Saturday, April 14, 2012

Hmmm, What should I post about today???

I know! How about this great giveaway I'm having for Carina?

Oh already heard about that one , eh?

Ok, then how about I  just post some pictures.

Of who, you ask??

Why of me of course!!

   Here I am holding baby Bella. Circa 2002.  

And here I am with Peter dancing at my friends birthday party. That was a great night! 

And here I am with the Dumpling! Look how little she was.


Sorry Guys I just couldn't resist!!!!!!!  Have to tease you for a while.

Plus I was looking through my photos and this is what they all look like! 

But not to worry. I'm true to my word and I promise, cross my heart! I'll post real pictures soon. Finding some is going to be the hardest part.

Yesterday was a great day for Carina's giveaway!!! Thank you!!! Please keep sharing! Let's get that beautiful face seen!!

And just in case you haven't seen my giveaway yet, well, here it is in all it's glory!

$5.00 donation= 2 entries
$ 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


my family said...

haha...i hope you all had a happy anniversary yesterday.

My heart was touched last night....a girl I went to school with (elem-high school) fb me after I shared your giveaway link and said she donated. Sometimes it so frustrating b/c it seems like so many dont read it or maybe dont think this is realy and possibly dont care but to know she donated to help carina made me so happy and I know others are reading too. She said she would pray about her and what a terrible situation this is...touching lives one at a time is how this works right?

Rochelle said...

You are a stinker!

Stori said...

I donated $50, I usually like to do it anonymously, but those dresses are so cute and I am a sucker for cute girl clothes. Please give 10 entries for number 2 and 10 entries for number 8. Thank you.

I love your blog and I don't comment nearly enough. Thank you for sharing your beautiful, spunky daughter with the rest of us bloggers :).