April Foodie Pen Pals…Revealed!

[Don’t forget to see who won the Runa Tea giveaway–I announced the winner today!]

Have I mentioned lately how much I love bloggers? I. Love. Bloggers. It was like my Foodie Pen Pals match for April could read my mind…and I’ve been eating happily all month because of it!

The fabulous Courtney over at Little Food Court sent me a box of foodie love this month, and she made sure my chocolate and peanut butter cravings would be satisfied each and every day.

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February Foodie Pen Pals!

Happy almost-end-of-February! I can’t believe March is upon us, although I’m more than ready for it to really be spring instead of this weirdo game of chicken we’ve been playing with winter for the past three months.

Today also marks the first Foodie Pen Pals reveal post I’ve participated in! Lindsay over at The Lean Green Bean started this fun exchange in which interested foodies send a care package of goodies to their designated “foodie pen pal” every month–and get a package from someone else, too! What makes it even more fun is that the pen pals exchange an email or two at the beginning of the month to get a sense of their recipient’s interests, likes, dislikes, allergies, etc.–it makes the final goodie box so personal!

This month, I was lucky enough to receive a Foodie Pen Pals box from Elle over at the College Girl’s Guide to Life. I loved perusing her blog and finding out that she and I share a (perhaps inordinate) love for Taylor Swift, not to mention oats in jar for breakfast. I think she’s going to be a pretty awesome teacher!

She’s certainly an expert care package creator. Check out my loot!

The mac ‘n’ cheese on the left made for a great meatless lunch for a Friday at work!

I can’t wait to try these granolas with milk or yogurt! I think they’ll make for extra tasty breakfasts.

S’mores flavored nut blend?! This girl knows the way to my heart.

But the thing I was most excited about? Oh just take a look.

Hello, you beautiful beautiful cookies.

If you had a chance to take a look at my College Town Tour, you know that one of my absolute favorite spots near Villanova was this fabulous place called Great Harvest Bread. So imagine how surprised–and beyond thrilled–I was when I opened my package to find five giant cookies from Great Harvest sitting right on top?! The one in the picture above is a peanut butter M&M (monster) cookie, but beneath that were three dreamy, chewy toffee chocolate chip cookies. I am a girl obsessed.

If you want to get involved with Foodie Pen Pals for the month of March, shoot Lindsay an email at theleangreenbean@gmail.com and let her know:
-Your full name
-Your email address
-Your blog name/address (if you have one)
-Your twitter handle (if applicable)
-Whether you are a U.S. or Canadian resident

I can’t wait for next month’s exchange! 🙂 Head on over to Lindsay’s blog for a roundup of all our Foodie Pen Pals posts.