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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Please, Mr Postman



A while ago, I mentioned that I signed up to do a swap. I love swaps! Here's how they work:
  1. Usually, there's a theme. Mamarazzi chose favorite things. Tausha did one with items starting with the first letter of your first name. Some are holiday oriented. A theme makes it easier to get some cool items together.
  2. Then you swap names and addresses. You won't always be getting a package from the same person you send one to; depends on the host.
  3. Assemble your package! You can individually wrap each item, include a detailed explanation of why each item is in there or just ship the thing and hope it arrives safely.
  4. Packages are shipped by a certain date.
  5. Blog about what you get when it arrives.
Guess what? I got my package! It came from arbee all the way down in Texas. Before the swap, we found out we had some things in common from each other's blogs, so I knew it was going to be great. This is what I got:


What can I say? This woman is a pro at these swaps! She included a card and an explanation for each item (sorry I didn't do that to explain my randomness...).


See that adorable apron in the back? It's reversible! Boo has already asked if she can wear it. I said No.

Okay, so this is what she sent: Adorable apron, nail polish, Bath & Body Works shower gel, pouf, reusable tote bag, FruitBu snacks, bluebonnet seeds, Stride gum, Sour Patch candies, Nivea lip balm, baking soda, Sharpie pens, and a Zero candy bar. Not pictured are some Dove chocolates which I may have been consuming rapidly...

My partner totally topped me.

And now I am hooked...I just signed up for another swap! This time, the theme is craft supplies and it's hosted by April.

21 comments:

amelia said...

A craft swap? I would fail.

Popcorn House said...

What a great idea! How fun to get a package in the mail. Nivea chap stick is my favorite!

Me said...

How fun is that? I am not brave enough to join in on these things. I would be the loser that forgot, got sick, or my package would get lost in transit and I would look like a jerk!

Jo said...

I keep thinking I want to do one of those, but I haven't been brave enough. Either the package I received would be so great, I would feel like a total loser about the one I sent out. OR, the one I sent out would rock and I wouldn't get mine, or it would be the suckiest package of the whole swap.

Kristina P. said...

What a fun exchange! Looks like some great items.

Bobie said...

How fun!! I would love to do one of these, but I'm scared I would fail miserably and the person getting the pkg would be SOOO disapppointed. Besides that, when would I have time!!??

Nat said...

The chocolate wouldn't have lasted at my house, either!

Allison said...

Looks like some great goodies! I love the reusable bag with bluebonnets on it. I am from TX and I just love bluebonnets!

I sent my gal polish and lip balm, too!

April said...

Awesome loot! Wasn't it fun???

Mamarazzi said...

your partner really sent you a lovely package. so cool!!

i am taking votes on my blog right now for the theme for the next swap. there is a poll on my sidebar. come and weigh in!

i will be hosting the next swap in April!

Amy said...

You got some great stuff! I will be posting mine soon. I can't wait for the next one! :D

Daryl said...

What a haul .. I am sure she will love what you sent too .. I dont think I sent explanations of my favs ... oh well ..next time!

Amy B said...

I love your gifts...and I wanna wear the apron too..ha
Enjoy

WillowLakeScents said...

Great goodies ~ I signed up for the craft swap too !

Kristie said...

Wow! You made out like a bandit! Looks like some awesome stuff!!!! Sounds like a fun idea.

Supercool Hotmama said...

You really got some great treats! Mamarazzi is the best at matching up compatible swap partners!

So said...

How fun!

Kristin said...

What a great swap.

arbee said...

Thanks for my lovely package! I loved the wrapping paper used...and the tags on each item was very clever. (archiving for next time)

Is it sad that I'm totally psyched about the fry sauce?! Oh, how I miss you my lovely fry sauce... I ALWAYS have to get some sort of fries when I venture to Utah, just so I can eat some yummy fry sauce. :D

MaryRC said...

hmmm the baking soda, thats interesting why baking soda? i enjoyed the swap as well..

Cris said...

This was so fun I can not wait for the next one. Visit my site http://jagwonderfullife.blogspot.com/
and see what I got. Your gifts were so cool.

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