We've had a great summer around here. Lots of fun, lots of sewing, beautiful weather but no time for blogging. Now that everyone is back in school, I hope to share ideas, projects and products more regularly through this space.
To get started, I thought I would share how we handle waste-free lunches in our house. Below is a pretty typical school lunch.
Soup in a thermos, water in a Kleen Kanteen, a cloth napkin, a stainless steel spoon from our regular tableware set, a whole apple, a waterproof snack bag with baby carrots, and one more with Trader Joe's cheddar rockets. Sometimes there will be a snack bag with a sandwich, or a rubbermaid container of chicken salad (I wouldn't send glass containers to school, and I haven't gotten any stainless containers that the kids are able to open themselves yet). Notice that I didn't say "plastic-free" lunch. We're nowhere near that yet! But we aren't throwing anything away, when most kids will toss 500+ plastic baggies per school year. I feel comfortable with where we are, but always keep an eye out for more ways to improve.
I hope your new academic year is off to a great start!
As co-owner of Stitchery in Portsmouth, RI, I teach sewing classes to children and adults. Welcome to my blog Dancing Threads RI.