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Monday, October 1, 2012

September Foodie Pen Pal

Talk about being a MAJOR space cadet! So today we were supposed to post about our Foodie Pen Pal and I TOTALLY a spaced on publishing my post. I must have REALLY been enjoying the beautiful weather either way, here is the break down of the awesome stuff I got from a lovely Blog Reader Kristin! Here's a peak into what she got me...

First off, how cute is this wrapping????

SOOO many goodies!!! I <3 FPP!!
So I am seriously loving this FPP business! It's like they have eyes into my soul!! :) Every thing Kristin sent was spot on! Hubs is LOVING the PB2, I haven't tried it yet, but I look forward to.  Honey is ALWAYS a staple at our house, so I was stoked to find it in my package. The seasoning is waiting for a fun crockpot night. I'll be sure to post a recipe once I get to it. The fruit strips were gone within a blink of an eye and the organic bar is packed in the purse for a quick snack on the go. The tea??? Well it's like she took two of my favorite types of tea (fruit and rooibos) and married them and sent them to me. All in all I can say that FPP is probably my favorite thing in the whole world right now. THANK YOU Kristin!!!!!

Oh and by the way, did you see the beautiful card she sent me??? I wish that was in my backyard... *sigh*

Now, I bet YOU want in!! No problem, check below for details!!

The Lean Green Bean

Here are the Foodie Penpals details:
  • 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 new and interested in participating for September, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.
  • You must submit your information by October 4th as pairings will be emailed on October 5th! You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours if you sign up. IF YOU DON’T GET ONE, send an email to Lindsay at!



  1. Following you on GFC from the GFC blog hop. Thanks for co-hosting. I'd love it if you could visit my site and follow back! Thank you!

  2. This is the first time I've heard of a foodie pen pal. Sounds pretty sweet! I love to eat. :)

    Newest follower here! Linking up from the GFC Hop. Hope you've had a great Monday!


  3. New follower from the GFC Blog hop!

  4. newest follower from the GFC hop! cant wait to hear from you!!

    xoxo - kyie

  5. I like this foodie pen pal idea! One of the downsides of local food is having to travel to try it - sounds like this is the solution!
    Newest follower from the GFC hop!

  6. good day! i'm your new follower from gfc blog hop... hoping for a follow back!

  7. Hi! I'm a new follower from the GFC blog hop. Would love for you to stop by when you get a chance! :)

  8. FOllowing from the hop!

  9. Joining your blog from the GFC hop. :-)

  10. Congrats on being co-host this week on GFC Blog Hop. I'm now your newest GFC! Whenever you get a moment, perhaps you'll come join me in reading today's random post Cathy Kennedy's Blog

  11. Following you from the GFC blog hop. Can't wait to keep reading!

  12. Hi following from the GFC blog hop. Your blog is lovely i can't wait to read more.

  13. HI i'm your newest follower from the GFC blog hop, would love for you to stop by and follow back? excited to see whats to come

  14. You have a wonderful blog!! I'm your newest follower from the blog hop - this is my blog if you wanted to follow back:

  15. Hi there Tania

    Excited to be your newest follower from the GFC hop! Thank you for hosting, don't be a stranger :)


  16. New follower via the GFC blog hop. :) Stop by and say hello!!


  17. Stopping over from the GFC blog hop!
    I´m your new follower via GFC!
    Check out my blog sometime and follow back if you like!

    Hugs from Germany!

  18. I loooooove those fruit strips. We get them as a treat for our son every now and then. So yummy! Yup, they don't last long at all, do they?

  19. Sad I just saw this today and found your blog. Can't wait to join this NEXT month!

    Teressa @

  20. I've thought about trying the PB2, just haven't taken the leap yet. We usually just purchase a plain jane organic peanut butter.

    I'm following now via GFC Blog Hop.

    Stop by if you'd like!

  21. Newest follower via GFC Blog Hop, thanks for co-hosting - follow back if you like! I'm co-hosting a giveaway right now, check it out!!

  22. Sounds like you've had a whale of a time! Coming in on your post so late this week, guess you've waded your way through everything by now. Glad you enjoyed it - makes waiting for the parcel well worthwhile!

  23. this is a great idea!

    Have a great night! Drop by and say hi!

  24. Hi There! I'm so glad I found you through the GFC hop! Thanks for co-hosting this week. I did yoga when I was pregnant and really enjoyed it. It was something that could actually force me to relax!

    Can't wait to read more!

  25. Wow that is so neat! I love tea and that one looks absolutely delicious!

  26. I'm already a follower of your lovely blog - I'm just stopping by from “GFC” blog hop to say thanks for co-hosting.

  27. I'm your newest follower from the blog hop!!!

  28. Lovely blog im a new follower from GFC blog hop


  29. Hello!

    Thank you for co-hosting the blog hop and I'm your newest follows:)

    Lillies & Silk

  30. Hey Tania!

    Followed you from the bloghop. It'd be cool if you followed back :)

    Love your blog!


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