Tuesday, November 11, 2014

12 Days of Christmas, I'm In!

Christmas time is upon us, can you believe it? 44 days util the big day and I am not even close to being done with all of my shopping. This time of year is always fun and hectic and this year, we're moving to a new house before Thanksgiving. Things have been hectic and very busy, but we cannot wait to be in our new home close to my parents and sisters!

Anyways! I am participating in The 12 Days of Christmas swap again hosted by CG Swaps. This is actually my 2nd year to participate. Last year was a blast and it was tons of fun shopping for 12 awesome gifts for my swap partner and unwrapping one a day starting on December 13th. There's still time to sign up if you're interested. Just read the important dates below and click on the picture to take you right to the place you need to be to sign up.

Important Dates to Remember
  • Sign-Ups Close on November 10th, 2014
  • Partners Assigned on November 12th, 2014
  • Packages Ship by December 6th, 2014
  • You open 1 wrapped gift per day starting December 13th
  • Swap Show-Off Post/Linky goes life on December 24th!


Monday, November 3, 2014

Swapoween Package Reveal

You may remember a month or so ago I mentioned I was chosen to participate in the annual Swapoween Swap hosted by Beth and Angie over at Chaotic Goddess Swaps.


 Well, I received an awesome box of goodies from my partner, Ann. I LOVED everything in my package. This Swap is one of my favorites to do and I look forward to participating every year.








Zoey adores the book! The candy was delish! I might have hid them in my purse to not have to share :)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Swapoween: I'm here!

I always love this time of the year when fall scented stuff and pumpkin goodies that start coming out. It's also time for Swapoween with CG Swaps,which might be my favorite swap they do! I participated the last 2 years and loved preparing and getting a box of some really cool Halloween goodies.

There's still time left to sign up too! Just click the picture below and follow directions. I can't wait to see who I am paired with :)



It's time for the Swapoween!
It's like blog Trick-or-Treating

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 Halloween-related.  


Dates to Remember:
  • Sign-Ups Start:  Monday, September 8th
  • Sign-Ups End: Monday, September 15th
  • First Post MUST be Posted by: Monday, September 15th
  • Partners assigned: Wednesday, September 17th
  • Packages Shipped By: Saturday October 11th
  • Show-Off Linky Opens: Wednesday, October 15th
  • Show-Off Linky Closes: Friday, October 31st

Swapoween 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 on or before September 15th.
  • Packages must contain at least 5 items that are related to Halloween, and fit your partner's preferences.
  • You must respond to emails from the swap hosts within a timely fashion.
  • Packages MUST be mailed on or before October 11th!
  • 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 (linky goes live October 15th). 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.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Local Flavor Swap Show Off

I have been trying for days to post this from my phone, but I guess I'm not smart enough to figure out how to do that lol. I am finally at my laptop and am able to get this up. Yay! A few weeks ago I received my box of goodies from the Local Flavors Swap hosted by Angie and Beth at Chaotic Goddess Swaps.


 I was paired with Lauren from Shooting Stars Mag. I sent her a box of Oklahoma goodies that reminded me of home and she put together a box of Kentucky and Ohio items because she lives on the border of both states. I got some awesome stuff!



These cookies were delish! I could eat them every day!



I love the towel! It's hanging in my kitchen :)



I never buy cotton scented things for my car, but this smelt sooo good. I will have to stock up!


This card is so cute!



These were also yummy. I loved the dark.


I love the shirt she sent me too!


If you want to see what I sent Lauren, go over and check it out. The Swapoween swap sign ups have just opened too! You better believe I signed up :)

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! :)