Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Clean Swap!

It’s time for another swap! Our theme is clean, so please keep that in mind when selecting items for your partner. As usual, please limit your gifts to what can fit in a shoebox.

Please read the following details carefully.

1. In order to participate, you must either have swapped successfully with us before, or you must be a regular commenter on one of our blogs (The Homespun Heart/with all that I’ve been given). We have many people write and ask what qualifies a regular commenter. You don't need to comment daily, or even weekly, but we need to recognize your name when you sign up.

Before you send us an e-mail, please consider if you have the time and resources to fulfill your swap. Every time, we have at least one person who writes to say they’ll be late in sending their box because they can’t afford the shipping. We want to respect your financial situation, and ask that you consider joining in next time instead so no one is disappointed.

2. You need to fill out your questionnaire as part of the sign-up. In order to sign up for this swap, please e-mail with the following info:

complete mailing address
e-mail address
blog site, if you have one

If you would be willing to ship internationally, please indicate that specifically. If you don't mention it, we'll assume it's your preference to ship within the U.S.

Also, please answer the following questions in your sign-up e-mail. The more thorough your answers, the better we can match you with someone complementary.

What is your favorite and least favorite household task?
What scent says "clean" to you?
If you had a "clean schedule" for a day (a day of free time!), how would you choose to spend it?
How would you rank the cleanliness of your house overall on a scale of 1-10? Do you wish it was a different ranking?
What would make cleaning/household tasks more enjoyable for you?
What is your favorite cleaning or organizing tip?

Sign-up entries must be complete to be included. Even if you’ve swapped with us before, please send all of the information requested above.

Important dates to consider:

Sign-ups due by 8 a.m. (CST) Friday, January 30, or when 40 people have signed up.
Partner info will be e-mailed to you by Tuesday, February 3.
Please send your shoebox by Monday, February 24.

If you have not received an e-mail with partner info from us by February 6, please check your “junk” folder, and then contact us if needed.

Thanks, and happy swapping!


Lisar said...

Hi Monica....welcome home....I just love this idea for a you think I would be able to participate? as I live in Australia....I am more than happy to post to the US, but am unsure if anyone would want to post over here....I will respond to the email and just see what happens.

Becky said...

Monica, I would love to participate but I wanted to make sure with you if I was eligible. I do visit your blog everyday and comment now and again but I may not do it enough. I will fill out the questionnaire just in case but if I am not a "regular" yet, if you would please let me know. I don't mind, just want to be sure!

Linda said...

I've been waiting for another swap from you guys.... I think the idea is absolutely fabulous! :D

I'm in..... well, if I'm still in time, of course, hehe..

Greetings from the netherlands!

Dana M said...

Hi! I think I may have only commented once before, and it's been a few months, so I understand if I'm not considered a "regular." I may want to participate next time, though.

I do have a few questions. First off, what do we DO?? Are we sending items in a shoebox that helps the other person clean? (Inspires, motivates, etc) And also, how often do these swaps occur? I take it there is a different theme each time?

Anyway, I love reading your blog and will keep my eye out for the next time you do a swap! I think it would be a lot of fun!

Oh, and if you want to e-mail me, you can do that at:



Jenn said...

I would LOVE to swap again!!

Jessica said...

Hi Monica ~
I'd like to participate but our family is taking a month off from extra activities. I can't wait until you do another one. It always looks like so much fun!! I can't wait to see what you'll give and what you'll get! Thanks!!

Just Me said...

Hi Monica,

I love your site and believe I have commented previously, just don't know if it's enough to "qualify". As others have said, I will fill out the info and send it in. If I am chosen to participate, and so is Lisar (first comment) I would be happy to send to Australia - that's where I lived for 8 years before moving to the US!

Me said...

OK, Monica,

I entered the swap by emailing my information to the address given. I'm excited to start swapping!


Shaybplus3 said...

Hi Monica-
I would love to participate in the swap but I have no idea if I am considered a regular commenter or not I have only commented once or twice. Please let me know or I will wait patiently until the next one!

Thanks so much
P.S. I tried to email the info and it wouldn't send. Please let me know if I may participate and I will try again.

DairyQueen said...

Hi! I emailed to ask if I could participate, but I will fill out the info and email it as well. I will be leaving this afternoon and won't return until Sunday...don't want to miss out!


Weaves Way said...

Hi there , I would love to participate in this also , I do come to ur site everyday , I have been letting messages on a couple site just not sure why I haven't heard anything back from them not sure what Im doing wrong. But if I can't that is ok I will just start commenting alot more , I just started my own also , So pretty new to all this , any help would be great , Hey thanks so much Jody

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

What a wonderful blog you have! So enjoyed my visit! ~Maryjane