Psalm: 90:09- We spend our years as a tale that is told


Monday, January 16, 2012

Letter of The Month: G-Gold parties, Goat Soap, Grants and a Girly Dress!

     As we continue our next phase in reaching our fundraiser goals we ask that you continue to pass our blog along and pray for us.  We are amazed at how far we have come in such a short period of time! I hope you are just as excited as we are for these new opportunities and I have some more coming up in February that are in the works (so to speak)! Thank you in advance for your support. Every time we look at our new picture of Talia we are given the strength to persevere. We know she needs us and we can not wait to have her in our arms at home.

1. Gold, Gold!

       Yes you heard me! Gold parties! Have a credit card bill to pay down from the holidays? Or an adoption bill due? Some extra money for a vacation or a new purse that you have had your eye on? Everyone can surely use just a little bit more in their wallets these days. Do you know how much gold is going for? A lot and I mean a lot! Even broken jewelery, old high school or college rings, broken chains etc. can be sold.  So this is the perfect time to go through your  drawers and do some early spring cleaning. There will be a few ways that people can help us with the gold parties. My father a licensed, certified jeweler for 44  years and pays the highest possible for your old broken or unwanted gold. He uses a Delaware County certified scale. My dad was so kind to offer his help and time to bring home his 2nd granddaughter. Here are some options to get involved in the gold rush!

1. Host a gold party fundraising event in Talia's honor at your house. As an incentive, receive 10% of the total amount sold that evening. The difference between the hostess and the amount paid out goes to Talia's fund.

Here are the following locations where the parties can be hosted.
  • North Carolina: Charlotte or surrounding areas
  • Pennsylvania: Delaware, Chester or Montgomery County
  • New Jersey: Southern New Jersey
  • Delaware: New Castle County
2. If you live close to Boothwyn, Pennsylvania you can take your gold in to my father's store, Morris Jewelers on your own time Tuesday-Friday 11:00 am-4:00 pm.  Just mention my name or blog. You can also e-mail me at and I can set you up with a time if you need to meet later.

3. Attend one of the gold parties being hosted in the Charlotte, NJ or Philly area and get money for your gold!

4. If you live out of state and want to be a part of the gold rush for Talia e-mail me as my dad has helped people out of state as well!

So you get money for your gold and we get the amount that my dad would receive at no cost to you. You help bring Talia home by selling your gold! If you have any questions please contact me. FYI -- gold prices change daily.

If you would like further information about how to host a gold party, please e-mail me and I will then provide you with a document that includes ideas to make your party successful! It is super easy: invite some friends, pick a date and have fun! We are so excited about these parties! This is a great opportunity for anyone but also fundraising families of course!

2. Goat Soap.,.not just any goat soap but the one featured in "O" magazine and the 'Today Show". We still have soap..order some today!

   Thank you to the Jones family for letting us sell their amazing soap for a fundraiser. The scents are divine and you will notice such a difference in your skin. I sold them at a few fundraising parties and they were a hit! Here are the ones I currently have in stock.

Scents-$6 per bar (50% goes to Talia)
Oatmeal, milk & honey-One word, "yummy" and yes it smells like cookies!
Lavender-nothing more relaxing then the smell of lavender. This is one of their best sellers!
Purity (Unscented)-Great for the tiniest of babies and especially those with eczema or sensitive skin. 
Ocean-Bring back those memories of sunny days at the seashore
Black Raspberry-with one smell you will feel like you just picked a basket of berries. A favorite of  little girls!
Honeysuckle-Smells just like the vine in your backyard with a hint of Jasmine
Luv Spell-Very feminine and smells just like Victoria Secret scent
Pink Sugary-Sweet and looks like a treat! Since I am a sugar addict this is my favorite! It looks like a brownie!

Nautical-Soap for the man in your life!
Clean cotton-Perfect to keep in your drawers and use when needed or keep in your guest bathroom!

Ingredients: Raw goat milk; Saponified natural fats, coconut oil, soy bean oil; Natural color, Fragrance (phthalate and paraben free)

These handmade creamy bars of soap are 6 ounces and made from goats on the Jones farm. If giving as a gift they even come with an environmental friendly bag  hand stamped with the scent! I have 100 in stock!

Free shipping if you live close to me in the Charlotte area or Delaware County, Pa. Otherwise here are the additional S & H charges by USPS. They are super heavy!

1-5 bars- $5.35
6-12 bars-$10.95
Over 12 bars-free shipping

Just $6 a bar!

E-mail me first at with your order, # of soaps and scents with your name, mailing address and e-mail address and I will then give you payment instructions.

This video showcases the Jones family and their hard work to make these incredible long lasting soaps.  (In order to hear it you will have to put my playlist at the bottom of my blog on pause)

3. Grants

      We are in the process of applying  for adoption grants and the paperwork is grueling (I thought compiling an international dossier was hard!) Besides all the paperwork the process is very thought provoking and has brought up a lot of emotions and beliefs that I held true for many years. The Christian grant applications encompass your thoughts on Jesus, God, the Holy Spirit, reasons for adopting and family life. It really has us delving into the bible for answers and the truth. Please pray for the Holy spirit to guide us through this process.

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express (Romans 8:26)

And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever-- the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. (John 14:16-17)

4. A Little Girl's dress
      Just in time for Valentine's Day! My dear friend Robin is making a dress (size 2/3) for me to auction off. I will be posting more details in the coming week. I am so excited to see the dress as know it will be absolutely beautiful and the donation from the silent auction will go directly to Talia's adoption fund. Thank you Robin! Now get sewing...haha!

     This past week was a hard one for us as we received some devastating news on Harper's teeth and the expenses are great.  Since Harper has a heart condition we need to do the dental surgeries as soon as possible which coincides with our adoption expenses. She will go under general anesthesia for the work which of course makes us even more nervous. We know through God all things are possible but this was the first time where I was really worried that I might have to chose one daughter over another. There is a big chance that even if we receive all our paperwork from China by April we would have to delay travel to Talia until we come up with the funds. Obviously, this makes our stomach turn but there is a reason for everything and we trust God's plan. But just when I started to get down He picked me up with some great ideas and new fundraising opportunities!

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