FAITH is the substance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not yet seen.
Heb. 11:1

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Goat Milk Soap fundraiser (part 2) through end of day Sunday Dec. 4th

As I've have been trying to figure out how to get around the high cost of shipping on this soap, due to the weight of the soap, I came up with what I think is a really good idea.     Since tomorrow is Cyber Monday and we are officially in Cyber week, I thought I could offer a Cyber Goat Milk Soap Fundraiser.  Here's how it works:   With an order of:

1 - 5 soaps  (shipping is $6.00)    *includes delivery confirmation
6 -11 soaps (shipping was $12.00 but offering  $6.00 this week)  *includes delivery confirmation 

12 - 36 soaps (FREE SHIPPING)  That's right!!! You get free shipping!!   Flat rate shippings USPS PriorityMail is $10.95 plus delivery confirmation of around $1.  So I thought I could offer free shipping if you order12 or more bars of soap.   It's not hard to come up with a 12 bar order as there are so many scents to choose from and every teacher, friend, family member, needs at least 2 bars.  These are such great gifts.  Those who purchased from our first GMS fundraiser loved, loved the soap.  It smells sooooooooo good!!!
And it makes your skin so soft.  It's great!!!  You could even get an order up from your family so they could give as gifts.  So many possibilities.

Our goal for this fundrasier is to sell 200 soaps or $600. These make great gifts for teachers,
friends, co-workers, etc. We are praying that this fundraiser gets us closer to our goal.   We hope you can help us with this part of our journey to our daughter Faith. She's 12 years old
in Tianjin, China and I just can't wait to get her home, sometime early next year. I've added a picture of
the soap and will list all the different fragrances below with specifics.

One more thing - - If we sell 100 soaps +, we won't be charged shipping charges from GMS which is a huge
plus for us.

Please know, this isn't easy!!!   It takes a lot of work to seperate the soap, box up the orders, double/triple check the orders, package with tape, address the labels, make numerous trips to the post office, take the time to send the e-mails letting everyone know their soap is on it's way.   The best part is meeting and making new friends along the way.   It's been well worth the work!!!  And you all are wonderful.  We thank you for your order!!

Goat Milk Soap
$6 per bar

Cranberry Spice - light on cranberry but heavy on spice. There is cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves in a red tinted bar. You might be able to detect a hint of orange peel too!

Lavender - Scent of lavendar and made with lavendar oil. A sure favorite that everyone will love! Gift idea!!

Oatmeal Milk and Honey - This fragrance is very clean and warm (like the sweetness of honey)!!! Great for the Holidays!

Luv Spell - This one has a fragrance of citrus and florals (one of my favorite scents) Another great gift idea!!!

Clean Cotton - This is a very fresh and clean scent smelling like freshly laundered cotton. A must have for everyone!!!!

Purity - (unscented) Great for those with dry and sensitive skin. Lots of people use this soap on babies or people with eczema.

Black Raspberry - Scent of raspberry with a hint of vanilla. A favorite of all ages.

Honeysuckle - Smells just like a summer day with honeysuckle in your back yard.  Honeysuckle with a hint of jasmine.

Nautical - Masculine scent - perfect for the man that wants a soap for him.


See details on shipping below

Email me with your order here   Please include with your order your name and address.

*How to Pay: Please don't pay until you receive confirmation that your emailed order has been received(see above). I except Paypal & check. Please add shipping charges below.

These bars of goat milk soap are handmade. The goat milk soap bars are hand cut to weigh between 5 and 6 ounces and are cured for a minimum 6 weeks. Your soap will come in a 4" x 6" cotton bag that is hand-stamped with the scent. You will love these sweet smelling, long lasting, bubbly bars of soap.

Ingredients: Raw goat milk; Saponified natural fats, coconut oil, soy bean oil; Natural color, Fragrance.

All orders will be shipped USPS priority mail.

Again, the shipping charges are as follows:

1 - 5 bars of soap - $6.00

6 - 11 bars of soap - Shipping was $12.00 but offering it for $6.00 this week (includes delivery confirmation)

12 - 36 bars of soap - FREE SHIPPING!

Thank you so much for supporting our fundraiser to help bring our daughter home. We are just waiting to receive our I-800 approval which should be soon!!! Will you please spread the word about this fundraiser
by listing our fundraiser on your groups, blogs, and facebook?

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Faith's birthday gift!!

   I received a picture of the gift that Angela purchased for us for Faith's birthday.  She also
purchased a card for our letter.  I can not tell you how pleased we are with Lady bugs 'n love.  Kelly and Angela are wonderful to work with.   I have written several e-mails to Angela over the past year and purchased packages and she has done a fantastic job and is really quick to respond.  You can go here  to find out more and check out their sight.   I asked Angela about purchasing a bracelet with a jade rabbit and this is what we sent.  I think Faith will really like it.

Read thread jade rabbit bracelet for Faith's birthday with card
 I'm excited to know that Faith has received her birthday cake and card.   Really hoping we get some pictures of her special day.

 Now, we still have to get our girl home.  We are way short the funds and have been fundraising thus far.  I know God will provide.  We have had the support of so many with purchases from our fundraisers, donations, unexpected donations, etc.  Thank you ALL so much!!!!  So here we go again!!!  We have had a request for more Goat Milk Soap, so we are having another GMS fundaiser which will start late tomorrow.
Please check back.   And please tell your friends and family!!!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


 I wanted to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow!!!  I am so blessed to have a wonderful husband with an open heart for the orphan.  And I feel so blessed that God has given us four beautiful children (one, Faith, who is waiting for us in Tianjin, China).   I'm also thankful for the friends I've made in the adoption community.   Thank you to those who are rallying behind us to help bring Faith home.  When I first saw Faith I just had a really strong feeling that she was our daughter.  I just couldn't commit as we were not financially prepared.  However, are we ever financially prepared?  Anyway, after many, many, prayers (7
months of praying), we knew we needed to trust God and that He would provide.   You are all amazing and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and cherish the day with your family and friends. 

 For those who might be wondering, our Thirty-One fundrasier wasn't so good, however, it was better than the first as we had $370 in total sales.   That means we should get between $75 to $90 in profit from Anne (Thirty-One consultant) which is awesome!!  Anne is such an amazing lady to host these events and give her profit to families fundraising.  Thank you Anne for doing this for us a second time.  Maybe three times will be a charm.

  Please stay tuned as we will be starting our second Goat Milk Soap fundrasier next week.  I have a few people who would like to place another order. 

Many blessings &


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Letter from Faith with art work!!

After a few weeks of waiting, I really didn't expect to receive anything from Faith after we sent
her package.  And then just when I least expected it, I received an e-mal from Angela with a translated
letter from Faith and pictures of some of her artwork.  I'm so excited!!  And the actual letter and artwork
are in the mail on the way to our house.  I can't wait to get it and get the artwork framed.    Here's
the letter from Faith:   Oh, and after the letter are two pictures of artwork.

"Hello honorific dad and mom,

I have received your letter and gifts. I really like the gifts you sent to me. I am so happy to see the pictures of you. You all look so kind. I am very happy under foster mom’s care now. I am very excited to hear that soon later I will have my own new family! Thank you.

I am sending you one of the handcrafts I made and pictures I drew, hope you will like them.

I wish everyone in the family healthy and happy!

Love you,

Sep 27, 2011"

"Love of Vine"

"On the Way Home"
I love the titles Faith gave to her drawings.   I think she's an amazing artist!!!!

GMS Fundraiser a Success!!!!

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to everyone who supported our Goat Milk Soap
fundraiser!!!!!  I can not tell you enough how much we appreciate your support to help us bring Faith
home!!   Our final total was 112 soaps!!!  Yayyeeee!!!   We didn't have to pay shipping which would
have been around $36.  That's 12 soaps at wholesale!!!  I think the free shipping of 100 soaps or
more sold is a generous offer from GMS!!!  Thank you!!!

We also had a Thirty-One bag giveaway with this GMS fundraiser!!  You received an entry for every soap purchased.  You also got an entry by sharing on FB, leaving me a comment that you shared, sharing on blogs, or groups.  


We are slowly chipping away the orphanage donation and now only need $2,000 more to meet our
goal.  We will be starting a Thirty-One fundraiser in just a few days.  We get all the commission on all
the sales.  Thank you Anne!!!  This is another great time to do some Christmas shopping!!!  And it
will certainly help us get close to our goal.

Many blessings to all those who stopped by our blog, shared, and purchased our Goat Milk Soap!!!