Saturday, April 24, 2010

Mom-in-law's 65th birthday gift!!

So this project wasn't in the kitchen but I had a BLAST putting it together. My MIL was hitting the big 65 today and Joe and I were at a loss as to what to get her. So, trying to think outside the box, I decided to make her a "Senior Citizen Survival Kit". I knew that she would enjoy the laugh and get a kick out of it. Here's what it included:
  • A big pair of clown glasses~to help you see things far away
  • Magnifying glass~to help you see things up close
  • A bag of rubberbands~to give you flexibility
  • Starbursts~for a "BURST" of energy
  • Tylenol~for your aches and pains
  • A fan~to keep you cool
  • Fiber bars~to keep you "going"
  • A bag of kisses~because we love you
  • A jar of baby food~to help you adjust to softer foods 
  • Toothpicks~to keep your eyelids open after 7:00 pm
  • Denture cleaner~for that dazzling smile
  • Red hots~to put the fire back into your life
  • A whistle~for when you've fallen and can't get back up
  • A fly swatter~to keep away the things that bug you
I labeled each item and put it in a shoebox sized tote (all except the fly swatter, it didn't fit) and decorated it with shapes and letters I cut out with my Cricut. I then tied a big bow around the whole thing. Here are the pictures I took of each item. I forgot to take a picture of the fly swatter and didn't realize it until after I had put it in a gift bag and stuffed it with tissue paper. Oh well.

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