I'm packing lunch for not 1 but 2 kids now. I choose to make their lunch because I'll admit I'm somewhat of a control freak, and I like to know that my kids are eating healthy food. I'm sure before the school year is over I'll allow them to buy lunch in the cafeteria. Thankfully, they've been happy with what I pack for them and haven't even asked if they can buy their lunch. Although, I've noticed that I'm going through Ziploc bags like crazy! I'm using 2 or 3 per child per day. I'm not always super green, but more and more I'm getting there. The other night I ran out of bags and had to run to the grocery store just for Ziploc bags to pack their lunch! I thought that was ridiculous so I headed over to Etsy to see if I could find any reusable baggies.
To my surprise, there are tons of shops that sell them. I guess I might be the last mom on Earth to jump on this bandwagon- oops, my bad! I was like Alice going down the rabbit hole checking out the various shops that make and sell reusable lunch, sandwich, and snack bags. I happened across one, the high fiber co, that I liked and ordered a starter set which included 2 sandwich sized bags and 2 snack bags.
I love supporting mompreneurs and knowing that the items they sell are tested by their very own kids! I chose this shop because their bags are designed with a boxed bottom and are lined with a stain and water resistant food-safe nylon. Plus you can hand wash them or throw them in the washer! She also had lots of fun fabrics. I chose these styles for my kiddos.
For the kindergarten-loving girl -
For the second grade rockin' boy -
I love the little tabs on the top that make for easy opening! These bags would be a great little teacher gift filled with some baked goodies. I'm thinking of ordering one for myself to use as a makeup bag.
I just had to share this shop with you, especially because right now she's running a 15% off back to school sale! I have no doubt that these bags will end up saving me money not to mention they'll keep me from running out at 9 pm for ziploc baggies. I'm pretty sure when they arrive the kids are going to love them too!
And once again, there's just one more reason I need to learn how to sew! This list just keeps getting longer!
Have you switched over to reusable baggies yet? Anyone else ever have to run out to the grocery store at night to pick up just one stinkin' item?! That always puts me in a bad mood. ;)
Hope you all had a great weekend! We were thinking of our friends on the coast and hoping everyone stayed safe. Wonder if the name Irene will be a popular one in about 9 months? You know what they say about power outages. Our son Collin might have been an Isabel as we lived in Virginia when that hurricane came through. Ummmm..........maybe that was a little TMI! ;) Happy Monday!