Friday, April 13, 2012

13 for 13 on The 13th..Carina's Hope Giveaway"Anniversary" Special

Friday the thirteenth... and it's my lucky day! Well actually our, meaning Peter and I. You see sixteen years ago today we were married. So thirteen has always been our lucky number. No silly superstitions here. We love it!

Look at that tiny waist!

So in honor of sixteen years of craziness and chaos  I mean love, laughter and fun. I'm offering a special deal in Carina's Giveaway. 

For Today Only there will be a special donation amount. 


And for every $13.00 donated you will have 13 entries!! 

So please celebrate our anniversary with us by showing your support to Carina. Maybe today is her birthday!! I pray she can feel the love we have for her. I pray that God allows her to be comforted , somehow even though she is alone. Alone for every special day of her life. And transfer is imminent!!  She will be alone for that too.

She will be taken for that dreaded car ride. Maybe she will feel excitement and hope , only to realize that things just got so much worse. Worse than she could ever have imagined.

We can prevent that from happening. We do have the capability to save Carina from that nightmare. 

Just $13.00...

And remember "sharing is caring" too . If you blog about the giveaway you get two entries and FB one entry. Just let me know! To share on FB you don't even have to leave my blog. I have a FB share gadget in my sidebar. Just click on it! So simple! 

It's all for her. This beautiful child who is suffering needlessly! If you have the ability , please reach out to her today. Be her HOPE! 

And because this child means the world to me. If  over $100.00 is donated today. Now do the math, that is less than 10 people donating $13.00. I will publish a post of pictures of me. I will swallow my fear of the camera and fear of people looking at me and for Carina ONLY I will put myself out here on my blog.
plus Peter thinks it's weird that I refuse to post pictures of myself and it's my blog.  After 16 years of marriage I don't want him to think he married a weirdo! 

 $5.00 donation= 2 entries
 $13.00donation = 13 entries, Today only!! 
 $ 15 donation =  5 entries 
$ 25 donation = 10 entries
$ 50 donation = 20 entries
$100 donation = 50 entries
Share on facebook/twitter = 1 entry
Post about Carina's Hope Giveaway on your blog = 2 entries

Please make all donations through Carina's donation box in my sidebar. Leave a comment telling me how many entries you have and what gift items you would like to use them for. All items are numbered. Example: You donated $25.00. You have 10 entries. Your comment should say" I have 10 entries. I want three on number 1, Two on number 5, And five on number 4.  OR  "I want them all on number 6.  
You can divide your entries up however you want.

Don't forget to tell me if you shared anywhere, that is one entry, and posting on your blog will get you two entries.

if you have ANY questions , please don't hesitate to contact me. my email,

This giveaway will run until midnight on April 30th.

#1, A Jillian Raye Design. This was made just for Carina's giveaway!  This beautiful necklace and headband were designed by Jillian Raye. She was an absolute delight to work with, and I've been a fan for a while.This necklace and headband are beautifully hand crafted and of high quality. I know this because it is in my possession. It came beautifully wrapped but I had to peek. :)

#2  Newborn hand smocked dress set,  Oh how I wish Emmie could fit in to this!!! Just in time for summer! And there are little panties to go with it!

Just beautiful!!! Donated by Heather Enger Brown, who may just love Carina as much as I do:)

#3. Meet Annie, Book!!!  Meet Annie! She is a special little girl that is just like you, but she has Down syndrome. Join Annie in her engaging story and learn how we accept who we are. Come on in and meet Annie. She can't wait to meet you!  Donated by author  Heather Scharlau- Hollis. Thank you Heather for being so easy to "talk" to, so generous and so kind! 

#4.Set of three hair bows made by the fabulous Beth Cole. Who is adopting Nellie and Katelyn( and should be packing at this very moment to go meet them)  of course what else should she be thinking about but my giveaway when she is leaving to meet her daughters! Love you Beth!!! These bows are gorgeous!!!

#5.Game Night Deluxe Edition!!!! You get them all!!!!Perfect for summer family nights and long car rides!! Also donated by Beth Cole. 

#6. Another beautiful piece made for this giveaway by the multi talented and beautiful Stacy Richard. She has a heart for the orphan that you can see shinning from miles away. She never ceases to amaze me. You can see more of her beautiful pieces here at Jubilee's Jewels.

#7. Mrs. Meyers Clean Day, "For Generations we’ve had to put up with harsh chemical smells to get a good clean. Enter Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day. A collection of household products with essential oils from flowers and herbs that smell nice, but really pack a punch against daily dirt and grime. Our garden fresh scents include Lavender, Lemon Verbena, Basil, and Geranium. All earth friendly, cruelty-free and not tested on animals". 

Donated by Robin E, A dear friend who I could definitely say is a kindred spirit.And always one prayer ahead of me;) Thank you!!

These are for you whether you love to clean or hate to clean. I've researched them and they rock! These are kitchen cleaners and liquid hand soap.


#8.  Also donated by Robin E, this adorable dress! NWT. Size 4T. The retail price is $25.99 for this tulip skirt dress with hippos from  Flower Bazaar.

#9.  Love this waterfall ruffle dress with scallop embroidery. Size 4T, NWT.  The retail price is $34.95 The line it is from is Cape Cod Cutie. Also from Robin E.

#10. Searching for... The You We Adore, Book. Donated by Valerie Westfall. Children's picture book celebrating a parent's love searching the world for a special child they dream of adopting. On this heartwarming journey, love climbs trees with panda bears, splashes with elephants and swims with dolphins Searching for...The You We Adore.

Ask and you shall receive. That's all I can say about Valerie's generous donation. With out hesitation, she responded , YES! Thank you Valerie for this beautiful book. 

#11.  Bow holder with matching bow, donated by (The also should be packing right now to go meet her daughters) Jenn Abell. Jenn is adopting Olga and Vanessa and is leaving in like a second to go meet them!!! But of course she had time to whip up this gorgeous bow holder first! How do you even make something like this? Amazing!! You know I absolutely adore you Jenn!!!

Close up of pattern

#12. $50.00 Gift Card to Silpada! Donated by Tanya Robinson.

#13. Straight from Africa! This is gorgeous!!  Donated by Becki Little.

#14. Baby Doll. Guaranteed to be super soft and huggable. Donated by Robin E.

#15.  A $50.00 Gift card to Bee's Felt Market! Donated by Heidi Marie. Shop her beautiful Etsy store and stock up on her hand made felt food!! So realistic!!! Children will love playing and learning with her delicious food. Pictured here is a yummy pizza and veggies. You will have the chance to pick whatever you want.  

#16. Adorable Lisa Leonard necklace with "Feed Your Soul Charm. Donated by Lisa Leonard.

 Also comes with a 10% of your next purchase coupon.

#17. Soft, pink acrylic (non-allergenic/easy to hand-wash and lay flat to dry) full/gathered crochet cardigan with three pearly buttons. Size NB-3 months, approx.  Handmade by Heather Brown.

#18. Adorable blue and white print photo frames. Fits 2 1/2 X 2 1/2 photo. Value $20.00



Kristi said...

I shared on Facebook. <3 Always in prayer for Carina.

DebW said...

Donated $13--Shared on fb--I want to see more pics of you and your family! :-D

DebW said...

I think that means 14 entries? 5 on #7 (cleaners) 5 for #12 (silpada) and 4 for the African necklace #13

The VW's said...

I shared on FB and donated $13. I was planning to donate sometime soon, but loving a made me extra happy to participate! Thanks for the special incentive, and thanks for loving so many orphans and working tirelessly to help to get them HOME! You are one special lady! Oh, and I hope you reach at least$100 today.....we want to see more pics of you! : )

My Enteries:

2 on #3, 5 on #6, 2 on #10, 5 on #12

Thanks! Love you, and your very big heart!

Amanda said...

I donated today. I am curious if I say 13 entries for the Silpada card can would the person who donated the Silpada card care if I then donate it to another give away? Just curious. Thanks for helping Carina! Praying she finds a family today on your lucky day!!!


stephanie said...

Mandy I'm sure that would be fine! It happens a lot. People pass things on. It's very generous of you!!! And thanks for the donation and prayers!!!

Patti said...

happy anniversary !!!!

Anne and Whitney: Up, Down and All Around said...

happy anniversary :)
yesterday i donated $20 and would like the entry for the #1 jillian raye necklace and headband. hoping and praying for carina!!!

Robin E. said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Peter! Your wedding picture is beautiful! Can't wait to see those other pics! :)

Just donated $13. I'll put it all on the Silpada gift certificate.

Have a wonderful anniversary!

Kelly said...

I tried to leave a comment yesterday after I donated but it didn't show up so here we go again. lol I would like 13 entries on #4 barrettes and 14 on #14 doll. I donated $26 and shared on facebook. Great giveaway!