You’ve got mail!

I love getting mail. Let’s face it, it’s just like Christmas every time you go to the mailbox. What will be inside? Will there be presents?

Okay, can you tell that is just a tad bit of a stretch? There are usually lots of bills that need paying and junk mail that needs to sit on the kitchen table for three weeks before it finds its way to the trash. (oh wait- am I the only one that lets junk mail overstay its welcome in my home?!) There are RARE occasions where going to the mailbox is JUST LIKE CHRISTMAS! It is the best thing ever to open the mail box and see something other than bills inside the mailbox. I have been the luckiest girl ever ever recently!Β 

Mailbox gifts twice in one week! πŸ™‚

My box from Katie!

My box from Chocolate Covered Katie!

My box from Erica, 4 the Sake of Cake!

I don’t know what was in the air over here at Spinach and Sprinkles but I got positive news from the doctor, received chocolate from Chocolate Covered Katie, and a box full of goodies from Erica at ‘For the Sake of Cake’! ….Karma must have known that it owed me big time for all that it has put me though— and boy, oh, boy did it do its best to make up for it!!! I was having a pretty bummer time when I found out that I won these two giveaways within a few hours of each other and it totally brightened my day! πŸ™‚

Inside my box from Katie:Β 

Endangered Spices Chocolate

A box of Endangered Species Chocolate will brighten anyone’s day- especially mine! I got the chance to check out their company’s mission and why they have adorable pictures of animals on their chocolate-Β Endangered Species Chocolate is a mission-driven company that is passionate about chocolate and the environment.Β Β  We are fully committed to providing premium, all-natural, ethically traded, naturally shade grown chocolate products.Β  Endangered Species Chocolate confirms that all beans used in its products are purchased from family-owned properties where the income benefits the community.Β  10% of our net profits aredonated to fund species and habitat conservation efforts.Β  Savor chocolate.Β  Save our planet.”Β Too cool! For real- chocolate I can feel good about buying AND eating. It is D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S!!! Β (don’t worry you won’t be so jealous later on…)Β 

Inside my box from Erica:Β 

Goodies galore! πŸ™‚ ----Trader Joe's Heaven!

Erica had a giveaway that was packed to the brim with all of her favorite things (mostly from Trader Joe’s ::squeal of joy:: ) Β and she threw in a few other amazingly sweet things in the box too: a super sweet card and SPRINKLES! πŸ™‚ Β How on earth did she know I love sprinkles???? I will have to do a whole other post on the amazingness that is the contents of this box. It is love at first sight! It was lust and now that I’ve had a bite or two (or ten) it has transformed into love! Β Thank you, Erica! πŸ™‚

Inside Julie’s Box (to one of you):

Who knows!

I have been so lucky, I have decided to pay it forward! πŸ™‚ ….I plan on putting together a box full of my favorite things and sending it to one of you.Β Β It will have some Endangered Species Chocolate in it too! Let’s cross our fingers that I get this giveaway underway by next Friday for sure. I know that is quite the teaser, I am so mean! Like all of you, I’m swamped. The contents are not 100% decided upon…Β it will be GREAT though, that’s a promise! πŸ™‚ You’re going to want to stick around for what is coming in this box!

QUESTION: What would be in your box of favorite things? -OR-Β Do you believe in karma? Paying it forward?


45 responses to “You’ve got mail!

  1. Yay I’m so glad you liked the goodies! You’ll have to let me know what you think of the soft peanut brittle; I’m seriously obsessed with those! πŸ™‚ I definitely believe in karma!!!

  2. Wow, Julie, what awesome boxes to open! I totally believe in pay it forward, it gives such a good feeling. Goodies in a box that would be totally awesome…chocolate, (endangered species chocolate is awesome) a good book, tea, teeccino, hand crafted soap bars, sun drops…
    You’re so sweet to be paying it forward! πŸ™‚

  3. Wow what great stuff!! I can’t wait to hear what you think of the different items πŸ˜€

  4. you lucky duck! (mostly..:/) You deserve all those wonderful goodies, though! I’d say it is definitely a sign πŸ˜€

  5. I love the idea of paying it forward. I can’t wait to see what you decide to put in your box. And no… you are not alone in the junk mail pile up. Mine get outta control.

  6. Paying it forward is definitely worth the karma bonus points πŸ™‚
    My box would definitely have chocolate in it, and probably tea. I’m so glad you’re having a great week!

  7. a box of anything from Trader Joe’s!! Why? Because I’ve never been! …the irony is I get excited any time I read about it, yet I have no idea what it must feel like to walk through those doors! πŸ˜›

  8. Oh goodness, my stack of junk mail is insane. I rarely ever open mail from my insurance companies, and I need to be better about it. Once I received a rebate check for over $100, and when I finally went through my to-shred pile I found it…3 days before it was to expire! Guess who went shopping that day?

    And a box of my favorite things…hmm crazy core skittles, dark chocolate turbiano sugar and sea salt covered almonds (Trader Joe’s, of course), canned pumpkin, coffee, and other random yummies.

  9. Yum, is all I have to say! I would probably put in almond butter and chcolate so delicious πŸ™‚ Karma can be a pain in the but or a pleasant suprise, and I most definitly beleive in its powers.

  10. I love getting boxes, its like christmas, you are totally right!
    I believe in karma, however, if its true than i should have received some boxes by now. haha
    My favourite things are definitely anything with dark chocolate, kale chips, raw crackers, and new health bars (that i can try to recreate).

  11. WOW! You got some GREAT goodies! I love getting “real” mail!
    I definitely think that in life you get what you pay for, both literally and figuratively! I think it is always better to be kind, since that is what I expect from others!

  12. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance

    Wow– SO much chocolate and SO many TJ’s goodies! You are one lucky lady πŸ˜‰

  13. I definitely believe in karma! My mom always said, “You get more bees with honey then vinegar.”
    Those are two awesome goodie boxes!!! A box of my favorite things would definitely be filled with Trader Joes goodies!!
    Thanks for the great giveaway! πŸ™‚

  14. I love getting packages! I definitely believe in karma! I seen so many weird incidences where karma has come into play its actually kind of creepy! haha And a box of my favorite things would be lots of trader joes products and other unique health products:)

  15. Aww so happy about the positive doctor news! And man I wish I’d won that chocolate! πŸ˜‰

  16. Wow…winner winner chicken dinner! You are on a roll girl! How fun! MY box would have some Steaz tea, Tabasco, a bottle of curry spice….lots of cooking stuff! Maybe I’ll do a fun giveaway like that later on….sounds like a great idea!

  17. I’m so, so happy to hear that you got two boxes of full of goodies this week! Sometimes it is those little things that truly brighten our day and you, my bloggie friend, deserve them! I think you are so right about paying it forward- I think it’s part of being grateful for the good things in life and spreading it to others… and you do that every day! So glad things are better!

    • You are too sweet! Thank you, my bloggie friend! I am glad that I have been given a glimmer of hope this last week, the chocolate in the mail is the ‘icing on the cake’! πŸ™‚ ….I’m totally looking forward to paying it forward and spreading some smiles!

  18. I definitely believe in karma! Of course there is the bad karma where people say karma is a bi***, but she can also be a great friend too;) I love paying it forward. It’d definitely a great way to share your happiness with others to make them happy πŸ˜€

  19. Paying it forward – what an amazing concept (the movie was awesome!).

    YOU ROCK. LOVE that you got those boxes (you deserve the smiles!) and love that you’re paying it forward even more!! πŸ™‚

  20. OMG, I would roll over and die if I got a FULL box of Endangered Species Chocolate!!!! SWOOON!!!!


  21. That’s incredible! Your luck sure took a great turn πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to find out what you put in your box of goodies!

  22. Yes, I definitely believe in karma! What goes around, comes around, baby! All the good things that happen to us are little gifts that we get to hold…but we also have the chance to give away some of that happiness, too! Why not? Joy shared is joy doubled, right? And chocolate shared is joy TRIPLED! πŸ™‚

  23. Hi! I just started following your blog about a month or so ago, and it has become one of my favorites : ) I definitely think there is nothing better than paying it foward. It is such an easy and great way to make someone else happy as well as yourself.

  24. I am not a blogger but I am a foodie…and I love reading all of the blogs and getting fun meals to cook….I have never gotten a box…but I would love to have one filled with dark chocolate….maybe tea or coffee…and maybe one of those cook mini muffin pans….

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