares of pain are bad. It's a very real thing and it's very painful and difficult to live with sometimes. I don't know what I would do without my Kidlet to help me, he is always happy to lend a hand which is the only way we can do life some days. So, be aware! Fibromyalgia is very real!

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Packed in our Planetbox Shuttle Kidlet has a purple ribbon peanut butter sandwich and grapes.

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Meatless Monday: Week 39

Welcome to another Meatless Monday! Please feel free to link up any meat-free posts you may have! Thanks for joining us!

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

New Dog Bento!

We have welcomed a new family member in the last few weeks! It's been an exciting time around our house. This is something we have been waiting for for a long time and it finally happened! We brought home a new pup! Kidlet and I are completely in love with Captain Jack Harkness, called Bo for short. If you're in to Doctor Who you'll understand this :D

In one of our Easylunchboxes Kidlet has a dog and bone Nutella sandwiches, orange slices, and carrots. 

Meet Bo! He is a German Shepherd Mix, 1 1/2 years old. He loves to play, take walks, and snuggle. He doesn't bark and is a super good boy. We are totally and completely in love! 

Bo's favorite toy is his soft bunny!

The boy meets Bo! Best buddies from the start!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Meatless Monday: Week 38

It's time for Meatless Monday! Come link up your vegetarian or vegan posts and share in the meat free goodness!

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