I love being a blogger!
I love trying new foods!
I also love it when someone else picks them out for me!!
Here’s a detailed explanation of the program:
-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 Penpals is open to US, Canadian residents & UK 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!
***If you’re in the UK, please contact Carol Anne from This Is Rock Salt at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved!
This month I was paired with Brooke from The Well Nourished Traveler and let’s just say that when you tell Brooke you really love nutbutter, oats and chocolate she DOES NOT disappoint!!
I just love coming home to find something waiting for me at the door…
It’s always so exciting to open up your box because you have no idea what’s inside. You know what clues you’ve given your penpal, but who knows what they end up picking out for you. Finding an envelope with YOUR name on the front is the best…
Brooke wrote out a lovely little message to me on the cutest stationary too.
Jason and I need some note cards like that!!
In the goodie box were some items that were spot on…Justin’s almond butter, hazelnut toffee dark chocolate and maple & brown sugar oatmeal packets. Then there was the Peach, Apricot, Melon fruit spread…I’m really excited to try this on homemade biscuits as soon as we get moved. The biowafers were made in Italy and seem very interesting. I’m sure Jason will break into them before I ever get a chance to, but I’ll get to at least TRY them!! And the blue corn chips will be devoured with some super tasty hummus in no time.
I would say that this is a really great foodie penpal box. Thanks Brooke, you did great! I sent a package to Marisa Rodriguez this month, but Marisa isn’t a blogger – she’s just an awesome someone who knows an amazing group to be a part of when she sees it!!
If you would like to get involved with the foodie penpal program head on over to The Lean Green Bean and talk to Lindsay. She’s the mastermind behind the entire thing!
I’m off to enjoy some snuggles and Olympics with Jason and the girls before face planting into bed. Hope you’re having a great week so far…
Everything about the Olympics was first class, and women were treated as athletes and equals. ~ Elizabeth Robinson Schwartz