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


Monday, May 28, 2012

Invoices have been sent & vendors being contacted!


     We are contacting vendors this weekend so expect your items to ship out with in the next 2 weeks. If it is a custom item we have asked the vendors to reach out to you in the coming week!

     Thank you everyone! We are so gratefully to everyone that bid, donated, prayed and shared! Thanks to your generosity Todd is leaving Friday, June 8th for China! I will be posting about the trip and all the details this Tuesday!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The auction has ended! Thank You!

Okay I will post the winner's name under the picture of the item by this evening. Please give us three days to get all the invoices out. My little one needs some love and attention! If I have your e-mail you will get an invoice by Monday night and will have a few ways to pay. If I do not have your e-mail and you think you have won then please e-mail me at with your e-mail address so I can send you an invoice. After you receive the invoice you have 48 hrs. to pay. Please don't  pay until you receive the invoice or have talked with me about it! We just have a system in place that works very efficiently!

Thank you all so much! That was fast and fun! Our totals look very good so far!!! We feel very blessed and are floored by your generous hearts! Overwhelmed actually! It looks like Talia will be coming home in a few weeks! I know you are all anxiously awaiting to see the final numbers but we will not be posting until all items have been paid and Paypal has taken its cut! We also have to wait for the money to get dispersed from Lifesong.
Should we go over the estimated amount we need to pay for our final adoption fees and in China expenses the donations will be divided in the following ways:
  • Todd & Talia's plane tickets as they are sky high now
  • Medical supplies for Talia's orphanage-they need medicines, clothes, vitamins, blankets, etc. We will buy them here and Todd will deliver them to the orphanage in China
  • Post Placement reports -China requires five years of post placement reports.
  • An account for Talia's medical care. We know we were knee deep with medical bills the first few months when Harper came home. Right now Talia has 4 big specialist appointments and an array of tests lined up for when she comes home. We also aren't sure if she will need surgery right away on her heart.
  • Donation to Grace & Hope foundation (Talia is sponsored by them) to  help sponsor a child that needs life saving surgery and a family to care for them.
  • Blessing other adoptive families that need the last funds to bring their children home.
All donations can still be done via Paypal on the right side of my blog where I get the funds immediately or you can do a tax deferred donation by clicking right above this post "Lifesong for Orphans". You can pay with a credit, debit or paypal account. A receipt should be e-mailed to you with in a few hours of paying.

Thank you everyone!!!!


8:59 now

Item #105: Oriental Bloom Bracelet-White

The final Item! A white fabric called "Oriental Bloom". Talia's Chinese name means "Graceful and elegant flower"!

Wooden bracelet covered in fabric-part of the "Orphaned No More" Campaign

John 14:18 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.

Children's Sizes: Just specify age
Women's Sizes available: Small, Medium, Large and XL

Minimum Starting Bid: $4
S & H: $3.00

Item #104: Oriental Blooms Bracelet-Blue

A few more beaded fabric bracelets! Beautiful red poppy flowers on a blue background!

 Children's Sizes: Just specify age
 Women's Sizes available: Small, Medium, Large and XL

From the "Orphaned No More" Bracelet Campaign

Minimum Starting Bid: $4.00
S & H: $3.00

Item #103: Cinderella Baby Doll-Animator's Collection

Disney Animators' Collection Cinderella Doll -- 16'' H 
A new doll for your princess!

Winner - Disney Family Fun Magazine 2011 Toy of the Year Award
Winner - The National Parenting Center 2011 Seal of Approval Award

Celebrating the heritage of classic Disney animation, these young renditions of your favorite Disney Princesses were created under the guidance of the Walt Disney Animation Studio's most renowned talents, bringing the characters to life in the most creative and authentic way possible.

  • Cinderella wears a blue dress with sheer puff sleeves and intricate brocade detailing
  • Satin sash
  • Delicate lace trim on socks and dress hem
  • Molded shoes
  • Includes plush mouse friend Jaq with embroidered features
  • Inspired by Walt Disney's animated classic Cinderella
  • Comes in collector's display box featuring character sketches by the animators
  • Plastic/polyester
  • 16'' H
Minimum Starting Bid: $12
S & H: $5.00

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Item #102: Princess Bow

     In celebration of our Travel Approval and seeing that dreams do come true! The bow designer "Yogi & Cecil's Clippy Creations" reached out to us and is donating another fabulous bow!!!

What is more darling then a big, pink, cinderella princess bow?!

Starting Bid: $4
S & H: $2.50

Auction Ends This Thursday, May 24th at 9:00 PM EST


On a side note many of you know that my closest cousin tragically passed away 2 1/2 years ago in a car accident and with that passing he has no doubt been apart of our lives by both of our girls paperwork red stamp dates from China are dated his death date. It was a huge sign for us. Well it only seems fitting that today we received our final approval from China, our TA, on his birthday. Dear Eddie, thank you for being our angel in heaven and bringing our girls to us! _____________________________________________________________________________

Just a reminder the bidding ends this Thursday, May 24th at 9:00 PM (EST). To view all 101 items scroll down the page and hit "Older Posts" Or you can go to the right side of this blog and you will see "Blog Archives".  Click on "May" to see a list of all the items and to keep tabs on when you are outbid. Get your bids in before 9:00 PM. Bid higher if you really want an item just in case someone quicker then you gets in at the very end! If you have any questions e-mail me at

We are able to provide  an avenue for tax deductible donations. As a reminder after you receive an invoice from me that you are the winner (you bid the highest for an item by 9:00 pm) you have 48 hrs. to pay via credit or debit card. Should you not pay with in that time frame the item goes to the next highest bidder.

Have fun, bid and share our blog address!!!
Let's bring this baby girl home! 

Item #101: Box of Goat Soap-Surprise

     Everyone loves the smell of goat soap and now this surprise box of a variety of scents can be arriving at your doorstep soon! It smells so good the mailman may just covet this box! Keep them all for yourself or hand some out as gifts.

-Six bars of the super creamy, 100% all natural,  long lasting "Oprah" endorsed soap. As seen on the Good Morning Show!

Since this is still a fundraiser a minimum bid of $22
S & H: Winner's Bid plus $5.50

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Item #9: Miracle Necklace Set

    A new #9! One Miracle Necklace Set! I had to bring this back a 2nd time in this auction as our journey to Talia is nothing short of a miracle and I wanted to give you all another chance to get your hands on this set!

This set does not come customized with a name like # 66 in our auction but it is still the same beautiful set! Inspired by my miracle girls!

Since this is still a fundraiser we need a minimum starting bid of $15

Jubilee Jewels

Monday, May 21, 2012

Item #100: Cinderella Jewelry Box-Harper's pick!

     My Harper bug has been constantly talking about Talia being "Cinderella" when she comes home so for our last item in honor of Talia we picked something close to all our hearts-an item from Disney! For all our dreams have come true with our two princesses, Harper Lily and Talia Mei! We hope their unique sister bond will help each of them to reach beyond the stars and for all of their hearts desires to come true! Of course we also hope and pray that their "hearts" can be completely healed and they can live a very long and healthy life.

The Cinderella classic music box plays the unforgettable tune,
"A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes"

  A child's tiniest treasures will be forever remembered in this
delicate Disney Princess Jewelry Box.

•Turn key on back and open lid to see tiny Cinderella figurine pirouette
•Mirrored interior lid with tower clock design
•Cinderella screen art covering
•Satin ribbon bow and trim
•Sparkling magic slipper charm
•Coated cardstock/plastic/polyester
•4'' H x 5'' W x 5'' D
Minimum Starting Bid: $4
S & H: $3.50

Item #99: Go Go Goldfish Custom Spot!!!!

     Due to the popularity of Go Go Goldfish their customs have been closed for some time now but Timberly generously opened up a spot just for Talia's auction! How sweet is she? We are just beyond excited for this auction item and know many of you will be as well!

    The spot is good for one custom piece or set.  Go Go Goldfish  will work with the winner via E-mail to discuss the details of the piece.  Winner can choose theme, colors, and size (sizes 6-12 months through 7/8 is available) I think  every mama would love the opportunity to create a custom dress for their child! What can be better then that and talk about a "one of a kind" keepsake! You can even have your child help create the outfit our her dreams!

Go Go Goldfish also has the Amazing rapunzel dress (just in case you needed a reminder Item # 25)

I'm a mama to 4 little ones ages 8, 6, 5, and 4...the youngest two were grown in my heart and adopted also!  I own Go! Go! Goldfish and make one of a kind creations for little ones!  My facebook link is:

-Timberly Sozio

Minimum Starting Bid: $25

Item #98: Stress Reduction Session-(Via Skype or in person)

I feel a sense of rest and relaxation coming on!

One Stress Reduction Hypnosis Session with Susan Loprete in person or via Skype!!!

You will love this! Susan is a dear friend of mine and is my "body healer"! Let all your worries be lifted as she does a relaxation session that will put you in a very tranquil state.

Susan is certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists, the oldest and largest hypnosis organization of its kind.  Susan is a also a certified 5-Path practitioner using age regression, forgiveness and parts mediation when appropriate. People receive hypnosis for a variety of reasons, typically they have a desire to make a positive change in life and would like to experience this change in a short period of time. Hypnosis is safe, relaxing and effective!

Value $150.00  approximately 90 minute session
Office: Kennett Square, PA
Minimum Starting Bid: $15

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Item #97: Box of Surprise Hair Bows by ZooNique Baby

    I love surprises and I love girls hair bows! So this is definitely my type of item! You are bidding on a box of fabulous hair bows! I can just see a little girl opening up this box or a "mama to be" and squealing with delight!

    In addition to the hair bows,  ZooNique Baby,  has donated a butterfly ribbon hanger to display all your new girly bows!

Unique, Family Focused, Earth Friendly Designs-crafted cloth diapers, baby care accessories, clothing, hair accessories and more!

We are certainly a ZooNique family. With 5 children in the home, there is non-stop excitement (ZOO), and the rainbow of personality means non-stop entertainment too (UNIQUE)! We are Family Focused both in our home and with our business, and while we take our commitment to our customers very seriously, our family is always our first priority. We are outdoor loving, animal cuddling, adventure hunting and do all with a contagious enthusiasm....just ask our friends! We believe everyone has a chance to make a difference in someone else’s life and we demonstrate that by giving back in the ways we feel most led. We challenge you to do the same!

Retail value: $60 and up
$10 Minimum Starting Bid

Item #96: Black Lucien Piccard Women's Ceramic Watch

    I know many of you love that pink watch well here is your chance to bid on a black one! Super sleek and modern!

Lucien Piccard Ladies Black Ceramic Watch. Measures Approximately 8 Inches In Length And 1 And 11/16 Of An Inch In Width. Features Stainless Steel Backing, Sapphire Crystal, Water Resistant Up To 5 Atm (165 ft), Japanese Movement And Has An Adjustable Deployant Buckle Closure.

The pink version is Item #86 in the auction

Minimum Starting Bid: $35

Item #95: Men's Diamond Band

     Maybe it is time for your husband to upgrade his ring! This could be a Father's Day like no other! 

10 (10 pt) brilliant round cut diamonds set in a channel white gold band.  The heavy solid band is simple and enduring with rounded edges for comfortable wear and the diamonds are incredible.

Total Ct. weight:  1.00 Ct.  
Color: D/E/F
Clarity: VS1/SI1

Should you want a matching set for you and your lady you can find it on Item #94!

Written Appraisal Included for Value: $950
Minimum Starting Bid: $200

Donated by Morris Jewelers

Item #94: Ladies Diamond Band

     Beautiful Ladies Diamond Ring! Exquisite to say the least! The Band has 12 (5 pt.) genuine round cut brilliant diamonds set in a solid 14kt white gold channel set mounting. The diamonds are G-H color and SI1 clarity. This is going to be a gorgeous ring for one lucky lady!

Matching Men's Diamond Ring is item #95 in this auction
Written Appraisal Included (Value of ring) $750
Minimum Starting Bid: $150

If you have any questions about the jewelry please e-mail me:

Donated by: Morris Jewelers

#93: Fabric Beaded Bracelet-Pink, Green & White

Beautiful made to order fabric bracelets! Your choice of size from toddler to adult.

The fun bracelets are from the "Orphaned No More" bracelet campaign. Even though her daughter is now home my friend, Elisabeth, continues to makes the bracelets to help other fundraising families. Made from wooden beads and then hand stitched with fabric. 

You can find the other available colors here: #91 & #92

Children's Sizes: Just specify age
Women's Sizes available: Small, Medium, Large and XL

This post is for a pink, white, green and black fabric bracelet. I love these bright colors! She calls it the "Elvis" fabric! I think it looks right out of a Lily Pulitzer catalog!

Minimum Starting Bid: $4
S& H: $3.00

Item #92: Fushia & White Beaded Bracelet

Black, White and Fushia beaded bracelet!  Beautiful for summer! I adore these bracelets and love the idea of the bracelet campaign too! They help bring home children from all around the world to their forever families.

You can find the other available colors on this auction: # 91 & #93

Children's Sizes: Just specify age
Women's Sizes available: Small, Medium, Large and XL

Part of the "Orphaned No More" campaign
Minimum Starting Bid: $4
S & H: $3

Item #91: Brown & Orange Fabric Bracelet-choose size

Brown, Orange & Turquoise fabric beaded bracelet!  Can be made for a child or adult. Perfect accessory for your summer and fall wardrobe!

You can find the other available colors on this auction: # 92 & #93

Children's Sizes: Just specify age
Women's Sizes available: Small, Medium, Large and XL

Part of the "Orphaned No More" campaign

Minimum Starting Bid: $4
S & H: $3.00

#82: Chinese "Love" Bloomers-6 months-4T

Embroidered Chinese character "Love" baby bloomers!!! Adorable for your baby girl or toddler from China!

-Choice of color for personalized name and Chinese character

Please note: Sizes for diaper covers are as follows:
 0-6 mo. up to 18 lbs = Size 1
6-12 mo. up to 22lbs = Size 2
12-18 mo. up to 26 lbs = Size 3
18-24 mo. up to 29 lbs = Size 4
3T up to 34 lbs = Size 5
4T up to 38 lbs = Size 6

Why is your store called "Lucy's Pocket?"
As a child, my favorite books were by Beatrix Potter- lush illustrations combined with wonderful stories and whimsical characters. But my favorite story by far was that of The Tale of Mrs. Tiggywinkle. In the story, a forgetful little girl named Lucy loses three pocket handkins (hand-kerchiefs) and a pinny (pinafore) and goes looking for them. She comes across a hedgehog laundress, Mrs. Tiggywinkle, who finds them and returns the items to Lucy.

I think the world would be a kinder and sweeter place if we still carried "handkins" and wore "pinnies." So, in my own little way-- monogramming tea towels for ladies and embroidering bloomers for little girls, I'm trying to bring out the kind and sweet!

I love custom orders so reach out to me if you would like something really unique!

Item #90: Genuine Pearl and 14 kt. Gold Necklace

A lovely necklace to wear for work or Sunday morning services.

Genuine cultured 6mm Pearls interchanged with 14kt. bars. Weight of necklace is 7.7 dwt.

Retail value: $250
Minimum Starting Bid: $30

Item #89: Diamond Journey Necklace

Exquisite Diamond Journey necklace representing your "Past, present, & future" or "Yesterday, today & tomorrow". The three diamonds are set in a 14 kt. gold pring setting and comes on a 14 kt. gold cable chain.  A beautiful necklace for your jewelry collection.

Cut: Round Brilliant Diamonds
Color: G-H
Clarity: SI1
Carat Total Wgt. .50

Written Appraisal included for value of necklace: $750
Minimum Starting Bid: $85

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Item #88: I Love Sweet Treats Activity Book

A signed copy of artist Stephanie Corfee's latest book!

I Love Sweet Treats! Activity Book is packed full of fun that will keep young sweet treat lovers entertained for hours. An introduction to sweet treats around the world starts the adventure, followed by step-by-step drawing projects that include a gumball machine,an ice cream sundae, and other tasty subjects. Other imaginative sweet-treat activities include word finders, puzzles, and mouth-watering recipes. Imaginations run wild thanks to a sweet-treats diary and sketchbook, while a cut-out doorhanger, bookmarks, postcards, and more than 100 stickers in this dessert-inspired activity book will make a sweet treat authority out of anybody.

Stephanie also has #57 in this auction: "Born in My Heart" Painting! Go check it out! Her paintings are beautiful and each one is "one of a kind"!

"Stephanie Corfee is a painter/illustrator with a love of color and whimsy. She creates for the young and the young at heart."

Item #87: Kaori Kokeshi Ruffle Pants (12 months-5T)

Look at these pants! Yet another fabulous item from Wicked Cute Kidz-Asian inspired flair at its best!  This fabric is so colorful and fun! Carol is just absolutely amazing and so generous! This would be so cute paired with a short or long sleeve plain colored shirt! Your little princess will surely stand out!

The other numbers donated by Wicked Cute Kidz are the sought after Minnie Mouse Dress (#49) and the magical Alice in Wonderland Skirt (Item #40)

Winner's choice of size:
12 mos- 17" waist 16" length
18 mos - 18" waist 17-1/2" length
24 mos - 18-1/2" waist 18-1/2" length
2T - 19" waist 20 " length
3T - 19-1/2" waist 23" length
4T - 20" waist 24-1/2" length
5 - 21" waist 26" length

My shop is

I started Wicked Cute Kidz a year ago and have been going strong ever since. I love designing and making clothes for little girls as well as appliqued name pillows. My mother taught me how to sew when I was a little girl and I have been hooked ever since. It wasn't until I retired that I have been able to indulge my passsion again. I am about new ideas, quality fabric, and exellent workmanship. So you will constantly be seeing new things in my shop.


Note: Carol will be away until until June 3rd then needs time to do the custom size so please note there will be a 4 week lead time on this dress.

Item #86: Pink Lucien Piccard Women's Ceramic Watch

Oh how I love the color Pink so you can imagine how much I love this trendy watch! It just screams "Cute, cute, cute"! This elegant women's adjustable watch from Lucien Piccard features a pink stainless steel case with a matching pink ceramic bracelet. The pink enamel dial sets the stage for black and white luminescent hands with Ariel numerals. A 5 year warranty and instruction manual included as well as a beautiful case for treasuring your watch when you are not wearing it.  Made in Switzerland.
Round Case Diameter
39 mm (1.54 in)
Bracelet Material
Bracelet/Strap Length
8.5 in (21.6 cm)
Water Proof
5 ATM/50 meters/165 feet

Minimum Starting Bid: $35

Item #85: Men's Leather Helbros Watch

Helbros black snakeskine genuine leather watch. Swiss Quartz movement. Flat round mineral crystal face with a stainless steel back. Gold tone watch details. This traditional men's watch would make a great Father's Day gift for the watch collector. Helbros jewerly was established in 1913.

Minimum Starting Bid: $10

Item #84: 14 kt. Gold Ladies Watch Bracelet

Sold 14 kt. gold  Geneve Oval Case Ladies Watch bracelet with sapphire crown. Oval face accented with diamonds connected to glistening rope type bracelet. Champagne dial with gold-tone hands and index hour markers. Dial Type: Analog. Genuine ETA Swiss Quartz movement. Solid case back.

Written Appriasal included for value of $795
Minimum Starting Bid: $75

Item # 83: Apple & Pear Pillowcase dress-size 2/3

Super cute dress with adorable thick Polka dot ribbon and light pink ric rac ribbon trim. Adorn it with a long sleeve shirt for winter or by itself for summer. Definitely a dress that your child will wear over and over again! Plus, when her little legs grow it can be worn as a tunic shirt with bike shorts!  Who can resist this pattern?!

Made with love by my dear friend, Robin!
Minimum Starting Bid: $4

Item #81: Children's Sterling Silver Cross and necklace

There will three of these offered in this auction #79-81. Should you want to buy one outside of the auction they sell for $23 each and $10 goes to Talia's fund.
Sterling Silver Cross on Children's SS chain with spring clasp.

Harper sporting her necklace!
This is still a current fundraiser so there is a minimum starting bid of $4.00

Item # 80: Children's Sterling Silver Cross and necklace

There will three of these offered in this auction. #79-81. Should you want to buy one outside of the auction they sell for $23 each and $10 goes to Talia's fund.

Sterling Silver Cross on Children's SS chain with spring clasp.

This is still a current fundraiser so there is a minimum starting bid of $4.00

Item #79: Children's Sterling Silver Cross & Necklace (1 of 3)

There will three of these offered in this auction. #79-81. Should you want to buy one outside of this auction they sell for $23 each and $10 goes to Talia's fund.
Sterling Silver Cross on Children's SS chain with spring clasp.

This is still a current fundraiser so there is a minimum starting bid of $4.00