Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Look, Lunch :)

A colourful Laptop Lunches bento box packed with cucumbers, carrots, & celery, an oatmeal muffin, cheddar cheese, granola squares, & peanut butter for dipping :) This colour combination reminds me of the crocuses that just started blooming in our yard, beautiful bursts of colour sprouting from the dull brown mess of last autumn's leaves that never got raked ;)

Come on, Spring! Make my messy yard pretty :)

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Love Letter Lunch

A special delivery lunch, with love 

Bella asked for a Luna bar - I dressed it up with a homemade envelope:

She also has a string cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers, & a Lunchbox Love note:

I know she's going to love opening this lunch! 

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Stuff I used to pack this lunch:

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Valentine's Day Yumbox

I packed Birdie a simple & sweet pink & red Valentine Yumbox for preschool.

Yogurt with pink sugar, graham cracker stars, cheese, watermelon cubes, raspberries with a heart fork pick, & a red Hershey's Kisses treat. Birdie carries her Yumbox in a BUILT Gourmet Getaway Lunch Tote.

She'd been home from preschool with a cold & cough for a couple of days, so was very happy to be feeling better Valentine's Day and go to school and give her teacher the Valentine she'd made :)

The day before, I'd made my little Valentine this LOVE bento to eat at home, inspired by Anna of Becoming A Bentoholic's much lovelier original version she shared in the Bento Bloggers & friends Valentines Day Hop.

L - Baby carrots & a marshmallow heart
O - Strawberries
V - Cheese sandwich heart
E - Watermelon

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Lunch stuff I used:

Monday, February 10, 2014

Baby, It's Cold Outside

Snow & ice sure is pretty to look at... if only it wasn't so cold!  My Birdie is so concerned about the birds & an outdoor cat who lives in our neighbourhood. I assured her that fluffy feathers & fur help keep them warm, & we put out some bird seed & fresh water.  I'm glad she's got such a kind heart.  Birdie loves animals, & really wants to get a dog of her own when she's old enough to walk it.  I made her a kitty & puppy & winter lunch:

She has strawberries with snowflake & puppy picks, grapes with heart picks, & a kitty cheese sandwich. Cheese snowflakes decorate the grapes & the lid of the EasyLunchboxes Mini Dipper of Annie's chocolate bunny grahams.

The winter weather always has me thinking of ALL the animals, especially pets who aren't used to fending for themselves, & hoping they are all being cared for & not left out in the cold.  Keep your fur babies warm!

Cold Weather Tips for Pets
  • Keep cats indoors. Outdoor cats are at risk for injury & disease at all times, & especially vulnerable to exposure in winter.
  • On cold days, outdoor cats & other small animals may crawl up under the hoods of cars seeking warmth.  Bang on your car's hood to alert them & warn them off before starting the engine.
  • Dogs can easily become lost in the snow & ice.  Keep your dog on a leash when out for walks & be sure he wears ID tags. 
  • Wipe & dry your dog's legs & stomach when he comes in out of the sleet, snow or ice, to keep him from ingesting salt or antifreeze, and protect him from getting cracked paws. 
  • NEVER leave your dog or cat alone in a car during cold weather. 

I made Pickle a puppy dog lunch with a cold weather theme as well. He has his standard PB sandwich, yogurt & cookies, & because I used the Lunch Punch on his sandwich, a string cheese to make up for cutting off the crusts. Lately a de-crusted sandwich just isn't filling my growing boy up enough :)

I chose his Lunchbox Love card for the cold weather fact, but I think he'll really love the flip side of it 

Some stuff I used to make these lunches:


Monday, February 3, 2014

February is Heart Month

Just 2 sproutlets took packed lunches today, Pickle & Sprout:

Sprout has graham cracker stars, baby carrots, honey ham rolls, & cheddar & mozzarella bites.  Silicone muffin cups, a conversation heart cupcake ring, & some heart bento picks make it pretty ♥ 

Pickle has a sandwich stamped with a heart, cookies, & yogurt with a swirl of strawberry syrup. Both sproutlets got Lunchbox Love notes. 

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I found those 2 particular Lunchbox Love cards quite amusing when I looked at my lunch photos - especially in the order they appear here ;)

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I used heart bento picks from these sets:

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Hearty Yumbox

Maybe it's a little early for Valentine's Day, but I like hearts, so I packed this heart-filled Yumbox for my littlest love:

Her Yumbox full of love contains:
  • yogurt with heart cupcake sprinkles
  • strawberries, naturally heart-shaped when the stems are notched
  • 2 little cheese sandwiches cut with a pastry stamp
  • a heart-shaped hard-cooked egg
  • grapes on a heart skewer
  • & a few pink & red swirl berry gummy bears

Some of the heart accessories I used: 

Sproutlet trivia: Birdie was due on Valentine's Day, but was born the day after. She's still my Valentine baby though :)
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