June Foodie Penpal Reveal!

How is it possible that it’s already the end of June???  I have no idea where this month went, but hopefully July will go by a little more slowly (in my dreams, maybe).

Hopefully by the time you read this, I’ll either be sitting at the airport giddy as a kid at Christmas or flying through the air (still giddy as a kid at Christmas).  Sorry – I’m not trying to be obnoxious, but I’m just so stinkin’ exciting about vacation!

Enough chit chat; onto the goodie box I received from my foodie penpal for the month of June. 

Thanks to Lindsay for putting Foodie Penpals together!  She puts a TON of time and effort into this awesome food swap, and I cannot say thank you enough.

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Ally from allypalooza sent me the coolest stuff from a local market near her home in Austin, Texas.

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praline pecans – I already opened these and they are incredible

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colossal coconut mango energy bar (this will be one of my snacks for the plane)

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salted caramel brownie

I don’t know how long this brownie will last…it will be one of those things that I say I’m going to savor and eat slowly, but then after having that first glorious taste, I’ll inhale the rest in about three bites.  This will surely be followed by pure satisfaction and regret at the same time. 🙂

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Justin’s peanut butter – always a favorite!

Thanks, Ally, for putting together such a great foodie penpal box for me!

If you are lost on the idea of foodie penpals, check out this information from Lindsay, the host of FPP.  Sign up!  It’s so much fun and a great way to connect with other people across the country!

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

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

What are you waiting for???  Go sign up!  I’m hoping that one day the odds will be ever in my favor (I couldn’t help it) and I will be chosen to send a box to one of my favorite readers or blogger friends!

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2 Responses to “June Foodie Penpal Reveal!”


  1. 1 notsodomesticated June 30, 2012 at 6:33 am

    That brownie sounds amazing!! Have so much fun on your trip! Can’t wait to see pictures!


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