Foodie Penpals: This Time, It’s DECEMBER!

Gooood evening, folks!

I know I haven’t posted much over this self-instituted break from work for the holidays. There’s been family time, there’s been friend time, there’s been boyfriend time…. There’s even been puppy time!!

But let’s not forget the most important thing of the month (blog-related, at least…)

Fooooodie Penpals!

Though I’ll be taking off next month for finishing up grad school applications, traveling, and hosting folks, I received a most delightful package in the mail from reader, Lindsey, who heeded my every wish and desire.

Oooh, yteah, that's the good stuff!

First and foremost, check out that peppermint bark!

Peppermint party, much?

She used a recipe from the infamous Julie’s blog, and it was such a treat that I even brought some home to share with my family (but just some…  The rest was for me.)

Also on the highlights reel?

Candy Cane Lane should be my new address.

LOVE this tea. So delicious, I brought the whole box to the office to do some office hoarding, as I often do with delicious treats at work.

Or how about this hot-cha-cha treat?

Spice is always nice

I can’t wait to burn my tastebuds off with this very intimidating bottle.  Jealous?

Thank you SO MUCH, Lindsey! I continue to be impressed with everything these perfect strangers can appeal to my tastebuds… it’s a dream come true.

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. *US Residents only please at this time- hopefully we can expand soon!*

If you’re interested in participating for January, please send  an email to Lindsay at and include the following information:
-Your full name
-Your email address
-Your blog name/address
-Your twitter handle (if applicable)

I will need to hear from you by January 4th as pairings will be emailed on January 5th!

3 thoughts on “Foodie Penpals: This Time, It’s DECEMBER!

  1. Can I just tell you, foodie pen pal of December, that I had to fight off my husband for the cashew chew and the bourbon cookies you sent?! FAVE!!!! (Though that Southwest spice mix you got looks pretty tasty too..)

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