Saturday, October 13, 2012

A Box of Sunshine

This Summer I had a wonderful intern, Amy.  In the past 12 years I’ve had an intern almost every Summer and there have been good ones and not so good ones.  I would rate Amy at the top of the list with a select few others. 

What makes a good intern?  Well, that’s a tricky question but overall they listen, follow direction, are good thinkers, have a positive outlook on constructive criticism, are engaging, ask questions, and are willing to learn.  Amy is only starting her Junior year which is young for our interns, but she showed a high level of professionalism and was a pleasure to work with.

As her last day neared, I saw an idea on Pinterest about a Box of Sunshine as a get well soon gift.  I decided this would be a great care package to send her back to college with.  The box is filled with all things yellow.



My particular box included yellow cake mix, lemon poppy seed muffin mix, microwave popcorn, peanut M&Ms, Milk Duds, Juicy Fruit, Burt’s Bees lip balm, Shea butter soap, yellow loofa and shower gels, lemon kitchen clean candle, Ricola cough drops, Cabana lemonade, sunflower kitchen towel, two yellow cookie cutters, yellow flower pot with potting soil and marigold seeds and a recipe for homemade sugar cookies and frosting.



I found this Crate & Barrel box in my closet and it was perfect.  The bow was already attached and I decided just to give it as it was.  I did tell her that it wasn’t from Crate & Barrel, but she didn’t seem to mind. 

Most of what I bought was around $1 or a little more so in all I think I spent around $20-25.  She sent me a note of appreciation and said her roommates are enjoying the box and the marigold flowers were growing in a window.