Friday, September 3, 2010

Prizes prizes everywhere!

I am finally pulling myself away from staring at some cute photos of two certain boys and rolling out our prizes or "thank you gifts" for any donations to help us get these boys home!..... more cute pic....I just can't help myself...
 ...ok, whew! I feel better now. ;)

We are stepping out and reaching out to ask for help...not the easiest thing to do but we know that God can call many to rise up and walk this journey with us. These dual adoption expenses are kicking our butt but those dual smiles are just so, so worth it! So thank you for considering helping us along this journey!  Without further ado....the prizes!!

Kim at Wheat & Wildflowers has generously donated the "Wo Ai Ni" necklace!

Wheat and {Wildflowers}

A $25 Starbucks* gift card!

A blog makeover by Alexis! She redesigned my blog a few months ago and this precious 16 year old girl not only has some mad blogging skillz but she has a huge heart for the orphan and her proceeds go to support missions. She is donating one basic blog makeover package! This makeover will include: a custom header, a custom template, background colors/papers, and coordinating font colors

The rockin ladies over at Wild Olive have donated one short sleeve shirt of your choice shipping included!

Wild Olive

A sweet bracelet by the Purple Pearl.

Boy Mom Designs has generously donated this long sleeve tee!
It's just one of many oh so cute designs they have over there! They also have Girl Mom tees....but I wouldn't know anything about that. ;) Check em out!

My dear friend Yvonne has generously donated a Scentsy Warmer to be given away for our raffle!!
Can I get a woot-woot?!

We merciously have had a Scentsy warmer for quite some time and it masks the smell of sweaty boy fills our home with luscious fragrance.
Along with this warmer she is including 3 fall-themed scentsy bars!

The rockin ladies over at 147 Million are donating a tee as part of our raffle! They have some new designs that they are rolling out so head on over here and check em out!
You will be able to select which tee you would like and sizing and such. Thanks ladies! We are blessed!

A handmade necklace in deep green.

My sweet friend Glenda from has donated this running shirt!

Give the guys something to read while they're eating your dust. RocketFoot's original, Girl Power inspired, feminine fit tee looks and feels great. Our performance fabric features dry wicking properties that draw moisture away, keeping you cool, comfortable, and looking great.

Two handmade candle holders(this will be two separate prizes) made out of wine barrels straight from Napa Valley. My good friend Troi crafts each one by hand and they are naturally stained by the wine that it aged in the barrel on the flip side of each holder. Glass votive holders(not pictured) are included. They are stunning when lit, look great on a window sill and gorgeous inside a fireplace.

Also by Troi a wine stand. Counter-balances your wine bottle! Gorgeous!

My friend Megan has graciously donated a Pampered Chef knife to giveaway on our raffle!
It slices
It dices
It...well, it's a knife so it does all sortsa things!
It's the 5" utility knife from their Forged Collection!

You can check out the rest of Pampered Chef products here!  

Christian author and speaker Marla Taviano has graciously donated one set of her books!


Also, my friend Jennifer a Mary Kay consultant

is giving one winner a chance to order anything Mary Kay at....are you ready for this?....
50% OFF RETAIL. Any order big or small.
That's 50% off of her consultant's price..which is remarkable! She is throwing in free shipping to you as well!

Finally, my friend Bobbie, an AdvoCare rep is donating two packages of AdvoCare Spark Energy Drink.

Since 1993, AdvoCare® has been a world-class nutrition company specializing in health and wellness, weight management, vibrant energy and sports performance.  AdvoCare Spark is AdvoCare’s best selling product.  AdvoCare Spark® Energy Drink mix is a unique multi-nutrient system that's designed to provide nutritionally advanced, long-lasting energy and enhanced mental focus.* Its 21 vitamins, minerals and nutrients work synergistically to give you healthy, balanced energy without making you jittery like other caffeinated beverages.  Up for raffle are two(2) boxes of AdvoCare Spark!! or order or learn more about AdvoCare and our products

Bobbie Mach, AdvoCare advisor

Now onto the deets of how this works!
One free entry by posting this link to your Facebook page or blog! Just leave me a comment letting me know that you did!
For every $10 donation I will enter your name to win. $50=6 entries.
If you have already donated no worries! I am keeping track to ensure everyone is entered appropriately!
I will draw names and the first person will pick what prize they would like, the second one their chosen prize and so on.
This will run from now until October 15th and all money raised will go toward the boys orphanage fee of $5,100 per child. 

Above all we can't say thank you enough for walking this road with us! Bless you!


  1. Love the prizes! Believe me I will be blogging about this and putting it on facebook! I will let you know once I do! Praying about how else we can help!


  2. How can I put the info on my FB page? Need a little help as I am a bit challenged :)

  3. Sonia, How do we donate? Do we just send the donation to you? Probably not a smart question as I think about it. LOL :D Melissa


    Here's a link to my blog advertising the raffle. I'm thinking of also donating b/c I'd like to but we're also saving money for our adoption so I'll see but you're in my prayers and I love the pictures of ALL of your boys!!!

  5. will blog about it today!!! i have such a heart for those boys-- we have 2 of our own!!! and man- looking at your timeline there-- whew-- that's all God working those details out!!!

    ps-- i REALLY want the wo ai ni necklace (wink wink!)

    or the scentsy

    or the run like a girl..

    or alexis' blogover

    you got some good rizes girl!!!

  6. ok- blogged (
    and also linked on my facebook- would love to contribute $ as well- we just came home with #5 and though i am not in a position to adopt now- i want to help those who are-- esp. you- this sory is awesome--!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. cool, cool story! blogged about it and put it out on facebook!! We just brought home our daughter from China this summer (traveled with Emily, the commenter above me!).

  8. This is amazing! Those boys are absolutely darling!! I know you will see God's miracles as you raise this money! I posted this morning at

  9. I would like to donate a set of my books.

    All 5 of your boys are adorable! (I have 3 girls.)

  10. Wow, this looks like so much fun!!

    I will definitely be posting about your fun raiser on my blog...I will let you know when I do. Hopefully this week!!! :)

  11. Made a button for you and posted it on the website for you--hope that gets you a bunch of new hits! And, I'm posting it on my facebook account. I will also post it on the WAGI forum--so give me as many chances to win as you think those count for. :)

  12. Hey Sonia! I posted your button earlier to my blog, but I did a specific post just for you. Hope it helps even a little. :)

  13. Awesome giveaways!! Posted a link on my blog.

  14. I just posted your button on my blog, and I'm gonna do a post for you sometime in the next day or so. I know right where your at with the double adoption fees. We brought twin boys home from China last year. The Lord will provide! Be blessed!

  15. Added your link to my FB page as well as several specific friends...Love your blog as well as many of those you follow.

  16. Add your link to my FB page! Hope this helps!

  17. Better late than never . . .

    I just posted your cutie pies on my blog, along with the sweetest plea I could muster. I have also been meaning to tell you that you were one of the subjects of a homeschooling post that I did back in August. Thanks-- you'll see why.

    I'm delighted to be a small part of bringing your littlest J's HOME!



  18. I saw the link on Tina's blog! Thanks, Tina! I just put a link on my facebook page. My youngest son was adopted from Jiaozuo, Henan province, early last year--I have a thing for those darling little boys!


    Just posted it again over at the forum on since it's the last day. May God bless your efforts!