Foodie Penpals Reveal Day – June

Today is the day I get to reveal the wonderful gift box I received from my foodie penpal this month.  Lindsay from The Lean Green Bean hosts this awesome foodie penpal exchange each month.  I know there are tons and tons of participants and she puts a lot of work into organizing it.  It is so fun to participate in!

This month I was paired up with a reader, Marissa.  Marissa is from Santa Cruz, California and is in her senior year of college pursuing a degree in Food and Nutritional Science.

Marissa really sent me some fabulous things!

My favorite has to be the two homemade treats she sent!  A delicious cookie and the most fabulous rice crispy treat! It had peanut butter under that chocolate topping. Yum!

I am packing this little “vacation in a cup” for our camping trip.  It should be the perfect healthy breakfast to help keep me on track during vacation and I cannot wait to try it!

Marissa also sent me this tasty cookie butter and some salty pita chips to eat with it.  The combination of the sweet and salty is was delicious!

This little healthy mix is also going to come in handy with my goal of staying on track during camping.  We usually eat like crap when camping and I have been doing so good lately and I want to keep up the good work!

It is always so nice to get a present in the mail! It feels like my birthday!  Trying all of these new things is so much fun.  Thank you so much Marissa!!!

Well, off to finish up some laundry and then to bed.  Working half day at the bank tomorrow morning and then seeing how I am going to fit all of our camping gear in the Trail Blazer.  Can’t wait….I hope it’s really hot too so I can be sweaty while doing the packing……ugh!  We need a camper!!!!

Check out what I sent to my foodie penpal Olivia over at Liv to Eat!

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My first ever foodie penpals reveal! May Reveal

I am so excited to do my first ever reveal for Foodie Penpals!!  This program was another reason I wanted to start my blog.  I really wanted to participate in this! I know you don’t need to be a blogger to be involved, but I wanted to start a blog anyway so this gave me a little extra push!

Thanks so much to Lindsay from The Lean Green Bean for organizing this! I know she puts A LOT of time into it and I am thankful for her!

My pen pal for May was Rachel from Palate for Life.  It was her first time participating too and she did an amazing job!

Here is the first view of the package I received.  I was so excited when I opened it up!

It was like my birthday!

My favorite thing was this delicious little snack mix.  It had dried cherries, mini peanut butter cups, cashews, and pecans.  Yummy!  Needless to say that was the first thing to be eaten!

 Another treat was this delicious cereal that Hailey and I gobbled right up!  I am always looking for healthy things to add to our food choices so when Hailey likes to eat something that makes me a huge fan!  She loved this cereal.

Rachel also included some delicious real maple syrup which Hailey and I ate on these pancakes that I had leftover in the freezer for breakfast supper.

Also included in my gift package was some yummy banana chips, a yummy fruit bar,  and some fabulous french vanilla granola.  All devoured without photos!!  I was too caught up in the taste!

Thank you so much Rachel for being such a great foodie penpal!  I loved everything you sent!

In case you would like to see who I sent my package to check out this ladies awesome blog!

To learn more about how you can participate in this awesome deal check out Lindsay’s link!

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 June, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.

You must submit your information by June 4th as pairings will be emailed on June 5th!

*If you’re from somewhere besides the US, Canada or Europe and want to participate, send me an email and I’ll see if we get enough interest this month!

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