Foodie Pen Pals – September

It’s foodie pen pals time again!

This time around, I was paired up with Patti, who blogs over at Heavy Girl to Healthy Girl, and has lost 112 lbs through healthy eating and exercise. WOW! 

Side note: My foodie pen pal for the month was April, who blogs over at April’s Mooseathon. Wanna see what I mailed to April this month?  Head over to her blog and check out her Foodie Pen Pals post!


This month, Patti sent me a super unique and fun package!

1. I mentioned to her that I eat lots of salads and love to try unique and fun salad dressings. She sent me Ken’s Light Raspberry Walnut dressing. mmmmmmm….

2. Fruit and spice flavored tea. I am trying to get into drinking tea (I currently drink WAY too much coffee). This will be great, because I really can only do the sweet or highly flavored teas.

3. Organic spice grinders – one pesto and the other a tuscan spice mix. We have already used these several times in soups and in our ground beef/veggie dinner staple.

4. A set of mini candles, which she says help her relax…agreed!

5. here’s the kicker – Patti sent me weightlifting gloves – whaaaat?  How awesome is she? Somehow she read my mind, because I’ve been meaning to get a pair of these for quite some time now.

Thanks again to Patti for the fun goodies 🙂

…And a special thanks to Lindsay at The Lean Green Bean for coordinating!



Here are some details about Foodie Penpals.  In case you’re a new reader, this is 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 Penpals 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, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.

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  1. I’m so glad that you liked everything Ashley. It was a pleasure sending you everything. xoxo

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