Care Packages

Halloween Care Package

Posted on Nov 6th, 2017

Happy Monday! Boy, am I glad to finally be able to share this Halloween care package with you all. I wouldn't necessarily call the past few weeks a Halloween movie, but it sure was suspenseful. Mail service has been spotty where my husband is and with his homecoming date quickly approaching, I cut…

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New Year's Care Package

New Year’s Care Package

Posted on Oct 23rd, 2017

Christmas last week, New Year's this week...the pages are flying off the calendar! Ok so it's not really 2018 yet, but when you're shipping care packages halfway around the world, sometimes you have to think ahead. That's why I'm excited that my New Year's care package is now available in the…

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Emoji Care Package

Emoji Care Package

Posted on Oct 18th, 2017

Sometimes a care package just feels meant to be, like the whole universe wants you to create that care package. Way back at the beginning of this deployment, I was strolling through the gift wrap section of WalMart and found the most amazing emoji wrapping paper. I immediately knew that I wanted…

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Christmas care package

Christmas Care Package

Posted on Oct 16th, 2017

I know what you're thinking: "Rachel, it's only October, why are you posting about a Christmas care package?" Well for a few reasons, but mainly because I'm so stinking excited about how my Christmas care package came out and I couldn't wait any longer to share it with you. I modeled this new…

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Care package contents that aren't food

Care Package Contents That Aren’t Food

Posted on Oct 11th, 2017

Filling care packages is serious business. Between rules on what you can and can't send, things spoiling or melting during the shipping process and making sure your loved enjoys what you send, it's not as easy as it looks! Most military spouses find what works, what their loved one likes and buy it…

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Halloween Care Package Crafts

Posted on Oct 9th, 2017

Happy Monday, I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! I spent it in full-on care package mode: filling orders and finishing up A's Halloween care package. Hopefully this was my last care package for this deployment! While I searched around for inspiration, I found so many cute Halloween care…

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80's Birthday Care Package

80’s Birthday Care Package

Posted on Oct 4th, 2017

Oh my word, I am so excited to share this care package with you all today! I had A's 80's birthday care package planned long before he actually left on deployment and once I saw it finished, I knew that it was my best one yet. Keeping it under wraps until after he got it was so difficult, but now I…

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Fall Care Package Contents

Fall Care Package Contents

Posted on Sep 27th, 2017

Happy Wednesday, everyone! I hope you all had a great start to fall last week, even if it still feels like summer in lots of spots! Even though the temps are still a bit too high to break out sweaters and everything pumpkin spice, you can't help but notice all the good fall care package contents in…

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PCS Care Package

PCS Care Package

Posted on Sep 20th, 2017

It's easy to get stuck in a care package rut: they're for deployed troops and come in decorated flat rate boxes based on some sort of theme. All of that is 100% true of course, but there are so many other groups who would enjoy a care package! Luckily military spouses don't have to look too far for…

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Anniversary Pun Care Package

Anniversary Pun Care Package

Posted on Sep 13th, 2017

Some of you may remember that last month A and I celebrated our five year dating anniversary. Well technically, we're waiting to celebrate it because A is currently deployed, but I made sure he was still feeling the love thanks to my anniversary pun care package. Even before A left, I knew that…

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Nut Care Package

Nut Care Package

Posted on Sep 6th, 2017

There is no one in this world who has the ability to drive me nuts quite like my husband. It's a good thing he's cute, huh?! But oddly enough, the things that irritate me when he's home are some of the first things I miss when he's gone. Truth be told, even his odd quirks are part of the total…

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Care Packages Beyond The Military

Posted on Aug 30th, 2017

Care packages and the military are so closely linked that most folks probably view them as going hand-in-hand. They aren't wrong: deployed troops probably receive the majority of care packages. But once you get into the rhythm of sending care packages, you start to realize just how many people in…

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Halloween Care Package

Halloween Care Package

Posted on Aug 28th, 2017

Boo! Scared ya didn't I? Don't worry, that will be the only scary moment in this blog post. Because let's be honest, my new Halloween care package is way too cute to be scary! If you know me at all, you know that I love a good pun and when I started brainstorming my Halloween care package, I…

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Recent Care Package Finds

Posted on Aug 23rd, 2017

You know you're a military spouse when...you constantly shop for care package contents. No matter how far along we are in a deployment, I still go down each aisle in the store with a care package mentality. I have a hard time not grabbing a few things each time! And while this habit may seem a…

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Camping Care Package

Camping Care Package

Posted on Aug 21st, 2017

This will probably come as no shock to those of you who know me in real life, but before I met A, I wasn't terribly outdoorsy. I may have liked being outside, but something like camping would not have even been in the realm of possibility. Until A convinced me to go camping. We had the best time…

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Sharp Dressed Man Care Package

Posted on Aug 16th, 2017

I'm going to give you all a heads up: I've really stepped up my care package game this deployment. So much so that this statement is probably going to make frequent appearances on the blog over the next few months: this is my favorite care package yet. I know what you're thinking: Rachel, they…

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Blue Without You Care Package

“Blue Without You” Care Package

Posted on Aug 7th, 2017

We've officially hit our first deployment milestone: my husband has received his first care package! I usually start putting his first box together right after he leaves, so it's a bit of a waiting game until he gets it.  But the box has arrived so now I finally get to share it with you! I took…

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Anniversary care package inspiration

Anniversary Care Package Inspiration

Posted on Jul 26th, 2017

If you've followed my blog for any length of time, you know that anniversaries have a lot of meaning to me and that I really enjoy celebrating them. I certainly don't let something as small as my husband being deployed stop me! As our dating anniversary approaches, I've started thinking about the…

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Your Care Package Questions Answered

Posted on Jul 24th, 2017

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! I was in hardcore care package mode over the past two days filling orders, planning for the rest of 2017 and designing a few care packages for my husband. It's funny how quickly something goes from a hobby to a full on obsession, isn't it? A few…

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Care Package Recipes

Care Package Recipes

Posted on Jul 19th, 2017

When A is gone, I show my love via care packages. When he's home, that love is expressed via homemade food. For a long time, I viewed one as replacing the other, but not anymore! As I've gotten more familiar with this world, I've learned that care package recipes that will make it overseas…

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Military branch care package

Military Branch Care Package

Posted on Jul 17th, 2017

My heart belongs to someone in the Navy. That sentence sums up 98% of my life and was the inspiration for the new military branch care package in my shop. When you become a military spouse, a piece of your heart travels around the world with your significant other every time they leave. This care…

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“Reasons I Love You” Care Package

Posted on Jul 12th, 2017

If you're anything like me, you probably tell your husband that you love him a lot. But what I don't do as often is tell my husband WHY I love him. I often think it in the moment, but then something happens or a I get distracted and rarely share it with him. And frankly that's a shame. Who doesn't…

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Mini July 4th Care Pacakge

Mini July 4th Care Package

Posted on Jul 5th, 2017

Happy 5th of July, y'all! Hopefully you all had a wonderful day with your family and friends. I know things were quiet around here yesterday, but I'd like to think that I'm making it up to you today by sharing my mini July 4th care package.  I had to get creative with this care package since it…

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Care package freebies

Care Package Freebies

Posted on Jun 28th, 2017

Care packages can get downright expensive. Between the contents, the decorations and the shipping, the total can really start adding up. While there are plenty of ways to save money on care packages, I think we can all agree that the best way is to get things for free. Luckily, there are quite a…

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BBQ care package inspiration

BBQ Care Package

Posted on Jun 21st, 2017

Happy first day of summer, everyone! While today may officially mark the start of the summer season, we have been in full on BBQ mode for weeks now. And can you really blame us? For me, cookouts are one of the best parts of summer, something that I know my husband hates missing when he's deployed.…

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Patriotic Care Package Contents

Patriotic Care Package Contents

Posted on Jun 14th, 2017

Putting together a care package is a three-part process: pick a theme, decorate your box and then fill it with goodies that fit the theme and that your loved one enjoys. Luckily for all of us, the 4th of July comes with a pretty perfect built-in theme for military care packages. Steps two and three…

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Boat Care Package

Float My Boat Care Package

Posted on Jun 12th, 2017

Full confession: my husband is in the Navy so I'm a bit biased when it comes to all things nautical. But I can't not love my newest care package! This boat care package is the perfect way to celebrate the start of summer, because who doesn't want to be out on the lake during the hot summer…

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Pinterest Care Package Inspiration

Care Package Inspiration

Posted on Jun 7th, 2017

I remember the first time I discovered Pinterest. I was in college and it was dangerously close to finals week, but I just had to pin ALL the things. If I had known how important Pinterest would be for me in the future, I may not have ever studied for my exams! But now Pinterest is a great source…

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Custom Care Packages

Custom Care Packages

Posted on Jun 5th, 2017

Care packages are a great way to tell someone you love them, no matter how far away they are. So shouldn't there be a care package that's as unique as your relationship? I thought so too which is why I'm now accepting orders for custom care packages in my shop! That's right! You can now order…

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Cover Your Flaps: How To Cover Your Care Package

Posted on May 24th, 2017

I've shared a lot of care package ideas on this blog, everything from what to put in them to keeping costs down. But no matter what tips or tricks you use, care packages usually start in the same spot: covering the flaps. For many military spouses, it's a way to say "I love you" when our loved ones…

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4th of July Care Package

Posted on May 22nd, 2017

What says "happy Monday" better than a new care package? A new 4th of July care package, of course! That's right, I've added a super cute patriotic care package set to the shop and it's ready for you to check out. I wanted this 4th of July care package to super fun and festive, but simple. I…

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Summer Care Package

Summer Care Package

Posted on May 17th, 2017

What do you consider to be the official start to summer? Memorial Day? When you have to switch your AC on for the first time? For me, it's when temps hit the 90s and we are officially there in North Carolina this week! The flip flops are out, the AC is on and a summer care package is the perfect…

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Travel Care Package

Five Secrets For A Perfect Travel Care Package

Posted on May 10th, 2017

Hello all, long time no chat! Some really long days at work plus some family obligations in a town with no internet conspired against me late last week and early this week. Hopefully I'm making up for it today with a great post about how to put together the perfect travel care package. Travel Care…

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Love Language Care Package

Love Language Care Package

Posted on May 3rd, 2017

In March, A and I read The Five Love Languages: Military Edition and it had a big impact on us. We've been more intentional about how we love each other because we want to speak each other's love language. But the book got me thinking about how to continue that even when we're half a world apart.…

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Open When Letter Ideas

Open When Letter Ideas

Posted on Apr 12th, 2017

I've shared my love of open when letters before, having sent them with A a time or two. It's the perfect way to cover all situations your loved one may encounter without sending a care package every single day.  You can send some with your loved one when he or she leaves and then add a few to each…

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Bedtime Care Package

Bedtime Care Package

Posted on Apr 10th, 2017

Raise your hand if you sleep horribly when your spouse isn't home. Yup, me too. I toss and turn endlessly every time A is gone and he doesn't fare much better either. That mutual sleeplessness has led me to send him some sleep aids throughout his deployment and served as the inspiration for my new…

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Kids and Care Packages: How to Get Them Involved at Any Age!

Kids And Care Packages

Posted on Apr 5th, 2017

Military kids are some of the most flexible and resilient people around and frankly they deserve way more appreciation than they get. Thanks to April being the Month of the Military Child, they'll get a little extra love here on Countdowns and Cupcakes over the next few weeks, including today's…

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North Carolina Care Package

The Story Behind Care Packages

Posted on Mar 15th, 2017

Someone recently asked me what happens to all of the decorated care packages I send to my husband when he's deployed. When I explained that A destroys the boxes before returning home, their face fell a little bit. "Well that must make you feel bad, right? I mean what's the point if he's just…

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Care Package Decor: Where To Find It & How to Save Money

Posted on Mar 8th, 2017

It's no secret that I love decorating care packages. But what I don't love is hitting up multiple stores and spending a bunch of money in order to get the look I want. Over the course of a few deployments (and some serious trial and error), I've gathered a few go-to places for affordable care…

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Easter Care Package

Easter Care Package

Posted on Mar 6th, 2017

Hoppy Monday, everyone! Get it? Because I'm sharing my Easter care package today? I know that was lame. Don't laugh, it will only encourage me. Regardless of how lame my jokes are, I am really egg-cited to share the newest item in the shop with you. I promise I'm done now. Seriously though,…

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North Carolina Care Package

North Carolina Care Package

Posted on Feb 22nd, 2017

Happy Wednesday! I'm celebrating today because I finally get to share the last care package of this deployment with you all! I was so excited to about this last box: I'd planned it almost since day one of the deployment. And then to finally seal this North Carolina care package shut? Talk about a…

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Kiss Kit

SWAK: Kiss Kit Hits The Shelves

Posted on Feb 20th, 2017

In a way, a deployment homecoming is a lot like a first date. There are all the same nerves, butterflies and excitement. Plus there's a decent chance the person you meet doesn't look 100% like you remember. And you get all the same jitters when it comes to your (second) first kiss. That's why my…

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Space Saving Care Packages

Posted on Feb 15th, 2017

My husband's first few deployments were spent on a ship. His accommodations were the aptly named "coffin locker" with just enough room to lay out flat and roll over.  While he has moved up a bit in the deployment world since then, his room overseas is definitely not something you'd call roomy.…

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Valentine's Day Care Package

Valentine’s Day Care Package

Posted on Feb 8th, 2017

Oh my heavens, I have been waiting for what seems like FOREVER to share this Valentine's Day care package with y'all. After a delay in A getting my New Years Eve box, I wanted to make sure he got this in plenty of time so I sent it very early. And then waited. And waited. And waited some more. But…

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Toiletry Care Package

Toiletry Care Package Spotlight

Posted on Feb 6th, 2017

Raise your hand if this situation sounds familiar to you at all: about a week before deployment, you ask your spouse what items they still need to purchase. "Nothing," they say.  And then a few weeks later, you get a phone call/email/text asking for…

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St. Patrick's Day Care Package

St. Patrick’s Day Care Package

Posted on Jan 30th, 2017

Happy last Monday of January, everyone! I'm so excited to end the month on a high note by sharing my St. Patrick's Day care package with you! I am so pleased with how it came out and know that anyone would feel lucky to open this box. St. Patrick's Day is a great holiday to design a care…

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Care Package Food

Care Package Food: What to Include & What to Avoid

Posted on Jan 25th, 2017

When my husband is deployed, I have two separate lists every time I go to the store. One is my regular grocery list and then the second is my care package grocery list. More often than not, I'm searching for just the right care package food to send in my next box. But since not all food is created…

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Orange you glad care package

Orange You Glad Care Package

Posted on Jan 23rd, 2017

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Despite the yucky weather, I had a great few days off because I finished and sent the (hopefully) last care package of this deployment! Can I get a woot woot?! There really is something satisfying about taping that last box shut and temporarily retiring from the…

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Resolution Care Package

Resolution Care Package

Posted on Jan 18th, 2017

How are you doing on your resolutions for 2017? If you're anything like me, you're trying your very best, but habits are hard to change. And if it's hard for us, imagine how hard resolutions are to keep while you're deployed! Between crazy schedules and being in foreign countries, the odds are…

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Mini Care Package

Mini Care Package

Posted on Jan 11th, 2017

Mark this deployment down in history as the deployment where I discovered small flat rate boxes! What they lack in space, they make up in convenience and cost. They're the perfect way to send a little cheer in between larger boxes. This mini care package will certainly not be the last one I…

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Twelve Anytime Care Package Ideas

Posted on Jan 9th, 2017

I have a pretty large confession to share with y'all today. Are you ready? I am a care package idea hoarder. It doesn't matter if A is home, deployed or somewhere in between; I am constantly saving care package ideas. Now while this wreaks havoc on my Pinterest account, it actually works in your…

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Happy birthday care package

Birthday Care Package (And Link-Up)

Posted on Jan 2nd, 2017

Happy 2017, everyone! I hope you all had a great start to the new year and are ready to make it your best one yet. I'm still traveling today, but didn't want to wait to share my birthday care package backstory (or this month's military spouse link-up) with you. The first special occasion A and…

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Going Nuts Without You Care Package

Posted on Dec 27th, 2016

I've previously shared that the definition of true love is giving up nut snacks because your wife is horribly allergic. To make his nut-free time up to my husband, I send as many "forbidden" snacks as possible when he's away. During his last deployment, I went the extra mile and sent a care package…

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New Years Eve Care Package

New Years Eve Care Package

Posted on Dec 22nd, 2016

I'm jumping the gun a bit here, but I am so incredibly ready for it to be 2017! There are a lot of reasons for my anticipation, but the biggest one is definitely A coming home. I know, you're completely unsurprised by that revelation.  Even though I'm excited about 2017, I'm a little less excited…

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I oFISHally Miss You Care Package

Posted on Dec 19th, 2016

Let me tell you about the time I caught the world's largest fish. It was the second time A and I went fishing together and, after an epic battle, I pulled a massive catfish out of the pond. Ok so perhaps it wasn't the exactly the world's largest fish, but it was pretty stinking big!  I earned…

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Christmas Care Package

Christmas Care Package

Posted on Dec 14th, 2016

You know what's hard? Packing Christmas into a box. There are so many little details that make the holiday special that it's a challenge to convert them into a care package. While I couldn't exactly pack eight lords a'leaping in a flat rate box, I do think my Christmas care package had at least 12…

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Valentine's Day Care Package

Valentine’s Day Care Package

Posted on Dec 12th, 2016

I got into the care package game very early on in my relationship with A. We'd only been together a few months when he left for a three-month long training school. I sent my first care package not long afterwards, but when Valentine's Day rolled around, I wanted to up my game. My Valentine's Day…

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Fall Care Package

Posted on Nov 21st, 2016

Happy Monday, everyone! How was your weekend? Mine was filled with lots of crafting in preparation for my store launch next week. So on Sunday evening, when I was a bit care packaged out, I was very happy that I'd already sent A his fall care package (and not just because I love how it turned…

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Anniversary Care Package

Anniversary Care Package

Posted on Nov 17th, 2016

Monday was our two year wedding anniversary and A and I had to celebrate it apart. Bummer, I know. But every deployment cloud has a silver lining and right now, this anniversary care package is mine! I have never sent a small box like this before so I was excited for the challenge of decorating…

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Mini Halloween Care Package

Mini Halloween Care Package

Posted on Oct 14th, 2016

Dear readers, by the time you read this, my little family will be deep in the woods in the midst of a three-day camping trip. I enjoyed my first camping experience, but it's kind of different when you're only 15 minutes from home. We're going to be hours from home this time, but I think I can…

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Five (Practically) Free Things to Put in Care Packages

Posted on Oct 4th, 2016

I talk about care packages a lot on this blog. I offer ideas for themes, create them for my husband when he's still in the country, share great care packages for military spouses and even talk about ways to save money on care packages.  I just can't help it. There are some pretty sucky…

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Bacon Care Package Inspiration

Posted on Sep 26th, 2016

Happy Monday, all! I hope you had a weekend filled with all of your favorite things.  If you checked out my Instagram story, you probably saw that I found the most amazing antique corbels on Saturday. Oh my heavens am I excited about them. Probably almost as excited as A gets about bacon.…

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Patriotic Care Package

Patriotic Care Package Tags

Posted on Jun 10th, 2016

You know how you know you're a military wife? You collect care package supplies even when your spouse is home because you just never know when you'll find that perfect item again. There's an entire set of storage drawers A isn't allowed near because they hold all of my goodies.  And the number one…

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Deployment ABCs: Care Packages for a Year

Posted on Jun 2nd, 2016

The Deployment ABCs is a 26-week series where I cover every deployment-related topic, from care packages to homecomings to OPSEC. Tips, tricks and maybe a resource or two to help military spouses navigate their way through the craziness that is a deployment.  If there’s a topic you’d like for…

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Baseball Care Package

Baseball Care Package

Posted on May 23rd, 2016

Happy Monday! If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that I got my care package on this weekend!  Even though A isn't deployed right now, sometimes inspiration hits and I just have to put the pieces together. That was totally the case with this baseball care package. I found…

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Week-Long Care Package

Posted on May 2nd, 2016

Happy Monday, everyone! Last week was absolutely bonkers for A and I and this weekend wasn't much better so I'm looking forward to reconnecting a little bit over the next few days.  Since I knew we wouldn't spend a whole lot of time together (at least not while awake), I put together a really…

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Cinco de Mayo Care Package Inspiration

Posted on Apr 11th, 2016

Let's fiesta like there's no mañana! Well ok, so maybe that's better suited to the weekend rather than a Monday, but I'm so excited to share my Cinco de Mayo care package inspiration with you that it feels like we're partying. Cinco de Mayo Care Package: The Box For me, a care package theme…

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Military Care Package Inspiration: Spring is Here

Posted on Mar 4th, 2016

Confession time: I think spring may be my favorite season. I know that as a girl, I'm genetically predisposed to choose fall, but all the pumpkin in the world can't compete with how happy fluffy baby geese make me. Baby geese poop on the sidewalk however...anyone have a pumpkin spice latte to…

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Military Care Package Inspiration: Valentine’s Day

Posted on Jan 19th, 2016

Are you ready for some real talk, right now? I miss making care packages. Now I don't miss A being gone, of course, but I miss shopping, crafting and sending boxes of sunshine to my favorite guy.  My fingers are just itching to put together a new box, especially with Valentine's Day being so…

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Football Care Package

Posted on Nov 4th, 2015

Y'all. You guys. All y'all. This is my last care package of this deployment! Let the happy dance begin! There was something very satisfying about sealing that last box shut and temporarily retiring my tape gun.  Obviously I enjoy creating care packages and then sharing them with you…

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Saving Money on Deployment Care Packages

Posted on Oct 21st, 2015

To paraphrase the great J.Lo, my love don't cost a thing, but care packages do. Now, I could be wrong, but I'm like 85% sure the above was the original line for that song, but producers, you know? Ok, fine. Neither do I. But I do know care packages and let me tell you, those stinkers can get…

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Nuts For You Care Package

Posted on Oct 12th, 2015

You know how I can tell that A loves me?  Like everlasting, hardcore true love? He gave up peanut butter for me. You see, I'm super allergic to nuts, especially peanuts. And I do mean super allergic. You know the scene in Hitch where Will Smith's character eats shellfish and his face swells…

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Sealed with a Kiss: A’s Kiss Kit

Posted on Oct 9th, 2015

Happy Friday everyone! I'm popping in to share a really quick (and fun!) post today as I prepare for a big work event this weekend. Anyone who's been around me at all for the past 5-ish months knows that I've been looking forward to fall with a large amount of anticipation. Why you…

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Happy Birthday Care Package

Posted on Sep 23rd, 2015

When A and I started dating, the first “special day” we celebrated was his birthday. I went all out and made a cake, cooked a special dinner and bought a humorous, but heartfelt gift, setting the bar high for future birthdays. I’d like to think that I’ve raised the bar every year since…

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Anniversary Care Package

Posted on Aug 19th, 2015

Happy Wednesday all! We're halfway to the weekend and I'm back to share A's most recent care package, so it's a good day all the way around. Even though we weren't going to be together, I still wanted A to have something to celebrate our 3rd anniversary.  In the past, I've given A a scrapbook…

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4th of July Care Package

Posted on Jul 13th, 2015

I think care package posts are some of my favorite posts to write.  I have so much fun putting the actual boxes together that this gives me a chance to enjoy them all over again! The 4th of July care package may have been the best one I've ever sent A.  Between the top notch contents and the…

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Looking Forward To Care Package

Posted on Jun 23rd, 2015

I feel like it's been forever since I last shared a care package with you all! It's so hard to wait until A gets a box before I post about it! One could say I look forward to it for weeks.Get it?That was a pun because of the theme of this box.I'm sorry.I like all of my boxes to have a theme and was…

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“I Love You More Than Polka Dots” Care Package

Posted on May 21st, 2015

I love A a lot. I love him more than I love having my own bathroom, more than chocolate, more than trashy TV.  He knows that. And now, thanks to his most recent care package, he knows that I love him more than polka dots.< I know. That's a lot of love, especially for me. My care…

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“Open When” Care Package

Posted on Apr 27th, 2015

Y'all. I have been aching to share this with you since about 45 seconds after I sealed the last envelope, but I had to wait until A was gone so I didn't ruin the surprise for him! But now...now I can unveil the very first care package of the 2015 deployment season! (That totally sounds as if I…

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Five Must Read Care Package Tips

Posted on Apr 21st, 2015

The other day I was at the post office and came across a lady trying to ship a care package overseas. It was her very first time doing so and you could tell she was completely unprepared for the entire situation. The customs form was stressing her out and the cost made things even worse! So I…

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Care Package Flashback #5

Posted on Oct 29th, 2014

All good things must come to an end and this series is no exception.  The good news is that we're quickly approaching wedding time which means I'll be sharing quite a few wedding details and possibly some actual engagement and wedding photos! This is a theme that I may reuse in future…

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Care Package Flashback #4

Posted on Oct 22nd, 2014

This week's care package was meant to be the very last one I sent to A, but he ended up having to stay longer. To be honest,  I feel kind of cheated out of the awesomeness of this theme so I'm especially excited to share it with you! Obviously, everything in the box had an orange theme to…

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Care Package Flashback #3

Posted on Oct 15th, 2014

Can you believe we're already in our third week of the Care Package Flashback series? I wish the actual deployment had flown by this quickly! We're taking a look back at possibly one of my favorite care packages of the deployment, the Big Bang-themed care package.  A and I watch the show pretty…

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Care Package Flashback #2

Posted on Oct 8th, 2014

Happy Wednesday! I am two days away from a long weekend and boy does that realization feel good. Working 29 days out of the past 31 has begun to get to me a little bit so I am very much looking forward to having a day to myself and my wedding to-do list. In honor of my mini-vacation, here's the…

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Care Package Flashback #1

Posted on Sep 30th, 2014

I used a lot of things to get me through our first deployment including countdown apps, a super busy home cleaning plan and binge watching The Amazing Race every night until I fell asleep.  But perhaps the best one was sending A care packages.  I sent so many that the owner of the local PostNet…

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Care Package #3: I’m So Lucky to Have You

Posted on Mar 20th, 2013

Full confession: I love holidays. Like dressing up, house decorating, food making love them. Like almost more than I love glitter. From New Year's to Christmas, I am always up for a party (especially if there are cupcakes involved!) which makes it completely reasonable that I would wholeheartedly…

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Care Package #2: You’re the Cheese to My Macaroni

Posted on Mar 12th, 2013

(Note-this post is a little delayed, but I prefer to think of it as getting better with age!)There are very few things in life I enjoy more than a bad pun. I consider them downright punderful...get it? Sorry. I'm stopping. A has quickly learned this lesson and thanks to a last minute request, so…

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Care Package #1: I love you more than…

Posted on Mar 8th, 2013

A has been at a training school since January and the separation has been far more difficult than I thought it would be. Something about this boy has turned me (formerly little Miss "I don't want to be around someone all the time-I hope they travel a lot") into a completely different person who…

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