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 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!


Walking on Sunshine... said...

I love the items you have for the auction. I really love that painting. Need to talk to my hubby later and will be in touch! My sister adopted both of her children, here from the U.S. Hope it goes well!

Sharon said...

I sure pray that things go well for you. It looks like some really great items that are put on there.

Annie said...

Wow!!! There are some really great items up for auction and Lainey Grace is just too sweet!!!!

Cozy in Texas said...

What a great idea.

Sharon said...

Praying my sweet friend Jan's adoption fund will be greatly blessed by this auction! :)

Cousin Sheri said...

Tammy, thank you for this wonderful way to help my cousin bring Leiney Grace home. I won't be bidding as I am buying ALOT of Goat Soap! Teehee!
Sheri Dills:Mami to one son born in Guatemala