My name is Wendy Copley and this is my blog. I’m a cook, crafter, scrapbooker, photographer, writer, wife and mom. Whenever I go too long without doing something creative, I start to lose my mind, so I’m pretty much always working on some sort of project. My focus frequently shifts from sewing to baking to paper-crafting to creating with my kids but I am unwavering in my devotion to photography and packing bento boxes.
My book Everyday Bento: 50 Cute and Yummy Lunches to Go was released in March 2014. It features 50 bento boxes and step-by-step photo tutorials showing how to make them.
I live in the San Francisco Bay area with my husband, two sons and an obscene number of lunch boxes.
About those bento boxes…
A few years ago, I received my first bento box as a Christmas gift from my husband.Â After reading everything I could find about bentos online, I started making these attractive and usually (but not always) healthy lunches for my family. I was instantly hooked! After many years, over 2000 packed lunches, and lots of experimentation and play, I’ve gotten pretty good at packing fun, well-balanced lunches my kids will actually eat.
Wendolonia was born in 2007 as a place for me to w rite about my life and interests. I post about three times per week on various topics, including craft tutorials, cooking for my family, the things I do with my boys and personal memories.
As the audience for my bento box posts has grown, I’ve focused on writing articles about packing lunches, bento tips and techniques and lunch gear. Because I’m a busy mom myself, my goal is to inspire (but hopefully never overwhelm) people who are interested in packing bentos. I try to keep my bento creations realistic for people who aren’t completely obsessed with lunch-packing by using foods available in most grocery stores and simple decorative techniques that make creating an appealing lunch doable on even the most hectic of mornings.
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Wendolonia in the News
Here is some recent press this site has received:
- 12 Super-Cool Kids’ Bento-Box Lunches You Can Actually Make, Martha Stewart
- School lunch ideas that make the grade, Chicago Tribune
- Lunchboxes to make packing cool again, Washington Post
- Let’s Go Bento!, Miami Herald
Bento photos and tips.
- Bento box lunches for kids, SF Gate
Basics of bentos, local resources, tips and photos.
- Bento Art: Fantastically Geeky Lunches, SF Weekly
Star Wars bento box!
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