Thursday, March 1, 2012

Favorite Things Exchange and a Giveaway!

Around this time last year I participated in a tea cup exchange with my blogging friend Comeca.  We both agreed that we loved the idea and thought it would be fun to do something similar again this year.  So Comeca and I along with a host of other bloggers participated in a favorite things gift exchange.  The rules were simple, invite a blogger you are familiar with to participate and exchange a few of your favorite things without spending more than $20.  The gift exchange was a lot of fun!  A huge thank-you to Vicky, Comeca, Michelle, Elesha, Latoya, Ange, Lisa, Tiffany, Anna, Katrina, Summer, Pam and Dee!  This exchange would not have been possible without your participation!

I exchanged gifts with Vicky, from Decor & Harmony @ 4290.  I could hardly wait to open my package!

Vicky packaged everything very nicely and included a sweet card.

I love these bar mops!  They are great for cleaning.

This soap has such a nice clean scent.

This travel mug has come in handy.  It fits perfectly in my car's cup holder.

I love the silver canister I received.

Vicky was sweet and filled the canister with Godiva chocolates.  I enjoyed learning a little more about Vicky and the products she likes based on the gifts I received.

I really appreciate each of the ladies who participated.  Thank you all for taking the time to purchase such thoughtful gifts.  The names below will take you to the blogs of each the ladies who participated.

Michelle and Comeca
Elesha and Latoya
Ange and Lisa
Tiffany and Anna
Katrina and Summer
Pam and Dee
you can view what gifts Vicky received from me, by clicking here.

*I also decided it was time to host another giveaway.  Not exactly Oprah huge, but I wanted give each of you a chance to win a felt pillow made by me!  There will be 2 winners, an email subscriber and a subscriber through Google Friend Connect.  If you win, you will receive a felt wreath pillow in your choice of either muslin or burlap, or a felt dahlia pillow in the felt color of your choice.  

To enter, here are the rules:

1. This is a giveaway to thank those who follow my blog through Google Friend Connect or email.  You must be a follower of Don't Disturb This Groove to enter.  New followers may enter.  Just become a follower before entering this giveaway.    

2.  To enter, leave a comment on this post after visiting each of the blogs who participated in the gift exchange.  Please be sure your email is available through your profile or leave it with your comment.    

3.  Email subscribers, to enter this giveaway simply reply to this email after you have visited each of the participating blogs.  Your email response will count as an entry to be included in this giveaway. 

4. This giveaway will end Sunday, March 4th.  I will announce the winner on Monday, March 5th.

5. I will let the computer randomly pick the winners.  Winner's who I am unable to contact or do not respond within 24 hours of being sent their winning email notification will forfeit their pillow and I will draw another name.

6. This giveaway is limited to residents of the US.  Thank you so much for following and Good Luck!


  1. I wanna win!! You know I love your pillows! I'm a gfc follower!

  2. Brandi,
    Thanks so much for having the party! I had so much fun buying and receiving my gifts. I'm excited to visit everyone else too. I love the gifts you received!
    I would love to win your beautiful pillow. I am a gfc follower.
    Thanks again for including me in the fun!

  3. Sweetest pillows I've seen in a very long time! I just started following and to be honest.... I'm not sure how I found your blog, sometimes I get to blog hopping and whoops, there goes my memory as to how I got there..LOL

    I'd love to win one of your felt pillows. and HEY... I'm having a giveaway today too, so come on over and see if you are the lucky one.


  4. Brandi - I wanted to thank you asking me to participate in the gift exchange! I had a really nice time and I am so pleased with my gifts! I am a GFC friend of yours, I am also working up the nerve to make those rosette pillows you showed us!

  5. Thanks for hosting the party! I had a wonderful time participating and exchanging gifts with Latoya! Great pillows!

  6. All of your gifts are great! Very thoughtful! I love that silver canister! I have no less then 10 water cups like that! I love them! THank you for hosting, this was great!

  7. Hi Brandi,
    I am a new follower via GFC.
    I love the ide of a bloggie favorit things swap, and enjoyed reading about all of the participants!
    I hope that I win one of your pillows- they are beautiful!

  8. Thanks so much for the opporutnity to win! I am a GFC follower and have visited all of the other blogs! HOw fun! I would love to be involved with a future exchange! Let me know how to get involved! Thanks

  9. Hi Brandi,

    I follow you on Google Friend Connect.
    I just visited and commented on all the blogs. There are so many great gifts. You also received some wonderful things. The party was so much fun. Thanks!

    I'd love to be enter in your giveaway.


  10. Oh my goodness, I love all of your fav things! Of course I am following you through gfc and I am definitely making my way through to see some of the other fab gifts! Thanks so much Brandi, and giving one of your pillows away is a great idea!

  11. Brandi what great gifts that Vicky is really something haha! I'm looking forward to another exchange so much fun!

    I love your giveaway it's such a nice idea.

  12. Hey Brandi!

    I'm back, lol. I visited all of the lovely blogs. All of them were so different and the gift exchange looked like lots of fun!


  13. Brandi,
    thank you so much for including me in this gift giving exchange. It was so fun and I am loving going around seeing all the gifts given. Thanks girl! Love your gifts, the bar mops are so bright and fun.

  14. What a fun party! I like seeing what everyone received ~ kinda like a birthday gift I'd think. :-)

    I'm a follower by email as well as GFC.

    The pillows are gorgeous! You are very talented. I'd love to win!


  15. What wonderful gifts! Love the travel mug, that is so cool!
    Thank you again for including me, I had such a great time. I will be visiting everyone in between taking care of my little boy, I am excited to see what everyone else received!!
    Great give away too, I love your pillows!!

  16. How fun, and you got some nice things. Love your pillows! ;)

  17. On my post tomorrow, I'm talking about being a Winner. So let's see how I do with this contest.

  18. Oh my there were some fabulous items in the exchange! The shell wreath and chevron coasters were my faves and I'm LOVING Latoya's clean blog. I've been thinking of a redesign and hers is fabulous inspiration. Thank you for the opportunity to win a pillow - it would be great in my new office!

  19. Your pillows are gorgeous girl! I loved seeing the exchanges between all of the fabulous girls, and think that it is such a great idea! I would be so lucky to win a pillow, as I am in great need of cute decor for my apartment like dorm next year!

  20. I love the pillows of course so count me in ! I love the swap this should be a yearly thing I had fun doing it!

  21. I visited all the lovely blogs. What a great gift package you received.

  22. Love your gifts! Thank you so much for inviting me to participate! :)

  23. How nice of you to add us to the fun. Your pillows are lovely.

  24. Ooooohhhhh! Such fun goodies!!! Your pillow is beautiful-Great giveaway!

  25. The favorite things swap sounds like so much fun! I can't believe she got all that for under $20! She's a good shopper.

    I'd love the dahlia pillow! Beautiful!

  26. beautiful pillows!!!
    i follow via gfc
    family74014 at gmail dot com

  27. I think I've just found another great blog to follow. It was just supposed to be a quick peek, but I ended up going through several of your posts before deciding to just add you to my RSS reader. I found you by way of LaToya's post on the Favorite Things swap.

  28. Hi Brandi, I'm so happy you guys had such a great time with the swap. You got some really nice things. I'm going to visit your buddies too. You know I'm a GFC follower and love your pillows. I would love any one of them.

  29. Michelle sent me and I'm now happily following your blog! Thanks for the chance to enter this wonderful giveaway and for the chance to check out the other blogs who participated in your exchange :)

  30. Oh my sweet friend how did I miss out on participating in this wonderful exchange? If you do it again please let me know I would love to participate. I am off to visit all of the blogs involved. I send hugs ( ps you know I am a happy follower) please count me in the giveaway :-)