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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fun Halloween School Lunches

Sunbutter and jelly witch & mini house sandwiches, moon shaped provolone cheese, kiwi witch hats, pomegranate seeds, black olives, carrots, and cat shaped rice krispy treat.
Turkey and mayo with a slice of provolone cheese on top cut into a ghost shape, plums, raw green beans, grape tomato ghost skewers, peanut free candy corn.
Homemade lunchable made with pumpkin shaped cheddar cheese, thick cut Boars Head ham, and crackers. I also packed her grape tomato bat skewers, yogurt squeeze, cooked brussel sprouts, and peanut free candy corn.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Free Monsters University Food Label Cards & Invitation

Last year my oldest daughter had a Monsters University birthday party. I had always meant to post the blank invitation and food label cards. Well here they finally are! It's only a year later ;)

You can download the full 300 dpi resolution here.

The chevron digital paper is from Erin Kay Studio. I just changed the color to match my theme. I made the frame myself. On my original invitation I used Monster AG font, Varsity Regular font, Kristen ITC Semi-Expanded font, Home & Hearth Outline Bold, and Just Cole font.
On my original food label cards I used Varsity Regular font and Kristen ITC Semi-Expanded font.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Fun School Lunches (Fall and Halloween inspired)

Fall lunch! Leaf shaped bologna and ketchup sandwich (my kid loves Boar's Head bologna), apple with a leaf cutout, multicolored sweet peppers cut into fall leaves, wheat thins and a couple of Cheez-Its, and peanut-free chocolate chips.
Pumpkin shaped sandwich that is made with bologna, ketchup, and slice of cheddar cheese on top. I rolled the leftover bologna from the cutout pumpkin and put it on a pick. Cut strawberries, yogurt squeeze, Skittles, and for the "pumpkin" cherry tomatoes I just put a piece of toothpick in the tomato to hold on the green bean. Whenever I use hidden toothpicks I show Charlotte before school so she knows to take them out before taking a bite.

Star shaped Sunbutter and jelly sandwich, Babybel cheese with a star cutout, star shaped strawberries, Cheez-Its, green beans, and Florida Natural gummy nuggets.
Graveyard pasta (veggie pasta, olive oil, black olives, and tombstone cheese), cherry tomatoes, ghost cutout apple, green beans, yogurt squeeze, and Tootsie Rolls.

Fun School Lunches

Sorry I'm so late posting these. My husband and I went to Nashville for 5 days and I'm just getting back in the swing of things.
Princess lunch! Tiara Sunbutter and jelly sandwich, heart fruit, grape wands, cheese stick with heart gems glued to the wrapper, and Florida Natural organic gummy nuggets.
Homemade lunchable using a flower cutter, grape tomato skewers, strawberries, cauliflower, cucumbers with a flower cutout, and marshmallows.
Puzzle Sunbutter and jelly sandwich, Babybel cheese with a heart cutout, zucchini with heart cutout filled with a heart red bell pepper, cauliflower with flower red bell peppers, plum, and Florida Natural organic gummy nuggets with a gummy vitamin in the center.
Homemade lunchable using a circle cutter and heart cutter, heart shaped strawberries and black grapes, cauliflower and cucumbers, yogurt squeeze, and peanut free chocolate chips.
Heart shaped Sunbutter and jelly sandwich that I decorated using a food marker, peaches, cauliflower, yogurt squeeze, and Florida Natural gummy nuggets with a gummy vitamin in the center.
Sunbutter and jelly bagel thin sandwich, black grapes, cauliflower and grape tomatoes, yogurt squeeze, Florida Natural organic gummy nuggets with a gummy vitamin in the center.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Fun School Lunches

Puppy dog roast beef and cheddar sandwich. I used a food markers to draw on the eye and collar. I didn't want to throw away the scraps from cutting out the sandwich so I used them to make a meat and cheese skewer. The flowers are yellow squash and i sliced up a red sweet pepper. She also had peaches, yogurt squeeze, and Florida Natural organic gummy nuggets.
Elephant bologna and cheddar sandwiches. She also had sunbutter on celery with raisins, watermelon, yogurt squeeze, and nut free chocolate chips.
Roast beef and cheese cube skewers. She also had plums, raw cauliflower, pretzels, half of a Cliff Kid Zbar, and Florida Natural organic gummy nuggets.
Hummus and pita chips. She also had grapes on skewers, sliced red sweet pepper, yogurt squeeze, and nut free chocolate chips.
Sunbutter, jelly, and nut free granola on a bagel thin. I cut the wax on a Babybel cheese to make it look like hair. I used a food marker to make the eyes. She had hummus with yellow squash flowers and sweet peppers to dip. I also packed her some orange sliced, raspberries, and peanut free chocolate chips.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Fun School Lunches

School is in full swing and these are some of the fun lunches that I have packed my little Kindergartener. We went with a PlanetBox Rover for her lunchbox. So far I love it! It makes it really easy to plan and pack her lunches.
I found these cute Minion shaped graham crackers from Honey Maid. To make her sandwich I just cut it and a piece of cheddar cheese into the shape of a Minion head. On a slice of provolone cheese I cut a strip with a knife and a circle with a cookie cutter. I laid the pieces where I wanted them and trimmed the strip to fit. To draw on the face I used a Wilton Food Writer marker in black.
I carved the wax on a Babybel cheese to make a ladybug. To get perfect circles I used a hard straw from a plastic tumblers to cut the wax. I used heart picks that I got from the Dollar Tree to make her "fairy wands". I just put on a couple of grapes and then a piece of flower shaped honeydew melon to make the wands. She also had sunbutter, jelly, and granola on a bagel thin. For her treat I gave her some nut free chocolate chips :)
For the green balls I just used a melon baller on honeydew melon. I bought these super cute and easy to use egg molds on Amazon. You just pop a warm hard boiled egg into the mold, close it, and stick it in the fridge until you need the egg. I found that an extra large egg worked pretty good in the fish mold but some egg did squeeze out the sides. I just cut off the extra and they looked adorable.
I made her a homemade lunchable. I had the deli slice my Boars Head ham thick. When I got home I used a circle cookie cutter on the ham and sliced cheese. For her treat I gave her some mini marshmallows.
Sorry for the horrible photo. This was her lunch from the first day of school. I was in a big rush and didn't realize how blurry this photo was. (I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 phone and feel that it takes awful photos). Anyway, the white hearts are a hard boiled egg cut in half. I used my new eggs molds that I talked about on the fish lunch. You have to use extra large eggs to fill the heart mold.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Anna from Frozen Babybel Cheese

I used a really sharp knife to cut out her bangs. After I took the rest of the wax wrapper off I sliced it into long strips and braided it to make her pigtails. I also cut out a mouth with the left over wax. I used a small sliver of provolone cheese to make the white strip in her hair. I pressed the cheese and the top of the braids into the wax of her bangs to get them to hold on. I really wanted her to have blue eyes but I didn't have a blue colored food marker so I had to improvise with a tiny piece of broccoli pressed into the cheese. I used broccoli to wedge the cheese into her lunchbox so that it wouldn't move around that much.
I put an Elsa shaped gummy in the center of some marshmallows. Her sandwich is sunbutter, jelly, and granola on a bagel thin.

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Luau Third Birthday Party

I used the Cricut Cupcake Wrappers cartridge to make the waved shape cupcake wrappers. I found that setting my Cricut to cut at 2 1/4 was perfect for normal size cupcakes. I was able to get two wrappers out of a 8.5 x 11 piece of cardstock.

I made the paper umbrellas using this DIY Cocktail Umbrella tutorial over at create.craft.love blog.
The cups were a Dollar Tree find. I made flagged straws so the kids would know what cups was theirs.
I wanted something that would match the hula skirts that I made all the girls. For really cheap I made hula skirt snack cups out of paper cups, green crepe paper, and paper punched flowers.

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Cheap and Easy Flowered Hula Skirts

For our daughters third birthday we decided to go with a luau theme. I was so excited to find lots of awesome and cheap supplies at the Dollar Tree. My favorite find was green fabric hula skirts and colorful leis. To make the skirts more fun I sewed on some flowers from the leis. It was super easy and cheap!
Here are the supplies you will need. Hula skirts, silk flowers, pins, sewing machine (you could do this by hand but that would take forever!), thread, and scissors.
I took apart the leis and used the silk flowers to pin to the top band of the skirt. These hula skirts have a drawstring so I made sure before pinning that the drawstring was at the top of the pocket band. Pin all the flowers in place. I used two per pin.
I just sewed back and forth a couple of times over each flower center. Don't cut your threads but just lift your presser foot and move onto the next flower. Continue until they are all done!
After your finished just cut your threads. Super simple :)

P.S. Sorry for the bad pictures. I was working at night.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Rainbow Crochet Unicorn Hat

Little Miss Charlotte wants to be a rainbow unicorn for Halloween this year. I thought it would be fun to crochet her a unicorn hat that she could still wear in the winter. I found an awesome and free crochet unicorn hat pattern over at Repeat Crafter Me blog. Actually I found a lot of awesome crochet patterns on her blog!
I wanted ears that were more pointed and had pink on the inside so that it would tie in the pink trim that my daughter wanted. I started by making kitty ears from this video tutorial. When I was finished I just folded them in half and sewed the bottoms together to make them look more like horse ears.

I used the bow from this adorable Hello Kitty hat pattern.
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I'm back!

Sorry I have been gone for the last six months! I got into a total creative rut and blogging just became too stressful. After a long time away I feel much better. I have even started to crochet again, thrown my youngest her 3rd birthday party, started making cute lunches again, and our oldest daughter has started kindergarten!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Rainbow Swirl Pancakes

My girls have been begging me to make pancakes so I thought fun rainbow ones would be fitting :)
I was lazy so I used a box mix. I followed the directions to make 6 to 8 pancakes. For the coloring I used McCormick Neon liquid food coloring. I found that two drops of each color was the perfect amount. Use a butter knife to gently swirl the colors until it looks like the above picture. Now the batter is ready to use!
I love how vibrant the colors turned out. Both girls were very excited to eat these and I ended up wishing that I had made a double batch. They ended up eating most of mine!

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Saint Patrick's Day Lunches

Here are two easy to make St. Paddy day lunches for the kiddos :)
These super fast and easy shamrock pizzas are a lot of fun for the kiddos to help make. Use an english muffin sliced in half for the pizza base. You can let the kids spread on the jarred pizza sauce and sprinkle on the shredded cheese. Top them with a slice of green bell pepper and put them in the toaster oven (or oven) on 350 for about 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
I came across an adorable leprechaun sandwich on Snacks and Stories blog and just had to make a similar one. I would have liked the carrots used for the hair and beard cut finer but didn't feel like digging out my grater. The hat is made from the bottom bump of a green bell pepper. The nose is a tip of a strawberry and the eyes and hat buckle are raisins.

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Shamrock Lunch

I used a heart cutter to make the shamrock leaves. To decorate them I used Wilton's Sparkle Gel in Light Green. The stem is a piece of green pepper and the grass is lima beans.

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