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Excellent Mail Day

So yesterday I listed off some of the things that make me happy. I left a big one off the list: MAIL! And I don’t mean bills or credit card offers or catalogs. I mean something hand addressed to me or a package with something new inside. When those two things combine, I am doubly happy! Imagine my surprise when checking the mail and finding out I had not one, but TWO little packages waiting for me.

First off, a few weeks back Target was running a promotion for their beauty department. If you entered your name and mailing information they promised to send you a sample pack with $25 worth of savings and other goodies. Free stuff? Sign me up!


Oh, let’s see what’s in there!


Look at that cute little bag it all came in too! I mean, to mean it was worth it just for the travel lotion and new chapstick!

Up next was a package that combines BOTH of my favorite mail elements: something fun/new and hand addressed to me! One of my favorite DC bloggers, Gwen, had a delicious Dove chocolate giveaway a few weeks ago and I won! (Okay, so this combines mail and winning, so it’s a double win. Or, is that bi-winning?Smile)

IMG_0878I was pretty excited to tear into the box and sample these little treats! They are Chocolate Chipotle-Spiced Caramel Nut Clusters and, yes they are as delicious as they sound!

IMG_0883Buddy was pretty excited too!

YUM! Dove chocolate is one of my favs and the yummy chipotle salt was such a fun addition. If you’re interested in acquiring some chocolates like mine (or another delicious varieties) you can get in touch with Gwen’s Mom Linda who is an independent chocolatier with Dove Chocolate Discoveries.

Buddy recommends it!
(Please note that my sweet little dog did not actually consume chocolates. But man, did he want to!)

What’s your favorite thing to get in the mail?


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In Blog Life

Do you ever find yourself referring to people who write blogs you read like you know them in real life? “This girl I know ran the Chicago Marathon.” “This girl I know had her baby on 1/11/11.” “This girl I know went to AZ for the National Championship.” And it goes on. Do you do that too?

It happens a lot with work people because it’s easier than explaining about blogs. But, also because I feel like I know you when I read about your life several times a week. And, you know, cause I’m proud to “know” people who have done such amazing things!

Tonight is gonna be short and sweet. We’re watching Biggest Loser from last night and I’m not feeling so well. I haven’t felt 100% since coming back from the south last weekend. And, now my throat is starting to hurt. Time for some tea, finishing my book club read (for tomorrow night), and relaxing. I’ll be back atch’all soon.


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