Jan 7, 2010

V-Day Gift Swap - Give From Your Heart

Thanks so much for your nice responses yesterday to my "happy" post! I really appreciated your support and blog lovin'! Today has been a bit blah, but I managed to squeeze in a small piece of cake and a chocolate chip cookie at work. Oops - sorry new year goal, which was not to eat the sweets! But...everyone needs to indulge once and again. ;) So speaking of treats, I wanted to announce something fun that I would like to do for all of you...
Now I know that Valentine's Day is a ways away, well actually about a month and a week away, but I wanted to do something that involves my blogger ladies for Valentine's day!
This is what I came up with, thanks to my friend Jennifer from The Novelista Barista, who held a Secret Santa Gift Exchange last month. Because of her idea I was inspired to do a Give From Your Heart Valentine's Day Swap with you, my loves!
 So this how this little gift exchange works from the handy site Elfster.

1. All I need from you, if you want to participate that is, is your name {blog name or first name works} and your e-mail address. Once Elfster sends you the invite individually, you accept the invite and/or join Elfster is you already have not. Be sure to fill in your address and gift ideas for your secret V-day buddy. Please also note if you have any food allergies, for example peanuts in chocolate!! Thanks Sarah!
2. You need to be willing to spend a maximum of $15 {$10 is okay too} on a little giftie and also send a Valentine's Day card of course! ;)

3. After I gather all of your e-mails {deadline January 20th to sign up}, shortly on or after January 20th you will receive who your secret V-day gift gal is.
4. All of your information {address and such} is kept private except for the person who is sending you a V-Day gift.

5. Have fun & give from the heart!!
Yay, so excited about this!! I also will be participating and if you have any questions, please let me know!

Oh and international gals can do this as well, I just figure that if someone in the U.S. gets an international blogger or vise versa then you can send them an e-card via e-mail with a gift card or send a card with a gift card via the mail? Hope everyone is okay with this! :)

 I am also still learning about Elfster {my first gift exchange} so please let me know if something did not make sense.

Thanks and please either e-mail me at oceandreams4sierra@gmail.com with your e-mail addy or leave it below.
This is going to be fun! Let's share the love and give from our heart!!

P.S. all pictures from weheartit.com! 


  1. This seems like a great idea!! Can I still take part if I'm outside the US??
    Here are my details:
    Name: Sherin
    Email: sherinm@hotmail.co.uk

  2. What a nice idea! I am not in the US so I will assume I cant participate :O(

  3. This is the CUTEST idea :) I'm so in!

    One idea-- the last gift exchange one girl forgot to mention a series allergy she had, and wasn't able to eat any of the gifts sent! So anyone with major peanut/gluten type allergies should definitely let us know when they give their address. I dunno if Elfster does that or not, I'm just as excited as you to try that for the first time!

    Happy New Year!

  4. Soo cute!! I would love to join! =)

    Here's my email:


    Adorable dear!

  5. Awww, I'm in! My email addy is Ber611 at aol dot com. Such a cute idea! XOXO

  6. Oh how fun- what a great idea! I wish I could participate, but I have so much going on the next few weeks that I can't even think straight :/ But I can't wait to read about how everything turns out! Hope you are doing well love XOXO

  7. So adorable! I will send you an e-mail with my info!

  8. Count me in!! kathygurl02@gmail.com :) What an awesome idea!

  9. What a fabulous idea!! :)


  10. LOVEly idea!
    What?! V-day is coming up before we know it...how time flies~~

  11. Hey Sierra! I'm SOOO in. My email addy is askblondeambition@gmail.com. Can't wait to participate!


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  13. i'd love to participate!


    hanako66 (at) aol (dot) com

  14. You can put me in

  15. Awww this is soo adorable! Valentine's love!
    my e-mail is clarabelle.blog@gmail.com

  16. wow!! what a sweet idea Sierra!...although I can't say I am all surprised,you are really such a sweet one!! I can not believe that Valentines Day is right around the corner!! EEKK! I better start planning ASAP ;)

    also I just wanted to say, thank you so much for my happy birthday wishes!! I really appreciate it!! It means a lot, especially coming from another lady I have been blogging side by side with, for awhile now ;)

  17. Oh this does sound like fun....I adore your sweet Valentine images..how I love Valentines ..it has always been one of my favourite time to give LOVE. Thank you for all your love you send me when visiting. xoxo

  18. great Idea Sierra! also I love the new pic of you and big kiddo!

  19. Ooh what a lovely idea!! This sound sso fun

  20. first of all, i love your new blog look. turned out great!

    second, this v-day swap is such a cute idea. i won't be joining in, i know i'm brat, but i have a reason! my birthday is next month and i kinda only care about myself during the entire month. selfish? oh yes! forgive me??? haha.

    anyway, thanks for the super sweet comment yesterday. means a lot to me!

  21. aw this is such a sweet idea<3.

  22. Great idea, lovely!
    Of course I want to participate!
    Here is my e-mail:

    Thanks for letting me know about this wonderful idea.

  23. This sounds fun!!! I want in!!!


    P.S. LOVE your blog!

  24. I've got a few questions
    1.What do i have to do if i want to send to someone in Europe,like i am not sure i want to send it overseas?
    2.The point is to send these gifts to other people to feel that somebody out there cares about them and loves them?:)
    I am not sure if i will join, yet i am sure i will have lots of oopportunities in the future if i csn't do it now.
    oh, and 3.:).Is it, ok, name me silly, that we send gifts to other girls?:)
    I kinda feel like blushing right now, because i should know the answer to this question...

  25. Sounds like fun, count me in!!
    Name: Jamie @ Pickled In Pink
    Email: Jmelee9@aol.com


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