Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Hello Summer - Care Package

Another Care Package sent and received, means that I am two more weeks closer to seeing my soldier! I must admit, I try to think out side of the box when it comes to care packages, rather then just going with the normal holidays, for very selfish reasons. I am the worse person when it comes to shipping things. I can't seem to get anything in the mail at a reasonable time. So rather then meeting a deadline for a holiday, I just do random care packages. 

This time around I was very all over the place when it came to the theme. I really wanted to do a Hawaii themed box with all of the goodies that I brought home from my awesome trip to Hawaii in May (see I told you I am horrible at shipping things in a timely manor). But for some strange reason, I couldn't find any Hawaii themed scrapbook paper. You would have thought that all of the time off I had for my surgery that this package would have been amazing! But I must say, it was just mediocre.

For this package I sent all of my Hawaii stuff along with photos from my photo shoot! I think that was the saving grace, because Joe seemed to LOVE it!

I included the following:
  • Photo book made with all of my photos from Hawaii - I made it with MixBook
  • Photos in magnetic frames - his walls in his room are metal so they are perfect to hang up the photos
  • Stephanie Doll - He was very excited to get this. You can get one of yourself or your soldier at
  • A Nike Running Watch - We are running our first full marathon in Jan 2014! So he needs to start paying more attention to how long his runs are. I was a bit nervous to send the watch (it is the highest price item that I have sent) but everything arrived safely!
  • Mauna Loa Chocolate - This is from Hawaii and so yummy. I am sure that my days of sending chocolate are over. This batch got to him melted, but he ate it anyways. 
  • Gourmet Pineapple Bits- Also from Hawaii
  • Loofah Soap - From Hawaii, it has some stuff in it that repeals bugs.
  • A hula girl for his desk- From Hawaii
  • Ghirardelli Squares - Melted...
  • Jif To Go- Chocolate dip, this looked so good. He loves chocolate, if you haven't been able to tell. I may be able to send this to him because it is suppose to be melted.
  • Other snacks - Gold Fish, Graham Crackers, Gum, Chocolate!
  • Baby Wipes- Sometimes I will send him things he needs. I am not completely sure what he uses the wipes for, but I have sent them a few times. 
  • Air Fresheners - for his room and office.

Although this box had no real theme, I am happy with the result. It's always nice to send things he needs with the things I want to send to him.

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  1. Hey cute blog! Stopping over from the link party. My husband used to be in the Navy and I remember making all kinds of care packages to send to him. What has been his favorite package? Let me know if you need any other ideas! =)


    1. Thanks for stopping by! I would LOVE care package ideas. You can never have too many. I'll send you an email.

  2. Hi! I just stumbled across your blog through a sponsorship you have on another site!

    Anyway, this is so cute! You're a good girlfriend, haha! I'm long distance with my boyfriend and have only managed to send him like one thing in the year we've been together. And even then, that care package was... umm, sparse. But seeing this makes me want to raise the bar! :)


    1. Thanks for stopping by! Hopefully I will be seeing you around again! I check out your blog too. Looks like a good read. I love sending the care packages. They are so much fun to put together and they make him so happy.

  3. I love the idea of a bikini photoshoot! I think I'd be more comfortable doing that than doing a boudoir shoot, because I'm weird like that haha Hopefully one day I can do both!

    These packages are the best :)

    1. Thank you Corie! You are so sweet! I will never be comfortable doing a swimsuit or boudoir shoot. I just did it and you should too!

  4. Theme or no theme, it was still a great care package. :)

    1. Thanks! I really do try to send thoughtful boxes.

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  6. I just found your blog and I love it. I used to send a lot of care packages to my long-distance boyfriend and to my little sister while she was in college. And I don't think this package was mediocre! I giggled when you mentioned the baby wipes, but they are so versatile! And magnets are perfect. -- Nicole @


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