Wednesday, May 12, 2010

thanks and giving.

today we are sending a check to teresa for $525.00
you and us.
we did it together and we'll celebrate together.
thank you deeply.
you are loved.

Monday, May 10, 2010

winner #4. heartfelt handmade

congratulations to amy!

and congratulations to our girl, teresa, who has beat cancer again
and to everyone who has made healing maggie grace such a success, thank you thank you thank you, a million times thank you

Sunday, May 9, 2010

# 4. heartfelt handmade.


measuring in at approx. 72" square, roxanne beauvais lovingly donates this handcrafted square patchwork picnic quilt made from a combination of vintage and new sheets, extra-loft batting, and handy straps to make it easier to transport to your favorite picnic spot:

good toward the purchase of any gorgeous handmade item in her not-for-profit online boutique, susan needlehands offers a $20 gift certificate:

handmade entirely of jennifer paganelli fabrics, interfaced and interlined for durability, featuring a magnetic snap flap closure, and boasting two interior pockets, beki lambert shares this original round yoke handbag featured on the front of her pattern:

inspired by teresa, who encouraged her to begin a blog, lannae johnson donates these adorable handstamped sterling silver birdie earrings:

sharing her love of creative accessories, queenly things wows you with her handmade burnt-edge corsage brooch:

to encourage your own creative endeavors, fabric connection offers a collection of spa-inspired fabrics:

inspiring you to use what you have (teresa's motto of the year), queenly things offers up this incredibly useful book:

with vintage inspiration and rich textures, kim bartlett shares her artwork in this set of four original collaged canvases:
sharing her love of whimsical creatures, very mary made it offers this squishy upcycled stuffed monster:
from her collection of patterns and original designs, lola again donates this delicious handcrafted handbag:
to satisfy your own inspirations, annmade offers this darling floral fabric pack:

and to round out this week's amazing prizes, fun raffles, and generous contributions, jen victoor reminds us that home is where the heart is with this darling print from her polaroid series:

to everyone who has participated in healing maggie grace : we are humbled. we are grateful. we are overwhelmed. and, most of all, we are amazed by all the good in the world.

reminder : to enter the raffle, please make a $5 donation per comment
(see the link on the top right for complete raffle rules)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

saturday gratitude

how do we even begin to thank each and every one of you for your kindness? we are incredibly grateful for opening your hearts to our dear friend.
to read about teresa's thoughts on this entire process - cancer, friends, healing maggie grace - please visit her blog and read her recent post. it makes us smile to know we've played a small part in her recovery.
in addition to all the amazing contributors listed over there to the right, thank you thank you thank you to everyone who has shared this endeavor on facebook and twitter and myspace and blogs. these kind souls dedicated entire posts to healing maggie grace:

if we've missed someone who shared healing maggie grace as a blog post, please email us so we can include you in our gratitude...

and, since we know you've all been wondering and waiting, our current donation total is an amazing $443.00!

but wait! more art and prizes have rolled in for sunday's raffle, so please join us right here on sunday, may 9th in celebration of teresa, womanhood, motherhood, artisans, bloggers, and all the beautiful people who make this world a much better place... people just. like. you.

winner #3. kitschy kitchenistas

congratulations to funky finds!

please join us on sunday, may 9th in our celebration of teresa, of mothers, and of all the amazing love & support shown by the blogging community... our gratitude cannot be expressed in simple words.

you won't want to miss the "heartfelt handmade" giveaway with over $335 worth of prizes!!!

Friday, May 7, 2010

#3. kitschy kitchenistas.


autographed by the author, you'll love this amazing duo of southern-inspired cookbooks offered by keetha depriest reed:

with a $20 gift certificate to glassybaby, hd-creative shares her love of delicious scents:

with this summery one-size fits most handmade apron with extra-long ties, yarni gras knows how to make every woman the hostess with the mostest:

published in lark's "prettylittle potholders", the felt mouse offers the original set of potholders featured in this adorable book:

she dares you to choose a favorite, darla martin donates your choice of a 1-pound bag of peet's coffee:

fresh from her paintbrush to your kitchen, evie of unicorn chow offers your choice of any small painting in her shop:

because everyone needs to carry their groceries in style, funky finds donates this sturdy canvas tote bag:

to inspire you, moon mama shares a set of her handcrafted words from the heart magnets and encouraging word glass bubbles:
reminder : to enter the raffle, please make a $5 donation per comment
(see the link on the top right for complete raffle rules)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

winner #2. very vintage

congratulations to raesha!
please join us on Friday, May 7th for a brand new prize package!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

#2. very vintage.


love vintage?, then this $25 gift certificate from got art? is waiting for you:

sharing her love of vintage treasures, dana goldinger offers this adorable vintage child's quilt:

fashioned from retro grass green buttons cradling sunny yellow flowers with orange bead centers, whimsy house offers these vintage finding earrings with bronze kidney earwires measuring 1.5" long:

with a painting, an apron, a journal, and a set of note cards, magpie mary encourages you to show off your love of vintage:

100% cashmere outside with a cotton/linen blend inside, queenly things shares her ruffled vintage-inspired feminine tote bag:

from her polaroid series, jen victoor donates this darling polaroid print:
with this darling vintage table runner and to-be-embroidered pillow case, magpie musing donates treasures from her beloved collection of vintage linens:
handmade from vintage record album covers, my love donates a duo of 100-page journals:

reminder: to enter the raffle, please make a $5.00 donation per comment
(see the link on the top right for complete raffle rules)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

winner #1. pretty paperie

congratulations to julie!

join us on wednesday, may 5th for a brand new prize package!

Monday, May 3, 2010

#1. pretty paperie.


good for any of the delicious wares in her popular online shop, offers a $40 gift certificate:

featured in this lark publication, artist roxanne beauvais shares an autographed copy of her book "prettylittle presents":

from her popular polaroid series, jen victoor offers a duo of vintage camera prints:

handmade from vintage record album covers, my love donates this whimsical duo of 100-page journals:

to share your love with others, annmade offers a set of 5 magnetic note booklets:

with a bit of vintage and a bit of new, magpie mary shares this pack of paperie:

for your reading pleasure, the blogless brianna butler donates a $10 borders gift card:

reminder : to enter the raffle, please make a $5 donation per comment
(see the link on the top right for complete raffle rules)

Saturday, May 1, 2010

4. 3. 2. 1.

let the countdown begin! join us right here beginning on monday, may 3rd for four amazing prize packages valued at over $750.00!!!

monday, may 3rd : pretty paperie

wednesday, may 5th : very vintage

friday, may 7th : kitschy kitchenistas

sunday, may 9th : heartfelt handmade

Thursday, April 29, 2010

button button we've got a button.

many thanks to our friend, rachel, for pointing out that we could have a button for people's blogs. she's rather genius that way. however, being rather un-tech savvy, I have no clue whatsoever how to make this button into a link. if anyone has some insight into that and would like to share it, please email! in the meantime, here's a button, and we hope you can add it to your blogs. thanks very much!

in stitches.

not only is our girl in stitches, but so is this amazing vintage piece from Magpie Musing...

Teresa continues to heal and, true to her nature, feels frustrated by her inability to just get up and go again! When we chatted yesterday, she was on her way out the door for a walk. Her battle scars are beginning to heal, and she's woken up without pain for three days in a row. Rumor has it she's even showing off her stitches to the cute UPS man...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

closer to the day.

spending the day editing photos and getting all the yummy prizes loaded! may 3rd is just a few days away!

vintage finding earrings? she's got that covered...

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

words of encouragement.

moon mama lives close enough to Teresa to touch her. hug her. whisper words of encouragement into her ear for all of us.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Saturday, April 24, 2010

about the raffle.

We've had a few questions about how the raffle will work: will there be tickets? do I have to be online to win? how do I buy chances to win? Is there a fee?

Easy, breezy answers!
  • This is a virtual "raffle" and there won't be any tickets. Instead, there will be comments!
  • The items donated by the Contributors (in the righthand menu), will be divvied into four separate prize packages.
  • Each prize package will be raffled on a different date: May 3, May 5, May 7, and May 9.
  • Four packages gives more people an opportunity to win!
  • On the dates listed, visit this blog to "see" all the prizes available for that day. All items shown on one date will be that day's prize pack - in other words, one person will win ALL the items for that day.
  • To enter the drawing, leave a comment AND donate $5 per comment. Multiple comments are encouraged, just make sure to donate $5 per comment! For instance, if you want to have 5 chances to win, donate $25 AND comment 5 times. And you are certainly allowed to enter to win on all four days!
  • To donate, use the button to your right. Make sure you include your blog name in the notes so we can match your comment to your donation!
  • If you've already contributed to the Healing Maggie Grace fund, you simply need to comment on the prize packages you'd like to win! You don't need to donate again.
  • Each prize package will be available for a little over 24 hours. When the raffle closes, we will post a note.
  • We will then ensure that all the comments and donations match up, then we'll use a random number generator to select a winner for that day's prize package!
  • Winners will be posted on the blog and will also be contacted via email.
  • ALL the money from the raffles will go directly to Teresa. No hidden fees, no maintenance costs, no strings attached. Teresa is our friend, and we want to help defray the costs of her surgery and care.
  • If you have additional questions, please email us!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

cashmere. enough said.

our favorite queen has offered a delicious cashmere tote. yummmmm.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

breathing easier.

Teresa's daughter has let us know that her mom's pathology report is back: 6cm rapid growth kidney cancer with a prognosis of full recovery - no chemo or radiation. Phew. We're all breathing a little easier now, aren't we?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

two weeks to go.

may 3rd. two weeks away. new amazing goodies rolling in every day thanks to contributors like hd-creative.

heading home.

Teresa will be going home today. Thinking of her as she moves into recovery mode... steady as she goes.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

the hottest thing since sliced bread.

She's kind of a scrappy superstar, isn't she? Think gift certificate. Swooning yet?

gown about town

Well, we should've known it, but we can scarcely believe it: not only can wonder woman sit and stand, but she can also walk and facebook and text and crack a few jokes about her hospital gown attire. Rumor has it that she might even go home. TODAY. Miraculous, that one.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

more peeking.

save the date: join us right here on may 3rd for the first of four delicious prize packages!