Foodie Pen Pal : April

Confession: I was supposed to write and post this entry yesterday.

I didn’t 😦

And I’m sorry.Life got in the way …

I’ll be honest, life will probably be getting in the way a lot in the next couple of weeks. With weddings, baby showers, graduations, Mother’s Day , birthdays, “new and exciting commitments”, communions  and family coming from away – while I will certainly be living the sweet life – it’s about to.get.busy.!!

I imagine life is about to become a roller-coaster and I better buckle up.

But I’ll count my blessings, take it one day at a time and I’m sure there will be nights where cupcakes are my dinner because I need a little sprinkle in my life 😀

Enough about that .. let’s get to the goods!!

Looookkkkiiiieeeee loooookkkiiiieeee what I got!!!!

Do you know anyone who doesn’t just LOVE getting packages in the mail, it makes me feel so grown up and important … and they are far more special than seeing bills in the mail. As soon as I saw the little box, I knew what it was – – and I tore right in….


It was my April Foodie Pen pal package from the lovely and oh so sweet Ana  (aka Piper) from Pipers run!!

Judging from Piper’s run, she’s a superwoman – balancing being a mom, runner, wife and having time for herself. When you have a moment check out her blog … she writes about some really cool topics and leaves you feeling energized.

I struck gold this month, beforehand Ana contacted me to find out a bit about me – my likes, dislikes, allergies and all that fun stuff.



Was she spot on, or was she spot on?!!?

Chocolate – – ummm YESS please!!

Chai Tea … helllooo, morning cup of tea – you have a new friend.

And of course I’ve saved the best for last


You can’t see me now, but there are fireworks everywhere I look now.

Piper sent me 3 granola bars … notice there is only 2 in the picture. I couldn’t help it … they looked so good and I got hungry 😦

Not only did I get three granola bars but also an entire bag of coconut granola. *yummm* Wait till you see what I did with this baby – – put it this way, I made it Sunday … and it’s now all gone!!

 Needless to say – –Piper, I loved the package – – thank you sooo much!!

This was my first month participating in the Foodie pen pal program and it was SO much fun!! I got the chance to send Sarah, a 3rd year university student a box of goodies to add a little sweetness to her exam period.

Hey, do you want in on this yummy action?

Commmmeee onnnn down!!

Sign-up here by the 4th of the month, so you have enough time to shop around:


-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. 

Stay sweet my dears – – I promise to have a recipe for you … soon.


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