Saturday, March 31, 2012

It's Foodie Penpal Time!

This was my first month participating in the Foodie Penpals set up by the lovely Lindsay at the Lean Green Bean. The rules are as follows -

-On the 5th of the month, you will receive your penpal pairing via email. It will be your responsibility to contact your penpal and get their mailing address and any other information you might need like allergies or dietary restrictions.
-You will have until the 15th of the month to put your box of goodies in the mail. On the last day of the month, you will post about the goodies you received from your penpal!
-The boxes are to be filled with fun foodie things, local food items or even homemade treats! The spending limit is $15. The box must also include something written. This can be anything from a note explaining what’s in the box, to a fun recipe…use your imagination!
-You are responsible for figuring out the best way to ship your items depending on their size and how fragile they are. (Don’t forget about flat rate boxes!)
-Foodie Penpals is open to blog readers as well as bloggers. If you’re a reader and you get paired with a blogger, you can choose to write a short guest post for your penpal to post on their blog about what you received. If two readers are paired together, neither needs to worry about writing a post for that month.
-Foodie Penplas is open to US & Canadian residents. Please note, Canadian Residents will be paired with other Canadians only. We've determined things might get too slow and backed up if we're trying to send foods through customs across the border from US to Canada and vice versa. So, I'm going to keep two separate lists and match US w/ US and Canada w/ Canada!

f you’re interested in participating for April, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.
Now for the fun stuff. I had tons of fun shopping and getting my package ready to send out! Then my package came from the lovely Shannon of The Girl's Got Sole

Shannon included yummy treats and one of the big girls favorite things Couscous! The peanut butter pretzel Clif Mojo Bar was my favorite! The Barney Butter was perfect for me now that I'm eating Paleo. We haven't gotten into the Cinnamon Thin cookies yet, but I know the girls will love them. It was great fun and I am excited to participate for April!


  1. You won my music giveaway! Congrats! Shoot me an email and I'll get you your tunes. Love your blog too!! xoxoxo megs

  2. yah for doing Foodie Penpal, its oodles of fun! looks like so great treats!