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USA only PMS Don't Make Me Kill You (Try #2)

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Swap Coordinator:livingleather (contact)
Swap categories: Food  Challenges  Bath & Body 
Number of people in swap:5
Location:Regional - USA Only (Sorry!)
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:January 13, 2010
Date items must be sent by:January 23, 2010
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

Once upon a time (okay, today) I was in a swap that bore a very similar name to this one. Then I received information that the Swap Coordinator had been partially suspended, and when I checked into the facts, I discovered pretty much everyone had bailed on the swap due to the questionableness of the coordinator.

So. Here I am, attempting my first swap as coordinator, because I thought this was a really neat swap, and I don't want to see it die.

I'm extending the sign up date by a week so that the folk that bailed will have the opportunity to see this and hopefully sign up again ... and who knows, we might just get some new folk on here!

This swap been previously (successfully) regionally hosted by GoingTwinsane & Saara - I thoroughly enjoyed the swap that I had the opportunity to participate in.

Now, on to the description of the swap ...

Now I KNOW there are ladies out there who HATE when "Aunt Flow" stops by for her monthly visit...she makes us crampy, bitchy, tired, and have MAD cravings...not to mention overwhelming urges to punch anything with a penis...With that in mind I thought we all could use an emergency PMS package for that inevitable visit.

So, what we're gonna do is take a MED FLAT RATE box and cram it full of stuff to pamper our partner when Aunt Flow arrives. You could put bath salts, something sweet, something salty, some lotion, one of the microwaveable rice thingys for cramps, heat patches, bubble bath, candle, fuzzy socks, tea....anything to bring comfort to your partner. Maybe add a favorite book or magazine....make a mix CD...handmade things are acceptable also! The possibilities are endless. Make it a nice package. Make your partner feel special. Pamper the heck out of them.

Minimum to spend is $20 dollars, but feel free to spend more: I strongly encourage all participants to put their all into this box...PMS is a bitch already without having a crappy box to go along with it. Send what you would want to receive.

The nitty gritty:

Since this is a package and involves more than the usual investment I am requiring a 4.85 rating or higher for everyone who joins. I will check profiles and ban anyone who looks questionable regardless of their rating. You must have a minimum of 15 hearts for your swaps that are mailed not emailed.

Discussion

Stefanija 01/ 5/2010 #

I am one of the participants who bailed on the swap hosted by the flaker.. I was about to create my own revision of this swap when I saw this one.. Yay.. its sure to be a hit! And thanks for hosting:)

GoingTwinsane 01/ 5/2010 #

WOW. Glad you guys figured out about the other host being suspended. There woulda been some SERIOUS PMSing going on! :)

livingleather 01/ 6/2010 #

lol - you're welcome Stef, but this is my first, so please feel free to make suggestions and leave comments!

It's been suggested that I set a $ minimum, and I'd like to hear y'all's thoughts - for this swap (and for the last one like this I was in) I just crammed the box size specified with as many goodies as I could (sometimes un-taped to see if I could squeeze something else in that I found that was a winner) ... would guess I spent in the range of $20-$35+ on filling the last swap's shoebox, and about the same on filling this one's box, but honestly, I haven't kept track, I just shopped like a fiend when I was out running errands, filled the box as I went throughout my week, saw parts of the box I had left to fill, and when it got close to the time to assign my partner (ie: no more shopping time for me to pick up odds and ends as the thought struck me) I went to my re-gifting box, my swap-bot box, and my craft area (for body pampering stuff I'd made) and filled in the spaces, until there was no room left for foam peanuts and other filler.

I haven't gotten mine in that swap yet, so I'm not sure if the karma was reciprocated, but I know from the comments left that my partner is happy! :)

livingleather 01/ 6/2010 #

Another thought - if necessary, I'd rather set a minimum, than a range ... I've seen swaps that set a minimum ammount plus a minimum of items or a minimum of space filled that I end up night signing up for because even though I have something that fits the description perfectly - and fits the dollar ammount - and I think a partner would adore - it wouldn't fit the space minimum, or fit a minimum of items quota.

UnfoundedHope 01/12/2010 #

got some of my favorite lotions and bath products today!!! can't wait to see who my partner is so I can figure out what else they might like!!!

livingleather 01/13/2010 #

Sounds great! I'm looking forward to this :)

VampiraGirl 01/13/2010 #

I just wanted to say two things:

1.) I don't have a tub that's comfortable so I don't use it for that reason, so, please not bath products unless I could use it in a hot shower. 2.) And ANYTHING!!!!!!, any home remedies that will help with cramps will be GREATLY APPRECIATED!! and I will love you forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anything really would be fine with me. :) Thanks! ^v^

livingleather 01/13/2010 #

Alright watchers, last day to join, hop on in!!!

livingleather 01/14/2010 #

Vamp, looks like swapbot gave me you as a partner - I'm in the same boat with you shower-wise (I don't have access to a tub right now) so I sympathize!

VampiraGirl 01/14/2010 #

Ha! Well, that's cool that we're partners but that does suck that we don't we don't have a tub access. :( I'm just too tall for mine and I don't fit. :( I'm a giant. :( ^v^

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