Thursday, April 27, 2017

Make Mother's Day Pretzel Treats

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It's almost Mother's Day and we're getting set to celebrate moms around our house!

This year, the kids and I came up with a plan to celebrate some mom friends of mine. With military families, your friends become your adopted family in your new home, and I want my tribe to know they are loved.  Especially with deployments, schools, and little ones, moms need that extra support and I'm excited to be able to do this.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Can a Cow Save a Penguin?

Tomorrow, April 25, is National Penguin Day!

This year, we're partnering with Stonyfield Yogurt to share more about how a cow can save a penguin, and how you can help too.  Did you know that, the last 100 years, African penguin breeding pairs, which numbered almost one million at the beginning of the 20th century, have dropped to approximately 25,000?  Reasons for this decline include oil spills; a loss of nest burrow sites; and a reduction in prey due to commercial fishing.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Are You Ready for Cars 3? Bento Lunch

Cars 3 is coming out this summer!   I can't wait to take both kids to see it.  We've loved the Cars and the Planes movies and are looking forward to a new addition to those.  And we might be a little obsessed with CarsLand at California Adventure!

To get in the movie mood, I thought we might need a Cars themed lunch, and I have the press cookie cutters from Cars 2 to make the design extra easy.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Simple Dino Lunch, Again

Wrapping up some long weeks and the current theme is "Food is good."

Actually, this one was Ben's from a few days back.  The girl wanted to take leftovers in a Thermos in her lunch and I was more than happy to let her do that.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

National Pet Day Dog Themed Lunch

It's National Pet Day!

We absolutely adore our Dante dog, so it's a perfect day to celebrate him.  Of course, every day is a great day when you're Dante dog, because he is a rather spoiled pup.  He also is my designated bento scrap eater.  I swear he has a sixth sense about when I am making lunches and waits in the kitchen for the leftovers.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Sugar Skull Sandwiches & Disney Pixar's Coco

We are pretty much excited about all new Disney movies, but right now?  Coco is totally catching our eyes!  The dog is even named Dante, how much more perfect could that be?

The fact that we have to wait till November to see it is making me quite sad, but for now, a lunch will have to do.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Simple Pasta Salad Bento

Lately, when I make pasta, I haven't been mixing it into the sauce before serving.

With it just being the three of us (husband is away), we definitely don't finish a box of pasta, but we don't necessarily want more of the same for leftovers.  That means, I usually have plain pasta in the fridge and more lunch possibilities.


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