A Hodgepodge of Stuff

by Wendy Copley on August 31, 2011

Birthday Boy

I have a ton of things I’ve been wanting to talk about lately, but I’ve been having a lot of trouble finding the time to sit down and write. I have a few minutes right now, so I thought I’d talk about a few of the little things that have been sticking in my brain the past two weeks.

Today is Augie’s third birthday! It’s not exactly a ground-breaking sentiment, but I swear it seems like he was just born yesterday. He is such a happy, funny, stubborn, independent boy and I’m so glad he’s a part of our family. We’re keeping things low-key this year with a family party and some treats at preschool but I did get up a little early to hang some streamers in the kitchen.

I love seeing all the school supplies and back to school stuff in the stores and it got me thinking about the things I used to take to school. I specifically am remembering octagonal shaped crayons and Trapper Keeper folders. I even went so far as to look up a vintage Trapper Keeper Commercial on YouTube. My favorite part is how they stress that the binder closes with that hot new invention, velcro. Ooooooh!

I know I’ve talked about Pinterest before, but my obsession with it has only grown in the last few months. Here are some of the things I’ve found on there that I want to try myself:

Rainbow Bento

I wrote an article about making lunches more fun for Williams-Sonoma a few weeks ago. Not a lot of new techniques there, but I made a special rainbow bento box for it that might just be my new favorite lunch of all time.

Today is the last day to enter to win a $500 shopping spree on the Horizon Back to School Community. All you have to do is comment on my post about saving money on lunches to be entered to win. While you’re there, you should check out some of the other conversations. People are sharing lots of good tips!

What have you been up to lately? Are you a Pinterest addict too?

Disclosure: I am compensated for my time as a community leader for the Horizon Back-to-School Community. All views and opinions are my own.


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  • Anonymous

    I love your pretty rainbow-ish lunch. I am on a sugar deprivation kick, so I had already planned on surviving on snap peas and turkey for the next three days. The bento above made feel ok about that.

    If you want to make an Old Navy run for blank tshirts, lemme know. I want to make a few for the kids and maybe will join you on the clever notebook shirt for myself.

  • LOVE that t-shirt!  you HAVE to do two…one to give away!  They are just so cute!  hmmm…maybe I should do it.  But…I’d rather you do it and I’ll just win the giveaway.  😉

    Hey!  I saw you mentioned on PigBear the other day!  Do you read her? 

    Happy Birthday to Auggie!

  • Mary

    I just found your blog and I love you!

  • Thanks, Robyn! No, I don’t read PigBear. Do you have a link?

  • Just don’t eat the sandwich, Whitney, because it’s cream cheese and raspberry jam — not so great for a sugar free diet.

    I’d love to do a t-shirt run. Maybe we could paint shirts together afterward too. I think I have all the stuff we’d need.

  • Nat

    Just started following you on Pinterest- I call it the best timesuck ever. 🙂  I love your blog and have been following you for a while- my kids aren’t in school yet but I love this whole Bento thing! 

  • All of those ideas sound pretty cool! And I love the colors of your bento. ^^

  • All of those ideas sound pretty cool! And I love the colors of your bento. ^^

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