Friday, August 30, 2013

Foodie Pen Pals - August

What an amazing pen pal package!

Another great month in Lean Green Bean's Foodie Pen Pal program! This month my pen pal is Myra from Itago Sa Bato. She's really sweet and seems like one of those people who is just do passionate about life! She lives in Alberta but has lived here in Vancouver and I think she's planning on coming back eventually  (and really who wouldn't - British Columbia is one of the most beautiful places in the world!).

Myra sent a fabulous package to me. She was thoughtful enough to include things that my whole family would enjoy. There were Angry Bird gummies and granola bites that the kids gobbled up. The hot sauce is fantastic - especially on eggs! The bison bites were a first for me. I kept the chocolate for myself - it was delicious ;) I can't wait to try the soup mix - I'm waiting for the first crisp fall day to make it. I also love the idea of the spice mixes which I've seen but haven't tried. The Yiabar and the Thinaddictives are going in my gym bag for those days I need a little extra energy.

Myra, thanks for such a great Foodie Pen Pal package!


PS - I forgot to post about my July Foodie Pen Pal package :( so I want to apologize to Lindsey because I absolutely loved the package! Thank you so much Lindsey.

The Lean Green Bean

And now it’s time for some details about Foodie Pen pals.  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 pen pal pairing via email. It will be your responsibility to contact your pen pal 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 pen pal!
-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 Pen pals 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 pen pal 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 Pen pals 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 September, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions. 

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

1 comment:

  1. Yay! I'm so glad you all enjoyed it. (And I'm really glad the hot sauce made it there intact!) Thank you for a wonderful FPP package as well! :)