So here’s my thinking…I don’t think we have to wait for holidays/birthdays to give little gifts to the ones we care about. Sometimes “just because” gifts/cards are better than huge presents and a lot more meaningful. I’ve been under the weather the past few days and my dearest dad made the 2-hour trip down to school to bring me medicine and other recovery items (girl scout thin mints…obviously a cure for any sickness!).
Long story short, the doctor at the student health center didn’t give me any meds (because they are stingy on handing them out here) and told me to take ibuprofen for my early-staged bronchitis (I am obviously a doctor and diagnosed myself with it with the help of google). My self-diagnosis problem is a topic for another post. Haha. So my mother insisted I get on antibiotics, which is why he drove so far to bring me them. He is just the best.
But back to girl scout cookies. I love them dearly but have tried to avoid them this ‘season’. I was once a girl scout and my cookie-selling-badge-earning days are ovaaa. But I couldn’t escape them when I found them mixed in with my meds & cough drops. I swear I’ve eaten more chocolate in the last few days then I have all year. And because I can’t breathe I can’t even do my marathon training. Bahhhh. Not cool. So after munching on a few (few = five, right?) of those cookies, I decided to make a little craft out of it. Here is what I came up with…
Here’s a short tutorial on how to make them!
Simply slip in a cookie (or two) into a plastic ziploc bag. Cut off the zipper and tape shut. Then slip it into the large piece of folded paper. Then put the smaller piece of folded paper over top (folded ends on opposite sides). Staple shut and glue the printable circle tape over top of the staple. You can wrap some string or bakers twine over top if desired.
And wah-lahhh…you’re done! How easy was that?
A little “Just Because” treat can make a world of difference! For me, those thin mints were just what I needed after a day of coughing up a lung. Haha. (I just realized that thin mints and the phrase, “coughing up a lung” should not go in the same sentence. Yuck. Sorry about that, folks.)