Monday, April 30, 2012

the april foodie penpal.

since i had such a fun time particpating in my 1st foodie penpal in march i immediately signed up for april to get a new pal right away! shopping for someone you dont know has some sort of mystery, plus the excitement of getting a package is so much fun! this month i was paired up with susan to send and erin to recieve. lindsay at the lean green bean has graciously taken on the task of pairing everyone up and helping all particpants along throughout the month! if you havent heard of this fun exchange, here are the guidelines:

*each month you are paired up with a new blogger or reader in a different part of the country.
*on the 5th of each month you will receive your penpal and have 48 hours to contact them.
*now who you send to will be sending to someone else, so it is almost a pay it forward thing!
*there is a $15 limit on the package you send and it is filled with all your favorite things. local favorites, healthy or splurge snacks. emails are exchanged to find out about dietary restrictions (diabetic, gluten-free, vegetarian, etc) and if there is anything you just plain dont like. it may be 1 large item or a few small items, up to the sender. and away you go!
*you must also include something written like a note or card or recipe, its up to you.
*by the 15th of the month you must drop it in the mail and at the end of the month everyone posts on the same day!
my apartment complex held my box partially hostage again, mostly because we were out of town, i was super excited to get to it and it even came the week of my race. i pretty much tore into as soon as i could to find it full of goodies and new things i had never heard of!

yum, yum, yum!
the peanut m&ms actually might have made me whoop out loud, especially since they were easter themed :) there were also some russell stover eggs filled with peanut butter and marshmellow which are the perfect easter goodies. the pear fruit butter was something different and i believe local to erin, i am all about new! it is delicious on a bagel :) there was also a local candie called gardners that milk chocolatey cripies and erins favorite treat. plus macademia nut cookies and a box of ferro rocher. i think my penpals are getting that i have a major sweet tooth! :)
to top off the box was a very cute card wishing me the best and the perfect hand written piece to top off the whole package! erin really took great time to get to know me through my blog and care to put this box together. seriously if you are not participating, you should be! its so fun :) just head to this page to sign up!


Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie said...

I am so glad you liked everything!! It was so much fun shopping for you :)

~*katy beth*~ said...

i very much did! thank you again for the amazing package :)

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