If you’re looking for a little something special (and beautifully eco-friendly) to add to your bento stash for Back to School, look no further than BellaJackson Studios. Cyndi takes vintage flatware and gives it a creative twist by adding a stamped name or cute phrase. I chose the custom design option for Scout last year, adding a mantra to focus on what I hoped she’d work on that year…”Choose to Shine”. The gentle reminder helped her to remember to raise her hand, take a few chances, and dare to excel. Her Bella Jackson spoon is now her favorite piece of flatware.
There are so many cute stock phrases in stock, I find it hard to believe you can find one that speaks to you or your child. My BellaJackson spoon proclaims, “I like pretty things and clever words.” And, I do, don’t you know?
When you start your bento stash with solid, well made pieces like the ones from PlanetBox and Lunchbots, you don’t have to recreate the wheel each Fall. You have the major components of your lunch kits in hand and in good condition, allowing you to add a fun little accessory if you’re so inclined and the budget’s willing.
Go ahead and order now to be sure and have it when school starts. While you’re there, make a list of ones that jump out as the perfect gift for someone you know…Christmas will be here before we know it. (Sorry. But, it’s true. I can’t believe we’ve nearly put 2014 to bed already.)
When I was Scout’s age, breakfast for lunch was one of my favorite packed lunch treats. She loves it, too. And, it’s a nice rabbit to pull out of the hat when you’re out of time…or, desperately need to make a run for provisions. Dry cereal goes in the Lunchbots 16 oz. Thermal Jar, while the milk stays cold in the insulated Klean Kanteen. A dipper from To-Go Ware holds fresh fruit and a silicone heart filled with cashews and almonds for crunch, color, and variety.
It’s all about the testing these days! Whip out your #2 yellow pencil, and click through all the posts in the hop, noting the letter and number on each post’s green tile. Once you’ve arrived back at the first post you read, arrange the letters in numerical order to break the code and pass the test. Check out the Rafflecopter giveaway (at the bottom of this post) to find the query just aching for the answer you find, and enter to win one of the fab prizes!
The bell’s ringing for the next class!
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Not pictured is Scout’s cloth napkin, peppermint EO hand sanitizer and an insulated Klean Kanteen of ice water. I use two different ice packs to keep Scout’s lunch at a safe temperature. A sheet of Cryopak Flexible Ice Pack for Lunch Boxes went underneath her lunch, and a PlanetBox Cold Kit travels in the mesh pocket of the case. And, everything…and, I mean everything, gets labeled with one of Scout’s Mabel’s Labels.
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