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:

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Pat said...

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.

Rhonda said...

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!

Rhonda said...

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

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

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

Ume (うめ) said...

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!

Ella said...

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

Ella said...

I'm a follower!

Paula said...

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

Michele said...

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

yorkie mom said...

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

yorkie mom said...

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!

Little Treasures said...

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!

Kathy said...

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

Kathy said...

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.

Kathy said...

I Tweeted about your giveaway as KShahann this morning.

JulzVP said...

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...

JulzVP said...

I am a follower of TRH.

Mommarock said...

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

Mommarock said...

I am a follower of Tea Rose Home

Jennifer said...

I'm a follower of your fabulous blog!

Jennifer said...

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

G Inspires said...

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.

Lindsay said...

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!

Lindsay said...

I follow you!

Janelle said...

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

Janelle said...

I also follow you on Google Reader :)

nest full of eggs said...

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 :)

strong girls said...

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

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

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

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

I follow TRH

BizzyMom said...

I would use it for my husband's lunches!

BizzyMom said...

Follower of TRH! :)

marisa said...

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!

marisa said...

I'm a follower

Jeff and Elizabeth said...

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

CynthiaT59 said...

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

Thanks!

CynthiaT59 said...

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

Thanks!

brenna said...

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

brenna said...

I'm a follower!

brenna said...

Posted on my blog...

Sisterino said...

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

The Lawrences said...

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!)

The Lawrences said...

I am a follower!

Diane said...

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.

Diane said...

I am a faithful follower of TRH:)

MoniCue said...

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.

Diane said...

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

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

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.

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

I'm a follower of TRH!

jeanne marie said...

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.

Erzebat said...

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

Erzebat said...

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

Erzebat said...

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

terip said...

I am a follower already!

terip said...

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

deserae said...

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

deserae said...

I follow your blog

Kelsey said...

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!

SmalltownOntario said...

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.

Patty C. said...

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

Patty C. said...

I am a follower ;)

elizabeth said...

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!

elizabeth said...

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

Sara said...

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

Pattygloria said...

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

Pattygloria said...

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

Jennifer said...

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!!

Jennifer said...

I follow TRH in a reader

Pattygloria said...

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

Mikaela said...

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!

Mikaela said...

I'm a follower already!

Maggs Creates said...

I am already a follower of Tea Rose Home.

Maggs Creates said...

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.

TheYellowRose said...

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!

TheYellowRose said...

I'm already a follower!

s said...

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!

Stephanie said...

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. ;)

Stephanie said...

Oh, & I am a follower too.

piggie1230 said...

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.

piggie1230 said...

second one - I follow :)

Ng said...

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

Ng said...

Already subscribe to TRH!

Emily said...

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. :)

Emily said...

I already follow your blog!!

Amy said...

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

Amy said...

TRH follower for a couple years now :)

Rebecca said...

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!

Rebecca said...

I am also a happy TRH follower :)

lorraine said...

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

lorraine said...

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

Arli said...

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

Arli said...

I am already a TRH follower :)

Gretchen said...

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

Gretchen said...

already a follower!

gretchen.kingsley(at)hotmail(dot)com

JessicaBusby said...

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!!!

JessicaBusby said...

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

JessicaBusby said...

I posted your giveaway on my Facebook.

Kim said...

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

Kim said...

I am also a follower.

annemarie said...

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

LauraH said...

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!

annemarie said...

I am a happy follower.

Marsha said...

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

Marsha said...

And I already follow your blog! :)

Otter Hill Designs said...

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.

Otter Hill Designs said...

I'm a follower!

Kristin said...

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!

Kristin said...

I am a follower!!!

girlsmama said...

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.

girlsmama said...

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

Michelle said...

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

Michelle said...

I'm a follower :)

Ivy said...

I would use the box for my husbands lunch everyday!

Ivy said...

I am a follower

Briana Richardson said...

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

Briana Richardson said...

I'm a follower!

Gargamella Creations said...

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!

Gargamella Creations said...

Follower of TRH!

{northern cottage} said...

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!

{northern cottage} said...

already a follower

sweet stuff and tiny said...

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

sweet stuff and tiny said...

I'm a follower too!

Taylor said...

I would love to put little tea sandwiches inside :)

*Cheriece* said...

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.

MaryBeth said...

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!

Anna - Krulik said...

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

Danielle said...

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

Anna - Krulik said...

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

Miss_Oakden said...

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

Miss_Oakden said...

I'm a follower

Kála said...

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

Kála said...

I'm your follower! Hugs from Hungary

Pam said...

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!!

Pam said...

I am a loyal follower of your blog.

Mary Jo said...

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!

Mary Jo said...

I'm a follower! Love this blog!

Christie said...

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!

Christie said...

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.

Heather said...

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!

The Blakes said...

I follow thanks!
marthablake3@gmail.com

The Blakes said...

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

Jennifer Rzasa said...

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

JustPam said...

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

JustPam said...

I tweeted your giveaway. @nalaxu

JustPam said...

I am a follower of TRH

Joel & Clarissa said...

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

Joel & Clarissa said...

I am a follower of your blog :-)

clisserloo at gmail dot com

seashoreknits said...

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?

seashoreknits said...

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

Tyree said...

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 :)

natioradison said...

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!

natioradison said...

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?

Ruth Yoder said...

I'm now a follower!

Ruth Yoder said...

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

Copeland's Coffee Break said...

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

Copeland's Coffee Break said...

I am now a follower of Tea Rose Home!

Ann said...

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.

Cris Nagawa said...

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

Colleen said...

I think I would use it for lunch!

Colleen said...

Im already a follower!

Colleen said...

I tweeted and facebooked your giveaway!

Jen said...

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!

Jen said...

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!

Jen said...

I am already a follower!

Jen said...

I posted this to facebook.

Rosemariee said...

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

Tricia Regar said...

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!!

Tricia Regar said...

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

Cher said...

I think I would put embellishments in it.

Jeanine said...

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!

Kellie said...

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!

Kellie said...

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!

Bridget said...

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

Bridget said...

I now follow you via email!

Melody said...

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.

Melody said...

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

Sallie said...

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!

Sallie said...

I'm a follower.

IceBebe said...

I'm now a follower!

IceBebe said...

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.

Tawny said...

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

Tawny said...

I'm a follower as well :D

Meghan said...

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

Kathleen said...

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

Kathleen said...

I'm a follower

Joy said...

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. :-)

dawn said...

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...

Mary E said...

I am already a follower.

Mary E said...

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

faith said...

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

faith said...

And I do follow your blog.

Tas said...

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!

Tas said...

I am already a follower :)

Naturally Carol said...

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.

Naturally Carol said...

I am a follower already :)

BlackAntBeads said...

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!

BlackAntBeads said...

I follow this awesome blog!!

faith said...

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

lililyn67 said...

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

llynnwalker1980@hotmail.com

Sonya said...

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

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