Friday, 5 December 2008

Finally! An Update!

Hello all! Finally I have a chance to update everyone on the status of the store. Sadly it has been longer than expected getting the store up and running again, I apologize for that. I really miss bento-ing!!
So, I have some pretty exciting news... The store is moving stateside! It is still going to be online only, but shipping (hopefully) will be even faster than ever. I have packed up all inventory and shipped it here to the US (6 huge crates to start) and I am in negotiations with my vendors and suppliers to have shipments of inventory sent to me here in the US.
I can't give an exact open date for the store since we are still house-hunting and will be busy moving, but as soon as we get settled, I will start looking for storage options and get the store opened back up ASAP!!
Thanks for your patience and I can't wait to start being bento-crazy again!

Friday, 10 October 2008

Update

Hi everyone! I am still in the US and haven't had much chance to respond to emails. I just wanted to let all of you know that I am still around, and still planning on reopening as soon as I can. I will be updating this page in the next few days with pictures of some new items I will have available when the store reopens.
And on a side note, I hope everyone is enjoying Fall! It is so nice to see the leaves changing colors again :)

Monday, 15 September 2008

Sneak Peek

Here is a preview of a couple of new products available when the store reopens : )
2 Tier Pink Polka Dot Bento BoxJapanese Style Bento Picks

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Last Day!

Today is the last day to place an order until I get back from vacation (sometime in Oct.) I will take orders until Wednesday midnight~ pacific time, then the store is going on hold. I will have lots of new bento boxes available when the store reopens.
Arigato goziamashita!
mm(_ _)mm

Monday, 1 September 2008

3 more days to Order

Hey everyone, Just a reminder that I will be on vacation starting this Wednesday, Sept. 3rd. The store website will not accept any orders after that date. All orders placed before the store goes on hold will be shipped by the end of the week. Thanks!

Back to School Contest WINNER

Congratulations to
Morgan L.
of Kaukauna, Wisconsin
The winner of the Bento Crazy back to school contest. Her guess of 75 was the closest to the mystery number "90"
Way to go Morgan!
I'll be mailing your package out by the end of the week : )

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Temporary Store Closing

Hey everyone! I just wanted to let you all know that the store is going to be "on hold" while I travel back to the US. The last day to place orders will be Wednesday, Sept. 3rd. I'll have all orders shipped out by Friday, Sept 5th. I'll be leaving for the US later on in the month, and I will be gone for at least a month.
Never fear, I will be returning with more selection, a ton of cool new boxes (and lots of old favorites) and fun accessories. Look for new contests, and great Holiday specials! I am also going to work on setting up Bento Crazy International store, so everyone overseas can just place an order directly rather than emailing me for shipping quotes.

Soo.. if anyone is looking for anything specific not on the store, get in touch with me in the next few days : ) I will keep everyone updated on this blog. Oh, and I do have a winner from the back to school contest, I will be posting that information later.

Saturday, 16 August 2008

Exploded View of Bento Prize

This is what's included:
Brown carry bag
San-x plush frog keychain
Panda notepad
Pink Natural Lunch Time sandwich bento box
pencil caps
glue stick
shinkansen magnet
3 kawaii pens/pencils
Monokuro Boo case with ruler/triangle set
Miss Bunny composition book
Kawaii scissors and case
Pencil case
Mini plush (red)
Boo oshibori and case set
Shinkansen folder
Kawaii writing sheet
Cute stationary
Sea Paradise jingle keychain
Remember~ to win, all you have to do is guess a number between 1-200! The closest guess to the mystery number wins. Just make a note on your order with your guess.

Thursday, 14 August 2008

Back To School Bento Giveaway!

Hey everyone! Are you all ready for back to school?! I know I'm excited... ^ ; ^
To celebrate the occasion, I am giving away this lovely bag filled with back to school supplies, and bento goodies as well!
Now, this contest is going to be a little different than previous ones, where we would draw a winner from all orders placed. I thought maybe you would like to have a little more involvement this time! Soo... we have come up with an idea.
This contest will run from August 15th- 20th. If you place an order in that time frame, you have a chance to win. We have come up with a "MYSTERY NUMBER" between 1-200. When you place your order, just type your guess in the notes section. Whoever is the closest will win this bag, and everything in it. I will be posting a picture of everything inside soon..

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Anyone from the Tampa, FL area?

If so, here is your chance to share your love of bento! The St. Petersburg Times is doing a story on the bento craze and would like to feature local people who enjoy the art of bento-making. If you are interested in being featuring in this article, please contact:
Sharon Wynne, reporter
St. Petersburg Times
work phone: (727) 892-8595
I would love to read your story, so if anyone is in that area, please get in touch with Sharon!
Thanks : )

Friday, 8 August 2008

Sale!


The first 30 orders placed between August 10-15th will get a mystery discount added to their order. I am filling a bento box full of tickets, each with a percentage written on it. I will draw a ticket for each order placed, and whatever percentage I draw for you will be the amount of your discount. This will include both the order total AND the shipping charges. I'll refund your discount amount to your paypal account when I ship your order.


This is a great chance to save 10, 20, 25, or even 50% off your bentocrazy order! This is how it breaks down: 12 people will save 10%, 12 people will save 20%, 5 people will save 25%, and one lucky person will get 50% off their entire order! (I have increased the percentages to give you even more savings. I must be Crazy! bento crazy that is ^_~)

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Natural Garden Pink bento box


New design! 2 Tier box with a belt and chopsticks included.
Printed on it is the saying:

NATURAL GARDEN
The leaves are trembling in the breeze

Paypal Payment Issues

Hi everyone,
It has come to my attention that sometimes when placing an order, when making payment, the following error message pops up from paypal:

Unable to process payment. Please contact the merchant as the shipping address provided by the merchant is invalid, and the merchant has requested that your order must be shipped to that address.
I've done a little research, and apparently this is due to paypal rejecting the address provided when you fill out the order form. I guess when the order gets sent over to paypal for payment, paypal thinks there is incorrect address information on your order form. I don't know why this happens when a correct address is entered. Sorry for the inconvenience this has caused, if this happens to you, please let me know and I can send you an invoice directly. Thanks!

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

We have a winner!

CONGRATULATIONS!
the winner of the July bento contest is
Sarah M. of Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Thanks to everyone who ordered! Check back soon for details of the August back to school giveaway! I am putting together a great package for back to school to give away to a lucky customer. It will have great Japanese school supplies, San-X bento items and more! I have a back to school sale coming up too, so check that out soon!

Saturday, 26 July 2008

Last Day to Enter!

Remember, the July bento giveaway ends today, July 31st. Everyone who places an order in July is eligible to win. I will draw a name from all entries, and I'll notify the winner via email and I'll also post the winner on here. Thanks to everyone who has ordered! Good luck!

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

New Bento Line- FOUR LEAVES CLOVER

This is the newest bento line called "Four Leaves Clover". I am offering one tier bento boxes in both blue and tan and also a 2 tier box in blue. There are several matching accessories to the line, including inner dividers in both blue and tan for the one tier boxes, chopsticks and mayo cups in blue and tan. The designs are printed on with a holographic design in either silver or gold.
The design reads:
FOUR LEAVES CLOVER
Fortune knocks at least once at every man's gate.
Introductory special:
Each bento box is just $5 and accessories are $3.50 each

Monday, 14 July 2008

Blue Bento Brush

This guy is great for cleaning out your bento boxes!

Saturday, 12 July 2008

July Bento Giveaway!

Hello! Here is the newest prize I am giving away to one lucky customer! Every order that is placed between July 1st thru July 31st will receive one entry into the contest. There are some bento accessories and also a bunch of kawaii Japanese goodies included in this one. Good Luck to everyone who enters! For a detailed list of the contents of this prize, click here

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

New Additions

Fruit Dividers 3.50

Set of 2 Hamburger/Rice Molds 7.50

Set of 3 Animal Food Covers for Bento 5.00


Suffering Apple Bento Set 16.00

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

4th of July Sale

Thanks to everyone who enjoyed the 4th of July sale!

Saturday, 28 June 2008

New Products Just Added

Elephant Shaped Onigiri Rice Press 4.00

Fish Shaped Onigiri Rice Press 4.00

Lavender Flower Design 2 Tier Bento Box 14.00


Black Skull Design Chopsticks and Case 3.50

The Birthday Boy!


For those of you who asked, here is a picture of the little man eating his birthday cake : )
CONGRATULATIONS TO:
ckerch, stephanie, and hezmanagirl
for guessing correctly! Email me with your address so I can send you a prize!

Thursday, 26 June 2008

Barbapapa Onigiri Cases



I have a few more of these cases in stock, they are super cute and just the right size for onigiri. You can actually make the onigiri right in this case, just line with an onigiri wrapper or plastic wrap, and press the rice in place!

See here for details

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

New Category Added to the Store

Hey everyone, just wanted to update you and let you know that I have added a new category to the store: Limited Quantity or Only One Left Items
I have a ton of stuff left over from selling on other auction sites and would like to clear them out so I can concentrate more on a regular stock. Some things are discontinued, or no longer available, and all are brand new. I am listing them all at a discount because I really just want to make more room. So check it out, you might find something you like at a cheap price!
*ALSO*
I have a limited number of the BLACK SKULL 2 tier bento boxes in stock for those of you who were looking for them.

New Flickr Group

For those of you that are members of Flickr, I've started a group for all of you to post pictures of your bento lunches and accessories. I would love to see the boxes that you have purchased from me in use. Here's the link : flickr bento crazy So, if you are a member of Flickr, join the group! I can't wait to see your bento making skill! : )

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Another little contest..UPDATED

Hi everyone,
I want to run a little contest on here to celebrate A-chan's 1st Birthday! (already!?!)
A-chan is my beautiful sweet baby boy who will be turning one in the very near future. So.. I am going to give away a few small prizes to the people who can correctly guess some of his birth stats. Like...
1- What time of day was he born? (closest guess wins)
2- His weight and length?
3- How many letters in his entire name? (first, middle and last)
In the case of a tie, the first person who answered will win! No purchase necessary, just leave a comment on the blog. Remember to leave your name/and or link to your blog, and not just anonymous : )
UPDATE:
I am going to take the first 10 entries into consideration when picking winners, so if you haven't guessed yet, there's still a chance to win a fun bento prize! Thanks to all who have already participated! : )

June Winner

Congratulations!
Shannon S. from
Grindstone, PA
Winner of the June Bento Giveaway
It's great to have a winner from my home state! Congratulations again, and I hope you love your new bento set!!
=^.^=

Monday, 2 June 2008

A few new items..

Animals in the Sea Bento Box 5.50

Animals in the Forest Bento Box 5.50


Cute Summertime Okazu Cups 4.00

Thursday, 29 May 2008

June Contest



Hi Everyone!
This is a bento set that is handcrafted by me, and I am going to give it away to one lucky customer. Included in this set is a new 2 tier yellow oval shaped bento box, a pink bento belt with a little pudding guy sewn onto it, wooden chopsticks with a strawberry design, a fabric chopstick holder, and a matching drawstring bento bag, sewn using super cute "cake-chan" fabric I purchased here in Japan.
This really is a "one-of-a-kind" set, since I only made one ^_^
Every order placed from June 1st thru June 15th will be entered to win.
Good Luck!
I am also going to have some more giveaways at the end of the month to celebrate A-chan's 1st birthday! Stay tuned for more info!

Sunday, 18 May 2008

Drum Roll Please....

We have a winner of the Bento Kawaii Giveaway!
(well, 3 winners actually..)
My darling husband has chosen 3 names at random from all of the orders placed between May 1st and 16th. He was actually pretty excited about helping, so I knew the nonchalance was just an act..LOL
Here are the winners!
Grand Prize Winner
Kristen B. from Centennial, Colorado
Second Place Winner
Aimee B. from Wappingers Falls, NY
Third Place Winner
Donna B. from Seneca, Missouri
CONGRATULATIONS !
Thank you to everyone who ordered!
I had so much fun with this contest, I will be doing something else next month. More details to come..
And if you winners would kindly comment when you receive your prizes, I would appreciate it. Thanks!

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Cram Cream Bento, and Other New Items

Hi everyone, sorry for the delay in getting new products posted on here, but rest assured, I have been adding new stuff every few days, so don't forget to check the store often! (^_~)


Here are some new things I have just listed.


Cram Cream 2 Tier bento box with chopsticks and belt 17.50


Rabbit & Ume one tier box 5.00

Pink Ume design Drawstring Bag 4.00




Only 4 more days!

Hi ! I just wanted to thank everyone who has ordered from my store, THANK YOU!!!! You are the best customers ever! Just a reminder, my bento kawaii contest is ending on May 16th, so every order placed before midnight that day will be entered into the drawing. I have decided to allow my very impartial (indifferent) husband to draw 3 names, a grand prize winner and a 2nd and 3rd place winner. I finally took some pictures of the prizes I will be giving for 2nd and 3rd place, so without any further ado...



2nd Place Prize


Mamegoma Oshibori, Plush Mamgegoma change purse, Set of 4 cute shaped sauce bottles


Retail value of this prize is $15



3rd Place Prize
Shinzi Katoh designed apple sauce bottle and furikake shaker set
Retail value $5
I can't wait to send these out to the winners! Once again, good luck to everyone, and thank you for your business!!

Sunday, 4 May 2008

Oshiboris now Available!

Hi everyone,
I now have a new category on the store devoted to oshiboris and cases. I have several listed and will be listing more as I get them. Here's the link Oshibori and Cases I also listed a couple of new Snoopy shaped bentos too, they are adorable!

Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Bento Kawaii Giveaway!

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I am going to give away this gift bag to one of my lucky customers. Every order that is placed between May 1st- May 16th will receive one entry into the drawing. Everything is brand new and the value is over $65. I will have the drawing after May 18th and I will notify the winner by email, and post on here as well. I am also going to give away 2 other smaller prizes, which are yet to be determined. =^.^=
For a complete list of everything that's included, please view the photo notes here
Good Luck!!

Sandwich Cutter

4 Design Sandwich Cutter 8.00

Sunday, 27 April 2008

Bentos Listed Today

Black Skull One Tier Bento 6.00

Green Grape One Tier Bento 6.00


Hakoya 2 Tier Bento 22.00

Friday, 25 April 2008

Thermal Set and New Accessories


Sorry, Red Thermal Set is temporarily sold out



Red Rabbit Thermal Bento Set 30.00

8 Mini Bento Forks/Spoons "Forest Animals" 4.00

8 Mini Bento Forks/Spoons Sea Animals 4.00

Set of 4 Mayo Cups 3.50

Saturday, 19 April 2008

New Sanrio Bento Picks

Hello Kitty Bento Picks 6.50
SORRY SOLD OUT


Cinnamoroll Bento Picks 6.50

Sorry, SOLD OUT

Shinkansen Train Bento Picks 6.50
SORRY SOLD OUT
I am thinking of adding some Japanese language bento books to the store, which are full of color pictures and ideas. The prices would be around $10-25. If there is any interest, I would be glad to list them.

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Just listed

Orange Happy Balloon Bento Set 13.50
click here
My Neighbor Totoro Bento Box 20.00

click here


Set of 3 Anpanman Rice Molds 9.00

click here

Set of 3 Nori Punches 20.00
click here

More items listed daily!

Monday, 14 April 2008

New Items

Strawberry Design 2 Tier Complete Set $18.00
click here

Men's Large Capacity Bento with Chopsticks $16

click here

Friday, 11 April 2008

New Boxes Available

Red Rabbit and Sakura 2 Tier 12.75
to order click here
Sakura 2 Tier Lacquer Bento 13.50
to order click here


Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Now Available!

Set of 3 Nori Face Punches $20.00
to order click here

Leaf Design Bento Picks 4.25

click here to order

Several new items listed today, and more to come tomorrow. I have 2 new bento boxes to list, one is a mahogany colored 2 tier with a sakura design on the lid and the other is a red 2 tier with a rabbit and sakura design on the lid. Both are very nice, quality boxes. As soon as I get some pictures taken I will list them. I am also planning on listing some Japanese food items, like sakura denbu and some different flavored furikake. If anyone has any requests, please let me know! Thanks! ~*(^_^)*~