Thursday, March 18, 2010

Bento Strap Cuteness

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I am excited about these little bento straps! I've been looking for cute ones and can't find many, so I'm making them! I've made quite a little stockpile and started an etsy shop for them... now I just have to find time to get some good pictures and post 'em up there!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Bagels are Boring...

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Some bagels are cute. I was in a hurry this morning, so this bagel is boring. =D

Sunday, March 14, 2010

I'm seeing stars!

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Testing out an idea for using cookie cutters to make designs on toast. Not sure I've perfected it yet, but it's coming along.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Here, Kitty, Kitty....

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I am loving the mini-bagels from Costco right now. Perfect size for a bento, and easy-peasy to dress up using food markers!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Three Muskateers

Technically, these are Easter eggs. Gotta love the seasonal things that can double as cute bento fodder!

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I love them! They're too big to fit INTO the bento boxes, but they make a nice side kick and are the perfect size for filling with snacks!

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(most recently they held grapes...)

Friday, March 5, 2010

The Masked Bandit

Josie and Eliana got bentos for lunch on Tuesday. All of our bento boxes were dirty (I need MORE, then, eh?) so I just used a couple glass dishes that are about the right size.

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They had to be simple and quick, so the girls got heart pasta, bananas (with smiles =D), chicken, and black olive / green pea eyes! They also got some new containers full of grapes, but I'm going to make you wait for the post on those. I love them!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Goldilocks and the 3 Bears

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Not the best picture, but we had a little extra time one morning, so Ellie got a cheese and pepperoni Goldilocks to go with her bear sandwiches! =D

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Contemplating a little workshop...

I've been noticing some more local interest in bento-ing, and I'm considering putting together a little "how-to" workshop with some tips on putting together bentos, getting toddlers to eat through fun food, time savers when it comes to cute food, where to get supplies, etc. Nothing too fancy, but I think it would be fun.

I'm also considering trying to get a group of people together to place an order from Daiso. You have to order wholesale, so they come in boxes of 10 items. I don't know if we could get 10 people together, but I'd love to try!

I also had a little vision of opening a little bento shop where people could purchase supplies locally, but that's just a pipe dream. =D Still, it would be cool! And cute! And we could give lessons. Tee hee!

DANG! I just (for fun) entered a bunch of stuff into Daiso to see how much it would cost for shipping and all of that... Turns out if we could get 10 people together who wanted bento supplies, I could put together a COMPLETE bento starter kit for $25 a person, including shipping. It would include... 5 bento boxes (one for each day of the week, or a couple for kids and a couple for mom), a fork with holder, 2 sets of cute food picks, 2 sets of baran food dividers (grass and veggies), 2 straps, 4 silicone butterfly cups, and 2 boiled egg molds.

Bentos make me giddy.

Soooo.... anyone interested in going in on a bento order??