Expat Luggage Treasure Trove

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April 14, 2012 by Evin

Each year, when I visit my family in the States, I inevitably return with my luggage carefully stuffed from wheels to zipper with American treasures. Every visit home yields a different haul and each year two or three friends benefit from a little luggage space with my bringing them back something they’ve ordered online or requested from a local shop. My Dad has even been part of this. Our luggage has carried over knitting yarns, yarn winder gadgets, winter coats, fabric, baby clothes, diapers, baby gifts, cornbread mix, ranch salad dressing mix, Old Bay seasoning, parenting books, baby toys, underwear, and much more. This spring, my luggage was mostly filled with baby clothes, books, and toys with a few other favorites added to treat myself. Who benefitted from a little luggage space this year? Blogger and voiceover artist Arlene and boutique cookery school owner Margaret. Here are a few photos of the non-baby items that came back to Cork with me. There will be a separate post about the yarn and children’s toys/books!

Pie Contest in a Box: Everything You Need to Host a Pie Contest

Aunt Dimity and the Family Tree

Aunt Dimity Down Under (Paranormal Detective)

iPad magnetic cover from Apple Store

The Muppets Band-Aids

Q-Tips Cotton Swabs, 500 Count (The real ones with cotton/paper only NO plastic elements)

Aussie Catch The Wave Mousse+ Leave-In Conditioner 201 ml (I love how this acts as a de-tangler and style assist)

Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment 415 ml (This stuff does wonders for baby’s cheeks and chin when drool irritates the skin, keeping them soft and reducing redness and discomfort. One tub lasts FOREVER!)

Burt’s Bees Honey Lip Balm Tube

Girl Scout cookies

Matzo Meal

Pepperidge Farm cookies

Swedish Fish (Pack of 24)

Milk Duds 52 g (Pack of 6)

American Old Bay Seasoning: 170g Tub (I’m a Marylander, this is a must!)

Betty Crocker Super Moist Rainbow Chip Cake Mix

Assorted sprinkles and cupcake liners

Expat luggage treasures

Expat luggage treasures

Expat luggage treasures

Expat luggage treasures

Expat luggage treasures

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