• Ladies Clothing Swap

    September 26, 2011

    The following post is sponsored by Arnold Bread. For my sponsored posts policy, please click here.

    Yesterday afternoon, while the guys watched football, the ladies took part in an epic clothing swap. Remember when I went to one last winter at Marie’s condo? Well, she and I hosted another one at my house yesterday.

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    And, holy moly, were there clothes!! Everyone brought a ton of stuff to swap!

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    And it wasn’t just clothing as seen here:

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    There was also a hairdryer, lunchbox, shampoo and conditioner– pretty anything went yesterday!

    Once everyone arrived at my house for the swap, we organized the clothing.

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    By size:

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    And by type:

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    Tops on one table.

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    Bottoms on another.

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    Dresses in the living room and accessories in the guest room.

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    I still can’t get over how much stuff we had!

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    Once everything was organized, it was time to get our swap on. We all picked numbers to determine the swapping order, and then each of us had a chance to pick out an item and try it on. Once the first person was happy with their selection, the next person picked an item and so on.

    We did this rotation a few times, but it was sort of time-consuming, so, eventually, the swap opened up into a free-for-all and everyone just grabbed what they wanted. All of us were different sizes and had different tastes in clothing, so no one argued.

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    I ended up scoring a sweet J.Crew grey cardigan, a plaid pencil skirt, and a Land’s End black long-sleeve shirt. Wahoo!

    At the end of the swap, there was quite a bit of clothing that no one wanted, so I’m going to try to consign a few pieces at a shop near my house and donate the rest to Goodwill.

    In addition to clothes, everyone brought a ton of food, too!

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    The spread included tons of dips including Spinach Artichoke Dip, Tabouli-Hummus Dip, and Marie’s famous Buffalo Chicken Dip.

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    Veggies + dip and fruit + dip.

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    A variety of beverages: wine, lemonade, and mint iced tea.

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    Desserts: cookies with chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and pretzel pieces that Elizabeth baked and my special sandwich recipe made on Arnold Health-full bread for National Sandwich Day.

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    Of course, I went with a dessert sandwich! (I’ll be sure to let you know when my recipe is on the Arnold website.)

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    Arnold wants you guys to try their new Health-full bread, so they’re giving away coupons for a FREE loaf to 10 different winners.

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    If you’d like to try Arnold’s new bread, just leave a comment on this post about your favorite party food. I’ll randomly pick a winner tomorrow morning.

    Good luck!

    P.S. Need a good laugh on Monday morning? Check out Clark signing Frenchie karaoke!

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    { 299 comments… read them below or add one }

    Heather M September 26, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Beer bread with buffalo chicken dip. Soooooo good!


    brandi September 26, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    I love cream cheese spirals! Any variety! Yummy AND pretty!


    Stephanie September 26, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    I love parties with grills so they can grill me a delicious (veggie) burger!


    Carrie September 26, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    My favorite party food would be the pineapple cream cheese sandwiches!!! With fat free cream cheese of course :-)


    Kim September 26, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    My favorite party food is buffalo chicken dip… or/and cupcakes, with plenty of frosting :)


    Crystal September 26, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Chips, salsa, and guacamole


    Jessica P September 26, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    I love chips & salsa or guacamole….and I can tear up a fruit tray!


    Shana September 26, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Autumn mix is so dangerous! Those candy corn pumpkins are the best part of Halloween! My favorite party food is a fruit tray with my Mom’s marshmallow and cream cheese fruit dip!


    wendy September 26, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    I love me some artichoke dip with big hunks of sourdough bread.


    Katie (KMK) September 26, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    I always love a good spinach artichoke dip at a party – always a nice treat!


    Melissa September 26, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    the sweets!!!


    Katie September 26, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    I love Arnold’s bread!

    I can’t choose just one party food…pita chips and hummus for salty, and brownies for sweet :)


    Tricia September 26, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    crab dip!


    keilah September 26, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Probably spinach dip and pita chips! YUM


    Michelle September 26, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Oh my, at party tme, I make a direct line for the sweets!!


    kristen September 26, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    buffalo chicken dip


    lauren September 26, 2011 at 9:15 pm



    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers September 26, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Wow thats awesome! I want to do a clothes swap!i get so sick of donating my clothes at the Goodwill and not getting anything for it. Nothing like good food, good friends and new clothes for you!! Sounds like a perfect day!!


    Cate September 26, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    I love sampling from a cheese platter – gouda, brie, bleu, Stilton – it’s all good!


    Natalie September 26, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    I love spinach dip and pita chips!


    Donna September 26, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    My favorite party food is tomato pie.


    Joann H September 26, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    growing up my mom, sister & I would always make the spinach dip recipe on the back of the Knorr’s Vegetable soup mix box, all of our guests would rave about it, we all still make it from time to time…great go to recipe, make sure you use Hellmans!


    ashleigh September 26, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Chips and dip!


    Lourdes tootiredmoms.com September 26, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Chips & dip. Any kind of dip!


    Hannah (Hannah Lives) September 26, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Buffalo Chicken Dip with celery. Or my family’s Crack dip (ground beef or turkey with taco seasoning, queso, and salsa) with Tortilla Chips!


    Erin September 26, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    I love bacon wrapped scallops. They’re pretty fancy as far as “party foods” go but I’d eat them anytime anywhere.


    Amanda September 26, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Ice cream sundae party?? haha No, really, probably puppy chow or fruit salad :)


    Lisa @Fit in the Midwest September 26, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Guacamole and tortilla chips!


    Crystal September 26, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    My favorite party food is definitely pigs in a blanket! Best ever.


    Katie @ BloomEveryday September 26, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    I love the dessert table at parties, and somehow I feel like Brownies are the best things to have at parties. They are like mini-pieces of chocolate heaven made for each individual!


    Theresa Duffy September 26, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Spinach dip w/ Hawaiian bread!


    Lauren @ Sweet and Twisted September 26, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    I made pumpkin dip for a bridal shower and I’m so excited it is fall again so I can make it!


    Sarah September 26, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Hmmm I am going to go with MIXED NUTS and those little BBQ WEENIES!!!!!! love em!


    Noelle September 27, 2011 at 12:42 am

    I think my favorite would have to be spinach dip, but that buffalo chicken dip sure does sound good!


    laura t September 27, 2011 at 6:07 am

    I don’t bring chips into my house so when party time rolls around, I’m on the Doritos, or potato chips with top-the-tator dip!


    marie September 27, 2011 at 6:42 am

    My favorite party food is Mexican 7-layer dip.


    anna September 27, 2011 at 11:55 am

    chips and salsa, hands down!


    debbie (accidently delish) September 27, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    i am simple i LOVE chips and salsa. they are dangerous for me to be around!


    Carissa September 27, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Guacamole wins for me!


    Heather @ Better With Veggies September 27, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    I’ve never heard of a clothing swap – LOVE the concept!


    Lauren September 27, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    Pepperoni pizza dip!


    Anita September 28, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    I’m a huge fan of spinach dip!


    Sarah March 30, 2012 at 12:02 am

    I love guacamole :)


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