Hello everyone! Finals have taken a huge tole on me literally and figuratively. I’m so exhausted and extremely done with reviewing, analyzing and memorizing.
Anyway, I participated in the Foodie Penpals for the month of April and I am so excited I did! Sonia from The Mexigarian sent me some AMAZING things and some things I’ve never had before! She truly made my first experience as a penpal worthwhile and I sent my package over to Alex over at Healthy Life Happy Wife.
I was super excited to receive my package, I ripped it open in less than 3 seconds and was greeted by a lovely note
The letter was super sweet and explained all the things she sent and what she uses it for/why she likes them. Here in Michigan I haven’t been to a TJs so it was sure great to be sent a lot of things from there.
Isn’t that an awesome spread? Btw, those two awesome paintings are Sonia’s! How talented is she? I loved them and it definitely made the package more personally and sweet.
I was baffled when I saw Cookie Butter and Almond Butter! Funny story is that I actually bought some Almond Butter the same day Sonia’s package came in. Needless to say I ripped open these two jars asap and had a sample test. Holy cow you could not pull me apart from the Cookie Butter! I am truly addicted..seriously ask my boyfriend lol. I put that baby on nearly everything! It was sure an amazing treat.
I absolutely love the name of these bars and the taste is fantastic. I can’t believe I use to eat other cereal bars with added sugar and trans fats but these sure hit the spot, were healthy and just tasted so darn good.
Ok so I saw this and squealed! It was like Sonia had read my mind! I’ve always wanted to try Yogi Tea but haven’t found the opportunity aka haven’t found them yet so you know I had to make myself a cup of this tea while I opened more goodies. Let’s just say now I know why this tea is wonderful and everyone raves about it! I’m raving, go buy some!
Sonia wrote that her husband tried these and was disgusted LOL I couldn’t stop laughing at the image of a guy having a healthy drink so I put it up to the test and made my boyfriend try these. I don’t know what it is but he also didn’t like ’em which was weird because I thought it was great! It definitely made pulling all nighters easier and not having to rely on those other sugary options like red bull or monster. I’m glad I have my new FRS healthy energy drinks thanks to Sonia 🙂
Yummy Yummy Yummy. They’re all gone…
So you all know how obsessed I am with LUNA bars and again Sonia did NOT disappoint when she sent me 3 new flavors that I have not had! I loved them but of course LUNA bars are perfect! I also love the Macrobar, before having them sent I’ve never heard of them and now I am ordering them online! They are so healthy and delicious, my favorite one is the Cherries ‘N Berries. It had so much flavor and the great amount of kick as my post Spin class snack.
Again, these paintings are gorgeous and unique I love them. What a great surprise and treat! Once again Sonia thank you very much for making my experience a wonderful one!
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 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 May, please CLICK HERE 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 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!