Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Foodie Pen Pals - January - Guest Post!

Nikki was my Foodie Pen Pal this month. She's written up today's guest post. Check it out!

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Hi there!  I'm Nikki and was luckily the recipient from Andrea for January Foodie Pen Pals.  Both Andrea and I were pleasantly surprised that we got paired up since we are friends and basically live in the same city.  I had done Foodie Pen Pals for the first time in December and knew that Andrea would love the idea since she is a blogger who often writes about the joys of food.  I, however, am not a blogger...........yet.  I'm really hoping to join the blogging community at some point, but life is pretty busy right now and I want to be sure I can dedicate my time to writing a worthwhile blog. :)

Andrea and I both enjoy good food and have been able to experience it together a few times dining out together.  I was very excited to receive my box from Andrea and she didn't disappoint.  First of all, she didn't just sent it in a plain cardboard box-Nope, she actually took the time and effort to line the box with cute papers, fill it with cute shredded paper and wrote a little message within.  Once it was open, I found homemade granola (which is amazing and I'm trying to savor it-hoping my hubby doesn't get to it all first), homemade strawberry jam (love!), protein bars-which are perfect to throw in my drawer at work, always needing snacks throughout the day, mini hazelnut biscottis from Trader Joe's, which is perhaps my favorite place to grocery shop and finally, an assortment of chocolate and what girl doesn't love chocolate!!!  Of course, she sent a beautiful card with a great quote from James Beard.


Thank you Andrea for sending such a wonderful assortment of yummy treats and for letting me guest blog.  It was fun to be paired with you and also such a crazy coincidence!  If you love receiving packages in the mail, especially ones filled with yummy surprises, you should check out Foodie Pen Pals, I think you'll have lots of fun like Andrea and I have!


  1. What a fantastic box. I love all of the personal detail.

  2. I can't believe you and Nikki were paired up! Awesome! I think I better head over to her place for some of that homemade jam!

  3. I know, right? Although it was kinda fun to be paired up with a friend. :)

  4. i LOVE the box decorating!!! haha that's so funny that you guys randomly got paired up!!

    1. Thanks!! I was trying to come up with a fun way to jazz up the box, so when I found a big pile of craft paper, I thought, why not!

  5. And I love that you found a great use for those cards!!