June Foodie Penpals

It’s the last day of the month so it’s time for another installation of Foodie Penpals!

Lindsay over at The Lean Green Bean organizes Foodie Penpals every month.  Here’s how it works:

Participants are assigned a pen pal and send a fun, food package by the 15th of the month, with contents that add up to no more than $15.  There’s a link to details at the end of the post…if you’re interested, get in touch with Lindsay by July 4th.

This was my sixth month participating…and it’s always so fun to see what arrives in the mail!  You can see my past write-ups here.

I was paired up with Krista–you can see the goodies I sent her by checking out her blog MissCellaneous.  She lives in Alaska, just had 12″ of hair cut off & donated it to Locks of Love, and she has an adorable dog!

On to the exciting package that showed up at my doorstep!

Michelle from Blogitness sent me a box full of goodies!  Michelle is a fellow Sweat Pink Ambassador and has great workout/fitness information on her blog.  (This reminds me–I am behind the ball in getting my Sweat Pink Ambassador info online!)

When Michelle emailed me asking about likes/dislikes I told her I am on the hunt for new, tasty, healthy protein bars.

She delivered and sent me a lot of fun treats including some of her favorite snacks and beverages.

I’d never tried coconut water so appreciated the opportunity to try it–mango flavor.  Light and refreshing.  My Quality Assurance Guy (QAG) swiped the cookie/chocolate combo snack.  Also new to me was macadamia nut butter – I’m hanging onto that one to throw in my bag for my next trip.  The Bella Bar was a delicious bar – all natural, raw ingredients.  I got to try the Cinnamon Nut Raw Bar.  I love all things cinnamon.  The Crystal Light and Lipton Green Tea & Honey packets will really come in handy with Summer hydration.

A very big thank you to Michelle for a thoughtful and creative package of goodies and a big thank you to Lindsay for organizing Foodie Penpals!  It was really fun to participate…I got to “know” (virtually) new bloggers and try new treats–a Win, Win!  I’m excited to participate again in July!

If you’re interested in becoming a Foodie Pen Pal, check out the site and sign up by July 4th.

Friday Funnies: Search Terms

How is everyone doing in this heat that’s blanketing the U.S.?

I stayed nice and cool yesterday with lots of H2O – both drinking it and swimming in it (and not drinking it while swimming!).

I’m always curious to read the search terms that bring people to Apples and Arteries.   Today I thought I’d share a few of these.

Sharing a link to an article with pictures of goofy tan lines has driven a lot of traffic to the blog via these searches:

Most tan couple in the world

Worst tan ever

In fact, bad tan and bad tans are the 3rd and 4th most popular searches.  What?  Maybe I need to make this a tanning blog.  I should mention–1st is apples and arteries and 2nd is pineapple jokes.  My corny jokes have an audience!

Why did the pineapple stop in the middle of the road?

Because it ran out of juice!

I love that multiple people were driven to a picture of Tucker when they searched birthday puppy kisses pictures.


A few others that I got a kick out of:

modern family cam looks for tupperware–for anyone who is particular about getting their Tupperware back from others, this was a funny episode.

madison naked bikers – yep.  That one. I’m still shuddering but that story has really gotten some mileage.

Kate Middleton resemble–made-my-day



What’s a funny/goofy search term that brought someone to your blog?  Or what’s a search term you typed in that brought you to a site you were not expecting?!