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!

her thumbs work

Just texted Teresa and she texted back! "They got it all," she says. Hallelujah girl, hallelujah.

mary ann

Friday, April 16, 2010

the word is good

Teresa's husband just called: she's out of surgery and the doctor says the surgery went as planned! Whew.

let the healing begin.

This morning, Teresa's facebook update reads: "HAPPY LET'S GO GET RID OF KIDNEY CANCER DAY!" Here's to that. Here's to Teresa. And here's to a successful surgery, which begins exactly now. We're holding her in our hearts.

Ready for another peek? Go here and think gift certificate. Thank you, Sherry!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

prepping. thanking. peeking.

Our darling friend, Teresa, is preparing for her surgery - tomorrow morning she'll be having her kidney removed. She's scared, but she's amazing. She will persevere, especially with her wicked sense of humor to back her up!

Many thanks to all of you who are giving of yourselves to help Teresa. Each and every one of you are amazing and selfless. Join us often for updates on Teresa's progress, and make sure to be here on Monday, May 3rd when we kick off our raffle! Lots of delicious goodies in store!

"What kind of goodies?" you might ask. Daily sneak peeks will give you a glimpse:

love: mary ann & jen

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

because this is what you do.

Last week I found out one of my dear blogging friends and fellow artist Teresa of Maggie Graces Creates has kidney cancer... and has to have her kidney removed... and has a $5000 insurance deductible. She went from thinking she had a kidney stone, making the best of it and joking about it on her Facebook page to this. My heart sank when she told me the news. I felt so helpless clear across the country, with no resources to help. Or so I thought. Then I chatted with my dear friend Mary Ann who knows and loves Teresa like I do, and we came up with a plan.

First and foremost we don't want Teresa to have to worry about the money this operation and treatment is going to cost her and her family. We want Teresa to concentrate on getting better, taking care of herself. So Mary Ann and I have decided to start this blog as a way to help. There are two ways to do that.

Number one is to donate any amount you see fit to a paypal account we have set up for Teresa. The button above will link you to paypal. Any donation is appreciated.

Number Two is during Mother's Day week, Mary Ann and I will be hosting a blog raffle to help raise money for Teresa's medical expenses. We're hoping you can help us with a donation of artwork, a vintage item, a gift certificate to your etsy shop, or even a gift certificate to a retail store like Starbucks or Target. All donations will be divvied up during Mother's Day week and
posted on the blog.

If you choose to this route, we ask three things of you:
1) email us at healingmaggiegrace (at) gmail (dot) com with a picture of your raffle item by April 24th 2) send your raffle item to the winner (winner's address will be emailed to you)
3) spread the word about the raffle and/or donations.

Please spread the word. Link to this blog, post about it, Facebook about it, Tweet about it.
We bloggers know how powerful we are when we come together for a good cause. I can't think of a better one.

If you have any questions at all please contact us.

love and hugs,

jen and mary ann