Monday, April 30, 2012

A busy April and Foodie Pen Pals

I can't believe the month of April is coming to an end. It's been a crazy, busy, fun month and I am sad to see it go.

Brian left for a little while on Navy business but I did get to visit him one weekend he was free and is was an amazing sight driving into Mayport seeing rows upon rows of battle ships and submarines.
Check out the post and workouts here: Navy Visit

 I can't even explain how breath taking this sight was. The mere size of these ships is unbelievable. I wanted to take lots of pictures of them but Brian said I was not not allowed :o( Bubble burst-er...  So I settled for pictures from the car.

Work kept me pretty busy while Brian was gone but this past weekend I headed out to Atlanta with a few others, including my good friend and fellow blogger Carissa, to run the Dirty Girl Mud Run.

I was kept pretty busy while Brian was gone so it wasn't to bad. Without fail, like always, getting my fun little package of goodies in the mail from my foodie pen pal. 

foodiepal stamp2 March Foodie Penpals Reveal

This month I received my package from Mellisa over at A Fit and Spicy Life.  Mellissa blogs about her love for fitness, food, traveling and wine. All of which I am a huge fan of... Mellissa sent me a great box filled with some tasty treats and a new fun toy for my kitchen :o)
P.S. My computer desperately wants to auto correct your name Mellissa :o). 

My box from Mellissa included organic dried fruit, almond date bars, caramel wafers, seasoning and lemon keeper.How cute is the little lemon keeper! I go through a lot of lemons when I am detoxing so this will definitely come in handy.

 I had never had these Oskri bars but I have to say they are pretty DELISH! Confession: I ate the whole box minus one before I realized I hadn't yet taken a picture for this post haha. This little guy is all that is left.
This Paprika Lemons and Like spice blend has been used quite a bite as a chicken rub these past few weeks. It has great flavor and a nice little spice too it. We eat A LOT of grilled chicken in this house so finding new flavors is uber important to us... dont want to get tired of the healthy lean protein.
 I have to say my favorite thing in the whole box was the Peeled organic fruit. I am not sure of Mellissa new it or not but I am a huge dried fruit fanatic. I love to have it on hand because for me it is a great way to extinguish a sweet tooth craving. Confession: this bag was empty in 2 days and I only saved it because I needed a picture... there was not a crumb left once it was photographed :o)

I have bot yet tried the Caramel Wafers because I am afraid I will eat the whole bag. I decided I was going to save them for my next get together so EVERYONE, not just little ol' me, by myself, in a dark room, feeling guilty :o)... Can enjoy them.

Thank you again to Mellissa for my goodies and a huge thank you to Lindsay for hosting Foodie Pen Pals.

Ciao and Dried fruit obsession



  1. I am so glad you liked everything. I really try to send fun and unique things!

  2. oooh i've never had those oskri bars either. they sound good!

  3. I agree, April went by so so fast! The goodies from your foodie penpal look delish! :)

  4. I am jealous you got to do the Dirty Girl Mud Run. Some of my friends did it and had a blast! And the Foodie Penpal is a great way to try new things!

  5. This is a great post . thanks for sharing with us .