Swag bags galore!

January 11, 2010

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Friday night (the night before our big bash!) Sues and Kate came over to my apartment for a night filled with stuffing lots of tote bags. Some of our favorite companies from the past 2 years graciously offered to ship us products, coupons, and food for our guests to enjoy! Before the girls came over I attempted to arrange all of the goodies around the front hallway so we could form a little assembly line πŸ˜‰ We were like machines and thankfully were able to fill all of the totes up in one night! Thanks so much to Kate for offering to help… such lovely friends we have! πŸ™‚

Check out all the boxes… that’s only one side of the apartment too, eek!

As far as the actual totes go… I don’t think they could have been any more perfect! We fell in love with them the second we saw them! The one and onlyΒ Justo offered to make them for us since he’s a professional and all πŸ˜‰ Check out the front and back of the bag! So in love and we can’t wait to rock them all around Boston and beyond, hehe.

What was inside the totes, you ask?

Bodum Travel Press. Bodum is such a neat company, I love their design aesthetic! Check out their products on their website… their toasters are so much fun!

Chef’n Garlic Zoom XL. We’ve talked about Chef’n before… ok more like raved about Chef’n. Their products make such sense, are incredibly sturdy, and are just simply lovely. Not to mention the people who work for them are out of this world. I think it’s fair to say that both Sues and myself would very much enjoy having our kitchens outfitted with these products! Chef’n sent us the Garlic Zoom XLs and now each of our guests who attended our party can enjoy them too and not have to worry about stinky garlic hands ;)!

RedPlum Coupon Organizers. Remember before the holidays I went to the My Frugalicious Holiday event sponsored by RedPlum, the coupon, deals, and savings website? Well they sent us their coupon organizers to include in our totes! I think this time of year is perfect for getting organized and some coupon clipping! Especially since whenever I have a coupon I always lose it in the black hole that is my purse πŸ˜‰

Groupon Skittles. Most of you probably already know that Sues is the Community Manager for Groupon Boston, the deal a day website that is taking the world by storm πŸ˜‰ It was necessary to include Groupon in our swag bags!

Butterball Goodies. Working with Butterball this past holiday season was one of the best opportunities we’ve experienced through blogging! Our lovely friend Heather, the Brand Manager at Butterball, sent us Butterball pens, recipe cards, and magnets! No swag bag is complete without a good writing instrument πŸ˜‰

Flavrz. We discovered a lovely little company called Flavrz at last year’s down:2:earth expo. We each bought a couple bottles of Flavrz drink mix, we loved it so much. So, we’re thrilled to be including a sample packet of Flavrz in our swag bags. This drink mix is great for adding some flavor to your water without a lot of calories! It’s all natural and totally delicious!

Lots of coupons! Nasoya, 479 popcorn, Barney Butter and Chobani coupons! Barney Butter also sent us samples! Four brands that we love, love, love! I actually just purchased Chobani Pomegranate Greek yogurt the other day and it is absolutely delightful and refreshing!

how2heroes cookies. Our first real video shoot was with how2heroes and we’ve loved them ever since! If you love cooking, eating, or watching people cook then you must check out how2heroes.com. It’s a site filled with hundreds of videos of “heroes” in the kitchen and chefs whipping up some of their favorite dishes, with an organized and detailed breakdown of the recipe for you to make on your own. Lynne and her team kindly made us gingersnap cookies for our tote bags… they are absolutely tasty with a perfect kick of spice!

Popchips. Last and certainly not least, popchips… Our favorite chips that we always talk about! Popchips is another great company who make all natural chips that are never baked or fried. They sent us a huge “chipment” of all of their flavors in 8 0z. bags for our guests to enjoy!

After all the totes were stuffed we organized them in boxes to drop off at the venue on Saturday afternoon. It was a long but very successful evening!

Sues made her famous taco dip for the night. Not only were we stuffing totes all night but we were “celebrating” 01810 day. It was 01/8/10 on Friday and 01810 is our hometown’s zip code, hehe πŸ˜‰ Since all of us girls grew up together in Andover, we deemed it necessary to recognize this historic date πŸ˜› Check out the taco dip with the zip code spelled out in olives! We get fancy!

We can’t thank everyone enough for all of their help in getting these totes together! Justo for designing and printing them, Kate for helping us fill them, Chris for helping us drive and carry them to the venue on Saturday and of course all of the wonderful companies who contributed to them! Thank you, thank you, thank you a million times over! We appreciate all of you!

[Chels and Sues]

20 Responses to "Swag bags galore!"

  1. auntieChef says:

    Hi Chels and Sues – thanks much for the swag bag, all food items have been consumed, still figuring out how to rock the hot pink tote in a macho way. πŸ˜‰

    By the way, where did you get these totes/print them? I foresee some auntieChef totes in the near future… Congrats on your site anniversary!

    Cheers,
    Swaroop

  2. Chelsea says:

    Those are some AWESOME totes. I’m cracking up at the date/zip code thing-too cute!

  3. So So SO proud of you ladies. I remember when this was but a glimmer and what an exciting ride it’s been for all of us! Wish I could have been there in person but I was celebrating in WANM’s honor from your second city.
    Also- fanTASTIC swag bags!!

  4. These bags look great, filled with goodies. Any chance you will give any away to readers not attedning.

  5. Katie says:

    i used my tote bag today! i was very proud to carry it around :)(although i hope i didn’t look as ridiculous as i did in the pic that you posted of me!)

  6. Carolyn says:

    One of these days I’m going to get to try Barney Butter.

  7. Awesomeness, ladies!

  8. Kim Hoffman says:

    Everything in the bag looks awesome!

  9. Sarah says:

    Looks amazing! What a great swag bag — I especially love the Chef’n and the coffee press. Super handy.

  10. Awesome bag girls. The party rocked. But I have a question… is it just me or do I look like a cardboard cut out in that picture above? Creepy!!

  11. Rebekah says:

    I love the bags! They are so cute! I want one just for the bag!! πŸ™‚

  12. Courtney says:

    You girls are such an inspiration! I just started blogging, but I can’t even fathom this! The zip code salad cracked me up, good to see you have such a great time and enjoy what you’re doing! The party looked like a great success! Congrats!!

  13. Fun stuff and adorable bags!!

  14. Rose says:

    OMG! Congrats on your 2 years of blogging. The bags are great and I luv logging onto your blog everyday for ideas and such. No, You are not Martha, she’s old school. You’re the new and improved Martha. Keep up the good work!

  15. Stefanie says:

    Congras on two years of blogging- I love reading your blog everyday and always pass it on to friends! Looking forward to reading for a long time!!

  16. Jen says:

    I just stumbled upon your blog. I love it! It looks like your party was a great hit.

  17. Jess says:

    Congrats on your 2 year aniversary, that’s awesome that you got gift bags for your guests!

  18. Kami says:

    Congrats! Wish I was still living in Boston and could have attended. Looks like fun!

  19. Natalie says:

    SOO Many Fun goodies and GREAT Totes! Thanks for Blogging and sharing great things with us!

  20. Rachel says:

    Awesome totes & great treats inside! so jealous of everyone who got to take one home!

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