Sunday, September 9, 2012

A Cuppa Kim's Second Annual Mug Swap Recap & Link Up

God Bless the USPS, you guys.
Over 240 people got mugged in the last two weeks. 
That is a whole lot of postal carriers and a whole lot of mugs.

Last year, I had instagram, and a handful of swappers did too.
This year, most of the swappers joined via IG and have been posting up quite the #mugswap storm.
I was excited when there were about 50 pics on there.

Now, almost 500.

It was such a great way for swappers to find each other before this post went up.
And I think everyone loved seeing all the mugs go out.
And then seeing where they ended up.

THIS is the Home of the ORIGINAL Mug Swap.
Scroll all the way down to the bottom of #mugswap and you will see a picture of my organization of last year's first annual mug swap!

Okay, now let's make it official.

Tell me everything.
What did you send?
What did you receive?

I had planned to leave myself out of the swap - mostly because the surprise element is so fun for everyone - and coordinating is a lot of fun for me. But I had a little hitch in the giddyup and got to assign someone to send me a mug.

Here's what I got from my mug-fairy Jeannett from Life Rearranged.
I freaking LOVE her and I freaking LOVE it.
It's bright. It's colorful. It's holds a ton of coffee.
She also included a box of my favorite kind of tea (English Breakfast).
I am excited to be stateside with cooler fall mornings.
I know this mug is going to be getting a lot of beverage action.

Let's have it.
Thanks for swapping everyone!

PS Super extra big thank you to Susan for helping me behind the scenes with the swap, especially while I was gone, she was able to help anyone out who had any questions, and she also sent me this super awesome cuppa-cuppa mug as well. :)

PPS Some of you are still waiting for your mug - and I'm working to track them down for you, but I will be keeping this linky open all month - so don't worry - you will still be able to link up once it arrives. 
A Cuppa Kim's mug swap


  1. It was so much fun swapping! Thanks for all of your hard work!

  2. kim, you are the jam. thanks for hosting this!
    love your awesome new mugs!

    and love YOU. bsc-like.

  3. I had so much fun! Kim, thanks so much for hosting this again this year! I already can't wait until next year. I'm excited to see what others received. So fun!!!

  4. Kim, I had so much fun!! Thank you for hosting! {thx to your assistant} ;) And of course Happy 2 Year Blogiversary!! Here's to to your 3 year! ;)

  5. What a great swap! I enjoyed imagining 200+ mugs flying through the air over the last month or so. I'm so doing this at women's min retreat next month. :)

  6. thank you for organizing the swap, it was SO fun and I got to make two new friends.
    and thanks for introducing me to margaret, she is awesome. I definitely need to meet up with her when she is visiting so cal again
    can't wait till next year.

  7. Thank you for coordinating and hosting Kim! You are so lovely and inspired me to start my own little swap project. I hope you'll check it out!!!

  8. A. Thanks for hosting this!

    B. How were partners picked? Just curious.

    C. Welcome back! You were missed :)

  9. Thank you so much for hosting this! I had an absolute blast and was so glad I could be a part of it!

  10. I'm so glad I got to participate! Thanks for hosting! xoxo

  11. Thank you for all the crazy work this must've cost you! I would never be able to handle something like this. So bless you for making it such a blast for all of us:)

  12. Thanks for putting this together!! It was so much fun.

  13. I am out of the loop. I would love to be included the next go-round. Thank you kindly.

  14. Oh, please, oh, please do this again next year!!!! :) Somehow I just found out about it, and me and my hot cocoa have a date every night! Mugs are one of my most favoritest things :) I am so stalking your blog for the next year, just to make sure I don't miss it :) SUCH WONDERFULNESS! I can hardly wait!

  15. Bippity Boppity BOOM.
    So glad you like your mug.
    I actually bought it before I was officially a swapper. I just loved it.
    Oh, and glad you're back from your world travels.
    Not that I'm bitter or anything.
    Okay, I totally am.
    You rock friend.

  16. dude, you are cool.

    thanks again for hosting my favorite blog event EVER.

  17. Kim, Thanks again for hosting such a FUN swap...It was great. I look forward to next year or hey maybe you can throw together a Christmas mug exchange. Ha ha. Have a great week!!! Mica

  18. Hi - I just stumbled across your blog the other day and enjoy your writing. Came back b/c I wanted to say that the cup "try it you'll like it" is one I remember from back in the 70s when I was a kid. Haven't seen that thing since I was sitting at the avocado green table, on avocado green chairs, watching my mom drink coffee from it in front of the avocado green refrigerator! Thanks for the fun -Carol

  19. I promise I am going to try and get to this today. Promise. Linky slackerrrrr. Blame Raul. And the death plague.

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