Sprinkles are 13 ounces or less

02.11.13

13-oz-sm11

valentine in the mail

At our house, we are all about the sprinkles.

sprinkles

I think it all stemmed from having three very picky eaters for children.

What? You don’t want a peanut butter sandwich on wheat? How about a peanut butter sandwich on wheat with sprinkles? Yes?

heart sprinkles

Now we pull out sprinkles more for special occasions, any time we need a little party to celebrate some accomplishment earned. Sprinkles on yogurt, sprinkles on breakfast. Sprinkles are the perfect instant party, aren’t they?

valentine dessertvalentine pancakes

So we thought sprinkles would also make the perfect Valentine surprise. We mailed off a few over the weekend.

valentine mail

If you found sprinkles in your mailbox, what would you sprinkle?

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if you’d like to see more happy mail, here are a few of my favorites from the archives (or follow my 13 oz or less Pinterest board, or see it all right here):

A Holiday StockingA Disposable Camera | A Sponge | A Tube of Bert’s Bees | A Wreath and Twinkly Lights | A Disguise | School Supplies A Pair of Flip Flops | A Big Ball | Plastic Eggs 1 and 2 | Silly Putty|Shovel & a Bucket | Ribbon Sticks | Bubblewrap Hopscotch | Fan Mail | Waterbottle Care Package | Bouncy Balls Sticky Notes | Jr Mints | Frisbee | Mini Banner and Mini m&ms

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Sarah February 11, 2013 at 7:05 am

Love the mailing sprinkles! How and what did you wrap around the sprinkles container?

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AmberLee February 11, 2013 at 12:25 pm

Hi Sarah!
THanks for the note!! I actually did a double layer of heavier-duty kraft paper. The first I taped around the bottle really well with packaging tape, the second I added the address too, then taped it on the back really well to the first layer. Simple, and plenty of room for address and stamps!

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Marti February 11, 2013 at 8:31 am

Ah, I see. Now I know why your blog is so fun to read. You’re an optimist. Does the USPS actually get those to their destination unbroken? (Or uneaten?)

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AmberLee February 11, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Hi Marti,
Thanks for the note : ) So far, yes, I’ve had everything arrive in good condition. I did have one or two packages take quite a while, but it’s been a really positive experience.

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Akaleistar February 11, 2013 at 3:42 pm

Sprinkles make everything better!

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michele February 11, 2013 at 8:12 pm

When my DD was little she would not eat oatmeal , untill i started to top it with sprinkles. She still will only eat it that way.

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AmberLee February 26, 2013 at 9:57 pm

MIchele,
It sounds like your daughter and my kids would get along : )

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jennifer February 11, 2013 at 8:42 pm

Hi Amber. Our issue is that our postal guy refuses to pick up anything that is not standard, so any cute little packages like this, he leaves! Guess i could run it into town!!!

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AmberLee February 26, 2013 at 9:56 pm

Hi Jennifer,
That does make things a little more of a hassle!! I do usually bring mine with me in the car and now know where about 4 blue mailboxes are on my routes around town! Still, kinda a shame your postman leaves them!

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Vixie February 12, 2013 at 4:22 am

Wow, such a neat idea! I’ll definitely try that this Valentines Day!

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Barbie Californiana February 13, 2013 at 6:04 am

I loved the grainy heart! ^^

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Brittany February 13, 2013 at 8:11 pm

What a cute way to mail these! I would sprinkle EVERYTHING! My oatmeal..my smoothies…my cupcakes..my banana..EVERYTHING!

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Penny February 14, 2013 at 3:41 pm

How fun! If you got the sprinkles on clearance then this would be so frugal! Thanks for the great idea!

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Anne @ Unique Gifter February 15, 2013 at 12:10 pm

So cute!! There’s something about sprinkles that makes everyone smile :-)

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Sofya February 18, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Too precious!! I love them on birthday cakes!

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Melissa Vanni February 20, 2013 at 7:40 pm

Amber, you are the cutest and a genius! Sprinkles on a sandwich to entice a picky eater? Brilliant!

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t.a. helton March 1, 2013 at 6:29 am

Wow…I love the way you mailed those sprinkles. And as I scrolled down the comments I noticed that you mailed a frisbee too (no box required). I’ve got to try this. Wonder if anyone ever opens the bottle…you know, steal a sprinkle or two! LOL

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Anna March 6, 2013 at 5:30 am

We love sprinkles too and if we’re in dire need of a special treat we spread some nutella on a milk arrowroot biscuit (like a sugar cookie) and a few sprinkles and I become the best mum in the world :)

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Beth March 18, 2013 at 10:13 pm

Just wanted to let you know I referenced and linked to your 13 oz or less category on my recent blog post “Snail Mail” on tolovewell.com. http://tolovewell.com/wp/?p=47. Thanks for the awesome ideas!

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