Sunday, December 5, 2010

Ultimate Holiday Gift Exchange List

Please Note: I posted the below on the evening of Sunday, 12/05.  I have no clue why it did not show up as posted at that time.  Anyway...

Can you believe it?  It's almost here, THE annual Holiday Blog Buddy Gift Exchange.  Anticipation is oozing out of every pore of your body, I'm certain.  I've been a busy little elf compiling everyone's info who wished to participate and I think I got all names and corresponding website show below in this awesome chart below (I have no idea why Crazy Penguin is highlighted, nor why Michel has many spaces in her box. Trust me, I have tried to fix it.).  Please look over the list - it's all alphabetized to make it easier for you (except for a couple late sign-up-ers, sorry guys) - so please make sure you're name's on there and your blog's website is correct, and let me know if something is wrong or if I accidentally excluded you.  Sorry, no bailing now - you.  Are.  IN!

A few comments about how this exchange will go down:
  • You exchange bud is a secret, so do not email them asking what to buy them; let them be thoroughly surprised when they open their mailbox and see your brightly colored package anxiously awaiting them.
  • If you do not get an email from me by the end of Wednesday 12/08 with your exchange blogger, please email me and let me know so I can get that to you right away.
  • Monetary amount is approximately $5.  Feel free if you want to spend more (some, like myself, are definitely worth more) but this is totally up to you.  Do not whine if your gift is $5, that was the amount, that's what we're going with.  'Tis the season, Be happy.
  • Please do not forget your buddy.  Trust me, I will remind you every blog post I make - and you all know how often I post (ahem) - but I can't babysit all 81 of us to make sure we're getting our shopping, and mailing, done.  Ok, maybe I will, but I truly wish not to.  
  • If you wait to shop for your blog buddy on December 24th, I promise you it will arrive late.  Just saying.  Be courteous. 
  • When your gift arrives, open with sheer enthusiasm, brag a little to your family, then please post a blog of gratitude, with a picture of course, so all 81 of us can oooh and aaah.
I think that's it.  Pretty simple.  Enjoy shopping for just the right gift for your Secret Blogger Exchange Buddy!!

OH, and I'll post on my Duathlon experience in a couple days. (Hush, I can to post two blogs in one week.  I think).  Quite the experience!

1
Adam

2
Adriene

3
Aimee

4
Amanda (Zippy)

5
Amanda (Finish)

6
Amanda (Hood)
7
Ana-Maria

8
Andrea (ajh)

9
Andrew

10
Anne

11

12
Anne Marie

Beth
13
Beth R.

14
Bethany

15
Bobbi

16
Chris

17
Chris C.

18
Christi

19
Cynthea

20
Darlene

21
Derek

22
Elizabeth

23
Emily


24
Erica

25
Erika

26
Ginny

27
Heather

28
Heather

29
Irene

30
Jamoosh

31
Jason

32
Jen (Morgan)

33
Jenn

34
Jennifer

35
Jess

36
Jill P.

37
Jill S.


38
John and Becca

39
Julie

40
Kadie

41
Karen

42
Karen R

43
Karyn

44
Karyn

45
Kate

46
Katie A

47
Kovas

48
Laurie

49
Leonela

50
lindsay

51
Luis

52
Mandy

53
Marcia

54
Mary

55
Meg

56
Melissa

57
Michel
58
Molly

59
Monique

60
Patrick
61
Petra

62
Quinton

63
Raegun

64
Robin

65
Sarah

66
Shelly

67
Sherri

68
Staci

69
Stefano

70
Tara

71
Terri

72
Tiina

73
Tonia

74
Tri Diesel
(Scott)

75
Trish

76

77

78

79

80

81
Velma

Laura

Whitney

Sophia

Tim

Pahla

48 comments:

Emz said...

You
Are
So
Amazing.
Thank you for doing this!!!!!!

You rock!!
Loving who I got. Thank goodness no kovas. ;)

Emz said...

I mean. Love u kOvas.

Kovas Palubinskas said...

This never did show up in my blogroll, will investigate further. Thank goodness Em corrected herself, almost didn't see the second comment through my tears.

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I am wager a guess and say that Ginny #24 is wrong. That's EMZ's link.

Caratunk Girl said...

Thanks for organizing! I Emz and Kovas always make me laugh.

Beth said...

Ohhhh, I am so excited to hear who my buddy is!

Tim Wilson said...

Sounds like fun - sorry I missed the earlier posts about this.... darn busyness :) Everyone enjoy!

funderson said...

Holy Socks you spelled my name correctly! My grandma never even got that right...thanks! :)

Morgan said...

I'm excited!!! Oh and you might want to update mine to say Morgan since most know me by that. Can't wait for my assignment! :) Yay Christmas!!!

P.S. Could you also please include your address in my buddy's email so I can send you a gratitude gift for hosting? :)

Silly Girl Running said...

How I wish that I would've know about this earlier! Would have loved to join! :)

Christi said...

Thanks for organizing this great extravangza! I am very excited! And yes, you have my information correct!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I see you got my email :-)

I am excited for this!!!

Shellyrm said...

Thanks for putting this together! So excited to get started!!

Aimee said...

Woohoo! Thank you for doing this...you ROCK! I can't wait to find our who my buddy is! :)

marathonmaiden said...

i cannot freaking wait!

misszippy said...

Awesome Jill. Thanks for the time and effort--you DO deserve an expensive gift!

Andrew Opala said...

Ok - so let me get this straight - Not only do I get a nice gift from my mystery giver, but I get clothing from Kovas, and an expensive gift from Chris K.

I think I saw that in the fine print of the disclosure that I signed. And what was that about a DNA sample? Oh forget it, that was in the restraining order!

Patrick Mahoney said...

Waiting for your email. And then I am literally going to jump up and go spend $5 + on the lucky blogger.

Emz said...

I'm with Morgan. I request your address please.

Thank you. Don't worry it won't be an Emz shirt. ;)

Katie A. said...

You're such a rockstar! Love this! Can't wait to hear about the duathalon!
xoxoxoxo

Velma said...

Cool - waiting on the email!

Kate said...

Hurray! :)

onelittletrigirl said...

I love for doing this- and for other reasons, but mostly for doing this. The better my gift, the more I will love you :)

One Crazy Penguin said...

I'm highlighted bc I'm special! So excited :)

lindsay said...

Where is my email? I can't believe I wasn't the first priority. If I got you I'm sending $5 worth of Chinese yen making it worth like, .00005$.

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

wahooo can't wait to find out who I got!!

ajh said...

This must have taken forever! Thanks!

Trish said...

Jill, This is sooo Awesome! Thanks again for organizing!!

Chris K said...

I'm still confused.

Irene said...

Love the list! It will be a fun exchange.

BTW - That's not my blog's name on the list. It needs to be http://magazinesmiles.blogspot.com. Thanks!

Raegun said...

Thanks for organizing this, Jill! You are such a sweetie.
Rae
xo

Happy Feet 26.2 said...

You are AWESOME!
Yep, my link goes to EMZ page.
http://happyfeet26-2.blogspot.com/

Thanks Jill!

Heather said...

This is very exciting, can't wait to see who I get. This also looks like a lot of work! Thanks for putting it all together!

Amanda@runninghood said...

so sorry I missed this...I have a hard time keeping up with all the blogs that come through. I'm so excited to get my person today!

Terri said...

Thank you for organizing this! :)

bobbi said...

Thank you so much for organizing this! What a fun little bit of extra holiday cheer!

(and YES! I'm doing Grandma's - I grew up in Duluth, so it's been a dream of mine. let me know if you decide to do it!)

Sherri said...

Oh my goodness...I think i already blew rule #1..I went to her blog and said HELLO..I did not ask what she wanted ...that will be a surprise...and trust me...coming from me...anything is possible! =)
I am so excited and I really want you to know how much I appreciate you taking the time to put this all together!!!

The Green Girl said...

Wow, that's quite the list! Thank you so much for putting this together, girl!

Robin said...

Yay! You ARE simply AWESOME! Oh, and I should've read your rules before getting excited about meeting my holiday buddy. Oops. I'm betting I'm not the only bozo. Just the one admitting it! *HUGS* to you!

Julie said...

You are a rock star Jill! Thank you so much for doing this...it must have been so much work.

I sent my package out on Wednesday:)

Hugs!

Rizwan said...

I really want you to know how much I appreciate you taking the time to put this all together!!!

Gift Pakistan

Heather Vance said...

Thank you for doing this! My "gift" will go out in the mail on Monday! Woohoo!!

Heather Vance

Adam said...

Hooray!!!!!!

Black Knight said...

Thank you for doing this for us! A good idea for Christmas time!

AM-GoalsfortheWeek said...

Holy Moses! I canNOT believe the amount of work you put into all of this!

You're a rock star!

Kristin said...

I wish I could have done this, how amazing!

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