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.


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

Monday, March 20, 2017

Harry Potter Star Wars Beauty and the Beast Disney
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!
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