Guys, before I launch into today’s post, I found out yesterday that my backgammon board had been featured on Apartment Therapy’s website! Cue the drink spitting, hyperventilating, and squealing that occurred. But seriously, I am so proud and honored that they were interested in my little project! Okay, moving on now.
This is my BFF Amy. We’ve been friends since our freshman year of high school. She grew up in Boston, and after 4 years at Boston University, she moved back to California in July of last year.
I know that she’d been stressing lately about work and other life matters, so I sent her a care package.
And I don’t mean Channing Tatum in a box. Although that WOULD make any woman instantly feel better. YUM.
I mean a pretty box filled with lots of luscious goodies! I grabbed one of those flat rate shipping boxes from the post office (can I get a HOLLA! for how amazeballs these suckers are!?) Then using my other BFF, ModgePodge, I glued some super adorable wrapping paper ($1 section at Target) to the sides, lace doilies to the tops, and stuck some chevron duct tape on the bottom (also Target $1 section).
Then I filled it up with tons of fun stuff. Since it was right before Easter, I used some cheap fake grass and got some giant pink Easter eggs (Target), and cute little painted eggs (Walmart) and filled them with Hershey’s kisses and Whopper Robin Eggs. The big eggs wouldn’t stay closed so I assisted them with some washi tape. Some other things that got tossed in were some yummy strawberry body lotion, DD coffee (any good self respecting Boston girl yearns for her Dunks), Essie polish, and the most delicious smelling candle ever (Target). I’m wishing I got one for myself too. I also tossed in a gift card to Trader Joe’s for her favorite wine.
After stuffing the top with more Easter grass, I used some of that adorbable duct tape to seal it shut.
She absolutely loved it! It’s things like this that can change someone’s whole day. Even if it’s just a card that you put in the mail to say hi to a friend, it really brightens up their day.
Try it today!