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Did you ever go to Walmart on a hectic weekend afternoon, with your four-year-old, and get so excited about soup, that you jumped up and down and shrieked, “Well Yes!” I absolutely did that last week. I’m a soup lover, you can say.
If it’s spring or summer, I think about ice cream nearly every day. If it’s fall or winter (or if we’re being honest, spring and summer too), I think about soup every day. It’s pretty much always soup time. When I saw that my Walmart now had Campbell’s Well Yes!™ Soup, I didn’t buy just one can. I didn’t buy just two cans. I wanted to try every kind I saw there!
The proudest thing for me is that I have passed my soup love on to my family. We’re all about lunch and dinner pairings with homemade crackers, sandwiches, and salads. Soup is a way of life. How many times have you heard, “Have some soup” from a parent, grandparent, or friend, when you’re not feeling well? I think I have a 100% success rate. That’s why I don’t just like to enjoy soup with myself or my family; I like to gift soup to loved ones. It’s not always easy to get out when you’re not feeling well, or you have a sick kid at home, or there are icy roads. Campbell’s Well Yes!™ Soup is for eating AND gifting.
So, you know that “New year, New You” momentum you pick up in late December/early January and it propels you into great places? I LOVE that. I love when it lasts even better. Like last year, I vowed to exercise at least three times a week, and it was only the heat/humidity/no school of summer that set me off my path. Otherwise, no wind, nor hail, nor snow, nor sleet (although sometimes rain) kept me from my walks/hikes/runs. This year, I’m at it again. One of my new year goals, other than exercising, drinking more water, and eating more fruits and vegetables, is connecting with others. More and better.
I’m not just talking about birthdays and holidays, although they matter, but it’s about the little/big things you can do to help loved ones or make them better. It means SO MUCH. Yesterday I was upset about the cold and rough Monday morning, and when I got to my son’s preschool, I saw a little bag that said, “Tamara, XO.” Inside the bag was a box of pumpkin muffin mix I had asked a friend about. It made me feel great all day! Gift baskets and surprise boxes are often my connection-makers of choice, especially during cold and flu, and just plain COLD and FRIGID season. Have someone in mind? Here’s what to do:
1 – Generally when you make gift baskets, you decide on a theme. Since this theme is already about cheering/warming up a loved one, I still like to think about the interests and hobbies of my recipient, as well as their current life situation.
2 – Select your basket of choice! I love a good basket – inspired by my daughter’s kindergarten teacher, but the same way you can use a straw bag or sand pail for a summer-themed basket, this winter warm-up basket should feel cozy and warm.
3 – Think about items that make you think of winter – cozy blankets, books and magazines, chocolates, fuzzy socks, scented candles, gift cards, and my favorite – SOUP! That’s the number one thing I want all winter long. So why not gift it?
What can we say about Campbell’s Well Yes!™ Soup? So much. It’s made with nutritious ingredients, no artificial colors, flavors or ingredients, and chicken meat raised with NO antibiotics. My favorite flavors are here (below), but they’re all awesome:
Roasted Chicken with Wild Rice Soup contains corn, carrots and sweet potatoes. The chicken meat has no antibiotics, there’s a non-BPA lining, and there are no preservatives. Chicken Noodle Soup contains yummy egg noodles with quinoa flour and white beans. Again, the chicken meat has no antibiotics, there’s a non-BPA lining, and there are no preservatives. Tomato Carrot Bisque contains a touch of cream, a non-BPA lining, and is vegetarian with two cups of vegetables. Minestrone With Kale contains Ditalina pasta and chickpeas, 2/3 cup of vegetables, the non-BPA lining, and no preservatives!
4 – Another tip for the DIY Winter Warm-Up Gift Basket that I’ve seen professional stores do – is to use double-sided tape to secure EVERY item down. This means that contents won’t shift so much, especially if you leave it on someone’s porch:
5 – Get creative with packaging. My mom likes to use scissor blades to curl ribbons around cellophane. I like to put little chocolates or other colorful items and trinkets as decorations. We’re also fans of tissue paper and note tags.
And that’s it! A thoughtful gift in a flash, with cozy and comforting gifts. Since I’m on such significant “New Year, New Me” care and self-care kicks, here are my five favorite ways to set goals and stick to them in the new year:
Set SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time Bound) goals
Set your goals in writing, with to-do lists, checklists, & action items
Make yourself a realistic action plan
Stick with it!
Be on the look-out for a coupon available in your Sunday papers on 2/12 and 3/12 for Campbell’s Well Yes!™ Soup Also, look for in store demos at Walmart 2/16-2/19.
Campbell’s Well Yes!™ Soup!