Hi, I’m Kathy.

I am employed as a technical communicator and dabble as a paid speaker. I am passionate about making healthy food attractive and often cute. This blog is my number one hobby. I am proud that I have continually created new content for 11 years. I share many lunches and activities planned with or prepared for those I love.

68 Responses to About

  1. tonettejoyce says:

    Thanks for ‘liking’ my post; I think you’ll enjoy some more of my vegan and vegetarian recipes.
    I would love to see your needlework! I used to do a lot and hoped to get back, but that will have to wait a while.
    I was not familiar with the term ‘bento’ until I read your blog; thanks for the info!

  2. Francesca says:

    Thank you so much for stopping by our blog and liking my pumpkin soup post. My daughter would certainly love to open her lunch box and find one of your lunches or attend one of your birthday parties. There is so much to learn from you!
    Take care,

  3. rencreates says:

    Thank you for liking my first post! I love all things creative and your blog is so inspiring πŸ™‚ what lovely ideas! Thanks again! Ren x

  4. Thanks for the like! You have some fab ideas, I love to see all the creative things people do…thanks again, Sally

  5. In thanks for all of your support,I have nominated you for a Leiber Award…please check in at the link below:http://tonettejoycefoodfriendsfamily.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=110&action=edit&message=6&postpost=v2

  6. rosekat08 says:

    Thanks for following my blog. I’m hoping to share my December experiences and more holiday tips soon.
    You’re so cool to do bento! I love them but I wouldn’t know the first step!
    I also love embroidery! So you post pictures of your finished samplers?
    Have a great day!

  7. Hello Kathy , I found your blog very beautiful and I am nominating you for beautiful blogger award. I believe participation is an optional but in the case if you are interested, pls check
    Let’s spread more love for bento πŸ™‚ Cheers

  8. mtetar says:

    My kind of cooking style (Vegetarian). Thank you for sharing. Best, Mtetar

  9. I love all your darling designs and ideas.I have nominated you for a REALITY award…I will put the post up shortly.
    Keep up the great work…and thank you for all of your support!

  10. Ryan says:

    Love the lunches! They look really clever.

    I nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award if you’re interesting in participating. Info, rules and my own entry from my nomination are here:

  11. I love the 12 days of Christmas bento boxes! Great idea!

  12. eclecticlamb says:

    Thank you so much! It is fun.

  13. fiammisday says:

    Lovely an different!!! Kisses

  14. Amy says:

    Very neat blog! Thanks for liking my post on ita vita.

  15. epaduani says:

    Hi Kathy,

    Greetings from NJ. We’re practically neighbors…:)

    Thank you for following my blog on my year-long bread making adventure. I hope you enjoy it and I look forward to seeing many exciting things from you as well.


  16. eclecticlamb says:

    I have been baking bread for a long time. I look forward to following your adventures.

  17. aomi3 says:

    Hi Kathy,
    Thank you for liking my blog. I’ve migrated my blog postings from Blogger only a few days ago. I felt a warm welcome. Thank you! Your variety of Obentos are so cute and fantastic.

  18. Hi Kathy,
    Thank you for dropping by and for liking my post. I love your needlework, you are very talented. My mom is coming for a visit next week and she’s fantastic in it. She already told me she’s bringing along whatever she’s in the middle of doing. I will definitely post it ;-)…

  19. snozcumber says:

    Thank you for the checking out my post – I have to say, I love your lunchboxes! how fantastic!

  20. Your blog is so much fun! Love that it’s veggie too πŸ™‚

  21. amysworlds says:

    Hey there! Thanks for visiting amysworlds and liking my post earlier πŸ™‚ I like your christmas dumplings idea…may try that for a special meal sometime!

  22. shikoomkoom says:

    Your blog is so wonderful! I am in love with the bento box designs πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by my blog so I could find yours!

  23. ciao! luvFAB blog.

  24. You have an Amazing Inspiring Blog and I have nominated you for the β€œVery Inspiring Blogger Award!” If you’d like to participate, here are the rules: http://homecreationseveryday.wordpress.com/2013/02/07/very-inspiring-blog-award/

  25. tenpens says:

    I love the vegetarian lunches! It gives me so many great ideas

  26. Opalla says:

    Thanks for liking my post. Enjoy today wherever you are while we celebrate Chinese New Year! Love the novelty you blog about, I’ll be back, drop by again–the food for Chinese New Year may interest you. πŸ™‚

  27. Thanks for the Like on my Sweet Potato Soup! I love your Bento Box Ideas. I am sure it is a great tool te get kids interested in not only eating , but maybe sneak in those fruit and veggies through a pretty display! πŸ˜‰

  28. Justin Joe says:

    Thanks for liking my Bento post. I see them as a new way to stay healthy. I’m always looking for new recipes! I like the diversity of your posts, the vegetarian ideas are great.

  29. Thanks for stopping by my humble site/blog and giving me the big thumbs up on my toile fabric postcards. I have a couple fabric postcard projects on my blog that you may enjoy. I’m having fun exploring your passions too!

  30. I love your posts! Good luck to you and your family!

  31. Shilpi K says:

    I really like your blog. Hence I have nominated you for Super Sweet Blogging Award. You can collect it here

    It’s totally fine whether you chose to accept it or not; just with this nomination, I wanted to intimate you that I admire you for your great efforts that you put-in for your posts which I love to read every time I visit.

  32. I can’t wait to try making some of these vegetarian lunches! I’m a confirmed meat eater, but but I also LOVE my veggies, and these vegetarian dishes look like an amazing way to lighten my diet. Keep blogging!!!

  33. Ariani says:

    Thanks for visiting my bento blog and liking my post. Love the healthy variety of vegetarian lunches that you’ve create as well!

  34. Thank you for visiting my blog!
    I can see you are a real food artist!

  35. mariegray75 says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog and liking my post about Cheese rolls! πŸ™‚ I just love wordpress dont’ you? I feel like I’ve crawled out of the dusty old cupboard (blogspot) and into the bright sparkly world of comments and likes!!!!
    Cheers! Marie Gray

  36. twistnpout says:

    I so love your bento lunches. I used to live in Japan – I was always so impressed/amazed/entertained by the precious little cute bits they would but in noodles and vegetables always such an unexpected surprise.

  37. Grace says:

    Hi! Your blog is great and I love the amazing things you do with food, I’ve nominated you for a One lovely blog award. You can see your nomination here:-


  38. Thanks for checking out my blog and my recent PB Chocolate and Banana Quesadillas! I hope you find some time to make these for yourself as well.


  39. thatoldschoolgirl says:

    wow your Bento are amazing. Thanks for the visit

  40. Your bento boxes are adorable! Your family is so lucky πŸ™‚

  41. debholman68 says:

    Thanks for liking my blog. I don’t know what Bento’s are, but will have to find out.

  42. Hi eclecticlamb,
    Just stopping by to say I really enjoyed following your blog and I have nominated you for a Liebster Award. If you’re interested in, pop by this link http://matchamochimoo.wordpress.com/2013/03/28/thanks-awards-on-march-2013/ for more details and follow the rules. Keep your good work. πŸ™‚

  43. eugeniacs says:

    Thanks so much for liking a post on my blog! Your entire blog looks so amazing, fun and inspiring. I’ll have to check back soon : )

  44. Thanks for stopping by Trinity’s Kitchen! Hope you found some inspiration in my healthy recipes.
    I love your lunch box ideas, just what I need to encourage me to eat healthy at the office. Why should school kids have all the fun πŸ™‚

  45. eclecticlamb says:

    Agreed! Thank you!

  46. Liz says:

    Thank you for stopping by my favourite pastime and leaving me a brief thank you note. I appreciate your stopping by. Best wishes…I love the Bentos!

  47. LauriLau says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog, I just discovered yours and I love your bento ideas, they all look yummy and healthy πŸ˜›

  48. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I just started it an hour ago. Very cut bento

  49. micahkunkle says:

    Thanks for liking my post! Next step is to follow me!:) I follow u u follow me! Deal or no deal?

  50. micahkunkle says:


  51. Jayanth says:

    Kathy, thanks for stopping by! your work is really creative (in fact all your bento pictures have made me hungry now lol)

  52. eclecticlamb says:

    Thank you so much!

  53. Looking forward to reading more– you’re so beautifully inventive!

  54. Hello Kathy,
    Your blog is so cute and inspiring and creative…cute sweet bentos..love it…
    I have nominated you for Shine On Award. Please collect it at : http://simplyvegetarian777.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/shine-on-award/

  55. Hi Kathy,
    I love your blog and bentos and have nominated you for 7Γ—7 Link award.
    Please see http://wokkingit.wordpress.com/blog-awards/ for more details. As always, participation is an optional and only if you want to pass the torch to others.
    Have a lovely day! Winnie xx

  56. hurriedvegan says:

    Hi Kathy, thanks so much for liking my post. Such amazingly creative lunches! I’ll look forward to seeing more of them πŸ™‚

  57. jsletto says:

    Thank you for following my blog. πŸ™‚

  58. Hey! I’ve nominated you for an award. No obligation to accept but if you want to check it out then please do. http://sensitiveflour.wordpress.com/2013/08/31/none-of-this-would-have-been-possible-without/ Have a great day!

  59. callyworden says:

    Hey Kathy, thanks for stopping by my blog at http://www.kiddiespace.net! Your culinary creations are awesome :-)) Some fab ideas here for my kids lunchboxes, thanks! Beats peanut butter sandwiches any day, lol!

  60. Hi Kathy! You liked a post on my blog so I wanted to check out your blog and say, “Hi!” Oh my gosh I love your bento lunches. They’re the cutest thing ever!! Love your blog! Celeste πŸ™‚

  61. Silas says:

    Hi aunt Kathy

  62. Silas says:

    I love this blog 😦

  63. Hi! I really enjoy following you and have nominated you for a Sunshine Award. If you’re interested in accepting, pop by http://matchamochimoo.wordpress.com/2013/11/20/thanks-sunshine-award-november-2013/ for more details and follow the rules. If you don’t like it, don’t worry, just leave it, that’s fine! πŸ™‚

  64. StormGemini says:

    O.o! you are from Western New York too! This is awesome!

  65. Wottawally says:

    Oooo veggie Bentos….. must stay a while and have a peak!

  66. Rob Robson says:


    Totally awesome.

    All of it. You are so cool!! πŸ‘

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