The mailman is my friend

Oh my, last night after getting back from dinner with Katie, Shannon and Lauren, I was greeted by four packages! I very rarely receive packages so I was seriously like a little kid jumping up and down my apartment :) SO fun! I love packages!!! Wanna see what came in the mail?

Package #1:

Buttoni ravioli

This is Buitoni’s agnolotti from their new (yet unreleased I believe) Riserva line. The line consists of fresh ravioli and agnolotti pastas filled with 100% natural ingredients. As a Foodbuzz Tastemaker, I get the opportunity to try and review this product before it’s available in stores. Pretty cool, heh? :) I’d like to make some kind of healthy cream sauce with this. Any suggestions?

Package #2:

The next package I opened contained my Garmin Forerunner 305, which I ordered about a week ago from Amazon. Since I plan on running more outside, I thought the Garmin will provide me with the freedom to get anywhere I want while still completing my planned distance. As a treadmill runner, I also haven’t been able to gauge my speed outside. When I run on the treadmill, I just run at the speed it tells me to (well, I set the speed, but once I do that, I just run so I don’t fall off πŸ˜‰ ) – outside it’s very different. I’m constantly unsure about whether I’m running too slow (not good since I am trying to improve my time) or too fast (thus exhausting myself too early). The Garmin I have a feeling will become my new friend on the road… I’m definitely a numbers girl! πŸ˜€


Package #3:

A HUGE box of all sorts of goodies from Meghann. I bid on a bunch of baked goods during her last bake sale. Although I didn’t win any bids, I won the giveaway! Meghann really hooked me up. This box was overflowing with all the products I’ve seen all over the blog world and haven’t yet tried! And the mini larabars are the cutest!

Meghann's giveaway goodies

The thing I’m most excited to try is the Honest Foods cran lemon zest bar. I’ve been seeing Honest Foods bars ever since I started reading blogs about a year ago, and they’re no where to be found in the Boston area (or NYC for that matter – I looked there too!). So finally, I get to try this. Yay!

Honest foods cran lemon zest bar

The awesome almonds also peaked my interest. I tried a few, but I’m going to provide my review at a later date. I know you guys are just dying of suspense πŸ˜‰

cocoa java

The PistachiOats cookies sounded amazing as well, and the YouShakes and banana gnu bars are very intriguing (I know Meghann doesn’t like bananas, but I’m all about everything banana!). Seriously, I am SUPER excited about this package! Thanks again, Meghann. I can’t wait to try all of these!!!

Package #4

As if I needed more excitement… I got 3 jars of Barney Butter I ordered from Amazon (they have discounted 3 jar packages which also qualify for free shipping). I missed BB so much! I dug into one of the jars right away. Oh, Barney Butter, my life is complete again :)

Barney Butter!

This was really great news, because about a week ago I got these Nutural Nutty jars below. From left to right: almond butter (plain), Butter Toffee peanut butter, White Chocolate almond butter. Sounds amazing, right? I heard so many great things about these and when Shannon said we should order some together to save on shipping (she had so much interest from fellow bloggers and friends that at the end shipping was free!). Well, I’m sorry to say that I thought these were nasty! Seriously, I thought they tasted like dirt! :( Must be the hemp seeds. Thank god I have Barney Butter again is all I have to say.

Naturally Nutty nut butters

Ok, last but not least I got these moo mini business cards in the mail the day before (Foodbuzz was nice enough to cover the cost of the first batch!). Yeah, I think I’m a real blogger now, with official business cards and all πŸ˜€

moo minicards box

my blog business cards

Pretty cute, heh?

Hope you had a nice week! I didn’t take pictures of all my food this week, but I’ll do a quick recap tomorrow of what I did eat. There was some yummy stuff on the menuΒ  and some tough workouts!

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15 comments to The mailman is my friend

  • Wow, so many goodies here! If you can, I would LOVE to hear your thoughts on that Garmin when you get rolling with it. I’ve been beating around the bush to buy one because I just can’t decide.

    I am about halfway through my precious jar of BB. I made the mistake of giving some to Matt and now he is HOOKED. I’ll need to be ordering a 3-pack soon, too!

  • What a great bunch of packages! I got my pasta too and can’t wait to use it!

    the box from meghann looks fab and i’m sorry the naturally nutty didnt’ work out for you!

    and your foodbuzz cards! so cute!

  • K

    Ahhhh!! Edible mail is the best!! I spy my main man Barney in there πŸ˜‰

  • Getting packages is so much fun! You hit the jackpot with all of these goodies :)

    You can find the Honest Foods Bars at the Fresh Pond Whole Foods on Alewife Brooke Pkwy.

  • Tiffany

    Very nice mail day!

    I love that you can pass out business cards for the blog now! How snazzy are you? I wish I had business cards. Teachers miss out on all the fun “important people” stuff πŸ˜‰

  • Elina

    Lara, I’ll definitely let you know! That’s one of my projects for this morning – figure out how this beast works :)

    Lauren – thanks. I’ve never been to that WF. Do you frequent it? Maybe I can order some through you πŸ˜€

    Tiffany, haha – love it. I’ll give you one of my snazzy business cards tonight πŸ˜‰

  • Ah, I love the edibles in your many packages!

  • So many goodies from the mailman :) I just stumbled upon your blog and I can’t wait to read more!

  • OMG You didn’t like the Naturally Nutty?!?!?!?!?! WHAT! I will be more then happy to take them off yur hands then! What’s mine is yours right? πŸ˜‰

    I’m glad you liked the package! I had fun putting everything in it, I just kept grabbing more things from my cupboards that I knew would be fun to try. I can’t wait to read your reviews!

    And you are going to LOVE the Garmin!! I’m a numbers girl too and now I seriously can not run with out mine!!

  • Wow…what cool stuff!

    Let us know what you think of the Garmin. I’m considering getting one and want to know all about it.

  • aaah, what fun packages!!! honest food products are carried at the wf in charles river plaza :)

  • Thanks for stopping by my blog! I really love reading yours- I’m going to add you to my blogroll!

  • OK I cannot believe you don’t like Naturally Nutty.. I mean I have eaten a lot of PB and I LOOOOOOOOVE IT

    isn’t it exciting to get packages, I just love it! have fun with the Garmin and all the tasty treats…mm Honest Foods…Awesome Almonds…yeah!!

    • Elina

      Haleigh – I’m glad you found the blog… hope you stick around! πŸ˜€

      Yay, Meghann – you rock! :)

      Alison, I wore the garmin on my run yesterday and it was awesome having it. I’ll do a full review of it soon (probably after using it a few more times) – I want to learn all of its functionalities before that.

      Shannon (ttfn300) – thanks of the tip. I may have to make a trip there soon. I figured out where that WF is! πŸ˜€

      Angie, thanks so much!

      Amanda – I don’t know what it is with me and NN. I know you swear by the stuff, but I just can’t get used to the taste :(

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