Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Change of plans

Well, we're moving! Not what we expected, but here we go anyway. Here are some pictures of things that we're selling before we go!


Entertainment Center (doors close to hide TV) $250, TV negotiable

Hammered Dulcimer-$450, comes with hard sided carrying case

These two items hubby made. $50 for the bookcase, $20 for the shoe cubby.

I'm also selling a bucket of granola that I bought at the local food co-op. It's really good....it's just not gluten free. Shortly after I bought it I had to cut out all gluten, and my family isn't as in to granola as I am. Practically completely full. $25.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Passing Time

Recently I've been making cloth diapers and things that are along those lines. It's helping to keep my mind busy so I'm not just waiting around. Some of my friends have asked me about making a few things for them. I came up with these patterns after looking at several that I liked, then took the best parts of everything to make these.

Disclaimer: I am trying to make these affordable while still making a small profit (which goes to our adoption fund). I buy the material on sale at a discount when I find it, so these are not "cute" diapers. They are one color. If you want something specific then I can try to do that too, but I may have to charge you a little more since these prices are based on my finding the best deals and passing that along to you. I also will not be keeping things in stock so it may take up to a month from the time that I receive your order to when you receive your product. That allows a week to order the material, then time to make it, and then mail it out to you. At lastly, I am not a "professional" seamstress, and I am still learning. I welcome ideas on how to make these things better!

Pocket One-Size Diapers w/ two inserts-$10
Wet Diaper Bags-$14/$9/$5
Double Sided Wipes-$1
Fleece Liners-$1
Overnight Insert-$5
Waterproof Changing Pad-$12
Contoured Nursing Pads-$2/pair
Cloth Menstrual Pads-$3/$4/$5

I'm also working on a pair of training pants for a friend. They'll be waterproof with side snaps so they can be easily removed in case of an accident, but my goal is that they will also be able to be pulled up and down easily at the potty.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Update of Sorts

It's time for an update!

We signed our paperwork in December so now we are officially licensed as a matched adopt home. What does this mean? It means that we passed everything and can now "officially" be on the lookout for kiddos. Our case manager will be looking for us and we will keep our eyes on the TARE website. Most kids are matched before they make it onto TARE, so chances our that our case manager will be calling us at some point with a match! The process after that is full of things to do, so right now we are just focusing on our ongoing training (we have quarterly home visits that include reports on what we've learned and how we'll apply it) and getting our hearts and home ready for our new children.

I've been posting some things about fundraisers so I'll let you know what I still have going right now. For the moment I'm not doing any online fundraisers, but I am selling things that we've had donated to us or sold to us at a great discount! Here is what I have:

Wick & Petal 14 oz Candles-$15 each
  • 1 Monkey Farts
  • 1 Christmas Splendor
  • 2 Baked Apple Pie
Wick & Petal Melts (2 per pack)-$1.50 each
  • 1-Iced Cinnamon Rolls
  • 2-Peaches & Ginger
  • 2-Winter Fantasy (vanilla, sandalwood, and cherries)
  • 1-Christmas Splendor (cinnamon, pine, apple and berries)
  • 2-Hot Baked Apple Pie
  • 2-Hot Fudge Brownies
  • 2-Australian Bamboo Grass (fresh, spa-like scent)
  • 2-Blueberry Muffin
  • 2-Vanilla Silk
  • 2-Pumpkin Pie Spice
3 Infant Fleece Hats-$5 each

1 Fleece Scarf-$5

1 Newborn Size "Made In America" Tie-Dye Onesie-$12

Sorry that I don't have pictures. My camera has decided to quit working for the moment :-(

Email me or comment if you're interested in purchasing any (or all!) of the items listed!