Friday, July 6, 2012

On-Line Auction to Bring Sara Home

My dossier will soon be on it's way to Sara's country.

This means that I can start counting weeks instead of months until I meet her and bring her home. It also means that I have some huge travel expenses coming up---staying for 4-6 weeks in a foreign country and buying one-way tickets will do that!

Here are the items that I currently have available in the auction. If you'd like to bid on one of these items, you can do so on this facebook page. (I really think this is going to be the easiest way to do this!) If you are interested in an item but don't have a facebook account, leave me a comment here. I will let you know what the current bid is.

Auction donations will continue to be accepted until July 10th. Leave me a comment if you have something you'd like to donate.

The auction will end at 9:00PM CST, July 15th.

$25 itunes Gift Card Donated by Olga.

$25 Darden Gift Card that can be used at Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, or Seasons S2.

$10 Chilis Gift Card. It can also be used at Romano's Macaroni Grill, On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina or Maggiano's Little Italy.

$25 Kohl's Gift Card Donated by Carla.

Hand-knit baby blanket. Donated by the Goudzwaards.

$20 Shutterfly Gift Card

Hand knit socks for a boy about 6-8 years old.

Woman's hand-knit socks. These are a little large. They would probably work well as slippers.

Hand knit socks. Bright colors. Perfect knee socks for a girl between 8 and 12.

Coach Bag. I've had this for a few years but I've never used it. Tag, that's still on, says $398.

Coach Wallet. Matches the bag. I've had this for a few years but I've never used it. Tag, that's still on, says $198.

Hand-knit socks. Will fit a woman with small feet or a young teen boy.

Knit Knack Kit. Simple Instructions and Tools for 25 Terrific Knitting Projects. Still in the plastic.

Framed Photo. Donated by Samantha. Samantha is a huge orphan advocate and enjoys photography. She will print the photo and place it in a simple, black frame. 8 x 10

Framed Photo. Donated by Samantha. Samantha is a huge orphan advocate and enjoys photography. She will print the photo and place it in a simple, black frame. 8 x 10








Hand knit scarves. This mesh-type yarn gives a fun, layered look. See the auction for all 10 colors.

Photo Album. This is a Creative Memories Brown Picfolio Minutes Photo Album. It has 12 double sided pages that are 4x6 slots. It can be used as a photo book or easel since it has a magnetic strap. Perfect for holding pictures or recipe cards. Donated by Laura.

2 scrapbooking paper kits. The theme is "Family" The contain 12x12 paper. The kits also include: stickers, accents, die cuts and embellishments. They are from the Best Occasion line. Donated by Laura.

Hand-Made Sock Doll. Danielle Gardner made this for the auction even though she's in the middle of her own adoption and fund raising. Donated by Danielle.

2 dozen Cookies and Cream Cookies. 2 dozen home made cookies. The recipe can be found here. There will be 2 sets of 2 dozen auctioned. Donated by Lisa.

2 Dozen Bars. Homemade bars. The winner can choose chocolate or fruit based bars. Donated by Lisa.

Cricut Cartridge. Cricut cartridge for Chore Charts. Donated by Laura.

Cricut Cartridge. Cricut cartridge for Destinations. Donated by Laura.

Memory Book. I will put the winner in touch with the donor. Laura will make a memory book centered around an important event in your life (new baby, vacation, Christmas, etc.). The winner will choose the book size. Memory books are about 15 pages, front and back. Donated by Laura.

Chocolate Cream Pie. Home-made chocolate cream pie with a recipe from America's Test Kitchen. Donated by Colleen. Winner must be local to Cook County, IL.

Banana Cream Pie. Home-made banana cream pie with a recipe from Martha Stewart. Donated by Colleen. Winner must be local to Cook County, IL.

Home-made Cake. Home-made cake from scratch. The winner can choose a chocolate cake or yellow cake with chocolate frosting (also from scratch). Donated by Colleen. Winner must be local to Cook County, IL.

Homemade Cheesecake. Home-made Cheesecake. The winner can choose from plain, pumpkin, chocolate-glazed coconut almond or snickers. Donated by Colleen. Winner must be local to Cook County, IL.

My father works in the dairy industry but also raises a few animals on the side. He has donated a half a pig.

This pig is all natural. No hormones or antibiotics. He only raises 3 pigs at a time so you can rest assured that they are well fed, bedded, and cared for.

It will be cut and processed. The pig will be grown this summer and delivered in October in time for the holidays and to get you through another long winter. Ham, sausage, bacon, and roasts will be done. The meat can be delivered to Western NY or the Chicago area. If you live somewhere else and are interested, leave me a comment and we'll see what what we can figure out.

He estimates the value of the meat to be around $200. Donated by David aka Grandpa. Winner must be local to Cook County, IL or Western NY.

Baby Blanket. Hand-knit baby blanket. Can be finished with or without a hood. Very soft. Donated by Becky aka Nana.

Personalized 8x10 canvas. From sew artsy fartsy. Winner can pick quote, Bible verse, name, etc and color scheme. (Picture is just an example.)
You can also purchase anything from her page to help another orphan (Kenzie) home. Donated by Alison.

$50 Kroger Gift Card. Can also be used at Food 4 Less in Southern CA,,NV, IN, and IL only and at Tom Thumb Food Stores in AL and FL only. Also good at Baker's City Market, Dillons,Foods Co, Fred Meyer, Fry's Food and Drug, Gerbes, JayC, King Snoopers, Owen's, Pay Less Supermarkets, QFC, Ralph's, Smith Food and Drug, Turkey Hill minit Market,Kwik Shop, Loaf 'N Jug, Quick Stop (according to the back of the card). Donated by Beth.

Hair Clips. Hand-made hair clips. Donated by Jamie.

Hair Clips. Hand-made hair clips. Donated by Jamie.

Recipe Book From Becoming Proverbs 31 on how to make all you own household cleaners. In the book you will learn to clean you entire home, plus your laundry for under $40 a year! Donated by Melissa.

Hand-made Cards. A set of 8 Thank You cards with envelopes. Donated by Hilary.

Fruit tree. 1 free tree of winners choice (depending on availablity) plus shipping and handling in the US. We cannot ship to the states of California, Arizonia, Idaho or Washington. Trees are usually available from March until the end of May. (The tree can be claimed in 2013.)
Goodman Growers have celebrated their 4th year in business. They are a small family operated greenhouse nursery in Corfu, NY. They start all our plants from seed or farm grown cuttings. The fruit trees are Amish grown in Medina, NY. Check out their website! Donated by Trina.

Cinnamon Spice


Pink Lemonade

Independence Day

4 Necklace Sets. A long and a short necklace in a variety of colors. The true colors are much brighter. Check out their website (and another great cause)! Donated by Leah.

Portrait Session. A portrait session and edited disc with copyright release to a family in Panama City or Panama City Beach at the location of client's choosing. Services valued at $150. You can see her work on her facebook page. Donated by Robin. Winner must be local to Panama City/Panama City Beach, FL.

Ukrainian Doll. Winner will get 1 doll similar to the ones posted here. These dolls are hand made by Ukrainian women who have children with special needs. Mission to Ukraine has helped these women learn skills in order to earn money to provide for their children. Check out their great ministry! Donated by Jill.

Handmade Gingerbread Ornament. This was made by another amazing Reece's Rainbow mom who is adopting an adorable little boy. Donated by Christine.

Country Clock. Donated by Becky aka Nana.

Blanket sleeper. The size and color can be coordinated with the winner. This is just an example. Donated by Sarah.

Baby Fleece Blanket. Uses two layers of fleece - one yard each. Donated by Jen.

Fleece Burp Clothes. One set of 10 clothes for boy, girl, or unisex. Donated by Jen.

Weekend Get Away. A weekend get away near Traverse City, MI. (About 6 hours from Chicago.) Winner can choose a 3 day weekend in the Fall of 2012 to stay in a beautiful home. More information on the house and area can be found here. Donated by Lauren.

Weekend Get Away. 2 Night Stay at a beautiful condo in Panama City Beach, FL!
Rest Assure Rentals owns and manages two condo units in Panama City Beach, FL. They have donated a 2 Night Stay at one vacation rental condos. You can check them out at their Facebook page were you can see pictures and some information. You can see the condos here and here. Donated by Nancy.

Remember! If you want to bid, you need to go to the facebook page and put your bid in the comment section under the picture of the item you want.


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    1. I have a few more things in the works so hang on!! (I did get a bid today, though, because the facebook page is actually up. I didn't want to have to do it all last minute.)

  2. Did you knit the socks, too? I LOVE that scarf! Dad & I haven't been able to come up with any ideas - any suggestions? I do have the blanket I was knitting for the Keller boy who turned about to be beautiful Kinsley?

    1. I did knit the socks. I went on a sock kick a few years ago. They've been sitting in a bag waiting for a home. I thought of you when I picked the colors for the scarf. I knew you'd like it. A blanket would be great. I'll take anything. Right now, everything but the pictures came from me.