My little niece Jocelyn started kindergarten today and so begins her academic journey. It thrilled me to see that instead of an elsya-princess-sophia-tangled-or-pink backpack, she chose a full-sized camo one. Her simple reason was “because it’s nature and I like nature.” You go, girl.
Needless to say, school is on my mind even though I don’t have any kiddos heading to class soon. I can still get giddy about a lunchbox. Why should kids have all the fun?
Vintage thermos. Doesn’t this old-timey thermos just scream the Adirondacks? If you are into vintage quirkiness, you can score this 1950s beauty for a mere $70. Want the vintage look without the hefty price tag and the decades oldness? West Elm has the Heritage Traveling Collection for under $30.
Stainless steel containers. I have a couple of these beauties in different sizes. Mostly, I use glass containers to store foods and transport, however there are times that slipping in the stainless steel container just livens up the occasion.
Washi tape. When you get into a sandwich making rut, nothing will happy it up better than color washi tape. Use it as a colorful closure to wrapped parchment paper snacks or even a folded over snack bag or to secure a brown paper lunch bag.
Bamboo bento box. There is something about dining out of a beautiful dish, plate, or container. Perfect for a picnic or well, everyday lunch. Why not?
Insulated cooler. I am always in search of a functional yet unique cooler. This one seems perfect for day trips and bus rides.
Happy new school year!
Eat well, my friends. Eat well.