Thursday, September 18, 2014

August Number is $100

So yes... I am way late on this but a lot has happened.  Summer vacation ended and I started a new job with a different school district.  With all that a lot of selling didn't occur but I made tote bags for a friend's bridesmaids!

I think they turned out FABULOUS!!  

I also inherited a TON of thread from my grandmother... some of it was made before I was even born!  Some had price tags that said it was 59 cents!  I wish it were still that cheap!  Not all of it fit on my thread rack so I have a stock pile!

This month our money went to-

$50 to the Enberg family adopting Damaris and Jagger!  

$25 for the Anderson family adopting Danny and Wayne!

$25 for the Collier family adopting Nadia and Nancy!

I also got engaged to this guy!  Let the wedding planning begin!

Angel Tree sign up started and I will be a warrior for Trisha and Tyler!  Let's get these kids a forever family TOGETHER!

And the MOST exciting new EVER!  AnnaMarie has a family!

We have raised 2355 dollars!!!!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Happy Birthday Ginger on a Mission!!!

Today marks ONE year since I launched Ginger on a Mission.  Wow... it has been a crazy year but the photos I am about to share with you make it so worth it!  These photos are all of children GOM donated money to who are now HOME forever.  They show that a family is worth so much!!

Katie and Woodie are home!  Look at the difference in their photos!! 

The Saunders family adopted two kids, one of which they hosted previously.  Look how free they are!

 These next two photos of James don't need words.  He is LOVED!

Channah, now Grace, is home and playing with a dollhouse like ever eleven year old girl should be!  

Grace also got to be in her FIRST first day of school photo.  She is also surprising everyone with how smart she is.  This girl can do division!

Katya is HOME!  She will get to enjoy a family that will also include a special sister, an exchange student from her birth country!

In our first year we raised over TWO THOUSAND dollars :)  We had booths at six different craft fairs.  I also was joined by so many awesome friends to help at craft fairs, help pin, cut, sew, you name it, I was so blessed with such awesome friends.  I am so excited to see how this next year goes!

July Numbers!

I know... I am getting slow at posting things!  In July we did a craft fair in Monticello, MN.  It was a great day.  It sprinkled the whole day but it didn't deter people from coming by!  

A pile of tote bags

The Monticello Art in the Park

We raised another $350 dollars!  Here is where it went:

$20 dollars went to 5/5/5 which takes five families adopting from five different countries each month.  People commit to donating five dollars a month.  You can find out more here!

$20 went to the Long family adopting Janie!!

$20 to Kayla who is longing for her own mommy!

$20 for the Greene family adopting Alejandro!

$40 for the Anderson family adopting two boys!

$30 for Zola who is being adopted by the Obenauf family!

$50 to the Jenks family adopting two teenagers with down syndrome!

$20 to Arlene who needs her family to find her!

$20 to Lynda who needs her forever family NOW!
$40 to the Bloom family.  They have already brought home three of their boys, but due to court issues are still working to bring Barton home!

$30 to Shawn who is adorable and waiting for his momma to scoop him up!

$20 to Nathan who is waiting to have a family to smile with!

$20 to AnnaMarie that needs a family to commit to her before she turns 16 and ages out!

In case you were wondering... since we opened last August we have raised $2255!!!  :)  
As always, be blessed!  <3

Monday, July 14, 2014

Lemonade Art Fair!

On June 26, 2014 we had a booth at the Lemonade Art Fair in St. Cloud, MN.  St. Cloud is where Danielle and I both grew up and we had attended this fair a million times.  We were VERY overwhelmed with the idea of participating in this but we did it!  I arrived in MN five days before the fair and had an army of AMAZING friends who helped me craft away!  
After crafting on little sleep and for a million hours a day there were a few oopsies... Nothing a seam ripper can't fix!

We made SOOOOO many tote bags that week!

This was our first outdoor fair so we were nervous about that.  We were armed with our tent and had a little hiccup at set up.  They measured our site incorrectly so we had to be moved off to the end.  I guess worse things could happen but we lost our shade spot in the middle of the action.
So many dinos!

I was pretty pumped about my DIY project with $2 frames from the ReStore!

We introduced our pet slide on bandannas!  They go right over the collar so your pet cannot lose them!  

We finished over fifty wristlets that week!

How does one even choose their tote bag out of so many awesome ones?!?!

The show was supposed to go until 8:30 but the rain rolled in at about 6:00 pm.  Luckily it down poured and then gave us a little break before the next down pour to pack up and get out.  I would say it was a successful first outdoor fair!!!

Oh yeah... we raised $350 for orphans that day!  So glad the hard work paid off!

Here is where we donated it :)

$100 to the Jenks family who currently have their two new daughters home on visitor visas and must
complete the adoption by October.  

$50 to the Preciado family adopting Haillie!

$50 to the Aschoff family adopting Leo!

$100 to sweet AnnaMarie who is still waiting for her family to find her!  She ages out in December!!!

$50 to the Novit family adopting Gage and Millie!

In case you were wondering... since we opened last August we have raised $1905!!!  :)  
As always, be blessed!  <3