Friday, December 12, 2014

13 days left

How do we only have 13 days left. G wanted a soft pretzel today so I just packed a light lunch to go with it. 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Countdown Continues

Rest of last week and this week

Day 22 -

Day 21 - school lunch

Day 20 -

Day 17 -

Day 16 -

Day 15 -

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Christmas Countdown Begins

I am so excited to start the Christmas countdown. So my lunches are really simple so far this week, but I think G gets the idea

Monday - Day 24

Tuesday - Day 23

Thursday, November 20, 2014

More of this weeks lunches

Here is the past couple of days.  

Sometimes things work out the way you want and sometimes they don't.  That is what happened today:

It is supposed to be fall leaves.  Cheese maple leaves, Rice with a maple leaf colored in it (took my cutter and then colored inside of it)  The drawing on the turkey is supposed to be a tree with leaves falling.  Well all in all he ate it, and liked it... that is all the matters right


Big stinky leaf.  When G was little he used to pick up big leaves and run around calling them stinky leaves... not sure why, its not like they smelled... but anyway, I made him one.
Big leaf  - turkey and cheese sandwhich
Apple sauce, with some sprinkles in the shape of leaves to put on top.
Carrots of course


Not sure what this lunch is called... How about Mom was tired and this was easy and looked cute!

Little Tiger cheese sandwich over some bacon, mandarin oranges, M & Ms, and carrots.

A little something for me!

Ok this post has nothing to do with lunches, or even G.  It is something I was asked to try for me!

Valentia Skin Care - Even Glow Vitamin C Serum

I was given a full size bottle to try out, but my review is all me :)

This stuff is chock full of great ingredients that help fight aging
Organic Rosehip Oil, Organic Sea Buckthorn Oil, Green Tea Extract, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid, and Resistem 

I was stoked to try it out.

Here is what I really think

It smells AMAZING!  That was the first thing I thought when I used it for the first time.   It felt really good to apply to my skin, it didn't leave any sticky, or slimy feeling on my skin or even my hands.  I was able to apply makeup just after letting it dry/soak in for a few seconds.  

After a few uses, I really did notice a softer feeling to my skin.  I  just really starting to notice some aging lines and spots on my face in the past year.  I feel like since I have been using this product, I do see the lines getting smaller and the overall color of my face more even.  

I can't wait to keep using it.  I love putting it on right out of my shower!

Do you want to get some.  It sells on Amazon for $35 dollar, which in my opinion for what you get is a great deal.  It seems to me to last a long long as you don't drop it on the ground like I did and lost some, even without that I still have a lot to keep trying.

Go run and get it.  In my opinion it is a great Vitamin C anti-aging serum.
Find it here:

Monday, November 17, 2014

November Catch Up

I have still been making G's lunches, just not putting them here.  (I always try to put them on instagram - summermum2 if you want to check them out)

So here is the collection from the past two weeks

Friday, October 31, 2014

Simple Halloween Lunch

G is going as an ewok for his "main" Halloween costume.  So he asked for one in his lunch, you all know how I feel about my artistic talents, but I did my best

The Ewok is drawn on some turkey, then we have his favorite Halloween animal the bat as cheese.  Some crackers and cookie round up that side.  Mandarin oranges, and carrots, because they are both orange. 

And I have to brag here he is in his "day" costume...

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Hallowe'en Hop 2014

Well even though I have been doing a Halloween theme all month, I still really wanted to be part of the Bento Bloggers and Friends Hallowe'en Hop.  I love to be a part of so much awesomeness.  I hope you all get some great inspiration from the blogs, I know I will.

So today I tried to think of something that G hasn't had yet.  And my inspiration came from looking around my own home.  At the Halloween party we went to on Sunday, I had the kids make this cute vampire hand print.

I thought well I can recreate something like that for his lunch, so Dracula was born (sort of)

Dracula is on a bed of rice, and then he is made from... head.. bread, and cheese (provolone and cheddar) for hair, eyes and mout. Boday - cheddar cheese, the collar of his costume is also cheese. The bow tie is a bit of strawberry tootsie roll, formed into a bow.  On the side of the container.. Eyeball grapes and a cookie, Carrots with turkey rolled up and Frankenstein making an appearance.  It is not exactly as my mind imagined it, but I am quite happy on how it turned out.

Have fun on the rest of the hop.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Pumpkin Patch and Scarcrow

Last night we had spaghetti for dinner.  As soon as we were done I slapped the leftover noodles into an Easy Lunch box and stuck it in the fridge.  (G will eat the noodles cold, no prob).  Didn't really know what I was going to do with them, but figured that this morning.

Pumpkin patch.  cut out some cheese pumpkins (colored the noodles green). Rolled up the turkey and drew a scarecrow on it.  Carrots fill up the rest of the pumpkin cup.  Grapes and a cookie round out his lunch.  (he does have a yogurt too).

Now to come up with an idea for tomorrow ----- stay tuned for a blog hop

Monday, October 27, 2014

Star Wars

Well G chose an Ewok for his Halloween costume this year.  He got to wear it twice this weekend to his schools Trunk or Treat and the annual "baby" group party. (none of them are babies anymore)
So I thought it would be fun to have a little star wars lunch today

Cheese sandwiches, Yoda and Darth Vader, turkey space ship and stars. Grapes, cookie, carrots and more turkey.

Here is my boo at Trunk or Treat

Thursday, October 23, 2014

BOO - leftovers...

Simple lunch today.

Just some pasta left overs and BOO cut out in cheese. Carrots and grapes and a homemade chocolate chip cookie. (yes with the cheese over it)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Haunted House with Moon

Man I didn't think trying to keep lunches a tad bit more simple would be so hard.  I have so many great picks and extras for Halloween, its so hard not to use them.  UGH....

You can't even really tell what my lunch is today...

It's a haunted house, with bats and the man in the moon...

House and bats drawn (badly) on some bread, the moon is cheese (ha). The cookie is there, becuase frankly that is where it fit...  More moon cheeses, carrots and turkey rolled up (it would of been great with my spooky pick, oh well soon  I will try again).

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hearbreak and still going

Yesterday we had a parent conference with G's teacher, and it came up again that he has been getting in trouble at lunch for "playing" with his food.  It was even suggested that I do something different and give him a regular sandwich.  Well I was devastated... this is what I do, this is what I love to do for him.  I know he likes it too, because after talking to him and telling him I had to stop, he was very sad. 

So, after a sleepless night, I decided not to stop.  I will be cutting back, they may not be as elaborate (as you see today), but this is a bonding thing for me and him and its important to me.  I am just hoping that this doesn't cause him to have a bad time at school.  Wish me luck.

So today we have a very toned down lunch.

Left over ravoli and meat ball in his thermos.  In the "snack" container.. Cracker, cookie, apples, carrots and Ghost cut cheese (that was me being a rebel, as I had told the teacher I would stop and hadn't emailed her yet to tell her I wasn't )

This journey may be a rough one this year, so hang in there with me.  I do have to give a little shout out to my friend at Bento Bloggers & Friends, for their kind words of support and making me see that I do have a choice :)

Monday, October 20, 2014

Ghost and Vampire...

We just got back from a great weekend visiting family and welcoming new a very special new member, and I realized I missed posting Thursday (we were away on Friday).

So to play a small amount of catch up...

Thursday - Ghost

Left over chicken nuggets and fries, with a cheese ghost on top.  Apple slices with a ghost pick.  Cookie and carrots.

Today - Vampire (well kind of)

The Vampire is red rice with turkey teeth and a eye ring (please cross fingers G doesn't get in trouble with them)  Fresh apples (we went picking this weekend so fun) with a haunted house pick.  A cookie is tucked in there also.  Cheese and carrot.  I just realized I totally forgot to pack his usual yogurt today... oops... hope he doesn't mind. 

Kidecals Label Review

I was so excited to be provided an opportunity to review labels from Kidecals (they did give me the labels, but all opinions are mine). What are Kidecals you ask... they are personalized labels that are dishwasher, washing machine, and dryer safe.  You can use these stickers on pretty much anything you can think of, they stick to anything (and stay stuck).  (The company does make more than just name labels, bonus)  Check out all the stuff they make.

I have to admit, I got them awhile ago and they have just been sitting around.  G even helped me design them, but I just wasn't sure what to label.  And then...... my son started his hockey league, and the first day out, someone took his stick and he lost his water bottle.  (We did sort out the stick thing, but still can't find the water bottle).  Well he was so upset about the stick (not the water bottle), he talked about it for a whole week.  Wasn't sure what I could do to keep another kid from picking up his stick by accident..... until I walked by the labels.  Lightbulb... I decided to use it one on his hockey stick.

I was worried that it wouldn't stay stuck with all the coldness, and from getting wet from the ice.  But low and behold to my delight it did (and still is).  I am now using them on everything hockey, jersey, inside his skates, even on on of his practice pucks.  And who can forget his new water bottle!

I can't tell you how impressed I am of them.  From the whole ordering process, so many to choose from.. to the performance of the labels. And who can forget the FREE shipping always.   I will definitely be going back to get more.  I hope you check them out too. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Skull and Jack-o-lantern

Tuesday - Skull

Rice, with an open face sandwich (turkey) skull
Grapes, Halloween gummies, carrots and cheese on a skull pick.

Wednesday - Jack - O - Lantern

Pizza pumpkin with provolone eyes, nose and mouth.
Carrots and Halloween gummies
Madarin oranges and a pumpkin (made) pick

Friday, October 10, 2014

Disposable lunch

G was supposed to have an emergency drill today (but the rain stopped it), which required him to have a disposable lunch.  They don't carry anything home that day and they don't want stuff rotting in lunch boxes over the long weekend.

So here is what I came up with today.

Halloween box, with drink, carrots, grapes and cookie, with a piece of turkey on top with a skelton drawn on it.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Scardy Cat

Today for lunch, G has a scardy cat...

I kind of like this lunch, almost enough to be out of my funk... of course he got in big trouble yesterday for playing with the spider I sent in, so that was a bummer...... I guess I can't use little toys etc anymore :(

Cat - cheese sandwich (which he usually takes apart and eats in pieces)
Fence - Turkey
Grapes on a cat pick... I made this from a tooth pick and some halloween foam stickers
Cheese under the grapes
Halloween gummies, and carrots.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


Staying in the halloween theme has helped boost me a bit.  So today I looked in the halloween lunch stuff and saw a green spider.... now I wish it was an edible one, but hey.. and my idea came to me.

Spider web

The spider web is turkey open faced sandwich, cheddar cheese stick is next to it.  Grapes with a spider pick in a pumpkin cup.  Cookie, and carrots. 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Going Batty

Trying to get out of my funk.... Decided to try to go with halloweenie type lunches the whole month of October ;). Hoping that having a theme will motivate me. 

So today we have bats. Gs favorite. 

Two bat cheese Sammie's. Carrot perches. Now to think about it I should of put the bats upside down. Ha. 

Grapes and turkey and a cookie. 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Some of this and that

Well I seem to find myself with a couple of lunches made and not posted....

Last Thursday, (after my I have no mojo post) Garrett bought lunch, I just didn't have it in me.

I was back at it on Friday, but still not as motivated as I have been in the past... or today for that matter....


In small container (because he wanted to get a pretzel at school)
Pasta, turkey, carrots, cookie, and a cheese stick... nothing fancy at all, nothing really cute.. but.. some-days I guess are just like that.

Today (Monday October 6)

Simple pumpkins over pasta, green grapes, cookie, carrots and Turkey

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Lunch mojo.....

Its too early in the year to say I think I  have lost my mojo, but I feel that way.  This year G doesn't really have a "theme" a week so I am not sure my focus.  Then he got in trouble for not eating his lunch and "seems" to play with the "toys" I put in his lunch, so I have had to be very cautious  what I put in his lunches... I don't want to stop making them, but with the note home, I feel deflated..

So this week I feel as if they are really simple.

Anyone else ever feel this way? Anything help?


Pizza guy
Left over pizza with a cheese cut out face, grape hair
extra cheese and salami, cookie, carrots and strawberries

Just a little frog (how I love the cutezcute cutters)
Frog - cheese with a salami slice under it, and then some rice colored bluish
carrots, cookie, cotton candy grapes and strawberries


Its October.

Pumpkin with October written on it, salami and some left over pasta

Cookie, carrots, strawberries and mandarin oranges.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Lunches lunches oh my

So I've done it again neglected the blog. Here are the lunches I've still been doing just not posting.

Harlem Globetrotters Tour!

We can't wait to go in March!  My  boys are going to be so excited!  We have never seen them.. if you have let me know what I shoul...