Thursday, June 28, 2007

Sizzlin' Summer Swap

I've seen quite a few other bloggers host swaps, but I always seem to find out about them too late and don't get to participate-so I'm hosting my own 'cause that way I know I get to do it!!

A swap is simply this: you sign up, then you are assigned a swap partner in the US (you don't HAVE to be a blogger to join), put together a package according to the Sizzlin' Summer Swap guidelines, mail it out and get a great package from your partner full of summer goodies in return!! Great way to meet a new friend and it's always exciting to get stuff in the mail (sadly, often the highlight of my day)!

Sign up by: Sunday, July 8th at midnight

Send out by: Monday, July 23nd

Here are the guidelines:

  1. Collect and mail six items following the S-U-M-M-E-R theme. Each letter represents a type of item to be sent-they can be bought, made, or found around the house (there's room for interpretation with these-be creative!)
  • S-sweet: everyone needs something good to eat while lounging next to the pool
  • U-unique: lots of opporunity to be creative with this one!
  • M-made: meaning homemade-does NOT have to be complicated and does NOT have to be made by you-but wouldn't it be fun?!
  • M-mommy summer essential: sun-block, flavored chapstick (okay, these are MY essentials), hair ties, sunglasses, a good book-again, lots of room for interpretation!!
  • E-everyday: one of your favorite things that you use everyday during the summer
  • R-recycled: can be thrifted or just something you think someone else would enjoy
2. Don't spend more than $15 total (not including shipping)

3. Be creative and have fun!!
Remember that your partner is counting on you to send a package, so try to have your package finished and mailed by the send off date, following the Sizzlin' Summer Swap guidelines. It would be horrible if you sent a swap to someone and got nothing in return-"do unto others as you would have other do unto you" :)

If you want to participate, please send an email to bethanycr@gmail.com or click on the profile link and email me from there by July 8th at midnight. Please write SIZZLIN' SUMMER SWAP in the subject. Include your name, mailing address, blog address (if you have one) and email address. I will post the swap partners here on July 9th (in the afternoon) as well as email you with your partners' info. Tell your friends about this-the more swappers the better!!

And if you are going to participate-let others know about it by posting one of these buttons (Sheena at Sophistishe.org made them-aren't they awesome?!!) on the sidebar of your blog!! Just copy the HTML code for the one you want and paste it in the layout (Add a page element-HTML/Javascript).







5 comments:

YoungMommy said...

This looks super fun... I am totally in and will be sending you an email asap!!

Kelly said...

looks like lots of fun! i wish i could join, but we are going to be out of town. i look forward to the next one though, good luck!

Annie said...

I want to do it. When is the swap date? I leave at the end of July...

Ashley said...

I signed up but still don't have a partner. Thanks! Ashley

Carey said...

Count me in. Swaps are a lot of fun!

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