We’ve been trying out a variety of new foods for the twins, since they’re now 14 months and open to eating just about anything. But it’s a whole new world for them…and for me! I try to keep things well-rounded, healthy, and tasty. All of that without unknowingly inciting a 1-year-old temper tantrum! HA!
It got me thinking: I wonder if it gets easier or harder to feed kids as they get older? I mean if your kids are in school, and you’re running low on ideas for how to pack healthy school lunch box foods they actually love, what do you do? And if your kids are picky eaters, you can understand why packing a school lunch is becoming cumbersome. You’re at that point where you’re looking for some fun, new ideas, right?
Consider the following five healthy school lunch foods your kids will love!
Creatively Cut Foods
You don’t have to be super creative to have fun with food. A cookie cutter in the shape of your child’s favorite cartoon character or animal will do the trick. Some star shapes or hearts can help accent your masterpiece, and your child’s lunch sandwiches or snacks will be far from boring.
We’re a little over half-way through January now – how are you coming on your New Year’s Resolutions? Did you even make any? If so, do any of them involve home organization? If you need a little inspiration, you’ve come to the right place!
When Fay from Label-Land contacted me and asked me if I would be interested in publishing her article on creative home organizing tips, all I needed was a quick glance to know that YES, I was definitely interested! Because this is the time of year when everyone is talking about organization. The problem is, you hear the same thing over and over again. And the following, my friends, are not the same ideas you’ve already heard this year!
So, without further ado, may I present…
5 Creative Home Organizing Tips
Skip the plain storage solutions, and instead opt for some creative alternatives when you are tackling your next organizational project. Good organization should look attractive while meeting your personal needs.
#1: Pack Your Bags
Don’t donate those old suitcases, they provide the perfect place to store a multitude of household items. Whether they’re plain, cloth-sided affairs, or cool vintage hard-sided varieties, you can repurpose them into storage or furniture.
- Store your extra bedding or off-season clothing inside the suitcases. They slide easily under the bed, while keeping everything fresh and dust-free.
- Use vintage vanity cases or small suitcases to organize items in the bathroom. They look pretty when stacked in a corner or on the counter.
- Turn a cool hard-sided suitcase into a coffee table. Screw on a couple of furniture legs – securing them with a washer and nut on the inside of the case – for an instant table that also provides storage.
- Don’t like the color of that old hard-sided suitcase? Try repainting it or covering it with decoupage so it matches your décor. Decorative contact paper is another quick fixer-upper.
Most of you know that I work full-time in insurance, but I also have a photography business that I own/operate, as well. I was working on editing some wedding photos this week, and I started thinking about all the creativity I’ve seen at weddings over the years. There’s some really cute ideas I’ve had the privilege to photograph! So I thought I’d take a post (or two, at this rate) and share them with all of you! All photos to follow taken by: ME!
1. See if your venue will pay tribute to you! (This couple’s reception location gave them a shout-out!)