There are a few things I am going to link you to... so you have to leave my blog. But I really hope you'll come back! LOL There's lots happening out there in the blog world though that you need to know about! Here are some...
First, many of you will remember Charlie Porter. He was in treatment at Vandy with Kennedy for the same stupid cancer: Acute Myelogenous Leukemia. Sadly, Charlie lost his fight in June 2007. We miss him every day! Last June, Charlie's uncle launched The Charlie Porter Research Grant in his memory. Since then the grant has slowly taken off, but in an effort to really get it off the ground, they have started their first fundraiser!
I am a little late in the game getting this posted, so you're going to have to do some fast shopping, but they are holding a Thirty-One Fundraiser. If you've never seen Thirty-One products, you are missing out! They are super cute bags, purses, totes and lunch bags that you can have monogrammed if you choose. The person selling them is giving 100% of her profits to The Charlie Porter Research Grant! The more that sells, the higher the profit will be!!
To place an order, go to this page, and on the top page click place an order, then on the left hand side click place an order again, then go to Kim Pople.
Fundraiser ends January 13th! So Hurry!!! Happy Shopping!!!
OK next! You may remember seeing some of Lynda's stuff from our silent auction that we had to Bring Kellsey Home last year! Lynda owns a wonderful ETSY store called Sox That Rock. When Kellsey got home, she sent a great little care package for Kellsey and Kennedy with THE most adorable socks in them AND a ballerina clippie for Kennedy that she just LOVES, of course!!
Be sure to go check her out! If you have a girly girl in your life, this is really the place for you! With Valentine's Day coming up, you can't go wrong!
Also, her daughter is crafty too! (Must run in the family!) And she makes cute little hair clips, doll hats, baby blocks, cell phone holders and more! Be sure to check out Hannah's Handy Crafts as well! She has some great stuff! AND 10% of all her sales go back to charities in Guatemala because she wants to give back to the country that gave her brother to her! *sniff* So sweet!
I know you've heard me talk about my friend Lyndi a lot. She is working hard to bring Freddie home! They just brought Patrick home last year and hope to be going back this Spring for Freddie. Right now they have a Tastefully Simple Fundraiser going on and they are also wanting to do a silent auction on their blog. They were recently donated some toys so they have a good start, but they are looking for more items. If you have anything you would like to donate... if you are crafty, and you make anything you would like to donate or if you sell things like Mary Kay, Avon, Scentsy, etc and would like to donate some items, or even put together a gift basket of items or whatever, PLEASE email Lyndi and let her know! The more items she has, the better! I will let you know when her auction is up and running so you can go shopping there! :)
And last (I promise!) LOL Have you ever heard of Pediped shoes? Me neither. But that's not surprising for me! LOL They SAY they're the next best thing to bare feet, and they are incredibly cute!!! From now until February 5th you can save up to 40% on many styles of Pediped shoes AND 50% of the purchase price will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions. As you know, the Make-A-Wish Foundation holds a special place in our hearts. It was just about a year ago that we were there on Kennedy's trip. Seems like a lifetime! So... what are you waiting for? GO! SHOP! You get to support a good cause, AND buy ridiculously cute shoes! WHY are you still here?! :)