Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Check your inbox!

Your swap partners name and information has already been sent.

I am beyond excited about the overwhelming response I had to my first ever

I had 70 RSVP's.

Which is a lot more than the 20 I was expecting.

I used a scientific method of matching you.

I wrote all the names on index cards.

I laid them out on a table.

I picked up two at a time.

Very scientific.

I hope you are all excited and gathering a few of your Favorite Things.

Thanks for all your help in promoting what I hope will be a great experience for you.

Things to remember:

1. Go meet your swap partner. Visit their blog or flickr page. Email them. Get to know them a bit.

2. Start shopping. Think about what your favorite things are. Choose three. (or more if you are like me and can't decide)

3. Wrap your gifts. I think there is nothing like unwrapping presents. Make it fun.

4. Mail your package. Please be sure your Favorite Things Package is postmarked and sent by September 22, 2008. This way everyone will receive their packages about the same time.

5. Write a post and display photos of the swap on your blog or flickr page. A few days after the swap I will put up a Mr. Linky so that you can link up your post on my blog and we can all enjoy what everyone got. More details to come.

6. Have fun and remember to send a package that you would be excited to receive!

Happy Swapping!

If you have any questions ...please email me at becausewendisaidso (at) gmail (dot) com


duchess said...

I'm heading to the stores later today - what fun!

Thanks, Wendi. You're a great hostess.

Cecily R said...

YAY for the swap! I am so excited!

Katie said...

Due to my current state of craziness, I opted not to participate this time. Plus, I figured Chad might kill me for spending money since we are about to buy a house. However, should another swap happen in the future, I am there! I feel like I have not chatted with you forever. How are you, my friend?

amanda said...


thanks for the rule clarification. clearly i need help :)

can't wait to swap friend!!

and thanks again for doing this - such a wonderful hostess!!

anti-supermom said...

Thanks for doing this and being such a great host! I'm retarded and thought it was supposed to be us buying our partner's favorite things, not us buying our favorite things. I'm glad you clarified!

Krystyn said...

"Thanks for doing this and being such a great host! I'm retarded and thought it was supposed to be us buying our partner's favorite things, not us buying our favorite things. I'm glad you clarified!"

Krystyn is retarded! That comment was me....I was working on her blog, and I thought I logged out, but I didn't! Sorry if I confused you!

Elaine A. said...

This is so much fun! Thanks again for hosting Wendi!

Amy Bennett said...

This is going to be great! But do we have any type of money limit?

Marla said...

thanks Wendi... this is going to be fun...

Kristen said...

Yay! For the hostess with the mostess!! LOVE IT!!

Can't wait to gather a few things and get them sent out. Fun Fun!!

anti-supermom said...

So cool Wendi! Thanks for doing all the hard work, it will be fun~

forgetfulone said...

Are we supposed to tell them we're partners? I guess so if she has me and I have her. That would make sense! Thanks for doing all the scientific work!

Stephanie said...

I am very excited!! I am ready to shop for my favorite things! Get ready partner! Haha!

aly said...

oh darn! i totally forgot to sign up...... oh well it is probably for the best, since i am in school and life is crazy!

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

Not to be a pain, but I did not get an email with my swap partner information on it. Just checking to see if you received my orginal email to sign up for the fun. If not no problem. Thanks!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

I'm bummed that I missed out on this. i've been having trouble getting to everyone everyday lately... ya know with school starting and having my husband home more often, just throws curve balls into blogging, I mean daily life.

just jamie said...

Really. That sounds so fun. Kinda sad I passed on this one. Good work Wendi!