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Monday, September 17, 2012

Mug Swap

Sometimes I sign up for things that sound like a great idea, then later I am full of regret that I committed to something so lame. Sometimes, I build these things up only to be let down and left with a not-as-awesome-as-it-should-have-been kind of feeling.

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
Seattle is cold, right? This looked cozy, perfect for a warm and sunshiney soul. Also, I thought the rustic wooden button would appeal to her love of nature.

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.

... maybe.

<3, Tabi :D


  1. nothing wrong with breaking the rules sometimes! ;) my son would LOVE your Starwars mug, enjoy your hot beverage of choice! Happy Monday, I'm now following you!


  2. Britt @ Yellow UmbrellaSeptember 17, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    I love that you broke the rules, because it seems like you had the perfect idea! By the way, I am super jealous of your Star Wars mug! Thank you for participating in the swap!

  3. I think you choosing the cozy was a great idea, and I wouldn't say you broke the rule ;)
    Love the mug you revived!
    I am hosting a coffee mug swap this Thursday!Would love for you to join in on the fun ;)

  4. Thanks so much for the kudos on your blog! It is much appreciated! I really enjoy making these mug cozies, they are so fun! I use one myself that I made about a year ago and it's still holding up after being machine washed and dried a few times, so I'm quite excited about their durability. I'm currently working on incorporating more colors into my shop. I just started a blog on blogger a short while ago, and I'm still getting used to it, and learning how to blog lol, but I am now going to be following you. I love your blog, and you were a pleasure to work with via Etsy as well. Everyone is welcome to come visit my shop and use a new customer 10% off coupon code, or even better "like" my shop facebook page and receive a 15% off coupon code!

  5. You are very welcome, Ashley. I'm going to head over to FB to like your page right now!

  6. Thanks, Heather! I tried to visit your blog to check out your mug swap, but there is something wrong with the link?

  7. Thank you for hosting the swap. It really was an awesome experience. :)

  8. Dawn, I break the rules a little more than 'sometimes'. ;)

    p.s. I followed you right back. I'm really digging your trashy treasures posts.

  9. Hi! I participated in the mug swap too. I love the little Mug "sweater" you picked out for your swapee and how cool for you to get a Star Wars Mug! This was a great way to connect with other bloggers, and I'm a follower of your blog now! From Jenny @

  10. I love the mug! Super cute! Found you on the mug swap. Feel free to follow back!... It was fun hun!


I love feedback, thanks so much for sharing.

Have an awesome day.

xo, Tabi :D

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