9.05.2008

I got Spirit How bout You?



It's NEVER to early to start thinkin bout Christmas...

I have decided since this will be the first ever Secret Santa Soiree(like the name?) to keep it simple and just do a gift exchange-I have tried to outline the important stuff below. If you want to show the bloggy world you are participating I made a banner and some buttons(below) feel free to grab them and post them on your blog a link back is appreciated but not required and IF'n I knew how to add a code to the buttons I would, so that you and others have easy viewing to this post-but I don't...IF anyone does and wants to help a sistah out lemme know....

This is going to be A LOT of fun and I am so glad you all want to be part of the first ever Secret Santa Soiree...so on with the show...




*How It Works*


You will first fill out a little q&a(below) about yourself-so your Secret Santa will have an easier time shopping for you. When the sign up ends(around Oct 18th) I will match everyone up with a SSS exchange partner-I hope to have that done by Nov 1st then you will ship your gift by Dec 10th






*411*


1) You must have a blog so that when your gift(s) start rolling in you can post pics and blog your lil out about how GREAT your Secret Santa Soiree exchange partner is.


2) You must not share your partner's address with anyone else-
The only two people who will ever see your full name and address will be myself and your partner. Under no circumstances are you to share that private information with any other blogger. Unless you all wanna send me B-day gifts then by all means share my addy I kid I kid




3) The spending limit will be between $10-$15(not including shipping) if you choose to spend more PLEASE do not be upset if your SSS partner does not




4) When you're ready to ship your gift, make sure you buy delivery confirmation(DC) for about $1,This will serve as proof that you actually did ship your gift to your partner.




5)In order to sign up you may leave a comment BUT you will need to email me(the stalk me link) your Q&A's along with your shipping info-this will be the ONLY way I can be certain you want to be a part of the SSS PLEASE put SSS in your subject line and also include a link to your blog-obviously I dont know everyones real names yet so it's helpful if you give me the name you post under along with your blog link

6) You MUST ship by Dec 10th-feel free to get creative with your return address while keeping in mind the rules and regs of USPS or your shipping carrier of choice




7) Prolly the most important bit of 411-This is a SECRET santa soiree so PLEASE do not share who your exchange partner is...you want to keep them guessing right?


*How to Participate*


In case you are still a lil bit confused, email me your shipping info along with the answers to your Q&A(you may also post your q&a answers in the comment section) by Oct 18,shop for your SSS partner and remember while you are out trying to find the perfect gift(s) your SSS partner is doing the same for you. Ship By Dec 10th-dont forget the DC,when your gift arrives BLOG about it,take pix,let the whole blog-O-sphere know what they missed out on.



*Q&A*



Favorite fast food restaurant: Subway,Quiznos,Panera


Favorite Candy:I am not really a huge candy eater I prefer salty snacks


Favorite Scent: I love holiday scents for candles and clean scents for lotions


Favorite books or types: I Love Janet Evanovich but I have read all her books-I however DO NOT mind already been read books if you wanna turn me on to a new author.I also enjoy cookbooks


Do you have animals: 1 dachshund ginger 1 black lab pepper


Do you collect anything: Not anything specific-I love kitchen gadgets and snowman related holiday items,rustic moose and bear items


Favorite color:GREEN



Is there something you would like that you never buy yourself: I rarely buy myself nail polish and I like neutral shades of light pinks and light beige. a Plain Venus razor every time I buy one of these oldest bean and middle bean steal them...yiyiyi



Anything else you would like your secret santa to know about you: My home is a hodge podge of this and that and I just love the thought of a surprise. I am an OU fan. I have 3 beans,a mr gp,2 dogs and a snake so I rarely splurge on anything for myself. I Love anything that is personalized with a big Ol' 'G' on it-that seems to be the only way the girl beans don't take my stuff! Like a canvas bag,stationary etc...



Likes: Yankee candles holiday scents, anything from sephora-gawd thats my FAVORITE store,soft N dri deoderant is my fav,personalized items



Dislikes:I am so not a scrapbooker



T-shirt size:XL



That is my list filled out to give you an idea of how you can elaborate to help your SSS partner

Feel free to be as creative with the q&a list as you would like-the more info you provide the easier it will be for your SSS partner to shop fo you. You may choose to buy a few smaller priced gifts or choose to buy one item-that option is yours. You can shop via brick and morter stores or you can shop online,again the option is yours.


Once all gifts have been recieved I will post a list of who had who and some of you super sleuthers may have already guessed correctly thats fine too-also if you have an amazon wishlist it may be a good idea to include that in your emal to me.

Here are a few very generic buttons-I am sooooo not good at button design BUT if anyone is and wants to again 'help a sistah' out feel free to email/comment me.








My confession for today: this post took me over 5 hrs-that has to be a record

61 comments:

  1. Great job! 5 hours or not, it all looks great! If you don't get help with the code, I can get it to you later. I have to keep painting today....back to work I go.

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  2. TY Lynn and surprisingly I just figured out how to link/add code to pics on my sidebar YAY me!

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  3. Yes, I have the spirit too. Check your mail. This will be great fun. Looking forward to it.

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  4. oooooo pick me pick me!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. Sending the email tonight.. count me in... Yipppeeee

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  6. i would love to participate, but i am not going to be able to this year...so sad. we are moving back to the states at the end of november and i'm pretty sure the thought of having to run out and buy a gift for someone will be more than i will have time for. if you do it next year you can count me in! great idea!

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  7. Give my name to someone rich with good taste please.Heheheh. I am so just kidding. Do rich people actually blog or do they pay someone to do it for them? I can't wait!!!!!!!

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  8. Ok you are going to kick my ass, but I added a sumpin sumpin to mine that may be of help to other weirdos like me. So go read your email. And I am trying to get people to come do this so it's not just me and you and Amy and Deb. DON"T give me to Amy because one year to be funny she gave me a REAL deer's hoof that someone had made into a pin cushion. Oh, wait... I did that to her...oops.

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  9. OK, Jill must NOT get my name.....


    Kidding...

    Actually, I stalk her blog, and we're goin' to Canton and I think she's hysterical and I hope she really sees my answers and I'm new here so can I still play??

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  10. If you want I can post this on my blog and see if we get more readers.... let me know and I will let it roll....

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  11. Okay so far 4 peeps have sent info YAY!

    Deb-you crack me up
    Jill-what you added was excellent!
    Natalie-we will be thinking of you and yes IF we do this next yr I so hope you will be able to participate

    Sidney-yeppers as soon as you send me your info you are so in like flynn

    Sunshine I would LOVE for you to grab a button and blog about this fun time thats fixin to be had

    On a sidenote PLEASE title your email to me as SSS also PLEASE include your post a comment name or your blog name so I can keep everyone straight since I obviously dont know everyones names yet...thank you very much!

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  12. You're so sweet for doing this! I am definitely thinking about it...I'll get to this when I get home (off to dinner, now!)

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  13. by the way, you can give me to jill. i need to pay her back for giving me the deer foot made into a pin cushion. it still had the toenails.

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  14. OK I feel like a genius I tell ya. Go to add gadget on your layout. Click add photo and at the top put your url as the link then upload your SSS pic and it will link back to your page. I did it. I feel so smart!

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  15. Okay, Okay, I'm in. I'll also blog about it and recruit some of my peepsters to join in the fun. :)

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  16. GREAT IDEA! I am in... I will email you shortly

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  17. I'm in! and I'm excited!

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  18. I would like to play!! I will email shortly!!

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  19. Hey Georgie I still need to email you and I made another button for it.

    I will post it on my blog to hype it up. I can make more buttons if you need me too.

    Let me know if you need help with anything because I can make some graphics and help you keep track of anything too.

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  20. I am such a newby to all of this. I can't figure out how to do all of this...DUH...Swirlgirl will need to come to my rescue....Great idea. As soon as my brain functions, I'll sign up.

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  21. Ok, I'm halfway done...
    I'll do the Q&A in an email soon.

    Thanks for the invite : )

    Happy Hollidays ;)

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  22. Yay I am soooo in. What a great idea. I'm off to email ya.

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  23. I would love to play, BUT I need to know if people would be willing to play with a Canadian?? Keep in mind the extra expense to ship to Canada would be matched by me for shipping to the U.S....
    Please let me know, and then I'll forward my Q&A and address to you.

    Thanks!

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  24. I'm in...great idea...goin' to the email now!

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  25. !!raising hand!! I want to play!! Sending my email now and adding it to my blog!!

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  26. Hey...I won't mind shipping to Canada for Rhonda...she really is worth every penny!

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  27. Can a lurker join you? I read Deb at postcards because Shauna did her blog and I like to come read hers , same with yours now.
    Would it be okay to jump in here?

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  28. I wanna play!! I just e-mailed you.
    (Does it matter that I am Jewish??? I never got to play Santa and hated it!)

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  29. I definitely want to play! I'll email you.

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  30. Hi I came from over there yonder, I dunno, some other blog I clicked and ended up here. Anyway it sounds like a lot of fun! I'll email my answers and read all the rest of the details in a few.

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  31. Georgie, I'm finally getting my butt in gear and filling out my Q&A!

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  32. bout dayummm time Mrs schmitty! glad to have you aboard! this is gonna be the next BIG thing on the blog-o-sphere i tell ya....

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  33. This is fun! Count me in!

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  34. I am so down on this one. I emailed you my junk on myself. I will post about it on my blog very soon. Fun times!
    I am here BTW by way of MZ Schmitty

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  35. SO fun! I'm going to sign up!

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  36. What a Fabulous Idea! I saw this on Leigh's blog and ran right over.

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  37. Colleen Marie9/26/2008 1:01 PM

    i would love to be a part of this. it sounds really fun.

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  38. I will be sending mine today! This sounds like so much fun!!!!! Count me in!

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  39. Sounds like great fun!!! Count me in

    Nessa

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  40. Hi! I'm here from two different blog buds!
    http://lbratina.blogspot.com/ & http://ttelroc.blogspot.com/

    This sounds like soooooooooooooooooooooo much FUN! Count me in! For sure!!!!!! I go by "J" in blog world and my email address is musingsfromleftfield[at]yahoo[dot]com I will email you my Q&A!!!!! YIPPEE!!!! =)

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  41. Okay... so I know Lynn (very well) but the rest of you are all strange(rs). I figure is Lynn likes you, you must be okay. Can I join in the fun?

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  42. Can I join? I'm a new reader, but I LOVE Christmas. I also love giving and receiving presents too. :)

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  43. Hi - I came over from 'J's". Yes, would love to participate!!

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  44. this looks like fun.

    Count me in, email was sent today

    Helga Marie

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  45. I would like to spread the love. Count me in. I love the idea!!

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  46. Oooh... I saw this on Jeannie's Blog (Musings From Left Field)! I used to participate in a monthly gift exchange on Live Journal. This will be fun!

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  47. Can I join? I have never commented here..? Just found it. cherry

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  48. This sounds like fun. I sent you an email :)

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  49. Ack! I just found this--was hoping to find someone doing something like this...

    I know I'm 3 days late...is it too late?

    :)

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  50. Very excited to have gotten my partner! Can't wait to start shopping.

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  51. Gosh I hate that I just now found this. Sounds like so much fun!!

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  52. Sorry I missed out. Sounds like lots of fun!

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  53. I got my present and my secret santa is awesome!

    http://corrinrenee.com/secret-santa/

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  55. im in send me the stuff im soooo exidede

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  56. im in send me the stuff in so exidede i cant wait

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