Saturday, April 25, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Remember this dress?
It's now available to bid on.
Proceeds will go to help The Seventh Diamond family
travel to China to bring home their Sophia Jane.
This was one of the two 'dream dresses' I had hanging from my fireplace mantle in my bedroom where I could look at them every night before bed and every morning when I woke up for almost the entire 9 months I was waiting to go to China after we had found our Xia Xiao (Bailey Alexandria). I had spent so much on them that John was a little put out but sometimes, well.
This time last year, we were getting to ready to leave and I was almost ballistic with excitement. Those of you who have followed this blog for awhile know that Kimberley could have been matched with Bailey if things had gone a different way. Now that she has been matched finally with her own little girl in the Red Mary Jane's, Bailey and I would like to do a little something to help bring this China sister home.
Very light weight and fun to wear. Size 24 months
My brand new sister in law, Kari gave this to me so you can imagine that it is hard to part with but I will put this in with the Le Pink dress if you come back and tell me that you have linked "All Roads lead to you" blog (Click here) and this post of mine here in one of your posts or on your sidebar so your own followers can find out about this fundraiser.
Also if the bid for any item of mine is over $25.00 then I will pay for shipping. Otherwise, it will be what Kimberly has set at $5.00 extra.
This is an adorable Disney outfit that Bailey will not grow into for a while. It was a gift from a very dear friend of mine who I know will understand it's being used for this effort. It is brand new with the tags still on and comes with a little white cotton camisole under the frilly blouse. It is a size 4/5, runs a little big.
Many of you may remember this hobo bag too. I picked it up in a tres chic boutique in Beijing. I used it while in China and then not since I came home so it is just very gently used.
Please consider it and leave me a comment then check over at All Roads lead to you for more guilt free shopping. But don't bid on that tutu, that's mine!! ha-ha... kidding...mostly.
Bidding for these items will end at 8pm east coast time/5pm pacific, Friday night, 4/24/09
This is a little silk purse that we picked up for Bailey recently in China Town. She ended up getting a little silk drawstring bag also and she doesn't need both. I will throw this in for free for the person who ends up winning the Lily Pulitzer dress if the bid ends up going over &50.00.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Amanda has been very busy at the Starfish Cleft Home. She has brought in more new babies and is coordinating surgeries to repair lips and pallats. She has let me know that the orphanage has called and has four more cleft babies that they would like her to take. The funding is not there right now for these four. I am not ready to start the fundraising campaign today, but I will very shortly. If you would like to sponsor a child, please let me know in a comment or an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
This photo is Antonia after her surgery. I look at this photo and watch the posts on the blog and I am just so thrilled. So many of you have stepped up for these children. All of this is possible because you banded together and spread the word.
The goal right now is to have the home running at capacity so that as many children can be provided for as possible. Amanda is working hard to get the new babies stabilized, arrange whatever medical care/surgeries are necessary, get the babies paper ready and on the SN/shared list and pray that families will come forward for them. We want to see the number of babies helped by the Starfish homes increase.