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May "Flowers are Blooming" Swap

  • May 29, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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We are in the CARD ROOM for this swap.  Note: new start time of 7pm sharp for the swap to officially begin going forward.  See updated time break down below.  We must be out of the center at 9pm therefore the quicker everyone arrives and sets up the better.

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 20 swappers at this event, so RSVP ASAP to reserve a seat. Please be sure to update your RSVP if your plans change! If you get on the waiting list, there's a 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 will bring a beverage and provide cups, plates, plastic ware, and napkins.

OUR AGENDA:

Set up: starting at 6:00pm 

Shop, mingle & eat 6:30-7:00

Swap starts at 7:00 sharp

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

    My husband is going to be giving the Proactive to his bf next Friday, he is going to be so grateful, I know it. This grp has been such a blessing, esp Bet (I told you abt this friend and what he does with the perfumes). My only hope and prayer at this pt is that it helps him to regain his confidence, people do unfortunately judge others by their appearance, and that it lands him the job he deserves. Thanks so much to the person who brought the stuff, and, as always, to the organizers of this grp and to ALL who attend! Peace, don't know when or who I might see in the future.

    June 2, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I had to say something good abt this grp, and it has always been something I look forward to every month, there is none like it! I was getting the feeling though, that my time here was coming to an end, I even jokingly said something abt the car accidents being a sign that I should stop and go jogging with my other grp instead, on Thursdays. Will miss you ladies!

      June 2, 2014

    • Lindsey V.

      I'm so glad the proactive is going to someone who can really use it. I hope it works on him and as a result improves his self confidence! It was really great of you to think so selflessly and snag it up for someone in need. I'm just thankful I thought to bring it!

      June 2, 2014

  • Kristina

    Happy to report DJ's mom's surgery was good with no complications. DJ said thanks for all the positive thoughts and kind words. Her mother loved knowing everyone was out there sending good vibes :)

    4 · May 30, 2014

    • Ann L.

      Still sending the good energy to the mama. I want DJ back. DJ dj dj

      1 · June 1, 2014

  • Kristina

    A BIG THANK you to Jan & Larisa for helping out, it was greatly appreciated. Also, thank you for the kind things everyone said this month about the swap. I feel horrible about the issues we are having with some swap items. Please inspect items that you are bidding on as mentioned it moves so fast we don't have time to inspect before the bidding begins, I will keep a sharper eye going forward especially on personal items. If you intend to place something in packing that is not what is inside please label the outside of the package properly to indicate that it's not what the packaging states. I do not want our swaps to get bad comments ever but I know it's unavoidable. I will be reaching out to this individual to discuss what happened. This is suppose to be a fun, carefree couple of hours a month. If we need to make a change to ensure this happens we will, trust me. I know DJ feels the same. Have a great weekend and we will see everyone next month.

    3 · May 30, 2014

    • Larisa B. aka X.

      It was fun helping out! ;)

      1 · May 31, 2014

    • Jandiana J.

      This is a super fun activity for women to get together, make new friends, and swap nice things. Where else can you go to have an enjoyable evening and come home with really nice merchandise, all for $2?? I love this group and hope it continues strong! Thank you, Kristina (and DJ) for making this meetup so awesome.

      May 31, 2014

  • Ann L.

    Worked out well for me. Like my stuff and got rid of stuff.

    May 30, 2014

  • Larisa B. aka X.

    No tables in card room, had to ask maintenance guy to bring some down

    May 29, 2014

    • Dawn R.

      Actually, the long tables were in the corner - discovered after the guy brought in more.

      May 30, 2014

  • Bet

    I always have such a great time at the swap. Kristina did a fabulous job as always!!! Larisa and Jan: you ladies were magnificent! Everything always happens so fast and you did a fab job subbing for DJ. And to DJ and her mom: I've been praying for you. I hope surgery went well and mom is recovering nicely. {{{HUGS}}}

    3 · May 30, 2014

  • Larisa B. aka X.

    Lots of fun... crazy! I don't know how DJ does it!!

    2 · May 30, 2014

  • Cheryl O.

    Fun group. LUV all my items.

    3 · May 30, 2014

  • Lindsey V.

    Another great swap everyone! I'm happy with all my snags as well as the fact that I got rid of most of what I brought! Thank you Kristina for being an amazing host as usual, as well as a thank you to those who helped her out in D.J.'s absence. Will be sending prayers up for D.J's mom! Great seeing everyone!

    5 · May 29, 2014

  • Dawn R.

    I had a great time, lots of good stuff and great company

    1 · May 29, 2014

  • Dawn R.

    Larisa and Jan did a great job helping tonight. Thanks! Kristina was here usually efficient leader. Thank you Kristina! I had a great time.

    4 · May 29, 2014

  • Kristi

    I'm bringing a jug of iced tea. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

    1 · May 29, 2014

  • D.J.

    I thought I would have time to meet someone to pick up the goods...but that may not be able to happen. My mom has cancer, she's 81 and going into surgery this Friday. Spending as much time as possible with her. If someone has some painters tape they can bring, Sharpies, and tickets that would be a great help! Please let kristina and I know. Sorry ladies for the inconvenience.

    May 26, 2014

    • Diana N.

      Bringing tickets :-)

      May 29, 2014

    • Kristina

      Diana - thanks! I am bringing markers & tape as well.

      May 29, 2014

  • Em

    Can we get a city extension? This is 60 miles round trip.

    May 23, 2014

    • Kristina

      Hi Jan - Em was just inquiring if we would have some swaps closer to downtown Detroit.

      May 29, 2014

    • Jandiana J.

      Oh! I never heard Detroit called a city extension before, sorry!

      May 29, 2014

  • Diana N.

    Anyone or anyone's hubby interested in a Black & Decker dremmel? tool? It is called the Rotary Hobby Shop.

    1 · May 26, 2014

  • Larisa B. aka X.

    Hey everyone... any bowlers out there? I tried but am lousy at it ... so have a large purple sparkle bowling ball (I think it's 12lbs?) That could use a new home. Can bring tonight or next month..

    May 29, 2014

    • Cheryl O.

      I would LUV the bowling ball. C U tonite.

      May 29, 2014

  • Julie A.

    Mmm trader joe beer :)

    May 29, 2014

  • Kristi

    Hi all! For the men in your lives, I'm bringing some Chaps, Arrow, & Jos. A. Banks shirts size L & XL as well as a very nice and expensive men's Faconnabbe (Nordstroms) microfiber bomber jacket in the color sand - size L (It won't let me post a link but you can google 'Faconnabbe microfiber bomber jacket' to see a pic.)
    Anyone interested in men's Rockport leather lace up dress shoes w/vibram soles, size 12 m?

    Also bringing: Aerosmith 'Rocks' DVD, Mitch Albom's 'The Time Keeper' book, a bottle of Shout stain remover, HGTV and Country Living Magazines, and a coupon that I purchased from the Boy Scouts for $10 off a reg. priced purchase of $50 or more at Dunham's and $5 off any $25 purchase at Bob Evans. Thinking of you and your mom D.J. We'll miss you!

    Kristi

    May 29, 2014

  • Cheryl O.

    I have posted pictures of some of the items I am bringing. Also tried to add comments. See everyone later today.

    May 29, 2014

  • Cheryl O.

    Howdy! I am looking for chalk and a garlic holder - if anyone has those items. THANKS -

    May 29, 2014

  • D.J.

    Hi Ladies - I have to apologize that I will not be able to attend and "model" this SWAP meet - attending to many things this week. I am looking to see if someone who is going to the SWAP lives close by me (Harrison Township, etc), that I may be able to drop off the tickets, paint tape and markers? Please let me know. Thanks, dj

    May 25, 2014

    • Kristina

      Thanks Larissa and Jan we can make it a tag team effort, much appreciated.

      1 · May 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      you're on the attending list, though.

      May 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    since there is just one person b4 me on the waitlist, I thought I would post some of the items I plan on bringing. Some full-size, un-used or just barely used beauty items, hummingbird feeder, pillows, purses, champagne glasses, still in box, picture frames, some never used and still wrapped, lunch box, never used.

    May 27, 2014

    • Larisa B. aka X.

      *CAR OMG darn autocorrect!!

      1 · May 28, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm good. Neck hurt for abt a week, that is all.

      1 · May 28, 2014

  • Kristina

    Ladies - I just posted pictures of the items I am bringing in addition to some towels, clothing and books - hope something is of interest :)

    Items include: purses, shoes, new bachelorette items, graduation gift bags, new glow necklaces, new strawberry planter and more

    May 28, 2014

  • Kristina

    Yeah the swap is tomorrow night and we still have 5 people on the waitlist so if you're plans have changed please update so someone else can attend in your place. See everyone soon!!!!

    May 28, 2014

  • Lindsey V.

    I'm bringing my usual haul of unopened beauty and health products including the proactiv and a few clothing items

    May 28, 2014

  • Lindsey V.

    Would anyone be interested in Proactiv? I have a few unopened products.

    1 · May 12, 2014

    • Diana N.

      My daughter uses it :-)

      May 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      yes, me, for a friend (who is in btwn jobs and a bit tight on money right now), if I make it off the wait list.

      May 27, 2014

  • Jandiana J.

    I am bringing some killer boots, size 6 or 6.5, some food items, some lace tank tops, the rest of my scrapbooking supplies, including a paper organizer, and some jewelry supplies....

    What is everyone else bringing?

    May 26, 2014

    • Kristina

      Just my size for the boots :)

      May 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      yay! Jewelry supplies for me, and food for the bottomless pit of a stomach that my hubby has. that is , if I make it off the waitlist.

      May 27, 2014

  • Kristina

    As of right now we have 7 people on the waiting list so if you cannot attend next week please update your RSVP. It will be another packed house so please limit your items to 30 per attendee. Feel free to add a note of the items you are bringing or if its a large item post a picture so you don't have to bring without someone who is interested. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

    May 22, 2014

    • Kristina

      Still sitting a 7 people on the wait-list so if your plans have changed please update your RSVP right away to allow someone else to use your spot - thanks!

      May 26, 2014

  • Dawn R.

    I'll try to get some pics up tomorrow. I have metal and Wilson plastic cookie cutters - bag lots, mostly Christmas; if anyone likes Precious Moments I also have cutters in those shapes. The overnight diapers and Barbie Books. I have other books on antique dolls if any interest. What about: in vintage fancy teacups or Tupperware plates? eBay shipping labels? NOS infant clothes & blankets, American & German made? Probably from the 1960's.

    May 26, 2014

  • Diana N.

    I am bringing plenty of gift wrapping supplies, a large clear Sterlite container, some toys, and of course clothes. Anyone looking for anything specific? I will post my wish list soon :-)

    May 24, 2014

  • Ann L.

    Hi Diana, I might be interested if I get to join you ladies. I am on the waitlist.

    May 26, 2014

  • Jandiana J.

    Bringing a huge Costco size Charmin t.p. unopened and unused, lol! Loose tea, tea bags. Any interest in 12x12 scrap booking paper?

    May 12, 2014

    • D.J.

      Oooo...Costco TP! That's gonna start a huge bidding war =)

      1 · May 12, 2014

    • Diana N.

      Yes :-) Still forgot to look at your other scrapbooking stuff at the last swap. Would love to look through it if you still have it

      May 24, 2014

  • Dawn R.

    Any interest in fancy pantyhose? I have regular and lace ones in C sizing.

    May 23, 2014

    • Diana N.

      Possibly for a costume idea I have. Would like to see :-)

      May 24, 2014

  • Cheryl O.

    Can anyone use packing / shipping materials? I have Bubble wrap, peanuts and air bags. There is a picture under PHOTOS.

    May 21, 2014

    • Myann

      bubble wrap and maybe air bags... thanks!

      May 21, 2014

  • Dawn R.

    Anyone have interest in vintage metal cookie cutters? Should I bring the Barbie Collector's books this time?

    May 20, 2014

  • Cheryl O.

    Looking for a wood pane or lead glass window in a wood frame for an art project. THANKS

    May 12, 2014

  • Kristina

    Hi - I have added a picture file for the May swap in case anyone would like to post pics of items they are bringing to the swap. Enjoy!

    May 6, 2014

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