Happy Friday! Today it’s time to recap the first month of 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 each other and get mailing addresses 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. *US Residents only please at this time- hopefully we can expand soon!*
If you’re interested in participating for October, please send me an email at t[email protected] and include the following information:
-Your full name
-Your email address
-Your blog name/address
-Your twitter handle (if applicable)
I will need to hear from you by October 4th as pairings will be emailed on October 5th!
Now on to the good stuff….
This month I received my goodies from Kayla @ SproutyBuns. I was super excited because I love Kayla’s blog and I just knew she’d find some good stuff to send me.
The post office had a little trouble with the box:
But not to worry! Everything made it in one piece.
And was was inside you ask? Lots of goodies.
Kayla wrote me some hilarious instructions on the best ways to eat all of these foods 🙂
First, bagels! I love them. The flavor was delicious, and there are 7g of protein and 7g of fiber in each bagel! I’ve been eating them for lunch and stored them in the fridge to help them last longer since they’re preservative free!
I’d never heard of the brand but now I can’t wait to find out if they sell them around me.
Up next: Yogi Granola Crisps. Another brand I’ve never heard of but now absolutely love! She send me the blueberry flax flavor and I’ve been enjoying them on my oatmeal and with some yogurt. They’ve got some fiber and protein, are pretty low in sugar and they taste great! I can’t wait to try other flavors!! Oh, and they’re made with all sorts of fun grains 🙂
I haven’t tried the vegan queso yet, but I have big plans to bust it out at hubby’s bday party this weekend!
And finally, my favorite of all: The mini spoon! To say i’m obsessed with this thing would be an understatement. I LOVE small spoons to begin with and have several to eat my cereal with that don’t match the rest of our silverware…and this one is even smaller! WIN!!!
I even tweeted about it when I opened my package, and I think I fell just a little bit more in love with Miss Kayla that day 🙂
Thanks to everyone who participated in Foodie Penpals this month and special thanks to Kayla for all my goodies! If you want to join in the fun, just let me know 🙂
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