Trader Joe’s Holiday Finds

Hiiii people!

How is it going?

I am personally loving this holiday/festive feel. Thank you snow. 😉


Speaking of festiveness (and check out my festive apartment if you haven’t yet!), I’ve visited Trader Joe’s recently (okay, I’ve gone several times….), and boy have I found some good stuff.

I kind of want to move in there. Think they’d mind??

Trader Joe’s Holiday Finds

So just for fun, here are a few items I’ve bought from Trader Joe’s, tried, and fallen in love with. (I’m not being paid to do this, which I wish I were…..hah. Just wanted to share the love.)

Now, the question is, how soon can I get back to that store?! 😉

Pumpkin Pie Spice

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This stuff is the bomb dot com.

It makes you feel like you’re tasting pumpkin, cinnamon, and every spice that goes with that ALL AT ONCE.

I know right?! Genius.

It’s a great addition to oatmeal, smoothies, ice cream (yep!), hot cocoa, and probably your washing machine.

Okay maybe not that last one, but the other ones I’ve tried & it’s YUMM.

Pumpkin Body Butter

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Oh my goodness! This body butter is so so heavenly.

It is creamy, wonderful smelling, and just awesome. Baby Lily loves the smell too! Win.

Pecan Pumpkin Oatmeal

And I totally bought this oatmeal on a whim right before she was born (I was stilllll pregnant past 41 weeks, so I went to TJ’s to drown my sorrows). I knew that once she finally arrived I’d have no time to make any kind of breakfast.

I was right.

As always.


So yah. That is a winner! Easy, tasty, and filling,

And to make my mouth explode with festiveness I add the above pumpkin pie spice to it too.

I know, I know. Just taking things a litttttttle too far.

Oh well.

Trader Joe’s Greek Yogurt

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This isn’t necessarily festive, but it’s just SO creamy & good I couldn’t NOT include it.

I’ve tried 2 flavors so far (honey & pomegranate), and both were majorly delicious.

You’re welcome.

p.s. the other kind (pom) was eaten so fast I couldn’t snap a pic. whoops.

Harvest Blend Herbal Tea

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I LOVE herbal tea.

As I’ve mentioned before, herbal tea takes me back to drinking it with my lovely Swiss grandmother (who couldn’t speak English, so we drank tea together instead & smiled above our cups as I tried to make small talk in what little German I knew back then).

And this smell/taste of the tea is crazy festive. It has a strong spice in it, so if you’re into that you’d love it.

Caramel & Dark Chocolate Popcorn Crunch

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Ummmm can we talk about this for a quick minute?!

Caramel? Dark chocolate? Those two are my favorite sweets!!!

And crunchy is my favorite texture.

So basically this is heaven in a can. And I successfully ate this for lunch the other day.

So yah, it’s crazy good!

p.s. the top metal lid makes a loud popping sound when you open it, so be careful you don’t open it near a napping baby……just saying. 😉

Thankful Thursday

  1. I am super thankful for a healthy body. I ran the other day & it felt SO good.
  2. I am grateful for the holiday season and our Savior whom we celebrate!
  3. I am thankful for a baby who naps well. Hallelujah!


p.s. Don’t forget to put your shoes out tonight for St.Nicholas to bring you treats! 😉 (German/Swiss tradition: he brings ya treats in your shoes the morning of the 6th. Nuts, oranges, chocolate. Mmmm!)

Have a WONDERFUL day! <3

What are some Trader Joe’s finds YOU have bought & loved recently??! Anyone putting their shoes out tonight?!? :) What are YOU thankful for today??! 

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  1. ahh i remember putting our shoes out in german class!!! how funny!! and i’m obsessed with trader joe’s – especially because itz like 2 seconds from my house. have you had their candy cane decaf green tea?! MY FAV!!
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  2. Omg I wish I’d get treats if I left my shoes out tonight!! Haha sounds like a good tradition to me!

  3. I agree with Linz that the candy cane decaf green is da bomb! TJ’s is my favorite for SO many reasons! I like that this time of year they have pomegranate arils for purchase so you don’t have to open the messy fruit at home. They also have really good seasonal mustards, seasonal truffle salt, and a non alcoholic sparkling Chardonnay that blows welch’s sparkling juice out of the water!

    Oh my gosh it has been forever since I have had my shoes filled from St. Nicholas. My parents did it for us when we were little… Grandparents background. I loved St. Nick (and my grandpa would be the one to dress up as him every year for a big party around this time before Christmas). I think I may fill my husbands shoes tonight….can you imagine when he throws them on tomorrow and finds chocolate candy in the toe. Hehe :)

    I’m thankful this Thursday for my husband, fur baby, health, family, friends, and the opportunity to do what I love every day. And these feel good posts!

  4. Love the finds. I am crazy for the tea and pumpkin spice! You have to love Trader Joes!
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  5. Ahh, I still need to make my way to the Trader Joe’s that opened in Buffalo! Especially for that popcorn mix, that looks so good!
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  6. I’m actually headed to TJs today to get gifts for several people! They have the BEST holiday items. I’m totally picking up the body butter!!

  7. Pecan Pumpkin Oatmeal?! YUM. I need some of that in my life. 😉
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  8. They’re out of the pumpkin body butter at my Trader Joe’s! I loved it so much and my family thought it was food. I had to buy coconut body butter, which is still good.

    They’ve been out of advent calendars there – such a good deal for 99 cents!
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  9. That popcorn crunch stuff looks addicting! The pumpkin spice powder on ice cream is a GENIUS idea. And I have been dying for that pumpkin body butter! My TJ’s is 30 min away so I rarely go. I need to before that disappears!
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  10. I love pumpkin oatmeal from TJ!

  11. I just received the holiday TJ’s flyer last night so I need to plan a trip.
    My favorite everyday TJs product is the 21 Seasoning Salute. Great on so many things.
    Growing up we always celebrated St Nick and would hang our stockings at the fireplace!
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  12. I filled up the trunk of our car at TJs when we visited WA in late October. Pumpkin Butter was the first think I looked for! Love TJs and we don’t have them in Canada.
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  13. okay, my dad is german and i’ve never heard this about the shoes!! i am missing out!!

  14. My all time favorite Trader Joe’s find is their dark chocolate covered almonds with sea salt – I can’t get enough of them! I also just picked up some dark chocolate covered shortbread star cookies (I’m pretty sure the actual name is a bit shorter but I know if I walk to the pantry to check the box I’ll end up eating 4 more). They’re so yummy!
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  15. I HAVE THE PUMPKIN BODY BUTTER AND I DIEEEEEEEEE OF HAPPINESS whenever I slather it on!!! Best find ever! I need to buy a billion of them before they go away!
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  16. trader joe’s is the best ever.
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  17. Omg – they have this salted caramel chai tea latte mix that is incredible! I make it cold & mix it with milk – awesome!!

    I also love their eggnog ice cream & pumpkin ice cream! Delish!
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