Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Care Package #16: Wild About You

My inspiration for this box- Zebra Cakes!  Those processed, sugary, delicious cakes! YUMMMM
 I decorated with scrapbook paper, jungle animal stickers, and a totally random picture of Daniel and I eating Taco Bell.  That's pretty wild...right?
 Zebra Cakes
WILD rice soup
Annie's taco mac and cheese
Wild animal fruit snacks
Cheddar crackers
Zone bars
Animal Cookies
E-Card tissues and mug
(not wild but very funny)

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Care Package #15: Like a Fat Kid Loves Cake

Although my man has become quite the chef for himself, he still hasn't ventured to make any baked goods.  I figured I'd cure his sweet tooth with a box filled with homemade goodies. What's not to love!
I came up with decorating the box with the quote:
"I love you like a fat kid loves cake"
While my mom thought it was offensive, I thought it was hilarious and completely appropriate!
His homemade goodies included:
Chocolate cake
Chocolate frosting (not homemade)
Monkey bread
Candy cookies
 For the most part, everything traveled pretty well.  He said the monkey bread was a bit hard but still delicious.  And he was in love with the candy cookies (the secret: a package of instant vanilla pudding in the batter). 

Care Package #14: Back from the Field

Things have become pretty crazy around here!  I'm now student teaching, working, planning a wedding, and continuing to send my man care packages (even though I haven't been posting them).  So today is the day that I finally post his packages!

Daniel was out in the field for around a month and during that month, he couldn't receive any packages.  When he was a week away from returning to base I send him a "Welcome Back" package that hopefully would help him get back into the swing of things on base. 
I added some things that may help him relax and stay healthy after a LOONNGGG month away 

Cough drops
Wet wipes
Chap stick
Coconut water
A couple movies
Skillet sauce
Rice sides
Jerky chew
Tomato soup
Homemade brownies

We are both very happy he is back on base and back to his "normal" life.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Care Package #13: Beach Time

When Daniel and I want to get away we go to the same beach every time.  Sounds ridiculous but it's like our hideaway.  So I wanted to give him a taste of Morro Bay while he is deployed.  
 I packed this box with...
Sunflower Seeds
Gummy Worms
Sun Screen
Snapple Ice Pops
Life Savers
Swedish Fish
Fish (tuna) and Chips (Lays)
Snapple Tea
Water Toys
Salt Water Taffy
a post card from Morro Bay I picked up on a trip with a girlfriend.  
My dog was pretty sure the pool toys were for her..

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Care Package #12: Crazy Good

Each time I send Daniel a care package I ask if there is anything he might want and he always tells me the same thing, no.  So finally after asking for the billionth time he actually mentioned something he wanted... POP TARTS!!  So I went a little overboard...
Overboard as in six different flavors of Pop Tarts!  Hopefully they will last him a while.

Care Package #11: Fourth of July

Happy Fourth!! 
I filled this one with basically anything I could get my hands on that was red, white or blue...
Pop Rocks (like fireworks)
Hamburger Helper (trying to think of things he would cook)
Patriotic Goldfish
Flag Napkins
Chips Ahoy
Jerky Chew
Beef Jerkey
 And I even made him some patriotic cookies :]

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Care Package #10: Stud Muffin

Daniel has always been a little gym crazy and I've recently jumped on the fitness bandwagon myself, so I figured I would give him a little "fitspiration" in his care package.
"I'm just a cupcake waiting for my studmuffin"
I found the stud muffin box idea on Pinterest and tweaked it by adding the quote.
I filled the box with healthy snacks and work out items like..
Banana Bread in a Jar
Granola Bars
Fruit Rope
Gatorade Prime Chews & Drink
Body Wash
Coconut Water
Mio Energy Water Flavor
Hand Towel
Hazelnut Butter
Cliff Bars

I baked him banana bread but called it "Banana stud muffins" to keep with the theme.  I found a recipe on Pinterest here for banana bread in a jar and after I baked the bread I boiled the lids to seal the jars shut.  It took a week for his package to arrive, and as far as I know the bread was still tasty when he ate it. 
This just might be my favorite box so far...