Bento isn’t just for lunch!


Since my blog has been neglected lately I thought would pop in to say hey!  This was just a simple breakfast bento for Ara.  I have been buying the big container of yogurt instead of the individual servings because it’s cheaper.  The down side is that Ara can’t just go grab herself a yogurt if she wakes up before me.  So I packed one side with vanilla yogurt topped with a honey heart and the other side is puff cereal.  She eats it dry so no milk needed.  I would have chopped some strawberries or bananas but we are out!  We ate through our fruit supply pretty fast this week.  Luckily tomorrow is grocery day!

posted on BentoBoxUKAs a side note I was happy to have the opportunity to be a guest author on Bento Box UK this week, thanks Asfora!

If you’re wondering I have been bentoing everyday, I just haven’t felt anything was particularly photo worthy lately. 

I have been feeling great doing the aqua aerobics class 3 times a week and eating a healthy bento everyday.  I needed a break from the running, at least that’s what my shins said in the form of shooting pain with every step!  I’ve even been making friends in my class which is nice because sometimes I feel like such a loner.  There are mostly older ladies because the water makes exercise easier on the joints.  I’m probably the youngest in the class besides the teachers.  I love it though, because you can work as hard as you want to.  Most of the ladies chat through the class and I interject a laugh or comment now and then, trying to keep my heart rate up, of course!  I met a lady who invited me to a Mary Kay consultation.  She wasn’t pushy or anything, I was interested.  I have never been a make-up wearer but sometimes on special occasions I want to put on some foundation and light eye make up.  I even bought a foundation for my Dad’s wedding.  I tried holding it up to my arm in Target before I chose the color but it looks AWFUL on me!  So I needed help and here was a nice lady offering it!  I also wanted a good moisturizer and sun screen since I’m in the pool all the time and the sun is already blazing here.  I invited Megan to the facial and we had a good time trying out all the creams and assorted pampering products.  I chose a moisturizer (with SPF protection, cleanser, and foundation but didn’t buy (mostly because I’m broke).  I asked for the set for Mother’s Day so cross your fingers for me!  I already have the invoice for the amount in my purse, when I told Alex that he looked amused and a little weary haha!  So look out for my new and improved skin in the near future! 

mk Funny story about the facial though; My swim friend’s director gave the Mary Kay presentation.  She seemed like a nice lady, all done up in make-up, bling, blazer, and ‘professional’ hair.  She walked us through each step and product by talking VERY enthusiastically and holding our eye contact.  Her eyebrows we always pulled way up high and the eye contact was INTENSE.  I always feel like I have to reciprocate the up-eyebrow look to show interest.  It feels like it would be rude to lower the brows and break the eye contact but we were there for close to TWO hours and my face was so tired!  Being enthusiastic is exhausting!  The director talked about the company and how she had her pink car within 3 months of selling Mary Kay.  When she said that I thought, ”hey, I need a car”.  Don’t worry, I won’t be trying to push Mary Kay on you, I’ve come to my senses, I know I’m not a sells person!  Instead, I am really putting some effort into bringing in more flute students.  That’s a business I know something about, too bad I can’t reward myself with a new car!


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