The Lunch I Never Wanted to Make: An Emoji Lunch

Monday, March 27, 2017

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When I first started making fun lunches for my kids, I never imagined this would be one of the lunches I would be making. I want to be clear that I am anti emoji. I know, I know, it's like being a member of the fun police, right? I use them only when I have to, or I'm feeling lazy. It takes a little piece of my soul every time it happens however.

This is why this lunch was so hard for me to make, and why I have been so disappointed with my kids choices to suddenly become infatuated with this cultural obsession. Regardless, these lunches are not about me, they are about my kids so that means an emoji lunch had to be made. The only redeeming factor is that I had the chance to include poop in a lunch for the first time. I made this wretched lunch in an Easy Lunch Boxes container, and I hope my kids enjoy it because this is the last time I am making emojis for them. Probably.

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All of My New Sugar Sprinkle Art Portraits Including Harry Potter, Beauty and The Beast, Star Wars, and More!

Monday, March 20, 2017

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Who knew that sprinkles could be way more fun off the cupcake than on? A little while ago I was perusing Instagram and saw some people creating amazing works of art using items like sugar sprinkles. I thought it would be a fun little project to try for my kids. I had no idea if I could do it, but it actually turned out to be pretty enjoyable.

I turned it into #7DaysofSprinkles on my Instagram channel where I surprised my kids with a new portrait every morning. I used only a toothpick and my fingers to create the art, no stencils allowed. I even made a few videos since then showing how I made them (scroll to the end to see those). Each portrait usually took 30-40 minutes. Don't worry, I didn't feed these to my kids for breakfast, they were strictly for fun. The trick was getting inspiration from other works of art, using a smooth surface, and not getting frustrated. I hope you enjoy the results!

1. Beast From Beauty and The Beast
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10 of the Most Superb St. Patrick's Day Snacks on Pinterest

Monday, March 13, 2017

St. Patty's Day
With St. Patrick's Day Day right around the corner, you can never have too many snack ideas. Don't worry I, along with Pinterest, have you covered. I rounded up ten of the hottest St. Patrick's Day snack ideas around. Your family will love you for it and it will help take your celebration to the next level!

1. Leprechaun Popcorn

Boba Fett Star Wars Lunch

Monday, March 6, 2017

Return of the Jedi

No matter what is going on in our family, no matter who left their Legos out, or who had a bad day, Star Wars can always bring us together. Rarely do a few days pass that my kids and I don't talk about the movies in one form or another. Boba Fett was always one of my favorite villains growing up, so I can't believe I haven't made a lunch for my kids featuring him yet. I remember that when I was a kid I picked out one of those plastic store bought costumes for Halloween. Remember those old ones where it was pretty much a solid piece of uncomfortable, non breathable plastic that ripped halfway through the night? I was so excited to be Boba Fett. So it was time to finally make this lunch.

I created this in an Easy Lunch Boxes container. Of course I had to also include the Sarlacc Pit where Boba Fett died in Return of the Jedi. Oops, maybe I should have said spoiler alert right there. Well, if you haven't seen the movie by now, that's probably your own fault. The second side dish is just symbolic of space and stars. If you want to know how I made the lunch, read on below!

Disney Beauty and the Beast Bento Lunch

Monday, February 27, 2017

Disney

I don't know about your family, but we are so excited for the new Disney Beauty and the Best live action movie to come out in theaters. I feel like my daughter has been asking about it for a year now. Beauty and the Beast is one of her favorite stories and Disney animated movies. Because she's so excited, I knew I had to make her a lunch to celebrate.

This one includes Belle's famous dress (which is actually a quesadilla), Beast's rose, and the book the Belle is reading towards the beginning of the movie! I made the lunch in an Easy Lunch Boxes container. Will you be seeing this movie with your family? Have you seen it already? Let me know in the comments below! Read on to find out how I made the lunch for my daughter.

Cheesy Quesadilla I Love You Lunch

Monday, February 13, 2017


Sometimes it is okay to be a little cheesy with your kids. A lunch that says I love you is one of those times. I have done heart themed lunches in the past for Valentines Day, but I wanted this one to be a bit different. My goal was to make this one be half build your own, and the other half designed in a fun way. So this is actually a cheesy quesadilla and beans lunch. It will be interesting to see how my kids will react to this theme because, although they enjoy this type of food, my son usually doesn't go for the "mushy" themed lunches. He loves Star Wars, Super Heroes, and sports lunches but I think it is important to show some affection towards your kids. Normally this is done in a lunch note that I write, but I think he will appreciate this, even if he won't admit it.

I made this in an Easy Lunch Boxes container and I cut grape tomatoes in 45 degree sections, then put the sections together to form hearts! See how I easily made the rest below.

Golden State Warriors Steph Curry Sandwich Lunch

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Dub Nation

About a year ago my family moved out to Oklahoma City after spending years in the San Francisco Bay Area. While we love where we live now, you can't take our love of Bay Area sports teams out of us! As far as NBA basketball, we are Golden State Warriors fans through and through. At my office I am known as the lone Warriors fan and my kids proudly represent the Dubs while at school.

If you ask my kids who their favorite Warrior's player is they will tell you it is two-time MVP Steph Curry. Kevin Durant is second but my two older kids love Steph. The Warriors are coming to town this week to play the Oklahoma City Thunder, but unfortunately we can't get our hands on these sold-out tickets. I would love to take my two older kids, but my wife doesn't really like the idea of taking out a second mortgage on the house to do it. So because we still want to support the Warriors this week, I made my kids this Steph Curry sandwich lunch. The sandwich is based on Steph Curry's jersey. Hopefully this lunch will bring the Dubs some luck and if anyone out there knows Steph (or any of the other Warriors) tell them there will be at least one family rooting for them in front of the TV in OKC this weekend!
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If you want to make your own Warriors lunch (for your kids of course) check out my recipe below. I made this lunch in Easy Lunch Boxes container.

 
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