You didn’t realize what day it was, did you?! It’s not quite as exciting as the after Christmas sale at Anthropologie or free cone day at Ben and Jerry’s, but it’s a dang fine day regardless: Swap It Like Its HOT!!!! A few years ago, I started this little thing with some blogging pals and we each mailed each other thrift store goodies to make over and post about. Today marks the SIXTH time for this rodeo and I cannot WAIT to see what everyone has been up to with their thrifted happy mail!
Today’s the big day!! Can you believe that this is the FIFTH #SwapItLikeItsHot?! Hopefully you’ve been enjoying the makeovers all week because there are over over 35 bloggers getting in on this thrift store action! Howdy ho neighbors to those of you coming over from my pal, Danielle at Finding Silver Pennies.
After Christmas, Thanksgiving, the Anthropologie 40% off sale and the Academy Awards… this is my favorite event of the year: #SwapItLikeItsHot. The premise? A rowdy group of bloggers goes tromping off to the thrift store or flea market or yard sale and each person finds $10 worth of *stuff*. Said *stuff* is then mailed off to another blogger to fix up and post about. I mean, it’s SO simple, but SOOOO fun! It always cracks me up to see A. what craptastic stuff people find to send to each other and B. the unbelievable imaginations that this group of DIY bloggers have!
The premise? Everyone goes off a-thrifting. Yard sales, flea markets, thrift stores… you name it. For less than $15, come up with something to send along to another blogger. A few weeks of tinkering and hot glueing and welding and weaving and… everyone posts their makeovers!! Cutting to the chase… I LOVE it. I am always amazed at not only the goodies people send each other, but also the creativity of all the makeovers.
The big kids are at school and I’ve put Martha and Louisa in a bathtub filled with chocolate pudding, tubes of chapstick and bubbles. For good measure I have Frozen playing in the background, so I think I’ve bought myself at least 20 minutes to see WHAT EVERYONE MADE FOR #SwapItLikeItsHot 2.0!
Grab a cup o’ joe and hop on board the #SwapItLikeItsHot train!