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. 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!! 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!