Saturday, December 13, 2014

Christmas Everyday Bento Giveaway!

Just in time for Christmas! I'm thrilled to be giving away 2 copies of one of my favourite cookbooks ever, Everyday Bento by Wendy Thorpe Copley. This beautiful book, written by the author of one of my favourite blogs, Wendolonia, would make a wonderful gift for anyone who packs a lunch for their family or even themselves :)


I just LOVE this book! Aside from being gorgeous to look at, everything in it is completely do-able for just about anyone. The lunches are kid-friendly, made with ingredients even my picky sproutlets will eat :) The recipes are more than text directions & a photo of a finished bento; Wendy shows us step by step how to create every detail, with clear, colourful photos. She also explains the basics of bento packing, the techniques, the tools, the gear, & gives ideas for what to put on your grocery list. There's even a list of foods sorted by colour! Everyday Bento is THE book I recommend to anyone interested in packing fun lunches. Whether you're an absolute beginner or a seasoned bento packer, you'll find inspiration in Everyday Bento!

       

I was inspired by the festive Christmas Gift Bento Box! My version is slightly modified for my sproutlet's preferences & the bento accessories I have - I realized that I do not own a Santa pick! What?! I must get one :)


I used a Merry Christmas pick instead of a Santa. I did have leftover ham! I cubed it with FunBites cutter. I subbed raspberries & honeydew melon for the pomegranate & kiwi.  Instead of crackers, I cut up a tortilla to stack with the cheese, but kept the red pepper ribbon, which I affixed to the top slice with a bit of cheese spread.


I also added some cucumber slices cut with a holly leaf cookie stamp, & cut some red pepper circles for a holly berry & stacked them together using more cheese spread. I filled the bottom tier of the Fit & Fresh Lunch Pak Carrier with popcorn, a cloth napkinspork, & a Lunchbox Love for Christmas note. Bella loved it!


This festive bento was so easy to make, & quick! I find what takes up the most time when packing a bento is figuring out what to put in it, where to put it, & how to achieve the look. Everyday Bento does that for me & shows the steps for putting it all together! Love it 

       

Here's your chance to win a copy for yourself or to give as a gift!

a Rafflecopter giveaway 2 winners will be drawn & announced the morning of December 17th. Check back here, follow me on Facebook, or check your email to see if you've won - the winners will only have 24 hours to claim their prizes so there's (hopefully) enough time to deliver them by Christmas!

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this post. I was offered a complimentary copy of Everday Bento to review but declined it as I already have a copy :) This post does contain affiliate links to products I used. All opinions & images are my own. 

26 comments:

  1. I have been wanting to get this book!

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  2. I pack bento and have a blog. I have wanted to get this book.

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  3. Thanks for the inspiration in this post. I just dressed up today's sandwiches with capsicum bows. My son thinks I'm amazing!
    Merry Christmas!

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    1. Excellent! I'm sure you are :) Good luck!

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  4. Really wish for this bento book. tq

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  5. I can't enter, but Merry Christmas! How can you not have a Santa pick? I see many on your horizon :-)

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  6. I wish you a SPROUTLET Christmas! Lol!

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  7. Thanks for the giveaway - and Merry Christmas! I'd like a copy of the book for myself!

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  8. Awesome giveaway, my kids love bento! Thanks for the opportunity and have a merry Christmas!

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  9. I would like to win it for myself so I get better at preparing and having new ideas!

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  10. I stared following your blog about 6 months ago when I got into bento. I often find myself scratching my head at my lack of inspiration and think this book would be the perfect resource!

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  11. This book has been on my wish list for awhile now! Merry Christmas and thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. I love these ideas and your special touches as well. I need to step up my bento game! This would be a perfect way to do just tha

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    1. *that! Sorry, my previous comment put the web address in the comment. I'm terribly sorry!

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  13. That's a great looking book!

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  14. I try to pack bento for my little one when I can, though work is so crazy I can't as much as i would like

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  15. I have started packing bento lunches for my toddler this book would be a great resource!

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  16. The book looks awesome. I do not blog but I do pack bento lunches for my daughter for her school lunches. Would love to win one of the books. Happy Holidays.

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  17. I want win it to my mum..

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  18. I make bento lunches occasionally for my kindergartner. Would love to win this book for myself!

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  19. My daughter is starting kindergarten next year and I want to start packing bento for her. So cute. This book would be a wonderful resource.

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  20. i would give this to my friend who has a local blog and a kiddo and would love this!

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  21. I love bento lunch ideas! My son started kindergarten this year and he got tired of school lunch pretty fast, but it's hard to think of good ideas every morning. Thanks for the giveaway. :)

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  22. I would love to win a copy of this book.. I love her ideas and your blog! :)

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