Monday, November 29, 2010

New Handmade dolls for sale!

  Red braided hair, jeans dress, lace apron ~ Rebekkah
Brown hair pulled back, green shirt, red skirt, white apron ~ Emily Rae

Light brown hair, cherry dress, green legs ~ Kimberly
Red braided hair, patchwork dress, red legs ~ Katie

      Red hair, pink polka dot dress, pink apron ~ Pattie
Yellow braided hair, beige flower dress, pearl necklace ~ Carolyn                   

Dark brown hair, brown leaf print shirt, burgandry cordoroy skirt ~ Vickie
Brown braided hair, gray shirt, plaid skirt, red legs ~ Eva 

Brown braided hair, red floral shirt and legs, denim skirt, white apron ~ Cassidy
                  Dark braided hair, red checkered shirt and legs, denim skirt ~ Sierra

Brown hair, Blue floral legs and shirt, denim skirt ~ Amanda
Brown braided hair, floral print legs and shirt, green cordoroy skirt ~ Mary

All dolls are $25.00 including shipping and handling. All are one of a kind (16 inches tall) and were hand made by our wonderful friends in Colorado. Thanks April! Once again all proceeds go 100% TO OUR ADOPTION!! please email me at with your address

Monday, November 22, 2010

Craft Sale over the weekend in Colorado!

Over the weekend my mother in-law and sister in-law had a craft sale at their church. They, along with some friends from their church, handmade each and every item at the sale! They spent months preparing and I cant thank them enough, even my seven year old niece was responsible for sewing a good amount of these bags, bears, and quilts! Thanks Kimia! We all love you very much..... Here are some pictures from the sale. They raised $697.50! You guys are awesome!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

New Cutting Boards are Ready!

 Made from Wenge, walnut, maghony,cherry,
 and maple hard woods. approx 11x17
Food safe oil finish
Walnut end grain
approx 12 x 12
Food safe oil finish

$50 (Puduk)
 Made from  Paduk, Maple, and Wenge hardwoods. approx 11 x 17. Food safe oil finish.

$50 ( light multi)
Made from walnut, white oak, hickory, cherry, african mahogany, paduk, poplar, and maple hardwoods. approx 11 x 17. Food safe oil finish.
$50 ( dark multi)
Made from walnut, white oak, hickory, cherry, paduk, and big leaf maple. approx 11 x 17. Food safe oil finish.

All cutting boards are two sided( no feet). One side for veggies, one side for meat. Shipping is $15.95

And of course every penny(minus the shipping) goes towards bringing our next child home! Thank you!

Email me at if you would like to make a purchase

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Facts

November is Adoption awareness month! Everyday 5,760 children become orphans

I found some statistics about orphans from Unicef, a very reliable source:

It is estimated there are between 143 million and 210 million orphans worldwide (recent UNICEF report.) The UNICEF orphan numbers DON’T include abandonment (millions of children) as well as sold and/or trafficked children. The current population of the United States is just a little over 300 million… to give you an idea of the enormity of the numbers…
According to data released in 2003 as many as eight million boys and girls around the world live in institutional care. Some studies have found that violence in residential institutions is six times higher than violence in foster care, and that children in group care are almost four times more likely to experience sexual abuse than children in family based care.
Every day 5,760 more children become orphans
Approximately 250,000 children are adopted annually, but…
Each year 14, 505, 000 children grow up as orphans and age out of the system by age sixteen
Each day 38,493 orphans age out
Every 2.2 seconds another orphan ages out with no family to belong to and no place to call home
Studies have shown that 10% – 15% of these children commit suicide before they reach age eighteen
These studies also show that 60% of the girls become prostitutes and 70% of the boys become hardened criminals
Another study reported that of the 15,000 orphans aging out of state-run institutions every year, 10% committed suicide, 5,000 were unemployed, 6,000 were homeless and 3,000 were in prison within three years…
An estimated 1.2 million children are trafficked every year; (THE STATE OF THE WORLD’S CHILDREN 2005)
2 million children, the majority of them girls, are sexually exploited in the multibillion-dollar commercial sex industry. (THE STATE OF THE WORLD’S CHILDREN 2005

Monday, November 8, 2010

New Item up for sale from Coalition Society, The Lilly


Solid turned Mahogany in a soft pink enamal under a clear coat. The lamp is fitted with a copper-plated double socket cluster with an adjustable shade rest and a hi-lo dial on the copper cord. The lamp height is 12", the adjustable height from table top to shade rest is 21" - 24". Handmade by lamp designer Robert Burke Kennedy.  Retail value is $280.

Please email me at if you are interested in purchasing this gorgeous lamp!