ACUPPACUPPAFUN :: The 4th Annual Mug Swap :: #mugswap14

This year has been inundated with swimming, cancer, military, cancer, schedules, cancer…you get the picture. Life has been crazy busy and annoying. I decided I needed something else to think about and joined in for ACuppaKim’s 4th Annual Mug Swap.





The concept is simple….send a mug, receive a mug. But it truly is something more than that. Give a blessing and possibly make a new friend in the process. Get to know someone outside your “circle”. Make a stranger smile.


I had the privilege of sending to Elizabeth who lives in gorgeous, Colorado. When you sign up, you fill out a little form with tidbits about you and to be honest, I had absolutely ZERO clue what her “style” actually meant. I definitely don’t claim to be “in the know” for fashion/styles. Now if you want to know the best competition swimsuits out there, I can probably help you. :-) So, I took a guess. Hopefully an educated guess. She is a believer like me, so I went that route (there is a verse inside the mug, Neh 8:10) . In my chemo brain fog, I went off and left the gift card on the counter, so I had to email that part. Couldn’t leave a little crafty fun out of the mix.




A day or so after I shipped my partner’s box off, mine arrived. It tauntingly sat on my counter for a day, because I didn’t want to open it until I had time to properly say thank you. Melinda sent an absolutely above and beyond package, along with a sweet note. What has stood out most to me, even among the fantastic goodies though, was the fact that she has been praying for me and my chemo journey. Me, a total stranger. I have really enjoyed getting to know a little bit about her now (swim momma’s unite)!


Thank you Melinda for the utterly wonderful package and prayers! Thank you CuppaKim for hosting! I can’t wait until next year!




  1. cuppakim

    you have such good manners, waiting to open your box until you can say thank you! that’s something my mom would have made me do!!! :) i love it. i’m glad the mugswap could be a bit of cheer admist the stress, chaos, and intensity of real life! :)