paper craft origami pikachu

Origami Pikachu

We had some friends over for a sleepover this weekend and of course everybody stayed up way too late.  Turns out origami is the perfect next-morning activity…all the children spent hours peacefully folding amazing creations while I mainlined some coffee. It was so much fun that I was inspired to …

hot dog ski bento

Ski Bento

Time to hit the slopes!  Our family loves to ski so I had make this ski bento lunch for my little guy …

bear bento

Bear Bento

As some of you know, I recently joined the reddit community (shoutout to /r/bento) and even participated in the record-breaking Reddit Secret …

japanese new year sheep bento

Japanese New Year Bento

Happy New Year!!!  Our family has an abundance of new year traditions since we celebrate both Japanese New Year (January 1) and …

Christmas brunch placesetting

Christmas Brunch

I hope everyone had a Very Merry Christmas!  We had a simple affair with family coming over for Christmas brunch and presents. …

paris baguette christmas cake box

Japanese Christmas Party

More expat friends from Japan just moved to town, so we invited them over for a Japanese style Christmas party!  As Naoki …

annie movie bento 1982 v 2014

Annie Movie Bento

Looks like all the definitive movies of my childhood are going to be updated for a new generation.  First Karate Kid (verdict: meh) …

christmas bento lunch

Christmas Bento 2

The spirit doesn’t stop in O Dojo…another Christmas bento!  I was really excited to find some holiday pasta at Cost Plus World …

christmas bento lunch

Christmas Bento

This picture came out way too green!!!  I’ve been struggling with a cold so my judgement is compromised.  Probably should have selected …

santa bento lunch

Santa Bento

 This week’s lunch theme is all Christmas all the time!  Had to start off with a Santa bento inspired by Anya E. …