2.28.2013

Foodie Pen Pals February Edition


It's that time again. The end of another month and the day to tell you all about Foodie Pen Pals! Foodie Pen Pals is the brainchild of Lindsay at The Lean Green Bean, and if you go here, you can read all about it. The basics are that each participant is assigned a pen pal to send a fun foodie box to (maximum cost $15), and then receives a fun foodie box from a different participant in return. 



This month, our sender was Beth who was sending our package all the way from Alaska. She contacted us to see if we would be interested in an Alaskan-themed box, and we said, "Heck, yeah!" We aren't even sure we've ever gotten anything shipped to us from Alaska! In the meantime, we spent all kinds of time looking at Beth's two blogs (here and here) and marveling at all her beautiful photos. She really makes us want to go there. Definitely bucket-list worthy!!!



The package arrived today, just in time for our "reveal" day, and it was filled with wonderful gifts. First, we noticed the can of Alaskan silver salmon and the two types of salmon jerky (original and peppered). Chris is a huge fan of salmon AND jerky, so this is right up his alley. 



Also in the box is the perfect envelope of tea for two - Alaskan blueberry herbal tea, to be exact. We can't wait to try it.  



Beth also sent us these handy "bear claw" salad tongs...


a handmade wallet that she said was one of her latest sewing projects (so thoughtful!)...




and a gorgeous little genie-bottle filled with homemade vanilla extract!



As we use all of these great gifts, we will think of Beth out there in the great wilderness and hope we get to see it in person one day! Thank you, Beth!!!

We sent a box filled with "Super Snacks" to our recipient, Kaitlyn, who wrote about it on her blog here

You don't have to have a blog to join Foodie Pen Pals. For more information about it, go here. And thanks, as always, to Lindsay for putting this idea into action. It's something we look forward to every month!


The Lean Green Bean

6 comments:

jck said...

Great stuff! Such a great idea. The kindness of strangers...

Anne@FromMySweetHeart said...

Oh you guys....what a fabulous box of goodies you received! I have always wanted to visit Alaska. And looking at the stuff you got...I'd want to visit it even more now! The home made gifts are so thoughtful...the wallet and the vanilla extract...how special! Great stuff for sure! : )

fat pig in the market said...

That's some good loot you received. The vanilla genie bottle is so pretty!

fat pig in the market said...

That's some excellent loot you received. Cool project! And that vanilla genie bottle is pretty.

yummychunklet said...

Nice haul!

Erica@ Abbie and Erica's Advetures said...

That stuff looks amazing!!