7 years ago, Shoo arrived two weeks early and super fast, showing us right from the start that he had his own agenda. Perhaps when I asked him to wait until after Boo at the Zoo, I should have specified that I meant more than a few hours.
This year, he got an extra special birthday present in the form of two days off of school thanks to Sandy, the Frankenstorm.
Thankfully, it held off until AFTER 8 little boys ran crazy through my yard to celebrate his birthday. We ran them like crazy, then fed them sugar, and sent them home. We are evil that way.
Today is also Foodie Penpal reveal day!
Once again I hit the jackpot. I got some amazing homemade popcorn, some lovely tea, honey, and a beer that Beer Geek will really enjoy! Kristina also included a lovely letter about the items she chose. Thanks to Kristina for the awesome stuff.
A huge thank you to Lindsey at the Lean Green Bean for organizing. Want to join?
-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 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 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.
- Foodie Penpals is open to US, Canadian residents & UK 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. So, I’m going to keep two separate lists and match US w/ US and Canada w/ Canada!
***If you’re in the UK, please contact Carol Anne from This Is Rock Salt at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved!