Retro Week Goody Bag Giveaway!

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With the convenience of online shopping, I feel like there’s a fine art slipping through the cracks of society: the art of the care package.  When my Mom was in good health, she was the best package-sender.  She always had little knick-knacks and favorite things and when she found something she knew someone else would like, she slipped it into a box and sent it off in the mail.  When I was in college, and then living in Brazil for a couple of years, boxes would randomly appear on my doorstep filled with things like Girl Scout cookies, Costco-size containers of Goldfish Crackers, little sticky notes with funny quotes on them, cute flip flops and yummy lip gloss.  It reminded me of when I was a kid and my Grandma Norma (my mother’s mother- you can see this trait is hereditary) would send a package every time any of us had a birthday- but the best part was that she never just sent presents to the birthday kid, she sent something for each of us, carefully wrapped up with a little ribbon and sweet note.  I still love sending (and receiving!) packages.  There’s something fun about opening up a carefully packed box that someone else has filled with goodies just for you.  So since we’re all friends here, Kate and I thought it would be fun to send one of YOU a fun package!

I went shopping the other day and picked out some things to go along with the fun Retro themed week we’ve been  having.  My first pick was this gorgeous Abigail Buffalo Plaid Apron from Williams-Sonoma.  It’s the perfect shade of 60’s powder blue, and a classy spin on retro style.

The linen fabric is gorgeous, and the details divine.  I kind of want to wear it as some sort of dress.

Since I was the one shopping, everything is matching in my favorite color.

And I’m throwing in a few extra things, too.

First off, a signed copy of our Nationally Bestselling book, “Savoring the Seasons with Our Best Bites!”  If you already have one, now you  have one for a friend.  Go make someone’s day.

I’m also throwing in a Roku.  In my post on Monday (the yummy Creamy Chicken Noodle Casserole) I told you all about that show Granite Flats, and  you can watch it on this, along with a gazillion other things. If you don’t know what a Roku is, it’s awesome, and you for sure want one.  You can read about them here.

Back to my shopping trip.  I am one of those people who buys products purely based on cute packaging, so this cupcake mix and frosting practically begged me to put them in my bag!  Forget the grocery store aisle cake mix and canned frosting.  This mix uses custom-milled organic flour sourced from small family farms.  See what I  mean?  Fancy.  And the frosting…delicately sweetened with pure cane sugar, and filled with all-natural ingredients like Madagascar Bourbon vanilla, it’s free of hydrogenated oils, just pure yumminess.  The lady at the store told me a trick, too.  She said to put that frosting in your mixer and beat it up to make it super fluffy and you get twice as much!

Next in goes a fluffy oven mit, and a few of my most favorite little kitchen tools.

 These mini spatulas are seriously one of the most used utensils in my kitchen, they’re the perfect size for so many things, and you also need a cute offset spatula to be frosting those cupcakes!

Now, I’m a little OCD when it comes to packing boxes and I like everything to fit like a perfect game of Tetris.  There’s on little open spot there and it’s driving me crazy.

Nevermind, fixed it.

There you have it, a box full of love from Sara and Kate, to one of YOU!  This box is taped up and sitting on my kitchen table and it just needs a name and address on it.

I’d love to send it to one of you wonderful readers!  If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know we aren’t huge fans of complicated giveaways.  We genuinely like giveaways for the sake of making someone’s day and sharing things we love, so we try to avoid requiring you all to jump through hoops to enter!  We just want to let you all know how much we love you and how grateful we are that you visit our site often.  It’s because of you that we have such fun jobs.  To enter to win our care package, just leave a comment on this post!  I’ll use a random number generator in one week to choose a lucky winner and pop it in the mail.  Happy Friday!


  1. Ooo pick me! 🙂 I just gave my copy of your awesome book to a friend who was over for dinner because she couldn’t put it down!

  2. That is too cute of a care package! I already own your cookbook but would gladly give it to my mom for Mother’s Day…the rest however I probably wouldn’t share especially the Peanut Butter M&M’s. 🙂

  3. I have no idea what a Roku is, but it looks intriguing. That cupcake mix and can of frosting make me want to run and turn on my oven. Yum!!! The entire package is just a delight. You’ve inspired me to start a care package for a friend I haven’t seen in a long time. Thanks so much!

  4. Yay! I am a huge fan of care packages – my mother is also very good at them :). Fun for me, I’m currently deployed, so I get mommy packages on a regular basis!

  5. I remember packages from my grandma too!! She would always use what seemed like an entire roll of brown packaging tape- and she would tape the card to the outside of the box! So fun to think about her quirky personality!!!

  6. Send the package to me, please?! I’ve been dreaming of a new fun apron and my whole house is accented in the same beautiful shade of blue as the spatulas…it’s meant to be 🙂

  7. Does anyone ever tell you that they feel like they know you and love you just because they read your blog? Well….that`s how I feel! I would love to get a package from my friends! Then maybe my sister would stop referring to you guys by your first names instead of by the name of your blog…or your cookbook…or your calendar 😉

    1. oops! I meant to say, “maybe my sister would stop making fun of me for always referring to you guys by your first names…” hahaha! whoopsidizzle! Or maybe she`ll just keep making fun of me! 🙂

  8. I love how down to earth you guys are. Also, I love the posts on Sara’s new kitchen! It’s given me some awesome ideas for the (very far) future. I have made a list and I’m sure it will change and grow. THANK YOU!

  9. I seriously love your blog! My new husband and I are always trying new meals and adding them to our meal rotation. Thank you for being an entertaining, informative and life-saving resource. We love the retro theme (especially me as a history major). I would love to win this giveaway and give it to my sister who was recently diagnosed with a kind of cancer. Her family doesn’t have money to celebrate her birthday and I know this package would make her day (especially since she also loves a good retro revival and cooking. I just love how great this site is. Thanks for everything you guys do!

  10. You two are amazing. So very kind. I absolutely love the package you put together! I love this retro 60’s theme! I even made the boy bait blueberry dessert on Monday! We loved it. I think this is one of my favorite giveaways that you have done. I love that shade of blue! What a great choice! Whoever receives this package is one lucky person! 🙂

  11. This would be a perfect way to welcome myself home! Only 28 more days and I’ll be in Bellevue. I still don’t have this cookbook yet and would love to show it in Beirut next year. My momma is a care package kinda lady too- if things didn’t take 3 months to get here I’m sure she’d do it all the time 🙂

  12. This is all just toooooo sweet! I always sent my daughter “care packages” when she was in college and I think I enjoyed them as much as she did.

    Thank you for a chance at such a fun giveaway! Happy Spring!

  13. Packages were my lifeline while I lived in Africa! There is nothing better than getting a box filled with reminders of home.

  14. My mom is also excellent at sending care packages. I think her most popular one is Valentine’s day packages with sugar cookies frosted with our names on them. It’s just so nice to know someone is thinking about you!

  15. I love reading y’all’s posts. You seriously make my day with these giveaways even when I don’t win- just seeing that care pkg is kind of amazing! Thanks for such an awesome blog!

  16. Such fun things on your site! I, for one, am grateful you don’t make us jump through hoops to enter your giveaway! Who has time for that? 🙂

  17. I love care packages! My mom just sent new shirts and stickers to my daughters yesterday. But my grandmother’s are the best – always wrapped inside with a plastic bag in case they fall in the ocean! 🙂

  18. So I know this is all random number generator based, but oh man, I think we’re soul sisters. To finish off tetris-style packing with PB M&Ms… only the BEST M&Ms to ever exist!? YES PLEASE. Really, though, a care package stuffed full of Williams & Sonoma goodies? Be still my heart. Also, why is the closest W&S at least 3 hours away from me!?

  19. I LOVE care packages!!! 🙂 They are so fun to put together, and the best to receive! (right up there with gift baskets, and Christmas stockings) I think its the idea of all the little awesome goodies that go together to make up the whole package, plus the fun of having lots of stuff to use/play with. 🙂

  20. I’d like my age to be a little retro now–no, not “in the 60’s” (I’ve still got a dozen or so years BEFORE then); rather retro to the age I was during the 60’s–late 60’s of course since.
    You gals have inspired me to get creative with my baking and TRY something different.

  21. So glad you love us enough to not make us jump through hoops to enter! I can’t enter most things b/c I choose not to be on Facebook and Twitter. You know, I always thought Williams-Sonoma was a paint store. Not even sure if we have one around here… I’m most excited about the cookbook and the Roku- we could watch Conference at home! (Like pretty much everyone else besides ourselves and the missionaries already do. And, of course, check out Granite Flats and Studio C.)

  22. Oooooohhh! Winning this box of kitchen-cooking-awesomeness would make my week…maybe my month! I look forward to MWF when I check your blog first thing. Can’t wait for the app!

  23. That is the most perfect box of goodies ever! What a sweet giveaway! I also appreciate the simple entry, it’s so nice to not have to pin and like a million things to enter!

  24. I love this giveaway! What a darling gift package, and I too love the art of giving and receiving fun-wrapped packages in the mail! Thank you!

    1. I love how excited and cute you are as you explain each gift. I agree that the M&M’s are the perfect addition. They are such a happy food!


  25. I love your blog and I LOVE your recipes. You inspire me and motivate me to try new recipes. I have been spending more time in the kitchen and my family appreciates it. Thank you for coming up with great family pleasing recipes!

  26. Sara, we share the same favorite color. This box is calling my name! 😉

    Seriously, thanks for all you do, ladies. Your blog is a treasure.

  27. PLEASE oh PLEASE pick me!! I <3 that color too, need your cookbook (friends/family don't like shopping off my amazon list apparently) and just started shopping for a ROKU! You are TOTALLY packing that up for ME!! Plus, hubby and I <3 the peanut M&M's! Lol!! *crosses fingers*… *and legs*… *braids hair* 😉

  28. Seriously love you ladies! Like a couple of best friends, you’re always there with a fabulous recipe to make me look good! This weekend I’m hosting a baby shower featuring Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles, Fruit Bruschetta, Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake & Frosting, and Banana Slush Punch. I have no doubt they’ll all be crowd-pleasers, so thank you in advance!

  29. That is the most adorable care package! So cute! My sister and I exchange care packages randomly through the year, but they are never as adorable as that!

  30. Who doesn’t love Williams Sonoma?!? I have a serious love affair, flipping through a catalog just makes me happy but a trip to one of their stores – I could some serious damage. This is such a happy package needless to say I would beg, borrow and steal (maybe not that) to win. Can you also throw in the shopping bag – I love those too!!

  31. WOW!!!! What an awesome care package! I have found 3 pennies heads up in the last week. Who knows maybe it gave me some luck and you’ll pick me!!!!

  32. I discovered your blog around Christmas time and made the pies in a jar as gifts for friends. I have become a daily reader. My family loves the recipes I have made from your site. The rosemary white bean soup was a hit during the winter. I would love to receive the “care package”!

  33. Wow, this is fabulous! I’ve never been inside a Williams Sonoma, but it’s clear they have really cute stuff. I should save my pennies and go there. 🙂

  34. My mom is also a wonderful package sender. It’s so fun to receive packages in the mail and even more fun for my kids to get packages in the mail! They immediately go at the box with butter knives! 🙂

  35. Look how cute you are! I would love to win the Roku box for my husband and the rest for me. 🙂 If I whip the frosting so there’s twice as much does that mean there will be enough to frost the cupcakes with half of it and just eat the other half with a spoon?

  36. I love it! My mom is still wonderful at sending me and my kids care packages. I remember getting packages in the mail when I was in college and being so excited to see what goodies were inside.

  37. Love looking at the Williams Sonoma catalog and it’s a treat to get to the store. They have beautiful things! You put together a nice give away box, hope I win 🙂

  38. We just moved and had to change our TV setup. A Roku is on our shopping list but we’d be happy to win it instead. My wife would be happy about the rest of it, too. We love your recipes.

  39. I really love all of your amazing recipes. I think all of my families favorite dinners come from either your blog or cookbook. Thanks!

  40. This package would definitely make my day! That is hands down my favorite color, too. And Hub and I have been wanting to get a Roku for a while.

  41. How fun! I am soooo glad I discovered your blog. My family & friends have benefited from all the great recipes I’ve made. You guys even helped me get over my fear of recipes with garlic. Lol

  42. All those amazing goodies and then you throw (my favorite) peanut butter m&m’s on top? Perfectly perfect!! (This makes me want to go send a care package to someone right now!)

  43. You obviously inherited that gene from your mom and grandma – what a yummy package! I love the apron and totally agree about the little spatulas (I have 4 and they get used every day).

  44. One more reason you guys are my favorite blog ever. I absolutely hate complicated giveaways. It stinks for those of us who have chosen not to join Facebook or twitter but are still totally faithful readers to read every post.

    Killer giveaway! The best color ever ever!! 🙂 thanks!

  45. What a great package. Lots of fun stuff. I agree it is fun to get one (and even more fun to give one!). I’m a huge Roku fan too. Great for any TV unlike some (sorry, Apple) that are limited to HDTV only. Not to mention all the selection and optional channels. I’ll have to check out Granite Flats. Thanks for another fun giveaway!

  46. This is so cute! My kitchen Aid mixer is the same teal blue color as those spatulas! I’d love to win this care package! 🙂

  47. I would LOVE a signed copy of your cookbook! I use your recipes all the time. The other stuff in this box looks pretty awesome too 🙂

  48. You have inspired me! I love sending care packages too but rarely do it. And that is about to change. Thanks for the giveaway!

  49. Open to Canadians? Yes? No? Maybe? I would love a care package from you guys! I love getting stuff in the mail! Of course, even better would be to get one of you guys in the mail, because then you could cook for me, but I’ll settle for your cookbook and other goodies. 😉

  50. So many of my favorite things in this box. I would love to win it. Thank you for the chance to enter to win this awesome package!

  51. I love the story about your mom and those adorable gift bags. My grandmom used to do things like that when I was in college – what an awesome happy suprise to get a ticket in my little tiny mail bin saying I had a package. I still remember how special it made me feel.
    Thanks so much for bringing that feeling back to me.
    Have a great day!

  52. Awesome. And I have to say that your giveaways are the best. I stopped entering ones where you have to like or follow a million things. Too much effort for something I probably won’t win anyway.

  53. This looks wonderful! I always like to go to Williams and Sonoma to shop but its mainly just browsing. PS – I just made your tortellini spinach bake with creamy lemon sauce and its a new favorite at our house!

  54. What a delightful collection for a goodie box. I’m going in for foot surgery this morning and the Roku looks like something that could keep me entertained! Thanks for being such a delightful duo.

  55. I love you guys! If I ever need a recipe, I go to your website first because I can trust your recipes. (My husband love you too but doesn’t know it-all the great new recipes come from the two of you.)

  56. Someone is going to love that gift – I hope it’s me! I still don’t have your cookbook, and would really love one. Thanks for the giveaway!

  57. I often choose which brand of certain products to buy based solely on cute packaging! It’s a weakness I choose not to control!

  58. I would LOVE LOVE to win this! One: I’ve been following you for quite awhile and love your humor and recipes. Two: I NEVER win anything:)

  59. I thought the giveaway was great and then you went along and added peanut butter M&M’s which are my favorite and upped the giveaway to awesome!!

  60. I would love to win but I also want to know when we get to see the videos that were filmed with new recipes. I think I remember something about curry cashew quinoa…or something close to that!

  61. What fun! I think in this day and age of online and virtual everything, there’s a trend toward the tactile and tangible. We need to touch and try and smell – and your package fits the bill. Thanks for the opportunity and love your blog.

  62. The care package is adorable! I love your blog and have tried so many of your recipes. The chance to win this is awesome! Thank you!

  63. Lovely give-away! Ahhhh – there’s nothing like receiving a package in the mail. Love, love, love the apron! And the whole collection would make a lovely wedding shower gift, too.

  64. My mother-in-law is the package sender in our family and a package from Grandma brings squeels of delight from all of my children. I love the apron that you picked out, it is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talents, I use your recipes often.

  65. We have been going back and forth, thinking about cancelling our satellite TV. Perhaps winning the Roku would give us the motivation to pull that plug!

  66. You guys are so great to do things like this! I come to your Blog all the time and have cooked though almost all of your first cookbook, but I’ve never left a comment before. I’d love to get your second book, so when I saw it in the give-a-way, I thought I’d try my luck! 🙂 Here’s hopin!

  67. What a fun care package! I absolutely LOVE your site and am pretty sure you ladies had a hand in my husband asking me to marry him. He thinks I’m an awesome cook, but the secret is really just you’re amazing foolproof recipes! 🙂

  68. Me!! Love your blog!!! I have NEVER had one of your amazing recipes fail me!! Your blog/cook book are my go to when I needcs yummy, easy recipe!!

  69. You ladies are my favorite people. Thanks for making me laugh and keeping me cooking. Please send me this package. Did I mention you’re my favorite people?

  70. please pick me!! I love everything that you guys do and put together and this is another example of your wonderful ability to combine just what I need right now!!

  71. I too, am a fan of the packed with love and care package. It makes my day to pack one up and send off knowing it’ll make the recipient’s day. And THIS care package from you guys would definitely make MY day! 🙂

  72. What a beautiful care package! You really do make us feel loved and appreciated! The thing is that we all love and appreciate you guys! You do so much by sharing your awesome recipes and tips! I have learned so much! Thank you!

  73. I would love to win because I absolutely love reading our blog and I think your books are awesome (I even brought one of them and gave it to my host mom when I lived in Mexico for four months). Keep up the amazing ideas and the awesome cooking tips.

  74. Thank you for not making us jump through hoops to enter! I love your passion for encouraging others through healthy eating and living well. I love your blog and I love Williams-Sonoma! Thank you!

  75. Love the apron, that is sooo cute!! I tried your spring chick cupcakes for Easter and they turned out so well.
    Your recipes are great and the little tips you throw in always help!

  76. So fun! We have the same favorite color 🙂 We also painted our kitchen the same gray color as you did…we must have very similar (good, of course :)) taste!

  77. You girls are awesome!! This is my favorite blog! It always makes my day! Thanks for all the recipes, tips, and giveaways!! You are wonderful!

  78. I would love to win this! It have been in a bit of a slump lately so it would do wonders for me to get something fun. Love the blog and all the tasty recipes!

  79. Thanks for making it so easy to enter! I really hate having to jump through hoops. This is a great prize box; I hope I win!!! 🙂 Thanks for the chance!

  80. I love thinking about how if I win there are things I would keep for myself (hello M&Ms!) and things I could gift away (I already own both your cookbooks.) I think you girls are wonderful and this giveaway super-sweet!

  81. Quite possibly the best giveaway ever! I love care packages and still send them to friends. My birthday was this month, and two friends know me so well and sent “care package” type gifts to me. Boxes full of my favorite things!

    (Random, but thanks for making entering easy.)


  82. What a great goody box! My mom still sends things randomly which I love! Most recently my mom sent my 4 year old a note with some stickers because he was upset that his big sister received an issue of Highlights magazine. He loved getting mail and it made me so happy that she took the time to bring a smile to his face.

  83. You both are so sweet. Thanks for the opportunity! I agree, getting packages in the mail is so much fun. I loved getting them in college with homemade treats from the family. And I love putting them together for someone else!
    Thanks again! 🙂

  84. OMGoodness! I’ve been a follower for a long time and many of your recipes have made it onto our table, so you know I’m a fan! I just moved you, however, from Google Reader to Bloglovin, which I am really lovin’, about as much as I’m lovin’ your beautiful giveaway, which is all in my favorite colors! Yay!

  85. I LOVE that apron! I am a little crazy when it comes to aprons, I have far too many already but they are so cute and I can’t help myself when I see them.
    Yours is seriously the only blog I read on a regular basis. I always look forward to your posts!

  86. I think my favorite part of the post was the left over space filled with M&Ms. I hate wasting space in a package as well! I’ll remember that the next time I send a package. 🙂

  87. Great idea! I love getting packages is the mail but I never think about sending them myself. I ought to send one to my sister. This should not become a lost art 🙂

  88. I really just adore this blog! I read it every MWF. So many recipes have become a part of my “rotation.” Thanks for the inspiration and the giveaway.

  89. This would be the best care package ever! I need a little cheer in my life! You two are sweethearts. What a fun idea!! 🙂

  90. Oh I love care packages!!! Heck I just love getting any ‘real’ mail & not junk mail 😉 You girls are too sweet & awesome!!! I’m totally amazed by you! I’ve enjoyed retro week & all the fun memories & awesome recipes & tips~*

  91. Thanks for the chance! I love your recipes. I think the first one I tried was the bacon wrapped chicken and pineapple teriyaki kebabs. Instant love and the recipe is now loved and cherished by many extended family too! Really cute giveaway

  92. Awww, how sweet of you ladies to think of me… er, I mean… your readers! Peanut Butter M&M’s are my favorite! (Oh, and I wouldn’t mind having all of those other wonderful things as well.) 🙂

  93. I have to say I just love your site I use it quite frequently while planning my meals, I have never been disappointed. You girls are the best. P.s LOVE the kitchens.

  94. I always look forward to your posts every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. They truly make my day! Thanks for all the work you guys do!!

  95. Oh my goodness! This is like the baker’s dream giveaway! And I literally gasped out loud when you put the peanut butter m&m’s in to fill the “space”! =) Thanks for being generous. All of us out here in internet-land love reading your posts!

  96. I would love to win this! You guys have the best giveaways, just furthering the proof that you two really are the best! 🙂

  97. Love your site! I check it out everyday for something new to make.
    I’m making the Brownies this weekend for my family. You guys always have awesome give-aways & it would be so cool to get picked!

  98. Every morning when I get home from teaching an early morning class I get online and check out this website and I quickly get successful ideas for making dinner that night–that is HUGE for me–thanks for all you do! I have given away so many cookbooks as gifts and I can’t say enough about how these recipes have helped me in preparing meals for my family! THANKS!

  99. Ok, how gorgeous is that powder blue color?! And I love the retro theme. I’ve always been a bit obssessed with the “I Love Lucy” style myself.

  100. Really cute giveaway, but also I wasn’t familiar with the Roku player. I visited their website and learned a lot about it. Amazing technology.

  101. Peanut butter M&Ms would be my choice for a package filler as well! I also love care packages and Granite Flats and would love to win.

  102. I don’t think you could have picked a better assortment of things if you WERE picking them out “just for me!” All the way down to the peanut butter M&M’s. And since I do already have (and regularly use) your fabulous cookbook, I would probably have to gift that one. Though, maybe I would hand-down my used one so I could keep the autographed one. Thanks for the chance to win!

  103. Hoping to be the winner!! My friends here in Utah have a company called “The Gymbox”. You can access their awesome fitness routines and classes via Roku, and I’ve been wanting one simply for that! (A girl who cooks all your recipes needs some form of exercise, ya know).

  104. I love your giveaways! I would love a Roku, everyone knows that Peanut butter M&Ms are the best, and who wouldn’t love a box full of fun things from Williams Sonoma? Pick me, please!

  105. Oh that apron is adorable! I was just in Anthropologie yesterday and a couple of them caught my eye, but this retro blue one is way cuter and right up my alley. And since I haven’t had the chance to pick up a copy of your book yet, that would be the perfect chance to get my hands on it. Not to mention that peanut butter M&M’s are my very favorite kind! See, it’s meant to be! 🙂

  106. Have I mentioned you guys are awesome!? Another fabulous giveaway in addition to all the fabulous recipes you give us. Thanks for being so awesome!

  107. What a cute package of treats you have put together! I love when I have the chance to browse through Williams Sanoma but we don’t have one where I live! It’s one of the places that is fun for us to go when we are out of town.

  108. I just love your website. I think if I was to ask – I think my kids like that I like the website. My cooking has improved because of it and they now don’t dread dinner. Now it’s more of a, “mom what are having this time”, and I think they actually get excited. Thanks for putting the “fun” back into the kitchen”. As a stay-at-home-CEO of my family I have many chores to do throughout the day and your website/blog just takes the word “chore” right out of dinner. Thanks!

  109. Eek! I love every square inch of this care package! I would DIE to get this! 1. Because my husband would know that you actually know I exist ( they think its funny that I refer to you guys by name, feel like I ” know” you; whereas, you have no idea about this little blog fan, recipe nut in Northern BC, Canada. I use your recipes almost every day AND only use your recipes for my breakfasts that I serve my bed and breakfast guests! ( I know, 25 years old and running a b&b isn’t typical, but as a stay at home mom, I love it!) I am constantly printing off your recipes for people to pass along. I’ve bought your cookbooks for several of my close friends, and I know exactly who I will be regifting the cookbook to if I win!!!! Love you girls!!!

  110. Ohh, what a fun bag. I love the colors too, plus my favorite kind of MnM’s. I sure hope I am the lucky one. Have an amazing day!!!

  111. Oh my word! What a box of deliciousness! I’ve hit my goal of 39 weeks pregnant today [never made it this far before, and I am super pumped!] and this would be a fabulous way to celebrate 40 weeks…or the arrival of my sweet baby girl! Thanks for the beautiful eye candy and dreaming on this wonderful day!

  112. You guys are darling and so thoughtful! One of the families I babysat for growing up would send me care packages in college, too. Nothing like real mail to know you’re loved.

  113. There is NOT one week that goes by that I don’t cook something up that came from you. I LOVE how you photograph each step, it is a huge help. Thanks for all you do!! Plus, I absolutely love the powder blue colored theme you have going with this wonderful giveaway. I think I need these things… I hope I win!!

  114. William Sonoma is one of my favorite stores! I even got a job there for about a month one time, simply for the discount 🙂

  115. Reading about getting care packages from your mom brings tears to my eyes. One year in college, I was having a particularly rough semester. It was the first of December and I was hating life. Here comes a large package in the mail for me. It was a huge stocking with 24 presents wrapped up and numbered. One for each day of the month counting down to Christmas. It had things like deoderant, shower gel, candies and such but I cried every day when I opened each one because I knew someone was thinking of me. I still cry when I think about it.

  116. Can I just say how much I love your blog? The food I get the most compliments on come from y’all, so I am always referring people back here! Thanks for all you do!

  117. what a fun fun giveaway! that apron is SO cute, and I don’t have a copy of the recipe book yet (shameful, I know) so I definitely NEED this 😉

  118. I’m a new reader, but I love your stuff! This post has inspired me to send some care packages. Who doesn’t love something fun in the mail!

  119. Happy packages are the best!! Okay, you’ve inspired me to put one together for someone. Love all the cuteness in there… It’d be awesome if it ended up here in Orlando! 😉 you ladies are awesome.

  120. omg! i absolutely LOVE every single thing in there! not one thing i wouldn’t use. plllleeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaseeeeee pick me! 😀

  121. I made your deeeelicious orange rolls for Easter breakfast and my older brother said they “taste like sunshine”. Mission. Accomplished. 🙂 Thank y’all so much!

  122. What a great idea! I’m inspired to send some far away friends their own special care package after reading this. That apron is amazing. I would love to get this in my mailbox.

  123. Oh my! That looks so incredible! Since I have and USE that cookbook ALL the time. If I win I will get to share that with a friend. Like a 2 for 1 giveaway!

  124. What a coincident, you need a name and address and I have those! 🙂 Would love to win and my husband wouldn’t be to sorry getting his hands on those PB m&m’s either… *keeping my fingers crossed*

  125. I enjoy catching up on your site 3x’s a week and sometimes more! I’ve tried several recipes and they all turn out great! Thanks for helping me branch out in my cooking without high stress.

  126. I am in love with that apron! And the m&ms just to take up space? Thats my kind of packing! Thanks for the opportunity to enter 🙂

  127. What a fun idea! My Grandma was also the master at fun packages at birthdays or holidays or whenever. With a little something for everyone.

  128. I would just die from happiness if I won this giveaway!!! All stuff that I would love! Blue is my favorite color, I love making cupcakes, that apron is adorable, and I woukd cherish the signed copy of OBB for… ever. Id give my other one away to a friend 🙂 lol. Love you two. Thanks for the opportunity.

  129. Lots of comments and it’s only 9 am. I just love you guys. I saw you at Time out for Women about a year ago, and I fell even more in love with how real you guys are. If I ever get stumped about what to cook for dinner, I usually come here for some inspiration. Thank you for sharing and inspiring me so much! I know it isn’t easy, but I really appreciate reading your blog.