Sunday, June 30, 2013

Foodie Penpals

Hello loves! Hope you're having a fabulous day. I'm working out the kinks to my summer schedule. I really need to get more focused on my blog and reading my blog buddies stuff, but summer is hard. I want to be out and doing things more ya know?

It is time for Foodie Penpals! This time I had my girl Lindsay - I LOVE her and I can't say it enough. We have bonded over our love of Columbus, Ohio State and CrossFit.  I need to get to Columbus and see/WOD with her.  She is also the person behind FPP so it was a little bit of pressure.  Thankfully she liked what I sent and you can check it out here.

I got my awesome package from Kati. She blogs over at NY Cooking Adventures. We are trying to plan a trip to link up in NYC.  She needs to try CrossFit, and I really want to try the box in the city. Plus she knows some sweet grub spots to teach me! I can't WAIT to meet her! :)

Anyways - she gave me some sweet hook ups.
1 - Apricot Preserves - I haven't used this yet, but can't WAIT to try it!
2 -  Italian Roast Coffee - I don't own a coffee maker - I'm going to have to borrow someones or have them make it for me :)
3 - Coconut Milk Powder - um - LOVE this for cooking! Great find!
4 - Roasted Coconut Chips - holy YUM! Awesome snack idea!
5 - Trek Mix -  almonds, blueberries, cranberries, golden raisins - GONE the first day haha!
6 - Just Mango Slices - not a huge mango person, but this is a good snack!
6 - (below) Three chocolates - Truffle Pig is AMAZING! Sea Salt Dark Chocolate is fabulous! Chipotle Chili Dark Chocolate - too spicy for me. I definitely need more of the first two!! 

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 & European residents. Please note, Canadian Residents will be paired with other Canadians only. Same with Europeans. 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 from the US or Canada and are 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 Europe, please CLICK HERE to signup.

DO IT! Sign up and join the fun - maybe I'll get you next month :)


1 comment:

  1. Love the Truffle Pig choc bars. Try PB & J-a favourite here.