Simple Princess and the Frog Bento Lunch


It has been a super busy weekend and I’m ready to sleep. I tried to do something simple but fun for tomorrow’s lunch for my daughter. The theme is The Princess and the frog.

Grilled cheese in the shape of Tiana’s dress, two frog shaped cucumbers, a forest of broccoli, some grape “rocks”, and a marshmallow with the cute lightning bug friend(it’s too late to remember his name and I’m too tired to even google.)



Jurassic Park Bento Lunch for day 2 of school


Tonight I’ve made a Jurassic Park, dinosaur themed bento lunch for my daughter’s second day of school tomorrow.

I made vegetarian roll ups, I used a tortilla to draw the picture with food color markers, raspberries, stegosaurus cucumbers, organic cheese puffs and a hard boiled egg which I made look like a baby raptor hatching.


First Day of School Bento Lunch


I don’t know where the summer went, it disappeared too fast! Tomorrow is my daughter’s first day of school. She will be going into the first grade.

I’ve made her a back to school themed bento for tomorrow’s lunch.

All vegetarian, 2 mini burgers with cheese and pickles, which I drew on a chalkboard and apple and a tiger reading. Also a hard boiled egg (crayon, brush and pencil,) carrot sticks, grapes and one semi organic cookie.

I hope everyone has a fun first day at school.


American Girl Fashion Show to Benefit Special Olympics New Jersey


My daughter wanted to do something good for others and we found a worthwhile cause, the Special Olympics of New Jersey. She became an Ambassador for Special Olympics NJ. This past birthday instead of receiving gifts she asked if anyone would like to bring a gift to instead bring a donation for the Special Olympics. She has raised a few hundred dollars so far.

This coming October 20th, they will be hosting an American Girl Fashion Show at the local country club and proceeds will go to the Special Olympics NJ. Tickets go on sale Sept 2nd.


How to tame or fix messy American Girl Dolls curly hair


My daughter has a couple of American Girl dolls with beautiful curls. Unfortunately even with gentle play, their hair becomes a mess. Every few weeks or whenever I notice it, I will take them aside and fix their hair.

It seems a lot of moms have the same problem with their daughter’s dolls but might not know how to fix it.

This is the way I fix Caroline’s hair also Saige and Kanani too;

First I separate small sections and brush each one straight. Next I curl the hair around my finger and let it go. I repeat with each section all the way around. I use the American Girl hair brush.

Their hair comes out very nice. It may not be factory or salon exact but it does look close and certainly a lot better.











Easy trick to keep metal pins from rotating and moving (great for Girl Scout Membership year pins)


My daughter is a second year Daisy Girl Scout and her vest is quickly filling with badges and pins now. I’ve always had the frustration of seeing her pins rotate and be turned sideways or upside down. Today while sewing on her latest earned petal, I got the idea to try and correct those pins.

I’ve used a tiny piece of scrap felt and cut tiny squares out. Making certain they are small enough to hide behind the pin when on the fabric. I put one square through the back of the pin and then put the pin back in place on the vest.

This easy and simple trick worked perfectly and now all of the pins have stayed perfectly upright.

It should work for any metal pin including Girl Scout pins and also Disney Trading pins.






Beautiful Daisy Girl Scouts Hair Accessory, easy to make!


My daughter is in her second year of being a Girl Scout Daisy. She is on her way to learning the whole Girl Scout Law, which means earning her petal badges. I wanted to make her something cute to wear in her hair with her uniform vest. I’ve seen some cute hair clips and so decided to make my own version.

I used colors that matched as close as possible, and the colors are the numbers on the tape.
Then I cut small lengths about 2.5″-3″ of each color for the petals.
A small piece of cardboard was used for the Amazing Daisy center and covered with blue ribbon, then sewed onto the cardboard.
Each petal piece was looped and sewn in the middle with just two stitches to attach each petal, taking care to place each color in the correct order while going around.
I sewed the center in the middle and you could used either side for your top, depending on which look you like best.
Lastly I sewed the plain hair clip on the back.

This is my turn out:

A Daisy Hair Clip featuring ten petals which match each of the badge petals.