Monday, October 15, 2007

October Swap Deadline!

(Picture from Martha Stewart's Halloween section of Martha Stewart Living)

Hello Sweet Goodness Swap Sisters!!

Rebecca and I had good intentions to send a mass email out to all of our sister swappers however we have over 50 on our mailing list and it's not letting us send out in a block nor is it letting us break down that group to email for some hopefully most of you have your BLOGLINES or other feed set to this blog and will receive this post update! Hopefully we will figure out the issue before long so we can send email updates as well as blog updates!

This Saturday, October 20th, is the send out deadline for your Halloween/October swap, here is a reminder of the details:


Please send your sister, by 10/20/07, a Sweet Goodness Halloween Treat! Please include one hand made item with a Halloween theme (Halloween cone with treats inside, a trick or treat bag for your swap sister's kids, Halloween ATC, Halloween potholders, fall pincushion, note cards, a home decoration, etc.) and some sweet treats. Please make sure to check with your sister to see if she has any allergies (chocolate, nuts, etc.) or cannot have sugar.

We now have a flickr group set up for your pictures, please join the group and upload the swap received (and if you want to, sent items).

For those of you who haven't uploaded much to flickr here's a basic recap on how to do it:

Join in the flickr group.

Upload your pictures to flickr (I downloaded a flickr uploader and it sits on my desktop which is very easy to use, just drag and drop).

Click on your picture.

On the top of picture, there should be a little box that says a variety of on "Add to group" and it should list in another drop down box all the groups you belong to.

Click our flickr group and it will automatically upload picture.

Repeat for as many pictures as you have.

2nd option:

On your main page, click on the top button that says "Organize".

A grey box should appear and then you click on Groups which is on top of the grey box.

Your groups should appear in the "Pool".

Drag and drop your pictures which should be at the bottom of the screen to the correct group.

Let me know if you have any issues. I'm not an expert but I can hopefully help you to upload. :)


Stay tuned--Next week we will be doing Part II of our "Get to know you" posts for our November swap!


I'll leave you with a fall recipe favorite of mine:

Coconut Pumpkin Loaves
5 eggs
2 c. canned pumpkin
1-1/4 c. vegetable oil
3 c. all purpose flour
2 pkgs. (3.4 oz. each) instant
coconut pudding mix
3 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
3/4 c. chopped pecans
1 tsp salt

In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs and pumpkin until smooth. Add sugar and oil; mix well. Combine the flour, pudding mixes, cinnamon, soda, and nutmeg; add to the pumpkin mixture. Stir in the nuts.

Transfer to three greased and floured 8-in. x 4-in. x 2-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350ยบ for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. You can wrap and freeze these loaves for up to six months.
****I like to add cinnamon sugar mixture to the top of loves about 1/2 into cooking as well as some raisins to the mixture above*****

Can't wait to see your "Spookatcular Swaps"!!

1 comment:

Recy Vintage & Creations said...

Wow... I need to get on it! I'm behind on my sending out, for sure. I'll get it done though!

I don't have Flickr at all. Is that a problem??


Karen Beth