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Foodie PenPals June Reveal: Vegetarian Delights

June Foodie Pen Pal Reveal !

This is my third month participating on the Foodie Pen Pal program. Last month I totally forgot to sign in on time so I make sure to enter for June super early. The experience so far have been amazing. On March my box was full of coconut goodies and during April I receive all I need for a tea party.

During this month of June I was paired with Ronata Stapel from New York , she makes homemade jam, salsa and other type of canning.  I told her I follow an ovo-lacto vegetarian diet and she make up a wonderful box for me.


Foodie Pen Pal June Reveal Day
Foodie Pen Pal June Reveal Day
  • LARABAR– Pecan Pie, Chocolate Chip Cherry and Lemon Bar flavors. I have been seeing this bars over the internet but I was unable to find them on Puerto Rico. Thanks to Ronata I taste it for the first time and I love them !!
  • Homemade Black Berry Jelly– Is my first time tasting homemade jelly. Love it !
  • Smooth Operator Peanut Butter- It goes very well with the homemade jelly.
  • Sunflower Meats – From an Amish market. Last week I used it to top my salads.
  • Recipe cards –To keep all my favorite recipes on hand
  • Colored Honey sticks – Grape and watermelon flavors

By the way  I had the pleasure to send a Foodie Pen Pal box to Katie Bolden  from the Huff ‘n Puff to Buff ‘n Tough. She lives in Hawaii and shares her fitness and weight loss adventures on her blog.

What is the Foodie Pen Pal exchange ?

The Foodie Pen Pal exchange, hosted by Lindsay over at The Lean Green Bean. This is a great program idea and there are like 1,000 participants each month. Is pretty simple : You sign up before the 5th of each month to be matched with a blogger or a food lover. The spending limit is 15.00 and you can include food treats, typical food etc. to send to your swap partner! I love that the pen pal you send to, and the person you receive from is different.

Stay tune for next month reveal day ! If you’re interested in participating in the Foodie Pen Pal program for next month, click here for more information on when and how to sign up.

Dimarie Ilarraza

Pin it Party: Lifestyle and Design

Today I’ve decided to join a genius idea called  Pin It Party. I love Pinterest and always find so much inspiration and awesome ideas there that I simply had to participate in this Pin It Party myself.

This partywas hosted by Lindsay, the creator od the The Lean Green Bean blog as a very creative way for bloggers to connect and expose their writing.  

By the way she also hosts Foodie Pen Pals  for US, Canadian, and UK residents on which I began participating on March.  If you want to participate too you can go here . 

Going back to the Pin it Party each blogger participating in the party must selected (5)  five posts of their own to pin and write a short post featuring the posts you chose each with one nice images & links to the posts all in one place, along with a short description of each post. 

On Thursday, publish your post, then visit The Bean and add your post to the linkup, it will be available few days. After share you link, remember to share the love and view others post and Pin few of them. 

So here are a few of my favorite posts about Lifestyle and Design … Read, view, and pin away!!


The Old San Juan

Body By Vi Challenge Challenge Showdown 3.0-Tropical Adventure in Puerto Rico

Mom and I

Run like a diva: Divas half marathon in two months 

5K Color Puerto Rico

 5 Things That Running Re-Taught Me About Life

Brand Comparative

 BeautiControl Review: What Everybody Ought to Know About This Animal Cruelty-Free Company

Nuestra Señora de Lourdes Chapel

Nuestra Señora de Lourdes Chapel 

If you want to add any of these links to your Pinterest boards, just click the Pin it icon at the top of this post and select the photo you want. Also, you can drag and drop the “Pin It” button onto your tool bar, this will allow you to pin anything from any website. Find the button and instructions at http://pinterest.com/about/goodies.