Thursday, May 2, 2013

foodie penpal reveal day!

FPP post Foodie Penpals

Okay, so I'm a little late.

To my defense, I finally started packing and quickly became overwhelmed with the ridiculous amount of pots/pans/kitchen items in general that I have.

Literally two hours into the kitchen, and I'm still not done.

Where did all of this stuff come from?!

Before I get back to packing for the rest of my life, though, I wanted to stop in and share with you what a great package I got this month from my fellow foodie, Sarah.
Seriously, it was amazing!

  • Coconut Almond KIND bar - Sarah must have read my mind, because I have been searching everywhere for this particular granola bar! They gave them out for free after the Color Run, and I was instantly in love. Perfect timing!
  • Organic chewy granola bar - The square bar in the front was from an organic outpost shop and was super tasty!
  • Dark Chocolate Almonds from TJ's - I make the trek over to Trader Joe's sometimes specifically for these...we love them, and usually Joe eats them all before I even get a handful {I wish I was kidding, ha}.
  • Tazo tea assortment - I can't wait to sit outside on our new balcony with some tea while Joe grills me dinner for once!
  • TJ's Breakfast Trek Mix - I absolutely love these. Seriously, these have been added to my list of favorites from Trader Joe's.  Pre-portioned breakfast mix consisting of granola, dried cranberries, almonds, and greek yogurt chips?  Please.  Easiest breakfast ever.
  • TJ's Cookie Butter - I also just recently discovered this {and am in love with it}, so I donated this jar to my dear coworker, Tiffany.  She may or may not dip things into it periodically throughout the day, including her finger.  That's why she's my friend.
  • A jar of "Angel Dust" from Chicago - Sarah's mom bought some spice from a restaurant called Heaven on Seven in Chicago, and since they love it so much she sent me a good sized jar of it. I'm saving it for Memorial Day when we cook out!

  • As a bonus, there was also a spice catalog included with all kinds of spices and recipes inside!

Are you interested in joining us for Foodie Penpals next month? Here are some more details:
  • 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 Penpals 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 April, please CLICK HERE  to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.
You must submit your information by April 4th as pairings will be emailed on April 5th!
*If you’re from Europe, please CLICK HERE to signup.
Thank you, Sarah, for my amazing package this month!


  1. Looks like a great FPP package! Especially that Cookie Butter which I wish I could get my hands on here in Canada. Thanks for sharing :)

    1. It was great! The cookie butter is absolutely need to request that in your box if you participate! :)