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 parasolswap@hotmail.com. 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 parasolswap@hotmail.com

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 parasolswap@hotmail.com

Here's to summer!

The Goodness Girls