Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Bee Box (President Gordon B. Hinckley's 9 Way to Be's)


This Missionary 'Way to Bee' Kit is designed to give you a Quick and Easy way to send Your Missionary a Spiritual & Fun Care Package.  The Box Flap Designs & Printables have over 70 beautifully-coordinated pieces - available now on Etsy from the Missionary Box Moms.

 This kit contains a 21 page high quality PDF File Download for DIY printables. 















For Ideas to help you put together the perfect Missionary Care Package, how you can use each Printable, to find links to print General Conference talks and other stories to include in your box - look below!

One of our favorite boxes centered around the book entitled “Way to Be” by President Gordon B. Hinckley.  In the book President Hinckley talks about the 9 Be's - “Be Grateful, Be Smart, Be Clean, Be True, Be Humble, Be Prayerful, Be Positive, Be Still, and Be Involved.”  

Since it was springtime and the world was A-Buzz with Bees and Blooms we thought it would be fun to base one of our ‘Box’ themes around Bees!!!  It turned out to be so much fun and a definite missionary favorite! 

(Grateful, Smart, Clean, True, Humble,
Prayerful, Involved, Positive, Still)
 

This box could be sent at any time of year but if you send it in the Springtime you will be able to find many items with Bumble Bee's on them.  The Dollar Tree Store has a line of Baby Items that rotates animal shapes depending on the season. (Washcloths, Treat Boxes, Plates, Bowls)  So in the spring they have Bumble Bees, Lady Bugs, and Frogs.  I did a separate ‘Box’ utilizing all 3 of these animals and they turned out really cute!  It is just a little extra effort that throws a big punch in the overall look and feel of your ‘Box’.
 
You’ve Got Mail! One thing we always included in all of our Missionary Box Mom Boxes was a personalized letter to each Missionary from each Mother.  Inside our letters we included our testimonies, the reason we chose that particular item to include in the box, along with uplifting messages filled with love.  


A lot of the items won't make much sense as to why you are including them in the box unless you explain how it specifically applies to your Missionary and to Missionary Work.  Many times over I have received thank you letters from our Missionaries - but the things they thanked us all for the most was the letters we included.  It’s just a little piece of ‘Home’ in a box!  So don’t forget to write!


Just Buzzzzing By
With a Sweet Little Note
To Say ~
I think You Bee just Fabulous!!!
I don’t want to Drone On But
I know You’ve Been a Worker Bee,
Pollinating the World with the
Pure Love of Christ.
You are not one to sit back
On your Stinger but are
Flowering People with Service
And Planting Messages as
Sugary as Honey.
I know that your kindness
Will Sweeten and Nourish the World
With the Life-Sustaining Nectar
Of Hope, Faith, and Charity
So I’m giving you a Hive Five
And lots of Bumbling hugs
From the Honeycomb!
Love Ya! Queen Bee

We also included a box introduction cover letter with all of the Missionary Box Moms names on it and laid it at the top of the box for them to see first thing. 











Remember to draw a little arrow on the outside of the box pointing to the end you want your Missionary to open the box on - so they get the full effect of the Bee-utiful packaging!!! 


Sweet!  It’s always so fun to see the pictures our missionaries send home of them opening up their crazy boxes decorated in whatever the theme of box is.  

Most of the boxes we mailed were 12X12X8 which meant the flap size was just under 12X6 so you can simply cut one piece of 12X12 scrapbook paper in half for each flap and trim to fit.  For the ‘Bee' box we used 2 pieces of 'Honeycomb' 12X12 scrapbook paper from the Recollections Company that we found at Michael's - both cut in half then trimmed to fit our flaps. We then printed off our MBM printables onto photo paper, cut them out and attached with glue dots for durability.

Here's The Buzz!  Depending on the size of the box you are sending – you could include or delete any of the following items – or come up with a few of your own.   We tried to make sure that most of our items could be used to enhance missionary discussions, to be given away, to decorate their missionary apartments and left for future missionaries when they moved on, or simply eaten and enjoyed.  But of course there were always a few that were just for fun!

9 Bee's Ideas:


To start our Bee-utiful box off right we included a copy of the book 'Way to Be! by President Gordon B. Hinckley.  We purchased the used books at The Deseret Industries for just $1.50 each. We then created a bookmark using one of the MBM printables by backing the printable with pink scrapbook paper then adding bee ribbon to the top.











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BE PRAYERFUL
  •  Prayer rock w/Poem
  •  Handmade Pillowcase
  •  Heart item (Keep a Prayer in your Heart)
  •  CD of peaceful music (mission approved) 
  •  Prayer Rug
  • Bag of Pretzels and Bit O'Honey Candy with a Copy of The Legend of the Pretzel Story
New Era April 2002: Be Prayerful by Caroline H. Benzley 

'We are not human beings having a spiritual experience;
 we are spiritual beings having a human experience.'
 ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

 

 





The Legend of the Pretzel

In about 610 A.D. a very creative Alpine Monk decided to make use of the pieces of dough left over from baking bread. The Monk formed them into thin strips folded into a looped twist to represent the folded arms of children in prayer.
This scrumptious treat was given to the children as they learned their prayers. They began calling the treat "Pretiola", which is Latin for "little reward". Soon it was known the world over as a pretzel.

The secret of making great pretzels is not only in the baking but also in the shaping. We, like pretzels, are made from the best ingredients, by the best hands available, the hands of our Father in Heaven.

Have you ever seen a broken pretzel, or one that's lost its shape? We too, can lose our shape when we don't pray always to keep our spirituality intact. Even in the midst of our greatest trials, we must remember, as did Job, to call on the Lord. The simple shape of the pretzel, arms folded in prayer, reminds us to pray each day. Our "Pretiola" or "little rewards" are the blessings we receive.

Every time you see a pretzel, remember prayer. Check to see if your arms are often folded in prayer and have not lost their shape.


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BE STILL

  • Be Still and Know that I am God’ Psalm 46:10
  • The Lord will fight for you; you need only be still.’ Exodus 14:14
  •  Picture of Jesus calming the waters.
  •  Meditation items (Scalp Massager – The Tingler)
  • Mood Calming Playdough to use during personal study time.
  • Flip Photo Album with pictures from your Missionary's Mission and Quotes.  (If you are in a group with other Missionary Moms - you could include pictures from each of their respective missions).
Conference Talk October 2002: Peace, Be Still by President Thomas S. Monson.












Making the Playdough


To make the homemade playdough, measure all the ingredients into a pot, whisk until smooth, and then cook for a few minutes over low heat. 

The key to making these doughs soft and squishy is to stir it constantly while cooking and to remove the pot from the heat before the dough looks completely cooked.  Turn off the heat when the dough still has a few pretty sticky spots.  As the dough cools for a few minutes in the pot, the sticky spots will disappear and you can turn the dough out on a counter to knead it until smooth.

Calming Lavender Playdough

To make lavender playdough you'll need to mix together and cook:
* 1.5 cups of flour
* 6 T. of salt
* 3 T. of cream of tartar
* 2 T. of oil
* 1.5 cups of water
* dried lavender flowers 9optional but provides texture)
* 10 drops of lavender essential oil

*  purple food coloring (a few drops)

Harmonizing Rose Playdough

To make the rose playdough you'll need to mix together and cook:
* 1.5 cups of flour
* 6 T. of salt
* 3 T. of cream of tartar
* 2 T. of oil
* 1.5 cups of water
* rose petals (dried ones keep better in the dough)
* 10-15 drops of rose essential oil
* pink or red food coloring (a few drops) 

Uplifting Citrus Playdough


And for the mood lifting citrus playdough you'll need to mix together and cook:

* 1.5 cups of flour
* 6 T. of salt
* 3 T. of cream of tartar
* 2 T. of oil
* 1.5 cups of water
* zest of one orange and one grapefruit
* 10 drops of orange essential oil
* orange food coloring (just a few drops)




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BE GRATEFUL
  • Conference Talks on Gratitude in a folder
  • Thank You Cards & Envelopes (An Attitude of Gratitude - Pass it Along!)
  • A Gift Card to fast food place in the area they are serving
  • Gratitude Journal and Pen
  • Personalized Missionary Stationary and Envelopes
  • 'Oh Honey - You Have So Many Reisens to Be Grateful' with a bag of Reisens Caramels and a bag of Bit O'Honey Candy.

* To put together your own Gratitude Folder - Print off the Talks below and put them inside any type folder you choose. 

You could include a notebook and pen for note-taking also.  (Add your MBM printables to the front of one or both). 



Conference Talk April 2014: Be Grateful in Any Circumstance by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf Second Counselor in the First Presidency 
Conference Talk October 2007: O Remember, Remember by Henry B. Eyring Second Counselor in the First Presidency 
Liahona December 2011: Help me see my Blessings
General Conference October 2001: Gratitude by Steven E. Snow Of the First Quorum of the Seventy
New Era June 2013: Gratitude by David L. Beck Young Men General President
Ensign February 2000: An Attitude of Gratitude by President Thomas S. Monson

 

Personalize some Stationary and Envelopes for your Missionary. (You can print them at home or at a copy center of your choice). 




"I believe that you really can have it all... And that starts with being grateful for what you have." 






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BE SMART
  • Ensign Magazine w/ Highlighter Pen
  • Colored Pencils
  • Pens
  • Notepad 
  • Journal
  • Note cards
  • You’re One Smart Cookie! 
  • Lifesavers Candy w/ a small bag of CTR Rings for them to give away. 'Bee Smart and Choose The Right! - Thanks for Bee-ing a Lifesaver to so many as you serve!
(School supply sales are a great way to get some of these items cheaply) 

New Era October 2013: Be Strong, Be Healthy, Be Smart by Elder Adrian Ochoa of the Seventy.

Add a MBM printable to the front of a Black and Yellow Norcom Composition Notebook.  (I found the notebooks at Walmart then added a flower pen to go with it from the Dollar Tree Store).  












Yellow and Black striped soft Pencil Case with Pencils. 








Bookmark: Bee Your Best - Bee Studying Your Scriptures!
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BE CLEAN
  •  Yellow Mini Tote Bag (Pack Toiletry Items Inside)
  • Beehive and Bumble Bee Shaped Bar of Soap
  • Body Wash
  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste  (Crest has a line of 'BE' toothpaste that is fun)
  • Dental Floss
  • Deodorant
  • Sponges
  • Wet Wipes
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Kitchen Towel
  • Dish Scrubber
  • Compressed Magic Towel (Shrink-wrapped) 
  • Embroider a washcloth with the words 'Be Clean'.
  • Rainbow Skittles Candy with a tag 'I like to look for rainbows whenever there is rain and ponder on the beauty of an earth made clean again'. 

(The Dollar Tree Stores are awesome spots for some of these items!)

Conference Talk April 2007: I Am Clean by President Gordon B. Hinckley
Conference Talk April 1996: Be Ye Clean by President Gordon B. Hinckley 


 
















Bumble Bee & Honeycomb Shaped Soap! 

Making your own soap is fun and easy - so if you have never tried melt and pour soap crafting before - now is your chance!!!  The materials are inexpensive, easy to find, and the steps are not complicated at all.

Most of the supplies will be available in your local craft store or your own kitchen at home - but I purchased a lot of my supplies online at Elements Bath and Body (a Wholesale Soap Making Company).

For this project I used Melt and Pour Cocoa Butter White Soap Base, the Honey Bee Soap Mold, Lemon Fragrance for half of my soaps and Dreamsicle Fragrance for the other half, Pearl White Sparkles Micas, Yellow Colorant. (Cost: Approx. .80cents a bar.)

Materials Needed:

1. Melt and Pour (AKA "Glycerin") Soap Base
This is a pre-made soap that comes in clear or white blocks.  The white is the same as the clear base, but with a white colorant.   It's a basic soap that you can melt in the microwave, add colorants and fragrance to, and remold in any flexible container you have.

2. Rubbing Alcohol and a spray bottle
This is your best friend, and you will need it for every soap project.  Just fill a small spray bottle with isopropyl rubbing alcohol from a drugstore and you are ready to go.  A few light sprays will pop any surface bubbles when you're done pouring the soap into your mold.  It also makes soap layers adhere to one another if your are doing a multiple layer project.

3. Colorant (Liquid Colorant and or Micas can be used)
FD&C colorants are what you'll most likely find at your local craft store. These look like liquid food colors and are practically the same, but not edible. Micas are made of little powdery flakes that are dyed.  They are shimmery and sometimes even sparkle.  Micas come as a powder so you will need to stir in a little rubbing alcohol to them before adding them to your project. 

4. Fragrance Oils
One of the most exciting parts of making soap is choosing the fragrance.  The options are practically infinite.  You can find everything from tangy lemon to S'More scents.  When shopping for fragrance oils make sure they are specifically for soap making.  Do not use fragrance oils you buy at a grocery store intended for candles or extracts.

5. Soap Molds
One of the coolest thing about melt and pour soaps is that is takes the form of anything you pour it into, so there are many options.  Whatever you choose - make sure it's flexible, like plastic or silicone, so you can unmold your soap.  Glass and metal are not good choices.

6. Stir Sticks (Popsicle Sticks work great)

7. Glass bowl to melt the soap in the microwave. 
I use a large Pampered Chef Batter Bowl or a large Pyrex measuring Cup.
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Busy Bugs Bandaids

These Bee's Help and Heal

"In the Bee-ginning God created the Heaven and the Earth..." (Genesis 1:1)

"And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, Bee-lieving, ye shall receive." (Matthew 21:22)

"...I will go Bee-fore your face.  I will Bee on your right hand and on your left, and my spirit shall Bee in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up." (D&C 84:88) 

"He that Bee-lieveth and is baptized shall Bee saved;..." (Mark 16:16)

Jesus said, "...In the world ye shall have tribulation; but Bee of good cheer for I have overcome the world." (John 16:33)

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Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm attached to a MBM printable.











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BE TRUE
  • Protractor, Level, Scale
  • Picture of Christ (Put in Frame)
  • Mainstays Folding/Hinged Picture Frame 4X6 (For Picture of Christ)
  • Pathway
  • Iron Rod
  • Quote: Let us be loyal to the church under all circumstances.  The authorities of this church will lead us in paths of happiness.
  • Nature Valley Oats and Honey Granola Bar with Conference Talk
First Presidency Message January 2001: A Prophet’s Counsel and Prayer for Youth by President Gordon B. Hickley


I have pondered this question a lot lately that Elder David A. Bednar posed at the October 2016 General Conference: "Do we only know about the Savior, or are we increasingly coming to know Him?"  As I have pondered on this question, I've come to realize, that it is through striving to overcome my weaknesses and through great trials I have come to know the Savior.  Elder Bednar shared four essential steps that can help us come to know the Savior.

Exercising faith in Him
Following Him
Serving Him
BEELIVING Him

"We 'BEELIEVE' and come to know the Lord as the key of the knowledge of God administered through the Melchizedek Priesthood unlocks the door and makes it possible for each of us to receive the power of godliness in our lives.  We 'BEELIEVE' and come to know the Savior as we follow Him by receiving and faithfully honoring holy ordinances and increasingly have His image in our countenances.  We 'BEELIEVE' and come to know Christ as we experience personally the transforming, healing, strengthening, and sanctifying power of His Atonement."

"We 'BEELIEVE' and come to know the Master as the power of His word takes root in us and is written in our minds and hearts and as we give away all our sins to know Him.  'BEELIEVING' Him is trusting that His bounteous blessings are available and applicable in our individual lives and families.  'BEELIEVING' Him with our whole soul comes as we press forward along the covenant pathway, surrender our will to His, and submit to His priorities and timing for us.  'BEELIEVING' Him - accepting as true His power and promises - invites perspective, peace, and joy into our lives.". David A. Bednar

May I share my testimony that as I have come to know the Savior and 'BEELIEVE' that through His atoning grace I can change and 'BEECOME' what my Father in Heaven would like me to 'BEECOME'. I have felt His love and the transforming power of our Savior's atonement in my life.  I love my Savior and am so grateful for His love and atoning sacrifice for me.

May you feel the Savior's love and the enabling power of the Atonement as you serve His children.

General Conference October 2016: If Ye Had Known Me by Elder David A. Bednar Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
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BE HUMBLE

  • Nail File
  • Handkerchief , Tissue
  • Dream Big and Be Humble
  • Bee Humble Bee Teachable – Sidewalk Chalk, Post Its
  • 'Work Hard - Stay Bumble!'
Conference Talk April 2001: To Walk Humbly with Thy God by Marlin K. Jensen Of the Presidency of the Seventy 


Friend September 2013: There Is Work To Do! by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf 










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 BE POSITIVE
  • Why be negative when you can be positive?’ (Battery operative item)
  • Smiley Face items (Pins, Stickers)
  • I was reminded that my blood type is Be Positive!
  • Candy in a Bag w/Note to Bee Positive.
  • Family Home Evening Object Lesson. (Include Matches and Balloons) 
  • Positive Messages.
Conference Talk April 2002: The Gospel in Our Lives by Dallin H. Oaks Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Ensign January 2016: We Believe in Being Positive




FHE Object Lesson: Fireproofing Yourself Against Negativity By Hadley Griggs (Include Balloons, a Candle, and some Chocolate Gold Coins.)
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BE INVOLVED
  • ‘Make Things Happen’
  • ‘Little Children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.’
     1 John 3:18
  • Game (Jacks, Pick-up-Sticks, Jenga, L-R-C, Marbles, Frisbee)
  • Cake or Muffin Mix to make for others
  • Bee Finger Puppet with a small jar of honey and a note 'Bee Involved - Make Little Things Happen!

Add a copy of a conference talk or two that goes with the subject for them to read and highlight during study time. 

Conference Talk October 2012: Be Anxiously Engaged by Elder M. Russell Ballard Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles 
 


The Bee is more honored than other animals, not because she labors, but because she labors for others."  
--St. John Chryostom

Thank you for your Missionary labors!

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People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered;
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.
- Mother Teresa
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Fun Facts about Honey Bees
·         There are 3 types of bees in the hive - Queen, Worker and Drone.
·         The Queen may lay 600-800 or even 1,500 eggs each day during her 3 or 4 year lifetime.  This daily egg production may equal her own weight.  She is constantly fed and groomed by attendant worker bees.
·         Honey bees fly at 15 miles per hour.
·         Honey bees' wings stroke 11,400 times per minute, thus making their distinctive buzz.
·         Honeybees are the only insect that produces food for humans.
·         Honeybees will usually travel approximately 3 miles from their hive.
·         Honeybees are the only bees that die after they sting.
·         Honeybees are responsible for pollinating approx. 80% of all fruit, vegetable and seed crops in the U.S.
·         Honeybees have five eyes, 3 small ones on top of the head and two big ones in front.
·         Bees communicate with each other by dancing and by using pheromones (scents).
·       Honeybees never sleep!
·       How high can a honey bee fly? 10,660 feet (3,250 meters) above sea level!
·       Honeybees are assigned jobs based on their age.  1-2 days old spend time cleaning their cells beginning with the one they were born in, and keeping the brood warm. 3-5 days old they feed the older larvae.  6-11 days old they feed the youngest larvae.  12-17 days old they produce wax, build combs, carry food, and perform undertaker duties. 18-21 days old they perform guard duty, protecting the hive entrance. 22 days on until their death at around 40-45 days: they fly from the hive collecting pollen, nectar, water, and pollinating plants.
Honey
  • Honey is 80% sugars and 20% water.
  • To make one pound of honey, the bees in the colony must visit 2 million flowers, fly over 55,00 miles and will be the lifetime work of approximately 768 bees.
  • A single honeybee will only produce approximately 1/12 teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.
  • A single honey bee will visit 50-100 flowers on a single trip out of the hive.
  • Bees produce honey as food stores for the hive during the long months of winter.
  • Honey in the ONLY food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life, including water.
  • A typical beehive can make up to 400 pounds of honey per year.
  • Honey never spoils.
  • It would take about 1 ounce of honey to fuel a honeybee's flight around the world.
  • Honey speeds the healing process and can combat infection.
  • Flowers and other blossoming plants have nectarines that produce sugary nectar. Worker bees suck up the nectar and water and store it in a special honey stomach. When the stomach is full the bee returns to the hive and puts the nectar in an empty honeycomb.  Natural chemicals from the bee's head glands and the evaporation of the water from the nectar change the nectar into honey.
  • Out of 20,000 species of bees, only 4 make honey.

Beehives
  • A populous colony may contain 40,000 to 60,000 bees during the late spring or early summer.
  • A honeycomb cell has six sides.
  • Bees maintain a temperature of 92-93 degrees F* in their central brood nest regardless of whether the outsides temperature is 110 or -40 degrees.
  • Approximately 7-8 pounds of honey are consumed by bees to produce 1 pound of beeswax.

Shopping List

Dollar Store – Everything $1.00US


Bee Washcloth – in Baby Section
Bee Design Treat Box (Kids Animal Friends Snack Container 2 pack – in Baby Section)
Bee Design Animal Friends Bowl w/Lid (Kids Animal Friends – in Baby Section)
Yellow Flip Flops (Seasonal) – For Sisters
Multipurpose Bandanna  (Seasonal) For Sisters
Yellow Frisbee
Marbles Pack
Black 5X7 Frame for ‘Come Unto Christ’ Print w/Bee
Solar Dancing Flowers w/ Bees
2-Pack Yellow Mini Tote Bags
Sidewalk Chalk – Comes in 20 piece Box
Post-Its and Notepads
My First Book of Prayers – 4 Different Titles to Choose From
Bumble Bee Pencils in Pack of 10

Lemon Soap Cat                
3 Bumble Bees and Hive shaped soap    
Or Make Your Own Bee Shaped Soap!











  


            
Bennion Craft Glass Light Bulb Container
Bee Ribbon


WalMart
Mainstays Folding/Hinged Picture Frame 4X6 $4.00US
Crest toothpaste (Be Dynamic, Be Inspired, or Be Adventurous)
Toothbrush & Floss
Deodorant
Lifesavers Wint O'Green Mints
Bar of Soap
Marbles
Bubble Gum for Bumble Gum
Bit O’Honey Candy
Lemon Heads Candy (For Light bulbs) 


Honey Sticks  (20 Pack cost $3.50 or 100 Pack cost $13.50) or purchase online at Amazon.com.





Bumble Bee Paper
Plastic Tube W/Lid for Honey Sticks (Amazon.com is another place to find them.)

Photo of Jesus calming the waters
Busy Bees Notebook – Primitives by Kathy
‘Way 2 Be’ book by Gordon B. Hinckley (You can also find them at the D.I.)

Smith’s Grocery Store
Lemon Cake Mix
Powdered Sugar
Lemon Head Candy
Bumble Bee Easter Eggs – Seasonal
The Peanut Butter Company – Peanut Butter Blended w/Honey
Martha White Blueberry Muffin Mix



  •  "Honey" candy (like Bit-O-Honey) tied up with tulle/cellophane and ribbons
  •  Mini Jars of Honey or Plastic Jars of Peanut Butter blended with Honey
  • Rolled bees wax candles - decorate them with pretty wired ribbon. Attach the following saying, "Wax strong in the gospel and stick to your values."
  • Golden Street Artwork Postcard ‘Zone Conference’
  • ‘Let it Be’ The Beatles
  • Honeycomb Cereal, Bumble Bee Tuna  

For an additional something fun to add to our box I decided to do a Missionary Newsletter Booklet for our 10 Missionaries.  I had to be really on the ball since I knew that not all of our kiddos had time on their P-days to answer a ton of questions - so I had their moms help by asking some things ahead of time for me.  Then I emailed each of our missionaries a few weeks ahead of our Missionary Box Mom night and asked them the following questions so that I could put it together for them.

Questions:
1. Please send me 3 or 4 pictures of you on your mission - preferably close up ones.  (If you don't send me any I will try and get them from your moms.)
2. What is or was something that you have learned on your mission that surprised you most?
3. What is or was something that you have learned from one of your companions?
4. Tell everyone something you would like them to know either about yourself or your mission?
5. Describe your missionary apartment/house/piso?
6. What kind of foods do you cook/eat and where do you shop for food?
7. What is the strangest or most unusual thing you have eaten on your mission?
8. How do you do laundry?
9. Tell your worst but funniest memory of your mission?
10. How do you get around on your mission? (Car, Walk, Bike, Train, Taxi, Roller Skates)
11. How many members are in your area?
12. How many investigators?
13. What is your favorite scripture?
14. What do you hope to take away from your mission?
15. What one thing do you wish you had known before you left on your mission?
16. Would you have packed something different or taken something out when you departed for your mission?
17. What one thing has helped boost your spirits when you find yourself down? (Hopefully this doesn't happen to often!)
18. Which Missionary Mom Box that you have received was your favorite and why?
18. What are some things that have helped you in your mission life that have been included in these crazy crazy crazy boxes?

It really was fun to receive their answers to these questions - and our moms said that it was the first time they really learned about their day-to-day nuts and bolts Missionary things.  Double Bonus: More pictures! :)

Homemade Bee Pillowcase
Include Tag:
'Bee Hive' yourself and Work Hard  -  Then you will have Sweet Dreams!
ZZzzzzzzz
On your new pillowcase!


















Solar Dancing Flowers from the Dollar Tree Store, Hard Honey Candy from Oh Nuts, Hi-Chew Candies, Honey Dipper lollipops from Oh Nuts, Mini Honey Jars, Honey Caramel Pecan Candy from Queen Bee Gardens, Halls Honey Lemon Throat Lozenges, Honey Maid Grahams.









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