Saturday, February 12, 2011

Show Some Love Adoption Auction

Posted by Angie at 8:59 AM
**THIS AUCTION IS CLOSED**
Welcome to our Show Some Love Adoption Auction!
For those of you who may be new here, let me offer you a loud howdy and a warm southern welcome to our humble little blog!  Around here I'm known as Future Mama and I'm married to (pardon my lack of creativity) Future Papa.  We have followed the Lord into the rootin' tootin' world of international adoption and this blog is the documenting proof of our wild journey.  But I digress-check out our tabs above to learn all about us-today ya'll are here about an auction! 

But because I can't seem to settle myself down to business, let me hear first call for a barn-shakin' YEE-HAW for our darling donating sponsors, without whom this auction would not be possible.  Thanks to these kind folks we've got some unbelievable items for you to bid on this week, the majority of which are made by hand

Ok, so here is how the Show Some Love Adoption Auction works:

1. Take a gander at the items that are up for auction (Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 9:00 am through Friday, February 18, 2011 at 9:00 pm, eastern time).  HINT: If you click on the picture of the item, it should get bigger, so you can see it better!

2. BID!  To bid, leave a comment with your name, e-mail address, and your bid amount IN THE COMMENT BOX.

3.  Keep on checking on your beloved items and outbid those other no-good, stinkin' rascals!  At a minimum, bids should increase by $1.00 increments.  Remember, auction closes Friday, February 18, 2011 at 9:00 pm, eastern time.

4.  If you win, holler with happiness!  Then just sit on down and wait, because I will send you an e-mail officially letting you know you were the highest bidder and requesting payment for your item (through our secure paypal button).  If the item is custom made, I will also be asking you about your preferences for colors, fabrics, sizes, and such at this point.  After I receive the payment, the item will be shipped to your doorstep.

That's all folks!  Easy as pie!  And the best part?  EVERY CENT YOU DONATE goes straight into our adoption fund!  Thanks for helping us have a baby!  No candles or romantic music necessary!

Without wasting another moment, let me reveal the auction items!  Click on each item to see its bid page.  Happy bidding!

Clothing
Mother/Daughter Matching Cooking Aprons by sunnyplainquilting
Red Love Africa Shirt by Thesmilingheart

Jewelry 
2 Earring Sets (butterflies and strawberries) by I Support Adoption 
2 Earring Sets (owl and four leaf clover) by I Support Adoption
2 Earring Sets (turtle and dragonfly on lilly pad) by I Support Adoption
2 Earring Sets (blue and purple zebra shell) by I Support Adoption
"Blessed Beyond Measure" Necklace by The Adopt Shoppe
Blue Beaded Bracelet by I Support Adoption
Classy Necklace, Bracelet, Earring Set by I Support Adoption
Freshwater Pearl Necklaces  by I Support Adoption
"Live, Love, Hope, Pray" Necklace by JUNKPOSSE
Personalized Adoption Necklace by themamasheep
Rustic Handstamped Mama Necklace by Sweet Tea Shoppe
Sparrow Necklace with Swarovski Pearls by MDsparks
Sweet Birdie Necklace by CMVISIONJewelry
Teal and Pink Bracelet by I Support Adoption
"You Grew in My Heart" Necklace by homeofmyheart

Other Accessories
Crochet Flower Hairclip or Brooch by CreationsbyKara
Custom Flower Headband Ear Warmer by LindsayLouCreations
Ruffled Flower Headband by Kurlicues 
Zippered Fabric Clutch by craftycreations2

For Babies
3 Piece Diaper Bag with Monogram by Embroidery Fox
Baby Carrier by Sleepy Wrap
Baby Changing Mat & Burp Cloth Set by AlreadyLoveYou
Bella Baby Shoes by My Bella Baby
Custom Luxurious Minky Blanket, Personalization Included by BabyBeulah 
Dinosaur Bib and Burp Cloth Set by Dolka Pots 
Little Washies by My Bella Baby

For Children
Boys:
Brontosaurs Dinosaur Skeleton Plush by blupony808
Green and Blue Initial Crown by ohsewsweetcreations
Girls: 
Flower Apron by omydarlinkids
Fluffy Unicorn by fortheloveofhandknit
Handmade Orange and Pink Button Necklace by chinamommy
Paisley Apron by From There To Here 
Pink Dot Crown with Initial by ohsewsweetcreations
TUTU Gift Certificate by 2000 Tutus
Either:
Green Bubbles Fleece Toddler Hat by FuntasticFleece
Quality Colored Pencil Roll by PencilrollsforHIM
Ready-To-Go Coloring Tote with Book and Crayons by Whimbrella

Art and Other Things for the Home
Chalkboard World Globe by EllaBands 
Child of the King Canvas by Show Offs Art
Custom Family Dry Erase Board by LilyBug428 
Dream Catcher with a Heart by SongsofHappy
Engraved Wood Coasters by thisfineday
"Family, Prayer, Love" Canvas by The Canvas Heart
Green and Cream Coaster Set by DulcitasLittleSweets 
Laundry Room Decal by CreationsbyKara
Love Banner by scrappermg
Love Magnets by MagnetoidMagnets

Miscellaneous
Africa Ornament by From There to Here
Blue and Brown Plaid Photo Book by Baby Creations by Melanie
Complete Blog Overhaul by Adopt Africa Designs
Custom Designed Place Cards/Gift Tags by PaperandBling
Flower Cloth Photo Album by flymama 
Natural Handcrafted Soap by StoneyRiver
Personalized Paper Tags by papercutsarecute
Pink Notebooks by simplysimonsisters
Red Hearts Coffee Cuff by littlebirdcreations

Whew!  Now that's a list!

Gotta question?  Pesky technology workin' against ya?  E-mail us at: expectingablessing@gmail.com
Got a blog?  A Facebook?  A Twitter?  PLEASE spread the word about our auction!

Much love,
Future Mama
*we would be incredibly grateful if you would support us through this journey with your prayers, advice, and donations.  help us bring our child home.  see our donate tab.

2 comments:

Jen on February 14, 2011 at 7:13 PM said...

I just found your site through Young House Love, it is so great! My cousin is looking to adopt a baby within the US, do you have any tips for getting the word out? We created a Web site: http://www.michiganadoptiveparent.com - I know she will be a great mom. Your site will be a great inspiration.

Future Mama on February 14, 2011 at 7:21 PM said...

Hi Jen! So glad you found me! Just sent you an e-mail ;-)

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