Step 2... I printed out a picture of her, cut out her silhouette, and taped it onto the front of the container. I wanted to do a black silhouette to make it more distinct. This was an obvious choice since Darla is all black with the exception of a small white patch on her chest. I traced her picture with a black sharpie. I then painted inside the lines with black paint. If you want to make your silhouette a different color, just make sure your paint is dark enough to cover up the sharpie you use.
Step 3... Add food! Big sister Jenny was checking it all out.
Darla loved her new food storage container so much that she just had to jump into it! Kidding, I put her in there and she gave me this look. Jenny has officially taught her the art of being unimpressed. Sorry I'm not sorry. It was cuteness overload and totally worth it.
I got a shot of Parker carrying the dog food out of Petsmart because he just looked like quite the dutiful dog parent. This was on a Friday night by the way. I don't know when running errands together started counting as a date night but I like it. It's the little things.
|"Mom, wake up brown dog and make her play."|
|My little lap dog|
Everyone have a wonderful day!
|We picked up these bad boys at Walmart on a display near the check-out counter.|
|Obviously the back of the sink and pipe don't look great, but there wasn't much I could do for that.|
|Since these are new products, here is the aisle where I found them.|
- Irish Spring Signature Body Wash and Irish Spring 3-pack of Bar Soap
- Foot Powder
- Breath Fresheners
- Cough Drops
- Fruit Roll Ups
- Beef Jerky
- 5-Hour Energy bottles
- Baby Wipes
- Thank You Note
Here is a screenshot of the website I used to select a care package recipient. You can see what the troops have asked for. Once you pick someone, you request their address (it will be a military APO/FPO address), and you receive an email with the address. It was really straightforward.
Now onto boxing up the items! Here is everything together. We had such a good time wandering through the store and grabbing things we thought would be useful.
Since he specified hygiene items, I chose the Irish Spring Signature Body Wash (both 3-in-1 and hydrating varieties) and two 3-packs of Bar Soap (hydrating and exfoliating scrub varieties). This troop specifically is all men, so I wanted to send something masculine.
Seasoned military spouses: I would love to know what items your spouse wished for most when he/she was deployed!