Monday, July 21, 2014

Local Flavors Swap: I'm In!

It has been almost 8 months since my last swap. 8 months! 8 months too long! I've been wanting to participate since I graduated college in May, but I get side tracked and forget to sign up. This time, I made sure I remembered to sign up; I even wrote the day in my planner! Swaps with Chaotic Goddess Swaps are always so organized and fun!

So... what's the Local Flavor Swap you ask? This is the first time I have ever participated in this, but pretty much I'll be assigned a partner and send her 5 or more items that are native or remind me of home-I'm from Oklahoma, so my partner will get things from my small hometown and things from Oklahoma. They'll in turn send me a package with 5 or more items from their home. Pretty cool right?

There's still time left to sign up too! I'll include all the important dates and a link to sign up if you're interested :)



It's time for the Local Flavor Swap!
Getting to know another region, swap-style

Your Swap Objective

Fill a package with at least 5 goodies for your partner that you, yourself, would love to receive.  The package must include items that are local to your region/state/town! This can include (but is not limited to): things your area is known for; goodies from local businesses or farmer's market; books from local authors; art from local artists; info about the region; etc.  


Dates to Remember:
  • Sign-Ups Start:  Monday, July 21st at 12AM
  • Sign-Ups End: Monday, July 28th at 11:59PM
  • First Post MUST be Posted by: Tuesday, July 29th at 11:59PM
  • Partners assigned: Wednesday, July 30th
  • Packages Shipped By: Friday, August 15th & Saturday August 16th
  • Show-Off Linky Opens: Wednesday, August 20th
  • Show-Off Linky Closes: Friday, September 5th


Local Flavor Swap Rules
  • After being accepted, you must post on your blog saying you're participating.  Post must include the button/link back to the sign-ups and must be posted before July 29th at midnight.
  • Packages must contain at least 5 items local to your region, that fit your partner's tastes.
  • You must respond to emails from the swap hosts within a timely fashion.
  • Packages MUST be mailed on or before August 16th!
  • You must send a tracking number for your package to your partner and to us at Chaotic Goddess Swaps.
  • You MUST post and link up your swap reveal post. This is non-negotiable.

Please do not sign up for this swap if you cannot fulfill your obligation to the rules above.

We don't want anyone to be left out and not receive a package, especially after sending one. If for any reason you become unable to participate YOU MUST CONTACT US here at Chaotic Goddess Swaps immediately so we can work out another arrangement. Failure to send a package, contact us, or to link up a reveal post, will result in blacklisting for all future swaps.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Life From Here on Out

It's been 5 months since I have last logged on and posted, wow! So many things have happened since then that I thought I would say hi and do a quick picture update.

So, first things first, I will be a mom to a 1 year old a week from tomorrow. It's nuts how fast time has flown. Zoey has really transformed into a toddler and has developed a really fun, social personality. I absolutely love everything she is and is becoming. I think she changes more and more each day.

I FINALLY graduated with my bachelors last Saturday. I finished this semester with a 4.0 and had a great time. I really pushed myself this semester and had a very positive, rewarding student teaching experience. I am ready to get back into my job full time and get a regular source of income coming in.

Those are the 2 big things going on in life. It feels so good to be done with school and just work every day. Soooo nice!

How is everyone? I have missed you all! I am needing to do a swap really soon because 5 months was way too long!

Now for some pics:




Saturday, December 28, 2013

12 Days of Christmas Swap Reveal!

Woo hoo! The time has come to reveal my 12 Days of Christmas Swap Package. I meant to have this up a few days ago, but my mother-in-law suddenly passed away yesterday and my mind has been elsewhere.

 

Anyway, this swap was so fun to take part in and I had a blast shopping for goodies. This swap was hosted by Miss Beth and Miss Angie at Chaotic Goddess Swaps. I was paired with the lovely Victoria from My Thoughts for Thought. I really enjoy reading her blog reviews on subscription boxes! I feel like we were a lot alike and our packages to each other were pretty similar. My package to her was delayed due to the snow storm, so we both got to open a few presents at a time to catch up.

Here's my box of goodies! (I for sure will do this swap every year, because it's like an early Christmas each day leading up to Christmas!):

Day 1: Yummy, homemade fudge! This lasted a whole 5 minutes and was delicious! I even had a little gift opening helper :)





Day 2: Nail Polish, which I love! Such pretty colors!


Day 3: There were 2 # 2's, so I opened one on Day 3. Cute candy cane earrings made by Victoria!


Day 4: Gingersnap Tea. I haven't used this yet, but I love tea in the winter and this sounds really yummy!
Day 5: Chocolate Cookie Mix. I need to make this so soon. Yum!!


Day 6: A Wine Bag with candy inside. I think it would be cute to take on a picnic :)


 Day 7:  I couldn't find the tag for a number 7, but it;'s no biggie. I think it got pulled off somewhere and might have been one of the polish colors. I love them both :)

Day 8: Cute Candy cane earrings made by Victoria :)


 Day 9: Homemade hot cocoa with a candy cane. I have yet to use this because I haven't been home much, but it looks yummy!



 Day 10:  Really cute tea stained clothespins to display Christmas cards. I LOVE these too!


 Day 11: A cute leopard scarf! I LOVE this soooo much! It will be heavily worn!






 Day 12: This cute purse/clutch that her cousin made. It is soooo cute and definitely one of my favorite items!







 I am super happy with everything I received and loved that a lot of items were homemade. I hope Victoria loves her package as well! :)



Monday, November 18, 2013

12 Days of Christmas Swap: I'm In!!!

It's the most wonderful time of the year! I love Christmas time; mostly because I love to give, so what better way to get to give than to join in on a swap. This swap is the first I've done at Christmas time and I know it will be a blast! 12 gifts to be opened from December 13th to December 25th. How fun! Lord knows I need one big bang before I start student teaching in January.

There's still time to get involved. Here is all the good info!

Important Dates to Remember
  • Sign-Ups Close on November 22nd, 2013
  • Partners Assigned on November 23rd, 2013
  • Packages Ship between December 6th and December 7th, 2013
  • Swap Show-Off Post/Linky goes life on December 26th

It's time for the 12 Days of Christmas Swap!
Celebrate the yuletide, swap-style!

Your Swap Objective
Fill a package with 12 individually-wrapped gifts that your partner will love. You get to open one gift per day, from December 13th through December 24th!


12 Days of Christmas Swap Rules
  • Packages must contain 12 individually-wrapped gifts for your partner.
  • Packages must cost a minimum of $30 and maximum of $40 BEFORE shipping.
  • Send a package that you, yourself, would like to receive- it should be personalized to fit your partner's preferences and style.
  • You must respond to emails from the swap hosts within a timely fashion.
  • You MUST post and link up your swap reveal post (link up will be after Dec 25th). This is non-negotiable.

Please do not sign up for this swap if you cannot fulfill your obligation to the rules above.

We don't want anyone to be left out and not receive a package, especially after sending one. If for any reason you become unable to participate YOU MUST CONTACT US here at Chaotic Goddess Swapsimmediately so we can work out another arrangement. Failure to send a package or contact us, or to link up a reveal post, will result in blacklisting for all future swaps, and a big lump of coal. 

Sign Up Here

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Blog Makeover

I have changed the name of our blog and the design to transition it from a blog based on a family of 2 to one that incorporates our family of 3. Hope yall will stick around with me :)

Swapoween Reveal!

I finally got ( well ok, she's SUPER easy to get to bed because she's on a schedule and out by 8:30 every night) Little Bit to bed and now I have time to get my swap reveal post up! I seriously should have done this 3-4 days ago, but I was only able to go to the post office today to get the package. Oh the joys of living in a small town with no addresses and hence, no public mail boxes.

Anyways... Zoey is a great alarm clock. She babbles in her sleep and usually starts around 7 or 8 in the morning. Today it happened to be 8, the time the post office opens on Saturday. I knew I had to get her a bottle and hurry because they're only open for an hour. So I flew out the door, bra less and all to make sure I got this package today, because I couldn't hold off any more. Boy, it was worth it too!

 

This awesome swap was hosted by Miss Angie and Miss Beth from CG Swaps . I was paired with Joni from Blue Cats and Roses. I was so glad we chose to add each other to FB so we could learn a little more about one another. I quickly discovered through a few e-mails, that we were a lot alike and that shopping for her would be easy! Boy was I right, because I had a hard time pulling the plug. It was nice to be paired with someone so much like me and who was a neighbor from a close state(I'm in OK, she's in TX).

Anyways, here's my goodies! (Please ignore my hairy legs shown in some pictures, I desperately need to shave them, but eh, it's cold outside and sweats cover them lol.)


My goodies, my goodies, my goodies, oh my goodies.


I LOVE anything glitter and this cup is awesome!!! It will be going to work with me :)


Seriously, how cute is this bag? Zoey will be using it to collect candy tomorrow at our church's fall festival.


I LOVE these and will wear them to work to entertain the kids.


I LOVE that owl towel!!! So cute!!!


She made me a cute foam leaf garland that I strung along my mantle. Zoey was way into Dinosaur Train and didn't want to help me open the package :(


How cute is this sign? I need to get a frame for it so I can put it on the mantle :)


This is all the participation I got lol.

I put this outside on my porch with my other pumpkins. It looks way cute!


 She must have known I love owls. Not the creepy looking owls, but the cute ones like this!

I LOVE to unwrap gifts in tissue paper. It makes every package feel like Christmas :)


The other side of the green towel :)

I LVOE this glittered pumpkin. It is also on my mantle :)


Thank you Joni for the awesome package and Thank you Beth and Angie for this awesome swap! I can;t wait to get into the Christmas and the Guest Post swap :)

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Swapoween I'm In!!!

Halloween, my favorite time of year! Naturally I had to participate in a Halloween-themed swap, right? You bet your sweet cheeks I had to.That being said, I am participating in the 3rd annual Swapoween hosted by Miss Angie and Miss Beth at CG Swaps. They are seriously the most organized, and best blog/swap hosts ever! I've participated in last years and I think the previous years (but I'm getting old and could totally be imagining that). All I know if last year's swap was a blast and I can't wait to start shopping for this years! I have so many ideas running through my brain.

Here's all the details:
Your Swap Objective
Fill a package with Halloween-themed goodies for your partner that you, yourself, would love to receive.


Swapoween Rules
  • Packages must contain Halloween-related goodies.
  • Packages must cost a minimum of $30 and maximum of $40 BEFORE shipping.
  • Send a package that you, yourself, would like to receive- it should be personalized to fit your partner's preferences and style.
  • You must respond to emails from the swap hosts within a timely fashion.
  • You MUST post and link up your swap reveal post after receiving your package. This is non-negotiable.

Please do not sign up for this swap if you cannot fulfill your obligation to the rules above.

We don't want anyone to be left out and not receive a package, especially after sending one. If for any reason you become unable to participate YOU MUST CONTACT US here at Chaotic Goddess Swapsimmediately so we can work out another arrangement. Failure to send a package or contact us, or to link up your reveal post, will result in blacklisting for all future swaps, and possible haunting. 



Sign up ends tomorrow, so head on over ASAP and sign up! It's a blast!