Sunday, March 27, 2011
www.junkposse.etsy.com This has been one of my favorite etsy shops for a long time, and the seller was kind enough to donate this sterling silver bracelet for our giveaway. The heart charm says "love" on it. You must check out her shop for other cool adoption themed jewelry. I aspire one day to be as talented as her and have as successful of a shop. My sincerest thanks, Junkposse!!
How cute is this little doll? She is even wearing African traditional wear. She was lovingly made and donated by etsy.com/shop/kevinlaura Go to their website to find the link to their adoption blog.
This sparkly pink necklace is made from a bottle cap. Great gift idea for a little girl! Made and donated by chinamommy.etsy.com. This seller is a big believer in adoption and has adopted internationally as well. Thank you!!
Love, love, love this music scrabble tile necklace donated by goldenimpressions.etsy.com.
You will receive the soccer ball keychain from this grouping. These are durable and high quality for the mom on the go. Donated by: preppyinpink.etsy.com.
This soft mushroom rattle was made and donated by hazelvillage.etsy.com. There's nothing better than hand-made toys for your little ones!
How adorable is this cute Tinkerbell scrabble necklace? This was donated by goldenimpressions.etsy.com. She donated 6 necklaces to our fundraiser! So, so generous.
This sweet, sweet elephant is SOOOO cute! My picture did NOT do it justice. So, so loveable! This was made and donated by IdahoYellsIdaho.etsy.com. This bib was donated by poorpitifulpearl.etsy.com. This seller makes really fun, patchwork clothing. So chic!
This shirt is from http://www.etsy.com/people/EthiopiaAdoption. Shirt is a ladies large. Go to this website to find the link to the Jenkins family adoption blog.
This precious print is from http://www.etsy.com/shop/stephenandmelanie. It's titled "Life As They Know It" and is an 8 x 10 print. This image reminds me of life for kids in Lagos.
This wall plaque is also from http://www.etsy.com/people/EthiopiaAdoption. This bible scripture puts a lump in my throat.
This is one of my creations. It says "I (heart) adoption" in Ahmeric, the Ethiopian language. All sterling silver with an 18 inch chain. MissionMommyhood.etsy.com.
This fun bobble necklace was donated by chinamommy.etsy.com. Super fun for little girls or big girls with lots of personality!!
These durable, high quality keychains were donated by preppyinpink.etsy.com. You will receive one of these pictured. Great for the mom on the go!
Sunday, March 13, 2011
I just wanted to give a quick update on where we are in the adoption process. We reviewed our service plan with Gladney over the phone on Tuesday, March 8th. Our next step is to schedule our home study and send in half of our payment to Gladney. The home study is $1400, plus $700 for Gladney to review it. Half of our payment to Gladney is $2750. So, we are in need of $4850 total. Right now we have $1800.
I can’t believe how generous you all have been in our fundraising efforts. We have 5 puzzle piece sponsors so far: Mom and Dad Gutridge, Lori Litteral, Dorothy Stedman, and Andra Wagner. Thank you guys, so much for your love and support. If you would like to sponsor a puzzle piece, please click on “donate” in the upper right hand corner of this blog. For any donation amount, we will write your name on the back of a puzzle piece that will be hung in our daughter’s room. She will be able to look back and read all the names of those who loved her before she was here. Feel free to share this fundraiser with your friends and family! It’s a 500 piece puzzle, so we have quite a ways to go. J
Another hugely successful fundraiser has been our African beaded bracelets. My sister organized this initially and has sold over 50! Thank you to all who have purchased them. We still have a lot left, so please e-mail me if you’d like to order. firstname.lastname@example.org
In about 2 weeks, we will be holding an online giveaway of donated items from various Etsy vendors who have kindly given to our cause. For every $5 donation, your name will be entered into a drawing to win these beautiful creations. We will have 5 winners. Check back for this fun giveaway in late March!
Lastly, we are planning to do a big garage sale in late spring. We would love any donation items that you might otherwise be giving to Goodwill. Garage sales bring in lots of shoppers and lots of cash. We’d love to advertise it as a multi-family sale. Please e-mail me if you’d like our address for dropping off donated items. Thank you so much!
We are overwhelmed with the love and support we’ve received from family and friends. I wish I could hug every single one of you.
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