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Here we are (unofficial) last week of the summer, which is bittersweet. Our little family has had an amazing summer, though we didn’t take any extravagant trips or spend a lot of money.

Facebook and Instagram got a bit of a rest, however. We spent a lot of time busy with friends, family and catching up. Our kids were allowed to get bored, and the lake was a great getaway.

Now we look forward to a busy fall and a return to structure.

This week we talked about what was going in the lunch pail, and whether there were any special requests. There weren’t any suggestions, however, which was disappointing.

Our goal this year is to decrease our use of plastic. We made beeswax snack bags, got some stainless steel containers and plan to limit the amount of prepackaged goodies, which reduces the amount of processed snacks. I would like to not buy any, but I have to compromise and let the kids have some treats. Everything in moderation, right?

Beeswax wraps are an easy do-it-yourself option to reduce your use of cling wrap.

Beeswax Wraps

  • Cut desired shaped of fabric (square or round, depending on your storage container)
  • Shredded beeswax (you can get this in local bulk food store in St. Jacobs

Preheat oven to 200 degrees.

Place fabric on parchment-lined baking tray.

Add shredded beeswax, place in oven.

When the wax has melted, spread with a paintbrush. Flip over and do the other side. 

Fold into desired shape for snacks or keep flat for wrapping different pans, glass bowls, cheeses or vegetables.

These can be washed with soapy water and hung to dry before reusing.

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