HO! HO! HO! No November date available but we have a December date ;)

  • December 12, 2013 · 6:45 PM
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There were no available dates in November - so we are planning a Dec. 12th SWAP...Kristina was away on business, and I know people are wanting the dates - I don't know how to do all the fancy stuff on here - but I just wanted to let everyone know the next SWAP.  When Kristina returns, she can fix this up to be all pretty!! =) 

 

Hi Ladies,

Sorry it's been a crazy few weeks for me work wise and I thank DJ for getting the date set but here are the details you need to know.

 

First off we are in the CRAFT ROOM for the December 12th and I have moved the time up by 15 mins as this will more than likely turn into the biggest swap we have this year.  We must be out of the center at 9pm therefore the quicker everyone arrives and sets up the better.  There were no open dates for November so we went with the only date available in Dec for us.  I have received  couple of emails inquiring about alternate locations for our swap, keep them coming! I will be emailing people shortly with a response, thank you for your patience.  We have already paid for the senior center for December but we will determine the location for the next swap and let you know at this meet up.

 

Hello, it's swap time again! To ensure everyone can participate with enough room we ask everyone to please limit your items to 30 per swap.

We have room for 22 swappers at this event, so RSVP ASAP to reserve a seat. Please be sure to change your RSVP, including number of guests, if your plans change! If you get on the waiting list, there's a really good chance that a spot will open up for you, so be prepared to attend. If someone cancels, the first person on the waiting list will be moved automatically to the "Yes, I'm going" list and if that is you, you will receive an email to that effect.

Swappers get HALF of a 6-foot table to display their items. (Clothing can be hung separately on our clothing rack.) You'll get one ticket for each item you bring - up to 30 items. Your tickets are your currency for swapping.

When you arrive, claim some table space as yours, set it up and come tell me or DJ how many items you brought with you to get your tickets. Also please get a name badge. Then you'll be given some blue painter's tape and sharpie marker to "tag" the items others have brought that you would like to have. It's okay if there's already a tag on the item; you can still tag it. That means we'll have a bidding war and that's really fun!

Feel free to post items you will be bringing and what items you are looking for, remember we do not exchange any cash at this event.

Please bring a snack or appetizer to share. I'll bring a beverage and provide plates, plastic ware, and napkins.

OUR AGENDA:

Set up: 6:30-7:00 (you can actually come as early as 6:00 if you wish)

Shop, mingle & eat 6:45-7:15

Swap starts at 7:15 sharp this month since we must be out of the room by 9pm.

Looking forward to another fun evening!

NOTE: Meetup fee is $2 per person, per swap to cover the cost of the room and Organizer's monthly fees. This fee will be collected as DJ distributes your tickets.

Many thanks to D.J. for assisting me with the swap process and keeping it moving along, also a great model to boot. Thanks also to all of you who stay behind to help pick up and pack up items for donation.  And a big thanks to Larisa for taking all the unwanted stuff to a donation place of her choice.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello Ladies! Do we have a date for the month of January?

    January 7, 2014

    • Kristina

      Yes, Jan 30th just confirmed this morning. Will set up tonight. Thanks!

      2 · January 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a great event! It was so nice to meet everyone! What a great bunch of gals!

    2 · December 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    found my old bag of tickets yay!

    1 · December 15, 2013

  • Angela

    Bringing pineapple and bacon wraps for snack. Need to plug in crackpot....so if table could be so arranged. ...Thanks DJ and Kristi.

    1 · December 12, 2013

    • Kristina

      Yes, i will make sure we set up a table by an outlet. Sounds yummy!

      1 · December 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I took some of those home to give to my hubby-he absolutely loved them! :-)

      1 · December 15, 2013

  • Ann L.

    I had a great time and (DJ) don't feel one mite guilty about my loot. New duds for the twins, a coffee maker and lovely cuddly throw plus a few books to read. Who could ask for more. Merry Christmas to all.

    2 · December 14, 2013

  • Diana N.

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all of the wonderful ladies in this group, especially the ones who went easy on me in bidding wars so I could get things I needed for my toy drive and the ones who donated after the swap:-) God Bless all of you and your families this Christmas season:-) See you in the new year!

    2 · December 13, 2013

  • Cheryl O.

    What a blast! The next morning it was ALMOST like opening up presents on Christmas morning....when I was putting away all my new treasures. Also the bidding wars were entertaining. Some BIG ticket items!!

    1 · December 13, 2013

    • Angela

      I might need to buy new hangers just to hang all my new clothes. Thanks to all for providing my retail therapy at no cost.

      3 · December 13, 2013

    • Myann

      Thank you all for a very fun evening. Now I know what to bring and look forward to the next swaps...

      1 · December 13, 2013

  • D.J.

    Another successful SWAP!! Wow! We had a house full! It was wonderful meeting all the new SWAPPERS! Welcome Myann, Bobbie, Rhonda! Thank you for those that helped clean up and help Larissa =) Bobbie, Kristi, Angela, Cindy and anyone else I missed. Had family emergency and had to run...found out not as much of emergency as thought. Betony and Ann I hope you enjoy the riches of your spoils that you so gracefully ripped from my grasp! Cheryl, it was great seeing you and you mom Loraine! Welcome back Liz and daughter =) Diana, thanks for the play dough split =) Angela, nice haul this time! Impressive! Beth, thanks so much for your help! And Welcome back Karen! You were missed! Kristina...awesome job, as usual...we got out at 9:10..that's not too bad!!!

    3 · December 12, 2013

    • Angela

      Welcome to the new ladies. ..we love having new items brought into the mix. Hopefully we made it all out with goodies before the clock struck midnight (or 9 ).

      1 · December 12, 2013

  • Monica

    I have several things I don't need anymore. Who is looking for toys? Women's clothes size 17 18?house hold items? I dont know what to bring to my first swap. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME.......

    December 10, 2013

    • Diana N.

      Any boys big boys dress shoes size 6 or 7? Also I posted what I'm looking for. So did a lot of others. I always try to use that as a guideline. let us know what you are looking for too:-)

      December 12, 2013

    • Kristina

      Sorry gals, Monica can't make it now. Hopefully someone else read the posts and will be bringing some items you requested. See you soon!

      December 12, 2013

  • Larisa B. aka X.

    Anyone interested in a ronco rotisserie chicken cooker thing? Everything included, mom just never uses anymore

    December 12, 2013

  • Diana N.

    Does anyone have big boys dress shoe in size 6-7? Friend needs for her son for choir concert next week:-)

    December 12, 2013

  • Myann

    So glad I can finally make it - can't wait to see how exactly this works. I am gathering up things home décor items, holiday decorations, some new items and can bring a large batch of vampire fiction and gardening books non fiction if anyone is interested. Looking for any bubble wrap or packaging material (hate buying it), any coupons from sunday papers, any canvases (used ok, can paint over) or any type of picture with nice medium or large frame.

    December 2, 2013

    • Myann

      Larisa Tried sending you email to remind you to bring the packaging materials but the system would not let me.

      1 · December 12, 2013

    • Larisa B. aka X.

      Are you local? I live like 5 minutes from the swap if you want to get it afterwards

      December 12, 2013

  • Angela

    Just posted a photo of my almost never used stereo. Let me know if interested.

    2 · December 11, 2013

    • Larisa B. aka X.

      My mom has been bugging fir one of these so I am definitely interested!!!!

      December 11, 2013

  • Ann L.

    I have 1 year old twin grandsons who would like toys.

    December 11, 2013

    • Angela

      Ann~ any interest in stuffed animals? I have two teddy bears looking for a good home.....

      December 11, 2013

  • Larisa B. aka X.

    Anyone have the Grease or Grease2 soundtracks??? Can I borrow?

    December 11, 2013

    • Kristi

      I have the Grease soundtrack CD that you can borrow, Larisa.

      1 · December 11, 2013

    • Larisa B. aka X.

      Awesome ... for some reason I have been wanting to listen to nostalgic music lately

      December 11, 2013

  • Ann L.

    I would like patchouli or Witches Brew candles.

    December 11, 2013

  • Larisa B. aka X.

    If anyone has "CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY", Apples to apples, or GARGOYLES of any sort ... Thank you!!!

    December 10, 2013

  • Larisa B. aka X.

    Got boxes of clothes from mom again. Anyone need CHILD sized hangers? I have a ton from somewhere

    December 8, 2013

    • Larisa B. aka X.

      They came from a retail store... so they are decent plastic ones

      1 · December 9, 2013

    • Diana N.

      Cool. Have a friend that could use some as well:-)

      1 · December 9, 2013

  • Larisa B. aka X.

    Does anyone have one of those "perfect brownie" pans?????

    December 9, 2013

  • Larisa B. aka X.

    Where we this will be Fun!!!

    December 9, 2013

  • Kristina

    It's almost here the biggest swap of the year! Please update your RSVP if your plans have changed but hey why would you want to miss this one ;). As previously mentioned I will be bringing mostly new items to help everyone get some shopping checked off their list. Some items: Bath & Body Works lotions, small stocking toys, (2) Bath gift sets, Xmas pillow, misc Xmas decorations, a doll (fake Barbie), Xmas gift bags, penguin candle holder (hallmark), coffee, Disney Belle Snow Globe, slippers, baby's my first xmas set, microwaveable heat pad for aches & pains, red xmas blanket, xmas play-doh, sidewalk chalk, xmas towel & pot holder and much more! Can't wait to see everyone later this week. Take care.

    December 9, 2013

    • Larisa B. aka X.

      Lol I think there will be plenty of bidding wars this time

      December 9, 2013

    • Kristina

      I can already feel the excitement for this swap! There could be some downright dirty bidding wars this time - haha ;)

      1 · December 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have mostly clothes to bring to swap, but I do have a few other items. Chocolate melting bowls, a few to go coffee mugs, and some other odds and ends. I'm starting over myself in my new place, so I don't have much to swap. This is my first swap event and I'm really excited to attend, meet everyone and see how this works! I have a friend coming in from out of town who will be attending with me, however she will just be a bystander enjoying the camaraderie. I've updated my RSVP to reflect 2 people as requested by Kristina. Have a great week everyone! Can't wait to meet you on Thursday!

    December 9, 2013

    • Larisa B. aka X.

      Welcome and looking forward to meeting you!!

      1 · December 9, 2013

    • Kristina

      Hi Bobbie - Welcome - its a ton of fun! Since your friend will just be an observer feel free to switch back to one so it leaves a space open for another swapper. I will send you the official welcome email with details that helps explain the process etc. You friend will be jealous there is not one in her town! See you soon ;)

      2 · December 9, 2013

  • Diana N.

    Hi! Anyone have any of these items to swap? Twin Sheets for a boy
    Girls Shoes 2-3
    x-box 360 games
    Hello Kitty anything for a 6 yr. old:-)
    Detroit Red Wings items
    Men's belt 38-40 inches
    Yarn and crochet hooks

    December 5, 2013

    • Diana N.

      Yes! I have a family in need that would LOVE it!

      December 8, 2013

    • Diana N.

      Angela, I have a set of new wooden Winnie the Pooh bookends w/ books in each side that I am bringing:-)

      2 · December 8, 2013

  • Angela

    Would anyone be interested in Hanukkah wrapping paper?

    December 8, 2013

  • Diana N.

    Looking for Highlighters and 11x14? pads of paper clipboard size:-)

    December 8, 2013

  • Ann L.

    I have a size 3x black sweatshirt with a snowman on it, jewelry, and various other items. Can't wait; it's such fun.

    1 · December 5, 2013

  • Diana N.

    Looking for a good magnifying glass if anyone has one.
    Also looking for one of those reachers/grabbers that you use to pick up things that are in hard to reach places:-)
    Always looking for coupons as well.

    Bringing some new items for gift giving including a beading set for little girls and some wrapping paper bags etc. A few clothing items & some coupons:-)

    December 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a larger ticket item (slightly used 3-4 cup Keureg) if anyone is interested, let me know, I will bring it.

    November 13, 2013

    • Myann

      slow to heat up or to work? I would be interested

      December 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      both

      December 3, 2013

  • Cheryl O.

    I am looking for:
    > Mailbox
    > Microwave plate
    > Clear or green dishes, vases, candlesticks (for garden tower)
    > Small ironing board
    > Old suitcases or trunks
    > Old metal rake with about 12 prongs
    > Queen Flat white sheet
    > Shower head
    > Old leaded window with wood frame

    Looking forward to seeing everyone....

    1 · November 13, 2013

    • Angela

      Cheryl...pictures of plates posted

      December 2, 2013

    • Angela

      There are 4 plates.

      December 2, 2013

  • Cheryl O.

    I will be bringing;
    4 MSU shirts; size small in different colors.
    Miniature Tea set.

    For craft projects:
    Vintage Christmas light bulbs; 2 sizes (C7 and D 14), many colors.
    Plastic wine corks.

    November 20, 2013

    • Ann L.

      I have a childs silver plated tea set I am thinking of bringing also (if I don't decide I have to keep it).

      1 · November 20, 2013

  • Larisa B. aka X.

    Bringing tons and tons of clothes .... cleaning out 3 walk in closets

    November 20, 2013

  • Larisa B. aka X.

    Where we this will be Fun!!!

    November 19, 2013

  • Diana N.

    My husband just found out he has to go out of town so we have to reschedule Frankenmuth, which means I can come to the swap! I'm so happy! Hannah & I will see you on the 12th:-)

    3 · November 14, 2013

  • Diana N.

    GREAT news ladies! The Sterling Heights Public Library will let us use their programming center for FREE! We just have to reserve in advance. The current dates open are Tues. Dec 10th, Dec. 17th & Jan 2nd. Please let me know what you ladies would like to do:-)

    November 13, 2013

    • Kristina

      Hi Diana - that is great news. Please email me the contact information so we can schedule a date for January, it will need to be later in the month. thank you!

      November 13, 2013

    • Diana N.

      Kristina, I messaged you:-)

      November 14, 2013

  • Kristina

    Just a reminder last year this was the biggest swap of the year and its a great idea to bring new items to swap. I have been saving up and will only be bringing new items this time around so I hope to lighten several ladies holiday shopping! As it gets closer I will list some items (packed away right now) so everyone has an idea. It is very important that everyone arrive on time and set up quickly as we must be out by 9pm. Let me know if you have any questions. Happy Thanksgiving, be safe and we will see you next month ;)

    November 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be bringing lots of goodies that can be given as Christmas presents to other ladies. Some are already in gift bags, plus, lots of aquarium supplies, the shirt I promised Diana, Christmas ribbon, some door draft guards, toiletries, a few pieces of clothing, etc. I did some serious cleaning out of my closet.

    1 · November 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    looking for a queen-size bed skirt, neutral color, white or beige, will consider other colors. thanks

    November 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      oh, and one more set of cotton sheets

      November 13, 2013

  • Liz B.

    I'm bringing Christmas linens, wrapping paper, clothes. Is anyone up for homemade cranberry sauce and salsa :-)?

    1 · November 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      yes to homemade cranberry sauce. yum!

      November 13, 2013

  • Diana N.

    I will be in Frankenmuth on that Thurs & Fri:-(
    I am still working on finding an alternate place that we can afford. Might have to go outside of Sterling Hts though. Let me know your thoughts

    November 12, 2013

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