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

Sunday, June 8, 2014

May's Number is $65!!!

May has been a VERY busy month for Ginger on a Mission as we prepare for a huge craft fair in St. Cloud, MN on June 26th!!  

This month we raised $65 and this is who we donated to!!

$10 to the Lee family adopting Phineas!!  

$20 for the Sutton family adopting Ebony and Gideon!!

$30 for the Monier family adopting Channah!!!  

$5 to AnnaMarie who needs her forever family to step up fast before she ages out!!!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

April Numbers!

April was an exciting month!  It brought another craft fair which was our best one yet!!!  We raised $250 from our craft fair!  This craft fair was in Maple Grove, MN which was so awesome to be in my home state where my family is.  There was a lot of support and love from some friends there!  Here are some photos from the day:
Card Holders

One lady brought a tote bag to carry her dog Oreo in!

<3 these two.

Meghan made rice hot packs and tutus! 


<3 these ladies lots!

While we were at the craft fair my niece was born down the road!  Baby Emmy sure loved the quilt I made her.  It was the first one I ever made and it turned out alright.  

While home, Danielle and I hit up a fabric outlet store.  Overwhelming is an understatement!  

Where did we donate our money this month? 

$10 to Carolina who is awaiting her forever family!

$10 to Colton who is awaiting his forever family!

$10 to Shawn who is awaiting his forever family!

$10 to the Lee family who is adopting Phineas!

$10 to Dex who is waiting for his forever family to find him!!!
$10 to Marv who is waiting for his forever family to find him!!!
$10 to Aura Lee who is waiting for her forever family to find her!!!
$10 to Rogan who is waiting for his forever family!

$10 for the Preciado family who are adopting gorgeous Hallie.  
$10 to the Aschoff family adopting Leo!

$20 to AnnaMarie who is STILL waiting.  I was her Christmas Warrior and she ages out in DECEMBER!

$10 to the Michaletz family who are adopting Dianna and Anne!
$20 to the Claus family adopting Levi!
$100 dollars to the Jenks family who were chosen to receive the money after we did a giveaway.  They recently returned home with two teenagers who have down syndrome!  I can't share pictures until the adoption is complete in quite a few more months but they are SO precious!!!

April Amount Donated: $250
All Time Total Donated: $1490

May will be a slow month as we prepare for a HUGE craft fair in St. Cloud, MN on June 26th.  Some 10,000 people attend it.... EEEK!