Wednesday, August 18

Gigantic Giveaway! {YAY!}

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It's a Gigantic Giveaway !

A $331.95 Value- This basket is filled to the brim with unique items that have been generously donated to benefit our travel costs to Ethiopia, Africa in October.

Here's what's in the basket!

Ethiopia map pendant by Life a bit sweeter ($20 Value)
Map of Ethiopia on glass pendant. The pendant measures 2" x 2" and are packaged with a 16" silver-plated snake chain. Front of pendant: Country Map   Back of pendant: Text reads "147 Million Orphans Minus One"  Follow this families adoption journey at www.lifeabitsweeter/

This set of 4 Ethiopia themed 3/4 inch glass marble magnets are sure to spruce up your fridge, file cabinet or where ever! It includes one silhouette of Africa with a heart over Ethiopia, one silhouette of Ethiopia, one Ethiopian Flag, and one Ethiopian star.  (Plus some really cute glass thumb tacks too!)

Safari Zoo Bib, Wipe Case and Pacifier Holder by New Life Artworks ($20 Value)
This super cute set is made with designer 100% cotton fabrics.  Bib and pacifier holder are machine washable.  Makes a great gift!

Let Love Grow Coffee Cuff  by Love Psalm 21  ($10 Value)
This re-usable coffee cuff features a sweet, little tree (Oatmeal with orange tree)  All 'Let Love Grow' products come with a beautiful hang tag ready for gift giving.

Sterling Silver Disc bracelet made by Heather Curry. Adopting Ainsley is donating 25% of purchases made in August to our travel costs when you mention "The Mathews Family" at checkout!  (THANKS GUYS!)

Africa Onesie AND an ADOPT AFRICA Magnet from One Chosen ($15 Value)
Brown safari animals silk screened in the shape of Africa on yellow Laughing Giraffe onesie. 100% Cotton.

Roasted Ethiopian Coffee (1 lb) from Wild Cat Coffee  ($12 Value)
Wildcat Coffee Company is a small coffee roasting company that offers organic farm gate roasted-to-order coffee.

Super cute white terry cloth bib with Africa/Frog applique.  AND...Please visit Adopt Africa's website and check out her digital blog designs.  Super creative blog headers, buttons and more!

"Enat" Pendant by Dos Bestios by ($20)
"Enat" means Mother in Amharic. Black and White pendant measures 7/8” x 7/8” this pendant comes with a silver bail and is finished with glaze.  Comes in a matching gift tin

Little Africa Teething Toy ($12 Value)
Little Sapling Toys make wood teethers, organic blocks, Montessori toys, safe infant and toddler toys, modern rocking horses, traditional rattles and more - eco friendly and made in USA these organic wood toys are natural, eco-friendly toys AND... They Plant a tree for every toy sold!

Vintage Map  Sterling Necklace  by DLK Designs ($41 Value) 

 Round pendant measures approximately .75 of an inch. Each pendant comes with an 18 inch sterling silver ball chain.

Simply Love T-Shirt ($24.95 Value)
Front:  "SIMPLY LOVE"  (in red) with Africa Design.  Back:  Stamped Style Font:  "MAN UP!  Protect and love the fatherless" In Army Green Color.  These T-Shirts are Unisex fit!  Super soft roomy and comfy

One less Orphan..." T-shirt from Sewn in my heart
   ($20.00 Value)
This custom design t-shirt  says: "One less orphan without a family tree"
You can read more about this  family and their adoption process on their blog:  Flip Flops and lip gloss!

Cute Lavender Bib (100% cotton) Africa Applique front/ flannel material on the back (not pictured)

Africa Note Cards by Sugar Britches  ($6 Value)
These cards have Africa on them and Ethiopia is highlighted with a little heart. The paper is mounted on Kraft card stock. The measurements are 4"x5.5". The inside of the card is blank

"Fly" Pendant by Crimson Cat Studios  ($20)
This mixed media pendant was created on a domino!  A beautiful purple butterfly with with word "fly" with some pretty blue bling!  BEAUTIFUL!

Two BEAUTIFUL Fused Glass Pendants by Peace of Mind ($50 Value)
These are just beautiful!  Made with fused glass and metal, these pendants are gorgeous!  One is a seahorse stamped on white glass on a aqua glass background, the other, two pieces of melted glass (one a dragon fly) on a stamped metal back.  (See picture)  And don't forget to visit Peace of Mind on the web!

Here's how you enter this gigantic, super cool (THINK CHRISTMAS GIFTS!!!) Giveaway...
  1. Donate $5 (or more) to our adoption fund.  Each $5 donation buys your name in the bowl!
    (one entry per $5 donation)

    THEN.....IF YOU MAKE A DONATION:  (this is how you can get more chances to win)

    • BLOG about our giveaway (including links) and You get your name in the bowl AGAIN!

    • If you TWEET and or share about our giveaway on facebook....YOU GOT IT...You get your name in the bowl YET AGAIN!

    • AND last but NOT LEAST...if you follow our blog (right hand side) YOU GET your name in the bowl AGAIN!!! whoo-hoo!!!

    After you have made your donation and the various other added GET YOUR NAME IN THE BOWL choices...comment and tell us WHAT YOU DID.  Be sure to include your email so we can let you know when you win!! (POSITIVE THINKING!)

    This giveaway will go for one (1) WEEK Starting today (Wednesday at 5pm!)   That means it ends next Wednesday (Wednesday- August 25th at 5pm SHARP!)

    We will then (You guessed it) Pick a name from the BOWL!  (we will taken pictures and have a witness to verify PICK!)  and announce the winner via POSTING ON OUR BLOG and EMAIL.

    Thank you in advance from the bottom of our hearts for being a part of our giveaway!


  1. What a great giveaway and idea to raise funds! I just bought a shirt for my brother in law on his birthday and he loved it. We hope to start our adoption journey soon! I will be entering your giveaway for sure!!! Great cause and products!!!!

  2. very cool! amazing giveaway!

  3. Woo-hoo! Great fundraising idea. I am now following your blog and donated to the cause!

    Don't forget, everyone, shop from and 25% of sales goes to the Matthews family!!

  4. I love this giveaway. Totally donated and I already follow the blog. Now I'm off to post you on Facebook and my blog. Too fun. So glad your dates are coming soon!

  5. Wow!! What a great giveaway!! I just made a donation and I am now a follower of your blog! I love getting to meet other adoptive families!! So excited to follow your journey!!

  6. I'm loving this giveaway and praying that I WIN :) I just donate 2 entries, blogged about the giveaway (, FB about it and became a follower. Hope it helps and hope this is a great help in bringing your sweet one home!

  7. Just made 2 donation entries, posted on, Following you on blogger and posted on FB.

    frugalistafind @ gmail .com

  8. Made four donation entries, blogged on both my blogs, became an official follower (even though I read your blog on a regular basis ;0), and I put a link to your blog on facebook along with a status update! Thinking positive cause I would looove to win! I am gonna have my hubby do a blog post also because he has lots of followers that may help you spread the word!!!

  9. Amidst my crazy day I forgot my's

    Have a great day!!!!

  10. So excited things are moving right along for you guys!

    Donation 1 Entry

  11. I've donated, I've facebooked with a link to the giveaway, and I'm a follower! Hope you are able to get some good funds from this great giveaway!

  12. Donated x 3! Put on blog! Followed You! Put on Facebook!!! smithfamilyadoption (at) gmail (dot) com

  13. Donated and am now a follower!!! Happy travels on your journey to bring home your little girl!!!!

  14. Forgot my is