Saturday, October 30, 2010

Shoppin' With a purpose NEW ITEMS ADDED!

Handmade cutting Boards

Made from Wenge, walnut, maghongony, cherry, and maple
approx. 11 x 17
Food safe oil finish
$50
    Made from  Paduk, Maple, and Wenge hardwoods. approx 11 x 17.
Food safe oil finish.
$50
 Made from walnut, white oak, hickory, cherry, african mahogany,
 paduk, poplar, and maple hardwoods. approx 11 x 17.
 Food safe oil finish.
$50

Made from walnut, white oak, hickory, cherry, paduk, and
 big leaf maple.
 approx 11 x 17. Food safe oil finish.
$50

If you need the cutting boards shipped it will be $15


Handmade Dolls

Brown hair, Blue floral legs and shirt, denim skirt ~ Amanda
Brown braided hair, floral print legs and shirt, green cordoroy skirt ~ Mary
$25( includes shipping)
 Brown braided hair, red floral shirt and legs, denim skirt, white apron ~ Cassidy

Dark braided hair, red checkered shirt and legs, denim skirt ~ Sierra
$25 ( includes shipping)

 Dark brown hair, brown leaf print shirt, burgandry cordoroy skirt ~ Vickie

Brown braided hair, gray shirt, plaid skirt, red legs ~ Eva
$25( includes shipping)

 Red hair, pink polka dot dress, pink apron ~ Pattie

Yellow braided hair, beige flower dress, pearl necklace ~ Carolyn
$25( includes shipping)

 Light brown hair, cherry dress, green legs ~ Kimberly

Red braided hair, patchwork dress, red legs ~ Katie
$25 ( includes shipping)

Red braided hair, jeans dress, lace apron ~ Rebekkah
Brown hair pulled back, green shirt, red skirt, white apron ~ Emily Rae
Walnut end grain cutting board approx 
$50



approx 17 x 12 handmade cuttingboard
$50
specify multi, black and white, or checkered
Quiet dolls ( pioneer women made these for their daughters
so they would be quiet in church)
$5
Wash cloth britches ( two wash cloths, not actually pants : )
specify color $7
handmade quilted leaf table runner approx 15X42
$55
( quilted with trapunto- a style that makes it two different dimensions)


shoulder bag 14 inches wide by 24 inches long to shoulder strap
set $25 or $20 for bag $5 for purse


sachets holiday seasonal scents $3


      A fellow blogger, A Place Called Simplicity, is hosting an event where families can sell items to help bring home their future sons or daughters. Here are some items that my husband, mother in law, sister in law, nieces and nephews made to help us raise money to bring home our second  child home from Korea!

If you see something you would like to purchase please send me an email at paigebeauchamp@gmail.com. ( or if you just want to donate click on paypal button on left hand side of this page)
There are many other families that need help too. Please visit  http://aplacecalledsimplicity.blogspot.com/
and check out other families products and see if there is
 any gifts you could purchase for your Holiday shopping.
Thanks for Shopping With a Purpose!



#1 handmade quilted table runner approx. 15X 42
$45
#2 handmade quilted table runner approx 15x42
$45
# 3handmade quilted square runner  15x`15
$25
SOLD
#4 handmade quilted square runner 28 X 28
$45
#5 Handmade holiday table runner 15 X 42
$45
# 6 handmade quilted table runner 15 X 42
$45 SOLD
# 7 handmade quilted Fall table runner 15 X 42
$45
SOLD
# 8 handmade quilted table runner 15 X 42
$45
# 9 handmade quilted fall leaves table runner 15 X 42
$45
SOLD




Teddy Bears
grey bears
$20
red bears $20
white bears
$20
blue bears
$20


Childrens Aprons
two sided aprons ( pockets on both sides)child size is 20x14
   $17
junior is 23x17     $18
two sided aprons ( pockets on both sides)child size is 20x14
   $17
junior is 23x17     $18
two sided aprons ( pockets on both sides)child size is 20x14
   $17
junior is 23x17     $18
two sided aprons ( pockets on both sides)child size is 20x14
   $17
junior is 23x17     $18

two sided aprons ( pockets on both sides)child size is 20x14
   $17
junior is 23x17     $18


Apparel



Infant hats light blue and light pink
$10 each

infant terry cloth hooded robe
up to 6 months
$20

 Take a hike in the Adirondacks  tee
child 2/4
$10

Adirondak sweat shirt
youth small
$15

Adirondack night life tee( glow in the dark)
Adult XXL
$10

The Adirondacks tee
adult L
$10

Adirondack kids tee
youth M
$10

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Welcome to our blog

   Welcome to our adoption blog! As you all now know, Jesse and I are diving into another adoption. After bringing our son, Asher, home in September of 2009 my whole life has changed. I never thought I could love someone as much as I love Asher. Even though I did not give birth to him or share the same blood, he was in every sense of the word, my son. The connection was instant for me. I believe I was meant to be this child’s mother and Jesse was meant to be Asher’s father. This incredible feeling has only made my desire for another child grow stronger. So here we are again at square one.
    We have decided to go with Korea again. We know the program is reliable, and we fit all the requirements. Most importantly, Korea now holds a special spot in our hearts. It is the country our son is from. Slowly Korea is phasing out international adoption and is said to stop it all together in 2012. So this is our last chance to adopt from Korea. We are not in a financial situation to pay for the adoption outright like we did with Asher’s adoption. Our savings accounts and earnings for the past few years have gone towards the expenses of his adoption. We are going to be saving, budgeting, and trusting God that through these means and  through the help of our friends and family that we will be able to bring another child home. We thank everyone who helps and supports our decision to adopt again. Where there is a will there is a way and we will find a way to make this work.
 Here are some facts about adoptions from Korea 
    An average of 1 out of every 250 Korean babies born are given up for adoption. Adoption is simply not accepted in Korea. Korean traditional society places significant weight on paternal family ties, bloodlines, and purity of ‘race’. This is why there are so many more boys for adoption than girls. Boys carry on the family name so girls are more likely to be adopted by Koreans. Children of mixed race or those without fathers are not easily accepted in Korean society.Many families would go through excessive and expensive procedures such as surrogacy or in vitro fertilization to ensure that their offspring are at least related than to accept a child of a complete stranger into their family. Korean citizenship is directly related to bloodlines. Children not a part of a Korean family (orphans) are not considered legal citizens of Korea. Another reason is the stigma of adoption. Ninety-five percent of families who do adopt choose babies less than a month old so that they can pass them off as their natural born offspring, overlooking older adoptable children. This is why all babies from Korea are 6 months or older. Furthermore, the rate of adoption disruption( orphans are given back to orphanage) among domestic adoption in Korea is outrageous. It makes me terribly sad to learn that Korea will end international adoption because all these babies will go without homes. They will remain in social welfare.