Friday, August 26, 2011

So much support!

I started back to work this week, so it's been kinda crazy. I want to thank everyone for their support, love and donations. It means so much to have so many wonderful people support a project so close to my heart. I'm currently working with Small Bird Studios on a blog design, to give the site a more organized look. I've gotten in touch with the publishing company and have worked out the terms to order the support books. I have also made contact with the maternity floor supervisor at my local hospital. We are trying to schedule a time to meet, that works for both of us, to figure out all the details for the donations. I will keep everyone updated on all that.

Friday, August 19, 2011


My heart literally stopped beating for a few seconds when I opened the mail today. Jackie, thank you just isn't enough but I don't have the words to express my gratitude. She and her daughter made a donation in memory of her late husband, Jason and her son, Hunter.

Mommy and Me Consignments sent an email this morning, telling me that they had some fabric for us. Look at that gorgeous minky fabric?!?! I can't wait to see how many micro-blankets we can make with all of this! Thank you, Mommy and Me!

Thank You, Mommy and Me Consignments

I stopped into Mommy and Me Consignments today. I was looking at their blankets and changing covers. I stopped and talked with the owner and told her what I was looking for and why. She is going to help us with fabric, by donating the remnant pieces they have left over after finishing their craft projects. We got our first piece of fabric today from them... a soft, beautiful pink colored blanket. I can't wait to see how many micro-blankets we can get out of it. Again, many thanks to Mommy and Me Consignments!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Michael's BOGO Boxes

I just got an email from a friend. Apparently, Michael's is having a special insider sale. She forwarded me the email and they're having a Buy 1, Get 1 for a Penny sale on the photo storage boxes!! If you missed out on the last sale, here's another chance! I don't see where it asks for a coupon... so I don't know if you just mention it at checkout or if you print the page below from the site and take it with you. (Here's the link.)

Waiting for a Rainbow

How beautiful is this? I just had to share with all the moms out there who are waiting for their rainbow baby. It is a limited edition custom sculpture being offered at TheMidnightOrange on Etsy.

For those who don't know what a rainbow is...

"The term Rainbow Baby is the understanding that the beauty of a rainbow does not negate the ravages of the storm. When a rainbow appears, it doesn't mean the storm never happened or that the family is not still dealing with its aftermath. What it means is that something beautiful and full of light has appeared in the midst of the darkness and clouds. Storm clouds may still hover but the rainbow provides a counterbalance of color, energy and hope."

Monday, August 15, 2011

CVS Sale - Disposable Cameras

When I stopped at CVS this afternoon, I noticed they are having a Buy 1, Get 1 Free sale on their CVS brand power flash disposable cameras. I picked up 4 and only paid for 2!! If you're able, pick up a couple extra ones for donation.

New Supplies

Thanks to a couple donations, we were able to stock up on some supplies with the Michael's sale and coupon yesterday. We got 7 more empty boxes, candles, journals, tissues and note cards. I've got some cards ordered from Carly Marie and Franchesca's Lost for Words: The Card Line. I'm also going to order 20 of the feet pins.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Awesome Storage Box Sale

Our local Michael's store (Greensboro, NC) is having a 40% off scrapbook sale, which includes the photo storage boxes!! (Go online and check your local store's weekly flier.) Print the coupon below - good for today ONLY between 4-8pm - and get an additional 25% off!!! It would be awesome if we could get some extra boxes donated! If you live near me... I'll see you there! :-) Thank you, Hip2Save!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Thank You

I'm overwhelmed by the love, prayers and support of Nathan's project since making the blog public last night. Thank you so much to everyone!! It warms my heart to think of the families that will be helped and comforted... all because of Nathan.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Measuring Tapes

I just ordered 40 measuring tapes for less than $25! It's exciting to finally start getting stuff ordered for the boxes.

Thoughts inspired by the mailbox

The mailbox was friendly today. I got a book from Stephanie at The Sweet Pea Project. It was such a good book and I definitely want to include copies in the memory boxes. If you would like to purchase a copy or two, we'd love to have some copies donated. ;-) And of course, if you're able... support their project as well.

I also received the teddy bears today! (I was surprised at the amazingly, fast shipping!) Again, thanks goes out to the Williamson family. These bears are the first items purchased, using a gift card from their family. These bears will be added to the memory boxes in memory of their angel, Patrick. It amazed me, holding one, to realize that Nathan was a little bigger than about twice the size of it. He was 6 1/2" long and the bear pictured is 3" long. Thank you, Kelly! Even though Nathan never touched the bear... it brought me some comfort today when I held it. It was nice just to have something physical to remind me of him... something that I could relate to, as far as his tiny size. It warms my heart to think of the other moms who will, hopefully, gain some comfort from them also.

How amazing is God... to create something so tiny and beautiful? Just shy of 17 weeks, he already had fingernails and toenails and all of his features were already formed and in place. He was such a tiny, angel. It just takes my breath away to think about the sheer miracle of his existence. 17 weeks wasn't nearly long enough... but I was BLESSED to have him for those 17 weeks. I'm a lucky mama because I had him with me and he felt my love and warmth during his entire life. (Thank you, Stephanie for your words and helping me to feel better about my own thoughts and feelings. Even though you had your angel 24 weeks longer than I had mine, I could relate to a lot of what you wrote.)


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sale on Storage Boxes

If you have some extra cash and get a chance to run into Hobby Lobby... pick up a couple photo storage boxes for us! They have them on sale until Saturday for less than $3.00 a box. These are a perfect size for the memory boxes.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

First Order

I ordered the first donation items today! Thanks to the Williamson family, I was able to purchase 24 mini teddy bears. I ordered 12 of the 2 1/2" bears and 12 of the 3" bears. They will be added to the memory boxes in loving memory of their baby boy, Patrick. - 3" Teddy Bears
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