Sunday, November 15, 2009

"Bulgaria or Bust" Adoption Silent Auction

Welcome to our "Bulgaria or Bust" Adoption Silent Auction!

To be honest, I hate asking for money and I have a really hard time accepting it! But I have been overwhelmed by the generosity and support of family, friends and even strangers as we work to bring our children home from Bulgaria! I am very excited to be able to offer so many amazing items in return for your support!

Here is how it will work:

Each auction item will be listed in a separate post (so be sure to keep scrolling so you don't miss anything!). At the bottom of each post, the current auction price will be listed. If you wish to bid on an item, simply post a comment with the amount you wish to bid.

I will try to update the auction price as often as possible, but please be sure to check the comment section to ensure that you are bidding high enough to become the highest bidder.

The auction will run from Sunday, November 1st until Sunday, November 15th. At the close of the auction I will post a list of the winning bidders and ask that you contact me so that I can get your contact information in order to ship your item(s) or pass your information along to those who have donated items to the auction.

You will have several payment options. The first is to make your payment to our tax-deductible Family Sponsorship Grant with Reece's Rainbow (click on the blog button in the side bar for details. . .or to see a picture of "Sofia"). The second option is to make a payment directly to our personal adoption account through paypal. And the third option is to send your payment by personal/bank check or money order.

In addition to the auction, we will also be doing a GIVEAWAY and it is completely free (and easy) to enter!!! To enter the giveaway simply post our auction information to your Facebook page, Twitter or Blog to help us get the word out! Leave a comment on THIS POST to let us know that you have shared the news and your name will be entered into the giveaway.

And just what are we giving away?? The winner of our giveaway will have the privilege (at least, I'd like to think it's a privilege) of choosing one item from my Etsy shop, Desi's Delights (don't worry, I am slowly working on listing more items and promise there will be much more to choose from by November 15th!).

I would like to extend a HUGE thank you to all of those who have donated their time and talents to making this auction possible: Crystal Bailey, Katie Chapman, Charity Brown of Charity Brown Photography, Kiley at Cherry Blossoms, Heather at Wynken Blynken and Nod, Madeline at Lollipops and Cupcakes, Alyson at Pocketful of Posies, Country Girl Designs and, of course, my incredible family, for their support as I pulled all of this together! We appreciate each and every one of you SO much!

15 comments:

Charity Brown said...

I posted on my facebook so far! Hope you guys get lots of traffic!!

Angelea said...

My sister, Charity, speaks very highly of you. I have posted on my facebook. Hope this brings you in some traffic! Good luck!

boysrus said...

BLOGGED :-)

boysrus said...

and facebooked.

Qadoshyah said...

Blogged - http://gotdownsyndrome.blogspot.com/2009/11/silent-auction-at-from-trenches-of.html

Dunstan Family said...

valerie I posted it on my blog HUGS!!! (i wish I could do more than post but tuition is due very soon)...
www.thedunstanfamily.blogspot.com

Jen said...

Sending prayers for a successful auction!! I have posted on my facebook and getting ready to post on both my blog & myspace accounts ;o)

Jamie J Stansfield said...

I put this on my blog! I hope it helps!

mel said...

Hey gal, I posted this to my Facebook, anything I can to help!

Armstrong Family said...

I posted on Facebook. Good luck! I wish your family all the best!!!

Tiana said...

Oh I have blogged about the auction...trying to get people to come over here...so I blogged twice and I will facebook it tonight.

Tracey S. said...

It was great seeing you in O & P Friday! I posted this on my FB! BTW we need to meet up in Ohio so Evan believes me when I say we only live a couple hours apart! LOL I've seen you in PA wayyy more then Ohio.

Harshes said...

I posted on FB!

Braden and Julie Reynolds said...

Facebooked and blogged. Good luck guys!

Cristi said...

I did a blog post awhile back. And I also just Facebooked it. Good luck!