We are heading out to the India Day Parade here in Edison, New Jersey today and so I’ve made a snack Bento to bring along. I think it is appropriate to showcase love for India on the heart shaped peanut butter sandwiches, along with some strawberries, grapes and roll ups made with a tortilla, little cream cheese and veggie turkey lunch meat. This is a very simple and quick bento I made.
This coming school year is fast approaching and as any other parent preparing their child for school, I’ve come to the point where my daughter wishes for a certain type of “branded” school supply. Last year it was Barbie, before that Lisa Frank and now low and behold it is Monster High Dolls. Let me just say these were the hardest to track down. I went to all the box stores, Target (only had the lunchbox and possibly a backpack), couldn’t find any of the much needed folders, notebooks or pencil cases. It finally dawned on me to check out Toys R us and they came through! They had it all even though they are starting to run low now. Hard pencil cases have been outed this year and so we were lucky they made a soft one with the Monster High theme. I’ve seen the jacked up prices online for these things and I would say don’t pay that if you can make your way to a Toys R Us by any means!
My daughter is all set now and will be bringing her favorite Gouls to school everyday now.
What theme are your kids using if any? Are you done school shopping yet?
Every other weekend or so Lowes offers a fabulous free clinic for kids to make a great project in store. We have been going for the past two years and just adore it. You go online to build and grow website and sign up for an upcoming clinic for your child or children to attend, don’t forget to print off the waiver and bring with you. The stores have limited numbers of the kits though and so when they fill up they won’t let you sign up anymore. The best time to sign up is when they release new project dates online, normally the same day they are having a clinic in store.
You get to keep your project and receive a certificate of achievement and patch to iron or sew onto the free apron they give you too! Simply lots of fun.
I wanted to share some of the past birthday party themes and cakes I’ve done for my daughter. The most recent was a Monster High Doll theme.
I did the cake and all decorating overnight while she was sleeping so she could come down to a surprise. She adored it. I had already unwrapped some of her gifts to use as decorations too.
For my daughter’s second day of camp I have tried to create an angry birds theme.
This box includes: kiwi fruit cut in the shape of the green long beaked bird, black olives with an angry birds ring, a hard boiled egg, two grilled cheese sandwiches and 3 quadratini cookies. All the food coloring was done by edible markers.