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25 Halloween Costumes w/Your LBD

The easiest way to create a last-minute or inexpensive Halloween costume is to start with things you already have. I do it every year, because I get so frustrated with how expensive yet poorly-made most Halloween costumes are. I'd rather use what is already in my closet, or spend a little extra on accessories or a new dress that I can wear anytime of the year. A little black dress is the easiest way to use what you have to create a Halloween costume with a few inexpensive accessories and other accessories you probably already have in your closet.Pictured Above: Halloween Black Mesh Dress


1. Black Cat - This is the easiest way to use your little black dress on Halloween. I know it's pretty much the most generic costume in history, but for good reason - it's just so easy and affordable. It's the perfect last-minute costume for women, because you could really use any black outfit even if you don't have a little black dress. Pair it with your black flats or heels and a…

Back 2 School Week: Fun Lunch Ideas for Kids

I've learned that whenever school becomes stressful for my daughter Kylie, there is always something I can do to make her days better--giving her a special lunch. From adorable lunch boxes to fun foods, here is all you need t perk up your child's school lunch.

Saftey First! Here is a link to food safety guidlines for you child's lunchbox via Kraft Foods: http://www.kraftrecipes.com/yourkids/lunchbox-solutions/lunchboxsafety.aspx

Now for some fun! I know parents are busy (I'm one of them), but every now and then, make something extra special instead of your child's regular plain sandwich.

Here are some fun new recipes and ideas:

1. Silly Face Sandwiches from Family Fun. Click here for the recipe: http://familyfun.go.com/recipes/silly-face-sandwich-683238/


Check out a whole gallery of crazy, creative sandwiches at funky lunch: http://www.funkylunch.com/gallery.htm



Use extra-large cookie cutter to make plain sandwiches more fun:


Lunches this cute need cute lunchboxes!

At http://www.lunchboxes.com/ you'll find a large variety of lunchboxes, bags and accessories in cartoon, entertainment  and animal themes; like this Smurfs bag: http://www.lunchboxes.com/smurf.html




Bento boxes are all the rage now. They're little Japanese style lunch containers with separate compartments for all kinds of fun snacks. There is a wide variety of affordabe bento boxes and accessories for kids on Amazon, like the one pictured below: http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=bento+boxes+for+kids&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=4342833879&ref=pd_sl_94hsu9d13e_e




If you want to pack an eco-friendly lunch for your child, there are many options now, like these reusable snack and sandwich bags from PBGreen: http://www.pbgreenbags.com/ . These can be expensive, but they are available on etsy.com and a lot of other websites and stores, so shop around if you're looking for a deal.

For all of you organic addicts, there are several lunchboxes under $10, made of organic cotton at Green Edge Kids: http://www.greenedgekids.com/StoreBox/accessories_lunch/ecol-recycle.htm






Don't forget to leave a sweet note with their lunch. (Unless they're teeneages!) Whenever my daughter is having a rough week, a few sweet "I love you" notes cheer her right up.

 

Comments

  1. I know this was meant for kids' lunches, but I really want the panda lunch box! Its soooooo cute!

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  2. Lol, Jess. I know, it's so cute!:) They had a few other animals too. I liked the panda the best.

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  3. Ok...I'm here...so when are you going to post your answers???????

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  4. Back...forgot to tell you that these lunches make we want to have young kids around again. Oh, mannnn,
    NO WAY! I think I just had a "TIA."

    KT

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  5. Lol. Yeah, mine are 7 and 3, so there's always something crazy going on around here!

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