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Like posting ISO lists for items we would want to use as xmas gifts and swapping? Just like the group swap- but giftable items for xmas? I have been thinking this year that instead of buying 1 overpriced item tht I would make up baskets of good used items instead. That way they get a lot and I spend little to no $$$........

So let's make this a $20 swap value-
Post your iso lists between now and Friday 9/25 (you can always edit after you get current swap packages)
On Sat 9/27 And NO LATER than monday 9/29 start emailing choices to: [email protected]
Subject XMAS SWAP

Please select AT LEAST 2 people you COULD do packages for...To make my job easier in matching you up. As always multiple packages are welcome and you will always be matched to send as many packages as you receive!

Kayla
 

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Darn!

I thought you were talking about a gift swap between Mamas...like a "Secret Santa" kind of thing.

I could go for something like that.

LOL I will do that more towards NOV.............
 

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Movies/Dvds/Books

Little Rascals movies or DVDs- Certain titles- please ask to make sure.....

The 3 Stooges Movies or DVDs-Certain titles- please ask to make sure.....

Jack Van Impe videos/books-Certain titles- please ask to make sure.....

Pat Robertson videos/Books-Certain titles- please ask to make sure.....

VeggieTales DVDs- Most all titles- please ask to make sure.....

MISC

Bath and body works New lotion or spoap in Vanilla Scents

WAHM Soap in Orchid or Heather- or other flowery scents
like:
Vanilla Sandalwood
Winter's Kiss

WAHM soap in MANLY scents- DH got Woodstock and LOVES it

Gardening/pond things- Statues, ornamental things etc...Need to see pics/descriptions

Belly Ring Either CUTE barbells or those dangly ones

Cool Seashells(med- Large sized)

Starfish

Sand Dollars

Buggy Board (the scooter thing that attaches to strollers 4 older kids to stand on)

Clip that attaches 2 umbrella strollers together to make 1

Infant/Child helmet- for a 4 Wheeler/Snowmobile- the smallest size they make

Storage bags for a car seat(both infant and one to fit a Brittax marathon)

(2) Storage bags for a stroller

GiftCards to any of the following:
Bennigan's
Damon's
Ruby Tuesday
Gap
Old Navy
Home Depot
Lowes
Walmart
Kmart
JcPenny
Kohl's

PLAYROOM/TOYS

Foam playmats- the ones that snap together so you can add sets and make them as big as you want- need somehow to get enough to cover about 10' x 11' space.- but one package is fine too- I will just keep finding them till I have enough.
Something like this: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...2&category=1261
Or Really like this:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ADME:B:BN:US:1

Little Tykes TugBoat- Like this: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...8&category=2574

Fisher Price Little People play mat

Tree Blocks

Any and All HeMan figurines or accessories

Anything Little People- new, old, pieces, complete sets- ESPECIALLY the old ones & the new animals

CLOTHING

Winter Clothes(Boys)
Size 18-24months or 2T GAP or OLD NAVY- need pants, l/s shirts, overalls, onepiece l/s l/l rompers, PaJammas
~~Overalls in 2T, 3T (Gap or Navy)( would REALLY love the blue cord (really thin wales almost unnoticeable)type ones that are SO soft!!!!( will take 18-24mo in the blue cord ones too)

Summer Clothes(Boys)
Size 2T or 3T- GAP or OLD NAVY- need short, t-shirts, tanktops, shortalls, onepiece s/s s/l rompers, Pajammas

Winter/Summer Clothes(Boys)
Gap, Old Navy, or Osh Kosh- Size 4T

robeez or similar to fit size 4-5 toddler shoe- size 12-18 months? Boyish prints- Cute- Like the Frog, Dump Truck...etc...

flexible winter boots from one step ahead- Navy- size 4-5

Gap Fleece Sweatshirt size L (adult) in Gray, blue or green, Burgundy

FABRIC/PILLOWS/RUGS EtC.......

Sheer Curtains in Solid Blues, Purples, Greens(think colors of the Carribbean water)-Pics

Fabric- Cute Either solid Color or something to go in carribbean theme bedroom-Pics

Fabric to recover a rocking chair cushion- same colors as above-Pics

Rugs- Deep Plush CUTE ones- in same color scheme as above-Pics

DIAPERING/MAMA CLOTH STUFF
Diapers(staining on inner okay- as long as no rips or tears and Elastic okay)
~~Lukes Drawers AIOs in Large, Toddler or Xlarge~(will take ANY print- even girly)~
~~Large Bummis Pull on Pants (prints only) Would love suns and moons or other boyish prints(only need 1-2)
~~Training Pants in size 2-3T would like AIOs Boyish Prints
~~Sugarpeas Size 1 Prints (ONLY size 1's as the size 2's don't fit AT ALL!- will take ANY print- even girly)
~~Lukes Drawers Contours- need 5ish(L or XL)
LTK Soaker- in Large or Toddler- Blues, greens, or oranges
~~Bummis Ditty Tote bag in Small, MEDIUM, or Xlarge- Any color is fine(but would prefer no red- but will take what I can get)
~~Small waterproof bag for dirty wipes- zipper- doesn't matter(smaller than the bummis small tote)
~~Small waterproof bag for mama pads(big enough to hold like 4-6)

I know I asked for a few large/heavy items- but if shipping is too much(like over $10-$12) I will help pay for the shipping- if need be....

More to be added soon I am sure........
 

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-Anything Detroit Red Wings
-Anything Steve Yzerman

-Something with a Moose (it's kinda of a gag gift for my SF, but it's got to be nice/cute/funny)

-Glass bead Jewelry (necklace/bracelet)

-Wood toys (not food)
-Brio-style train stuff
-acoustic guitar for a small child

-Cowboy/Western stuff for weekend horse people. :LOL

-Horse stuff for 'real' horse people (live on a horse ranch). Not supplies, but clever signs/books/or something of the like.
 

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ISO:

~ hand sewn dresses or jammies - 6X, 4T, and 2T

~ handmade soaps - citrus scents, vanilla, almond, cinnamon, gingerbready, pumpkinspice stuff

~ dyed winter stuff for the girls - 6X, 4T, 2T - jammies, dresses, etc (dharma stuff?)

~ hair stuff for the girls - particularly boutique-style hairbows (tied bows, loopy bows, pom pom scrunchies, etc)

~ Doll clothes - Barbie sized or baby doll sized 15" or American Girl sized

~ organic toys - baby and up - or natural fiber? Someone wanna put together a set of chunky lacing beads with natural twine? Bean bags?

~ 100% wool diaper covers or soakers or all hemp diapers (made by you even if you aren't a WAHM
) - size Large

~ wool ball(s)

~ magic wands

~ fairy wings

~ head wreaths

~ A waldorf doll for DD - full-sized (like a regular sized baby doll) I DESPERATELY want this and will trade two or three times if necessary to get it!!


I might add more as I see what you ask for :LOL
I'm out of ideas
 

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~~~My *Wish* List~~~

organic coffee whole bean or expresso grind

Celestial Seasonings herbals teas--esp. Tension Tamer & Raspberry Zinger

Mama cloth (don't need pantiliners, light flow to overnights & PP) new, please-Lady Pads, Country Cuttins, LadyGlows(Hidden Pearl Creations), Snap-n-Gos (Sugar Plum Baby), Hag Rag diamonds

Soaking Pot

Hag Rag pad scrubbing soap

Hanna Anderrson long johns--adult Large, any pattern or stripes (gotta give me credit here for trying
)

Hanna Andersson baby zippers 50 - 70 cm

Hanna Andersson pilot caps, any color/ size

Bravado nursing bras M+ (to fit 40 D)--used in GC okay!

tart burners & tarts

votive candles

LLBean Toiletries hanging travel bag (any size/color but I love the Teal Aloha!
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doll making book, dollmaking supplies like wool stuffing, skin-tone cotton, wool yarn in hair colors, stockinette etc.

Any diapers from Cheeky Monkey, Kissaluvs, Diaper Babies, Toot Sweet

new Kushies Diaper basics

handknit wool soakers ( ie Tiny Birds, Righteous baby, Little Turtle Knits etc....)

red snappi or dk. blue snappi

Gift cards to:
Stop & Shop
JC Penney
CVS pharmacy
drugstore.com
K-Mart
Hanna Andersson
Magic Cabin Dolls
Nova
The Playstore
Organic Bebe
Maukilo.com
LL Bean
any of the diaper-making WAHMs!!!
 

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So does this mean whatever we would give would have to be new?!? I'm just confused as to what the giftable part means.
 

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I'm in!
I'll have to come back later and add my iso list.

Giftable means in new or very close to new condition, right? So something can be used, as long as it is not noticably used, correct?
Someone correct me if I am wrong. I know I personally wouldnt mind something that was not new, as long as it is like new.

My ISO:

Handmade soaps, lotions, bath bombs etc.

California Baby Bubble Baths - calming scent

Tea tree oil

small real gold stud earrings ( new please)

Anything Pokemon

DVD's - Comedies

Tea pots - any size, old, new, whatever.

Tea cups- same as above

Burts Bees Banana foot creme

Burts bees grapefruit facial mist

Discovery toys appropriate for 12-24 months

Yummy scented candles - votives - votive holders

Wax tarts and tart burner

Pretty handknit scarfs - 2 of these

Tie dye long sleeve shirts size 2t(girl) and 5 (boys) and pants to match would be cool too!

Large coffee mugs in nice designs

Size 2t one piece long sleeve/long leg rompers with roomy butts


Books on raising beef at home or organic gardening

Gift cards to walmart

Pretty kitchen hand towels (new please) Colors dont matter
 

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ugh, this is such a bummer for me. I have a few items that some mamas have asked for, but not enough to make it $20 per mama....next swap can we make it closer to a $10 limit or something?

if not that's fine, you all have a system going on here, don't want to upset it.
 

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I'm in!
I'll have to come back later and add my iso list.

Giftable means in new or very close to new condition, right? So something can be used, as long as it is not noticably used, correct?
Someone correct me if I am wrong. I know I personally wouldnt mind something that was not new, as long as it is like new.

Correct
 

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ugh, this is such a bummer for me. I have a few items that some mamas have asked for, but not enough to make it $20 per mama....next swap can we make it closer to a $10 limit or something?

if not that's fine, you all have a system going on here, don't want to upset it.

We can make it $15 if that is okay w/ everyone else......
 

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Sounds fun! I'll post my list in a bit. About changing the value limit... we don't want to go too low if we're all spending $5 or so to ship... KWIM? I'm okay with $15 I suppose, but if the limit is $10 and I spend $5.75 to ship then it's kinda a bummer.
 

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Rachael - you are correct - it is $15 PLUS shipping - not including.

The total amount has always been the value of the item(s) inside the package.

You can ship in a flat rate mailer for $3.95 - I'm not sure where the almost $6 figure comes from for shipping?
 

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Here is my list. Subject to additions, deletions, etc, depending on what my other pkgs bring


New or gently used is fine, but PLEASE keep in mind that this stuff is gifts for my family for Christmas.
I'm not trying to be a brand name snob, but please only high quality clothing as it will be for multiple children.

Diapering Stuff:
~large 2 ply elbee baby covers
~2 XXL Fuzzi Bunz, colors and such are not important. they're for nighttime.
~large hemp stuffers (joey bunz or smjae or similar) staining is okay
~medium or large Kool Sheep wool Soaker
~medium or large Happy Heinys girl prints or solids, new style. Just need 1 or 2
~medium and large Bummis wraps. aplix closure, no white and no snaps.
~Bummis pullons to fit a 22 lb baby, no white

Justin- 7 yo ds
~~size 7 slim Levis or other BLUE jeans. MUST be SLIM or they fall off.
~size 7 slim, or elastic waist khaki pants
~size 120 or 130 (7/8) stripe Hanna Andersson, Lands End or similar long sleeve tees.
~size 6-8 underwear/Boxer shorts. He is really into Hulk, Spiderman and still loves Toy Story
~size 7 elastic waist pajamas and loungepants. fleece is good
~size 7 LL Bean, or similar zip up winter coat and snow pants
~size 1 youth hiking boots

Alexandra- 6 yo dd
~size 7 undershirts, camisoles, and underwear. No characters
~size 7x Levis blue jeans
~size 13 wide(31 euro) mary janes or tstrap in ec, dark colors for school/church
~girls size 7/8 wool cardigan
~7/8 thick tights in solid, stripe or prints. No holiday motifs.
~patchy and corduroy dresses, jumpers, pants, and skirts
~girls LL Bean or similar zip up winter coat and snow pants
~size 7 wahm made or other 100% cotton long sleeve peasant tops
~any XL or XXL gymboree, current or recent, no vintage. Especially Indian summer
~size 7/8 long or short sleeve 100% cotton nightgowns

Caleb- 3 yo ds
~size 4/5 long sleeve button down and pullover shirts
~size 4 corduroys
~size 4 blue jeans and jean overalls
~LL Bean or Similar snowsuit, or zip up coat and matching snowpants, or just snow pants
~size 100 Hanna Andersson swedish sweatpants and long sleeve striped shirts. These are his favorite.
~other nice sweatpants that have pockets. Osh kosh and healthtexones are good.
~size 4T or 5T Carters preferred, or other similar, 2 piece pajamas
~any size medium Gymboree.Current or recent. No vintage

Maggie- 14 month old dd
~size 12-24 months gripper bottom socks (infant size 4 shoe)
~size 12-18 months robeez or similar
~size 12-24 month thick tights in solids, stripes or print. No holiday motif.
~size 4 EXTRA WIDE mary janes and tstrap shoes in dark colors.
~fleece bunting size 18-24 months for Maggie. Hanna, LL Bean or similar
~size 12-18 month patchy or corduroy or combo wahm or other pants, dresses, jumpers
~size 12-18 month cotton knit long sleeve dresses and leggings
~any gymboree in 12-18 in Folk Song, or Apple for the Teacher, or Indian Summer. Other fall okay, just recent, no vintage.
~any gymboree in size 18-24 months in La Playa, Strawberry Fields, Leapin' Lily Pads, Little Hula Girl, or INdian Summer. Other summer okay, just recent, no vintage. (of course, this stuff isn't for christmas, so a little faded or pills is ok)

Me-
~size XL Blue Canoe boot cut pants. any color
~Gap or other similar xtra large yoga pants in any color
~XL ladies fitted or regular tees- short and long sleeve
~womens cotton dresses (past the knee) in earthy or bold (not bright)colors. size lg or xl. NEED TO SEE PICTURES
~womens xl thick tights
~womens 9 1/2 wide or 40 euro mary janes
~womens xl solid colored leggings **esp. Hanna Andersson Green cotton leggings
~wool socks for ladies size 10
~adult wool cardigan. womens xl
~Lands End driving or regular mocs. size 9.5 any color

DH:
~desperately needs a new leather wallet. brown or black, bifold or trifold
~belt size 38/40. suede or leather

Books, CD's and DVD's:
~Kids Bop Cd's (except 1)
~board books w/real pictures not drawn pictures
~books by Elsa Beskow
~DVD's- Toy Story, Finding Nemo, any Veggie Tales, Shrek, Lady and the Tramp, Milo and Otis, The Crocodile Hunter movie, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Inspector Gadget 1 movie,any suitable family movies
~Frog and Toad Books (any)
~Amelia Bedelia and Junie B. Jones books (check first, b/c we have some)
~any pc learning software for the kids
~Sim City 2000, or other Sim software for dh and I
~Tom Clancy books (lmk what you have as he has read some)
~"Live" CD

Bath/Body:
~orange oatmeal soap from crunchymamma.com
~Toms of Maine kids toothpaste (orange/mango or silly strawberry)
~wooden soap deck
~kids toothbrushes, no characters, ages 14 month, 3 yr, 6 1/2 and 7 1/2
~kids band aids. We never ever have enough bandaids. Characters are okay for these. but insects and such are best
~California Baby Body Wash
~LL Bean hanging toiletries bag

Toys:
~waldorf toys for 1 yo girl, 3 yo boy, 6 yo girl and 7 yo boy
~wooden foods for kids
~wooden bowls and utensils
~wooden shape sorter
~wooden alternative to lego/duplo blocks
~wooden maracas, wooden drum or non plastic tamborine, shakers with bells
~brio or brio compatible trains and tracks. Any we are getting the kids a train table for the holidays.
~pieces to replace all our missing ones on the magnadoodle
~any WOodland Fantasies sets except Deluxe Dinosaur
~chalkboard (green or black) 8x10 or bigger
~wooden car garage/racetrack
~wooden peg puzzles (no characters)
~natural wood and colored wood blocks
~wooden playclips
~wooden animals
~wooden cooktop
~wooden dollhouse furniture
~Little Tykes vehicles
~Little Tykes little oval guys (red/black or blue/yellow usually)
~Tonka vehiles. any except dumptruck. especially wouls love old ambulance
~beanbags. set of 26, one with each letter of the alphabet on it
~Little People. We have the farm, the house and can always use other structures as well as people and accessories.
~Gameboy advance for each my 6 yo dd and 7 yo ds and age appropriate games.
~anything My Little Pony
~anything Strawberry Shortcake
 

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Originally posted by Sandra Dee
Rachael - you are correct - it is $15 PLUS shipping - not including.

The total amount has always been the value of the item(s) inside the package.

You can ship in a flat rate mailer for $3.95 - I'm not sure where the almost $6 figure comes from for shipping?
Both packages I sent out and the one I've received so far were too big for a flat rate mailer.
 

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Both packages I sent out and the one I've received so far were too big for a flat rate mailer.
I personally would question getting a $20 swap in a flat rate envelope- most things wouldn't fit. Of course there are certain expensive diapers that would- but who is swapping those???
: LMK- I want them to be my next swap partner-:LOL
 
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