survival kit

This summer, my boyfriend is down in Columbus taking summer courses, specifically Calculus-based Statistics. Yuck! He’s really down about having to spend another summer in school, especially because math is his weak point. Thankfully he comes home most weekends so I still get to see him!

To show him that I am most definitely thinking about him and to make summer courses a bit more bearable, I decided to put together a little “Stats Survival Kit” for him. I was originally going to ship it to his apartment, but his mom invited me to tag along with her and surprise him! I’ll be spending a few days in Columbus with him and instead of paying for shipping, I am just going to give it to him. At least I’ll see the expression on his face! 🙂

I based the idea for this little project off of simple college care packages. I know many parents who send their kids “Exam Week” care packages; I just put a little twist on it.

If you decide to make this for someone, you can add your own creativity to it! How about a Feeling Sick survival kit? A Back to School survival kit? A Bad Day survival kit? The possibilities are endless!

Here is the survival kit that I put together:

First I filled the bottom of a small box with his favorite candy.

Then I labeled all the items with the reasons why I chose them.
Bubbles for when you want to be a kid again
Penguin stickers for lighting up the mood (and decorating your calculator and notes)
Highlighters to help you study
A BIG eraser for BIG mistakes
A coupon for a free massage done by yours truly
4 quarters for that laundry you’re putting off
An OSU lanyard so you won’t lose your keys and be late for class
A CD for study breaks and rides to class
Post-it notes so you’ll remember important info
A rubber band to remind you to be flexible. 
Thing might not always go the way you want, but they can be worked out
 A mint for the big kiss I’m going to give you when you come home
Snickers for a boost of energy (and because you’re so sweet)
I also wrote him a note explaining what the survival kit is and on the remaining heart, I wrote a bunch of adjectives that describe him.
When I was all done, I placed everything into the box and put the notes in order on top.

To add a finishing touch, I decorated the outside of the box and wa-la!

I’m so excited to give it to him! Obviously I’m going to have to post this after I give it to him, so once this is up, he will have already received it. I don’t want to risk him reading my blog and seeing this!

This was such a cheap craft to do. I probably spent around $10 total. So it’s total doable on a college budget and it’s a thoughtful gift bound to put a smile on anyone’s face!

Once I give him this kit tomorrow, I will post this and let you guys know what he thought! (Just gave it to him! He loved it!)

If any of you make a survival kit of any sorts, please do share! 🙂
Have a great day everyone! 🙂 XOXO

Laurie Hamame

Ball of sunshine. Chronic giggler. A lover of all things sweet potato. An overly friendly, world traveling, body positive warrior. Avid bookworm. Self-proclaimed chef and spiritually Italian. Promotor of daily walks, coffee dates and 30-second dance parties.

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Laurie Hamame

Ball of sunshine. Chronic giggler. A lover of all things sweet potato. An overly friendly, world traveling, body positive warrior. Avid bookworm. Self-proclaimed chef and spiritually Italian. Promotor of daily walks, coffee dates and 30-second dance parties.

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