Thursday, August 11, 2011

And The Awesome Nurse Award Goes To...

I've shared with you guys before that Amazing Boyfriend is going through chemotherapy and he's currently being treated at the VA hospital in beautiful Portland, Oregon. 

Going through the military hospital system is not the easiest thing in the world. There are long waits for everything from appointments to waiting at the pharmacy to get prescriptions. The only thing that seems to make it worth while at all is the nurses in the outpatient chemo unit. 

They are AWESOME!!! 

Each and every one of them! They are often understaffed and overbooked, but they never let you feel like you are any less important then the next patient. They remember little things about you, want to know how you're doing and always have a good joke for you. 

I wanted to make something for these awesome ladies that have been taking such good care of ABF, but have been coming up blank for good ideas. But awhile back, on Pinterest, I found a really cute little idea that was perfect. 

  (And super easy!) 

I got several bottles of hand sanitizer, one for each nurse, and carefully peeled the labels off each one. Then I made an Awesome Nurse Award graphic with my Silhouette software and used my Silhouette machine to cut them out. Then using transfer tape, I applied the graphic to each bottle. Then I added a bow, to dress it up a bit.
We'll be giving these to the nurses today when we go to chemo. Of course, I wish that there was something more that I could do, but I hope these awesome ladies know that both ABF and I appreciate everything that they do for the both of us.

I'm sharing this project at the following link parties: 


  1. These gifts you made are wonderful. I know the nurses will love them. You are so thoughtful.
    I'm so sorry your ABF has to go through these treatments. Hope they are going well.

  2. Aw, they are going to love & appreciate your generosity so much!

    I hope your BF is doing well. You have to be a rock for him, I'm sure.

    Ps--my husband is from OR, it is absolutely gorgeous. You couldn't be in a prettier place.

  3. This is the best & most thoughtful gift ever! How sweet -- I'm sure they simply loved it! It's those little, meaningful things that are most important. :)

    I hope today's treatment went smoothly!!

  4. They will so appreciate this gift. Soooo sweet. :)

  5. They turned out so cute! I hope everything is going as well as possible for you and boyfriend. you are still in my thoughts and prayers. Bettcha those nurses were touched that you thought to bring them those adorable hand sanitizer gifts!

  6. What a wonderfully sweet thing to do! I'm sure the nurses will love your thoughtful gifts. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and your sweet comments! You've got a great spot here! ~Jen

  7. What a sweet, thoughtful gift! I am sure they will love it and they turned out just adorable!

  8. It is so cute.. I am sure it will be liked by all.

  9. What a thoughtful thing for you to do. I know it will be appreciated.

  10. CUTE! Thank you so much for linking this up to mine and Lindsays Party Show and Share!

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW

  11. love this as a nurse it would be great for my co-workers

  12. That is an adorable idea, they will love them! Well wishes to your BF and you as you go through this time.

  13. SO cute and a great gift idea because a nurse definitely can use these.
    following you now.

  14. HI - I have tears in my eyes at your lovely and thoughtful gift for those nurses - you are so sweet and with all that you are going thru - so thoughtful of you. I hope your boyfriend is doing by day...

    Prayers and hugs-

    beachside cottage

  15. You are so sweet to do that! They are going t olive their gift!

  16. This is soooo thoughtful! Nurses ARE awesome. And under-appreciated. I'm sure they will love these!


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