Tuesday, December 20, 2011

You’ve Got Mail and a GIVEAWAY!!

There’s nothing like fun mail to make you feel like a kid again! True Story: Every time I get a birthday card in the mail, I always expect there to be money inside. Silly, no? I’m never disappointed when there isn’t (hello…I’m a grown up) but there’s always a tiny part of me that genuinely thinks there will be a five dollar bill in the card!

Yesterday’s fun mail started when I got to work yesterday and found this special surprise on my desk:

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Gorgeous!! A very sweet gift from the BEST mother-in-law and father-in-law ever! Yes, be jealous, they are the bomb!

And when I got home from work late last night, I had three packages a-waiting. First a HILARIOUS one!

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We are the 99% grape jelly from Parrish and I’s HILARIOUS Aunt Martha and Uncle Ken. I was laughing so hard when I opened the box. Only they could be so clever!

Second, a package I had been anticipating:

DELICIOUS Equal Exchange coffee.

The DR of Congo is seriously one of the saddest and most dangerous countries in the world right now. It’s especially deadly and violent for women, and this new coffee project is hoping to help. Fair Trade coffee in general makes a difference, but this bag is particularly wonderful!

The Congo Coffee Project was created by Equal Exchange in partnership with the Panzi Hospital in the D.R. Congo, which offers programs for more than 2,000 survivors of sexual violence each year. The hospital provides life-saving treatment, counseling, and aftercare programs for women and others in need of healing.
For every bag of coffee sold, Equal Exchange will donate $2 to the Panzi Foundation.

BONUS: It’s delicious!! A great cup of coffee, with an even better cause! This would make an excellent Christmas gift!

The final package in the mail was a surprise indeed!

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A special Christmas gift from LARABAR!

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With four bars of their new 2012 flavor:

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Cappucino! With FAIR TRADE coffee! I love a company that cares Smile

And since they sent me four bars, I thought we would do a little “one for me, one for you”

LARABAR GIVEAWAY!

Win TWO Cappuccino LARABARS!

Leave a comment telling me either your favorite LARABAR flavor, or a flavor you wish they would make.

Enter quickly, this giveaway ends tomorrow at 6pm!