Monday, September 5, 2011

COME HANG OUT WITH ME at Family Swap Day!

I am so so so very super duper excited to be co-hosting a family swap with the fabulous ladies from The Swapaholics.  On October 8th in Sommerville, MA myself, The Hipster Dad(s), Boston mamas, Before I was a Mom, are joining The Swapaholics and Green Halloween to host a family swap. What is Green Halloween? Who are The Swapaholics?


Green Halloween is collective of like minded folks trying to create an awareness for a more healthy and eco conscious holiday. It was started in Seattle and is in partnership with Ecomom (LOVE THEM!)

The Swapaholics are Melissa Massello and Amy Chase. Two lovely ladies from the Boston area who run swaps all over the country. 

This is how it works.
(these words are from the Swapaholics site) 

Donation Drop-Off:
10 am to 12 pm
Family Activity Room:
10 am to 2 pm
12:30 SHARP

Bring a Bag, Get a Bag:
Bring a bag full of all those like-new and gently worn kid's & maternity clothes, Halloween costumes & props, children's books, toys, games, gear, and other family-friendly items just taking up space in your home. Take home an official Swap bag stuffed full to the brim of new finds donated by fellow Boston-area families — all for just the cost of admission!

Easy-to-Shop Sections Curated by Favorite Local Family Bloggers:This ain't your grandma's swap meet! Each section of the swap will be carefully sorted and curated by special guests:

Christine Koh of Boston Mamas
Adriana Mancuso of Just By Living
Michael & Craig of The Hipster Dad
Before I was a Mom

Have Some Pre-Swap Fun as a Family:While we (and our special guest stars, along with a small army of volunteers) sort all your collective donations into a pop-up store where everything is free for the taking, you and your kids can enjoy some super fun on-site activities, like a bag design contest for next year's Green Halloween tote bag from ChicoBag®, face painting, a fun photo booth, and more wholesome activities.

Sample FREE All-Natural Snacks:Fuel up for your free-for-all treasure hunt with eco-friendly nosh from Larabar, Stretch Island Fruit Company, and Honest Tea's new line of organic, low-sugar, fruit-flavored thirst quenchers: Honest Kids.

Feel Good & Do Good:

All the clothing left over at the end of the swap will be donated to Goodwill Boston, helping to support their mission of transforming lives & communities through the power of education & employment.

Members from the Goodwill team will also be on hand in the family activity area to give tips on creating clever Halloween costumes with unique themes from thrifted and swapped pieces! How fun is THAT?!

I am very very excited about this event. I'd love to see you all down there. As a little special treat I would like to offer all my lovely readers 25% off ticket prices with the code JUSTBYLIVING.


For more info including location, directions, and to purchase tickets go HERE

1 comment:

  1. I should probably post this too haha.. make Michael do it homeboy slacks