Look at this face…this is what happens when we get packages full-o-love & goodies from you!
So shamelessly I am posting some things we LOVE to get in packages only because some dear, fabulous, and kind souls have asked if they happened to have the time (by chance?) &/or some extra fund-age (maybe?) and tons of generosity 🙂 what we would like to arrive from overseas in a well worn but much anticipated box-o-lovliness (yes, please!!)….Well, I have not been known to be shy and we LOVE packages not just for the fun American treats melted to the inside but because it makes us feel so loved, connected, and reminds us of all things home. We are suckers for packages, really.
Vitu ambavyo tunapenda (things that we like:)….
Corn tortillas (non organic ones, we fry ’em up and make tortilla chips…oh how I miss Mexican…sniff…tear)
Blue cheese dressing (Kraft)
Dijon (grey poupon)/spicy mustard
Jello no bake cheesecake
Starbucks mocha powder
Ranch/Italian mix dressing packets
Instant type meals- (ie just add water, oil, milk, etc)
hot sauce (Tabasco- chipotle & regular)
jello instant chocolate or vanilla pudding
kool Aid & Crystal lite packets
Culturelle Probiotic for kids (it is one of the only probiotic they sell at stores like Target that DOES NOT need to be refrigerated….it helps Anni’s tummy fight the bugs here)
ANYTHING from Trader Joe’s (like mixes, sauces, snacks…Oh, how we miss TJ’s)
nail polish (the women here LOVE it)
fruit snacks for Miss Anni
dollar spot-type toys and small goodies to give away to kids here (these are also great to put on the top so when the inspectors open the package they do not charge us for importing things we might sell)
small photo albums (we print some pics and show our friends here)any good books (one day I will have time to read again 🙂
If you do send us a package be sure to let me know so I can send you the address here of our PO Box and so we can be on the lookout and give those chocolate chips a fighting chance 🙂 Plus, there are always a few things at the moment we would love that I can add to a request list.
If you send anything with lots of packaging better to remove it and place contents in a ziplock. Also if you send any sauces or liquids be sure to put in a few ziplocks in case of leak-age. Also, make sure if you send from the States you use the flat rate boxes you can get from your friendly neighborhood post office. The same amount of stuff in your own box can cost double or triple the amount (pole sana!) My mom (who is known to be an avid and much appreciated sender of packages) can fit an incredible amount in those flat rate ones. The weight does not matter I guess so we say stuff ’em full, even if you put bricks (except we actually do not prefer bricks 🙂
We reserve the right to jump for joy upon receiving any packages from you! Ok, shameless plug for fun stuff ends here.