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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89 Responses to “2009 Valentine’s Day Goody Swap”
  1. 51
    Tara says:

    Oh this sounds so fun.. !!! I had to remind my husband yesterday that it was valentines coming up!!! lol

  2. 52
    Casey H says:

    YAYYYYY! I signed up and I cant wait!!

    Here’s my post about it–
    http://caseydeucesworld.blogspot.com/2009/01/2009-valentines-day-swap.html

    • 52.1
      Flor says:

      Well i found out that Valentine’s Day has egsisted since 1969, it was one of the many Saint’s Days that the Catholic Church cebrelated. Also valentines day is also called st.valentines. The St. Valentine the day is named for how, most likely, who used performed secret marriages in 3rd century with the Roman Emperor Claudius II.

    • 52.2
      Azzedine says:

      I studied some onnile resources and took a weekend class that culminated in the technician exam. Look in the notes below the YouTube player and your will find a link to download a HAM radio primer in PDF format with clickable links. I think that document will answer a lot of questions and get you aimed in the right direction.

  3. 53
    Michele Kaplan says:

    I don’t have a web site or blog but wanted to join this swap – had to use Kailani’s URL to sign up. My idea of a romantic Valentine’s Day is a gourmet dinner out with my hubby. I love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Dove Dark Chocolate. I don’t like “hot” candy. I love all the colors of Valentine’s Day and I’m happy to be in this swap!!!

  4. 54
    Michele Kaplan says:

    Sorry, here is my email address mjk5265@comcast.net

  5. 55
    Cassandra says:

    I think this sounds like a great idea and so much fun! Michele…I’m excited to meet you.

  6. 56
    Laurie says:

    Yay~ I was afraid I wouldn’t make it in time. I was on vacation when Jeannie told me about it. Can’t wait!

  7. 57
    Jean says:

    I had so much doing this last year and now have a great bloggy friend and can’t wait to do it again this year. Thanks for hosting us Kailani!

  8. 58
    Kadi says:

    Woohoo! I’m in! This sounds fun :)

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    Lauren C says:

    This is such a good idea, and just what I need!

  12. 62

    I am excited to participate! Thanks for the idea.

    • 62.1
      Taibei says:

      Naku at nabulilyaso pa ang deyt! That’s okay…rain check na lang and go pag medyo maalaks na talaga ikaw.Can you believe na TGIF na naman? Yay! Lumilipad ang araw…before we know it eh Pasko na naman…hehe.Anyway, palakas ka na Ate beng para makapag deyt na kayo ni Kuya T. Have a great weekend ahead…Huling

    • 62.2
      Bentoy says:

      Excellent setup Doc! Now you need to get a 12v solar trickle creghar to keep your portable battery topped off. They are pretty inexpensive I think I paid $25 for a pack of two at costco. If you have two 12v batts you can be charging one while operating on the other.

    • 62.3
      Naomi says:

      because of the scroll thgnis in the box you have to make sure to get all of the code, if you’re not careful you might only pick up half of it, can I get you button from your blog?

  13. 63
    Nicoleigh says:

    How fun. This is my first swap. I’m excited!

  14. 64
    CarolH says:

    This will be fun! Hi Nicoleigh! Looking forward to meeting you! I’ll put my questionnaire on my blog. Today or tomorrow. : )

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    Beth says:

    Ok, this looks like to much for and is too simple to not join in! And michelle, you looks like a great perosn to get to know! Count me in!
    weepereas at yahoo dot com

  17. 67
    Heather says:

    YAY! How exciting!! I get to buy for Beth, who I don’t know but I’m so excited to get to know!! YAY!

  18. 68

    What a wonderful idea! This is Perfect timing! I am dealing with cancer and things have been difficult lately. This will put a big smile on my face!

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  20. 70
    Stacey Rapp says:

    What is your idea of a romantic Valentine’s Day?
    Maybe a nice dinner, and ice cream by the beach. (We live near Monterey, CA).

    In reality, what is your Valentine’s Day really like?
    We’ll probably go have dinner, and give each other a gift, and maybe, get that ice cream by the beach!

    If you could have a lifetime supply of your favorite sweet indulgence, what would it be?
    Peet’s Coffee and Tea Chocolate & Caramel Swirl Freddo. IT IS SO SO SO SO GOOD! (http://www.peets.com)
    THat and any really good chocolate/peanut butter candy!

    Is there any sweet treat you absolutely do not like?
    Not really, I pretty much like it all.

    If you fell into a pool of chocolate, how would you get out?
    EAT, EAT, EAT my way out… here’s hoping it’s Godiva or See’s chocolate. HA!

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  22. 72
    Pamela says:

    sounds fun count me in:
    * What is your idea of a romantic Valentine’s Day?A nice dinner and a movie and maybe getting some nice flowers with a nice card but since i am divorced i will be going out with some friends for some girl fun hate to be lonely on Love day!!!
    * In reality, what is your Valentine’s Day really like?read above what mine is going to be like
    * If you could have a lifetime supply of your favorite sweet indulgence, what would it be? Chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream from Ben and Jerry’s HEAVEN!!!!
    * Is there any sweet treat you absolutely do not like? red hots
    * If you fell into a pool of chocolate, how would you get out? guess i would have to eat my way out but if I couldnt can you imagina a better way to go, hopefully there would be some strawberries in too i would die with a big ole smile on my face.

  23. 73
    Rachel says:

    Can’t wait!!
    * What is your idea of a romantic Valentine’s Day?
    I love to go to dinner at The Melting Pot (fondue restaurant).

    * In reality, what is your Valentine’s Day really like?
    Usually nothing because it is wrapped up with my birthday the day before.

    * If you could have a lifetime supply of your favorite sweet indulgence, what would it be?

    For a lifetime I would say chocolate mousse…but
    right now I am really into peanut butter with chocolate but I love any chocolate!

    * Is there any sweet treat you absolutely do not like?
    Anything not chocolate

    * If you fell into a pool of chocolate, how would you get out?
    It would be difficult but I think I am up for the challenge of eating my way out.

  24. 74
    Thao says:

    My first swap and it sounds like fun. My questionnaire answers posted here:

    http://wondertwinadventures.blogspot.com/2009/01/valentines-day-goodie-swap.html

  25. 75
    Beth says:

    sent my swap package today!

  26. 76
    Rachel says:

    Hi, I am hoping to reach Pamela. I am your Valentine Swapper but I keep getting a message that says your blog no longer exists.

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