Sunday, October 31, 2010

Owl Cupcakes-So Super Cute!

After making a couple of treats that didn't turn out for a Halloween Party our small town has every year, At the last minute I got this Great idea from My Daughter to make the Adorable
Owl Cupcakes. I used store bought cakes & all you need is Oreos &reeses pieces.
So simple & such a Big Hit!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Our Glimmer of Hope for Africa!

I am excited about what Emily Alexander & her Team are doing for Africa. They have joined together with Hope, Love & determination to raise a Large amount of funds for the Precious
Orphans in Africa at the Village where her Children were from. I have "Hope" & "Love" designs that I have made that I will be donating 30% of the purchase price from each design to them. Please find about what they are doing to bring Hope to Africa.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

I ordered this T-shirt!

I ordered this Super Cute T from My Crazy Adoption & I am entered to win a Mission Trip to Ethiopia! You can enter here too.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Win a Missions Trip to Ethiopia!

Kari from my Crazy Adoption is doing this Amazing Giveaway! If you purchase one of herFunky creative Ts-You will be entered in the drawing for a Missions trip to Ethiopia. I have some of her Ts & I wear them all the time. My life has not been the same since i had the privilege to go to Ethiopia. Please enter here & take a chance to win a trip of a Lifetime & Change your Life & Heart for the Love of the Orphans in Ethiopia.

Friday, October 1, 2010

The Winner of the Swirls necklace is...

Melissa was the Winner of the Africa Swirls necklace.
Thank you to all who entered and supported this
Fundraiser & Congrats to you Melissa!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Africa Swirls Necklace Winner will be Picked on Friday!

Enter now Here before its too late!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Win one of my "Love Swirls in Africa" necklaces!

Into the streets of Ethiopia Is a Amazing organization that is working hard to make a Big difference in the Lives of the Orphans in Ethiopia. I donated one of my "Love Swirls in Africa"
necklaces to them for a Giveaway. I am also donating 30% of the purchase price to them too.

Go the them HERE and enter to win. Good Luck!!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Defending Africa Orphans Hand Dyed Tote Bag

Debi, One of my Moms that I made a necklace for has created these ever so Cute Tote bags! She makes them by hand to help raise travels funds to bring home her Ethiopian Blessing. What a Great way to get a Unique Tote & support Adoption too. Go to her Etsy & see them!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Soul Sisters

I had the Amazing privilege of commissioning Danita-An Incredible Artist to create this Wonderful painting of my Grand-baby Girls. I told her how much they Love each other and some sweet details about each of them. When i saw how she captured them i was truly in Awe. I placed it in my Family room and everytime I see it, It brings me a feeling of Hope. How two Beautiful little Girls once a half a world apart are brought together by Adoption & Love.

Thank you Danita!

Love Swirls in Africa!

http://www.intothestreetsofethiopia/ is a Wonderful organization that is making a Huge difference in the lives of the Orphans in Ethiopia. I designed this new necklace called "Love Swirls in Africa" & I am donating the profits from the purchase of it to Into the Streets of Ethiopia. I am excited to support what they are doing to Love the Orphans in Ethiopia.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Back to School Blues & Mommy Time.

When My Children were little & School was getting close to start I would always get kinda Down. Not only would i feel the stress of everything we would need to do to get ready & the cost of all the clothes, supplies & fees. I often had anxiety because i loved having them Home with me. I liked being with them and not rushing out to lessons,practices & meetings.
Instead it was the Popsicles, Pools & Dirty Bare feet & the only thing we had scheduled was Fun things to do & Church on Sundays.. I do have to admit when they started reaching the Teen years I did start fantasizing about Year round School!. I always Dreamed of being brave enough to Home school my Kiddos but i never had the nerve. Those Moms have an Amazing Gift & wear Capes ,Halos are the some of the Strongest i know. If you are a stay at home Mom or a Mom working outside the Home & doing double duty, Just remember life can be challenging with or without School make sure to take the time for yourselves. This is coming from a Mom of both Birth & Adopted Kiddos that did not accept offers of Help or take time for herself(Kettle Black). After we adopted a Sibling group and Doubled our Family size overnight, It was nine months before My Hubby and I had a dinner date! Not Healthy I know. Please do what I say & not what I did. I had some kind offers of help but I did not take them. I look back & think how we should have taken more time for us & me. If you are a Friend to a Family that has Adopted Children , Remember that the adjustments for them can be extremely hard. Especially if the Little ones have special needs.
A simple meal or offer of help can make a Big difference. Remember the Children that were already in the Family before. This can be a really tough for them. We took our Girl's out
on special dates to spend time with them alone. Because we Choose to Adopt, When we
have challenges others sometimes don't understand what we are going through. Remember
How important it is to take care of Yourself, Take up offers of Help & say Yes to others.
Here are my Top 10 ideas to help Adoptive familes:
1.Bring them Meals. (don't ask just Do)-
2.Dinner Gift certificates-( everyone loves Pizza on a Crazy night)
3.Offer to run errands. (Pick kids up, Grocery store. ect.)
4.Take the other Kids out for Fun- (a win win for everyone)
5.Take Mommy out for a Mani or Pedi or Dad out for a Guy thing.
6.Offer to do Cleaning or Hire a Cleaning service to come in for her.
7.Invite them over to your House for dinner or just to hang out.
8. Have a Shower for them, even if the Kids they adopted are Older.(they often need more)
9. Support the Adoption Financially if at all possible-Adoption is very expensive & can add a large Burden to the finances.
10. Love & support them. Open your ears & Heart to them. Listen to them when times are tough(even when you don't understand & you are thinking they were Crazy to Adopt kids with so many Challenges) Don't judge them. Be There when they need you & Most of all LOVE the
Kids with all your Heart & Soul. Be the Hero for that Family!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Are you Adoping this year or Next?

Did you know that the Health care Reform Law has been Expanded the Adoption Tax Credit?
What does this mean for Adopting Families?
It means that the amount of credit was increased to 13,170. The best part of this is that it will be Refunded to you! Because the adoption tax credit will be refundable, families who have smaller tax liability will now be able to benefit from the credit for adoptions finalized in 2010 & 2011. This information was given to me at an Adoption non-profit that i volunteer at. They said that many people do not know about this information.

Note* Refundable is the most important word. It means that receipts/documentation of
expenses are not necessary. it means that the parents do not need to owe the govt $ to get a
tax credit for it. It means that no matter if/how much the parents owe the govt(even if it is $0)
they will get a credit refund of $13,170.

Public law 111-148 the Patient Protection & Affordable Care act was signed into law on March
23, 2010 section 10909 of the act extended the adoption tax credit for one more year to Dec.
31, 2011.

Please Please -let everyone you know that is Adopting this year or next about this. I would so Love to see Adoptive Families to get this well deserved refund.

Monday, August 16, 2010

And the Winner is....

Tina of is the winner of the Awesome T-shirt!
Congrats to you Girl!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Another Great Giveaway!!!

Erica and her Family are Adopting from Africa. They are one of the Families I am supporting
with profits from my Etsy. They are selling these Amazingly Great T-Shirts and I am giving one
The Scoop:
Go to her Wonderful Blog and say Hello and that you want to be entered for the Giveaway.
I will draw a Happy Winner on August 15th!!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Giveaway Winner!!!

Melissa picked Christi for the $150.00 gift certificate to my site.

I picked Jenn as in so very Fruitful- to win one of my handmade Bracelets!!!
Congrats to both of you Guys!!!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Enter Now-Less than a Week to win!!!

A $150.00 gift certificate to me Etsy. Please go here & Enter!!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I Love Adoption & Giveaways!!!

A totally Awesome Couple Nathan & Melissa are Adopting from Ethiopia & they purchased a
very generous Gift certificate($150.00) to give away & raise Funds. If you win it- I can design & Create a custom necklace just for you or you can order any of my designs Here!!
But wait that's not all
-If you support them by Helping them raise funds Blog,Tweet,Facebook about it and you let me know on my Blog here I will pick one very supportive person to also send a little something something too.
Pretty Please with Love & Sugar on Top-Go here and help them bring Home a Baby Blessing . Thank you so much for your Hearts and Love for Adoption.

Friday, June 25, 2010

T- Shirt Winners Picked!!!

The Winners are:
Armstrong Adventures
Each winner can choose the T-Shirt that they want.
Congrats to all!!!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Adoption T-Shirt Giveaways!!!

I am Giving Away 3-Yes Count em 3 T-shirts that I purchased to support an Adoption of one of my Mom's(As I call them)Tricia that I designed a Custom necklace for. She and her Family our Adopting a sibling Group. I have a Super Big Soft sometimes Mushy Spot for Families that adopt a Sibling Group, Being an Adoptive Mom of a Sibling Group Myself I know How Challenging and rewarding it can be. I am excited to pick 3 Winners! Each winner will get to select the one they want.
Ok The Scoop:
Go to her Blog http// and look at the T-shirts
and Leave her a Message about what Shirt you Love & Why?-You get one Entry!
Blog, or facebook about the T-shirts and let me know on my blog-You get another Entry!
Leave a message on my Blog that you did these things-You get 3 Entries!!!
The winners will be selected on June 25th!!! Good Luck to all that enter!

Help Bring Home A Blessing from China and win 2 of My necklaces!!!

Amy is an Amazing Mom to Many Kiddos and she and her Hubby are waiting to bring home a sweet Little Boy from China. She is doing a raffle to raise money to bring him home. Please go to her Blog and enter her give Away.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Artists For Hope Bracelet Giveaway winners

Congratulations to the Winners! Roberta from AFH picked Cindy and MtcMom.
Thanks to everyone that entered.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Artist for Hope bracelet Giveaway!

Remember you must comment on the Blog for Artists for Hope and you will be entered!!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Artist for Hope Bracelet Giveaway!!!

Artists for Hope is a Wonderful Organization that is making a Huge Difference in the lives of Children. I recently donated a Haiti necklace to support the Amazing things they are doing.

Artists for Hope began in 2008. After seeing pictures online of children literally starving to death in Haiti, a few artists decided to get together and do something to make life better for these kids. They knew there had to be other artists out there that would want to make a difference and that was the beginning of Artists For Hope.

I am excited to Giveaway -2 sets of handmade bracelets lovingly made in Cazale, Haiti by member of the new Artists For Hope Art Co-op. The bracelets are made from clean recycled plastic and we are thrilled that continued classes like these will help to provide for the basic needs of the families that are involved in the Art Co-op. Several of the women in the bracelet class were earthquake victims that have been recovering from various injuries in Cazale and are now trying to restart their lives.

To Enter you must Blog, Facebook, or Tweet about the Giveaway & visit Artist for Hopes Blog Here and leave a comment that you would like to be entered. Please visit Artists for Hope and help the innocent Children of Haiti.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Africa Bling Shirt Winner!

And The winner is......
Rachel Walser!!!
Congrats to you Girl!
Enjoy your Super Cute T from Debi.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Cookies 4 Kids!!!

One of my Wonderful Customers Susan and a Friend traveled to Addis Ababa a few months ago and they were so impacted by the needs of the Orphans there. They came back and immediately
and went to work on an Amazing project through Pei Wei restaurants to sell Cookies and the Profits will go to the Gladney Foundation to help support Children Worldwide Through Humanitarian Aid efforts. They will start the fundraiser in Arizona & Texas next week. If you live in those States Please go and purchase them. I am hoping they will come to Colorado soon.
I can't wait to see the Incredible things they will do!!!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Enter The Cute T-shirt Giveaway!

To Enter you must leave me a comment and one on Debi's site too & just Blog or facebook
about it. GOOOOOD Luck!!! I got mine yesterday and they are Adorable!!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Debi is a Creative mom that is selling these Super Cute custom made Africa Ts (I could not resist and ordered 2)to raise funds for her Adoption. I will be Giving one Away HERE-that she has so Sweetly donated. She will let you Choose the Color, word ect.
Here is the Scoop:
1.Leave a comment here that says you would like to be Entered-
2.Go to her site and here and leave a Comment about the Giveaway-
3.Blog, Facebook or Twitter about it and you will be Entered to win.
The winner will be chosen on or about May 1st.
GoOd LuCk!!!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Cracked Fingers, Love Circles & Hope

My fingers are cracked,cut and in desperate need of a mani from filing dozens of Silver circles with the word Love on it. I have been making necklaces for an Amazing organization called
Children's Hope Chest. Tom Davis an Author, Father & CEO of Hope Chest has been on one of his many missions to change the world. He has just returned from Russia where he was
in Moldova to change the lives of young Mothers that have been in the Sex Trafficking Industry. All the profits from the "Love Goes Around" necklaces will go directly to CHC to support these Women. It has been so worth every crack & cut to be a little part of what Tom and his Army are part of. Go to his Blog and read about just one of the many Battles that he chooses to fight!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

A Wonderful Adoptive Mom Pamela creates these very Sweet little dolls and the proceeds go to fund her adoption of a sibling group. I have purchased them and I am always so Happy when they arrive. They are so well made and ridiculously affordable.

I would so rather purchase something that is handmade with love & care that supports an Adoption. Go to her Etsy and buy one for your little Sweetie,

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Another necklace giveaway!!!

Amy is Hosting a Blog Giveaway and The winner will get to pick one of my new designs!
You will enjoy reading about her adoption Journey and especially to get a peek into her Heart.
visit her here and enter to win. Good Luck!!!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

If Only I were Oprah

I would make everyone a Winner. My Beautiful G-Baby Girls were so excited to draw the 3 Winners of my new Haiti necklace designs. The winners are Madeline Curtis, Rachel( She Dabbles Blog) & Marion.
congrats to all of you!

Monday, March 22, 2010

The Pot gets Sweeter!

I have had such an Amazing response to my new Haiti designs and I can't resist to add another one to the Giveaway! Blog, Facebook,twitter, or any way you can spread the word & leave me a Comment here or on my Etsy and You will be Entered for sure!!!

P.S The winner of this one can add a name,date or short message to the back too.
i will hand stamp each tiny letter with Love.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Haiti Necklace Giveaway!!! Don't forget to Enter

Post about my Haiti necklace Giveaway on your Blog, site, facebook or Twitter and Leave a comment and let me know and you will be Entered to win One of my Haiti Designs.
Good Luck!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Miracles do really happen.

My Hubby is learning to make Bread from his own yeast starter. He has been making Muffins too. Being a Carb Queen of course they are Amazingly Good to me. He uses all organic ingredients. This really is a Miracle at my House! We have been together since we were teens & this is all new for him. He has come from asking me " How do you work this thing" (our Oven) to recently making his own Pasta from scratch and his sauce from fresh tomatoes & serving me Dinner. I am very Proud of him and I love to watch him or anyone else cooking in my Kitchen besides me.

Monday, March 15, 2010

A T-shirt, A Family,A Blessing to come.

As a Adoptive Mom and Adoptive Grandy I Love to support adoptions and I have many Ts.
Rachel entered my Haiti necklace giveaway and while I was visiting her Blog I discovered that Rachel and Joe are selling these Great T-shirts to raise funds to Adopt a baby from Ethiopa.
This is one of my Favs for sure! It is so very Cute and very well made. Visit her Blog and purchase a T and support Adoption too!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Enter for Both Giveaways!!!

Enter for Both and Be sure and keep Posting about the Giveaways- Good Luck to All!!! I will enter you for each post you do.
Thanks for spreading the Word too!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Another Haiti Necklace Giveaway.!!!

I am giving away another one of my Haiti Designs! each one I create by hand and add the "Hope Haiti" over & over again. To Enter you must leave a comment on my Blog or my Etsy and also Blog or facebook about it. Spread the word to readers with a Heart for Haiti! I will give it away the last day of March! Good Luck!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Heart for Haiti- Necklace Giveaway!!!

I created this necklace and couple others to Help support Haiti and what Habitat for Haiti is doing to change the Lives of the People in Haiti. I am giving the first one away to one of my Blogger Friends, To enter you must comment on my Blog or my Etsy and also help spread the word on your Blog, site or Twitter or face book. I will be picking a Winner on the last Day of March! Help spread the word so we can help Haiti!

Monday, February 22, 2010

One Yard Wonders & Fabric Giveaway!

I have been falling asleep the last few night reading & Dreaming about all the Oh so Fab Goodies I can create from this Amazing book. It includes all the patterns and many many Fun designs.

Thru the 28th of Feb. You can enter to win A yard of Fabric each month for a Year! Enter Here

Monday, January 25, 2010

When Life gives you Leather...

Makes baby shoes... I was given some nice leather samples a few years ago & once and a while I take a few hours away from my first Love -My Jewelry. I found this Free pattern & tutorial Here & made these for Mr. Q

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Mr. Q

I just melted when I saw this picture of Quinn our very newest G-baby, He is the Strong Silent type. He is so happy and content and loves to sleep at night. He looks so cozy swaddled in his Hedge Hog Blankie, God is so very Good.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Ethiopian blankets that help bring home a Baby!

Jamey is a Sweet Momma that is Adopting a baby Girl from Ethiopia. She Creates these very Sweet little Blankies by hand with Love & Care. I should know because she made one for me for
our Beautiful Ethiopian G-baby. What a Great way to support her adoption and also get a Amazing little gift for someone you love with a Heart for Ethiopia.

Visit her shop and tell her hello from me.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Future Etsy Aunts!

The Aunts created these fab little gifts for baby Quinn. The Crazy Cute Onesies were embroidered by Aunt Brie, She has made dozens of these for family and friends. What Hip baby doesn't need his own mixed tape Onesie!

Aunt Katie is learning to sew and you would never know it by looking at the Quilt. When I saw it I squealed " Where did you get that?" It is so very well made and the Colors are so fun.

I think they both should join the Etsy World soon.