Monday, March 31, 2008

Supporting from home...

Here's a cute shirt I found. This site has other cute apparel and gifts. Things for soldiers, their supporters, and children. Pin It

You Stink!!

You Stink:
  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Socks
  • Laundry soap tablets
  • Air fresheners
  • Foot powder
  • Odor eaters
  • Gold Bond powder
  • Febreeze
  • Baby wipes
  • New undies
  • T-shirts
  • Dryer sheets
  • Whoopee cushion
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Sunday, March 30, 2008

American A-Z

American A-Z:
A- Individual Apple Pies
B- Baseball: baseball
C- Chocolate chip cookies
D- Dog: picture of his dog or a little stuffed one
E- Eagle
F- Family: picture of the family
G- Grapes: grape flavored anything
H- Home: be creative and send something to remind him of home
I- Ice cream: ice cream candy or freeze dried ice cream
J- Jump rope
K- Kite
L- Laughter: make a recording of you laughing at a funny show/joke/movie
M- Maple syrup?: send a little bottle of maple syrup
N- Naked...just kidding Nature: send him leaves or something from outside that they wouldn't have in all that sand!
O- Ouch!: Send bandaids and antibiotic ointment
P- Popsicles: if he has access to a freezer send those freezie pops or Peaches: send little canned peaches
Q- Quiet: Send a peaceful book or earplugs
R- Rainbows
S- Sunshine: send sunglasses or suncreen
T- Texas: send playing cards or something with the Texas flag or Tootie rolls
U- United States
V- Vacation: send him brochures of places you'd like to go when he gets back for him to look at.
W- Wishing: if you have a wishbone send it or put some of your wishes down on paper for him to read or Water guns
X- XL: send him an XL hug or kiss
Y- Yoyo
Z- Zoo: send animal crackers

If you have any better suggestions for letters please write them in the comments! This was just what I could come up with quickly :) Pin It

Sloppy Kisses

Sloppy Kisses! Chocolate melts in the extreme heat over in the middle east, but send Hershey's Kisses anyway for some definite "sloppy kisses." Just be sure to put them in a bag or something to keep the chocolate off your other goodies. Pin It

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Sexy/fun Ideas

  • Kiss paper with lipstick so your soldier can "keep your kiss in his pocket." Laminate them with contact paper.
  • White boxers with painted hand prints on the back.
  • A pair of your panties...
  • A pillowcase with a painted imprint of your boobs.
  • Stories from where you can personalize sexy stories.
  • Sexual coupons for him to use when he gets back.
Here's a very funny idea.
Willy Washer
It's from my girls at LYC, she made it herself. :) Pin It

More Themed Packages

Breakfast on the GO
  • mutrigrain bars
  • instant oatmeal cups - peanut butter makes a great mix-in
  • small boxes of cereal
  • pop tarts
  • Hostess donuts
  • Otis Spunk Meyer muffins
  • cocoa
  • coffee
  • Tang
I'm Nuts About You
  • peanuts - looks for recipes to roast/flavor them
  • cashews
  • pistachios
  • peanut butter cookies
  • peanut M&Ms
  • Nutter Butter's
  • Peanut Lover's Chex mix

Sun Tea

Get one of those plastic 2qt jugs with the handles and the push button spout. Fill the inside of the jug with tea bags, sugars and sweet and lows and see about finding a restaurant that carries those little packets of lemon juice. Include spoons and cups! I've seen the jugs at Target and Walmart pretty cheap right now for spring/summer!
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Fun recipes to send!

I got some good recipes off the LYC forum. Here are some of the good ideas from the girls to send.
Click on the link to go to the recipe or search Google for your own! Pin It

Monday, March 24, 2008

Military Phone Cards

Phone cards can get expensive. A 100 minute phone card only lasts about 20 minutes in Kuwait. There are places and sites that donate phone cards to soldier on deployment or stationed overseas. Look into it and get a phone card for free or help someone else get one by donating.

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Themed Care Packages

Surviving the Sandstorm:
  • Eye wash
  • Nasal spray
  • Chapstick
  • Bandana
  • goggles/sun glasses
  • lotion
  • Laundry detergent -sample packs work best
  • Fabric softener sheets
  • Clean socks
  • Undershirts
  • Boxers
  • Febreeze
  • Oder Eaters for boots
Staying Healthy:
  • nutrition/health bars (ex: Powerbar; Tigers Milk; Myoplex)
  • vitamins - if you don't think he'll take the pill form try sending the tasty chewables that taste kind of like candy!
  • Nutri-grain bars
  • Gatorade powders
  • Power bands for individual exercise
  • Football/frisbee/hacky sack to stay active in free time
  • Men's Health magazine
Bathroom in a Box:
  • TOILET PAPER!!! (the soft stuff)
  • Cleansing wipes
  • Razor refills or disposable ones
  • Foot powder
  • Bars of soap
  • Fresh, clean, soft washcloth
  • Travel size shampoo/conditioner
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Nail clippers/scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Moisturizer - If you think that they'll be too embarrassed and think this is too girly then just send unscented lotion. It's DRY out there!
  • Pumice stone or other foot scrubber
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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

"Starter Kit" Care Package

Every soldier needs a "starter kit" of get well/stay well goodies. With slow mail you won't be able to get him a get well package fast enough if you find out he's not feeling well, so why not send him one to start out with for just in case times?

You can put these all in a plastic box or bag for easy storage. Here are some ideas for things to put in the "starter kit":
  • sunscreen
  • aloe for sunburns
  • antibiotic ointment
  • band-aids
  • ibuprofen
  • cough drops
  • Tums
  • anti-diarrhea medicine
  • blister preventing pads
  • eye drops
  • Ace bandage
  • athletic tape
  • instant cold packs
  • tweezers
  • nail clippers
  • Benadryl
  • lotion
  • hand sanitizer
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Monday, March 17, 2008

St. Patrick's Day Care Package

Here are some ideas for St. Patty's Day!
  • Make everything green...or wrapped in green paper. Even paint the inside of the box green!
  • send "kiss me I'm Irish boxers"
  • Shamrock shaped cookies with green sprinkles
  • Irish Spring soap
  • Small boxes of Lucky Charms cereal
  • Green Monsters energy drink
  • green paper plates or bowls if you included the cereal!
  • Instead of using regular packing paper use shredded green paper!
  • Dollar Stores general have gifty things you can include to add to your theme pretty cheap!
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