Thursday, March 20, 2014

What to send SISTERS?

Our first WHAT TO SEND section was great for Elders but I know how much we needed one ESPECIALLY FOR SISTERS!

1. Nail Accessories: Anything from polish to a file, to a little manicure kit. 

2. Make-up Bag: A cute new make-up bag that they could use for travel or to store basics in, you could even fill it with deodorant, perfume, razors, shaving cream, etc. 

3. Lotion: Bath and Body Works was big when I was growing up and we loved getting a new scent for Christmas or a Birthday. Soap, shampoo, body wash, body butter, anything scenty! Or have you tried the Mary Kay Satin Hands, heavenly! A special treat they may fall in love with, and lets face it every girl needs a little pampering :)

4. Hand Sanitizer: Bath and Body Works sells really scenty ones which I totally love to store in my purse.

5. Hair Accessories: Bows, clips, headbands, ribbon, turban scarf, hair ties in all sorts of colors and thin little rubber bands are nice too if they are really into hair. You could even send along a little hairstyle book for new things they should try. Or make your own with cute ones you see online that you think they will like. And what if you surprised them with some leave in conditioner, dry shampoo, or curling gel; any of these products may make their morning routine a little faster on the crazy days. You could also send her a new brush, try this WET BRUSH! I am in love with it!

6. Jewelry: You can go out and splurge on your missionary or make something even more special. Check out our post HERE on some great DIY jewelry ideas. 

7. Make-up: Whether it is a simple new chap-stick or a vibrant new color for their eyes. A little change in their morning routine with something a little different and new will sure to brighten their spirits. Make-up Wipes are a great little stuffer too, they make washing up all the easier, especially after a long day. 

8. Cold Weather Accessories: Gloves, scarves, hats, warm wool socks, ear muffs, etc. 

9. Tissues: The individually packaged kind are great. Especially since they come in all the fun patterns and they are easy to store in a purse or backpack. Sisters can always use tissues, I think they tend to use them a little more often then the Elders and it is nice to have them on hand. 

10. Toothbrush / toothpaste / floss picks / mouthwash / white strips: Anything dental is sure to be something they prob are not exactly splurging on, so if you get them all the nice stuff they are sure to appreciate and take the extra effort to brighten their smile. 

11. Medicine: The little travel tubes of Tylenol, Excedrin, or the beloved Midol are sure to come in handy ;)

12. Fluffy Slippers

13. A Frame: Let's face it our Sister's out there are more than likely willing to put a little extra time in to make their transitioning apt feel like home. And a framed photo of family may just be that extra special touch that motivates them all the harder. I also love these cute printables, for all the different seasons/holidays for them to switch out and bring a little extra deco to their home away from home. 

14. Notepad and pen: Whether it is glitter or princesses sometimes a fun little notepad is a great child calmer, "Can you draw me a picture?" Or let special members or investigators right down a message in it before you leave the area, as a momento to look back on in years to come. An address book is also great to store contact info in for those that they hope to catch in touch with. 

15. A Belt: Lets be honest belts are in. And whether it is a big chunky one or a bright colored skinny one, it may add a little spice to your Sister's revolving wardrobe. I am in love with the skinny belts from Forever 21, they may not be supreme quality but you can't beat the inexpensive price along with the trendy styles. 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

DIY Jewelry

Looking for a new gift idea to put in your Sister Missionary's package?
I have been noticing a whole lot of DIY Jewelry posts via Pinterest and I can't help but think how fun it would be to make a special piece of Jewelry for your Sister Missionary.
Whether it's for a birthday or holiday your missionary is sure to treasure this piece of home made by you.
You could also send her all the supplies and a little DIY pamphlet for her to make her own, if she is more into this kind of thing then you are.
Now just imagine these wrapped in a little tissue paper tucked in a cute little craft box tied with a ribbon, and you have the perfect gift for your favorite Sister Missionary, which she can't help but adore.

Gold Tube Bracelets

Hoop Earring Redo

 Rhinestone Redo Necklace

Fishtail Braid Bracelet

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


Lets face it our Missionary's Birthday isn't the same without family and friends to surround them and Mom there to make it just right. 
Meridian Magazine
But ... I found a whole bunch of the very best birthday ideas to make your missionary feel just a little more festive and a lot closer to home! 

Birthday Countdown
Includes Printables!


Birthday Photo Album
Missionary Girlfriend and Family alike this is a fun idea with lots of the printables she used to attach messages from loved ones, along with the photos and inspirational quotes! LOVED THIS!

DIY Birthday Cake

Cake in a Can

Party in a Box

Birthday Activity 
"Around The Clock Missionary Birthday"

What You Will Need:
17 small presents (there is a specific poem that goes with each present, you can use  the same presents we used or modify the poem to fit your needs.)
A small day planner
Tooth Brush
Scripture High Lighting Pens
Bobble head pen (purchased at Desert Book)
Stickers  (stickers are fun for missionaries to give to kids)
Cookies (We made chocolate chip cookies and put them in an empty Pringles can to mail.)   You can also buy prepackaged cookies such as Mrs. Field’s.
Breath Mints
Chap Stick
Two missionary approved CD’s (for one of the CD’s you could sing your missionary Happy   Birthday and burn it to a CD)
Pringles or any favorite chip
Rice Krispie Treats (or any favorite treat)
Bicycle Light or small flash light
Favorite Candy (on the poem card fill in the name of the candy)
Birthday Candles  ( you could also buy hostess cupcakes  for the birthday missionary)
Reading Light
For the instructions go to the Parties and Patterns site, she has the print-outs and the full activity guide.

Photo Collage
One Missionary Girlfriend's photo collage to her missionary on his Birthday! Missionaries love pictures and you can't go wrong with sending him faces from home.

Birthday Money Box

Birthday Money Umbrella

Monday, March 10, 2014

Sharing your Call with your Missionary

This missionary girlfriend also got called to serve on a mission and decided to tell her already serving missionary in a creative way ... a guessing game! I thought it was so fun having all the clues to help him guess. She sent it in an envelope with a copy of her mission call and photos from the day.

I loved this idea not just for Missionary Girlfriends but for friends, or siblings, or anyone wanting to write and tell their missionary that they too are READY TO SERVE!

You could include all sorts of clues, here are a few she used and some I thought of too:

It is always hot!
It practically never rains!
It is by the ocean!
They eat lots of spicy food!
It is a new mission!
There isn't a temple in my area!
The flag is ... (picture)!

I am speaking Spanish!
I will be serving 7,000 miles away from home/from you!
My mission president is named ..., he is from ...
I will be eating lots of rice/beans/noodles!
I will be teaching lots of tourists/natives!
My mission covers 3 states!
I am going to the Mexico MTC!

You can put each clue in a balloon so he has to pop them and you can make a package out of your guessing game, as seen here Keep Calm and Wait On: Guessing Game

Your missionary will love hearing a little about your mission, and things you've discovered about it as you give him the clues. It is such a great way to spread that mission excitement, as you yourself gets ready to serve!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

So Sweet ...

I came across this the other day on Pinterest. 

There is no link connecting it to it's source, but I had to share it because I just thought it was so sweet for all you Missionary Girlfriends. 

And how cute would this photo be if they were both holding Book of Mormons ...

Happy Waiting!