2009 Valentine’s Day Goody Swap

January 15, 2009 by  
Filed under aloha friday

SIGN-UPS ARE NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION!

The winner of the Hawaiian Gift Pack is #31 Heather Ingram. Congratulations Heather!

I love Valentine’s Day. Everything is so pink and red and flowery. I love candy and roses and romantic songs.

However, ever since having kids, DH and my views of this love day has changed. Candlelight dinners are replaced by kid-friendly restaurants with paper napkins and crayons. Expensive gifts have stepped aside for homemade cards and pictures. And even though I miss the formal celebrations, I wouldn’t change it for the world.

But that doesn’t mean I’m ready to give up the sweet treats that line the store shelves. And since I feel a little silly buying them for myself, I thought I’d organize another Valentine’s Day Goody Swap. Last year’s event was so much fun!

Here’s how it works:

  • If you’d like to participate, just sign the Mr.Linky below AND leave a comment confirming your participation. You MUST do both in order to participate. If you do sign-up, please make sure that you’re able to commit to participating. It’s kind of a bummer to send out a package and not receive one in return.
  • You have until January 31st to sign-up.
  • To determine who you’ll be sending your package to, just check out Mr. Linky below. You will be sending your goodies to the next person above you on the Mr. Linky list. (Example: #4 will send to #3, #3 will send to #2, #2 will send to #1, #1 will send to the last person on the list (which will be me) and so on.
  • It is your responsibility to contact your recipient and obtain their mailing address. Please take some time to get to know them. This is a great opportunity to make a new blogging friend!
  • In order to try and get to know each other better, I have posted a questionnaire in hopes that we can learn a little more about you. You can post your answers on your blog or in comments.
  • You can start to send out your packages as soon as you get your partner’s info. Please ensure that your partner gets their goodies on/before Valentines Day.
  • You should try to spend somewhere between $8 – $10, not including shipping charges.
  • Once you’ve received your goodies, don’t forget to post pictures so we can all see what you got!
  • Have Fun!

Questionnaire:

  • What is your idea of a romantic Valentine’s Day? A nice quiet dinner at any restaurant that doesn’t have a keiki (child) menu.
  • In reality, what is your Valentine’s Day really like? Usually it’s take-out from Big City Diner. They have the best Guava Baby Back Ribs!
  • If you could have a lifetime supply of your favorite sweet indulgence, what would it be? Definitely Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Those mini ones are dangerous because it’s so easy to just pop them in your mouth. I think I once ate half a bag in one sitting!
  • Is there any sweet treat you absolutely do not like? Black liquorice, Red Hots, Conversation Hearts
  • If you fell into a pool of chocolate, how would you get out? Well, since I can’t swim I would probably be in danger. But it’s a great way to go!

Any questions? Please feel free to contact me. You may also use this banner or the button located in the sidebar.

In addition, one lucky participant will be randomly selected to receive a surprise Hawaiian Gift Pack from me!

About the Author: Kailani:
Owner of An Island Life. A flight attendant and mother to 3 beautiful girls. . . living a blessed life in Hawaii.
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Comments

89 Responses to “2009 Valentine’s Day Goody Swap”
  1. 1

    This sounds like so much fun! I can’t wait! I will answer the questionaire on my blog. Many thanks for a fun swap!

  2. 2
    Jill says:

    Oooooooh!! I’m number two!! Looking forward to getting to know you Diane. My post on your Swap will go up today, Kailani! Thanks for doing this again.

  3. 3

    What a great idea! Hi Jill…. looking forward to “meeting” you!

  4. 4
    Margot says:

    This sounds like fun can’t wait to see who I’m sending too. I will post my questions on my blog sometime today!

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    Lori Downs says:

    Ohh this sounds like sooo much fun!!! Count me in!!

  6. 6
    Lori Downs says:

    Yeahhh I get Margot!!! Someone who I already follow!!!

    to the person below me after I get my soap watched I will come back and post my questionaoire!!

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      Ayaka says:

      I’m excited to find this great site. I need to to thank you for your time just for this fittasnac read!! I definitely really liked every little bit of it and i also have you saved as a favorite to see new stuff on your website.

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      viagra pills says:

      My problem was a wall until I read this, then I smashed it.

  7. 7
    Jen says:

    YAY! I can’t wait! This sounds SO fun!

  8. 8
    Wendy says:

    This sounds like a lot of fun! Thanks so much for hosting this!

  9. 9
    Jeannie says:

    Count me in!! I joined last year and had a BLAST!!!! =)

    Thanks!!!!
    Jeannie

  10. 10
    Melissa says:

    Wahoo!! I’m in! I wasn’t able to participate in the Valentines one last year… glad I get to this year :)

  11. 11
    Lori Downs says:

    Okay my questionaire is up with links back to my two new swap buddie’s margot and jen!

  12. 12
    Earth Muffin says:

    I’m in! This sounds like fun!

  13. 13
    stacey moore says:

    sounds like fun!
    thanks for hosting!

  14. 14
    Jennifer H. says:

    Your swaps are always a lot of fun! Looking forward to this one. Thanks for hosting!

  15. 15

    I’m very excited! I’m posting my survey on Saturday. ;)

  16. 16
    Denise says:

    Oh what a cute idea! I wanna play!

  17. 17
    Proud Mommy says:

    Sounds like FUN!!!!! I can’t wait to learn more about gracefulgirl and I too, will be posting my survey on Saturday!!!!

  18. 18
    Nina says:

    This sounds really fun and you can count me in. My husband doesn’t even acknowledge valentines day so it would be nice to actually get something from someone.

    I will post answers to the questions on my blog early next week.

  19. 19
    Kristin says:

    Came via Jill @ Charming and Delightful. This sounds like fun!

  20. 20
    Melissa says:

    Yippee! This does look FUN! Count me in.
    Thanks for hosting!

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  22. 22
    Michelle B says:

    Sounds great! Last years was so fun, but I can’t find Mr. Linky

  23. 23
    Michelle B says:

    I had so much fun with this last year! Yeah!

  24. 24
    jen says:

    I am having Mommy brain and can’t remember if I already signed Mr.Linky. Is he down and out? I’ll check back soon, Jen

  25. 25
    Shana says:

    I want in, but I can’t find Mr. Linky! :o )

  26. 26
    pam says:

    I have put my name on mr.linky. This will be fun, I am looking forward to it. I love making a new friend.

  27. 27
    Jennifer says:

    I am very excited to be participating! This is my first year. I will get my information up today. I look forward to meeting new bloggy friends. :)

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  29. 29
    Ann says:

    I am looking forward to participating!!! I was going to do something like this then I stumbled upon you.

  30. 30
    Sharla says:

    My first swap was a stocking swap this Christmas and it was so fun. I’m really excited to participate!

  31. 31
    Crazy Daisy says:

    FUN! I participated last year and so happy to see you are doing it again this year! I’ll be posting the answer to the questions in the next few days!

  32. 32
    Shana says:

    Mr. Linky is working now! :o ) Going to add my questions to my blog.

  33. 33

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  34. 34
    Elizabeth M. says:

    I’ve never taken part in a swap before but it sounds like fun! I’ll get my post up on my blog ASAP and I’ll get started picking out treats soon after that!

  35. 35

    This sounds like a ton of fun! I see Elizabeth is my partner, I’m off to tell her the good news!

  36. 36

    This sounds like a ton of fun! I see Elizabeth is my partner, I’m off to tell her the good news!

  37. 37

    What a teriffic idea !! Count me in !! Off to post the survey on my blog now !

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  39. 39
    Caryn B says:

    I adore Valentine’s Day!!!! I’m going to post on my blog!

  40. 40
    nicolle says:

    How much fun is this going to be?!

    Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite Holidays – mainly because of all the pink and hearts too! LOL!!

  41. 41
    Jess @ NBP says:

    Looks like I’ve got Annie!! :) I’ll be emailing her soon.

  42. 42
    Stacy says:

    What fun! Looks like I’ve got Jess! Email to follow… ;)

  43. 43

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  45. 45
    Diane says:

    Can’t wait to start creating and shopping. Thanks Diane for a fun swap!!!
    Diane

  46. 46
    Pamela says:

    I wanna play, what a great swap should be fun….

    * What is your idea of a romantic Valentine’s Day? A nice dinner a a nice place and a chic flick.
    * In reality, what is your Valentine’s Day really like? I usually get flowers and have to make dinner
    * If you could have a lifetime supply of your favorite sweet indulgence, what would it be? chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream….
    * Is there any sweet treat you absolutely do not like? anything that has coconut in it ewhhhh
    * If you fell into a pool of chocolate, how would you get out?Wow now how fun would that be, I would pull my honey in to rescue me….

  47. 47
    Pam says:

    How fun! V-day is a favorite of mine too! I’ll post my answers tomorrow

  48. 48
    Maria says:

    I’m in! I’ll answer the questions on my blog: http://mamasaysmine.today.com

  49. 49

    What a fun idea! Can’t wait to give and receive the goodies!

  50. 50
    Katrina says:

    sounds fun! I love swaps!

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