Thursday, March 28, 2013

Natural Easter Egg Colouring Kit - Egg Hunt Giveaway!

Join our Eco Egg Hunt and you could win an all natural Eco Eggs Colouring Kit! Find the golden egg hidden on our site at Lavish & Lime and enter just by telling us where you find it. You can leave a message below or on our Facebook page. Hint: our green living category is a great place to start & so are our special year round 'Easter' baskets... Start hunting now:

The edible egg dyes in our Eco Eggs Colouring Kit are made from all natural plant, fruit & vegetable extracts & have no expiry date – take 50% OFF with code EATYOUREGGS, while stocks last.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

5 Best Leak Proof Food Containers for Lunch Boxes

There's nothing worse than eagerly anticipating the arrival of lunchtime only to open up your lunch box and find a mess. Not only is it a pain to clean up on a hungry stomach, but there's less food now to fill said stomach! Been there, done that but no more. We've found five of the best no spill box lunch containers that are 100% leak proof – and made of non-leaching, recyclable and highly durable stainless steel too. So there's no concern about nasty chemicals like BPA, lead or phthalates leaking into your soups, salads, sandwiches and cereal.

Lunchbots Rounds Screw Top Food Containers are ideal for breakfast-on-the-go.

1. Top of the list has to be Lunchbots rounds screw top food containers. Why we like them? They're multi-functional. Ideal for breakfast-on-the-go foods like cereal (with milk!), yoghurt – and anything else that's drippy. These easy to open, recyclable stainless steel containers are just as great for dry foods too. Plus they come in a handy two-pack, one for each child. Can't wait for Lunchbots to add more 'girlie' colours to the blue and black containers available now.

2. If you like your dressing the side, these screw top stainless steel condiment containers are definitely for you. Why we like them? They're small, they're cute, they're just the right size for dips, dressings or sauces. The screw top lid guarantees this is a no-spill condiment endeavour. There's three of them, so you'll always have on hand.

3. For a hot meal, this double layered stainless steel food container is perfect. Why we like it? This double-walled thermal container not only keeps food hot, but you can pack along a side dish in the removable top layer. Pair chili, soup or pasta with a slice of bread on top. Made of quality stainless steel, this thermal food container features a silicone seal that's backed up with two clips to keep contents sealed tight.

4. If it's a single hot something you want to pack along, a great quality option is the Lunchbots stubbie thermal container. Why we like it? Ideal for soups, pasta, chili or rice dishes, these thermal food containers are short and wide – similar to a bowl – making them easier to eat from. Plus they come in a great choice of colours: pink, blue and green.

5. For any kind of snack or meal, you can't go wrong with these Clicks snap lock steel containers. Why we like them? First off, the lid is transparent so you can see what's inside without taking it off. Love this feature. Second, the snap locks on each side of this rectangular food container are easy to open and close, even for smaller hands. They also come in a two-pack, again economically priced and one for each child. Plus when you close the locks there's a loud 'click' sound giving you an added confidence that whatever you've packed inside will definitely not leak out!

Screw Top Steel Condiment Containers

Lunchbots Stubbie Thermal
Double Layered Thermal Container
Lunchbots Clicks Snap Lock Container

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Win a FunBites Food Cutter - Giveaway!

Looking to put a punch into your next packed lunch? Tired of trying to get a fussy eater to eat? Make food fun with our new FunBites food cutters! With one quick push, you can transform boring sandwiches, fruit, quesadillas, cheese slices and more into fun little squares and hearts. It's all in the spirit of bite-sized bento! Find the un-Funbites food (the one not cut out by a Funbites food cutter) in the picture below and you could win a Funbites food cutter of your choice – squares or hearts. Enter just by telling us where you found the un-Funbite, either in a comment below (with your email address) or on our Facebook page. Hint: the balls on top of the food pick sticks are not edible. Good luck everyone!

Find the un-Funbites food in this photo and win your own Funbites cutter!


Friday, March 8, 2013

Our Top 3 Spring Break Boredom Busters

Wondering how you're going to keep the kids off the iPads and iPods over Spring Break? Out of sight, out of mind: keep them busy with something else. That something has to be interesting, has to engaging – and it has to be fun. If you're not going skiing or to Science World every day, you might want to think about stocking up on a few activity kits and arts and crafts. Getting creative is great for exercising imagination, fine motor skill development and building confidence through a sense of accomplishment. Here are our top three ways to get creative with your kids for Spring Break 2013.

Making homemade bath & beauty products will help keep kids busy over Spring Break.
1. Make homemade bath and beauty products. Not only will know exactly what ingredients are in the products being used by your child, but you and they will have fun making them! One easy option is this Natural Soap Making Kit for Kids which makes 16 heart-shaped soaps with citrus scents. The same company makes a Bath Fizzies Craft Kit, a Homemade Lava Lip Gloss Kit and a Make Your Own Lip Balm Kit. All contain only safe, natural ingredients and include step-by-step instructions, plus they're made in Canada. If you're feeling adventurous, pick up the individual ingredients and make your own soap with these homemade soap recipes or try one of these homemade bubble bath recipes. A teen may be interested in making this Honey-Avocado Hair Revitalizing Treatment or some easy Sea Salt Body Scrub to put in jars, decorate and give as gifts.

2. Discover new painting techniques. Start out with some interesting paint to get the kids hooked, like Glob Paint Powder made from natural fruits and vegetables and the sky's the limit! Try stamping with cut vegetables and make interesting things like celery roses or these cute potato prints. If there's snow around, take the paint outside for some invigorating snow painting. Alternatively, try hammering leaves into paper for a totally different 'painting' technique.

3. Colour easter eggs. Start colouring eggs during Spring Break and you'll be ready for Easter right on time! If you're at all concerned about ingesting chemicals with your eggs or worried about the kids wearing more dye than they dip, try this natural egg colouring kit for kids. It's made with only natural and organic plant, fruit and vegetable extracts from annatto see, curcumin, purple sweet potato and red cabbage. Another option is to collect colourful tissue paper and wrap it around eggs, wet with water and remove paper for colourful imprinted patterns.


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