Thursday, October 31, 2013

Baby Cool Penguin bento box and Animal Palz sandwich cutters

Happy Halloween!

I just love this new bento box by cutezcute I bought from BentoUSA . This one is the baby bento buddies cool Penguin. There is also a panda and owl box available. I haven't found a CuteZcute product I haven't liked yet and these do not disappoint!

Cutezcute baby bento buddies cool penguin bento box

It has two layers and a lid which doubles as a bowl so if you want to send a thermos of soup you can pour into a bowl. There is also enough room for a sachet of instant soup or a packet of gummies to tuck inside. It comes with a elasticated band to hold it all together. It is a smaller sized lunch box if you are used to american lunch boxes (but an average size bento box) but I easily fit enough in it to feed my kids and it's great because of the bowl to send with soup or pasta for those extra hungry days.

I packed my last Halloween lunch for the year lettuce, raspberries, cheese crackers and three cutezcute bat pocket sandwiches!

The bats are one of four great designs in the new CuteZcute Animal Palz. There is a bat, panda, monkey and lamb.

The sandwiches are super easy to make and you can fill with what you like. I used pumpernickel bread and sun butter. Sealed sandwiches are great as the filling doesn't leak out and these are a great size for kids.
I also tucked in a spider cupcake ring and a Happy Halloween pick.

If the pocket sandwiches aren't adorable enough you can make molded boiled eggs here are the monkey and panda peeking out from egg cups.

Both the CuteZcute Baby Bento Buddies Box and the CuteZcute Animal Palz are available from Bentousa or from Amazon.
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Monday, October 21, 2013

Simple Halloween lunch

Usually I post my fancy lunches that I have planned and thought about what I am going to make. Today you will see what I normally do day in day out. I have three kids to pack for everyday and I pack the night before often late at night so no brain power can be involved!

This is what I usually pack for my son who is a fussy eater, my two daughters lunches are usually healthier as they don't think vegetables are evil! So sandwich with spooky pick and bat pick, cheese stick, cheese crackers with a spider cupcake ring,  raspberries and a gummy eye. Takes less than 5 minutes to pack in a PlanetBox Rover Lunchbox. All the picks I get from All things for sale

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Mabel's Labels stocking stuffer combos

Does your kid lose his stuff on the school bus, in the playground or leave it at a friends house? i know my son does. all my lunchboxes, snack boxes, drink boxes and jackets are labelled with Mabels labels so even if it does get left behind it usually works its way back home.

From now until 12/31, Mabel's Labels is offering their limited edition Stocking Stuffer Combos and Holiday Return Address Labels! The Stocking Stuffer Combos make the perfect stocking stuffer, party favour, and personalized add-on to other gifts. Best of all, you only pay $30 for 6 sets! The Holiday Return Address Labels are adorable and come in a variety of exclusive limited-edition Holiday designs. Don't miss your chance to shop these great offers! Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Frightful Fall Hop Zero the Ghost Dog Bento

It's a Frightful Fall Blog Hop! I bring to you, Zero the Ghost dog from The Nightmare before Christmas.

Zero is Jack Skellingtons Ghost Dog and has a glowing pumpkin nose.

Nightmare before christmas Zero the Ghost dog bento

Zero is made from a slice of Jicama with a tomato nose (realized afterwards I should have used an orange tomato).

He is on a sandwich of marbliscious rye swirl bread from the HEB bakery.

I just cut him out with a craft knife using a sketch on parchment.

The top left has Greek yogurt with honey and colored orange. On top sits a Ghoulie Gummy jack o lantern from Trader Joes.

Below this is a babybel cheese with a gummy eye (I got this from Target Monsters University Gummy Eyeballs)

Raspberries and cherry tomatoes fill two compartments

Then the inspiration for the lunch a marshmallow Jack Skellington face.

This was from a lollipop at Walgreens it had two heads and then gummy swirls so I just took it apart).

All in a PlanetBox Rover.

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Charlotte's Web Bento

I bought some Halloween themed background papers in hopes of Halloween lunch inspiration. Instead I got inspiration to make this Charlotte's Web lunch.

Charlotte's Web lunch

The little spiders on the webs reminded me of Charlotte's children floating away on their webs.

Charlotte is made from cheese and Nori on a web made from tortilla with AmeriColor marker to draw the web and "some pig"

Wilbur the pig is made from Ham. Well he is a pig! Underneath Wilbur and the web is a sandwich

Some pig bento

In the other hat of the box is raspberries and blackberries, Trader Joes yoghurt stars, sweet bell peppers and a couple of Ghoulie Gummies from Trader Joes.

 All packed in a Monbento box.

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

TruMoo review

I am part of the Bzzagent program and was sent some coupons to try TruMoo's Halloween chocolate milk or special edition orange colored vanilla milk.

TruMoo halloween review

It took me a little while to find it. I found the Chocolate milk although only in the smaller sized packets in Randall's, I searched several supermarkets and couldn't find the orange colored milk.

They do have a place on their website to find stockists though.

They also have some great fun recipes for Halloween themed drinks and a contest to win a trip to see behind the scenes at a Goosebumps filming. If you enter you also get a coupon off the latest Goosebumps DVD.

TruMoo adds pure cocoa and just enough sugar to fresh, pure milk from your local dairy to create a chocolaty taste, all with no high fructose corn syrup. It comes in at 140 calories per serving although this differes based on your location as its made from local dairies.

My eldest enjoying her TruMoo chocolate milk
Out of my three kids only one really liked this Milk. I think they found the 1% a little watered down, but my kids have been drinking whole milk recently. Price wise it was a little pricey where I found it at $3.79 a half gallon. I think my kids will probably stick to the chocolate milk brand they have been drinking but I still want to try the special edition orange vanilla milk.

I recived a coupon from Bzzagent to try this product. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions are my own.