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Monday, January 14, 2008

wish i was there...

it's mid-january, the holiday festivities are over & summer seems really far off. & yet, on a daily basis i find myself dreaming of white sandy beaches & sparkling blue waters. or perhaps, strolling along the river seine, gazing up at the eiffel tower. sometimes i dream i'm walking the streets of florence. other times i imagine i'm eating fondoe in the mountaintop town of gimmelwald, or canyoning in nearby interlaken. & although i could rattle off a dozen places i would love to visit tomorrow, "traveling the globe" is definitely on hold, at least for the time being. so, in an effort to scratch my "travel itch", i think it's high time for a swap.

so, 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...
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 send at least three objects (i don't think anyone would mind if you decide to send more) that are some of YOUR favorite travel related things. think vacation, exotic countries, travel guides, maps... you get the idea. maybe it's a favorite travel journal, perhaps something that reminds you of a favorite city or place , a package stocked with all your favorite travel goodies & must haves, or a collage of your favorite destinations. 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 monday, january 21st... so get your friends involved! here's what i need:

your name.
mailing address.
email address.
website / blog / flickr

(must be involved with at least one of these - not because i'm mean & like to exclude people, simply because i want everyone to have the opportunity to really get to know their partners. although, i might be persuaded to let a few people in who don't have a website / blog / flickr account.)
a little something about yourself.
(just a little bit about you to send to your partner... who you are & what you like. it would be fun to find out about some your favorite places to visit as well as those you can't wait to travel to.)
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, February 8th... please have it postmarked by then.

once you receive your package, be sure to post photos here, for everyone to enjoy! if you don't have a flickr account, email me your photos & i will post them for you. 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!

40 comments:

elliott said...

oooo, me! me! me! this will be so much fun... I totally have two things already picked out!! :-)

ginger said...

oops, that was Ginger, not Elliott! Sorry!

love.boxes said...

Sound really fun Kelly. I forgot to say that I would ship Int. :)

Michelle A. said...

Kelly - count me in! I'll post your link on my blog, but I doubt it will take long to get this going! What a great idea! I'll email you soon!

Traci said...

Count me in! How fun!

Nicole said...

Got your email about the swap this morning - thanks! I'm definitely in - will send you an email this afternoon. Great idea!

Kathryn said...

I'll definitely participate! And post on my blog. I'll send specifics later.

jo said...

hi kelly!!! yay, this swap sounds like so much fun!!! i´m totally in, i´ll send you an e-mail very soon!

Mom2fur said...

Thanks for inviting me, but as I said in my e-mail, I'll pass this time around. Too much going on right now, LOL!

Natalie* said...

PERFECT idea and cure for the January doldrums - I'm IN!

Lacie said...

I had so much fun with your last SWAP!! It was my first one...now I am sooo addicted to SWAPS!

Thanks for getting it going!

mama jo said...

sounds like alot of fun...can't wait....

i said...

great idea, Kelly! and thank you for your mail telling me about it!

asturdygirl said...

I love to travel and already have several ideas. Sign me up!

mary elizabeth said...

i am very excited! love your swaps!

Kristen said...

I'm signed up too. I'm new to your blog but I decided to sign up since I love this idea. Looking forward to it.

Andie said...

Count me in. I LOVE to travel. And to meet new swap partners. What a great match!

Kerry said...

sounds fabulous. can't wait for it to begin!

Aranne/Dan said...

My friend Kirsten did your last swap and said it was great. I am a newbie but I would love to participate!

angela said...

uhu, I just love swaps!!

lmichele said...

Ok so I am now a newbie swap joiner iner:) I am so sited as my 3 year old son would say!!

cj said...

This is the perfect cure for my passport woes...

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Kirsten Sue said...

Hey sign me up! I linked you on my blog. I can't wait for this swap!

rachellake said...

this sounds like tons of fun!

silken said...

I am new to the swapping game as well, but would love to join in on this one, via lacie's blog. I will post a blog or two about it as well. sounds like great fun! thanks!

hifidel said...

Sounds fun! Count me in.

Tip Junkie said...

I'm in too!

lola said...

me me me! am not too late am i??

crust station said...

I'm in, thanks for hosting!

Amanda said...

Looking forward to some good mail! Yay!

Mique said...

Just wanted to make sure you got my email saying I was in......

Jared & Jen said...

I am so excited for this swap! Thanks for hosting it, I needed some fun to spice up my January!

Summer said...

I'm definitely in.

Andrea said...

I am so excited about this swap and have already been dreaming up what to include.

Darilyn said...

I can't wait to see what everyone sends and receives. This is going to be so great. A travel swap? This is right up my alley!

Joanna Goddard said...

what a fun idea! xo

maddalenna said...

Travel Swaps are my favorite. I cannot wait!

writebrain said...

I'm looking forward to this. I sent my details.

Cindy

Rebekah said...

i've missed both this years swaps and i'm so sad! i need to get back in the loop!