Hi! Welcome to my first blog post. I am nervous and anxious at the same time. Beyond the first post, what comes next? I have a million thoughts running through my head. Just get through the first one.
In September, while perusing the dozens of blogs I try to check on a daily or weekly basis, I came across a post about Foodie Penpals. I landed on Lindsay’s blog The Lean Green Bean who organizes the Foodie Penpals. The idea behind the program is that once a month you get paired with another blogger or reader and prepare a box of goodies to send out to them while someone else sends a box of goodies to you. How fun! Once the pairings go out, your penpal emails you to find out what food you like or dislike.
For all the official rules and more information, click the link below.
I was paired with Ariel. She too is a blog reader and from the east coast. Ariel was a first time participant as well, which I admit was a bit of a stress reliever for me. I was a little nervous to join the Foodie Penpals and wanted to make sure I followed all the rules. In hindsight, there really isn’t anything to worry about. It was so much fun; especially the anticipation of receiving your box and seeing what your penpal had selected for you based on your preferences.
The box I received from Ariel was awesome. She emailed me as soon as the pairings went out to ask me questions about what I like to eat, if I had an allergies and other questions about my diet. I wrote her back a lengthy email about my likes and dislikes, and it was at that moment I realized how random my tastes were. Ariel is from the east coast, and being that I grew up in Vermont, I told her all about local Vermont specialty foods I enjoy. I also told Ariel about how much I like to bake cupcakes and about the blog I was starting.
Ariel sent me so many things, and I loved them all.