19 januari, 2011

A heavy last week

Last week was heavy. Emma was sick, she had a dubble otitis. She had a very high fever from saturday until thursday.Thursday we had the funaral of my hubby's grandpa. For the kids it was the first time they experienced this. It was so good and they where so brave!!! we are thankfull for all hose people who where there! It was a heavy day!

At friday fever went down and faded away...
I thought she could go to school one day My husbands grandfather is burried and the kids went also to the funeral. It was the first time for them to that week, but it was not an option. i made the bento's for the kids and also hers. She was laying on the couch and I asked her what she would eat. She asked me if she had a bento too... And mommy made hr one!! She was smiling and enjoing the food of her bento..

the picture below is the bento I made; wraprolls with luncheonmeat and creamchese, star liver sausage, star cucomber. cherry tomatoes, a little pig made from bread and cocos cheese, bread squares withcolored sprinkels,oreo's and snack crackers.
below some other bento's...

thuesday's bento
friday's bento, this was mine!!!!

this was the bento for yesterday!!!!

This was the bento for me and my Hubbie! i made two of these.... He liked it very much!

tomorrow's bento's are finished. I made mickey mouse heart banana bread and a egg salade heart sandwich, some raisains, tomatoes,mini pepperoni sausage, rice crackers and cookies... also they get a little box with fresh mixed fruit to go. I freezed some fruit last summer and put it into their boxes.
I had a great set of 7 boxes this week at Aldi.Great size for bento's and fruit!!!!
Here is a picture of my home made egg salade...

And... the recipe ( sorry first in dutch I will translate later!)
It tasted great!!!!
Eiersalde italianoIngrediënten
Voor 10 boterhammen

•4 eieren
•2 a 3 eetl. Mayonaise ( of halvanaise)
1 groot bekertje crème fraîche
1 ½ theelepel bruchetta
Gemalen knoflook poeder
2 theelepels italiaanse kruiden( oil & vinigar)
Bereidingswijze Kook de eieren in 7 minuten hard. Kruimel de eieren fijn met en eisnijder of vork.
Meng de mayonaise, crème fraîche en de kruiden door elkaar.
Voeg de eieren erbij en zet het één uur in de koelkast.
Doe het in een goed afsluitbaar bakje dan is het in de koelkast zeker 3 dagen houdbaar
Lekker op brood, sandwich, toast e.d.

English version:
Italiano eggsalade for 10 pieces of bread.
4 eggs
2-3 eatingspoons of mayonaise
1 cup creme fraich
pepper and salt to your own taste
1,5 ts bruchetta
molded garlic
2 ts italian herbs

Cook your eggs for 7 minutes and after cooking crumble the eggs in a large bowl.
I used my egg cutter, but you also can use a fork.
Mix the mayonaise, creme fraiche and the herbs together and add the eggs.
Put the salade into the frich for 1 hour.
You can easy keep the salade good in tupperware for at least 3 days!!!!
Nice on toast, bread and so on...

And finally I show you a little bag I made to go with the birthday dress for the daughter of our friends. I cannot show you the dress yet... but it is made from the same fabric as the bag...

10 januari, 2011

me, my bento's and other cute things...

Last friday daan and I had the Yummie bento filled with pasta salad!!!! It was really Yummie!

The recepi I found on leukelunches.nl
I found so much great idea's there that i printed out all the ones i loved, and bundled them in my own Bento lunches book...The paper are laminated so when you are working on the bento you can easy whipe the pages clean! Also handy for the kids...They love to chose from the book...

Last week I received my swap from my swappartner Roosje... STUNNING!!!! I have received so much and such beautifull stuff in the envelope...THANK YOU!!!!

This is my swap that will be in the mailbox of.... it's my vossenjacht for January!


09 januari, 2011

sad news

What had to be a beautiful day to celebrate, turned out into a sad day, January 8th... My parents in law had their 40th anniversary yesterday, but in the afternoon the call came that my mother in laws father was going bad. they had to go to the hospital and he died yesterday...
So this week we have a funaral...For the kids the first time they will have one...
Old grandpa, as the kids called him has turned 82 years.

03 januari, 2011

so cool!!!

A few weeks ago I was reading an artikel at the blog tea rose home about bento's. I did not know what bento's where,but had to find it out for myself...Sachiko told her stry about bento's in her yought, but that is not what my kids would eat at school...
It fasinated me so much after googeling out for bento's... What effort people took to make those beautiful bento's!!!! but how could I make bento's with real dutch food...
I found the blog of bentobabe
That's what I was looking for a good blog with good dutch inspired food for my kids bento's! Some tips and idea's I used to create the first bento's and... WITH GREAT SUCCES!!!! The kids loved it. So much fun to hear those happy stories and see the faces that said:"yummie mommie, when do we get a next bento???"
Now I wanna show you the result of my bento's. Tomorrow they will get a bento to school all 3! After xmas leave from school a nice filled bentobox( I use their bread boxes that we bought in legoland! They are great because tey are deep!)

Tomorrows bento's, just finished them...

For nice tips and great idea's for bento's just look at:

leuke lunches
bento babes

just bento

02 januari, 2011

neckwarmer tutorial

Tutorial crochet neckwarmer
I started with this tutorial that I found some weeks ago on Ingrid's blog...

45 losse met haaknaald 4
1ste rij: 45 vasten
2de rij: 5 losse vastzetten om de 5 vasten -tot het eind -
3de rij: 5 losse, vastzetten in het midden van elk boogje
en zo door tot hij lang genoeg is..

chain 45 (hook 4)
first row: 45 single crochet
2d row: chain 5, 1 single crochet every 5sc, till the end
3th row;chain 5,single crochet in the middle, and so on
untill it 's the lenght you want..

For the neckwarmer I crochet a scarf with these measurments:
52x26 cm or 20”x10 “

I used a crochet needle 4,5

After finishing I chrochet single crochets in the loops. So that’s why a scalloped side comes.
In the middle of the scarf I put a button that fits in the loops...To find the middle you have to fold the scraf lenght wise and pin a needle on the right place.
Easy and quick also great as a present!!!!
Good luck with this....and all credits for the pattern to

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Sister Sister Sunday

01 januari, 2011

Happy and blessed 2011

Sight from our backyard this winter...

At first I wanna wish you all a happy and blessed 2011!!! I hope that you all will have a creative new mood in this year! I have been away for a while in blog-land! Sorry for that. I didn't had some inspiration for blogging lately. A new year with a new blogging periode!
The great period started for us at xmas! At christmasnight we had a service. So awesome! 5 young men where singing a beautiful song of the gaithers... i wanna share this with you!
We had a great day at my sisters home with our family, had a great diner together and presents under the xmas tree...
I had asked for a dopper...
and i got it!!!! I love this little bottle instead of my always using pet bottle. This one enviorment green!!!! Just a week before xmas my hubby and I went to Barcelona and had a great weekend there!I share some great pictures with you...

For the girls w e brought a flamengodress home... they loved it!

Some great moments of the last week of 2010... ice skating in the centre of our hometown... the girls standing on a one iron iceskate for the first time...

We had a great amount of snow and ice so with a great winterwalk with friends and our girls the sledge...
We had 100 oliebollen( a tradionional snack at oldyears eve to eat!)they are not all eaten yet...