Monday, April 29, 2013

The Sunny Summer Swap {sign up!}

I have an excited announcement that I've been hinting around at lately. Remember this fun book and polish swap I co-hosted back in March? Well, we got a ton of positive feedback from you guys and many people requested that we do another swap in the future (who didn't love getting their package in the mail?!)

Summer is probably my favorite time of year and I love spending time outside with my kids by the water, enjoying the sunshine and the beautiful weather. I know I'm not alone here, right?

So my bloggy BFFs Amber, Sarah, & I would like to announce our 2nd swap:

This one is all about summer.

Sign up, get paired up, shop for some of your favorite summer must-have items, and swap via mail!

(I've supplied a list of summery ideas below)

Interested in participating? Never swapped before? Read on-


  • Sign ups: today through May 14th
  • Email with partner assignments: May 15th
  • All packages sent out by: June 1st
  • Reveal post/link up: June 10th
  • $25 spending limit
  • Open to US residents only
  • Fill out this form here to sign up.

Need some ideas? I thought you might. I went to Target the other day to get some ideas from summer must-haves. Your swap box can be filled with whatever you want:

A good summer read, your favorite summer nail polish (think bright, fun colors), self-tanner, sunscreen, magazines, makeup (summery shadows, lipglosses, bronzers, etc), lotion, summery fragrances (Bath & Body Works type stuff), anything coconut scented, favorite tea or summer drink mixes, sunglasses, a cute sun hat, fruity bubble bath/shower gel, stationary items- notepads, mini calendars, to-do lists, etc, flip flops or inexpensive sandals, beach tote, beach towel, picnic blanket, can koozies (beer/soda can coolers), jewelry- earrings, necklace, rings, bracelets, etc, a light-weight scarf, hair accessories (clips, headbands, wraps, etc), beachy candles or Scentsy, summer-themed picture frames or wall art, grilling accessories, bright kitchen accessories, plastic margarita glasses, colorful wallet or clutch, bright colored tank top or sun dress, gift card


Mark these dates somewhere on your calendar, and check your email often- even your spam or junk folder. Lots of blogger's emails end up in the spam folder (maybe because we send out so many? Who knows!)  Emails will go out on the 15th, so keep an eye on your inbox for a message saying Sunny Summer Swap or something similar.

Follow the hosts on Twitter to stay up to date on swap stuff!

We'll be tweeting updates & love connecting with you guys through social media!
Use the hashtag #SunnySummerSwap when tweeting all things swap related :)

Once swap partner assignments are sent out, get moving! Don't let that email sit in your inbox without replying to it. Get in touch with your partner ASAP! Say hi, introduce yourself, follow each others' blogs, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, etc and get to know each other a little. What does your partner like? Does she like to read? What's her favorite color? Is she a nail polish fan? Does she drink tea or coffee? Does she live somewhere warm? Ask some questions and check out each other's Pinterest boards or Goodreads lists for swap ideas.

Once we email swap partners assignments, it's in your hands. How this swap turns out is entirely up to you and how active/social you are with your partner. You have to take the initiative and contact each other- communicate! Let her know when you ship her package (give her the tracking number if you can!) Tell her if you're having problems finding something for her. Ask questions and keep each other informed. You can't expect to have fun with this swap and have a good experience if you don't actually participate, so have fun and don't be shy! This swap is all about meeting new bloggers.


Fill out this form here to join the Sunny Summer Swap.
{Sign ups close May 14th)

Spread the word and invite your other blog friends!
The more people who participate the better.

   Grab a button & add it to your blog & swap posts



 
Please leave a comment below if you have more ideas to add to the list of swap item ideas. Let's help each other brainstorm and get ideas for our swap boxes! I want to hear some of your favorite summer must-haves :)

I can't wait to get this swap started!

Please email me with any questions you might have.

5 comments:

  1. I just signed up! This sounds like so much fun! I can definitely get creative with this swap. :)

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  2. Yay...I'm so excited about this! You guys are great :)

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  3. This looks like a great swap! Unfortunately, I'll be overseas from May 17-June 6th with limited internet access, so this probably is not the one for me. Hopefully you will have more in the future! :)

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  4. Sounds like fun, but unfortunately, being an ex-pat I'm ineligible. Hope it goes great!

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  5. Cute! We have a Summer swap going on right now too, or else I would totally join in on this one!

    Courtney @ Little Miss MBA

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