Words for the Weekend

Words for the Weekend

June 2013 Foodie Penpal Reveal

I don’t have a Friday Favorites post for you this week, mainly because I didn’t have any time during my work travel week to do any blog reading or web surfing.  However, I am here to share with you my foodie penpal reveal for June.


This month, Jo Anne had me.  She was a newbie to the foodie penpal program, and she did a fabulous job picking out some fun treats for me to enjoy.


So fun!  That almond crunch was gone in about 2.5 seconds.  I enjoyed the KIND bar on the car ride down to Jill’s baby shower this Sunday.  And I’ve really been enjoying the Love Crunch granola in my vanilla Greek yogurts with berries.  The rest I haven’t tried yet, but they include a bag of mixed nuts, two organic lollipops, some raspberry balsamic vinegar (can’t wait to make a homemade salad dressing with that), and a garden dip mix.

Garden Dip

I think this bucket is so cute!  I can’t wait to try it.  Also, to see what goodies I sent to Linda, my foodie penpal, read her recap here!

For those interested in what foodie penpals is all about, read on and sign up!

Foodie Penpal

–> On the 5th of the month, you will receive your penpal pairing via email from Lindsay at The Lean Green Bean.  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 can choose 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 Penpals is open to US, Canadian residents & UK residents.  Please note, Canadian Residents will be paired with other Canadians only.

If this sounds fun to you, just CLICK HERE and fill out the form to participate!  Remember anyone can participate whether you are a blogger or not, which is one of my favorite parts of this program. 

Thank you, Jo Anne!  I love my goodies, and I really appreciated the nice balance between healthy and treats.  🙂

The Awk Spot: The Time I Was Poised (but still spilled the coffee)

My girlfriends and I aren’t exactly known as the dainty ones in a crowd.

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In fact, at one point we actually created a whole list of words that “nobody would ever call us.”

  • Dainty
  • Sophisticated
  • Graceful
  • Poised
  • Delicate
  • Elegant
  • Posh
  • Petite
  • Refined
  • Classy

Those were just some of the words that made the list.  Can you see why?

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me trina

me and slesh

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Well guess what?  This week I proved our list wrong, ladies.  Check out this evaluation that came in after my Stress Less presentation in Atlanta on Tuesday:

“Thank you for providing this seminar in Atlanta.  Presenter was knowledgeable and poised.  Really good takeaways.  Nice slide show as well.”

Little does this poor staff member know that the very next morning, I spilled an entire cup of hot coffee down the front of my khaki pencil skirt five minutes before we were supposed to leave for work.  I had to rush back upstairs, iron and change in a panic, and ended up in the same blazer I wore the day before.  If that doesn’t scream poised, I don’t know what does.

Who knows, maybe dainty will be next.  I’d say there’s a good chance.


My favorite part of the “words people would never call us list” is that if you look up antonyms to just about any of these, guess what word shows up?


If you had to pick just one word that nobody would ever describe you as, what would it be?!

Happy Thursday!  Keep it awk, friends.