Monday, October 1, 2012


The Lean Green Bean

I have been reading Lindsay's blog for quite a while now and noticed at the end of every month she had this fun event called Foodie PenPals.  The setup is quite simple.  You express your interest by filling out a form and on the 5th of the month you get the details of your penpal is (and who got you will be a totally different person).  You make contact to see if there's anything they can't/don't eat/dietary restrictions and then start shopping.  You can find out more details and the link below!

Now, this month I decided to go ahead and give it a shot- I received this package with a pumpkin recipe (yum), some mango slices (another huge YUM and I had already started eating them before I took the picture-oops), some hot sauce, homemade mango/jalepeno jelly (thinking this might be good over cream cheese and with some g-f crackers...), I also got a yummy white chocolate bar and this whole foods reusable bag (which is a good size for snacks or such).  Thanks Julia- I loved it all and am looking forward to trying the jelly!

and Just a reminder as I leave you today!   Hope you will join me again soon!

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 October, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions. 
You must submit your information by October 4th as pairings will be emailed on October 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!

1 comment:

jessielovestorun said...

What a great box, and love the quote @ the end. Have a wonderful day xo