2008 Valentine’s Day Goody Swap

January 14, 2008 by  
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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 leave a comment below letting me know that you’d like to participate and whether you prefer a U.S. partner or are open to anyone world-wide. Then add your link to the Mr. Linky. You have until January 31st to sign-up.
  • 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.
  • On February 1st, I’ll be announcing your swap partners so make sure I have your email address.
  • It is your responsibility to contact your partner and exchange mailing addresses. Please take some time to get to know each other. 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 we can learn a little more about you. You can post your answers on your blog or in comments.
  • Try to send out your packages asap to ensure that your partner gets theirs 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!

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About the Author: Kailani:
Owner of An Island Life and Family Review Network. Wife, mother, and flight attendant . . . living a blessed life in Hawaii.
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87 Responses to “2008 Valentine’s Day Goody Swap”
  1. 51
    Morgan says:

    I would love to do this! It’s such a great idea. I’ll answer the questionnaire on my blog with a link to here, if that’s okay. :)

    Also– I’d like to only ship in the US if available. Thanks!

    ~*Morgan*~
    Georgia

    Morgan’s last blog post..Sticky Post: Weighty Issues

  2. 52
    Sonja A says:

    Hello. This sounds very cool. :) I’m excited. I’ve never done a swap before so I’m nervous but thrilled to do it. I just found your blog tonight and it’s very cool too. (I need to find a new word…I keep saying cool…lol…)

    Anyways, I don’t mind if the person is out of the country at all. Very neat to learn about another country anyways. :)

    Thanks!
    Sonja

    Sonja A’s last blog post..An Island Life…in the middle of this Colorado Snow

  3. 53
    natasha says:

    I would love to join in on the fun!!!!
    I will answer the questions in my blog :)

    natasha’s last blog post..An Island Life give a way!

  4. 54

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  5. 55
    Debb George says:

    I like to join your swap have already done two Valentine swap and in the mail. I like the question if you fall in a pool of chocalate how would you get out? Of course I eat my way out. Then I be big and round. And someone could roll me out. I like top have a partner in USA I will put this on my blog about the swap.
    Debb

    Debb George’s last blog post..Freebie Vintage VALENTINE ‘s Cards

  6. 56

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  7. 57
    Sue says:

    Count me in – it will be my first. Please put me down for US shipping. I answered the questions on my blog! Sounds like a lot of fun.

    Sue’s last blog post..Blogging Fun

  8. 58
    Christine says:

    For the last few years, I have celebrated Single’s Awareness Day (SAD), and I look forward to a gift exchange. I prefer a US parter and will post the questionare on my blog.

    Christine’s last blog post..Caffine, Cruise-control, and Cloaking Devices

  9. 59
    Christine says:

    For the last few years, I have celebrated Single\’s Awareness Day (SAD), and I look forward to a gift exchange. I prefer a US parter and will post the questionnaire on my blog.

    Christine’s last blog post..Caffine, Cruise-control, and Cloaking Devices

  10. 60
    Christine says:

    I just realized that I am registered on here multiple times. I only meant to register once, but my computer was giving me fits, so it must have sent the data repeatedly. Please remove the extra ones.

    Christine’s last blog post..Gift Swap

  11. 61

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  14. 64
    frannie says:

    I would love to join… I prefer the u.s.

    thanks!

    frannie’s last blog post..Bruce Almighty!

  15. 65

    I prefer US. This looks like fun.

    Leigh Bratina’s last blog post..Dancing Queens

  16. 66
    Charnita says:

    I do not have a preference….sounds like a great way to meet friends.

  17. 67
    mp says:

    I’m normally a non-Vday person..but why the hey not! Sounds like fun!! Now I’ll go do my linky love!

    mp’s last blog post..ALS Post..

  18. 68
    mp says:

    OH…and I’m open to anywhere…

    mp’s last blog post..A girly thing to do…

  19. 69
    megan says:

    What is your idea of a romantic Valentine’s Day?
    A surprise trip to a bed and breakfast. Included in the back of the car is beautiful flowers amd a picnic!
    In reality, what is your Valentine’s Day really like?
    Like anyother day . But I’ll make some chocolate dessert.
    If you could have a lifetime supply of your favorite sweet indulgence, what would it be?
    Chocolate! I’m hooked on molten lava cakes right now. But then I need the ice cream!
    Is there any sweet treat you absolutely do not like?
    Conversation Hearts -jelly beans
    If you fell into a pool of chocolate, how would you get out?
    Why would I want to?

    This sounds like alot of fun. Count me in!

  20. 70
    SeaBird says:

    Oooh, a pool of chocolate – why would you want to get out?

    I’d like a lifetime of supply of dark chocolate and I don’t really like anything without it – ha!

    (US address, please!)

    SeaBird’s last blog post..Tales from the crib

  21. 71
    Nicole says:

    Yippee. I love swaps and I love Valentines…Sign me up…..US address please

    What is your idea of a romantic Valentine’s Day? Quite dinner with hubby…
    .
    In reality, what is your Valentine’s Day really like?

    Make sure my girls have all the valetines for school exchange and special treat for them and hubby.

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

    Cream puffs and eclairs…they are devilishly devine…
    Is there any sweet treat you absolutely do not like?

    Unfortunetly no….

    Nicole’s last blog post..THE DASH

  22. 72
    Biddy says:

    Sign me up! I’d prefer someone in the u.s. simply because i never have any luck sending stuff overseas!

    Biddy’s last blog post..help a sistah out!

  23. 73

    I would love to do this domestically only. I did this for Christmas, and have made a great friend!

    A romantic Valentine’s Day is full of surprises, with me being the one surprised! I love thoughtfulness!

    My Valentine’s Day actually is me doing something thoughtful for my kids and husband, and my husband doing something small scale for me.

    An endless supply of indulgences…hmmm…does it have to be food? I love lots of BLING and exotic herbal teas. You know…girliness…I live in all male household. :) Seriously…I love fruity stuff, and I love milk chocolate. I love the ReesesPeanut butter cups, too. I do LOVE chocolate, though.

    I do not like chalky candy (conversation hearts), gummy candy, or mints. I don’t like spicy candies, or licorice.

    If I fell in a chocolate pool, I would invite everyone I know to come over and swim from my chocolate cell phone.

    thefarnerfiles’s last blog post..Hugging Hubby

  24. 74
    Kim says:

    This sounds like fun! Sign me up! I do prefer a US address however!

  25. 75
    Alexis says:

    I’m in. I would be willing to ship overseas too. Can’t wait to see who I get!

    Alexis’s last blog post..A Good Monday Morning

  26. 76
    Andrea says:

    I would prefer US shipping.

    A Romantic Valentine’s Day date? A sit down Italian dinner followed by going to the Ballet. And a stop for a wonderful dessert.

    In reality… Order a pizza and rent a video.

    If you could have a lifetime supply of your favorite sweet indulgence, what would it be? Lindor peanut butter truffles. or Swedish fish YUM!

    Is there any sweet treat you absolutely do not like? Almond Joy.

    If you fell into a pool of chocolate, how would you get out?
    Get out? Why would I want to get out?

    Andrea’s last blog post..SHOESday!

  27. 77
    Shana says:

    Another fun swap. Please add me to the mix. :o )

    Shana’s last blog post..Bloggy Giveaway – Handmade Bra Purse

  28. 78
    Jill says:

    I’m in! I met Judy through the Swap last year and we’ve become great blogging friends!!

    Jill’s last blog post..One more for good measure…

  29. 79
    Alix says:

    Such a great idea. Sorry I am so late signing up I saw it on J’s blog ages ago and then never got round to it!

    I’m in the USA but will post anywhere

    Alix’s last blog post..WW – Look out below

  30. 80
    I eat bears says:

    This is my first swap!! I’m so excited. I think for now, I would prefer a US addy. I’m in the US myself.

    Thanks!!

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  32. 82
    Tracee says:

    Can’t wait, this should be a lot of fun!

    Tracee’s last blog post..Don’t Be Afraid of Heaven by Clint Adams

  33. 83
    Michelle B says:

    I mailed out my package.

    Michelle B’s last blog post..Bow Contest

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  35. 85
    Jennifer says:

    I got my swap gift in the mail yesterday! What fun it was to open it!

    Jennifer’s last blog post..Happy Valentines Day!!

  36. 86

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