June Foodie Pen Pals

Another successful round of foodie pen pals!

Kiersten from Testing Taste Buds sent me a fantastic healthy care package!  I have made a ‘lifestyle change’ to start eating right.  Hence why you havent seen many blog posts from me lately, haha!  And by lifestyle change I mean I’ve been craving pizza and cupcakes for weeks now! It has all paid off though, 32 pounds down!  Anyhoo back on topic…

Kiersten stuck to my request of healthy goodies so I didn’t open up my little gifty box and sigh as I gave it away to family members since it wasn’t in my little diet plan.  I got to keep it all to myself.  Hooray for not sharing!

Im so excited for the ‘snacky’ items I got.  I never really buy myself snack stuff so I was probably over excited about that…

My favorite were the homemade granola bars! They were very cakey and soft and deeeelicious!  This was the first time I got a homemade snack and I really felt it added a nice touch for a foodie pen pal box.  I really want to strive to do the same for others!  Getting something homemade just made it seem more personal.  A stranger made a tasty treat just for me 🙂

I wish I could share more reviews on my treats but unfortunately a day after I got my box I had an infected wisdom tooth 🙁 Followed by an allergic reaction to the rinse for after it got pulled…sooooo its been about 9 days since Ive been able to eat anything other than jell-o and soup! I assure you I will be attacking these treats as soon as I can!  Im so glad I was able to dig into the home made goodies before things went south.  Thank you thank you!

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And now it’s time for some details about Foodie Penpals.  In case you’re a new reader, here’s a reminder of what the program is all about:

-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. 
-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. 

If you’re interested in participating for July, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.

You must submit your information by July 4th as pairings will be emailed on July 5th!

*If you’re from somewhere besides the US, Canada or Europe and want to participate, send me an email and I’ll see if we get enough interest this month!