Happy Foodie Pen Pal Reveal Day!
I received my lovely foodie pen pal package in early July and it has been killing me not to blab about all the awesomeness I received.
First, a photo:
Looks good, doesn’t it?
My packages arrived from Miranda in Tennessee. Miranda chose to honor her state by sending me a Goo-Goo Cluster and honey — both of which are made in Tennessee. She then went the homemade route, sending me yogurt covered pretzels (raspberry and blueberry) and zucchini bread (which was sooo good!). I also received two fruit leathers, which was funny because I had sent two fruit leathers to my foodie pen pal, too. Great minds, right? I also received a lovely jar of lemon-honey body scrub. I love it!
I think I lucked out with my foodie pen pal because she also included a “Health Benefits of Honey” handout. Who knew a spoon of honey can help power you through a workout?
July was my first month participating in Foodie Pen Pals and I’m already looking forward to what August will bring!
What is Foodie Pen Pals? The program is the brainchild of Lindsay at The Lean Green Bean. I can’t thank her enough for starting it and making sure it runs smoothly every month! Here’s how it works:
Sign up here and 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 August, CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.
You must submit your information by August 4th as pairings will be emailed on August 5th!