Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Haven swap

You may have guessed it was coming! With the two of us in the same room, the next swap was definitely on our minds.

The theme of this swap is haven. We hope this swap will encourage you to make your home a more welcoming, refreshing and inviting place. Please keep those ideas in mind when selecting items for your partner. As usual, please limit your swap contents to what can fit in a shoebox.

We’re doing things a little differently this time, so please read the following details carefully.

1. With our last swap, we had quite a few participants who did not follow through, which is very disappointing to their partners and requires more work on our part as the coordinators. As a result, we’ve decided this time to do more of a “closed” swap. In order to participate, you must either have swapped successfully with us, or you must be a regular commenter on one of our blogs (The Homespun Heart/with all that I’ve been given). We are sorry to disappoint anyone, but feel this is the best course for this round of swapping. If this swap goes more smoothly, we hope to host a more “open” swap next time.

2. Another change is that we’d like you to fill out your questionnaire as part of the sign-up. In order to sign up for this swap, please e-mail sisterswaps@hotmail.com with the following info:

complete mailing address
e-mail address
blog site, if you have one
Please indicate if you would be willing to ship internationally.

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

What does the word “haven” mean to you?
What color themes are in your home? (List specific rooms, e.g. kitchen is black and red)
Describe your dream home.
Describe your decorating style.

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

Important dates to consider:
Sign-ups due by 8 a.m. (CST) Thursday, July 24, or when 50 people have signed up.
Partner info will be e-mailed to you by July 31.
Please send your shoebox by Wednesday, August 20!

If you have not received an e-mail from us by August 1, please check your “junk” folder.

Thanks, and happy swapping!


Nicol said...

Great! I'm looking forward to this! I will send in the survey!

gail said...

oh fun, fun! i was so disappointed when i missed the last swap, but with moving on the horizon and no money it wasn't meant to be. God knew.

but now, with us being in a new place i love the idea of haven and making our new nest a haven for the 3 of us.

you girls rock!

Angela - Life w/ One Busy Boy said...

Yay! My email is in!

Katie said...

Love the theme for the swap!! I would love to enter, but we have so much going on in prep for school, I don't think I could put all I want into it. I will look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with! :-)

Amy A. said...

Oh, man! I missed this one. Great theme!

I'll watch for the next swap when my life is a little less busy. :)