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My Name is Crystal! I am a former teacher now stay-at-home mama to two kiddos (Reba-6 and Ty-2). I love crafting, reading, and making bentos!

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The elf makes a popcorn mess!

Oh my! That silly elf.  He apparently brought back the Elf Story movie, but look at the mess he made.  He was sitting on the couch from the Calico Critters house that he apparently moved into the living room!  He scattered popcorn all over.
Then we went into the kitchen to make breakfast and found this mess!  Apparently my daughter says that other elves clean up their messes but ours doesn't!

An elf matryoshka?

In 2002 I traveled to Russia with a group from NCSU. I brought back this matryoshka and it sits in my living room. Well, we found Criddle beside it today. It appears he smushed himself into a plastic container of some sort and is perhaps pretending to be a matryoshka. 

Monday, December 2, 2013

A Christmas Lunch

Today's Christmas lunch has apple sauce in a mini dipper, goldfish, celery with cream cheese and carrots. Rebecca is on a cream cheese and ham roll up kick so I put some pinwheels on some Christmas picks and tada!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Our Elf is having a spot of tea...

Our elf is back!

Oh, Criddle! The children will be ecstatic to see you again. They still talk about all of your antics from last year. I hope you have thought up some new ones! 

Well, welcome back! I can't wait until the kids find you sitting on the mantle. 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Thankful for Making Lunches!


Phew! I am not going to lie. These last few weeks have kicked my hiney and now my little guy has croup. But he is getting better and I am thankful that I have been able to continue making my kids fun, creative lunches.  I may not get to blog about them, but they do have them!

In Today's Easy Lunchbox:
* Ham and cream cheese tortilla roll ups with a scarecrow pick
* Mini dipper of ranch
* Banana Bread from Wildtree
* Pancakes with pumpkin cream cheese with a turkey ring.
* Grapes
* Baby Carrots

Friday, October 4, 2013

Mater Lunch!

Ty loves Mater! He is his favorite character from the Cars Movie.  So, I decided to surprise him with a Mater Lunch!  It was pretty simple and I included his Cars Cloth Napkin.
* Homemade "Uncrustable" with homemade grape jelly
* Cheddar cubes
* Blueberries and strawberries
* Golden tomatoes
* Carrots
*Yogurt Stars