Tuesday, August 27, 2013

A Tjilp Tjilp Birdie Bento

My girls where over the moon with there Bento's today.

They where really fun to make :-)

Friday, May 24, 2013

Bento Again! - Butterfly Goodbyn

Earlier this week I went to a very inspiring lecture from Richard de Leth.
It was about healthy food. 
Yes, a very important subject.
He wrote a book about it; it's called:  Oersterk it is in Dutch.

But he inspirited my to make a bento again for my oldest daughter.
Yes, I made them for some while before, but at some point she wanted here lunchbox to be just as the other kids.
To fit in with the crowd. Today she allowed me to make a Bento again :) :)

I'm very curious how her lunch today went on school :)

Butterfly Goodbyn:
Ham-Cheese sandwich
cucumber, carrots, Baby cheese, mini tomatoes,
raisins and some dried apricots.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Snowman Soup in a Jar

Sooooo easy to make. So fun to do. Makes a great gift.

Since I'm wa in a hurry, I just already ready mixed Hot Cocoa Mix.
Made a few Snowman Marsmallows.
Put them together in a jar (I have several in my collection, all old peanutbutter jars :) )
Glued some deco paper on top.
Added some nice ribbons and 2 Candy canes.
And a little handwritten note:

3 scoops hot cocoa mix +
1 snowman +
hot water =
One very nice cup of hot cocoa.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Snowman Soup

I found this great "recipe"on Pinterest many times.
And finally it was time to make them. September was to soon :) ha ha
It was a nice little project, very fun to make.
The children will give them to their teachers before the Christmas Holiday starts.

Snowman soup
(in Dutch: Sneeuwpop Soep)

1 sachet with Hot Chocolat Mix
1 Candy Cane
few chocolat kisses (also know as M&M's)
handfull snowballs (mini marsmallows)

For the link to the template of the label click here  to: Kate Hadfield Design.
The text I used is in Dutch, but if you Google, you'll will find many in English.
Text, in Dutch:

Sneeuwman Soep

Wanneer het buiten koud is
en vakantie in aantocht voor je groep
Dan is het, als ik me niet vergis,
tijd voor Sneeuwpoppen soep

Laat het pakketje choco mix in een mok vallen
en voeg er hete water aan toe
Daarna is het tijd voor gedroogde sneeuwballen
en de chocoladekusjes toe.

Nu nog roeren met het snoepstokje, ja ja, de hele boel.
Krijg je nu al niet dat fijne, warme Kerstgevoel?

Friday, August 3, 2012

Mermaid Birthday Party

My little girl turned 3 last month.
Herewith some highlights of her Mermaid birthday party.
Made almost everything myself, except from the mermaid doll on the cake:)

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Homemade Lemon & White tea Scrub

I was looking for a great Teachers gift.... and found it!!!
First I was looking to bake something, again... or recipes for cookies in a jar, when I stumbled on to this, it's perfect!
Homemade Lemon & White Tea Scrub.
I started by making the Lemon scrub, but my lemons didn't have enough sent. so I added a few drops of fragrance oil from the Body shop. I used White tea, but I can easy see me making this in December with Cranberry or Cinnamon.

1 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup olive oil (almost any other will do fine, like coconut or almond)
2 tbspn lemon juice
3 drops fragrance oil (or esoteric oil)

Mix together in a bowl, have oil and sugar nearby so you can add to your liking.
And done!

I used an old jam jar, clean it really good.
Spoon the scrub mix in it.

From felt I cut a circle and put it over de lit, holding it on place by a rubber band.
The label I adopted from : Joy Ever After, Printable cookie and gift labels
I made the silhouette from my daughter and added these to the labels.
The spoon I got from a thrift shop, I love those. I also found 6 other great spoons... so more scrub coming up!