A Make Out Kiss or the Cinnamon Challenge?

Happy Friday! Today I’m so excited to introduce you to Katie from Mr. and Mrs. Foster. Katie’s husband recently returned from deployment (thank you for serving!) and Katie has some thoughtful, romantic, and hilarious ways that she stayed close with him during deployment. You won’t want to miss this. 

Take it away, Katie…


Hey, I’m Katie and I blog over at Mr. & Mrs. Foster. I am an Army wife and I literally just made it through my third deployment with my husband!

Being apart from your significant other is always hard, whether you are in a military relationship or long distance relationship. I try and make the most of these situations by having fun coming up with ridiculous package ideas. In my opinion, the cheesier and more obnoxious the better! Anyone can send over a package full of snacks and toothpaste, but send your love one of these ideas and they will be truly surprised!

GRIZZWALD: A build-a-bear teddy with a voice box of me saying “I love and I miss you so much, muah!” Apparently, the bear would go off a lot in the middle of the night because my husband was using it as a pillow and it would make everyone around him mad. But guess what? He slept with it anyways 😉


WIFE PILLOW: Last deployment my husband told me he didn’t have a pillow and obviously I couldn’t send him any ordinary pillow and so the wife pillow was created! Crazy or amazing? I’ll let you decide 😉


BOX FULL OF KISSES: Last deployment I asked my husband what he wanted and he responded with a “Box full of kisses.” So, a box full of kisses he got. Five different kinds of Hershey’s kisses to be exact!



And don’t forget to include a “make out kiss” 😉




HELP YOUR HUSBAND GET LAID: Just kidding, help him get “lei-d.”


HUMOROUS VIDEO: I got tired of sending lovey-dovey things and decided I wanted to try and make him laugh. So I attempted and failed the cinnamon challenge all for my babe.

CREATIVE PICTURES: Dogs count as children in the Foster household.


If you too are suffering through a deployment or in a long distance relationship I hope some of my packages have helped get your creative juices flowing! Being apart from your significant other is never fun, but always try and make the best of it by showing your love in the most creative ways.

I hope you’ll stop by Mr. & Mrs. Foster! I look forward to having you 🙂



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  • These are absolutely amazing thank you for sharing! Definitely gonna do the pillow when Billy goes on his next deployment and maybe the cinnamon challenge too.

  • This is hilarious! All really fun ideas, and kudos to you for publicly sharing that video!

  • Aw. These are the sweetest ideas. That’s dedication that she tried the cinnamon challenge to make her husband laugh!

    Big Apple, Little Bites

  • That is adorable! I love all these ideas!

  • These are awesome. Mine will be deploying for the second time in January so now I have some new ideas 🙂

  • OMG I wish I would have done that when my hubby was deployed. I did do the wife pillow case though, my face looked really creepy so large on his pillow case. You have great ideas and I’m so happy your hubby is home.

  • She is awesome, those are brilliant ideas!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • She is awesome, those are brilliant ideas!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • Those are seriously the sweetest ideas ever!
    Definitely am going to have to check out her blog 😀

  • Hilarious! I love all of this! And the puppies…obviously 😉

  • LOL i was literally crying watching the cinnamon challenge video!! This post had me laughing but also hit home perfectly as my husband and I have survived two deployments and likely have more in store. Great inspiration for the future if I have to send off packages again!!
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  • These are absoloutely the sweetest little care packages in the world! You guys are obviously a great couple!

  • Those are the cutest most original ideas I’ve ever seen 🙂

  • What a great post this was a fun read

  • What great ideas!

  • This is adorable!!! I love that you sent him a silly video…it takes true lovers to be silly =) (Or whatever that quote I just effed up is)

  • Such cute ideas! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • I love the wife pillow! Love the funny video!!

  • What adorable, creative and fun ideas! Your husband is a lucky guy!

  • Such sweet creative ideas. I’m sure your husband enjoys everything you send. Thank you both for your service!

  • LOVEEE the wife pillow? Where/how did you make that?! Do share!
    x

  • These are so cute. You two must be an adorable couple!!

  • These are so cute. You two must be an adorable couple!!

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