I am so excited to again share with you this awesome penpal system that Lindsay at The Lean Green Bean has been hosting for the past several months.  I told you about it in this post, but to refresh your memory it is simply an exchange where you get paired with a fellow foodie and you have a spending limit of $15 to send someone a package full of some of your favorite treats and finds and you get a package in return!  Pretty great idea, right?

This month my Foodie Penpal was Matt from Fave Diets and he hooked me up with some great goodies!

He fed my cookbook addiction with these 2 fabulous books that I cannot wait to try and review!

He also knew that I love to bake so he sent me some Stevia sweeteners to try.  I have been using the Lemon Drop one in water to help me drink more!

I sent a package to Alexandria at Eat Well Run Well so head on over to see what I sent her!

And best of all, if you would like to participate in next month’s Foodie Penpal exchange here is what you need to know:

-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.

**The BIG news this month is that we’re going to do a trial run in Canada.  I’m still not exactly sure how it will work with shipping costs and stuff since I’m not sure you guys up North have flat rate shipping boxes, but if you’re willing to give it a try for a month and provide me with some feedback, that would be awesome!

Sound like fun? If you’re interested in participating for February, please send  an email to Lindsay at theleangreenbean@gmail.com and include the following information:
-Your full name
-Your email address
-Your blog name/address
-Your twitter handle (if applicable)
WHETHER YOU ARE A US RESIDENT OR CANADIAN RESIDENT. – this is SUPER important so I can get you on the right list!

Have a great week and I hope you will consider participating!

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