Thursday, September 18, 2008

~ Halloween GiveAway #1, & a Chance To Help the Nie Nie Recovery Fund

Life is full of blessings. Not that everything is perfect around here, nor that I've slept for the last few weeks because of too much stress and worry over trying to get over the storms, and just plain worry about this and that going on. But in the view from above the Universe, I'm sure life is easy and blessed here. I have food and roof over my head, and my little family is safe and sound. That is so much more than many can say right now, including some dear people just a few miles away, or a few states over.

Counting blessings is easy, doing more is actually just as easy.
I followed a link from dear Suzie Q's blog and then again from an article on Etsy about a darling family going through more than I could image.
This from reachelbagley's article on Etsy. "On Saturday, August 16, 2008, Stephanie Nielson was in a plane crash with her husband, Christian Nielson, and his flight instructor, Doug Kinneard, near St. Johns, Arizona. Doug Kinneard passed away soon after arriving at the Maricopa County Hospital.

Christian and Stephanie remain in critical condition at the Maricopa Burn Center. Christian has sustained burns on over 30% of his body. His wife Stephanie’s body was burned over 80%.

Since 2005, Stephanie has welcomed us into her charming abode through the NieNie Dialogues (nieniedialogues.blogspot.com)...."
Click on the link to read the whole story.

You can read updates and some absolutely beautiful writing, a Stephanie's sister's blog, C Jane.

So many people have shown an outpouring of caring. Maybe you would like to as well.




On Sept. 23 and 24th, you can go to this Etsy shop and buy lots and lots of beautiful things donated by many wonderful people. The art and goodies have been sent to Morgan and she is doing all the work from there. Your purchase money will go directly into the fund for the family. Morgan will ship the item to you. What a great chance to do something wonderful and to do something so good at the same time.

I have donated 3 of my Halloween Prints. If you have been thinking of buying one from me, you are very welcome to purchase at the Nie shop. But.... I think you deserve a little something extra. So if you do buy a print during the 2 day sale be sure and come by, post a note and tell me so I can send you out some other little gift.




OK...
Now for my 1st Halloween GiveAway for 2008.
Beau Bunny the Little Bandito is looking forward to finding another new home. This bunny has delighted people in many countries and all over the US, and he might like to come live with you! (This is not one of the prints at the benefit sale.)

Next Tuesday (Sept 23) I'll pick a name from all those who POST A NOTE HERE. You have until Tuesday morning. The winner will be announced on Wed. (Sept 24)

See Ya' Soon!

15 comments:

  1. How sweet of you to not only do this giveaway but to donate to help that family is wonderful of you. What a sweet and kind hearted person you are.

    I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I'm going to post it on my blog for you also.

    Hugs,
    Joanne

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  2. Your work is so fun! It is great to see how the blogging community is pulling together for the Nielson family. Thanks for your contribution! I'm sure the etsy sale will be a huge success!

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  3. It's wonderful you are donating to the Nie auction, Donna!

    Beau is a cutie and I'd love to win the print. Great giveaway!

    Have a sweet weekend.

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  4. He's such a cute little fellow. I hope I win. And hugs to you for helping out in the auction there are some fabulous peoples out there doing some great things for this family. ooxx`jodi

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  5. So generous of you to use your talents to help this family.
    Put me in the giveaway, please!

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  6. Love the print! Please enter me! Thanks!

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  7. ((((Donna))))))
    Please enter me in your giveaway!!

    You, my sweet friend, are such a giving soul - your compassion for others is so heart warming. You HAVE the biggest heart - ever.

    xo,
    Kim

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  8. Wow. I just came upon your blog and love it. I'd love to be entered in your drawing. I've already imaginarily placed that print in my home among my fall decor... ((sigh))

    Thanks!

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  9. I'm looking forward to that etsy sale. What a great cause. Please enter me in your giveaway. Who could resist that bunny face? Joanne ~~ glamourgirljoanne@yahoo.com

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  10. I just read the story about the Nielson family! What a tragedy and how sweet of you to donate to them. Your Halloween bunny is so adorable and I would be very happy to win. I love to dress up my cast iron bunny for Halloween and Christmas. Julia

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  11. Hi,

    I'd love to be included for the chance to give Beau a home in England

    Victoria x

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  12. I would love to enter your giveaway. Beau Bunny is so adorable!!

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  13. I have always loved your sweet bunny pix! I do want one! I will give him a good home! Bless you for all you are doing for the family! Julie

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  14. Hi Donna!
    I ordered 3 Halloween prints from you on Tuesday, since I wasnt fast enough on NieNies Etsy shop! LOL
    Gosh all the great goodies went so fast! Thankyou for helping the cause!
    I love Beau Bunny Bandito! I have a papier mache punkin' like his! LOL
    I am enjoying your blog!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Tandra

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  15. What a great cause! I would love to be entered in your great contest and will add you onto my blog, too!! rustandsplinters.blogspot.com

    Good luck!
    cynthia

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