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sstich79  Absolutely LOVE the walking dead - a really great show.  I still need to check up with the end of season 4 but it is definitely one of my top shows to watch.

 

Besides that I LOVE Game of thrones - a total addict!

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I made my first purchase for my swap buddy! Plus, I used a gift card and a coupon, so my budget is still in tact! This is so much fun and a great stress reliever!

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I made my first purchase for my swap buddy! Plus, I used a gift card and a coupon, so my budget is still in tact! This is so much fun and a great stress reliever!

I've got everything planned out and exactly where my actual $25 spent is going to go. And I've got grand plans for all the other things I'm getting with points/gift cards! This is so much fun!

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Oh I have a coffee story...I used to always go to Caribou since there was always line out the door at Starbucks and they were sold out of spinach wraps by 8:30.  I would order a Mint condition with sugar free chocolate instead of regular, well one day the girl who made my drink for months goes, "Oh you wanted SF chocolate instead of regular? I've been giving you both this whole time!"  She was laughing about it but I was pissed! She basically snuck me thousands of calories without me knowing! I've never ordered that drink since lol.  I like to get Brueggers coffee now, it's 1/2 the price and about once a week I get my drink/food free (I think the cashier has a crush on me) plus they are so much faster.  I also just stocked up on a bunch of Starbucks Via packets for summer, those are good too and then I know exactly what's in them!

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@@Lolo22 omg, thats hilarious but also ridiculous. why would anyone want BOTH? thats so much syrup!

 

I've just traded with a bunch of MUTers to get a good chunk of my Swap Buddy's wishlist knocked out. I feel so relieved to have that portion done! its nice to get rid of a bunch of stuff at the same time! How is everyone else's shopping going?

 

If you're getting anxious having a swap buddy without a list, please feel free to use a roadie to ask some questions or encourage your buddy to start coming up with some more info :) 

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Okay, I recognize this is really random (it was just mentioned on, of all things, a _Game of Thrones_ podcast I was listening to a few minutes ago), but is anyone else here enough of a nerd to have their MINDS BLOWN by the E.T. Atari game cartridges buried in a landfill urban legend that turned out to be *true*?  

 

I placed a few orders yesterday, so I'm getting a start, but I have more to go!  I got the long-TAT indie stuff ordered, so now I'm going to have to wait until next weekend (read:  after payday) to do much more shopping.

 

Oh!  This is something that we did over on Midsummer that I think would be useful over here:  a Birchbox-specific section on wishlists!  I'm sitting on many points that I would *love* to use on my person, but I have *no clue* what they would like, and I know I'm not alone in this.  If you are so inclined, this might be a fantastic thing to add to your wishlist!  (It's not possible to share Birchbox Favorites lists.  I specifically asked, and the CS person who answered my email acted like this was something that had never occurred to them.)

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@@meaganola so very smart!! I shall get on that :)

 

As for coffee v tea - I actually try not to have ANY caffeine really. I noticed it definitely brings on my migraines and I am just uber sensitive to it. I gave up soda eons ago and mostly drink water (and booze, shhh). I do like peppermint tea though! *EDIT, I forgot, I also loveee chai tea too NOM NOM. OMG I also forgot that I love green tea too. 

 

I am on a buying SPREE right now for my gal. But I've also been using coupons, gift cards, and sales so I still have some wiggle room with the budget, muahah. I just need her to be posting a bit more so I can get the non-beauty stuff down :)

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@@meaganola birchbox wishlist is a great idea!

 

i was on the fence about getting myself a kate spade small weekender bag with points, but i would much rather spend points on my swap buddy! 

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I'm done with my gifts.  I spent $25 on one item then bought another item she had on her midsummer survey.  I bought a couple of smaller things and I'm done with what I wanted to make for her.  So now I just have to wrap everything up and box it and hold onto it for a month lol.

 

I, girls, am a veritable paragon of swap shopping!

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On the other hand, I'm not done with my gifts for @@puppymomofthree who is my unofficial midsummer fairy goddaughter.  I'm working on something extra special for her.  I hope she posts her reveal here as well as on the midsummer thread!!

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I just added a birchbox wishlist to my Summerswap link in case my swapper needs more info!

 

I just placed a BB order for my swap buddy. I really wanted to add those $6 French bull cutting mats for myself but it made my balance wonky (you know, that pesky $1-$2 over so it eats more points) so I had to let them go.

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@ you're too sweet! Can't wait for reveals so we can all see what we've been getting for each other!!
 

I also can't wait to get the more in depth survey for my gal too, I know I should probably be waiting for that before I buy more, but I have such grabby hands right now! 

 

Ps, I am now just clicking on errrryones profile to throw her off my trail! 

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Along with trying to figure out what to get my person, I am also trying to figure out who is currently shopping for me! Since I posted that crazy long swap list I guess it can't be anyone saying they don't have much to work with... :) I really can't wait to find out! For my part, I'm glad I have time to shop around, but I am also so impatient! 

 

And now I'm going to go to CVS and see what I can find that fits my girl's list with some coupons I have :) 

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I'm a crazy planner and my husband picked up my summer swap lists (yes more then one) and rolled his eyes...I've had so much fun :couch: stalking :ph34r: and thinking of how to make the gift more perfect! I hope she loves it! I

:mussical: I just want to thank @ and @@Babs28 for putting this whole thing together  :wub:

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@ you're too sweet! Can't wait for reveals so we can all see what we've been getting for each other!!

 

I also can't wait to get the more in depth survey for my gal too, I know I should probably be waiting for that before I buy more, but I have such grabby hands right now!

 

Ps, I am now just clicking on errrryones profile to throw her off my trail!

Me too!! I've picked up 2 non beauty related things I think (hope?) she'll like but I'm trying to wait until I get the survey responses to get anything beauty related. It's hard though!

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I added a BB list to my wish list! Just in case my gal is still looking. 

And I hope my giftee does the same. I've got some points to burn!  :sunshine:  (Wohoo. Burning up like the sun!  :P )

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Can I make a Birchbox list for my person if I don't subscribe to BB? Or I guess I could just add a BB-specific section to my regular list...

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Can I make a Birchbox list for my person if I don't subscribe to BB? Or I guess I could just add a BB-specific section to my regular list...

I think so. You could just go through the site and link to whatever it is you like. Which is basically how I did it, and I already sub to BB

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Can I make a Birchbox list for my person if I don't subscribe to BB? Or I guess I could just add a BB-specific section to my regular list..

I think so. You could just go through the site and link to whatever it is you like. Which is basically how I did it, and I already sub to BB

You don't need to subscribe to Birchbox in order to shop on the site or get points!  But!  There is no way to make your Favorites list (the Birchbox equivalent of a wishlist) visible to anyone else, subscriber or not.  You basically have to make a BB-specific section on your wishlist here on the forum.

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In an effort to help with ideas, if needed, I edited my list with more ideas (including more specifics).  I didn't put a BB specific wishlist, but there are things on there that can be found at BB.  In the non-beauty department, I'm at a loss. I have no specific taste or style - I'm truly, very laid back and easy going.  Home items, outdoor/garden decorations, socks, snacks, accessories, etc in any form, color, flavor, scent would be welcomed and loved.  

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On the other hand, I'm not done with my gifts for @@puppymomofthree who is my unofficial midsummer fairy goddaughter.  I'm working on something extra special for her.  I hope she posts her reveal here as well as on the midsummer thread!!

Your wish is my command!

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