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!

A few neat ideas!

This last weekend my girl scout troop went to the nature center for an Earth Day Celebration.

They had different stations set up for the girls to participate in.

There was a healthy snack session.  Some older girl scouts talked briefly about nutrition and showed the girls how to make a delicious healthy snack all by themselves.

I felt like my Grandma Betty when I asked if I could take all of the banana peels home for my compost bin! Hailey and I just started it and we are short on the greens that need to be added! More about that later.

Another station was making a birdfeeder.  A local bagel shop donated day old bagels that otherwise would have been thrown out.  The girls simply spread peanut butter on one side and dipped it in bird seed.  A piece of yarn tied to it allows you to hang it from a tree.

My favorite session was using an old T-shirt to make a bag!  No sewing at all, just cutting!  This was totally up my alley – – I don’t sew!

First you cut the sleeves and the neck off of the shirt.

Turn the shirt inside out and then lay down a piece of some magical tape that I was told I could find in the sewing section in between the bottom pieces of the shirt and iron it to create a seam without sewing!

Turn the shirt right side out and do a little trimming and voila! A groovy recycled bag!

We ended the fun day with a hike around the pond.  I snapped this pic of my beautiful baby.