hip mom jewelry winner

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As it is Saturday, and I know that if I were entered in a giveaway for a sweet necklace, I'd be wondering who won.So I decided to get off my hiney, put down the lemon square and randomly select the winner of the Hip Mom Jewelry giveaway winner.Contrats to Rebecca, from Living in a Rainbow World. Rebecca said: What beautiful necklaces, like wearing part of your testimony around your neck. I love them all, but I guess my favorite is the Hope for China one.Thanks for playing along, y'all. That was seriously fun. If you didn't win and you've got your heart set on one of … [Read more...]

still waiting

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Y'all remember this little one?That I posted about here?Her file was sent back to China and she has now become available on the shared listing. In fact, WACAP is now offering a $2000 grant towards her adoption. We used WACAP to bring Vivienne home and can highly recommend them as an agency.A pediatric orthopedist very recently reviewed her file and had this to say:"This girl will be very functional with her upper extremities. It is surprising how well kids with this condition will adapt to the point of even playing musical instruments. There is a well known newscaster … [Read more...]

10K in 20 days

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Seriously cool stuff.This very large, as in larger than ours, adoptive family has found a way to help other adoptive families.And there are just two more days to get in on the fun.Check it out here. … [Read more...]

one hip mom… helping others

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Y'all remember this post?Where I thanked this person?Who creates things that look like this?Well... she's back at it. More generous than ever.Even though Ann is not an adoptive parent yet, she has a huge heart for adoption. And has been searching for a way to help adoptive families bring home their children.And she's decided to create some very special jewelry to do just that.She'll be offering several families, already in the process of adopting from China or Africa, the chance to receive all the proceeds from the sales of certain necklaces that will soon be offered … [Read more...]

worth your time

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Wow. I am just flat tired today.Sick kids.MIA husband.Not-so-niceties continuing to swirl regarding my posts last week.But it's good. Dialogue is good, listening to other perspectives is good, learning from others experiences is good. Especially when intended to be instructive and not destructive. And it's essential to striving to parent our children who have been adopted as very best we can.Please take a few minutes to head over to Tonggu Momma's blog to read today's post. It's insightful and undoubtedly inspired. She and I are good buddies and I am incredibly fond of … [Read more...]

still waiting

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Sweet Olivia. She is still waiting for a family. Lifeline was able to keep her paperwork for an additional week and there was a family working to bring her home.But they have had to step back. And now she waits again.She's five years old. Her needs seem quite manageable.And she really needs to find her forever family.Now.Olivia's special needs are orthopedic issues that affect her arms and her legs.An pediatric orthopedist very recently reviewed her file and had this to say:"This girl will be very functional with her upper extremities. It is surprising how well … [Read more...]

beautiful stuff

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That Jennifer.She's always got something goin' on.And right now, to celebrate their FIVE years in business, she's giving away some pretty cool stuff... scroll down to the middle of the page to read all about it.First are these beautiful necklaces, by Kim from Wheat and Wildflowers Jewelry. Kim graciously created both of these necklaces to benefit An Orphan's Wish. Beautiful stuff.Might be adding this to my list for Mother's Day. (Dear husband: Buy. This. For. Me.){hope. love. dream. believe.}{hope} for orphansAND Jennifer is giving away a $25 gift certificate to Wild … [Read more...]

olivia

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Meet Olivia.She's five years old.And has one week left to find her forever family.And she is just. too. cute. Clearly.Olivia is listed with Lifeline Children's Services. An agency I can personally recommend. Highly.They helped us bring home Sophie and Shepherd. And we love them, a lot.Olivia's special needs are orthopedic issues that affect her arms and her legs.An pediatric orthopedist very recently reviewed her file and had this to say:"This girl will be very functional with her upper extremities. It is surprising how well kids with this condition will adapt to the … [Read more...]

my inner procrastinator

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I am a self-admitted procrastinator.But, by and large, it seems to work for me.And, if I don't completely forget, getting in on things at the last minute can bring it's own rewards.Take this for example.It's the last day to enter to win any of about 2,573 prizes, all in an amazing effort to help bring two boys home from China. (That's right, two boys! One family! Go read their stories here and here.)And, by entering today, the last day, you'll receive two free entries no matter how much you decide to donate to their efforts.So for today, I will embrace my inner … [Read more...]

something good

Wanna do something good?Help this family bring this sweet little guy home!And maybe win this in the process!Tomorrow is the last day to enter! … [Read more...]