When you go eat something, isn’t it more fun when it’s visually appealing? Don’t you think the same applies to children?


When my daughter started elementary school, we found out that a student had a peanut allergy so the classroom would be nut free and they wanted parents to not send any nuts in snacks or lunches. Previously I had thought I simple PB&J sandwiches which I would supplement with sides…that had to change. I tried to put myself in the shoes of the mother of the child and then my previous thoughts flew out the window and I began to look for creative ways to serve protein in ways other than nut. My family isn’t very big on lunch meat…so we stick mostly to dairy (cheeses) for lunch.

The picture is of the lunch I just packed my daughter. It is a simple cream cheese sandwich, black bean & quinoa chips, fruit cocktail, and cucumber. It may look complicated, but it’s not.

After valentines day I found this mini pie press at target for $1.50!!!! I figured it was really just a press, so why not use bread? I took two slices of regular bread, rolled them out, used the outside of the pie press to cut out the bread, added cream cheese, then pressed:-). Awesome heart sandwich!

TheyWillLoveYourEffort when they open their lunch




Hi! My name is Dominique and I’m lucky enough to be the wife to my True Love and mother to a little girl and a little boy. I grew up in the Midwest but have loved living in NC, our new home.

I’m actually an Industrial Engineer by schooling, but am now a domestic engineer(Stay-at-home-Mom) and feel very blessed to have this job.

I have always loved the challenge in making the most of things…whether it’s figuring out that a filing cabinet , a $10 piece of countertop and a few scraps of wood can be turned into a desk, that a curtain sheer, some ribbon, and a square piece of fabric can be transformed into an Elsa-like dress, or how to provide an interesting lunch for my little girl who is in a peanut free classroom. I love to figure things out and to create.

I hope you enjoy reading my posts. I hope that my posts will inspire you to create. I hope that with my posts you will see that They Will Love Your Effort, whether things turn our perfect or not;-)

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