Foodie Pen Pals – April

Another month has come and gone. I had fun buying for Kristen and then receiving from Ashley. Kristen lives in Sonoma County, California. My boys and I went out and found some goodies that were from our area to send to her. Check out her blog to see what I got her.

Ashley lives in Indiana. She sent not only to me but also to my boys. The Wee One has declared I need to send a picture of him holding his goodies to my next pen pal because in the last 2 boxes he has gotten something yummy to eat. Whatever boy! Both of the gifts were well received by the boys.

All of the delicious goodies!
All of the delicious goodies!

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The Imaginative One's gift
The Imaginative One’s gift – He’s going to be going to a Mission to Mars camp this summer so this is perfect.
The Wee One's gift - One of his favorite treats!
The Wee One’s gift – One of his favorite treats! Sorry for the poor quality.
The Wee One holding his gifts. He so wanted me to get done taking the picture so he could eat one of them.
The Wee One holding his gifts. He so wanted me to get done taking the picture so he could eat one of them.
The Imaginative One checking out his gift.  As I was cooking dinner, he was writing in the details so it's ready for his camp.
The Imaginative One checking out his gift. As I was cooking dinner, he was writing in the details so it’s ready for his camp.
The card - It was handmade in her town.  I love giraffes so this is perfect.  It's hanging up in my classroom so I can smile whenever I see it.
The card – It was handmade in her town. I love giraffes so this is perfect. It’s hanging up in my classroom so I can smile whenever I see it.
The note
The note
This granola is so delicious!  It has cashews in it which is a welcome surprise.
This granola is so delicious! It has cashews in it which is a welcome surprise.
Yum!
Yum!

 

These are good.  The Imaginative One and I ate on them.
These are good. The Imaginative One and I ate on them.

 

I haven't dug into this yet.  However it looks delicious.
I haven’t dug into this yet. However it looks delicious.

Thank you Kristen for a great box! We really enjoyed it.

 
And now it’s time for some details about Foodie Penpals. In case you’re a new reader, here’s a reminder of what the program is all about:

-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 & European residents. Please note, Canadian Residents will be paired with other Canadians only. Same with Europeans. 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 from the US or Canada and are in participating for November, please CLICK HERE (www.theleangreenbean.com/foodie-penpals/) to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.

You must submit your information by May 4th as pairings will be emailed on May 5th!

*If you’re from Europe, please CLICK HERE (www.thisisrocksalt.com/foodie-penpals/) to signup.

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