Sending Some Love From the Oregon Coast

 If you know me at all you know that I love the beach.  I’m not sure what it is about the beach – the calming noise of the ocean, the smell of the beach and clean air, the feel of the warm sand on my feet.  Maybe it’s a combination of all of that.  I’ve been going to the Oregon Coast my whole life.  When I think of the beach, that’s what I think of.  It’s beautiful!
 This summer we had some friends come and visit us for awhile from South Dakota.  It was the first time some of them had ever seen the ocean.  It was so much fun watching their faces as they saw the waves crashing on the sand.  Instantly they turned into 6 year olds and ran around and splashed and played.  It was a blast!  It reminded me how fortunate I am to live so close to such an amazing place.
So when they left I wanted to send them a little reminder of their visit.
What do you think?
When I put the bottles on the counter at the post office, the women looked and me and started laughing.  Everyone behind me started asking questions and they all agreed that it would be so much fun to get something like this in the mail!
Super easy.  I cut a clear pop bottle.  I used a 2 liter bottle for the taffy but just a large water bottle for the sand and treasures.  (The sand was pretty heavy so I didn’t want to have to mail 3 pounds of it.)
We filled it with our treasures and then taped it back up.
 Then we put an address label on it.
We filled one up with salt water taffy (delicious!)
And one up with beach treasures we found.
Wouldn’t this be fun to find in your mailbox?
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  1. Omgosh, I can’t believe that Cathy is your mom! I just left a comment on your Sopapilla Cheesecake bars the other day, not even realizing the connection. Gosh, no matter how vast, the blogging world is still small 🙂

    And I absolutely LOVED your mom’s Danish Puff. It was gone in no time flat and I’m thinking about making it to bring to my parents house this weekend!

  2. What wonderful idea! I am going to take it a step further. My daughter is in West Virginia attending graduate school. She has been pretty homesick. I think we will make Seattle bottles! I also think it will be a fun surprise to send friends far away.
    Thank you so kindly for sharing your wonderful ideas.

  3. I would so love to get something like that in my mailbox. That is so cute and brilliant. They are so gonna love you!!

  4. I love this idea! they will be so surprised to get these bottles in the mail. I had no idea that the post office would send anything like this! Very clever, Erin.

  5. We love sending fun packages. Thanks for this fun idea!

  6. yes, i WOULD love to get that in my mailbox! what a great idea. i love it!

    i would love for you to come link up this or any other amazing project at my creativity party going on right now!

    thanks so much for sharing!

  7. How creative!!! What a super fun project 🙂 Thanks for sharing! visiting from ABC 123.

  8. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday – you were featured today!
    – – Mandy,

  9. This is great! I bet your friends were thrilled. I love your story about the people at the Post Office. I bet you brightened their day too:)

    I would love to see the Oregon coast some day….definitely one of the things on my bucket list:)

  10. I have also been going to the Oregon Coast my whole life, I love it so much- so relaxing and beautiful!! What a fun gift to send to someone! Very cute project! ~April

  11. Very cute idea! Did the bottles do okay shipping without any extra packaging?

  12. What a super neat idea!! I am pinning it now.

  13. What a FUN idea! My munchkins would be thrilled to receive something like this!

  14. Hi there! I used to live in Salem as well and coming across your blog made me feel happy and homesick! Karen 🙂

  15. Toni Cosgrove says:

    I think this would be great for a lot of a birthday..holidays..and you could even do one and send to our own kids. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful idea

    • Thanks Toni! Agreed! Getting mail is just plain fun. And mail filled with goodies? Even better!