Monday, June 14, 2010

It Could Be Yours ...

I want to say it again, the items that have been donated for this give-away are INCREDIBLE! I am astounded at the generosity of the talented and blessed people who have donated to make this fundraiser happen. Many of them are stay-at-home-moms and some are that AND in the midst of an adoption journey of their own. Most of the prizes, if not all, are hand-made items that rival and surpass anything I might want to buy in a store. In fact I'm going to start doing all my shopping on etsy!

Here is an update with photos and descriptions on 2 GORGEOUS necklaces donated by my friend Shawna at FireFly Photo Jewelry. Can you believe this gifted artist lives just up the road from me? Wow. I hope this creativity is in the water and that it's flowing my way!
Thank you Shawna! Check her out at her etsy shop Firefly Photo Jewelry by clicking on any of these blue links!


Every night before bed I tell my girls "I love you all the way to the moon and back." This necklace is a perfect reminder to any mom about how much love we have for our children. A 3/4 inch double sided photo pendant is next to a moon shaped sterling silver disk holding the ever popular quote from the children's book. A little freshwater pearl completes the look. Pendants dangle from a 18 inch sterling silver chain.

Handstamped adoption necklace- Born In My Heart.


{Perfect necklace for the adopted mom}
A handstamped 7/8 inch sterling silver disk with words {born in my heart}. Overlapping is a silver heart with a clear crystal in the center.
Hung from an 18 inch sterling silver chain.

You like these don't you?!
It Could Be Yours ...
There are MANY ways you can gain entries to win. So here is the basic outline:
  • 1. Receive ONE entry simply for leaving an encouraging comment for Rita and her family on this post and pr*ying for them!
  • 2. Receive ONE entry for your suggested donation of $10.00 OR you can get FOUR entries by donating $25.00! (look at the Chip-In--We NEED You!)
  • 3. Receive TWO entries for posting about our fundraiser on YOUR blog and linking it back to this blog.
  • 4. Receive TWO entries for grabbing our fundraiser button (sidebar!) and posting it on your blog where I can see it! (*leave a comment to let me know where I can find it.)
  • 5. Receive ONE entry for posting about our fundraiser on FB and linking it back to this blog.
  • 6. Receive ONE entry by becoming a follower of THIS blog, ""
  • 7. Receive ONE entry by stopping by MY blog and leaving an encouraging comment (Valerie) (Hey, I love to meet new people and I would love for you to stop by to say hi. I cannot wait to meet you and hear about your journey!)

So, really you have the opportunity to get 12 entries!!!! (AND extra entry(s) for donating an item!!!)

Make sure that you let me know about each entry (and make sure I have a way to contact you--in case you win so we can get your prize to you!)
You do not have to leave separate comments for each entry. Just tell me which ones and how many total you qualify for in your comment, and that will be fine! :) Thanks!!


  1. What a blessing the Rippee family is - hearing their story and seeing them work so hard is so touching! I will be in prayer for them! I can't wait to follow (I just became a follower!!) their journey!

  2. I thought the paperwork process was hard--and we live in the U.S. I can only imagine the hurdles you have to do it from China. I will pray that they approve your request and you can proceed as God has called.

  3. I have been on a bit of a blogging hiatus...but you've all remained in our prayers as you follow His call.

    For now...I've tallied 9 entries....
    (1) comment
    (4) donation
    (2) fundraising button
    (1) follower
    (1)comment to dear Valerie

    You have some really wonderful donated items!

    Congrats on your steps forward with the adoption....Keeping you all in prayer.