Wendy Copley

The Week in Bentos – September 2019 #3

September 20, 2019

Happy Friday! I have recently restarted a long-running series from this blog — The Week in Bentos! Every week for 7 years(!!) I posted a round-up of all the lunches my kids had during the week. It was fun, but also a lot of work and after my readers’ interest dropped off I decided to […]

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An Autumn Lunch in the PlanetBox

September 17, 2019

Is fall in the air where you are? It’s not here (it’s going to be 75° today!) so I’m forcing it! Augie has leftover bratwurst, cucumber slices, dried cranberries, teeny little grapes, queso, and these gorgeous leaf-shaped tortilla chips! Packed in a PlanetBox. Chips are from Trader Joes.

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PlanetBox Lunch Box Comparison – Shuttle, Rover and Launch

September 10, 2019

Come learn everything you need to know about the three different PlanetBox lunch boxes! I explain how these bento boxes compare in a few different areas: size, durability, accessories, how much they hold and lots more. Did you know that we’ve owned our Rover for over 7 years? Well, I’ll tell you about five times […]

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Yumbox Lunch Box Comparison – Original, Panino, Tapas and MiniSnack

September 3, 2019

Are you confused by the differences between the various Yumbox lunch boxes? This video will show you everything you need to know about one of my favorite brands of bento boxes. See the difference between the sizes. Which tray is best for you? What size should you buy for your child (or yourself)? What are […]

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A Bento Box Painting in Gouache

April 19, 2019

Yesterday, I decided to combine two of my old and new passions into one project: a bento box painted with gouache! I dug through my bento box photo archives and found a photo with a lot of bright colors and simple shapes to reproduce. Then I traced the basic outline onto watercolor paper and went to town […]

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Gouache Floral Experiments

April 13, 2019

I’ve been playing around with gouache again (instead of starting my taxes) and last night I painted three small floral pieces. After my last try, I was pretty frustrated so I started looking around for some better instructional videos. I’ve been digging around YouTube and watching stuff here and there and I also finally signed […]

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