Saturday, August 11, 2012


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

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!