Monday, November 7, 2011

Belated TRH 3rd Anniversary Giveaway!

I had a month long TRH Anniversary giveaway in September, and I had one more giveaway planned, then my health issue got in the way. So, this is kind of random, but here is the last item for my 3rd Anniversary giveaway...


Japanese bento box and a carrying pouch. I wanted to do something that would reflect my blog and things that I’ve posted about. Then I remember many of you wanted to know where you can purchase a bento box like mine... But a bento box is a little boring. So, I decided to make a carrying pouch to go with it. Do you like the fabric? Seriously, it took me such a long time to decide on which fabric combination to go with.


I have the exact same bento box and I love it. I love how the divider can come off and that I can use it in different ways.



I posted about my Japanese style bento here and here, but you can certainly put in anything you want. How about some crackers, grapes, and some cute sandwiches? The possibilities are endless and I think you will have fun!

Here is how to enter:

1. Usual comment is fine, but can you tell me what you would put in to the bento box? I think that will be fun for everyone to read and get some ideas. :) (1st entry)

2. Become a follower of Tea Rose Home. (2nd entry)

3. Facebook, Tweet, or blog about the giveaway. (3rd entry)

That's it! I will run the giveaway until midnight of the 9th and post the winner on the 10th. Good luck!

280 comments:

  1. I have been wondering what bento was! Thank you for your posts about it. I would carry my between meal protein snacks in the box to keep my blood sugar up when out and about.

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  2. I love that bento box and have been wanting one for a long while! I've been inspired by some fabulous bento lunches lately for kids, so I would use this for my daughter and become a bento lunch supermom!

    Thanks for the giveaway - glad you're on the mend!

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  3. And I'm already a TRH follower... of course!

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  4. Happy Birthday TRH!! My 3 year old daughter loves sushi, so definitly sushi rolls, sliced cucumber and sliced pear.
    I am follower too!

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  5. I just moved to Japan to teach English, so I don't want the bento for me but my sister back home. She loves making bento! I hope she might make my newly discovered snack. Seasoned nori wrapped around a small slice of soft cheese! This cute little obasan who runs a karaoke bar nearby serves them. Soooo tasty!

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  6. I'd put some onigiri or maybe some veggie rolls that my boyfriend makes in it! Yum!

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  7. Red seedless grapes, broccoli & corn chips. (gotta have a little junk!

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  8. I would put olives and mini egg salad sandwiches in the Bento.

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  9. I'm a follower! p.s. I'm really enjoying your blog!

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  10. Love the box and beautiful bag! I think I would put some needles and thread and scissors with my hand sewing project! I would be sooo styling!

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  11. OK, first I must say this is a fabulous giveaway!
    Secondly, I am in love with the fabric and that sweet pouch makes the giveaway even more desirable. The bento box is going to be used for cheese and potato sandwiches, followed by some sour cherry (homemade) cookies and a sliced apple.
    Thank you!

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  12. I am a follower! Thanks for the giveaway. Happy 3rd anniversary.

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  13. I would put some of my son's crafty things in the bento box. He would like that and could learn some sorting skills. He LOVES art.

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  14. I Tweeted about your giveaway as KShahann this morning.

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  15. Well definitely fruits and veggies galore! I'd like to think that if I had a bento box, I'd actually research how to make yummy bento things and that I'd actually make them... hmmm...

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  16. Oh how wonderful! My son eats the same things for lunch most days. Yogurt, cucumber slices, Turkey sandwich, apple juice.

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  17. I am a follower of Tea Rose Home

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  18. I'm a follower of your fabulous blog!

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  19. Hmm, this would be great for my lunches, but am I totally on my own island if I see crafting supplies too?! hahaha

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  20. I'm already a follower of Tea Rose Home! I have already started making Yo Yos thanks to your tutorial! I would love to have a bento box and it's not super interesting but this would come in very handy to put my sons food in for when we are going out or even here at home! Of course I could always pack snacks too....raisins, grapes, cheeses, etc.

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  21. That little box would be perfect for snacks of different sizes for my little ones. I like that it can fit in my diaper bag as well!

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  22. I love the colors you picked out for the carrying bag :)

    If I won the bento I would pack my husband's lunch in it. The first lunch would probably consist of cheese, crackers, salami, and grapes. I would have fun using a little heart cookie cutter to make a few cheese hearts to put on top of the salami. I wouldn't cut all of the cheese into hearts in case hacing cheese hearts is a little embarassing at work haha. He could quickly eat the evidence of my love :D

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  23. I also follow you on Google Reader :)

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  24. we've never had a Bento box before, but could really use one as we have 2 children who eat cold lunch at school, so please enter me in your generous giveaway ! thanks :)

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  25. this would be so perfect for seperating dressing from my salad for work so it doesn't get soggy. along with fruit and crackers

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  26. I would put in crackers, cheese, some O's... little snacks to keep my girl entertained

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  27. I would use it for my husband's lunches!

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  28. Thanks for the giveaway! I've been wanting one ever since my gastric bypass surgery last year. I know it will help with the small portions I am used to and give more variety!

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  29. If I won this, I'd give it to my little sister! She loves everything Japanese.

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  30. This Bento box would be perfect when I am out doing errands to hold my lunch.

    Thanks!

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  31. What a cool way to carry my lunch in the car while doing my errands!

    Thanks!

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  32. So cute! I would probably make lunches for work, but try and go healthy. Fruits, veggies and cheeses!

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  33. I would probably keep my protein snacks in it, like peanuts. Yum! =)

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  34. thanks for the givaway chances! I would pack up great snacks for my little one while we went out--cheese, fruit, veggies, and maybe an egg salad or tuna sandwich (so i can nibble too!)

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  35. First of all I just want to say how much I ENJOY your blog. Now for the Bento...I love it I make my lunch for work almost everyday and this would be wonderful...the bag is adorable and just perfect.

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  36. I am a faithful follower of TRH:)

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  37. My 10 yo has been wanting a bento for school lunches for some time--daddy lived in Japan for several years and we have a strong affinity for Japanese culture--and she would truly appreciate the pouch you made, as sewing is her newest passion.

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  38. I blogged about this giveaway @ http://scraphappycropper.blogspot.com/2011/11/tea-rose-home.html

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  39. I have thought about getting one of these and using for my snacks when I run errands. I would pack it cheese sticks and carrot sticks, maybe a little ranch for dipping, and when it's garden time, tomato and cucumber! Ooh, and if I had leftover olives I would add those too. Thanks for the giveaway, and thanks for your wonderful blog.

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  40. The bento box is great. I'd use it for healthy snacks such as a trio of apple slices, grapes and almonds. Or hummus with veggies and pecans.

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  41. congrats on 3 years! I would put anything chocolate in it or if I really wanted to be healty (gag) I would put veggies and honey roasted peanut butter. love the adorable bag to put the bento into! (mauh) Liz

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  42. hiyall, I am now a follower! (mauh) Liz

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  43. hiyall, I have posted on my facebook page! (mauh) Liz

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  44. Oh I would use this for my lunch salads quinoa in the big compartment, veggie and nut snacks ion the littler ones. This would be great for people dieting, good portion control for snacks. My kids would totally steal this though. I need to go back and read through where I can purchase these.
    Teri

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  45. I would put fruit, chips, sandwiches, and a dessert

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  46. OMG! I've been wanting a bento box FOREVER! The carrying bag is adorable and makes this giveaway even better! I love Japanese cooking and would totally use the box for my work lunches. I have a hard time getting organized and making sure I eat enough of each food group. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  47. What a great give away, thank you. As for what I would put into it..... fresh fruit, tuna,maybe some crackers and then veggies. Now I am hungry.

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  48. I am so going for filling this with craft supplies - It would be such a beautiful way to carry a project !!!

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  49. I love this and have wanted one for so long! I love the bag as well--when i first opened I thought it was a tutorial for the sack--excellent fabric choices! I take my lunch every day and this would be so much better than my ziplocs (better for the food and environment). Awesome giveaway!

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  50. I also just tweeted about your giveaway. i am @turtlegirl00

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  51. Just started bringing lunches to work, so I would definitely use this to make bringing a lunch cuter and more organized!

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  52. Congrats on your 3rd anniversary! I love the idea of having my own snack bento box in a pretty bag.
    Take care,
    Gloria x

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  53. Congrats on your 3rd anniversary! I love the idea of having my own snack bento box in a pretty bag.
    Take care,
    Gloria x

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  54. I would love that, I pack lunch for my daughter and I to share in between school and her therapy three days a week, this would be perfect for it!!

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  55. I'm already a Tea Rose Home follower. Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful giveaway.
    Hugs,
    Gloria x

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  56. I'm a music teacher, traveling to and fro to bring music to kids, and lately I've been packing my meals in a plastic bag. Bento would be so fun to try!

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  57. I am already a follower of Tea Rose Home.

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  58. I could put veggies in the bento box, I'm always taking veggies to pot luck dinners. I also love your fabric choices for the bag.

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  59. Love this! It's so tricky to come up with ways to "section off" parts of a meal with traditional American lunch boxes and tupperware, so I love the idea of a bento box! Lately we've been on an Italian food kick wi my husband taking leftovers for lunch...this would be so much better than all the little ziplock bags I have to use for the main course, salad, etc. Great giveaway, and happy birthday TRH!

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  60. The pouch is beautiful and so perfect for the bento box! I would put some needlework supplies in the bento box - needles, thread, linen and pattern. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  61. I would put lunch in the box. I know that is totally boring & vague, but I don't like for things to mix before I sit to eat them. ;)

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  62. eee! I love bentos. My boyfriend is japanese and his mom sent me two itty bitty kids ones for me. They are totally adorable. However, they don't really fit anything in them that is lunch like (they are long and skinny in addition to being small). I've packed snack-y lunches in them like baby carrots, but they aren't well suited for adults. I'd probably put rice and egg and/or whatever leftover veggies I have, because I'm boring. But at least I could be cute but boring.

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  63. Homemade lunch for work - not interesting but love the bento idea!

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  64. What a lovely bento and bag!! I'd pack leftovers and a few sides of fruit, veggies, and/or cheese and/or a spanish tortilla. :)

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  65. This is so cute! I would love to fill the bento with fun shaped sandwiches and deviled eggs with a happy face.

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  66. TRH follower for a couple years now :)

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  67. I LOVE Bento Boxes!!! Thanks for the generous giveaway - I would stock the bento with little finger sandwiches or sushi - yum! I also LOVE Arcadia - it's one of my top 3 favorite fabric lines!

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  68. I am also a happy TRH follower :)

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  69. im a huge snack muncher so the things id put in my bento would be wasabi peas..peanut butter pretzels and maybe some gummi bears.. :) i eat like a 5 year old..raineoc@yahoo.com

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  70. im following your blog via email :) raineoc@yahoo.com

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  71. I LOVE sushi, so definitely I would use it for hand rolls. With maybe some baby carrots and apple slices!

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  72. I am already a TRH follower :)

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  73. i love this bento box and carrying bag! how cute! i'd put a veggie sandwich with hummus in it as well as grapes and some pita chips. :)

    gretchen.kingsley(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  74. already a follower!

    gretchen.kingsley(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  75. Oh my gosh! I've seen lots of posts about Bento lunches!! I would put some hard boiled eggs shaped like a heart or star with egg molds, veggies cut into strips or cute shapes likes stars. A small salad and maybe some chicken. LOVE BENTO!!!

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  76. I am a follower of Tea Rose Home and I love all your creative post and DIYs!

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  77. I posted your giveaway on my Facebook.

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  78. My daughter would put her lunch into it. She's been wanting one.
    Hope you are feeling better.

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  79. I would use this box to carry snacks when I am in the car - a girls gotta eat.

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  80. I have some great energy ball snacks I would put in the box and also some other snacks like almonds and dried fruit. I'm a follower. Love the bag too! Thanks!

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  81. What a cute bento box! It would be so useful for my six-year-od daughter's lunches!

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  82. And I already follow your blog! :)

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  83. What a fun giveaway! If I had a bento box, I would put hummus, naan and vegies in it for lunch. Thanks for an opportunity to win.

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  84. This is perfect for making sure I get all the food groups! Definetely using one section for veggies and one for fruit. No more need for mult containers! Your bag is lovely too! Perfect set!

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  85. I do a similar thing with boxes from easylunchboxes.com. What I put in varies. A treat is when I take ritz crackers and PB and make sandwiches. I usually put in 5 or 6 for their main item and protein.

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  86. I already follow. I love this site for lunch ideas...anotherlunch.com She had some super creative bento ideas!

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  87. Love a give a way. I would keep random diaperbag snacks in it.

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  88. I would use the box for my husbands lunch everyday!

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  89. What a great idea! I would put rice in there with some yummy chicken and veggies!

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  90. This is the first time I've seen a bento box! It would be great for carrying healthy snacks when we're out and about.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  91. i love the idea of starting to use a real bento box! plus your carrying case is darling! I'd love to put fresh, yummy lunches for my kiddos in the box (cute little cut sandwiches and fruit cut with cookie cutters!) keeping my fingers crossed!

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  92. i would put my lunch in it everyday when i go to work. i would love to have something cute to use. thanks for the chance to win one.
    just in case i dont win, where can you purchase one?
    thanks, Michelle

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  93. I would love to put little tea sandwiches inside :)

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  94. Whenever my wee one gets old enough, I would fill it with neat decorated lunch items. Dragon-shaped sandwiches. Cucumber and tomato caterpillars, etc! So precious.

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  95. I love the fabric you picked! I would use the bento box for lunch. I graze at work most of the day and would probably use the box for veggie sticks, hummus, fruit, almond butter and crackers/pretzels. Thanks for a fun giveaway!

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  96. I'm your follower so I have to try :)

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  97. the bento box would be great for those times when i'm broke and need a snack between my college classes!

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  98. I blogged about candy: http://greenrabbitsland.blogspot.com/

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  99. I currently attempt to make myself a bento style lunch but have 4 separate boxes that rumble around the bottom of my work bag(which surprisingly is made of the same fabric as this bag). I love to regime these.xxx

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  100. I like your bento and I would like one :-). I can use this to carry fruits, nuts and cheese together but separated.

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  101. I'm your follower! Hugs from Hungary

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  102. My little granddaughter would love to take her lunch to preschool in the bento box. The bag is oh so cute I might have to keep it for myself. Happy 3rd!!

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  103. I am a loyal follower of your blog.

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  104. Hmmm...that bento box is so cute! I would put grapes in it, pretzels, apple slices and graham crackers. Snacks for me and for my kids!

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  105. I'm a follower! Love this blog!

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  106. I love bentos. When kids go on field trips they usually bring a bento lunch. Here we like rice, fish, teriyaki beef, daikon and namasu.Cute box and tote!

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  107. I am now a follower of your blog. I don't know why I haven't done it before. I do have you listed on my blog for favorite blogs that I do read. I hope you will follow me back. Aloha.

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  108. I'd use the box to reward my kids for special things. What an honor that would be to be the kid who gets to use the bento box for lunch!

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  109. I follow thanks!
    marthablake3@gmail.com

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  110. I would use the bento box for my daughter's lunch or snack, thanks!
    marthablake3@gmail.com

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  111. Fabulous bento box prize! Thanks for the opportunity to win! If I won, I would certainly store my snacks in there :)

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  112. I love the fabric you used! I would love to win this to use for taking my quilting stuff to quilt club.

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  113. I tweeted your giveaway. @nalaxu

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  114. Ooo I would love to put some fruit and fruit dip in the bento box. I would love to win! :-)

    clisserloo at gmail dot com

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  115. I am a follower of your blog :-)

    clisserloo at gmail dot com

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  116. Oh how I love bentos!
    I would put sliced tofu, mounds f rice, some tamari sauce, white bean and quinoa patties and some wontons!
    Sound good?

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  117. Oh, I am also already a follower!
    Thank you for this fun giveaway!!

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  118. I would put my daughters lunch in it, it would save on ziplocks to just use the different compartments. She'd think it was fun too :)

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  119. I would start by filling the largest of the top sections with slices of smoked tuna, then into the two smaller sections would be placed some grated mild fat reduced cheese and a little portion of tartar sauce. Then into the lower sections would go just perfectly, two slices of fresh bread. My dear husband's lunch is made. The Bento box would be placed carefully into the beautiful drawstring bag along with a juicy navel orange and a sweet and crisp Fuji apple. Now I will draw up the strings and hand it to my darling along with a hug and a kiss and wave at the door as he drives off for another day at the office. Thank-you Sachiko!!!and Happy 3rd year anniversary and many, many more!

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  120. I am so happy to find your blog, Satchiko, and even happier to sign up and follow it, I hope you are feeling better today?

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  121. I would put my little girl's lunch in it. It's perfect! and the bag is so cute!

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  122. I have never seen these before! They are too neat. I would probably use it as a lunch box or to transport crafting goodies.

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  123. I love the bento box and the neat bag! I try to take my lunch to work as often as i can, so my box would contain leftovers. I'm a follower too.

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  124. Happy Birthday ....
    I would take the traditional bento, chicken ... ... oniguiri

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  125. I think I would use it for lunch!

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  126. I tweeted and facebooked your giveaway!

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  127. I would put sandwich wrap, carrot sticks, hummus and cherry tomatoes for a yummy lunch at work. Also, a tutorial on how to make that bento box bag would be amazing!

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  128. I would put my avacado tuna pita sandwich wraps, cut carrots, hummus and some cherry tomatoes. Also, a tutorial on how to sew that cute bento box bag would be amazing! Happy 3 years!

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  129. love your other posts about the bento box! i'd love to pack my lunch in it for school.

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  130. I don't normally comment, but I read your blog all the time! I would use the box to hold snacks, probably, but the idea of crafty sort of materials sounds good, too. And the bag is absolutely beautiful!!

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  131. Oh, and I've been a follower for forever. :-)

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  132. I think I would put embellishments in it.

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  133. I have enjoyed when you show what you put into your children's bento boxes. I would put a healthy lunch of vegetables, cheese, and maybe a chocolate treat in the bento box and then take it to my daughter at her work and surprise her. She loves bento boxes and she also loves totes and bags!

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  134. I love bento and would use it for my sons lunches...I love the little compartments to keep everything separated and keep bread crumbs off the cut fresh fruits...thanks for the giveaway, and for your blog!

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  135. I love bento and would use it for my sons lunches...I love the little compartments to keep everything separated and keep bread crumbs off the cut fresh fruits...thanks for the giveaway, and for your blog!

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  136. I would put tuna salad, cheese cubes/grapes and club crackers. This is my favorite snacky-style lunch! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  137. I'm thinking this is perfect for my daughter and her boyfriend for Christmas. I've been thinking about making lunch bags for them - one great step further! For her I can see meatballs, vegetable sticks, cheese bits and crackers. Love it.

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  138. And definitely a follower. Hope you continue to feel better.

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  139. I'd put cottage cheese, bananas, and walnuts in the bento box. Or, I might use it for crafts - bobbins, pins, and threads. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  140. If I won the bento box, I put some yogurt, fruit, and granola in it. The granola wouldn't get soggy before I was ready to eat it.

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  141. My son would want me to put Oreos in the Bento box - but instead I'd sneak in some fresh fruit heehehe

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  142. I would love to win to give the box to my husband. He lived in Japan for 2 years and misses it dearly!

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  143. I make cute bento lunches for my kids, but never for me! So this bento would be all mine!

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  144. I would love to win this bento box and adorable pouch. I would use it for my daughter's school lunches so she doesn't have PB&J every day. :-)

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  145. Oh, I LOVE bento boxes! If I could bare to part with it it would be perfect for kids' lunches because they can't stand when food touches other food...

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  146. I would put salad, cottage cheese, and fruit in my bento box and I love the bag.

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  147. I think I would be packing lunch for my husband... probably with an indian flare. :)

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  148. I am not sure if you would post to Australia but I am hopeful...

    I'd be carrying my snacks around in my knitting bag. Rice crackers, fruit and maybe something a little bit sugary and naughty...

    Happy birthday!

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  149. The fabric you've chosen for your pouch is great. I would put dried apricots and nuts in one section and salad in another with some sun dried tomato or olives in another, or maybe some crackers as well.

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  150. My sister is a culinary student and loves bento boxes! She does not have one yet though and I would love to give her one!!! That would be so cool!

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  151. I think I would be packing lunch for my husband... probably with an indian flare. :)

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  152. I would use it for my daughters school lunch and put some veggies, fruits, crackers and cheese and some other goodies

    llynnwalker1980@hotmail.com

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  153. I am a follower of your blog! alaska_lady8@yahoo.com

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