beccakelly, I don't want someone *promoting* me if they haven't personally tried and/or viewed my cakes. The vendors on my site are folks who order from me regularly, personally and professionally. Any business that may tie into my business and be beneficial to the visitors to my site, I think is worth mentioning. I have only asked that one link me in exchange for my linking her. The others may have me listed and may not. I just think it's a nice, professional thing to do.
JMO I guess that I know how hard it is to get a business off of the ground and the leg-work that goes into building a good reputation. These are businesses that I would MOST DEFINITELY use, and I like mentioning them to others.
Happy Memorial Day!