This was not one of those things.
I signed up for a Mug Swap over at Dalayna Dillon's fun little posiblog (I just made that up. Posiblog = a blog with a positive message) Pointing Up.
The premise: you are required stalk the blogger you are assigned ( virtually not physically ) in order to get a good handle on who they are and what they're like... so that you may find a "coffee mug" that represents them. You can read the full details here.
I was assigned to Rachel Wightman at Bindawapinda Zuva, which means "A place of sunshine where ALL are welcome". What I learned about Rachel by stalking her were these things:
- She lives in Seattle.
- She is a deeply spiritual and thoughtful person.
- She is a nature lover.
- She is a warm and gentle soul.
I shopped around a few places and found ZERO mugs that I thought matched her personality. On the day the mugs were due to be shipped out, I decided to break the rules (oh yea, I'm that rebel), and chose to send this warm little cozy object of cuteness her way.
|Image via Love Me Do Crochet on Etsy|
And, by the way, Ashley at Love Me Do Crochet on Etsy was so great to work with. She shipped out next day (!!) and even included a personal note from me to Rachel. She doesn't only crochet cozies, there are a few newborn beanies in her shop that make my uterus ache... sigh...
BONUS! Head over and Like Ashley's Facebook Page and get a 15% Off Coupon Code!
Anyways, Rachel... I hope you liked the mug cozy I picked out for you. I broke the 'rules', but I had my reasons.
So. My stalker sent me this AWESOME and PERFECT FOR ME mug.
Can you believe I didn't own a Star Wars mug up until this Mug Swap?? It's kismet.
And I have to admit that it was fun to think I had a stalker... you know, a safe kind of stalker.
My virtual stalker turned out to be Amber Mack from My three bittles.
This mug swap was such a win-win for me. I got a new favorite mug out of it, I got to virtually know a warm soul from Seattle, and Amber turns out to be a super fun and really cool blogger, too! You really should go check her out, we are almost twins. I have 3 kids, she has 3 kids. We both have white iPhones. We both have piercings in our noses.
The Coffee Mug Swap was the first Swap I participated in. Based on my experience, I'm thinking I might even commit to another swap sometime soon.
<3, Tabi :D