Foodie Pen Pals Review!

I hope you all had an absolutely fantastic Easter! Look at the adorable kitchen stuff for my new place. I’m obsessed.




There’s been a ton of stuff over the weekend that’s come up for me to write about, but I figured I would spread it out over the week instead of having a ridiculously long, obnoxious post today. You’re welcome Smile with tongue out 

First of all, I wanted to share with you the link to the article that I wrote for FitKit! FitKit is a company that uses an interactive lifestyle quiz to help determine and mold how to best live your healthy life. They ask questions about age, gender, sleep, happiness, etc. and then give you a personalized doctor’s recommendation to be the best version of yourself you can be. Super cool. Check it out and take the quiz if you get a chance!


Now I want to talk about my wonderful foodie pen pal from March! Lindsay over at The Lean Green Bean sponsors this wonderful event, so thank you! It was my first time participating, and it was so much fun. My package came from a reader Frankie, and she was SO generous. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Here’s what I got:

  • Homemade coconut granola. This was delicious. It was so good that I had a few chunks plain and used the rest on my oatmeal for a couple of days. I think it only lasted me 2 days! Plus, she packaged it in a mason jar which just made it that much cuter.


  • Coconut mocha k-cups. Frankie was so sweet and noticed on my blog that I had just gotten a Keurig and got me some k-cups! Some k-cups that are my new favorite flavor. All I can say is that if you haven’t tried this kind and you like coffee, go get them now.


  • A strawberry cheesecake quest bar. How did she know I had been wanting to try these things forever?! Seriously, so delicious. I’m just mad I didn’t think to heat it up in the microwave first.


  • Oatmeal raisin cookies from a local bakery and a dark chocolate raspberry bar. Um, wow. These cookies are now a favorite among my friends, and the chocolate bar was perfect to have with my wine at night.


She also included a coupon for some awesome protein powder online. Thanks so much Frankie! I am so glad I decided to participate in this, even though I will not be doing it again this month. I have my LA trip and was planning ahead and thinking that I probably won’t have time to. It’s an awesome program though!


Speaking of wonderful packages, I got a box full of some of the most delicious cookies I’ve had in my entire life from Caitlin yesterday. Thank you so much love! Made my day<3


“People tend to think that happiness is a stroke of luck, something that will descend like fine weather if you’re fortunate. But happiness is the result of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

What was in your Easter basket this year?


  1. Can’t wait to hear more about your weekend! Love the little kitchen gadget Easter basket. Too cute!!

  2. Love the theme and color of your Easter basket – so springy!! And it looks like you received an awesome foodie pen pals box this month! I can’t wait to read about the rest of your weekend.

  3. Awww yay :) I’m glad that you’ve been enjoying them! I keep forgetting to resign up for foodie pen pals…love that program! Those cookies look awesome! Nothing beats a homemade bakery item :)

    • allison.hayes91 says:

      Um, yeah I was enjoying them until THE DOGS GOT THE LAST TWO THIS MORNING OUT OF THE BAGGIE I HAD BEHIND THE SINK ON THE COUNTER. I was so mad. Soso mad.

  4. Looks like an awesome FPP box! I got lots and lots (and lots) of chocolate in my basket. I left it at my parents house so I don’t eat it all in one day. Good decision ;) .

  5. Awesome loot for participating in Foodie Pen Pals! I’ve been wanting to try Quest bars for awhile now too, I should get around to picking some up!

  6. Nicole @Fruit'N'Fitness says:

    Your foodie pen pal box looks amazing! I love getting all the fun surprises and trying new foods! I want to try the quest bars, everyone makes then sound so good!

  7. Wow, all your foodie stuff sounds great! I just signed up for Foodie Pen Pals this month for the first time. I had seen it in the past, but was always late for the sign up. So glad I didn’t miss it this time. it’s such a good idea!

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