Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Cozy Snowy Evening.....

We had the prettiest snow last night! It made for a snug and cozy evening inside.

It wasn’t supposed to be but a few flakes, but it really started coming down in huge gorgeous flakes for a few hours leaving us with a dusting, possibly an inch of snow.

Jason went outside and turned on the porch lights of The Cedar Loft so we could enjoy the snow fall under the lights from the kitchen.

After supper dishes were cleaned up, we all snuggled on the couch in the living room with bowls of popcorn.

And enjoyed yet another Christmas movie, An Avonlea Christmas, with the window blinds open in the living room so we could enjoy the snow fall through the front porch lights.

It was just one of those perfectly cozy evenings with my family that I want to etch in my memory forever with the Christmas lights twinkling inside and the beautiful snowflakes falling outside.

I know you folks up north get a good laugh at us folks (here in the south). But then again, we can get excited I suppose because we never have to worry about shoveling it every day. By morning, the snow was gone for the most part, and the rest of it melted quickly since the ground was still warm from previous days of rain.

It was good while it lasted. And I’m beginning to think that our persimmon seed weather forecast just might be right on. With snow here already in November, we just might see a lot of snow this winter.

And I'm just fine with that.  :)

Monday, November 28, 2011

A Shopping Tradition......

This is the result of four women shopping for fifteen hours on Black Friday. :)

You should have seen all of this and us crammed into my little Mazda 3.  But we did it.  :)

My mom, sister-in-law, niece-in-law, and I left the house at 3:10 a.m. and came dragging back in at 6:00 p.m. (with pizza for supper). :)

Joy stayed home with the men and helped out with the little ones all day. The guys were very thankful for her help….and she was happy to be surrounded by babies. (Thanks for your prayers….she is much better).

We had a great time, found some great deals, laughed a lot, and came home exhausted. Next year we will plan to do it all over again. :)

What about you? Did you shop on Black Friday?

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Faithful Friday - "The Way"

No matter what your circumstances, what you’re going through, where you’ve been, or how alone you feel – Jesus is The Way.

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 (NIV)

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)

I can’t imagine a day without the Lord and I wouldn’t want to face a day without Him. You don’t have to either, just call on Jesus.  He is Way.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Fresh From the Workshop (to The Cedar Loft)

If you heard squealing Monday evening, that was probably me! I knew my carpenter was working on a carpentry project that I requested of him (a TV cabinet for the loft), but without my knowledge, Jason finished it and snuck it up to The Cedar Loft. He summoned me up to the loft, and there it sat…..in all its glory! And it looks so perfect there. It was one of those pieces that was just meant to be, so in character for that space. You know how you envision a piece of furniture in a spot? Well this went far beyond my expectations! Can you tell I love it? :)

I had shown Jason a few cabinet ideas that I found online and in Country Sampler magazines, and told him I would like a “sort of mix” of those. I “turned him loose” on it. I so trust his judgement, because he knows me now. I say now when it comes to building furniture for me because it did take awhile to get the distressed idea through to him, but once he got it, he really got it! He even added some of his own creative touches that I didn’t show him!

The panels on the front of the door were his idea! I love that!

Instead of using antique glazing on the green (it's actually called Brown Moss), we had agreed upon sanding and rubbing on stain. We decided on red oak stain.

The ends being "paneled" was his little addition and I love it!

Monday night, after calling us up to the loft, after a while the kids fell asleep on the couch. Jason and I just sat there staring at it. Is that silly or what? Do you do that? I do that with my Christmas lights and décor. I like to turn off the lights and just sit back and enjoy it. And that’s exactly what we did with that cabinet. We didn’t even have the TV on. We just snuggled up on the couch and admired his handiwork. :) And it’s all his handiwork. I didn’t have one hand in the building of it. I just told him what I wanted, and he built it. I’m so grateful that he enjoys building what I dream up!

I just love that little indention of the wood near the left knob!

We just got the 40" flat screen LCD TV a couple of weeks ago. Jason started on the TV cabinet right about then, but has only been able to work here and there after work and a little on the weekends.

 I’m really thrilled because now we can enjoy our Christmas movies in The Cedar Loft if we want! I’m still working on adding some Christmas decorations up there. Hopefully in a week or so, I will have it to the point of sharing more pictures of the loft decorated for Christmas.

He made sure I had a shelf to display rustic/prim decor....even though it's on a very low wall!

This is absolutely one of my very favorite pieces Jason had made for me. I really love my red stepback cupboard in the kitchen and the navy blue sideboard/buffet in the dining, room, but this definitely rates right there with those.

Now for the next projects……….pegboards and a cupboard for the kitchen in The Cedar Loft. That would make a great Christmas gift, don’t you think?  :)


**Dianne (a reader of my blog) left a comment asking if I could recommend more movies, possibly from instant streaming Netflix that were family friendly. I didn't have a way to contact you, Dianne, so I decided to post it here. I would love to do that. I will try to put together some sort of list and post that as soon as I can get it all together. I am not sure if you were speaking of movies in general, or just Christmas ones. I am assuming movies in general. If you would let me know for sure, that would be helpful! Thank you for your comment! I love hearing from you! **


Thank you for stopping by today! I don't know if I can hold out to 500 followers for a giveaway.....I want to do a Christmas one, so I might just have to do that real soon! :)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Since I Missed Faithful Friday......

First of all, I apologize for missing our Faithful Friday post! It’s been a different kind of week for us. And then Friday was filled with appointments, and well, my post just didn’t happen. I had many thoughts flooding my head for a post, but it just didn’t make it to the computer.

Thank you so much for your comments and concern about the spider bite. I am so thankful that I went to the doctor when I did. I am almost finished with my treatment and it is looking so much better. It’s going to be fine. There is a tiny dark spot in the middle, and that’s it. I just feel so bad for Jason because he endured what he did with his brown recluse spider bite and no one knew exactly what it was at the time, and as you can see, he paid dearly. Because of his ordeal, we recognized the possibility and it changed my outcome. I am so thankful. Again, please be careful when you reach in boxes, put on pants, socks, gloves, shoes, etc….. We are trying to make sure we turn gloves and socks inside out before putting them on, shake out pants and shoes, and we always check our beds when we pull the sheets back. But since this is the time of year when we all pull boxes out from storage, I wanted everyone to beware and just be careful. It’s hard to believe that something so small can do such damage!

Since I missed my Faithful Friday post, I thought I’d share something with you this Sunday that my dad sent me by email concerning the Nature of God. I thought this was a great explanation on the Nature of God.

Does God Exist?

A man went to a barber shop to have his hair cut and his beard trimmed. As the barber began to work, they began to have a good conversation. They talked about so many things and various subjects. When they eventually touched on the subject of God, the barber said: “I don’t believe that God exists.”

“Why do you say that?” asked the customer.

“Well you just have to go out in the street to realize that God doesn’t exist. Tell me, if God exists, would there be so many sick people? Would there be so many abandoned children? If God existed there would be neither suffering nor pain. I can’t imagine a loving God that would allow all of these things.”

The customer thought for a moment, but didn’t respond because he didn’t want to start an argument.

The barber finished his job and the customer left the shop.

Just after he left the barbershop, he saw a man in the street with long, stringy, dirty hair, and an untrimmed beard. He looked dirty and unkempt.

The customer turned back and entered the barbershop again, and said to the barber, “You know what, barbers don’t exist.”

“How can you say that?” asked the surprised barber. “I am here, and I am a barber. I just worked on you!”

“No!” the customer exclaimed. “Barbers don’t exist because if they did, there would be no people with dirty long hair and untrimmed beards, like that man outside.”

“Ah, but barbers do exist! That’s what happens when people do not come to me.”

“Exactly!” affirmed the customer. “That’s the point! God, too, DOES exist! That’s what happens when people do not go to Him and don’t look to Him for help. That’s why there’s so much pain and suffering in the world.”

You know, God never promised we wouldn’t have pain and suffering, but he promised he would be with us, if we will come to Him. Pain, suffering, and death entered the world because of sin (thanks to Adam and Eve in the Garden), but God promises if we come to Him, He will not only be with us but carry us through! That’s a promise I wouldn’t want to live without! I’m so thankful today for that promise!

I hope you all have a wonderful week and remember this week to count all your blessings! (If you think about it, please say a prayer for Joy....she's having stomach issues now, bless her heart, and she really wants to feel well for Thanksgiving since we're going to see "her girls" in Alabama). :)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A (Not So) Lovely Surprise in a Christmas Box......

If there’s a part about Christmas decorating that I don’t like, that would be all the boxes and Rubbermaid tubs full of decorations that await me. I don’t like the clutter and I’m a little impatient to get to the enjoy-it-part. We do usually try to get the main (big) tree up and decorated in the living room over the first weekend that we pull all the decorations out. Then the following week, I just work on it as I can. I can happily say that everything is pretty much decorated for Christmas here in our home, and we are in the enjoy-it-part. I can now move on to The Cedar Loft this weekend!

However, I guess you could say I had an unexpected surprise that awaited me in one of those boxes. After I made Monday’s post to my blog regarding Christmas decorating, Jason came home and insisted that I get to the doctor, and right away.

But here’s the events that led up to that.

I also mentioned in my last post that Luke had a stomach bug and had passed it along to me. Therefore, on Saturday, I assumed I was having symptoms from the stomach bug, although Luke never had the exact same ones. Saturday, as the day stretched on, I began feeling nauseated, and more so as time passed. By evening, when we were settling down to watch our Christmas movie, I was really feeling more nauseous, and just felt bad in general. Then I started to have chills and fever. Still thinking this was the stomach virus, I took some ibuprofen, bundled up (because I was freezing), and went to bed. The next morning I noticed my knuckle on my right hand was itching. I looked down and saw a tiny festered blister. I still thought nothing of it.

I was home from church that morning (because of our stomach virus), so when Jason came home, I showed him the little blister, but because it was itching and not hurting, we still didn’t think a lot of it. I mean it was really tiny.

Now fast forward to Monday. By this time, my hand, knuckle, and index finger were hurting a little, and the redness was beginning to climb up my hand more, and beginning to swell. This was when Jason came home from work. When I told him my hand was hurting some, he insisted that I get to the doctor. He realized at that point, I think, that it was similar to what happened to him a few years ago. His suspicion was that I was bitten by a brown recluse spider. So I went. And he was right. The Dr. knew right away. Because it was later than 24 hours after the bite, it was too late to get the steroid shot in the location of the bite, so I had to get one in the hip. She then put me on Cipro, one of the two best antibiotics for treating a brown recluse spider bite; the other one I’m allergic to. She said that being bit on the knuckle is “a good location”, (if there can be a good location), because there is not much tissue or fat in that area.

If you’re not familiar with brown recluse spiders, they are one of the most poisonous types, and we have a lot of them around here. We try to keep the house sprayed. Evidently, one was hiding out in a Christmas box. You also never feel when a brown recluse bites you, according to our doctor. And I know this was true for both Jason and me. And the little blister was so tiny! What really stumped us was that my knuckle didn’t hurt at first.

When Jason got bit, he also had no idea. Looking back, he never knew when the bite occurred. He had respiratory issues during the night that we thought were related to that time of year (bronchitis). But then his leg hurt that day. That’s what sent him to the doctor. They misdiagnosed him because they didn’t see a blister of any sort, or at least if he did, we missed that step. He was told it was possibly a busted varicose vein. However, things worsened over the next week, and to say it was a major ordeal is an understatement. He went through a long process of healing in his leg and it all came from a little brown recluse spider.

So when Jason showed concern and told me to get to the doctor, I didn’t hesitate.

I discussed with Jason whether to post this or not, but decided I wanted to warn folks about these little creatures! They look a lot like some of the harmless ones . The biggest difference is that the body (very small)has what appears to be a “stamp” of the shape of a violin on the upper portion.

Can you see the tiny violin at the top?

My hand is already much better. This is a photo of what my bite looked like, and it is also two days later. I didn’t think to get a picture in the beginning, since I didn’t realize what it was.

If you look closely, you can see the center pin point where the blister originally was located.

If you ever notice a blistery or pimply type bite that itches or hurts, go to the doctor! If you go within 24 hours, no matter where it is located, they can give you a shot in the affected area, and follow it up by antibiotics, and it will greatly reduce the amount of damage it can cause! What it does is attack fatty and muscle tissue and “eats it out”, leaving a hole or blackened area.

And just to show you the damage that a brown recluse can do, I am going to show you the scar Jason has from his bite.


This scar is about inches 2 1/2 "across and 2 1/2" inches tall. 

So from this, I am so thankful that it wasn’t any of my children that were bit. And I am thankful that if I was going to be bitten, it was on the knuckle. And finally, that my husband had enough insight to persuade me to get to the doctor!

So please be careful as you’re digging in those boxes with your Christmas decorations!

And I promise, my next post will not have any graphic images! I really try NOT to do that, but did want to warn folks of the results of a brown recluse spider bite! Please be careful!


Don’t forget, for this one last post, you can still make a reasonable offer on any of the remaining auction items to help bring Leiney Grace home! You can click here to see what is left!

I’m not that far away from 500 followers – just 9 more…..and then it’s giveaway time! Don’t you just love Christmas giveaways? Speaking of followers, I prefer to use the terminology, faithful readers. So thank you to my faithful readers, those that have been with me for awhile, as well as the new ones! I appreciate you so much!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Monday, November 14, 2011

A Hint of What I've Been Up To.....

Besides having a little one with the stomach bug and passing it along to his mama, what have I been up to the past week?

Well, here are a few little hints…….

Okay, so enough for hints. :)  Hopefully by tonight, the house will be completely decked out in Christmas decor, and then it will be time to add a little Christmas atmosphere to The Cedar Loft. As much as I would love to go all out with Christmas decorations up there, it will have to be done on a slim budget. But I'm up for the challenge!

And already so far, we’ve watched two of my very favorite Christmas movies, A Holiday for Love, and The Christmas Card, as well as a few other ones we enjoy too:  A Holiday Romance, Christmas at Plum Creek, and A Smoky Mountain Christmas.

Oh yeah, and Prancer. I can’t forget that one. That’s the one we usually have on while decorating the big tree.

How I love this time of year! It is so cozy!


Don’t forget you have a few more days to “make a reasonable offer” on the remaining items from the Auction for Adoption and be a part of bringing Leiney Grace home to the Bryant family. Click here to see what’s left.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great week!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Faithful Friday - "Freedom is Never Free"

Today is Faithful Friday. It’s day that we’ve set aside to specifically share something from our Christian walk. If you would like to participate, please grab the button below, and leave Joy a comment here letting her know you are participating so we can visit!

With today also being Veterans Day, I couldn’t think of a better post than one to express my heartfelt gratitude to the men and women of our country that give so unselfishly of themselves to ensure that America is safe and free.

I think of the family that lost their son in Iraq when he was scheduled to come home for good and see his first baby being born. Instead he never came home, Instead there was a knock at their door in the wee hours of the morning letting the family know he would never return. He never had the opportunity to see the face of his baby girl and watch her grow up. How do you even put that kind of gratitude into words? That’s sacrifice. I hurt for that family that still deals with that hurt. Everyday.

I think of families who still have their sons, but they came home, never to be the same, injured for life. Life altering injuries.

I think of the families that sacrifice everyday because their husband, daddy, wife, son, or daughter is serving overseas. They miss so many moments of their kids’ lives and how they must long for the embrace of their husband (or wife). My brother was one of those. I think of Lois and when her Colonel was gone overseas too. That’s sacrifice. They go over there, so we can be safe here. But life goes on everyday for the families and I know it is hard!

And I think, please America……let all of this count for something! They’re doing what they can there. Let’s do what we can here. We can make our voice known. There’s war (issues and legislation) all around us in the political realm, and if we will stand up and be involved, making our opinions known, we are fighting for America here. Fight for what’s right! If we don’t make our own decisions and think for ourselves, decisions will be made for us. Our children may not know freedom like we do. I know fighting for America is so worth it!

And most of all, I think of the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus. And I’m so thankful.

And I know that God says in his word:

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for his inheritance.” Psalm 33:12 (NIV)

So today, I thank God for blessing America. And I pray we will continue to defend it by making sure we keep God as our Lord! I thank all the men and women that defend our country everyday by their service to our country and I thank the families of these men and women for their sacrifice! I truly pray that God blesses you abundantly!

Happy Veterans Day!


Thank you to everyone that came by and visited our auction. The Bryant family and I thank you especially to those that bid on items! You are awesome! You are a part of this journey of bringing Leiney Grace home to her forever family. Those that couldn’t bid, you can still pray! Please pray that Leiney Grace is operable and that the journey is speedy to get her home! I have emailed all the winners. If, for some reason, you didn’t get an email, please email me and we’ll get payment and shipping all in order for you! Thanks again, SO MUCH!

We decided that since we still had items left that we are going to take the remaining items as a “Make a Reasonable Offer to Help Bring Leiney Grace Home”. All items that are sold will be marked accordingly and you may go to this link: Remaining Auction Items – Make a Reasonable Offer. All reasonable offers will be considered. Email me here and we’ll get back with you! We are going to keep it going for a week or so until (hopefully) all items have a home!


I'm getting close to 500 followers......when I make it to 500, a giveaway will be in order. It would be nice to be a Christmas one!


Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope you have a great weekend!

Be Blessed!
~ Tammy ~

Monday, November 7, 2011

~ Auction for Adoption ~ (Come Do Some Christmas Shopping)!

If you’ve been reading my blog, then you know how dear adoption is to my heart. I couldn’t even begin to express the blessings that come along with it. Unfortunately, it is a very expensive thing. To think that money is what stands in the way of so many waiting children coming home to loving families really saddens me. Because of the expenses of the adoption process, fundraising is an avenue for many adoptive families to meet these expenses. Today you have the opportunity to be a part of bringing a child home to a loving Christian family, and even get some Christmas shopping done as well!

As I mentioned on the last few posts, today begins the auction to help raise funds for the Bryant family to bring home their 8 year old daughter, Leiney Grace, from China. Please take a look at their blog and see their sweet family! They have huge hearts for orphans. Leiney Grace will be coming home to seven brothers and sisters! She needs heart surgery. This family is really stepping out on faith, not sure the extent of her heart problems, or knowing if she is operable. They are trusting God. But, one thing is for sure, Leiney Grace needs to get home where her medical issues can be addressed and where she can know and feel the love of her forever family!

You can play a part in bringing Leiney Grace home in a couple of different ways. First, by bidding in this auction today, and second, at the end of this post, there will be a link to Jan’s blog posts where you may purchase goat milk soap and/or beautiful postards.

So here’s how the auction works. Bidders from US only please due to shipping prices. Above each picture is a description and below each picture will be a starting bid. Email me here (or by using the email option on my sidebar) with your bid and include a detailed description of the item you are bidding on and I’ll post your bid to my blog. I will verify the bid with you by email as well. If you are outbid, I will notify you so that you have the option of bidding again. I will notify all winners once the auction ends, which will be on Thursday, November 10th at 5 p.m. (Central Standard Time). Payments can be made by paypal or by check. At the time you are notified, you will be given the paypal or mailing address, depending on which payment method you choose. Please note that if you are paying by check, the item will not be mailed until the check is received by the family.

So here we go with the items up for auction.......


#1 - Cowboy Outfit - by Le Top. Brand new with tags. Size 4T.


#2 - African jars - From Zimbabwe where they are used to store seasonings. Set of 6.


#3 - "Soak in the Tub" Essentials - 4 large bars of goat milk soap, your choice of fragrance, and a wonderful source of encouragement for busy moms: The Bathub is Overflowing but I Feel Drained by Lysa Terkerust. (Fragrance options include Black Raspberry, Clean Cotton, Honeysuckle, Lavender, Luv Spell, Nautical, Oatmeal Milk & Honey, Ocean, Pink Sugary and Purity.) A more detailed description of these fragrances if available on the goat milk soap link below (at the bottom of this post). blog below


#4 Our Chosen Child, How You Came to Us and The Growing Up Years - a baby memory book for adoptive parents.


#5 - Tote Bag - by Thirty One.


#6 - Pogo - an adorable Christmas bear for your special someone this Christmas! "Pogos are small forest friends created for imagination and play. They are ecofriendly pals who love adventure by day with stories and snuggling each night." Handmade and adorable. 10 1/2".  This pogo was created from an upcycled cream-colored wool sweater. He's wearing a red wool pullover and a red/green striped cap that has a festive wool tassel on top. His stuffing is locally sourced alpaca wool, which makes him wonderfully soft to hold.  Read and see more here at the donor's etsy shop.


#7 - Handmade Ugandan Magazine Necklace - The Karamojong women from Uganda create these beautiful necklaces by hand and from re-cycled paper. May also be twisted several times around your wrist to be worn as a bracelet. Obtained from 147millionorphans.com and donated to our auction by another adopting family. There are 2 necklaces up for auction, each one to be bidded on separately.  They will be labeled A) or B).  Please specify in your email whether you are bidding on 7 (A) or 7 (B).



#8 - After the Storm" - 20" x 16" original painting on canvas by a dear friend of the Bryant family.


#9 - "Jesus is the Reason for the Season" Christmas Tea- Stained Stitchery. (10 x 13 - Frame painted "Old Ivy"). Stitched by my friend, Betty. No shipping charge on this item, as shipping will be covered by the donor.


#10 - Tutu Hairbow Holder - Crafted and Designed by Amber. (Hang your little princess' hairbows on the streaming ribbons). Fit for the princess in your life! Can be personalized with the name of your little princess! (Colors mostly hot pinks/purple with a little yellow and aqua/teal - tulle is a creamy sparkly white - hangs approximately 30" long and 12" wide. No shipping on this item as shipping will be covered by the donor.

MAKE A REASONABLE OFFER (Shipping will covered by the donor)

#11 - Assortment of Hairbows - made by Joy. Six hairbows include: Peace/love streaming ribbon with french barette in pink & orange. This looks great with hair pulled back in a pony tail or a section pulled up with the ribbons streaming down. Also included are the smaller hairbows (aqua with lime, white with yellow, and brown and blue design--all with alligator clips), which look great with hair pulled up a little on the side for younger and older girls. Also included are the brown/pink design with alligator clip & the pink/white/brown/aqua floral design with alligator clip.

MAKE A REASONABLE OFFER (Donor will cover the shipping charges)

#12 - Picture Frame - Winner of this particular auction may choose between ONE of the following: a boy frame, girl frame, couples frame, or teen frame. May request frame color and decoration. There will be no shipping charge for this item as the donor will cover shipping charges. Design by Renee. (Click on her name for her email).

Girl's frame:

Boy's frame:

Wedding Frame:

Teen Frame:

MAKE A REASONABLE OFFER (Shipping is covered by the donor - no shipping charges).

#13 - Adoption Bottle Caps (set of 2) - "Adoption Rocks" & "For This Child I Prayed". By Patty. Can be either a necklace or a key chain or one of each. No shipping charge on this item as it will be covered by the donor.

MAKE A REASONABLE OFFER  (Shipping is covered by the donor - no shipping charges).

#14 - Adoption Bottle Caps (set of 2) - For This Child I Prayed Adoption Bottle Caps Designs. By Patty. Can be either a necklace of keychain or one of each. No shipping charge on this item as it will be covered by the donor.

MAKE A REASONABLE OFFER (Shipping will be covered by the donor - no shipping charge).

#15 - Children's Bottle Cap Necklace Set - "Strawberry Shortcake" & "Hello Kitty" - By Patty. No shipping charge on this item as it will be covered by the donor.

MAKE A REASONABLE OFFER  (Shipping will be covered by the donor - no shipping charge).

#16 - Grinch T-Shirt and Bottle Cap Necklace Set - T-shirt Youth Size L (14-16). By Patty. Shipping on this particular item is $2.50.

MAKE A REASONABLE OFFER  (Shipping charge for this set will be $2.50)

#17 - Cross T- Shirt (Adult Size 2X - but runs a size smaller). By Patty. Shipping on this will be $2.50.

MAKE A REASONABLE OFFER (Shipping will be $2.50 on this item).

#18 - 3 Scentsy Bars (Your choice from in stock bars from Patty's website) - Scensy. Consultant - Patty Fosnight.  Shipping charge on this item will be $2.50.

MAKE A REASONABLE OFFER  (This is for 3 bars of Patty's in stock fragrances.  She will email you the list of choices at the close of the auction.  Shipping for the 3 bars will be $2.50).

Please tell anyone you know that might be interested in helping. I know not everyone can adopt, but you can help bring home one more child to a Christian family, and make one less orphan in this world. After all, just think how much difference you’re making for that one! You have permission to grab this photo button if you’d like to post it on your sidebar stating the days of the auction (Nov. 7 - Nov. 10) and linking to my blog. Just right click and save.

And if you’d rather help by purchasing goat milk soap (I can’t wait to get ours), you can go here on Jan’s blog and learn how to order. Each bar is $6 and there are many wonderful scents and even an unscented one. I think they would make great gifts for teachers. They arrive in cute little bags. Oh, and they would make great stocking stuffers too!

Also Shelby, the Bryant’s oldest daughter has taken beautiful photographs and designed postcards from them to sell as well. You may see those here. There are several designs from which to choose.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog to check out the auction and for having a heart for adoption!  I pray that each and every person that comes here will be blessed for coming!  And I know the Bryant family appreciates anyway you can help as they raise the funds to bring home their Leiney Grace!

God bless you!