Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A Wonderful Give Away...

I've made a new friend in blogland...her name is Kate and she is from an Etsy store called The Adopt Shoppe. Kate's awesome shop has beautiful jewelry and art prints. Her shop is extra special though. All proceeds from her shop go towards their adoption costs.

Here is a little bit from Kate...

I am Kate. I am a blessed mother and wife. My husband and I lost 2 baby boys before we had our 2 biological children. We could not have any more children. Through the miracle of adoption, we are blessed to have another daughter and we are in the process of adopting again!! I opened my little shop to help pay for our adoption expenses. Every penny of profit goes toward our adoption(s). I am passionate about orphans and try to do everything I can for them. I know I am only one person, but if we EACH do something, it will add up to a LOT!! There is also a message behind my work. I hope what I make is inspiring to you! I try to design each wooden tile necklace to be a "billboard for your heart".



To help Kate spread the word about her shoppe, Sew Many Ways is hosting a give away for ONE of her beautiful sewing/quilting tile necklaces shown below...aren't they the cutest!!!




Here are 9 more sewing and quilting designs to look through. I would have a tough time picking one!


Here is her inspiration...now aren't they just the cutest family ever?




I love this photo!


We all have one of these photos in our albums...don't we!!


Just precious...


So here is how you can enter the give away for one of Kate's sewing tile necklaces.

You will have to leave ONE comment on this post for EACH of the chances below.

  • pop over to Kate's Etsy Shoppe and browse through all her items...come back here and leave a comment on which item is your favorite. Click HERE to visit her Etsy shop
  • visit Kate's Adopt Shoppe Facebook page and "Like" her...come back here and leave another comment to let me know you did it. Click HERE to visit her Facebook page.
  • pick your favorite picture of her family above and leave a comment for another chance

Thanks so much for participating in this give away. Not only are give aways fun and exciting, but this one in particular helps a wonderful family. If you aren't the winner, maybe you can purchase a beautiful item for a gift or a little present for yourself. You know we all need a treat once in a while.

I will pick the winner next Wednesday...July 13th, notify Kate of the winner and then she will contact you about your prize!

Take care,
~Karen~

128 comments:

  1. As a woman with infertility this is an issue so close to my heart. We were going to adopt last year and things fell apart :( I love that your heart for adoption has led you to this place in your life. Congratulations! Whether I win the prize or not I will be making a purchase from your adorable store! I love the owl tile necklace for my BFF!

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  2. I have "liked" adopt shop on facebook

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  3. as for my favorite picture... why the one where all the kids look like they have reached their limit, because in 20 years I think that's the one that will bring back the most memories!

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  4. I like the leather cuff bracelet!

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  5. I like the picture where they are on the bridge and only the little one is in focus!

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  6. I love the brown leather bracelet. All of her items are beautiful.

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  7. I have liked her on Facebook!!

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  8. I liked her on Facebook

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  9. Love the pic of the children walking away.

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  10. I like the Faith tile necklace best.

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  11. I like the last picture the best.

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  12. The first tile necklace I saw on the website was/is perfect! "Act justly..." It is one of my favorite verses. I have it done in fabric and hanging in our main living area.
    We have 2 biological and 2 adoptive kids (now adults). Each one was a special gift from God. Bless you for your heart for children.

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  13. Just "liked" you on FB.
    A few years ago we got our two adoptive sons dog tags with their 'gotcha' dates on them. They love them.

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  14. All the pictures are great, but I really like the one of the kids looking through the bridge rails.
    Now I'm off to your shop and see what treasures I need to get.

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  15. I love the be the change necklace! great stuff!

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  16. I like the picture where the kids are peeking above and through the wood fence!

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  17. OH are these not just too adorable???
    IDK, Amazing (Grace) would be cool to give my wonderful sister in Law. But then I also like, keep calm and quilt on.

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  18. What a fantastic idea for a shop - wishing you every success with your endevour! I can't help it, I love the 'outtake' shot with crying toddler. We have quite a few of these too and they always crack me up.

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  19. My favorite is the vintage sewing machine wood tile necklace.

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  20. I love the picture of the little one crying. And yes I have one in my drawer like that of of my son crying at age 2, he is now 33!

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  21. I have "liked" the adopt shoppe on Facebook. I will definitely make a purchase at her etsy store to help her out.

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  22. I love the sewing/quilting necklace that has the quote from Proverbs on it. I think it's beautiful. It was hard to pick only one though!! She has great stuff

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  23. My favorite picture is the one where they are all walking down the path. It is a precious photo that she will cherish even more when they are older.

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  24. Her whole shop is amazing! I love the black and white photo tile alot!

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  25. she's been Liked by me on Fb!

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  26. My favorite picture is of them on the wooden bridge. then runner up would be the one of the littlest crying..so cute :) that picture would be a make a good family story when she gets older!!thank you for the giveaway!

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  27. I'm loving the Keep Calm and Pray on Necklace. But, I am also loving the many variety of sewing/quilting related necklaces especially the proverbs 31:13 and Ecclesiastes 3:7.

    Choices Choices choices. :-)

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  28. I liked the Adopt Shoppe on facebook. :-)

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  29. I'm loving the third picture in the series -- where they are all by a fence/rails :-)

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  30. What a wonderful family! I love all the items in her store and know that I will buy one.

    I do like the Stitch, Create, Inspire necklace

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  31. I just love the picture of the three children with the littlest crying - so precious.

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  32. What a sign!!!I had just been looking at my jewlery and admiring my paper bead necklace from Uganda. Our new Methodist Minister had his good friend Isaac from Uganda come for a visit. Isaac brought these wonderful necklaces that the women of his village make.
    Now I will just pop over to the shop for some more goodies
    I like the tile necklace, SEW.

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  33. I'd love to give Luke 1:37 to my daughter ~ thanks for the chance!
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  34. I love the last pic of the kids walking away ~ looks like it's from a storybook.

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  35. I love the Custom Child Word Art. I might have to look at this again. My 4 kids and there children.

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  36. Tough choice! I'm torn between "stitch create inspire" and "may your bobbin always be full"....but I think I have to go with the humour & choose the bobbin quote.

    Such a good idea - many blessings to Kate in her family's journey :)

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  37. Favorite picture has to be the one of the 3 kids walking down the woodsy path - adorable :)

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  38. I like the photo of them walking away. It reminds me they will grow up some day and leave home. But they know there way back home.

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  39. I love the Child word art. What a wonderful thing she is doing!

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  40. I have SO many pictures of my kids with two of them happy and one NOT happy. So, the last with them sitting and the little one crying is my fav.

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  41. wow! i didn't see any of the quilting ones in her shop, but they sure are sweet! I liked the Scrabble you are my (SUNSHINE) necklace♥

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  42. I've visited her Etsy page! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE her products - great concept! I like all of her items, but I love the Keep Calm & Pray On necklace!

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  43. I've visited The Adopt Shope Facebook page and "liked" it!

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  44. I like the photo of her 3 children sitting on the steps where they are all smiling! I know that children cannot always be happy all at the same time - especially for a photo opportunity, just like the one where her youngest is not happy and is crying and the other two look a bit unhappy with her. They are all wonderful photos and all priceless!

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  45. I really like the Lush Rainforest Uganda Bead Necklace. I live the colors!

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  46. I like the last pic. they are so cute walking away. It makes me think of my kids growing so fast and when they are ready to leave. (I know I wont be ready lol)

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  47. My favorite tile necklace is the Be Still one. That is the name of my little mountain cabin and is close to my heart.

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  48. My favorite family picture is the one of the older two very stoic and the little one screaming. We have all had those times...

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  49. My favorite tile is 'Keep calm and Quilt on" Quilting is a constant and keeps me on an even keel. I love all the pictures (my family looks like this! Big sister, middle brother ..both blonds..and a Asian little one. Ours a boy and Korean...) the picture of the baby following behind? Priceless! God Bless this family...

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  50. What a great idea! I love the
    'keep calm and sew on" tile, I am sewing through some rough times and it is so appropriate!

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  51. OOOo so hard to choose!!....I love 'the best is yet to come'!
    So right in sooo many ways!!!

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  52. I adore the last photo.....just so perfect with the older siblings leading the way!!!!
    so sweet!

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  53. I like the braided leather bracelets - in fact, I just ordered one. :-) I'm a sucker for crafts made by kids! Best of luck to them with their adoption efforts...

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  54. I like the crying pic - just classic! :-)

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  55. Love, love, love the "may your bobbin always be full" necklace.

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  56. Pouty photos are always my favorite. Once the kids are grown, those are the photos that bring the most laughter when going through the photo albums, too.

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  57. I really like the "Be the CHange" it is so true and with the world in such a mess we need to step up to make that change. Really nice necklaces.

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  58. I have gone and liked The Adoption Shoppee on Facebook.

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  59. I love the Stitch, Create, Inspire necklace :)
    Thanks!
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  60. I like Adopt Shop on Facebook :)
    Thanks!
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  61. My favorite photo is the one where all the children are smiling, I know how difficult that is (I have 3 children also), LOL!
    Thanks :)
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  62. I love the Custom Child Word Art - what a great cause, thanks for sharing!

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  63. Keep calm and pray - wonderfu.

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  64. I love the last picture with the children walking away.

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  65. Just liked her facebook shop!

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  66. It is hard to choose just one favorite picture but hmmm I'd say the last one of them walking away - very cute!

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  67. I think adoption is a wonderful thing. I have many friends who are either adopted or are adopting. I also love the sew necklaces. My one of my favorites is the time to rip and a time to sew. I am always teasing my niece and saying this to her when helping her on a sewing project. The others are really cute too.

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  68. I really like the family picture along the bridge.

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  69. I don't do Facebook but I did favorite her in my Etsy. Does that count? :) Also, I picked one of the sewing necklaces as a favorite but I also like the Joplin ones since I am from that area. Thanks for your support of our community.

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  70. I like the owl necklace a lot, but I may have to get the Haiti adoption one for my brother and sister in law who are waiting for 2 children from Haiti.

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  71. I love the scrabble piece necklaces, thou I cant choose just one fav. They are all so nice!

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  72. I love the sewing tiles the best...of course!! haha
    Thanks for the chance!
    Paulette

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  73. I liked on Facebook and left a message.
    Paulette

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  74. I really like the tile necklaces. I've seen one for each of my quilting friends that would fit them exactly.

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  75. I loved the one where the sweet little one is crying...this is the one that everyone will remember 20 years from now!!
    Paulette

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  76. I have liked the shop on fb.

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  77. I love the picture where the smallest one is crying. :)

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  78. My favorite is the 1st Corinthians 13 word art. As a family built by birth and adoption, I"m thrilled for Kate.

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  79. I like the Adopt Shoppe on Facebook.

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  80. I love her Custom Grandchildren art.
    Thanks for a chance to win.

    esterling1923 at gmail dot com

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  81. I liked Adopt Shop on facebook and left a message.

    esterling1923 at gmail dot com

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  82. I love the picture where you see the little one tailing behind the older ones. It is so darling.

    esterling1923 at gmail dot com

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  83. Thanks for the opportunity to win, and what a beautiful cause to support through shopping in her store!

    I love all of her items - very unique in the tile pendant world! Her photo tiles are great and I love all of the scripture ones. I love that the Joplin ones are raising money for tornado victims (I'm from near there, so that one really caught my eye).

    I really can't pick just one favorite!!! Hope this still counts as an entry :)

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  84. I liked her on facebook AND made her shop a favorite on Etsy :)

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  85. My favorite pic is the one on the bridge; I love photos at odd angles so that one really jumped out at me :)

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  86. Well, I liked the "names of grandchildren" tile pendant so much that I just had to order one with the names of all six of my precious grand children on it! I so much support adoption- how can we not give these beautiful children a chance at a wonderful life?

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  87. 4. Vintage sewing machine
    5. May your bobbin always be full.
    Of course, I also like the 'stitch, create, inspire' tile you showed. Tough choice.

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  88. I don't 'facebook' but, I love the last picture of the kids, where they are walking away from the camera to explore.

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  89. My favorite photo is of the backs of the children walking in the beautiful summer day.

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  90. Karen,
    WOW wow, wow!! I am in love with these necklaces!!! Just went to the FB page & liked it... and the Etsy shop is amazing. Favorite pic?? Probably the one of them walking away, with the little sweetie trailing behind! :o)

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  91. Children are such a PRECIOUS GIFT! All the pictures are wonderful. The one with them walking away is GREAT. When everything is said and done, they still leave together in UNITY.

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  92. My favorite pic is the one with the kids running into the trees!

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  93. I think it is amazing that with the challenges your family is facing, you are helping others. I think the Uganda bead necklace in denim and sand is beautiful. It was hard to decide though. I liked a lot of the scripture tiles as well.

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  94. My favorite thing in Kate's shop changes daily...I think today it's the word art...I'd love one for each of my two kiddos! :)

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  95. I like the Adopt Shoppe on FB :)

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  96. Well, here's the deal...I LOVE all the pictures. I can't pick, but I can say that I love their shirts {and not just because I made them! :)}.

    If I win, you can contact me at jnchase311@yahoo.com or visit my blog at www.teamchase4andcounting.blogspot.com :)

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  97. Visited her shop and L*O*V*E the braided bracelets. That little silver charms is the cherry on top!!

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  98. Really, pick a favorite?? They are all cute. I guess the one with the little one screaming.

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  99. I love the sewing machine tile necklace. I like all of her tile jewelry with the Bible verses too.

    reeree1949@bellsouth.net

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  100. My favorite pic of the beautiful children is the middle one where the little one's face is not a happy one. They are all too cute.

    reeree1949@bellsouth.net

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  101. I love the purple Uganda bead necklace, really pretty. My boyfriend was adopted by his parents as a baby and always feels lucky to have found such a loving family.

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  102. I love the second picture! What an adorable family! :)

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  103. What a lovely shop and for such a beautiful reason!! Love all the items but attracted to the "custom baby word art" I too will make purchases at the shop whether I win or not!!
    Laurel
    WHaeser1@aol.com

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  104. posted a "like" on my fb pagefor the adopt shoppe!
    Laurel
    WHaeser1@aol.com

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  105. my favorite picture is the one of the bridge...such a dorable children! Sucha blessed family!!
    Laurel
    WHaeser1@aol.com

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  106. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful and heartfelt story with us Kate. Your Etsy shop is great! love the tile necklaces as well as the leather bracelets. My prayers are with you in your quest for a second adoption.

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  107. Also Liked You on Facebook

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  108. Lovely designs! I visited the Etsy shop and there are so many beautiful creations! I quite like the necklace pendant that says "Faith in God meand fath in His timing". Super!

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  109. My favourite family picture is the one with the kids all walking through the tall grass (the last oen). Such a lovely family!

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  110. what a wonderful cause! My husband and I are taking the adoption leap real soon, it's always been in our hearts! I am already considering getting a few Christmas gifts from the shop! thanks for the giveaway

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  111. the 1 Corinthians 13 word art is my favorite - that's my life verse (myDH and I both have Faith Hope Love tattoos as a reminder) I also love the photo with the little one in focus on the bridge.

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  112. Such cute stuff. Love the Keep Calm & Pray.

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  113. What fantastic ideas. I really liked the owl necklace.Thanks Sharyn

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  114. I really liked the last photo of the children walking away in the grass. Thanls Sharyn

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  115. What a beautiful shop. I especially love the necklaces that are specific to the countries from which families are adopting. For myself, I'd choose the love bird tile necklace, since adoption is not our path.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  116. My favorite picture is the one of the three of them walking through the tall green grass. It kind of tells the story of your family, doesn't it?

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  117. I love the Sunshine necklace. I sing that song each night to our kids as they go to bed. And many times a night when our daughter was a baby and needed help sleeping.

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  118. And I liked their page on facebook. :)

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  119. And I love the second picture of her family, the big smiles on her children faces is adorable.

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