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Creative Bento Box Ideas for Your Child’s Lunch!

July 19, 2017 By · No Comments

Get Creative With Bento Lunches

Have you heard of bento lunches and bento boxes? It’s a fun, fairly new trend in packed lunches that traces its origins to Japan. Bento is a traditional way for Japanese to pack single serve meals they can take with them to work or school. There they often consist of rice, fish or meat, and cooked or pickled vegetables. The container is usually rectangular with compartments for each dish.

Bento boxes are traditionally made of stainless steel, but you can also find plastic and even glass versions. These food containers with an international flair are usually square and have internal compartments that allow you to keep your food separate. This gives you a great canvas to get creative with food.

Yes, with Bento boxes it’s ok to play with the food and come up with some fun and creative lunches for the kids (or yourself). Cut the sandwiches into cute little shapes, make some fun roll-ups, and get creative with fresh fruit, raw veggies, cheese and the likes as sides.

If you are ready to get even more creative, do a quick search online for bento lunch ideas. You’ll find ideas from gourmet food to fun and quirky kid-friendly lunch ideas. Who knew that you could shape rice and make it look like an adorable panda? You’ll find entire Pinterest boards and Instagram accounts dedicated to creative bento boxes.

Of course, there’s no need to go all out. You can make delicious and eye-pleasing bento lunches by taking just a little care with how you place the food in the boxes and taking advantage of simple little tricks like pouring gold fish crackers or raisins into paper or silicone cupcake liners.

What I like best about bento lunches is that it gives you the opportunity to pack several small, snack like items into one lunch. Your child will have fun picking and choosing for lunch and you know he will still get a healthy meal. Plus what child doesn’t love a bunch of colorful finger food for lunch. Heck, you may even convince your picky eaters to try new fruits, veggies, cheeses and the likes if you cut them into cute little shapes.

Of course, these fun and delicious lunches aren’t just for kids. Order a couple of bento boxes and start packing your own lunch. You can go as simple or gourmet as you’d like. Or grab a few of your own favorite healthy snacks and call it lunch. The possibilities are almost endless with bento box lunches.

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4 Easy Tips to Organizing Lunches

July 18, 2017 By · No Comments

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Simple Tips To Get Organized And Make Fixing Lunches Easier

There is nothing worse than running late in the morning and then desperately trying to figure out something you can put in your children’s lunch boxes. If you find yourself always in a hurry and getting angry, or end up buying school lunch because packing it seems like too much of a hassle, take a look at the tips below. They will help you get organized so fixing lunches becomes quick and easy.

Start With A List And Go Shopping

Start by sitting down with your kids and come up with a list of lunches they like. This could include sandwiches and wraps, or even homemade lunch-able, but it doesn’t have to stop there. If you add a thermos to the mix, you can suddenly pack reheated leftovers, homemade soup and the likes. The key is to find lunch foods and snacks that your kids will eat that are also easy to pack.
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Pack School Lunches Your Kids Will LOVE to Eat!

July 17, 2017 By · No Comments

Learn How To Pack School Lunches That Your Kids Will Actually Eat– and Won’t Trade for.

Summer is sadly coming to an end and school is about to start.  Yes, some of you will be shouting “Hurray.” while others will be sad to see the time end. Kids I’m sure will be counting down until they can see some of the friends they haven’t seen all year. But this also means it is time to start planning those lunches out and getting all the school supplies on that list.  Basically, it’s time to get back into a school year routine. Part of that routine in many households is packing school lunches. Yes, that sometimes dreadful task. Packed lunches are a great option when your child isn’t too fond of what the school has to offer or you want a little more control over what your child is eating.
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Busy Moms can Earn Money Back While Cleaning

July 3, 2017 By · 5 Comments

Over the weekend I had a surprise visitor show up. Okay, so he wasn’t much of a surprise for me but the kids had no clue he was coming out. Yes, my oldest military boy came home for a week long visit. I can guarantee you this means lots of BBQs, cooking, arts and crafts and basically messes. Why? We all have fun and don’t care about a mess.

This was right after he got here, which was around midnight. I knew he would get there late so I set up a makeshift bed in the living room for his little brother. I wanted him to see him when he first got up. We did wake him as soon as he got home, I placed him in his arms thinking he’d wake up but he refused. haha.

So we decided to have him lay him down only Nicoli started to pout. He had realized who it was and thought he was leaving. SoccerBoy immediately laid down beside him and pretended to sleep, I had to snap the pic. Okay back to talking about families visiting.

With this week approaching, errr, tomorrow being 4th of July means a lot of you will have family and friends stopping by. I’m guessing you’ll be cleaning non-stop to make sure the place looks sparkling. Perfect time for the earnings I have discovered for Clorox Cleaner + Bleach to make sure everything is clean. Wait?! Did you just read that? I said you can actually EARN money while cleaning. Yep. First, you need to download Ibotta.

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The Ultimate Work at Home Bundle Helps to Earn you Money!

June 7, 2017 By · 1 Comment

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You don’t want to spend the next few years like this. Trust me you don’t. You want to start figuring things out early on.

I get it (boy, do I ever!).

Several of my friends and I work from home. Some make more money than others, but we all love earning it. Am I right? The best part, in these groups we all root and cheer every time one of us have a success story. We support one another, give each other tips and tricks we’ve learned along the way.

We all had different reasons for starting down this path. Maybe we were looking to:

  • Escape corporate and find more satisfying work
  • Find jobs that allowed us to work from anywhere so we could travel more
  • Discover flexibility so we could be there for our families when they needed us
  • Identify any skills (other than cleaning and laundry) that could provide some disposable income.
  • To have more eggs in different baskets and not just in one spot. You never know when something will happen.

Whatever the reason that brought us here, now we’re looking for work + life balance and how to be more focused on our work so we can spend more time with our family that we dreamed of.

If it sounds tough, I have something to make it easier for you.

What if I told you someone had already put together a carefully vetted package to get you up to speed on finding real work-at-home opportunities (AND making your work + life balance better once you’re working from home)?

Well, you can stop looking! It’s here… (I know because I purchased it and know others that contributed to it.)

Introducing The Ultimate Work at Home Bundle! (CLICK HERE)

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This brand-new bundle includes 30 eBooks, 14 full eCourses, 4 printables, and 1 audiobook!  What a steal!

These top-quality resources cover everything you need to give you the skills and confidence to do fulfilling work, at your favorite place in the world.

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  • Identify your marketable skills
  • Juggle your responsibilities and finally find work + life balance
  • Manage your time efficiently (and never let anything fall through the cracks again)
  • Avoid the most common pitfalls of the work-at-home lifestyle
  • Understand the legal and financial implications of your business
  • Discover the secrets to getting into the business that most appeals to you, whether it’s a wholesale product, service-based, handmade, transcription, becoming a VA <— (even your teens can do this), or any other number of opportunities
  • and so much more…

Plus, it comes with over $500 worth of bonus offers from companies you’ll love.

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