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Reusable Snack Bags

A while back, my friend Chantel, the talented designer and artist behind the Etsy shop MySunshineDesigns, sent me a few of her eco-friendly reusable snack bags. She’s also a mom to a six-year-old who enjoys thinking of fun ways to present healthy food to her child, so she figured I’d enjoy some new gear for … Continue reading

Lunch-Making Essentials

It’s back-to-school time, and I’ve received a few requests for a “lunch-making essentials” post. Two of the questions I get most often are, “Does making cute lunches take a lot of time?” (another variation on this question is, “There’s no way I have enough time to do that”) and “Do you need a lot of … Continue reading

Maple Salmon

Last week, I decided to cut sugar and refined carbohydrates out of my diet for a month (note that I didn’t say I cut out carbs — that would be impossible for me!), and although I’m doing well so far, I did find myself craving something sweet (other than fruit) for dinner. By the way, … Continue reading

Let’s Do Lunch: Wish We Were Still On Vacation!

We’re back from a fantastic week on Kaua’i, which I’m convinced is paradise on earth. After anticipating the trip for more than a year, and the wonderful time we had with my parents-in-law, brother- and sister-in-law, and niece, it’s hard to come back to reality. Last week, I didn’t think about new recipes or blogging … Continue reading

Cute Easter Centerpiece

For the past few Easters, I’ve seen pictures floating around the Internet of adorable centerpieces where there are somehow Peeps and jellybeans in a vase of tulips. Not being very creative at heart, I had no idea how Peeps and tulips could be in a vase of fresh flowers without getting completely soggy, but a … Continue reading

Homemade Whole Wheat Bread

The other day, my friend Shelly posted some pictures on Facebook of a loaf of whole wheat bread that she’d baked — it looked so tantalizingly delicious that I immediately went to the store to purchase the ingredients I’d need to make it. (By the way, Shelly has a great cooking and crafting blog — … Continue reading

New Lunch-Making Supplies

A Daiso (an awesome Japanese chain that sells bento supplies, kitchenware and all sorts of other home goods for just $1.50 apiece) opened near my house this week, and I eagerly checked it out last night. It’s no wonder that friends who live near Daiso stores have raved about it — I wanted to move … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Round-Up

I really should be packing, but since I won’t be posting again until after the weekend, I wanted to pull together a quick round-up of all my posts about Thanksgiving. (In future years, there will be more.) You could click here for all of the Thanksgiving-tagged posts, or just click on whatever piques your interest … Continue reading

Travel Snack Boxes

A week from now, we’ll be en route to Texas to spend Thanksgiving with my in-laws and Johnny’s grandmother. (How is it that Thanksgiving sneaks up on me every year?) I’m looking forward to the down time with family — my in-laws are pretty amazing, and this trip is also a rare chance for the … Continue reading