This month was super exciting for me with the Foodie Penpals Exchange. Not only did I have two new people to interact with, but they both actually were like penpals. It was fun sending emails back and forth and learning about their parts of the country. The person I sent to also goes by Aly, and we joked that we both spell it the “right” way! She has a Tumblr page here you can check out. She likes to be healthy, but not crazily so. I had a good time picking out food for her since I couldn’t go my standard “sweet” route. I didn’t think that would be fair to someone trying to behave diet-wise. 🙂 I wished I could have sent her some of our local cheese since she is a Wisconsinite (get a pro’s opinion), but I didn’t think it would keep properly!
I was also excitedly awaiting to hear from Autumn who is super busy as a student in Indiana. She likes to cook, and is into makeup! Girl after my own heart. It made me really happy when she told me she made the cookie pie I had posted and enjoyed it. Such a sweetie!
Keep reading after the break to see what I received!
Apparently the post office is really slow in Indiana. I watched the tracking and would refresh the page constantly to see where it was. It made its way into Iowa after over a day (how far apart are the states in the Midwest anyway? hehe) and finally left Iowa a good two days after she shipped it. It ended up arriving about 6 days after she shipped it, which just added to my excitement. Lesson learned–I am lucky to have such speedy mail when I have to ship to my dad in Maryland!
She told me that she would try to stick to local stuff since I’ve never been to Indiana. I didn’t even know what food they are known for, or what to expect.
Some snack foods…
And what’s this???
Thanks to Autumn for so many yummy goodies!