Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Now selling the perfect Christmas gift!

If you click on the "Scrubs and Salts" tab at the top of the page, you will find a list of the body scrubs and bath salts I am selling. They're all homemade and come in pint size canning jars. They're the perfect gift for mothers, daughters, grandmothers, teachers, neighbors, etc.

Price is $18, including shipping.

http://snowandhotcocoa.blogspot.com/p/body-scrubs-and-bath-salts.html

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Homestudy Update!

Tuesday (Nov. 12) will be my first visit with the social worker! I have to be honest - it's both exciting and nerve wracking at the same time! I am excited to be headed down this path with God's blessing and to be adopting this adorable little girl but I'm nervous that I will say the wrong thing or do the wrong thing. Any advice on how to handle pre-home study jitters?

Please don't forget to take a look at my giveaway! The afghan is so pretty and warm, too! Perfect for wrapping up on the couch and reading a good book or sitting in front of a fire with some hot chocolate on a cold winter's night.

Also, I will be starting my first fundraiser within the next week - stay tuned for details! This will be an ongoing thing that I'll be selling on my blog.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Our first giveaway - an afghan!

This is the afghan that I am giving away! If you donate $5 to my FSP, you get 3 entries into the giveaway. Sharing the giveaway will give you 1 entry.

-- If you donate to my FSP, please forward your RR receipt to me at skobenauf@gmail.com

-- If you share this, please e-mail me the link and/or take a screenshot just in case I don't see it.

My FSP is http://reecesrainbow.org/68871/sponsorobenauf.

Giveaway will be Friday, December 6.

I'm going to be a mommy!

What an exciting title, right?!

It became official today with this webpage: http://reecesrainbow.org/68871/sponsorobenauf

I am going to be adopting a little girl from Eastern Europe. Her name is "Zola" (not her real name) and she's 2. The reason she is living in an orphanage is because she was born with Down syndrome. In many countries, it's a shame for a woman to give birth to a baby with DS and is discouraged from returning home with her child so the child is sent to live in an orphanage. Zola doesn't have a mommy. She doesn't know what a mommy's love is really like. She IS lucky in some ways though. The orphanages in her country are a lot better than in other countries. They take good care of her and show her love and affection but it's still nothing like what she will know once she comes home.

I cannot walk this journey alone. I need your support, whether that support be through prayers or a contribution to her adoption fund. At the link above, you can donate money to help fund her adoption and all of the money is tax deductible. You can also follow my journey here, on my blog or on my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/HelpZola I will be doing a lot of fundraisers so make sure you check both pages frequently!

Thank you for your prayers and support. It truly means a lot to me (and Zola).