Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Lovely Little Whimsy: adoption necklaces & a giveaway!

Hey there. Thanks for all of the super encouraging thoughts and prayers!
I love this place and all of you :)
Which is why I have a gorgeous giveaway at the end of this post.
(Sorry, I'm no good at surprises.)
Anyway, Carina is one of my fave blog friends and she's making an appearance today.
She and her husband are adopting and get to meet their baby girl... SOON!
Check out her blog for sure. She's super fun, her kids are crazy cute, and she has a really lovely shop to boot.
I'll let her tell you about her new necklaces that are raising money for their adoption process.
I really hope you can support her sweet family.
Aaaaaaaaaand if you do happen to treat yourself (or someone special) to a lovely necklace...
You get extra giveaway entries.
So get your shop on!

Hello! I'm Carina and I blog over at a punk, a pumpkin and a peanut.
I am mama to three little rascals, lover of vintage and coffee and
chocolate, among other things.

For the last year, my husband and I have been waiting to adopt our fourth
baby. We have two biological boys, and one adopted, and feel so excited to be
adding to the sweet chaos that is our every day.
Two weeks ago we got the call that we'd been chosen to adopt a baby girl due this
And we are over the moon.
We know that God is already writing our love story with this little peach
and His hand is so evident in the details. You can read more about all of that 
here. The reality of adoption is that it takes a serious chunk of change to make it
happen. Like $25,000 when all is said and done.
We've saved and saved and had a little pancake breakfast to get the ball rolling,
but we are still well away from that number.
We are not ones to ask for something without offering something in return,
mostly because it makes us feel weird.
I've been making jewelry for my little etsy shop for the last few months and
after a lot of thought, I decided to design a few adoption necklaces to help make up
some of the difference.
I am dreaming big here: my goal is to sell 100. My dream is 200.
300 would knock our socks off and put a serious dent in that total.

 Would you consider helping us out?
Spread the word and buy a necklace (or two)...
you'll be helping us bring our baby home, supporting adoption
and you'll even get something pretty in return!
And please come follow along on this super exciting journey -
it's sure to be an adventure!

And now for the totally rad giveaway! 
Carina is giving away this gorgeous necklace to one lucky winner. 
She has one just like it and loooooooves it :) 
You can enter by commenting on who you would give an adoption necklace to. 
Earn extra entries by: buying a necklace, tweeting, and following this blog. 
Winner announced Monday. 
May the odds be ever in your favor!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

**Linked up with Jami at Call Me Blessed**


  1. I think I would send the necklace to one of my bloggy friends who is going through a tough time right now <3

    Thanks for the great giveaway...and beautiful necklaces, Carina <3

  2. I'd definitely would send it to one of my friends :)

    Beautiful necklace!

  3. I would send it my friend who was adopted! It would be special and out of the blue

  4. I admire the valuable information you offer in your articles.

  5. I'd give one to a sweet friend of mine.

  6. Like Cami, I would give one to a blog friend who is struggling with infertility.

  7. I would give it to my friend, Anna, who actually adopted my granddaughter with her husband. We are part of a wonderful open adoption. They adopted a second, a boy, who was taken from them after more than two months. Horrible hard on them. They are trusting God.

  8. I would give it to the birthmom who chooses us for her baby =)

  9. I would send it to one of my friends :)

  10. I would give it to one of my sisters. :)

    Great giveaway, btw, what a good cause! :)

  11. I would give it to one of my friends who is adopting! I have so, so, so many friend in the adoption community, so it would be hard to choose who, but definitely one of them! :)

  12. I would probably send it to my sister :)

  13. I have a few friends in mind for such a cute necklace!

  14. Adorable necklace! Love the pink and, I think it would go nicely with outfits I already have! :)

  15. I would give the necklace to my sister. She has been trying for 5 years to have child and I think this necklace will give her strength and a reminder that God will one day bless her with a beautiful child even if its through adoption!

  16. I could imagine quite a few girlfriends who might love a necklace.

  17. I would probably give it to one of my daughters. I've already bought one for my oldest daughter. :)

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