Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Bento Bloggers & Friends Top 13 of 2013

Happy New Year! What a year it has been. This is our second year of blogging our lunches and being a part of a wonderfully talented group of bento bloggers over at Bento Bloggers & Friends. To celebrate the new year we've all compiled our favorite lunches from 2013 and are having a linky party. Once you check out our picks, please click the button and continue the party over at Bento Bloggers & Friends where each thumbnail in the linky will lead to a different blogger's collection of their 13 favorite bentos. The talent in this group is amazing, so to narrow it down to just 13 selections each is a feat all its own. So let the countdown to 2014 begin!

Last year I let the page stats pick our top 12 of 2012, those receiving the most page views according to blogger and repins on pinterest. This year I went through and visually picked my favorites as I scrolled through my board on Pinterest. But picking them is like going through your kids photo albums, while you remember the love that went into the moment some just didn't photograph as well as others, mostly due to me having no idea how to use our camera and poor lighting sources, but I'm learning. So if there are other favorites you've seen this year feel free to show them some love in the comments section. I have added the original post links to the titles so you can click through and read the details of each lunch there. Here in no particular order are my top 13 favorites of 2013.

This was the first time I froze yogurt to send in a lunch and I really liked the grapes.

This was my first really fancy babybel cheese art

This was the best cheese art of any I've done

New fun cored apple idea

Best attempt to try and get my kid to eat spinach

I loved turning a pocket pita into a pocket

Enjoyed doing someone other than Spongebob and Patrick

Really clean lines on cheese art

First textured sandwich technique

1st time I ever decorated a twinkie or sent one for that matter

First molded cheese in ice tray and loved the layering of the sandwich

Who doesn't love a zombies and I got better with photo editing on Picmonkey

I think the artwork turned out well

So those were my favorites based on visual appeal. I hope next year the creative muse will up the game once more and the monkeys pick some fun themes to challenge me.

I wish all of you a happy healthy 2014! Now click the button and hop through all the Best of 2013 Bloggers & Friends. Thank you to all the readers who have supported us in this fun adventure.

Bento Bloggers & Friends Top 13 of 2013 Linky Party

I've also added a new page for 2014. At the top header you will find a blog hop page. A fun place to revisit all the wonderful hops we've participated in.


  1. Amazing details!!! Love all the lunches, esp Mr Potato! So cute! Happy 2014

  2. Amazing drawing skill and love all the details...Happy New Year!

  3. Very artistic. Such amazing collection. Love it. Happy new year :)

  4. Amazing skills! I love all of them! Happy New Year!

  5. Your cheese art talent is undeniable! I am still awed by Spock and MLK every time I see those lunches. Happy New Year!

  6. Awesome collection of lunches! Happy New Year!

  7. These are great, Eileen! My fave is the Pooh lunch. You are definitely a cheese phenom!

  8. Love these! Spock is my favorite!

  9. Awesome collection!

  10. really fantastic lunches! Happy New Year!

  11. Love all these lunches! My favorite is Gru! Happy 2014!

  12. Fantastic lunches all around! Looking forward to what the new year brings!