So...how ya been?
I'm doing okay.
I have a five-pound bar of chocolate.
A few weeks ago I posted a link to a Spring-themed swap I joined. Friday, my package arrived! Woot! Two Beautiful Girls Mommy was my partner (and she has a craft blog but don't go over there unless you have the time because you will want to immediately make something!). She is currently stationed in Japan with her husband. And can I just say? I love it when my partner is living in another country! Here are the goodies:
Ooooo...where do I begin? My partner explains that in Japan, lunch is very creative. They put together "bento boxes," which would bring shame to my semi-smooshed Pb&Js. So she sent the supplies to craft these super fun and cute lunches. Each child got their own lunch kit, complete with little boxes for the various dishes. Then there were cutters, molds and squishers (no, seriously! you squish a boiled egg into a mold and it makes it fabulous!), flags and picks, and even some adorable little sauce containers shaped like monkeys. Then she included Japan treats, a book her friend wrote, and a journal with some hilarious "engrish" on it.
The front cover says "Are you there? The life of every day becomes pleasant." And the back reads: "It is possible to become happy when you are on the side. The thing that such happiness continues through all eternity prays." Love it!
Boo has been reading the children's book all day and declares it to be her new favorite. Today, I made the kids lunch using the special cutters and they ate everything, even the bread crusts. Thank you, Two Beautiful Girls Mommy!
These swaps are so much fun. I have always had a great partner. And I'm still planning on hosting one of my own...just not right now. I'll warn you when it's getting close.
(Are you still interested in doing a swap?)
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