Monthly Archives: November 2012
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Our kiddos enjoyed seeing cousins earlier in the week and then had fun spending time with their grandparents the rest of the week. We had the traditional fare and believe it or not…we actually served and ate pumpkin bread and enjoyed it! You think after baking so many loaves we would be tired of seeing the stuff, but we didn’t eat any of the yummy goodness until all orders were prepared and delivered to each family.
For those who have undergone fundraising efforts for their adoption process, they will tell you that fundraising is hard work! Our family knows that the Lord called us to adopt these little ones. We know He will provide the finances to see these babies into our family. However, to sit back and “wait” for the money to drop from heaven is not being a good steward of our time. So, sometimes the efforts we, as adoptive families, put into fundraising will bring large sums and other times small sums. Our family has been on both sides. What we share with our children is that we trust that the Lord will provide what is needed in His timing alone. If we only raise $50 or $100 that does not equal a “failure” in fundraising. It is just the perfect amount the Lord intended and we add it joyfully to the adoption jar. The Lord will provide and when we truly trust in that, the efforts we put into fundraising become a joyful process and our hearts are not anxious as we diligently move forward blessed that we were chosen to care for these precious unborn babies.
Currently, we are gathering beautiful & fun items for our online auction that will launch next week. Right now though, we want to share with you how the Lord was gracious to us through church family, friends, and even strangers to provide for our unborn babies who are frozen in a tank in another state. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
61 loaves baked, 56 sold and delivered.
Total donated: $1,232
Total for supplies: $205
Total Pumpkin Bread profit: $1,027
25% of total sales donated by PChef to our adoption agency: $150
free product earned: $100 (this amount we used for Christmas gifts and we were able to move $100 of our Christmas budget money into the adoption fund)
Total Pampered Chef profit: $250
AdoptTogether Grant Fund:
donated during the past 2 weeks: $25
Just Love Coffee Roasters:
Sales during last 2 weeks: $170.20
Total profit earned: $44
profits for last 2 weeks: $107
So, our grand total for the two week fundraising effort is…
We sold over 60 loaves of pumpkin bread! I have 3 more deliveries to make today and then I will post our fundraising totals this evening. In the meantime, let’s announce the $50 gift card winner okay?
So many of you helped spread the word about our fundraisers and I tell you what the Lord used your efforts! We had strangers order coffee, pumpkin bread, and place Pampered Chef orders. Thank you for taking the few minutes to share with others about our fundraisers. We hope that those who are new to following our journey through this will continue to travel with us as we continue this adoption journey.
Oh, and we will be announcing 2 very FUN fundraisers in a week or two.
Using random.org, we entered the total number of entries we had, clicked the button and VOILA! we had a winner. We checked our list where we assigned everyone their numbers based on the number of entries they earned and after looking and matching we saw that the winner was…….
Congratulations Lindy. You can email me which gift card you would like and then where you would like me to send it.
Thank you again to all who helped get the word out!
Yes, I am still baking with the kiddos! It has been so much fun all working together. Even little Sarah reminds us to pause to rest a bit and read a book or two to her 😉
I extended the Pampered Chef party to help a few people who wanted to get an order in. We earn 25% of our total party sales for the adoption fund. Right now we have earned close to $100! Thanks everyone : )
Here is the link to do a little bit of shopping today and into tonight.
Oh, and 2 beautiful people booked online shows through my show. So guess what?? Pampered Chef will be giving 10% of each of their shows to our adoption fund! Isn’t that wonderful! I’m telling you, the little amounts add up fast as the Lord continues to provide to bring these babies home!
It’s getting chillier outside…need some coffee to warm you up?
I have reviews coming soon from people you know who have ordered already. Here is our link: CLICK HERE FOR YUMMY COFFEE
p.s. The $50 gift card giveaway winner will be announced here and on FB Sunday night/Monday morning.
Our Pampered Chef Party has been extended a few more days! You have now until Saturday, November 17th to think about a few Christmas goodies and gifts you might want to get for you or that special relative or friend.
You can have your order drop shipped to your home for just a few dollars more.
The kitchen is super-duper clean, the supplies are ready and on the counter, apron strings are tied, the baby is down for her afternoon nap, and Rebecca, Elizabeth, and I are getting after it! Our home is about to smell heavenly. We have beautiful music playing and I look forward to this time with my daughters to bake and laugh together. I am sure there will be a loaf or two that will be a flop and will be tossed to the dog (or teenage boys), but we are ready to prepare yummies for all of the friends who have graciously ordered pumpkin bread from us!
I’ll have the boys take pictures and I’ll post some soon!
Looking ahead….2 things will end next Thursday, November 15th.
Update on our fundraisers (day 3):
Pampered Chef: -0-
Just Love Coffee: -0-
AdoptTogether donations: -0-
And a Surprise:
A donation of a beautiful gold bracelet for a future fundraiser:
- Participate in our Pampered Chef online party. Orders are being taken online now. If you live locally, the items will be shipped to our home and we will meet you or deliver to you. You can also have your order shipped to your home! My Pampered Chef consultant will donate 20-30% of our total sales to go toward our agency fees. Please use this link to shop and order. http://pamperedchef.biz/megnamama?page=host-search-results&showId=3887580 Orders are due no later than November 15
- We are baking delicious Pumpkin Bread to be delivered Thanksgiving Week to you, your family, friends, or neighbors. Each loaf will be beautifully wrapped and can even be shipped to arrive for Thanksgiving Day. We will only charge exact shipping charges to you. Each fresh and scrumptious loaf is $7.00 Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to place your order.
- Just Love Coffee Roasters is a family run business who generously give profits from their sales to adopting families. They have a wide selection of coffees including organic roasts and gift packs and fun accessories. As an example, we will be given $5-$7 for each bag of coffee sold and $19 for each gift pack sold. Here is our personalized link to our “coffee store”. https://justlovecoffee.com/about/beneficiary/roomformore/
- We were accepted to the AdoptTogether grant program! This is a place where those who would like to donate to our adoption fund may do so through our profile page on the AdoptTogether website. Use this link to visit our page. https://adopttogether.org/roomformore/ All donations are tax deductible and a year end statement will be mailed to you from AdoptTogether at the end of the year. Even if just one dollar is donated, it will make a huge difference to our adoption efforts.
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…Books! Well, is that any surprise to y’all? ; )
A few weeks back I was the recipient of a gift card for a giveaway hosted by Ashley to help promote and spread the word of a group of families who were fundraising for their adoption. I thought I would share with you the books I purchased with my $30 blessing!
First up is:
The Life of God in the Soul of the Church: The Root and Fruit of Spiritual Fellowship by Thabiti Anyabwile
Our family saw Thabiti Anyabwile, Michael Horton, and Voddie Baucham speak this past weekend at the Semper Reformanda Conference in Houston. You can still see each of the keynote talks on video streaming for the next week or two here. Do not miss the panel discussion. Watch that one first and then go through the sessions from there. You will be blessed.
Tempted and Tried: Temptation and the Triumph of Christ by Russell D. Moore