Monday, May 20, 2013

Mommy Monday: Gift Exchanges with strangers, and a give away!!

Since becoming a mom a whole new community has opened up to me. When I was pregnant I had the What to Expect When Expecting app on my phone. Within that app there was a November due date community board that I kept in touch with because it was nice to see other mom's that were in the same stages of pregnancy as me. That group spun off a Facebook group and that is where I keep in touch with them now. It is so great to have a group of women that have babies around Sloane's ago that I can go to for advice or support.

I'll admit I'm not a frequent poster in the group but I read posts in the group daily and from time to time I'll comment on a post when I have something to say. Overall I just enjoy having the group to follow. A fun way that the group stays connected is by doing gift exchanges.

The first one I participated in was the Mother's Day gift exchange. A couple group members organized the whole thing through This is an awesome website that helps you pair up people in a secret Santa type fashion. You can also make a wish list on the website to help your secret mommy get a better idea as to what types of things you would like as a gift.

I was so excited to participate in this gift exchange that I was trying to decide what to get the mother I had for a month! I looked at so many options and finally decided on something that I thought honored the Mother's Day theme. I got her a silver cuff bracelet with an inspiring inscription about mom's on it and "Are You My Mother" by P.D. Eastman, on of my favorite books when I was a child.


I sent the package through the US mail and unfortunately I got it out a little late so it didn't make it before mothers day. The gift I got however came well before mothers day.

The mommy who had me sent me a Passion Fruit Daiquiri Philosophy Shower set that came with shower jell, body scrub and lotion. I have always wanted to try out the Philosophy brand but just never had so it was exciting to get this as a gift. The package also has a recipe for a Passion Fruit Daiquiri that I want to make. I have searched for passion fruit around where I live and haven't been able to find any but I hope to find some so I can include that in my review blog of the product.

I am actually signed up to do two more gift exchanges now, both with a summer theme. One is once again through the group and the next is just signed up through a blog I follow. I'm excited to see what I get from those exchanges and I'm excited to go shopping for these exchanges as well. I love giving gifts!

Now for the give away!!! I got my very first from Inflenster, which is a sight that you basically do reviews on products and share the reviews you do through your social media. There is just some little things you have to do, like linking your social media and answering a short survey, to qualify for the FREE boxes. So my first box had Palmolive Soft Touch dish washing liquid in it. It came with two bottles so I figured why not give away one! To enter all you have to do is write a comment on this blog post (not a comment on the Facebook post but on this actual blog post) I'll randomly draw the winner on Friday5/24/2013 and contact you to get your shopping information!



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