Monday, March 28, 2011

Super Secret Swap Progress

You've all asked, and HERE IT IS!

For those of you who are not participating in the Super Secret Swap, you probably have no idea what I'm talking about.  Sorry about that!

This swap has been a lot of fun for me to host.  Granted, at times it IS stressful, but I get REALLY excited every time a recipient emails me with the details of the package they just received.  I think it may even be better than receiving a package myself...

Now, before I show you the goods received thus far, I wanted to tell you about a little game.  Surprise, surprise, Sami wants to play a game...

You don't even have to be participating in the swap to play!

All you have to do is, FILL IN THE CHAIN.

As I told you before, all the participants are listed and linked on my left sidebar. 

Whoever can guess the most accurate chain, will win a prize from me at the end of the swap!  Fun, right?

Please keep in mind, that while I am not linked on the sidebar list, I am also a participant, so my name must be included in the chain also. 

I would encourage you to keep track as I post pictures, and send me an email once the chain is complete.  For example, I keep track of the chain on a "post it note" on my desktop.  You can do that, or use your own method. 

I'll come up with "official rules" for the game later, if I feel I need them.  Until then, I think it'll just be fun to have people try to guess who sent to whom...

Onto the pictures...

(I have included a short "reaction" from each recipient, that you will see in pink below their picture(s)).



"Well i loved everything! And the timing was really great because I had been seriously depressed about a lot of stuff and not only did the package in the mail make me smile but I literally laughed out loud while reading the comments, plus the chocolates, my sister and father kept trying to sneak off the table I was opening them on so it just made my day to get the swap package when I did!"


(She had a few technical difficulties with pictures, so please excuse the limited selection.)
"Adorable tiny flower pots w/seeds. As you can see they are in my kitchen window & have started to sprout."

"Super cute mug. It came filled with Vanilla Coffee & Hot Cocoa. Mmmm YUM!"

"MAC Lip-gloss... yes you read that right MAC LIP-GLOSS I love makeup, especially MAC. How spoiled am I!!!
So not only did I get these awesome things, I also got an electronic Sudoku game... GREAT for people who love to have a reason to be doing anything other then what I "should" be doing. A cute picture frame with an inspirational saying in it, chocolates, lollipops, Hot Cocoa, Coffee, and a few other goodies that I can't seem to think of off the top of my head. "
"This swap was so much fun! The pure surprise of it all was the best part. The surprise of getting the package & the surprise of sending the package to the next person. I LOOOVED THAT PART! 

Thank you to my giver, I really enjoyed everything I received. It was fun knowing that someone reads my blog & takes notes on the things I really enjoy. The package came at a perfect time, needing a little pick me up, thank you so much! I can't wait to find out who you are & hopefully follow your blog if I don't already! : )"


"I am elated.  I received my package today, it is like she knows me!  I am overwhelmed and thrilled, and want to make her my best friend."

"I got the most wonderful package in the mail!  It totally MADE MY DAY!!!  I loved it!  It was so thoughtful and personalized.  Thank you so much to whoever it was."

Obviously, I shortened the reactions, but believe me EVERYONE was over the moon elated to receive their packages.  I should be hearing from recipient #5 today or tomorrow.  Could it be you???

Some of the recipients might be easier to guess based on the pictures.  If you read their blogs, you might know who they are, making the guessing that much easier.  Future recipients can decide whether they want to make the guessing easier or harder on people, accordingly.

Thanks to all my swappers thus far!  You've all done an excellent job!

Y'all might be able to tell that I'm a tad off the pace of where I wanted to be.  No worries, though!  If I'm not back on schedule by June, I have a trick or two up my sleeve, to make sure everyone gets covered. 

Thanks to everyone for playing, and for being patient while you wait your turn!  Ask anyone...the wait is totally worth it.


VandyJ said...

This looks like such fun!

MiMi said...

I'm just excited to hear how it's going!! So much fun!
And to see a post from you! :)

Anonymous said...

I'm so excited to see how it's been going! All of those wonderful swap gifts are fantastic!

{So glad to see you back by the way!}

Shawn said...

Where have you been Missy?!!?

I can't wait to find out who I'm sending to but first I need my gift. The suspense is kind of driving me batty!

As far a playing along with your little chain game...there is no way I have the brain power to figure this out, I'll leave that to IA!

Myya said...

I LOOOVE this swap!!!

Once the chain is complete I'll take a stab at who is who & see if I get lucky. Fun stuff for sure!!!

Janna said...

This has got to be one of the coolest swaps EVER! I LOVE IT!

Hope you are having a great week so far...

Bridget said...

This looks supah fun!

Xazmin said...

I've missed you! Good thing I have your number!

This seems like such a fun swap...I can't wait to hear more!

Emmy said...

Looks like some great packages so far

Jessica G. said...

Wow! Wish I had gotten in on this one! I am completely addicted to swaps, as is apparent by the fact that I found you through a swap...

cbusch said...

So glad to see an update on the Super Secret Swap - what a great idea - I have started my sticky note :)

Sarahie said...

I love this! The swap is awesome, the game is awesome! Way to keep life fun! I'm going to have to take some time to figure this chain out. Yay!

{leah} said...

Ooooo I so want in on your next secret swap!!!

love it!!!

Reading all of these were fun, now I get to go and peek and see who I think they all are :)

shortmama said...

The anticipation of this swap is what makes it so much fun!