Monday, April 27, 2009

An Award & A Swap

While I was visiting SITS on Sunday I noticed a link to The Nut House. Shannon, the hostess of this cute blog is hosting a Swap. I have wanted to join in a swap but I don't have very many domestic talent genes so haven't found one I could actually do. Shannon has a swap where you exchange something unique to where you live and exchange with someone who lives in an area you would like visit. Here is the information that Shannon posted, but please go visit her and see this post for yourself and join in if you'd like!

If you are interested in participating, comment here to let me know. Then, to verify your commitment to the swap, send an email to nuthouseshannon{at}gmail{dot}com with the following info:
your name
your mailing address
your blog name and blog address
an area of the country that you've never been to but would like to visit

My intention is to match partners by where they live and where they'd like to visit. For example, Blogger A lives in Tennessee and would like to visit New England. She could be matched with Blogger B, who lives in Maine. BUT, this doesn't mean that Blogger B would necessarily be matched back with Blogger A. Make sense?

Now, as for what goodies to send... this is completely up to you, but the items you send should pertain to areas of interest from your hometown. To give another example, I could send my swap partner items from the Tennessee Aquarium or the Chattanooga Choo Choo.

The Rules:
Entries for this swap will not be accepted after 11:59 p.m. (EST), May 6th.
Since this is my 1st time hosting a swap, I've decided to open this up to U.S. bloggers only (I apologize for any inconvenience!)

You will be notified by email of your partner's info no later than May 9th. You will only be told the identity of the person you are to ship to... you won't know who got your name until you receive their package!
Again, what you send is entirely up to you... I only ask that you spend no more than $30 but at least $20 (and this does not include shipping costs).

Mail your package no later than June 6th. This gives you four weeks from the time you get your partner's info to the time you need to ship your package.
Please do not sign up for the swap with the intention of receiving a package and not sending one!
When June 6th gets here and packages start being delivered, I'll put up a post with a Mr. Linky... blog about your goodies and link up so everyone can see what you got!
And the last rule is... BE CREATIVE & HAVE FUN!

Doesn't this sound fun? I've never been east of Denver (well, except one trip to Chicago) so I'm sure my choice will be somewhere back east. Check out Shannon's post if you are interested.

I have received an excellent award from Xazmin from the blog This is the Year. Here is the award and the rules:

Here's what you do when you have received the "Super Blogger" award. Copy the picture on your blog in a post. Pass it along to 5 fellow super bloggers, and comment on their blog to let them know how lucky they are today!
When you present your Super Blogger awards, link back to the super blogger who gave it to you.

So there you have it. (And don't you just love the Masked Mommy??) Thank you so much Xazmin, I enjoy your blog and I am so glad I found you (or you found me...however that worked!) Plus, it's her 100th post and she's having a very cute give away. Go check that out too!

I would like to pass this award onto: WepRuminations , The Family Awaits, Seven Super Summers and Ritch in Love .


Tulsi said...

THANKS!! I feel much better:)

Veggie Mom said...

Well, we all KNOW already that your blog is SUPER, right? Congrats on the award. Shannon is one of my winners, so I'll have to drop by and check out this swap...sounds fun! BTW, wanted to remind you that today is Uncle Lynn's birthday, and I'm running a one-day POPrs giveaway to celebrate. Please come by!

Ritch in Love said...

What a cute award! Thanks!!!

Melissa B. said...

I used to go to "swap meets" with my grandma in Texas when I was little. Is this similar? I'll bet I could get some really schlocky DC chotchkie to swap, couldn't I? Thanks for the tip and congrats on the award. You SO deserve it! PS: So interested to hear what you think of Amy Tan!

Shannon said...

Thanks for posting about my swap! I hope you have as much fun with this as I'm having! :)