Guess what? Today is the last day of July which means… FOODIE PENPALS REVEAL DAY!

Last month I decided to join Foodie Penpals, which is a program created by another blogger named Lindsay, also known as The Lean Green Bean. Foodie Penpals is a fun program that matches food lovers as penpals each month!

Foodie Penpal Details:

  • 5th of the month, you will receive your penpal pairing via email. You will send a package to someone different than from whom you receive.
  • Your package is 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.
  • 15th of the month, you put your box of goodies in the mail.
  • Last day of the month, reveal the Foodie Penpal package you received in a post!
  • Open to bloggers and blog readers.

Click here for more information about becoming a Foodie Penpal! Who knows… we could get matched as Foodie Penpals! xo

My first Foodie Penpals  were Heather from Brownsburg, IN and April from Austin, TX! I was assigned to send a package to Heather, so I sent her some of my fav goodies from LA which conveniently arrived on her birthday making my first Foodie Penpals experience pretty memorable! April was assigned to send a package to me, and after exchanging a few emails, I was so excited to learn that she was from Austin, TX; where the flagship Whole Foods store is! April sent me some REALLY yummy goodies! The coolest part about April’s package was that I had never tried any of these items before!


  • Mint Double Fudge Bite-Lettes by Laura’s Wholesome Junk Food: O.M.G. My sister and I nearly finished the entire container in a matter of hours… SO. GOOD. and vegan. and healthy. and amazing. April… you’re the best!
  • austiNuts Chili Lime Cashews: Loved that she sent me something local from Austin! These cashews had the perfect amount of chili, perfect amount of lime, and a perfect little kick!
  • Hint Raspberry-Lime Water: I’m a huge fan of natural flavored waters versus artificially sweetened and flavored waters but had never tried Hint before. I loved the light flavor.
  • Late July Organic Vanilla Bean with Green Tea Cookie Sandwiches: These were awesome! The taste is similar to Oreos, but they have ingredients that you can actually pronounce haha.
  • Mints in a Moustache Tin: Cute addition! I can tell April has a sense of humor!

Thanks for the vegan treats from Austin, TX April! You’re so sweet! xo 

Interested in joining Foodie Penpals?! Get more information here!

12 Comments on Foodie Penpals – July

  1. Skinny Minnie
    July 31, 2012 at 6:46 am (12 years ago)

    The mustache tin is awesome!

  2. Dawn
    July 31, 2012 at 8:43 am (12 years ago)

    FUN! just signed up!

    • Catherine
      July 31, 2012 at 9:33 am (12 years ago)


  3. Diana
    July 31, 2012 at 12:20 pm (12 years ago)

    What a really cool idea! Just signed up to 🙂

  4. Malissa
    July 31, 2012 at 3:14 pm (12 years ago)

    This sounds so FUN!!!! Just signed up!!

  5. Elle
    July 31, 2012 at 7:12 pm (12 years ago)

    I’m a sucker for a hand-written note and anything mustachey. What a great box!

    • Catherine
      July 31, 2012 at 7:22 pm (12 years ago)

      haha agreed!

  6. Anne Marie
    August 1, 2012 at 1:15 pm (12 years ago)

    I love your blog! I stumbled upon it the other day and I have read all of your posts already! You have some awesome tips and recipes. I was trying the calorie counting too, but I found it was not for me. The rabbit food pyramid is great and easy to follow. I was just wondering if you would post a pic of the inside of your fridge/freezer and pantry. It would be great to see the kinds of foods you keep on hand on a regular basis. Bye for now!

  7. Jen Lake
    August 1, 2012 at 4:34 pm (12 years ago)

    Wow. Your blog is just the cutest! I think I fell in love the moment I saw your header. And those chili lime cashews sound delish.

    • Catherine
      August 1, 2012 at 4:37 pm (12 years ago)

      Awww thanks Jen! Ohh my gosh the Chili lime cashews are amazing, I need to find a way to buy more haha

  8. Niki
    August 4, 2012 at 1:07 pm (12 years ago)

    I love your blog! I found it one day and have been reading ever since! After heading out to Whole Foods today we found the hint water (the watermelon one if AH-MAZE-ING) and the Late July cookies!

    Everything else sounds amazing as well.


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