Sunday, April 7, 2013

Ultimate Blog Party 2013, Bento-Style

Ultimate Blog Party 2013 

It's time for #UBP13!  For those playing along at home, that would be Ultimate Blog Party 2013.

While I've played along several times, it has almost always been with my personal blog, but since there is a category for specialty blogs (like food, beauty, decor), I really wanted to include this one too.  However, my brilliant "I should make a themed lunch for this" plan failed when I decided to go skiing this weekend instead.

But, here's a little bit about me and this blog, I can't wait to meet some new people:

  • I'm 36, mom to my two amazing kids (Faith is 10, Ben is 7) and wife to my very awesome husband.
  • We're from Texas, but stationed at Fort Carson Colorado right now.
  • I'm a former teacher, but not thinking about going back to the classroom.  
  • I started this blog almost 6 years ago, right before Faith started kindergarten.  It was mostly pictures of her lunches for a friend of mine.  I never thought it would turn into anything big.
  • Since then, I've written articles for Disney and VeggieTales, worked with Hormel, Pillsbury, Nature's Own, McDonald's and more.  I *love* what I do.
  • My current project, besides this blog, is a series of blog entries over at Van's Natural Foods, which has been fun and a great way to think outside the box for lunch ideas!
  • While I love tons of things I created, if I had to recommend two posts for you to look at, it would be my year end round ups--Top 10 2011 posts and Top 10 2012 posts.
Want to know something else?  Just ask in the comments!


  1. I've been following you for years. I "know" you from the DAM board. :) I'm also doing the UBP this year.

  2. Hi! I found your blog on the UBP13 and your posts are awesome! I have been doing Bento for my children for about 2 years!!...I'm a new blogger and hope you'll come by and visit mine at!

  3. I'm glad to have found this through UBP13! I'm kind of a newb to blogging, but I'm loving it so far. I'm an educator (for what seems to have been an eternity), former foster parent (for kids with emotional, physical, and mental disabilities) and adoptive dad of two kiddos with special needs. It's been great reaching out, talking to, and hopefully helping other families! My whole blog is all about learning to learn and helping families succeed using brain-based practices. Come check it out. I think you will like it!

  4. Hello! Stopping by from the UBP from!

  5. I’m late! I’m late! I’m stopping by from the UBP13. I hope you stop by our party for a slice of warm banana bread and cold milk.



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