Tuesday, July 31, 2012

JULY Foodie Pen Pal Reveal!!!

Soooo so much for updating the blog more. Last update was Junes reveal, YIKES. I'll try harder this month since life is getting slower again. :)

So what is a Foodie Pen Pal?
The oh-so amazing Lindsay  over at The Lean Green Bean created this last year.
-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.

For more information Click on Lindsays name above!

This month was pretty neat although, due to the heat and a mishap with my daughter getting into the goodies I bought as I was packing them up to go...it wasn't the best box I've sent. *NOTE* somethings are not good to send in the heat no matter where you are sending your box. I got to send my box to Sarah over at Zoes Lunch Box it was her first month to participate which is always exciting. Check out her awesome creativity with her daughters lunches!

I was sent a amazing box of snacks from Brittany . I must say, this Pregnant person was ubber happy when she opened her box! Just look....
I'm a snack addict and these were all new to me!

Dried fruit, my ultimate fave snack other than trail mix. These are bigger than most dried fruits I've tried and are super juicy! They lasted a day between Avery and I. :)

Roasted Chickpeas. I love slightly salted chickpeas but have never tried them with any other flavor. Sadly, the baby was not a fan when I tried these :( I spread the love though and passed them along to my Father-in-love who really liked them!

HANDS DOWN one of the BEST Granolas I have ever had!! Britt said in her notes that this is a locally made fave and I can easily see why, it was so tasty and I still have some stashed away to enjoy with some greek yogurt, if you can, get some of this and try it out!!

And finally, a limited edition Clif Bar that I can not/ have not found here in my town. I have been very frugal with this bar, it's so good and a mix of my favorite things. I have half a bar left. :)

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