Thursday, January 5, 2012

Foodie Pen Pals & 30 Day Yoga Challenge Update!

This month I am upping my bloggingness by participating in Foodie Pen Pals. I read about it the first time on a friend of a friend’s blog, Yums and Loves. Foodie Pen Pals, is basically a blogging/food pen pal (I guess the title states that doesn’t it?). We get paired up at the beginning of the month with two other people, one who I send to and another who sends to me. We each have until the 15th of the month to send a little foodie package to the other person. Then at the end of the month, we all post on our blogs (or guest post for the non-bloggers) about what we received. Fun way to get to know other bloggers and folks! If you are interested in participating next month (January is already set), you can check out the following link. You don't even have to be a blogger to participate! Although if you get paired with someone who does have a blog, you are encouraged to do a guest post on their blog. Sharing is caring!

This is my first month participating and I ended up getting paired with my friend Nikki (the lady pairing had no idea we were friends!). So I’ll be sending her a box of goodies later this month. Nikki is actually the one who introduced me to Yums and Loves (one of her BFFs). Fun little connection! Look for a guest post from Nikki at the end of the month (we’ll all be posting on the 31st!), in addition to my post about what my Foodie Pen Pal (Christine from Oatmeal in my Bowl).

In other news, I’m in day 4 of my 30 day yoga challenge! Overall, I like it fairly well although due to my schedule I haven’t been able to attend the type of yoga (Vinyasa Flow or Power Yoga) classes I usually like. That said it’s been a good exercise (and a challenge!) to let go of my expectations and just breathe and be present in each class I attend. There is actually a whole group of folks from the studio participating in the challenge, so I’m hoping to get to know a few folks (maybe make new friends?!). This week I've taken, Vinyasa II (Power Yoga), Hatha, and Restorative. I may try a Candle Flow tomorrow, sounds soothing! Next week will mostly be a repeat of this week's schedule although I may try to get in another flow class somewhere.

Blessings to you in the New Year!


  1. Andrea! I am so glad Nikki gave you the info! Foodie pen pals is soooo fun! how crazy you two are paired up! your yoga practice sounds awesome! good for you!

  2. Thanks Alex! I'm so looking forward to it! Love reading all your fun recipes! :)