November Foodie Pen Pal

It’s Foodie Pen Pal reveal day!  I had a delicious foodie pen pal package from my new friend Diana.  It was great!  I love getting mail 🙂

pka545I got peanuts, chocolate, cornbread and blackberry jam.  All these items are from Virginia.  I have never been to Virginia so this was a nice taste of a new place.  I have already finished off the peanuts and chocolate.  Next I am going to make some cornbread and I think I am going to make pop tarts out of the blackberry jam 🙂

pka546If you want to see what I mailed you can go check out Elizabeth over at Being Elizabeth.  I sent her a yummy Minnesota package.

Next month we are changing it up and encouraging everyone to donate money to charities for hurricane sandy.  You can check more out on that here.



October Foodie Pen Pal

It’s Foodie Pen Pal time!  I got this delicious package from Wine to Weightlifting.

She sent me green tea, pumpkin butter, chocolate bar, a bunch of chocolate candies, apples and a toy for my kitties!!!  How cool is that!  Pippi and Mimi love it!

All of it is amazing.  The candies are all gone and the apples went into my apple dutch baby.

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September Foodie Pen Pal

It’s foodie pen pal time!!!!  I received this great package from Lindsey over at Kalefornication.  It was full of delicious California treats.

In my box I found, ginger spiced biscotti, dried cherries, dried apricots, kale chips, fig bar, chocolate peanut butter treat, almond butter and homemade zucchini bars with cream cheese frosting.  Amazing!!!

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August Foodie Pen Pal

It’s foodie pen pal time!!  I love getting the package and being surprised by the creative and wonderful food.  This month I received my package from The Twisted Kitchen. It was delicious!!

There was jam, honey and roasted nuts!!  So yummy!

And I sent my package over to Write Food.  If you want to see what I sent.

And now it’s time for some details about Foodie Penpals.  In case you’re a new reader, here’s a reminder of what the program is all about:

-On the 5th of every month, you will receive your penpal pairing via email. It will be your responsibility to contact your penpal and get their mailing address and any other information you might need like allergies or dietary restrictions.
-You will have until the 15th of the month to put your box of goodies in the mail. On the last day of the month, you will post about the goodies you received from your penpal! 
-The boxes are 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…use your imagination!
-You are responsible for figuring out the best way to ship your items depending on their size and how fragile they are. (Don’t forget about flat rate boxes!)
-Foodie Penpals is open to blog readers as well as bloggers. If you’re a reader and you get paired with a blogger, you are to write a short guest post for your penpal to post on their blog about what you received. If two readers are paired together, neither needs to worry about writing a post for that month. 
-Foodie Penplas is open to US & Canadian residents.  Please note, Canadian Residents will be paired with other Canadians only. We’ve determined things might get too slow and backed up if we’re trying to send foods through customs across the border from US to Canada and vice versa. 

If you’re interested in participating for July, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.

You must submit your information by July 4th as pairings will be emailed on July 5th!

*If you’re from somewhere besides the US, Canada or Europe and want to participate, send me an email and I’ll see if we get enough interest this month!


Thank you so much Boozed + Infused for nominating me for the Kreativ Blogger Award!!  I am both humbled and honored!  I love Boozed + Infused!  I don’t know that much about alcohol and how to make it taste especially good.  But Alicia does and I am learning a ton from her blog!

The rules are as follow. I need to thank the person who nominated me and link back to their site.  Then I say 7 things about myself.  Next, I nominate 7 other people for this award.  And lastly I comment on the blogs I nominate so they know about it!

So here goes…

1. I love going on bike rides, I wish I could bike more often

2. My yellow neckerchief is the coolest thing I have ever knit

3. I really, really enjoy rock climbing and I hate pinches

4. I love reading and I can’t pick my favorite book or my favorite author- there are just too many

5. I love living in Minneapolis

6. My favorite community event of the year is May Day

7. My little yellow tea pot is my favorite thing in my kitchen


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Live. Love. Nutrition.

Hello world!

Hi!  I am Sheila.  This blog will be devoted to my exploration into cooking and baking.  Pippi is my kitty.  She is adorable and gets into everything.  She can get into all of my cupboards and numerous times makes me run to the kitchen to see what she is getting into.  She has made cooking a new adventure, to both cook and keep her from my food.  I adore her, I just wish she couldn’t jump so well. 🙂

I look forward to exploring this new hobby with all of you!