Friday, November 26, 2010

"Day After" Giveaway:)

Dearest Lilybird,

I'm not a fan of the day after Thanksgiving sales. But here we are, bundling up and getting ready to head out to brave the cold and crowds and hype, just you and Mama. Cuz your sister Abbi wants a Webkins, Jackson wants a rifle, Caleb asked for the game Mousetrap (do they still sell that game?) and your other siblings want books. And I'm pretty sure Walmart has all those things, so you and I are going to spend some Mama-daughter time together in search of those Christmas wish-list items.

I'd much rather be home sleeping in with you, but those frenetic crowds are just waiting for me. Sigh.

So to counter that gotta-have-get-it-while-you-can spirit, I'm asking Readers to go over to Stephanie's blog, Daily Smiles, and look at her little Olga, from Reece's Rainbow. Stephanie posed a $5 challenge to all of her readers. She asked each follower to chip in $5 to bring Olga home. $5 is nothing- it's a Starbucks drink these days! But if we all put our $5 in...that adds up to a chunk of change. I hope your readers will go to Daily Smiles...watch the video...and give.

Love always,
Mama oxox

And to say "thank you" for donating to Olga, I am hosting another giveaway! Mindy from Etsy shop TwoLittle Doves is donating these beautiful earrings to one winning commenter from Lily's comment section.


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Smooth sterling silver doves dangle from sterling silver hooks (perfect for your sensitive ears!)

also available in silver plated lever backs if preferred

Mindy has the sweetest jewelry over at TwoLittleDoves, and after the giveaway she is offering a discount to Lily's readers. I'll give that code on Sunday night when I post the winner for these earrings!
If you leave a comment here, I will have Random.org select a winner Sunday night. If you donate to Olga, leave a comment on Steph's blog and you can leave another comment here for a second chance to win.
***EDITED TO ADD- you do not have to donate to Olga to enter the giveaway****
THANK YOU to Lily's readers, and please, if you can't give, pray for Olga and others like her at Reece's Rainbow.
Love,
Patti


15 comments:

fckopp said...

What pretty earings. Dove, the symbol of the Holy Spirit. Lily, the symbol of LOVE!

I will go on Mindy's blog and all the other blogs in you previous entry from other mothers of ds babies. But first I must go to Costco to get my supply of tissues as I just know there will be tears of happiness. God's blessing on all those precious children, their parents and their siblings.

stephanie said...

Patti!!!! Thank you so much!! I so want this little dumpling to get a forever family. Maybe by Christmas!
Anything is possible!

Thanks again! You're the BEST

fckopp said...

Oh, I meant I am going to Stephanie's blog Daily Smiles. Got caught up in the earrings...silly me.

Nikki said...

I am a new follower of your blog and I LOVE IT! You are amazing.

Those earrings are beautiful, too!

nicole said...

So glad we can at least help someone else bring a beautiful soul home.

cathy said...

Happy shopping! God bless that little angel, I am honored to help them out with a little donation....

cathy said...

Patti, just donated....hope everyone else does, too. We all have our difficulties in life, but we must help, even a bit. You children are beautiful....Lily is an angel . Our children are a bit older 26, 23 & 19. We have had our share....heart defects, cancer, but we are stronger. bless you

Katy said...

They do still sell Mousetrap--Monkey wants it too. :-) Hope you enjoyed your outing together. My mother-in-law go out every Black Friday and have tons of fun. I'm off to Stephanie's blog! :-)

Callie said...

Am praying. Always adding to my prayer list. Thinking of your family and hoping that your thanksgiving was wonderful.

nicole said...

Almost forget to comment again ~ I donated.

Ruby's Mom said...

What beautiful earings!

Rochelle said...

Beautiful earrings! We also donated to Olga!

Anonymous said...

I look at Reece's Rainbow all the time....and of course cry. How can you go on there and not cry? I have always wanted a ds baby and it's something I pray about still:) You little Lily just melts my heart! I pray Olga gets her home soon!

*Nikki* said...

I am a follower of your blog..and when i get the chance i alway come to your blog first to read what is going on in your life...I have a cousin who has DS and I would love to win those earrings because the day i get them I would drive them over to his mom! She always takes care of everyone else but herself! Like all mom's do..but she always goes and does things for everyone but HER...those earrings would be something she would cherish! I can see the tears in her eyes right now.

and if not..I still continue to pray for those with DS and the famalies...and you have blessed so many lives with your blog..I aspire to do such a wonderful thing!

http://www.stayingnikki.blogspot.com
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cathy said...

I donated, AGAIN!! Patti, I am hooked--I am involved so deeply with our chapter of The American Cancer Society, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society & The American Heart Soc & now Reeces Rainbow has me heart & attention. God Bless you. I just forwarded your site & Reeces site to all my friends on my email list. I am a firm believer in HOPE...