Back to School! Breakfast

A Feteful Life: Back to School Breakfast

Woohoo! It’s back to school for my kiddos today! We were actually all so excited about it that I thought it’d be fun to have a low-key “back to school breakfast” for my loves. And it forced me to finally “interview” both of my kids, which I’ve really been wanting to do, so I’m going to pretend it was my plan all along to do a back to school interview. It’s all up over at Honest to Nod today — check it out!

Want to hear your own kids say sweet and funny stuff? Just click right here to download our free Back to School Interview printable!

And thanks to The Land of Nod for gifting us the Meri Meri Toot Sweet Collection items and the growth chart!

A Feteful Life: Back to School Breakfast

A Feteful Life: Back to School Breakfast

A Feteful Life: Back to School Breakfast

DIY Picnic Printables

A Feteful Life: Picnic Printables

One of my most favorite things about this summer thus far has been the vast number of picnics we’ve been having. From front porch lunches, to outdoor music concert dinners, we’ve been eating outside a whole lot. It means less cleanup for me and an ability to stay out and about for longer periods of time. And my whole family’s been loving it. But just because it makes things more simple, doesn’t mean it has to be plain. So I had in mind to put together a printable set of fun labels to dress our picnics up a bit. Then, in fortuitous timing, party supplier PartyPail asked us if we’d like to test out some of their plain party goods. Perfect!

In keeping with my current love of the black + white combo, I designed a set of labels and straw flags that I used on a variety of PartyPail’s great picnic goods (plain white cups, chevron dessert cups, large clear cello bags, and striped straws). And I loved the printables so much that I decided to share them with you for free. Just click on the link at the end of the post to download them. Print the circle labels on plain white label sheets and punch out with a 2″ circle punch. Print the straw flags on white paper or cardstock, cut out, and glue on a striped straw. Always simple, never plain!

p.s. my easy picnic menu? salted watermelon + chèvre + mint; prosciutto + mozzarella + basil baguettes; dark chocolate almond bark with sea salt

A Feteful Life: Picnic Printables

A Feteful Life: Picnic Printables

A Feteful Life: Picnic Printables

A Feteful Life: Picnic Printables

A Feteful Life: Picnic Printables

A Feteful Life: Picnic Printables

CLICK RIGHT HERE FOR PICNIC PRINTABLES!

Disclosure: PartyPail provided AFL with paper party goods in exchange for this post. No other compensation was provided and all opinions herein are our own.

Pretty Packaging for Leftovers

I don’t know about you, but if I could limit my holiday culinary indulging to just the actual holiday day, I’d be so much happier when January 1st rolls around. One way to do that? Continue the spirit of Thanksgiving by GIVING AWAY Thanksgiving leftovers to dinner guests. With a few simple supplies and A Feteful Life’s tags and labels for leftovers, you can set up a leftover station faster than you can trim a proper turkey (and I say that not knowing how to trim a turkey — I avoid it because it appears to take a long time). I stuck with brown kraft, white, a pretty plum color and a touch of gold. And, as a thanks to you, we are giving you FREE tags and labels — just click right here to download them! You can print them on sticker paper or tape them on with a little gold washi tape.

Thanksgiving-Leftover-Packaging

1. I’d start by putting out a mix of kraft and white take-out boxes, like these from Think Garnish. A good variety of sizes will ensure your guests have the right package for whatever grub they’re taking home. Seal the lid with an AFL sticker label or secure it with twine and tie a tag on.

2. You can’t go wrong by having plenty of gold washi tape around and you can use a small piece to secure a lid, close the flap of a bag, or tape on an AFL label. I love the real metallic shine of this one from a cute Portland Etsy shop.

3. Metallic gold and plum baker’s twine are the perfect functional accessory for your packaging setup. Wind a few lengths around your take-out box and tie on an AFL tag to make sure your sweets stay put.

4. Make sure to download A Feteful Life’s Tags and Labels to dress up your leftovers and remind your guests what goodness they’re taking home.

5. Kraft striped paper bags are a great size for a slice of leftovers, savory or sweet. Close it simply with a piece of gold washi tape or make sure little fingers stay out by tying it up with twine. Love these ones from cutetape (a super cute store, btw).

6. I need these kraft pie boxes (even though there’s usually no pie leftover in our house). The wooden fork is a nice, realistic touch. Who really makes it all the way home with pie leftovers, anyway?