Friday, September 16

Lesson #141 - Happiness Is A Package On My Doorstep

If you have followed me for any length of time, you know that I am a HUGE fan of Halloween...I mean HUGE people!! Nothing makes me more happy than decorating the casa for Halloween, picking out themed costumes for the entire family and dragging indulging everyone in a trip around the neighborhood to acquire fabulous bits of chocolate covered happiness.

Another thing I am a fan of - getting things, mostly packages, in the mail as long as it isn't a bill or collection notice. SO, I have decided to put them both together. This event is NOT a giveaway...rather, a gift swap!


This is how it will work:

1) Put your information into the SWEET linky below...see...right the bottom of the post. Sign-ups will take place from today, September 16, 2011, through 11:59 pm est October 10, 2011. That is three weeks to get as many people to participate as possible...should be easy, right?! I sure hope so!!

2) On October 11, I will take all of the information and make a spread sheet of names, blogs and email addresses. Once that list is complete, I am going to pair everyone up as best I can so that each person has a gift buddy.

3) On October 12, I will send out the list of buddies to everyone. Once received, I ask that you make contact with your buddy - via a blog post or an email - and find out as much as you can about each other. The point of this part is to come up with a list of possible gifts to get each other. To be fair - please limit your gift box to $30 (not including shipping).

4) Mail your gift swap package no later than October 20, to leave ample time for your buddy to receive the goodies you send!

5) Create a blog post with pictures, descriptions and any other information you'd like to write. This post should go live on October 31st to celebrate Halloween - and all your cool things!! I will have another linky posted here on the 31st for everyone to come and share!

Feel free to Tweet, post a Facebook status or write a blog post about this swap...and if you are so compelled, you could also yell it from your roof! There is a SWEET little button to grab too...over there to the right -----> This swap is limited to the US and Canada.


JENNi said...

Hi, Im a new follower from Weekend Gathering Blog Hop, loving the blog! I would love to invite you to follow me, J'S REVIEWS AND GIVEAWAYS
Thanks so much! have a great day!

Rebecca said...

Hello! I'm a new follower and I would love it if you could follow me back :)

Have a fabulous weekend!

Mom4Real said...

How fun! I signed up, and wrote a blog post to promote the swap...go check it out and see what ya think! What a great idea!


Blondee said...

I love your new 'look'!! Very nice layout. Hope that you have a great weekend!! Halloween is fun to decorate for, but we live in a more rural area and haven't had a single trick or treater in about 7 years. :/ All that poor candy left over every year...can't let THAT go to waste. ;)

AB HOME Interiors said...

I love halloween too, but we live out in the boondocks too. Havent had kids for years. Have fun and good luck!

Jamie said...

Hi I'm a new follower from the So Followed Saturday blog hop! I love Halloween so much and it's going to be 100x more awesome now that I have my little baby to share it with. :o)

Stop by any time!
For Love of Cupcakes

coronaryrn said...

Hopping along on Saturday...Follow back please @ and on facebook @ ! Join our Wacky Weekend Hop! Check the blog to link up!

The Mama Pirate said...

What a cool swap idea! I am going to think about this. I just don't know if I have the moola for something like this right now, but it sounds fun!

Skylar Magazine said...

Hi. I'm a new follower through the blog hop. Would love for you to follow back. Here is my link I am also a HUGE fan of Halloween and am planning to do some cool stuff related to it so be sure to check back. I've seen so many cool ideas that I am hoping to get to do this year. It seems like I always get sick on Halloween so I'm keeping my fingers crossed and hope that won't happen this time. Hopefully, I'll actually get to celebrate this year.

Kim said...

Playing Blog hop tag YOUR IT! Tag me back at: and on facbook

Thanks Kim

Grandma Bonnie said...

New follower Just stopping by from the Say Hi Sunday Blog Hop.
Hope you stop by for a visit and follow if you like.

lori said...

new follower via GFC,Facebook and twitter
following from

Darlene Demell said...

Hi, I am a new follower from the hop. I would love if you followed me back.
I follow you on Twitter as Darlene7 as well as GFC.
Enjoy your Sunday.:) said...

I love Halloween too! I just purchased my daughters 2nd costume and am so excited to see her in it!

I'm following you back from the Sunday Hop, thank you for following me at!

malia said...

Hi! Newest follower from Let's Get Social Blog Hop. Would love for you to consider following me back.
Have a great week! Malia

zaylyn said...

This is a pretty cool hop. I put your button on my blog and I may enter. New follower from say hi Sunday. Hope you would visit my blog and follow back at

Myndee said...

What a great idea! I'm too swamped right now to participate in something like this, but maybe if you do one for Christmas!! :)
Following you from Say Hi Sunday. :)

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