So when I found Lindsay's blog, The Lean Green Bean, and saw that she hosted a Foodie Penpal, I was overjoyed. It took me until this past month to actually get the nerve to participate, but I am so glad I did.
The cool thing about this is that you send a package of food, recipes, whatever to another foodie, but the package you get is from someone else. So it is an amazing way to meet other people!
I was super lucky to have Lauren as the person sending me a package. Lauren blogs on 2 sites, Fitness & Food Junkie and I'm Just Here To Eat. Her food site makes me drool every time I read about the latest place she has dined and her fitness site inspires me!
After being paired up, Lauren e-mailed me to see what kind of stuff I like. I think I gave her a very basic answer like "coffee, chocolate and the color teal." Lame, right? Well, Lauren is AMAZING!! From my e-mail this is what she got me!
Chocolate flavored coffee, chocolate covered espresso beans and a TEAL "I <3 NY" coffee mug! I was amazed at how lucky I was! I have been enjoying all 3 items on the weekend when I truly have time to indulge!
Here's my dorky mug showing off my new coffee mug!!
I got Jennifer's name over at Peanut Butter and Peppers. Go check out her blog to see if she liked what I got her! :-)
Here's an overview of the Foodie Penpal Program:
-On the 5th of the 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 can choose 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.
Sound like fun? If you’re interested in participating for February, please send an email to Lindsay at firstname.lastname@example.org
-Your full name
-Your email address
-Your blog name/address
-Your twitter handle (if applicable)
-WHETHER YOU ARE A US RESIDENT OR CANADIAN RESIDENT. – this is SUPER important so I can get you on the right list!