Foodie Penpal Reveal…

This month I participated (for the first time) in the Foodie Penpal Swap over and the Lean Green Bean.
I had so much fun, with this swap! If you haven’t heard of the swap before, in a nutshell it is a really well organized pen pal program, but instead of letters, you send food goodies! 
I will definitely be participating again! 
I received my package from Suzanne, over at Fit Minded Mom, and I have to tell you guys- it was seriously like a gift from the promised land. 
Anyone who knows me, knows I LOVE Trader Joe’s, and Suzanne really loaded me up on some Trader Joe’s goodies! Since our closest TJ’s is tragically six hours away- I was beyond excited… 

 As soon as I saw that Trader Joe’s bag peaking out, I knew I was one lucky, lucky girl!

It held: 
– An Odwalla bar
– Roasted Plantain chips 
– TJ’s 21 spice seasoning
– a sample of Dark Chocolate Dreams PB (which is actually my favorite) 
– couple of fiberful bars
– protein shake powder
– the BEST thing ever: TJ’s dark chocolate dipped PB wafers. Seriously- heaven in a Trader Joe’s package.
– and a sweet, handwritten note too!  
Thanks, Suzanne, SOOO much, for your thoughtfulness and fantastic package! 
If you would like to see what I mailed, you can head over to My Kaotic Kitchen. :)

Interested in joining? Here’s how:

-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 August, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions. 
You must submit your information by August 4th as pairings will be emailed on August 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!
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