Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My First Foodie Pen Pals Adventure


I am a vivacious reader so I have to say I am not 100% sure where I saw this first but thankfully someone led me to Lindsay whose has an adorable blog and is the host of  Foodie Pen Pals. Much like the pen pals you had when you were little this is with FOOD of the fun kind for fellow bloggers. Brilliant! I say! Brilliant! Not only do you get to meet talented bloggers with like minded goal you get to go shopping once a month for some fabulous food finds and be given a package in return.

The rules from the Lean Bean herself: 
 -on the 5th of every 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 are 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.


 if you’re interested in participating for February, please send an email to lindsay attheleangreenbean@gmail.com and include the following information:
 -your full name
 -your email address
 -your blog name/address (if applicable)
 -your twitter handle (if applicable)


 Lindsay needs to hear from you by February 4th as pairings will be emailed on the 5th.

Ok! My turn! I had such a blast shopping for Sarah...and she wrote the warmest thoughts about what I sent. She made my day!

I shipped hers off and stalked my mail guy every day until....finally like a little girl waiting for Christmas-my package was here!!! Emily from The Last Corral HOOKED me up. Sent me the nicest letter and the cutest stuff from Trader Joes which is my favorite!

Warm and Heartfelt Letter From Emily

Homemade Scones! My Goodness

I literally began singing when I opened this piece  of  lovliness

Yummy by themselves, but I think I may crush them and bread chicken with them...what do you think?

My boyfriend is obsessed with these as am I!!! 

It is no lie that half this bottle is gone after one sitting!

I am thankful to have made two new friends whos blogs I can peruse and CAN'T WAIT till next month. I have a great great idea and can't wait to get my Pen Pal!











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