Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Monday, October 1, 2012

Foodie Penpals--Sept '12


 
This month, I received a goodie box from Krystal that was filled to the brim with some of the best suprises I've gotten so far.. ((ahem..chipotle salsa!)) The Biscoff Spread got me all excited, too!! I've seen it all over the web, but have yet to try it.. I saw a great-looking recipe the other day for Biscoff drop cookies that I may have to make this week! Stubbs BBQ is my family's absolute favorite, so when I saw it tucked in there, my heart skipped a beat ;) Those homemade chocolate & pb pretzel cookies were devoured in like..under 3 minutes between my kids & I! (that was the 1st thing they spotted & snatched out of the box!) Talk about goooood...I'm planning to pour some of the Raspberry Jalepeno Jam over a block of cream cheese & serve with crackers to snack on during the Clemson/Georgia Tech game Saturday, and my kids have been requesting apple pancakes every Sunday now for the past 2 weeks :/
 
...This Sunday I'll suprise them.
 
Thank you so much Krystal for such an awesome package you sent!! ☺
 
 
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The Lean Green Bean
 
Now, after reading that don’t you want a penpal of your own?! Here are the 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 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 September, 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!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Foodie Penpals--Aug '12


 
So I'm extrememly late in linking up and posting about August's foodie box {{story of my life}} but as they say.."better late than never", eh? ;) 
 
This box came from Bridget, a sweet girl in California. She sent me my FIRST.BOX.EVER. of granola!!! I have been dying to have some with my yogurt and mixed in my overnight oats onedaywhenIfinallylearnhowtomakeit. You know..all the foods the cool people eat on the blogs you read that your always wanting & never making. :)
 
AND..she sent me some Brigittine Monks Chocolate Fudge WITH NUTS (my absolute favorite way to have fudge!)  from Market Hall in Cali! I have GOT to open this and try it already!! I'm holding on to it like I'm waiting on "that moment when the time is finally right". ha! I think that moment will be tonight...
 
And last but definitely not least, a bag of 479* Popcorn. Not to mention it's Fleur de Sel Caramel! light, crunchy caramel sprinkled with delicate flakes of French sea salt  Yum.
 
I knew there was a reason I loved this Foodie thing. ☺
 
 

The Lean Green Bean
 

Here are the 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 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 September, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.
 
 
 
 
 


Saturday, August 11, 2012

**HOT DEAL ALERT**



My love for this woman is OUT.OF.THIS.WORLD!! I can't even describe it. Everything she makes, I want. This is her 2nd book {{which retails for $29.99}} but Amazon has the digital enhanced version right now for just $3.99!

Yes..you heard me.. now get it..quickly!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Flashback Friday.


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Nobody does it quite like Baby & Johnny...♥

Friday, August 3, 2012

FriDaY FaVe.


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How true is THIS?! ☺

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Foodie Penpals--July '12


This month, I was sent a "Charleston" package from Karen and absolutely L♥VED it! With Charleston being one of my most favorite places ever, it was right up my alley!!


 There were Benne Wafers (aka sesame cookies), Plantation Peach Tea, & Carolina Plantation Stone Ground Grits!Oh.My.Goodness those grits!!  She included some recipes that I can't wait to try as well! (more on those when I get around to it...)
She must have known the way to this Carolina girl's heart, I tell ya! ;) Thank you so much Karen for that wonderful box o' goodies!!


The Lean Green Bean

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 August, please 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!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Thursday, July 12, 2012

FREE STARBUCKS FRIIIIDAYYY!




This Friday, July 13 from noon - 3pm, stop by Starbucks for a FREE tall Refreshers beverage! There are 2 flavors to choose from: Cool Lime or Very Berry Hibiscus!
YUM.


Monday, July 2, 2012

Foodie Penpals -- June '12


Last month was my first month participating in Foodie Penpals - a "penpal" type deal where you swap FOOD instead of letters :) Being my two favorite things in the world are:
1. good friends &
2. food
I knew I HAD to join! This was like my dream job!! ..if only I could find a way to get paid doing it.
Okay..so.. this go 'round, the absolutely bestest-girl-in-the-whole-wide-world-that-could-have-been-chosen-for-me was Jennifer! She absolutely blew me away with all these goodies she sent me:


CAN.NOT.WAIT. to try all of it! So far I've made a pot of the Texas Turtle coffee, and it was out of this world! The hint of caramel really set it off! I tell ya...I couldn't have asked for a better box!! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, Miss Jennifer for such an awesome first month of Foodie Penpals!! ..now here's hoping to getting you again next month. ;)




The Lean Green Bean

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 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!

Friday, June 29, 2012

FrEE CoFFee.



Starbucks will proudly be serving everyone a FREE tall brewed coffee on the 4th of July!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Old Navy $1 Flip-Flops!




Visit Old Navy on Saturday 6/30 when they'll have their flip-flops on sale for $1 ! You can get up to 5 pairs at this price!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Monday, June 25, 2012

Bloggers--Your Invited!!




Bloggers-
If your interested in participating in the $200 Amazon Blast Giveaway--please click on the image above for more info! :)

 

Friday, June 22, 2012

Friday Faves!



FRIDAY {{PINTEREST}} FAVORITES





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I absolutely love the "white trash" mix that has PB & powdered sugar, but these Cake Batter Buddies bring it OvEr tHe ToP..



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I've been eyeing these DIY platters for awhile now. Why, oh why, have I not made one yet?!



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Turning old T-shirts into workout shirts?? AND you don't have to know how to sew?? This is right up my alley!!



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I just HAD to.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Fresh Squeezed Lemonade & Link-Up!




I'm linking up with A Glimpse Inside today and bringing back an oldie but goodie recipe...FRESH SQUEEZED LEMONADE!

Just what we need to get through this first heat wave we're getting over here in the South!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Celebrate the Longest Day of Summer!



Sonic is helping celebrate the longest day of Summer today (6/20) by giving you 2 milkshakes for the price of 1! Stop by and grab you a 1/2 price shake to beat the heat!

...and HAPPY SUMMER!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

15-20% Off Old Navy Purchase

http://www.oldnavy.com

Old Navy has always had some of the best sales, and right now they're offering 15% off all online/in-store purchases! Even better, if you use your Old Navy, Gap or Banana Republic card, you'll get 20% off!

THE SALE RUNS FROM 6/20 - 6/23 ONLY.

If shopping online, use code ONSUNSHINE at checkout.