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FPP post September Foodie Penpals Reveal Day

Today is October Foodie Pen Pal Reveal Day, and I for one Love Reveal day. So let’s get right to it! 

This month I received my Foodie Box from Stacey. Stacy is a reader of Healthy Living Blogs and is currently thinking about starting up a blog, and I certainly hope she does. I’m also hoping that she will Guest Post here on 40 Fit in the Mitt. Come on Stacey what are you waiting for? 

Stacey lives in Western NY and is a Teacher. She loves to cook, bake and shop, and I have to say this Stacey sure does know how to put together one amazing Foodie Pen Pals Box! Thank-you so much Stacey, I am just so excited to try all my goodies.

Stacey also sent me a wonderfully written card and her secret recipe for Artichoke Dip with a special ingredients twist.. I am sure looking forward to trying this recipe out. So now to the box. It was boxed up so nice in tissue paper and was so much fun to unwrap.

So I grabbed all my goodies and took them outside for a little photo shoot. Check out my loot.

So the first item was this super cool Vanilla Infusion Kit. I am so excited to break this open and Make My Own. I had no idea something like this was even available. All you do to make your own is split the vanilla bean and fill with vodka. Then you store for 4 to 6 months, and BOOM you have your very own 7 year supply of Vanilla.  I just cannot express how EXCITED I am to make my own.

Crouching Tiger Mix. Love a crunchy snack mix.

These lovely little cookies, I dug right into these, and each bite of these cutie patootie cookies had a nice peppermint mocha flavor.

Sweet Potato Chips, Yummy. They had a nice flavor, super crunchy.

I loved all the items Stacey picked out, and just love the Foodie Pen Pal Program, I so look forward to it so much each month.

This month I was paired up with Renee. Renee is also a Healthy Living Blog reader and lives in Illinois. I’m also hoping Renee will Guest Post here as well. Renee loves to cook and bake. I think the one thing I love so much about the Foodie Pen Pal Program is how much fun it is to see where your Foodie Box is going and where yours is coming from. You sure do meet some amazing people all over the USA.

Hey Fellow Foodie Pen Pals, let’s help Lindsay spread the word on the Foodie Pen Pal Program and all Tweet about our Boxes! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #foodiepenpals.

Want to become a Foodie Pen Pal? 

Here’s a detailed explanation of the program:

-On the 5th of the 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 treatsThe spending limit is $15The 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 can choose 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.

Check Ya Later.

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