Wednesday, September 14, 2011

(Mostly) Made with Love Giveaway!

We've decided to do another giveaway here on the blog! I love doing these giveaways, because they allow our friends and family to give and, hopefully, to receive something back! You already have our gratitude, but I love to be able to give something tangible back as a way to say, "Thank you!"

For this giveaway, I went to our friends and to some generous strangers to ask for help. Every prize has been donated and a lot of them have been hand-crafted with love. Lots of Etsy sellers were happy to get involved and offer something for our giveaway, once they learned about our boys. Our boys are hard to refuse :)

So, here's what we have to offer. We will draw one winner for each prize, so there is an even greater opportunity that if you give, you are going to receive a great prize. We know that's not why you give, but it does make the giving even more fun!

Prize #1
A $35 gift certificate to Kelly's Creative Designs!
Kelly was super generous to offer such a great prize! She's also giving our family 10% of any sales we send her way and free shipping to our friends. Simply use code: ADOPTION11 at checkout!
Here's a sample of her work:

Prize #2
A personalized birth/adoption announcement block from Elephant Tales!
These are super cute and can be created to match your color scheme. Here's my favorite:

Prize #3
In keeping with hand-crafted nursery decor V T Designs is offering any item of the winner's choice from her Etsy shop!
I love this one, but they're all super cute!

Prize #4
Hidden in My Heart is donating one of her amazing pieces of scripture art!
You should have a look around her store. The winner will receive an 8x10 print of their choosing!
I love the style of these prints!

Prize #5
Allison at Love Blooms Eternal makes these great pendants!
The winner can pick whichever pendant they would like! I'm going to have one made that says, "Mother" in the boys' native language! 
Here's a custom piece with a photo.

Prize #6
A candle of the winner's choice from Celebrating Home!
These smell great and look pretty, too! Anything you order from the link above, we'll receive 50% of the proceeds from!
Here's my favorite candle:
Baked Apple Pie!

Prize #7
2:12 Designs is run by a local Mom, who is super creative! She's donating a custom made invite/announcement to the winner, as well as 50% of any orders placed when you let her know you found 2:12 Designs here on our blog, until the giveaway ends.
Here's the adoption announcement she created recently!
(I can't wait to have her create our adoption announcements!)

Prize #8
5 brand new size medium Fuzzi Bunz Diapers from my friend, Rebecca.
If you're interested in ordering Fuzzi Bunz, you can contact Rebecca by emailing her at!
Thanks, Rebecca :)

Prize #9
My friend, Daniell, wanted to get in on this giveaway, too!
She just started selling Thirty-One bags and she's donating a Thermal Tote and 20% of the profits from our catalog party. You can order here! No codes necessary.
I love this pattern!

Prize #10
Last, but not least my friend, Dana from Pampered and Posh is donating a super cute backpack!
There's more to come from Dana and if you're interested, you can read how we met here!
She's also decided to give our family 25% of any sales we send her way, just use the code RhodesAdoption in the notes when you check out.
I love this little monkey waving, "Hello!"

Please, show these businesses your support by taking the time to shop at their stores! They have all been more than generous and encouraging of our efforts to bring our boys home!

Okay, how to enter...

1. Make a donation of $10 or more using the chip-in! 
Every $10 gets you 3 entries into the giveaway!

2. Share on facebook, twitter, your blog, or other social media.
Earn one entry (per day) for each time that you share.
You will need to leave a comment here when you share, so I can get you entered.

3. Follow our blog. If you don't already, you can earn a free entry by following this blog.

4. Check out Meredith's Miracle and become a follower over there and you'll earn a free entry.

5. Make a purchase at any of the sites listed above and you'll earn 2 entries for every purchase!
Just come here and leave a comment saying what you purchased and from whom. I will verify your order and get you entered to win!

Nothing too difficult. Let's see, if we can raise the money we need to get our boys home.

Thank you to everyone who has given and who will give.
We appreciate you!

Please, continue to pray for us and our boys while we are apart from each other.

P.S. This is our 100th post here on the blog!
Thanks for reading!


  1. I donated and shared on face book. I'll go look at the shops after the kids are in bed :)
    I hope you're able to raise all the money that you need!

  2. I donated and shared on FB :) Good luck!

  3. I don't know if I will be able to donate by October 2nd, but I posted your link on my facebook and twitter account. I hope this helps :) Tonya Bredamus

  4. Thanks, Tonya! It does help and we're so thankful every time someone shares our story :)

  5. I subscribed to your blog and also to Meredith's Miracle.

  6. I just donated and I have shared on Facebook!