Friday, February 11, 2011

My Blog Swap Fumble

Remember a couple of weeks ago when I joined up with Mamarazzi for the Pinktastic Blog Swap?  No?  Well just go here and refresh your memory.  I'll wait.   Okay...well I have to tell you all about it now....

First, if I were to grade myself on it...I think an A for effort, but a D for following directions.  You will see why shortly here.  My overall grade is a C.  See it is called PINKTASTIC.  Pink.  Well some of the stuff I bought was pink.  A key chain that was a foot with "California" on it.  It was pink.  Post its with pink flowers, warm fuzzy socks that are pink and white stripped.  I wrapped it all in Valentinesy(yeah, it's a word) paper. I got her a pair of latex gloves as a joke. I didn't think until after the fact, I should have picked pink!  Sheesh!  I need a do over please!

The apron is black yes, but I fell in love it:  "Today's menu:  take it or leave it!"

Okay, my partner:  Mary over at My Family...My World totally shined!  She gets and A+ for effort and A+ for following directions!  She made sure it was pink all right! And woweee...she spoiled me.  

Can you tell, she gave me a cool cup too?  Where did she find a pink one?? How cool is that?  I only saw the clear one.  Lots of pink.  Lots of goodies:  pink gum--already gone! the pink cup with crystal light single serving packets inside....strawberry energy flavors, funky shoe laces since my shoes are granny-ish!  Cute earbuds.  Yay...block out the kids noise!  This is a funny...$5 gift card to Wally for my Diet Coke habit! hahaha.  Victoria's Secret perfume, lotion and hand sanitizer.  It doesn't get any pinker than that!! A row of sees candies white chocolate strawberry truffles.  Yeah those are gone too.  And look at those cute socks.  My daughter so wants them.  She wants the cup too.  No way kid.  haha.

Are you still with me??  Good.  We are almost done...I have been asked to answer a few questions by none other than Mamarazzi herself!
1. What, if anything, would you do differently if you were to participate in future swaps hosted by Dandelion Wishes?

Pay stricter attention to the details!  I mean duh....PINKTASTIC! haha.

2. What could I have done to make the swap better?

I think you did a fabulous job!  I really don't know what you could do to improve it.  

3. Were you pleased with the package you received?

Heck ya!  I want a to do mine for hers over! hahaha.  No really.

4. Do you have any ideas for a future swap theme?

How about....a season swap( spring, summer, fall, winter)?  Crafty stuff...though I am not a crafty person...wish I swap.  It is sooo much easier to cook and bake if you have the proper tools.  

And that is the PINKTASTIC swap from start to finish!  I had a lot of fun shopping for my partner.  I wish I could have gotten to know her better than I did, but she is up to her neck in work right now!  It is tax season and that is her job!  I bow to you Miss Mary!  I know I couldn't do it.  And I don't!  Thanks again Mamarazzi for letting this newbie in the swap.  And special thanks to my swap partner!  

Have you ever done a swap? 


Emmy said...

Looks like you got her some cute things just not very pinkish :)

I did a 12 days of Chistmas shop and enjoyed it

Joy@TPMG said...

How much fun! That is such a cute idea!

Aubrey S. said...

I really like your pink goodies!

MiMi said...

You got good stuff! And you sent good stuff too. Don't worry about it too much! :)
Also, Shortmama does a Spring Swap and it's fun too!

blueviolet said...

I think you both did great! I've done two swaps and I was burned on both of them, so I'm out. When I say I was burned, I mean I received nothing at all.

Anonymous said...

i like it all how can i play?

Nicole said...

I did a scarf swap, came up with a scarf for my swapping partner and then found out she lived in the LA area... my scarf was way to warm for that weather, so I came up with a second one that I wound up sending her. It was more of a decorative scarf.

Nikki said...

How fun to do a swap! Love all your pink stuff, and I think you get an A for that very cool black apron you sent, love it! I would love to do swap, but I haven't done one yet!

Mamarazzi said...

i think you were very well intended and i really think you need to stop beating yourself up for it.

there is most def a learning curve when it comes to swapping, this was your first one. and at least your package got to your partner mine is still out there who knows where.


and silly girl, you didn't need to post those questions they were just feedback for me on how to make the swaps better in the

Anonymous said...

You both got great goodies! The swaps look like lots of fun. :)

Dawn said...

I would have been very happy with your gifts - no matter the color. =)

You got some great stuff as well.

I'm going to try and participate on the next swap, whatever it is.

Megan Harmeyer said...

Great swap package!! I love the bright pink on the socks. :)

Sara Richins said...

What a great swap box! I love that huge cupcake. Totally cute!

Mary said...

I'm so glad you liked your gifts, there is ALWAYS a learning curve to swaps so please don't beat yourself up. I love the apron and the frame is already at my work, I loved how you grabbed one of my favorite pictures of my boys. Those kids are my world, thank you for giving me a reminder to look at everyday. C is totally still passing LOL thanks for swapping with me it was really fun getting to know you!!!

Cheeseboy said...

I have a PERFECT idea for a swap! Send Cheeseboy a bunch of free stuff and he will send you an email thanks in return.

Of all the swaps I have seen so far, I think you made out the best.

Amy said...

Fun stuff, swaps. I have never done one, but have always wanted to. And what a great idea! I love the pink. And quite honestly, though yours wasn't completely pink I am sure she loves it. Darling! And such fun cute things. And the apron makes me laugh. I don't have that problem in my home (they are too young to have opinions on the food), yet. Love it!