Foodie Penpals, part 1

Hey guys!

I signed up for something called Foodie Penpals this month after hearing Laura talk about it.  It sounded like it could be really neat so I decided to sign up for it!

I got Sara for a foodie penpal and sent her a few Texas goodies- some organic goods from Central Market (dark chocolate, pumpkin seed flatbread crackers), some jalapeno beer bread mix from a farm in Fredricksburg, and some coconut water (not local but it’s one of my favorite things so I like to share the coconut water love when I can!).  Sara doesn’t have a blog, but I’m hoping she’ll do a guest post for me soon!

And Hannah from Sirenical got me as a penpal!  I got my first foodie penpal goodies yesterday in the mail from Hannah and oh my goodness!!!  Hannah is awesome and seriously spoiled me!

Hannah is from Vermont so she sent me all kinds of goodies from her state!  Here’s what I got…



I literally squealed when I opened the package!  And I’m totally one of those people that have to open everything and try it as soon as I get it.  So I have totally already tried everything!

Hand made earrings and bracelet!  So pretty!



Speaking of hand made… home made applesauce!!  I’m going to have to fight Justin for this one- he’s an applesauce fiend!



Super sweet post cards with a recipe and a hand written note from Hannah!



Crackers, which I immediately used to dip into some of the other goodies that she sent!


Maple Pumpkin Butter!  Swoon!  I’m already trying to figure out how to get more of this for when I run out!




And apple cider honey mustard!  ZOMG!  I can’t wait to dunk baby carrots in this!  NOM!




And these little maple candies??  Like crack!  So good that they’re already gone! 


Thank you so much Hannah- you are the BEST!!!


If you want to do foodie penpals head over to Lindsey’s blog and sign up- it’s so much fun! 

Here are some of the deets…

  • 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. *US Residents only please at this time- hopefully we can expand soon!*

If you’re interested in participating for November, please send an email by November 4th to and include the following information:
-Your full name
-Your email address
-Your blog name/address
-Your twitter handle (if applicable)


Hope everyone is having an awesome weekend!