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spam i am?

by @according2kelly on July 23, 2009

for the last few weeks, i’ve been “taking care of business.” swap business that is! for those of you participating in the swappity swap, ALL of the emails have be sent (& hopefully, they have ALL been delivered, & received). i’ve felt a bit like santa claus… making my list, checking it twice, hoping everyone will play nice. we have a gadzillion people participating this year in the swap. okay, okay – not a gadzillion, but over 500. i’ve lost count, there are so many emails going back and forth. if you haven’t gotten your email yet, please, please, please contact me! (accordingtokelly@gmail.com) i’ve been having all kinds of crazy email issues, it wouldn’t surprise me one bit, if the gmail monster ate a few emails along the way! with over 500 swappers, i’ve been sending out a ton of emails (as you can imagine). part-way through my email campaign, gmail decided i was a spammer. (what? little ‘ole me? never!) in an effort to protect the world from my spamming ways, gmail started limiting the number of emails i could send out in a 24 hour period. which, really delayed many of our swappers receiving their partners information. for that i am so sorry! if i could, i’d send each of you a personal apology – i hate being late, for anything. but there are just way too many of you, so this “blog” apology will have to do! because i was late in getting out all the “particulars“, i don’t want you to feel rushed. so, i’m going to be extending the swap deadline… please have your swap packages sent by friday, august 14th. hopefully, this will give you enough time to gather your goodies & become the best of besties with your swap partner. oh, & if you are wondering what to send, or looking for a little inspiration, check out last year’s flickr pool here. & once you receive your package, be sure to post photos here, for everyone to enjoy!

now that the swap business is slowly wrapping up, at least my end of it (now, it’s all up to you folks!), i’m going to be taking a few day off – a blog vacay of sorts. lately, there has been all kinds of drama in my life (technological, personal & everything in between), & i just need a bit of a breather. but don’t worry, i’ll be back soon. hopefully, completely refreshed, totally inspired, & ready to tackle to world. so check back soon, & check back often. soon, i’ll be back “on my feet,” rearing to go!
be back soon…

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are you ready to get your swap on?

by @according2kelly on July 15, 2009

okay ladies… i’m hard at work on the swap. actually, to tell you the truth, all the hard work is done. what i NEED to do is email everyone their partners. so don’t worry if you haven’t received your partners’ info, you’re not the only one. & i promise (crosss my heart & hope to die, stick a needle in my), i’m not ignoring you. so, if you’ve sent me an email, please don’t hate me if i haven’t responded. it’s not that i don’t love you, because i do! i really, really do! the problem has to do with my email account. under normal circumstances i LOVE my
email system. but, because there are sooo many swap participants (i think we are in the 400s this year! holy cow!), i’m sending alot of emails. gmail seems to think i’m a spammer. so, i can only send out a few emails at a time, otherwise everything i send starts bouncing back, & then they lock my account. & when i say lock my account, i mean i can log in, i can receive email (i think), but i can’t send any email for 24 – 72 hours. i’ve already had that happens once, thus far, so i’m trying to avoid getting locked out again. so, with that being said. i promise, your partners’ info is on it’s way. in fact an email with YOUR name is sitting, at this very moment, in my drafts, just waiting to be sent. i’ll probably extend the deadline by a week or so, to make up for this lost time, but that’s a discussion for another day. today i’m just concentrating on getting out all the emails & fantasizing about my hubby’s birthday cake that i can’t eat (all the sugar, flour & dairy… this diet really kind of sucks). so please, i ask of you, i beg of you, just be patient a little while longer. sooner than later you’ll be getting your swappity swap on!

original image via HERE.

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drumroll please…

by @according2kelly on June 24, 2009

shout it from the roof tops, tell your friends, invite your neighbors, send an email, post it on your blog. anything & everything that will get the word out. i want EVERYONE in the world knows about the third annual favorite things swap. i hope you are as excited as i am! here are all the particulars…

it’s really quite simple: as a participant, you will be asked to choose at least three objects (i don’t think anyone would mind if you decide to send more) that are some of YOUR favorite things to send to your partner… maybe it’s an apron you made, your new favorite book, or that favorite flavor of lip gloss. be creative & most importantly have fun with it! objects can be new or vintage, bought or handmade… just remember, it is best to send something the you’d be pleased & excited to receive yourself.

ready to join the fun? please e-mail your particulars to accordingtokelly@gmail.com. sign-ups will be open until friday, july 3rd… so get your friends involved! upon receiving your “rsvp” i will send out a confirmation email, if you don’t hear from me, email me again, sometime emails can get lost & i don’t want anyone left out in the cold! so here’s what i need from you:

• your name.
• mailing address.
• email address.
• website / blog
(must be involved with at least one of these).
• a little something about yourself.
• please indicate if you are willing to ship internationally.
swap partners will be emailed to you shortly after the sign-up deadline. the delivery date for this swap is Friday, July 31st… please have it postmarked by then.

once you receive your package, be sure to post photos here, for everyone to enjoy! if you have any questions/ comments, just drop me a line at: accordingtokelly@gmail.com

i’m so excited! i can’t wait. i hope you are too!

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raindrops on roses & whiskers on kittens.

by @according2kelly on July 1, 2008

for all you swappers out there… i hope you didn’t forget to mail off your pretty little packages yesterday. that is, if you haven’t already! i’m sure everyone is excited to see what their partners have chosen to send, & we wouldn’t want them to have to wait too long!

once you’ve received your package, be sure to post photos here, for everyone to enjoy! if for some reason your package is delayed in any way (we all realize that sometimes life happens), please, please, please be sure to let your swap partner know. i wouldn’t want anyone out there in bloggy-land feeling all alone! if you have any questions/ comments, just drop me a line at: accordingtokelly@yahoo.com

and finally, i just want to thank everyone for participating. i’ve absolutely LOVED playing the host. it has been so much fun getting to know everyone. i will definitely host another swap soon, so check back often!

image via flickr.

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my work here is done.

by @according2kelly on June 12, 2008

be on the lookout! as of 2:30 am this morning, all 300 some odd swap partners had been matched up & emails have been sent out. thank heavens that is finally done! i’m hoping i didn’t make too many mistakes, but with a group this big, i’m bound to make one or two, so just bear with me. if you didn’t get an email, comment on this post or email me at accordingtokelly@gmail.com & we’ll get everything worked out. otherwise, i think it’s time to get swapping! thanks everyone for playing along with me. hope you meet a new friend (or two), & have lots & lots of fun! please, please, please have your packages postmarked by monday, june 30th & remember… it’s best to send a package that you, yourself, would be excited to receive. happy swapping!

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let’s get this party started!

by @according2kelly on June 8, 2008

it’s official, swap sign ups are now closed. thanks for the huge & amazing response. when i sent out the invite, i never imagined i would have so many people “rsvp”! i still can’t believe we have over 300 participants! holy cow! i definitely didn’t expect this kind of response… i’m so grateful for everyone posting about it & telling their friends. by now, if you’ve signed up, you should have received a response to your RSVP. if you haven’t yet, leave a comment on this post & we’ll get something worked out. (technology, such as email, doesn’t always work as perfect as we would like.) now, i have to do the hard part, and match everyone up with partners. actually, it really shouldn’t be that hard, except that personally, I want to swap with EVERYONE! anyway, i’ll probably do something fair, like draw names out of a hat , throw darts, or something. just be looking for an email from me with your partners info. in the mean time, start thinking about what you want to send. if you’re looking for a little inspiration, check out these links from flickr of past swaps…

last year’s favorite things swap
general swap packages
free people travel swap
mellow + yellow swap
swap central

i’m looking forward to getting my swap on. what about you?

image via flickr.

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you’re invited, don’t forget to rsvp!

by @according2kelly on May 28, 2008

shout it from the roof tops, tell your friends, invite your neighbors, send an email, post it on your blog. anything & everything that will get the word out. i want EVERYONE in the world knows about the second annual favorite things swap. i hope you are as excited as i am! here are all the particulars…

it’s really quite simple: as a participant, you will be asked to choose at least three objects (i don’t think anyone would mind if you decide to send more) that are some of YOUR favorite things to send to your partner… maybe it’s an apron you made, your new favorite book, or that favorite flavor of lip gloss. be creative & most importantly have fun with it! objects can be new or vintage, bought or handmade… just remember, it is best to send something the you’d be pleased & excited to receive yourself.

ready to join the fun? please e-mail your particulars to accordingtokelly@yahoo.com. sign-ups will be open until friday, june 6th… so get your friends involved! upon receiving your “rsvp” i will send out a confirmation email, if you don’t hear from me, email me again, sometime emails can get lost & i don’t want anyone left out in the cold! so here’s what i need from you:

• your name.
• mailing address.
• email address.
• website / blog / flickr
(must be involved with at least one of these).
• a little something about yourself.
• please indicate if you are willing to ship internationally.

swap partners will be emailed to you shortly after the sign-up deadline. the delivery date for this swap is Monday, June 30th… please have it postmarked by then.

once you receive your package, be sure to post photos here, for everyone to enjoy! if you have any questions/ comments, just drop me a line at: accordingtokelly@yahoo.com

i’m so excited! i can’t wait. i hope you are too!

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let the swapping begin.

by @according2kelly on January 24, 2008

emails have been sent, partners assigned, now it’s time for the real fun to begin. if you haven’t already, take a moment, email your partner, try to get to know one another… that makes it all the more fun. if you signed up & haven’t heard from me, not to worry! simply email me (accordingtokelly@yahoo.com) or leave a comment on this post & i’ll get you taken care of, i promise!

happy swapping!

image via flickr

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don’t miss the boat!

by @according2kelly on January 21, 2008

TODAY, monday, january 21st, is the LAST day for swap sign-ups. if you’re still unsure about it, just sign up. you know you want to. it’ll be fun! plus you get to dream about far off places, meet a new friend (or two), give a gift & get one in return! oh the possibilities! if you want to find out more, read about it HERE & HERE! but don’t forget the most important part… EMAIL ME to let me know you want to join the fun: accordingtokelly@gmail.com. if you’ve already sent me your rsvp, but haven’t heard back from me confirming i got your info, email me again, or leave a comment – sometimes gmail gets a little hungry & eats one or two unsuspecting emails. anyway… it’s almost time for this boat to sail, hope you’re on board!

image via flickr.

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tick tock, time’s almost up!

by @according2kelly on January 18, 2008

can i tell you how excited i am?! i love the swapping business! it’s almost as fun as actually going on a trip to somewhere exotic! & i absolutely LOVE playing host. i love getting the emails, it makes me feel so popular! plus, it is so much fun learning bits & pieces about every one’s lives & I love checking out every one’s blogs.

many many thanks to everyone who have already signed up. if you haven’t yet, all I can ask is: WHY NOT? this is going to be tons of fun! & it’s the perfect cure for the january blues! who doesn’t like getting surprises in their mailbox? in case your sitting on the fence about joining the fun, or you’re worried because you’ve never done a swap before… i say take the plunge! remember, you have until monday, january 21st to sign up. then, i’ll email you your swap partners information, and you have until friday, february 8th to mail your package!

so if you haven’t joined yet, email me soon at accordingtokelly@gmail.com. not sure what the swap is all about? read about it HERE. i can’t wait, the real fun is about to begin! & be sure to tell your friends… you know how it goes, the more, the merrier!

image via flicker.

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