Thursday, October 23, 2008

Hibernating . .

Hello friends, we here at Sweet Goodness Swaps will be hibernating for a few months. We really wanted to host a fun holiday swap this year but it seems we are all very overwhelmed with life, the holidays and new opportunities and don't think we'll have the time to dedicate in order to make a sucessful swap.

But don't fret! WE WILL BE BACK bigger and better than ever. We plan to relaunch SGS in January with our first ever Winter Themed Swap. Perhaps it will be a silvery snow theme or a red bird and pine cone theme. You'll just have to wait and see. :)

So please hang in there and visit us in 2009.

From all of us here at Sweet Goodness - Rebecca, Lucy, Heidi and Leigh Ann - have safe and happy holidays!

The Goodness Girls

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Swap Shipping Day: June 30th!

Polka Dots, Lemonade and Parasols

Tick tock says the clock!! We hope all you Sweet Goodness Swapper gals are having fun collecting the polka dots, opening the parasols, and swigging down the pink lemonade for this swap!!

Shipping date is coming up next week--by June 30th your items should be in the mail. While we didn't require you to get a confirmation number, it may be a good idea to track your item if possible and share that number with your partner so they are aware of when to expect your swap items!

We love to check out the photos of all your wonderful swap items so you can upload them here.
Please tell us about the package and who your partner is!!

Thank you all for joining our swaps--please be sure to grab our feed so you can be first to know about our next swap!! We are now limiting our swap to the first 50 or 60 participants to keep things manageable for all, so getting in early is key!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Martha's Frozen Margarita

Just in time for summer Martha has a fun frozen margarita Good Thing:

Heat 1 cup sugar and 1 1/2 cups water in a small saucepan, stirring to dissolve sugar

Stir in 2 cups fresh lime juice.

Pour into 9 X 13 inch metal pan and freeze overnight.

Just before serving, scrape with a spoon until slushy.

Stir in 1 cup tequila.

Transfer to glasses and garnish with lime! Viva Margarita!

From July 2008 Martha Stewart Living

Martha's traditional non-frozen margarita recipe can be found here.

I'm thinking that this would be a nice if you replaced the tequila with seltzer for a non-alcholic lime fizzy drink!

The Summer Swap is in full swing! If you haven't heard from your partner yet please drop us a line at Remember to check your spam folders just in case your partners emailed landed in there!

cheers ~ The Goodness Girls

Monday, June 9, 2008

20 Questions!

Parasol Mosiac for Sweet Goodness Swap

Let's Get to Know Each Other And Play 20 Questions!

Please copy and paste into your blog (if you don't have a blog, please email your partner with your replies).

1. What is your favorite Summer Drink(s)?

2. What is your favorite Summer Activity?

3. If you could spend a lazy afternoon reading, what would be in your hands?

4. What is your favorite type of craft/art medium?

5. What is one art/craft supply you absolutely have been dying to have or try?

6. What are your favorite colors in our 'rainbow sherbet' theme? Pink, lime green, yellow, orange, aqua (or blue)

7. What is your favorite sweet treat?

8. Are there any craft or art supplies you would NOT be interested in receiving?

9. What is your favorite song today?

10. How do you 'pamper' yourself during the hot summer days?

11. Do you have any kidlets or pets?

12. What is your best potluck dish for summer get togethers?

13. If you could take a summer vacation anywhere, where would it be?

14. Describe your decorating style. Does that say anything about your personality?

15. What are your initials?

16. Why do you like to join swaps?

17. You have 25 dollars to spend just on you for a little treat. What do you buy? ((you can list more than one thing)

18. What's one craft supply or art supply you absolutely can not live without?

19. Who's the last person you hugged?

20. What's your favorite number and why?

***Just a little mis mash of questions to help you get to know your partner!! Please comment on this post once you have your 20 questions up so we ALL can visit you, too!!!*****

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Partners Paired!

And the Swap is On!!!

The partner emails went out to all participants this weekend. Please let us know asap if you did not receive information from us.

We've included all the partner pairs below. We thought it would be fun for everyone to get to know each other so please take the time to visit each other's blog and say hello!

**If we don't have a link correct or are missing yours (we had several join that did not provide us their blog) please let us know so we can correct or add yours!!!


Dana & Patty

MaryAnne & Glenda

Chrystal & Emma

Joyce & Samantha

Robin & Kersten

Tamy & Ceekay

Leslie & Melissa

Paula & Ali

Rebecca & Melissa

& Kimberly

Cynthia & Julia

Jennifer & Michele

Kelley & Lola

Amy & Leigh Ann

Kelly & Karen

Susan & Sarah

Heidi & Kari

Lucy & Katie S.

Stephanie & Jilly

& Heidi S.

& Katie B.

Lyn & Rachel

Kirsten & Mandi

Geri & Sarah S.

Mary & Maureen

Wendy & Jane

Hope & Jenn

Leah & Tiffany

Wowza--we are so tickled to see so many 'veteran' Sweet Goodness Swappers as well as all the new peeps join us!!

Stay tuned for:

Getting to know you Summer Swap questionairre

Summer Drink recipes

Craft/Art project ideas

Flickr Page for all send outs

And anything else the Goodness Girls can come up with!!!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Swap is CLOSED

Wow, we are overwhelmed by the response for the new swap! We've met our limit for participants for this one so I'm afraid we'll have to close the sign-ups. For those of you who are signed up and received an email from us, partner emails will begin to go out on Monday, June 10. If you weren't able to make it to this swap, please be sure to sign up for our email notification over there on the right side so that you'll receive notice when we announce our next swap.

Thank you so much for your enthusiasm! :)

The Goodness Girls

Monday, June 2, 2008

Parasols, Pink Lemonade & Polka Dots Summer Swap

Parasols, Pink Lemonade & Polka Dots Summer Swap

Three wonderful things that make us think of lazy summer days! The idea is simple, put together a package for your partner to help her enjoy the coming summer months incorporating the three theme items. We know this make be a little tricky so here are some ideas to start:

Parasols - drink umbrellas
Pink Lemonade - brings to mind the colors pink and yellow and cool summer drinks
Polka Dots - that one is easy and who doesn't love polka dots?

Throughout the swap we'll be posting ideas, drink recipes and inspiration to help you on your way. Have fun with this one!

THEME: Parasols, Pink Lemonade & Polka Dots

Please send your partner a package full of summery goodness incorporating the theme of parasols, pink lemonade and polka dots. Please include at least one handmade item, one thrifted/second hand/vintage item and one sweet treat. You may include other items as you see fit but please try to stay in the price range of under $20 not including shipping. Get to know your partner and exchange a little summer cheer.

COLORS: No specific colors but "summery" brights and sherbet colors fit the theme (pink, orange, blue, yellow and green)

SIGN UP BY: Friday June 6th - HURRY! Please note: This swap is limited to the first 50 people! Swap sign-ups will close when we reach 50 participants or on June 6th, whichever comes first. Spots are going VERY QUICKLY, so don't delay!

SEND OUT BY: Monday June 30th

TO SIGN UP: Send us an email at

Please remember that if you sign up for the swap you are making a commitment to follow it through to the end. If for some reason you will be late or are unable to finish the swap please send us an email at

Here's to summer!

The Goodness Girls

Friday, May 2, 2008

Must See Flickr Page: Spring Time In Paris!

Be sure to check out our Flickr page for more wonderful Spring time in Paris photos!!

Thank you to all of our loyal Sweet Goodness Swappers!! As always, it was lots of fun :)


Thursday, April 24, 2008

Mail Day Coming Up!!

Hello Paris Swappers!!! The time is almost upon us to ship out your lovely Spring Time in Paris packages (holy smolly, where does time go???))!

Send out date is: April 28th

PLEASE upload your photos either sent or received to our Flickr Group:

Last but not least, please drop your partner a line and let them know when you received your package (and thank

We hope you had some creative fun as well as made a friend along the way during this swap!! We appreciate you joining and playing along so nicely :)

Stay tuned for our next swap coming up this summer!! Whooohooo--it's going to be a juicy one!!


The Goodness Girls!

Monday, March 31, 2008

Pars Swap Button

Attention Paris Swappers! Here is your button for the sidebar of your blogs!


Partners Paired

Hello, Swappers!

Partner emails were sent out last night. Please let us know at if you have not received your email.

Please be sure to email your partner, introduce yourself, and exchange addresses.

Happy swapping!
The Goodness Girls
Rebecca, Lucy, Heidi, Leigh Ann

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Springtime In Paris Swappers--

Paris Swappers--partner information will be out this weekend!

Hold tight, we are traveling across the creative waters for this swap!!

We can not wait to see what all you wonderful ladies are going to come up with this time!


The Goodness Girls

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Paris Swap is now Closed!

Thank you for the quick responses! The Paris Swap is now closed and emails have been sent to all 60 participants. Partner information will be sent out shortly!

The Goodness Girls

Monday, March 24, 2008

I love Paris in the Spring!

Bonjour, Swappers! The Goodness Girls are happy to announce our new spring Sweet Goodness swap!


Sign up by:
Monday March 31st - SWAP IS CLOSED! SWAP IS FULL!

Partner names will be sent out by Friday April 4th

Send out by: Monday April 28th

Description: You will send your partner a swap package including one handmade item, one thrifted item, one sweet treat and one craft supply. Feel free to send more but not less! Get to know your partner! :) Anything goes as long as it sticks to following rules:

Colors: Pale blue/teal/aqua, white and black

Theme: Must include at least one item that is French-inspired. Examples, something must say France or Paris, or include an Eiffel tower or the fleur de lis. Be creative! If you are signing up for this swap you most likely have some French-inspired ideas already rolling around in your head!

Open to: The first 60 swappers so sign up quickly! Just PLEASE remember that if you sign up you MUST complete the swap ON TIME. Please please see the sidebar for details.

Value: Please try to make your swap value $20 (not including shipping).

Please email us at to sign up! Remember to let us know if you are willing to ship internationally should we have any overseas participants. Also make sure to include a link to your blog or Flickr page in the email!

We're excited for this swap and think it will be so much fun! :)

The Goodness Girls
Rebecca, Lucy, Leigh Ann & Heidi

Friday, March 21, 2008

Spring Sweet Goodness Swap Sneak Peek #2!

Bonjour mes amis! Got any ideas about our theme yet? :) Remember, sign-ups start Monday, March 24 and will run for a week. This swap is limited to 60 participants so make sure to sign up early! Have a wonderful holiday weekend and we'll see you on Monday!

The Goodness Girls

Monday, March 17, 2008

Spring Sweet Goodness Swap Sneak Peek!

1. 4. Aqua Crystals Faceted Round Blue, 2. Aqua Blue Candies, 3. Pale blue W, 4. pale blue, 5. Pale Blue, 6. robins egg blue3, 7. robin's egg blue hot rod, 8. robins egg blue buttons, 9. Robins Egg Blue Nest Mixed Media Collage

Remember, sign-ups for this swap will begin Monday, March 24! We are limiting this swap to 60 participants so be sure to sign up early! Stay tuned for another sneak peek sometime this week...

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Coming Soon . . .

The Springtime Sweet Goodness Swap will be announced on Monday, March 24th!

Happy Easter

The Goodness Girls

Friday, February 1, 2008

Time to get the Hanging Hearts Swaps in the mail!

Hello Swappers!

Monday February 4th is the deadline to send out your Hanging Hearts Swap to your partner! If for some reason you think you'll miss that date PLEASE contact your partner!!

Don't forget to post pictures on Flickr here. There are some amazing items in there already!


Friday, January 18, 2008

Heartfelt Apologies!

Sweet Goodness Heart Swappers--
We apologize, we missed a few swappers on our list from the looks of our comments in the last post!! Please check your in box now if you were missing your partner info, we do believe we have everyone's information taken care of now. However, there are a couple messages that keep returning with delivery failure so there may be someone left without a partner info still.

IF BY SOME CHANCE there is still a swapper out there that has not heard from us, please email me (lucy) directly at:

johl3 at windstream dot net

or leave a comment on one of our blogs (links found on the sidebar).

If you and your partner need a couple extra days to complete because of this delay-please touch base with one another to confirm on an agreeable time frame.

We hope that you all get to know your partner during this swap and have lots of creative fun with it!!!

Please post photo's of your package sent and or received on Flickr:


You must join the group to upload photos. After joining, upload your photos to your flickr page. After uploading photos, go to your flickr page. Click on the photo(s) you want to add to the group. At the top, there will be a button that says "Add to Group" when you click on that, your groups should appear. Click on the SGS Heart Swap link and it will send to the group. You can add a description by clicking under the picture. A yellow box will appear that will allow you to write details about your photo.

Thank you again for all of your patience while we sort out the swap list!!!


The Goodness Girls

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Hello, Swappers! Partner emails have now been sent out. If you didn't receive anything, please email us at to let us know! Please be sure to email your partner and introduce yourself and exchange addresses. Remember, the mailing deadline for this swap is Monday, February 4. Happy crafting!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Swapper Needed!

***Thank you for everyone who responded. We have an even number of swappers now! You should be receiving your partners today or tomorrow.***

Hello! We ended up with an odd number of swappers for the Hanging Hearts Swap. If you wanted to sign up but missed the deadline please send us an email. The first we receive will be our last swapper!


Monday, January 7, 2008

Hanging Hearts Swap Button!

Thanks to Tamy we have this fabulous swap button to offer! Thank you!

Just right click, save and add to your blog!


We have some swappers replying on our comments that they would like to join but not emailing us....please reply back to us on our email with your info so we can count you in officially!!

Please include your blog if you have one and whether or not you will ship internationally.

HURRY--sign ups end on Friday!!!!!

Friday, January 4, 2008

Hanging Hearts Valentines Day Swap!

Happy New Year! We're back and ready for a great year of swapping in 2008! Didn't think you'd hear from us so soon, heh? Well Lucy and I now have TWICE the amount of help and we're off to a bang up start!

Leigh Ann will be joining us again now that she's all set up in her new home in Kansas and please welcome our newest Goodness Girl, Heidi! So look out swappers, you've got a load of crafty women over here ready to get your creative juices flowing! (and let me tell you, the ideas already being discussed for future swaps are amazing!)

And the first swap of 2008 is . . .


Sign up by: Friday January 11th (hurry up!)

Partner names will be sent out by Tuesday January 15th

Send out by: Monday February 4th

Description: You will send your partner one Hanging Heart Valentine! Be creative! You can use any media as long as your Valentine is smaller than 8x10. We want to keep this a quick and easy swap, aim to fit your valentine into a small box or padded envelope.

Your Valentine doesn't even have to be a heart, just something related to the holiday that your partner can display by hanging. Ideas: fabric hearts, paper hearts, dolls, mixed media collages, fabric post cards, you name it! If you can attach a ribbon to it and call it a Valentine it will work. :) (And we know you'll most likely include a heart on it somewhere.) This is your chance to really put your brain to work and come up with something unique!

Colors: You can do the traditional colors of Valentine's Day or be creative and shake it up a bit like pink and aqua or pink and brown. (Rebecca's personal favorite!)

Open to: All swappers! As this will be a fast and fun swap anyone can join. Just PLEASE remember that if you sign up you MUST complete the swap ON TIME. Please please see the sidebar for details.

Please email us at to sign up! Remember to let us know if you are willing to ship internationally should we have any overseas participants. Postage should be low on this swap!

Swap button and Flickr groups to come!

Cheers ~

The Goodness Girls

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