Monday, September 12

our adoption fundraiser: one sweet love - bundle #1

today is a day that i have been planning for a long time. a day that has been prayed over, people that have been lifted up to the Lord with thanksgiving for their hearts to donate for this fundraiser.

i think i have been pretty clear that we have taken a big leap of faith financially with moving forward with our adoption. we could have easily been a family who had a heart for adoption but never had those extra thousands of dollars to take that next step. we didn't want to be caught there. caleb and i were both pretty sure that we might ever have those extra thousands of dollars. but that didn't change our hearts. it didn't change what we have been called to do. it didn't change the amount of money needed. it just reminded us that this is big. but HE is bigger.

i debated for a while what i would call this little fundraiser here. i tossed some things around but i kept coming back to this:
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when i pray for this baby, not knowing what gender he or she will be, not knowing what their birth story will be, not knowing about their precious birth mother, i just always pray for our sweet little love. our heart aches for knowing this child and calling them our own. our hope is in Christ that He will bring our baby to us sooner than later. that He will be our comfort in the waiting and that He will show himself faithful as the great provider.

packages have rolled in throughout the summer, every time i opened one i wanted to keep it for myself. wait, that's not what i was supposed to say. for real, every time i opened one i swelled with gratitude. THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts to each of you who gave. to each of you who is playing this part in brining our baby home.

and now to each of you, i ask that you would consider giving.

give a little, give a lot. give what you can. give in Jesus name.

the fine print:

all of these items were donated by the shops and persons listed. these giveaways are open to US residents only. please feel free to give and donate no matter where you live but prize bundles will be shipped to US winners only. everyone can enter this giveaway once by leaving a comment here. please leave your name as this comment. after that? $10 per comment/entry. click on over on my sidebar on the "donate" button and donate through paypal. donate $20 leave 2 comments. donate $100 leave 10 comments. got it? ***please leave your email address with at least one of your donation comments so i can contact you if you win*** each winner will be chosen using random.org and announced on thursday, september 22nd.

also, if you want to donate $50, for example, you can leave a comment on each post for one chance to enter to win. or leave 5 comments on one. mix it up however you please.

now, prepared to be blown away by these bundles. mmmkay.

here is bundle number one:

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items included in lovely bundle #1:

rose camera bag in moss: jo totes
$50 shop credit: wild olive
complete blog design makeover: life made lovely designs
whatever print: in His grace
don't hold back print: nan lawson
macaroon print: dear machine
tote bag and zippered pouch: hanmade things
camera canvas painting: paint me a picture
bird cage necklace and 2 flower bobby pins: like the rain
by your side (two chairs) print: michelle maule
rejoice framed art: name your joy
doily and pennat bunting: a cottage life

not pictured above but included in this giveaway is:

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"The winner will get to make all the other photographers jealous as they break the land speed record with their lighting quick editing skill using the product of his or her choice from the Totally Rad! store."

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come back throughout the day today. there will be a new bundle posted every couple hours. a total of five bundles of fabulousness.

these giveaways will be open until wednesday, september 21st at midnight.
that's ten days. ten days of giving. ten days of praying. ten days of thankfulness.

THANK YOU.

and one more thing…

please share this with others!
tweet it, blog it, facebook, email.

grab the button and spread the word.

one sweet love




catch ya in a couple hours. you won't wanna miss these.

129 comments:

  1. I follow your blog and will post your button friend!
    xoxo

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  2. the "one sweet love" title just makes my heart swell. so so so so cool to see people band together to support your heart's calling. oh, Lord, divide and multiply as you did the loaves and fishes.

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  3. i follow you & am praying for you :)

    erika
    rougeandwhimsy.blogspot.com
    rougeandwhimsy@gmail.com

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  4. What a wonderful idea to raise money! And, what a blessing for all of the beautiful things that were donated!! Love you!!
    xoxo

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  5. And this is why I love this blogging community...
    Praying for major increase and favor on your family, my friend.

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  6. keely steger.
    awesome giveaway for an awesome cause!

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  7. Love this!

    Love being a part of this!

    Love your sweet family!

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  8. I follow your blog and just posted the button

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  9. sarah
    sbchamp15@yahoo.com

    and i love this idea! i hope your family is blessed in great ways through this!

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  10. what a great bundle! best wishes - i hope this giveaway brings in a lot of donations for you!

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  11. This is so exciting!!! I follow you1r blog of course.
    DanaLKRoh@gmail.com

    http://nestofkrohs.blogspot.com

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  12. How exciting! Good luck to you!

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  13. I follow you & I'm praying this will be a huge blessing!

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  14. Love it!! Good luck!!
    tracyjablonski@gmail.com

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  15. tiffany kraght

    congrats to your family, what a blessing!

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  16. this is awesome and a great cause! :)

    becca reddig

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  17. good luck to you and your family! praying for you guys! i hope you raise lots of money! :)


    xoxo,
    Zoe Procknow

    www.shopsealedwithakiss.blogspot.com

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  18. In honor of my beautiful daughter Sarah Lee Sprague's birthday.

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  19. I will drool over that camara bag for days! :)
    katie phillips
    katiekathrynann@gmail.com

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  20. Such a great idea!
    Rachel Whitten
    colorfulnestproject@gmail.com

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  21. Love this giveaway!
    Jessica Thomas
    wifecon@uncon.net

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  22. love how the LORD is going to use all this goodness to bring a sweet baby to your home!

    xo,
    Ally

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  23. this is awesome :) i cant wait to adopt!!

    rebekahhavens@davisny.edu

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  24. this is wonderful.... absolutely wonderful!
    praying for your sweet little one!!!
    xoxoxox

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  25. A jo tote?! yes! So excited you are able to have such support during this journey!

    stephanie@walshfam.org

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  26. I am so excited for your family! ambrerose at(aol) dot(com)

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  27. would LOVE this!
    Megan B
    mboden@kc.rr.com

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  28. Crazy giveaways!!

    May God bless your family on this amazing journey of adoption. You guys are a living testament to putting all trust in God and taking a leap of faith.

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  29. Praying for you and your family as you are on this journey! myriahmae@yahoo.com

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  30. I love that “whatever” print so so much!

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  31. Well this is just plain old awesome.
    Praying for y'alls adoption!

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  32. thorpe.maria@gmail.com
    beautiful!

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  33. I love how the Lord is going to use all of this wonderfulness to bring a sweet little baby into your family!

    Amanda
    ohmandie7@yahoo.com

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  34. sending lots of thoughts and prayers for that special baby!

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  35. Praying with you and your family for your newest little. GREAT give-a-way! I hope I win!

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  36. so with a donation you get to enter again, right?

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  37. What an awesome giveaway! Now I have to decide which bundle to try for! Thanks!

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  38. you know me. leslie. wow, danielle. it must have taken you hours to assemble and list all this wonderful stuff. what generous contributors you have! amazing. already.

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  39. This is a great bundle. I'm happy for your decision to open up and get help from others.

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  40. Second post for donation.
    jdhweir@yahoo.com

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  41. Many blessings to you my friend!!! I pray that lots and lots of people donate including myself. So honored to be a small little part of this for your family.

    I'm pretty excited about this bundle!! Excited!!

    andreaworley@live.com

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  42. I think this one is my favorite! Very sweet!

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  43. Wow, great bundles! So many awesome donations!
    Alima
    atd527@gmail.com

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  44. 2nd post for donation. my paypal email is different than the one above (vanillabeanbakeshop@gmail.com) just in case you are matching the donations with the comments.

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  45. hard to decide where to put my last comment, but i cant stop looking at this one :)

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  46. this is all so great.
    melissa
    mslink89 @ gmail

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  47. Really cool! I worked my way 'backwards' through your giveaway bundles. They are AWESOME! Your sponsers are awesome. ~Cindy~

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  48. aly allen :) let's bring your precious little one home!!

    alysonrallen@gmail.com

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  49. and here's to one more

    alysonrallen@gmail.com

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  50. I love reading your beautiful blog!
    Allyson

    dayne.urban@gmail.com

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  51. I love the color scheme on this one!
    Rachel Andersen
    thechattymommy@optonline.net

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  52. I made a donation and am committed to praying for your family.
    Rachel Andersen
    rachelandersen@optonline.net -my paypal account.
    thechattymommy@optonline.net- the account I use with my blog.
    I made a comment on one of the other giveaways and forgot to write my name- but The Chatty Mommy is me!

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  53. Everything is so, so pretty!! Always praying for your beautiful family!
    Becky
    wvmommyoftwo@aol.com

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  54. megcotroneo@gmail.com

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  55. i have a huge heart for adoption as well! praying for your future child!

    jamie
    jamie@owlreally.com

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  56. Praying for your family and your sweet baby!

    squirmywormstudio(at)gmail(dot)com

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  57. Kelli Blinn
    kellisblinn at gmail dot com

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  58. My daughter will be adopting someday, so I wish you all the best!
    gail

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  59. Ana Brightful
    anabrightful at yahoo dot com

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  60. I've adopted twicw, and friends are everything.

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  61. i donated $40 and this is comment 1 of 4. love u!

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  62. Beautiful!!!!!
    Christine Stanton
    christine.noel.stanton@gmail.com

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  63. Oh goodness. I read these in reverse order and now I am SWOONING over this first one. Eep!

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  64. I love it all, and adoption! We are in the middle of it too :)
    allison merwin
    allisonlovesflowers@gmail.com

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  65. I love it all, and adoption! We are in the middle of it too :)
    allison merwin
    allisonlovesflowers@gmail.com

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  66. Aww.. I love the title. Best wishes!
    Melissa Huie

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  67. I think this one's my favorite. :)

    melissahuie@gmail.com

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  68. Allie Reid! This is an amazing way to earn money for your adoption! I pray that you will get enough!
    allie.reid96@gmail.com

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  69. I am breaking my comments for my donation into two of the giveaways. Hope that's okay. This one is awesome!

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  70. Good luck! Your packages are immense and amazing! I hope you raise a lot of money for these! I'll share it with others as well. sneakfuzz@hotmail.com

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  71. i'll start sharing these giveaways on facebook. can't wait to see your baby! :)

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  72. This button is now on my blog :)

    Cerrisse Wood

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  73. making my donation! (and drooling over that camera bag!

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  74. Wow, thanks, this is great!

    Tammy Johnson

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  75. Going to post about your fundraiser on my blog soon - thatmamagretchen.blogspot.com, you're in my prayers!
    Gretchen
    thatmamagretchen@gmail.com

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  76. Love this giveaway and I'll post about your fundraiser soon! I hope you get lots of donations! BTW I've been wanting that camera bag FOREVER!

    xoxo

    aidensmom112@gmail.com

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  77. What an amazing giveaway! I have donated and spread the news on facebook.


    kah12905@ymail.com

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  78. I donated $20 so here is my 2nd comment. I will be making this journey myself in a few years so I can't help but support yours. God Bless sweetie!

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  79. donated. i am excited to watch this all play out. God is Good!
    xxO
    kelly
    flywithmeblog@gmail.com

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  80. Wow. Just....wow! What an amazing giveaway....a what great big hearts these other bloggers have! :)

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  81. amazing prizes! i hope you meet your goal!
    taraz9 at excite dot com

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  82. i so, so, so want to get this one... Jo Totes?? YES PLEASE! :) xoxo

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  83. I just donated under: invitingmoments@hotmail.com, but can be best reached at aleigh0626@gmail.com.

    This is a great bundle!

    Thank you!

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  84. amazing bundle. :) love how people have come through for YOUR soon to be bundle!!

    Jennifer
    mrsmurray16@hotmail.com

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  85. Love this bundle!

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  86. Seriously, love that camera bag.

    jessi7303@yahoo.com

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  87. donation done and done. (i mean, duh.)

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  88. I die at all the fabulous in this bundle!
    allisongarrett8@gmail.com

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  89. What a wonderful bundle! So excited for you all!
    Renee Vielleux

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  90. Debra Lee
    Praying for you and your family!

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  91. Praying for your journey!
    In Christ, Rebekah

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  92. Love this blog, love your adorable family and I really freaking love that camera bag lol

    xoxo
    brhea
    brhea.koneman@gmail.com

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  93. I am posting all of my comments on bundle 1 because I LOVE the camera bag and all of the other awesome goodies.

    xoxo
    brhea
    brhea.koneman@gmail.com

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  94. I hope you get LOTS of donations :)

    xoxo
    brhea.koneman@gmail.com

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  95. Last one ;) Goooo One Sweet Love!

    xoxo
    brhea.koneman@gmail.com

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  96. Hope you're able to raise LOTS of baby-lovin' money from this, girl! :) so wonderful.

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  97. I love reading your blog and pray that this will be a huge success!
    caroline_eenigenburg@yahoo.com

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  98. Just donated. Blessings!
    caroline_eenigenburg@yahoo.com

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  99. Again, thank you for your obedience to God's call on your life. Wish I could do more.

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  100. Hello, I love this blog, and your smile is contagious!

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  101. Hello,
    I donated $10 to your adoption fund. Please let me know if you do not see a payment from this email address: beforeverlovely{at}gmail.com. Thanks!

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  102. You have such a beautiful heart. Best to you all.

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  103. I found you randomly and have been reading ever since. Good luck!!

    Alyssa
    winkphotobooths@me.com

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  104. I donated to your adoption fund. I hope you reach your goal! This was a great idea! Good things happen to good people!

    Alyssa
    winkphotobooths@me.com

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  105. Can't wait to meet the little one (s)!!

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  106. This is my favorite bundle! I'm loving all these though and hope you've had a great response in donations!

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  107. I've donated $10. It's under the email lindsaygirl[at]gmail.com, but you can actually contact me at lindsay.conner[at]gmail.com. Yeay! Best to you :)

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  108. i love this bundle!!! the colors are my fav!! :)

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  109. Came over from Flower Patch Farmgirl and so glad I did. Praying for your family as you go onward in this journey to bring your One Sweet Love home.
    canooten@hotmail.com

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