I'm a married mother of "3 1/2" ;) and the loves of my life are my faith and my family. I've grown in my faith over the last two years since my daughter's adoption, she is the reason why I started this blog in the first place, and I'm so looking forward to watching God move in my heart, and the hearts of others who follow along on our journey towards bringing home one of "the least of these". Special needs adoption is my mission field, whether I'm adopting a child myself, or helping other families get funded, or shouting for waiting children who need families to find them, and I hope you'll come along for the ride and watch what God can accomplish when we say yes to His command to care for the orphan, and go out into the world to be His hands and feet.

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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Giveaway Time!

I am so excited to post about this giveaway!!!
(giveaway info is at the bottom of this post!)

As I've blogged about in the past, we are having a spaghetti dinner on May 19th from 5:30-7:30 pm at Fellowship Bible Church in Jackson, TN...

At this spaghetti dinner we will also have our silent auction!

We have over $3,000 worth of items that will be up for grabs during this auction, so you won't want to miss out!!!

Here are just SOME of the items we will have up for auction!

***FOUR Park Hopper Passes to WALT DISNEY WORLD in Orlando Florida***
value: $582

***Admission for two at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN***
value: $120

***American Girl Doll "Kit" Gift Basket featuring 2 Kit Mini American Girl Dolls, books, and DVD***
value: $100

***Wheel of Fortune Gift bag with autographed memorabilia PLUS 4 VIP passes to a taping of the show in Culver City, CA***
Value: Priceless if you're a big "Wheel" fan! :)

***Biggest Loser "30 Day Jump Start" book autographed by the Season 11 cast, an autographed photo of Marci (season 11 contestant), and a 1 month pass to Gold's Gym***
Value: $80/priceless to a Biggest Loser fan! :)

***2 0ne month passes to Gold's Gym***
value: $70

***Admission for EIGHT to Wilderness at the Smokies in Sevierville, TN***
value: $240

***Green Mountain Coffee Company $25 Gift Certificate***

***Two General Admission Tickets to Kings Island in Mason, OH***
value: $106

***Wine Gift Basket from Crown Winery in Humbolt, TN***
value: $100

***Four reserved seating tix to the Jackson Generals PLUS $20 gift certificate to Cheddar's Restaurant***
value: $60

***Four tickets to the Memphis Red Birds PLUS Dinner for four at Steak 'n Shake***
value: $75

***Nashville Weekend Getaway: 2 nights at Homewood Suites-Hilton, admission for two at Frist Center for Visual Arts, and $45 gift certficate to Outback Steakhouse***
value: $300

***$50 gift certficate to Lenny's Sub Shop***

***Four buffets at Casey Jones Village and four admissions to Casey Jones Train Museum PLUS VIP tour led by Casey Jones Grandson***
value: $75/priceless

***TWELVE free kids meals at Chilli's***
value: $50

***Ceiling Fan donated by Lowe's***
value: $100

***Porch Lamp donated by Lowe's***
value: $100

***"Life-Like" Doll***
value: $100

***John Travolta Gift Basket w/autographed photo***
value: $100/priceless

***Multiple Avon Gift Baskets***
value: $75-$150 (each)

***Yankee Candle Gift Basket***
value: $50

***Stampin' Up Scrapbook Gift Basket***
value: $200

***Hair 'Bow'quet***
value: $50

and much, much more!!!!

Ok, so for the giveaway part!!

We have 250 tickets to sell for our Spaghetti dinner, and we need YOUR help to sell them!

The tickets are only $5 so it shouldn't be too hard, especially since that $5 gets you spaghetti, bread, salad, dessert and a drink!!!

We will have TWO separate giveaways.

Giveaway #1:

Everytime you repost this blog post to facebook, twitter, etc...then come back here and comment on THIS blog post about your repost...you'll be entered one time into giveaway #1. If you write a blog post of your own about our dinner/auction, and link back to this blog post, you'll be entered FIVE times into giveaway #1. That's it. No donating, just reposting! The winner will have their choice of 2 prizes, each with a value over $25

Giveaway #2:

The person who solicits the most ticket sales will receive a $25 Amazon gift card. Ticket buyers can pay through paypal, and in the notes section have them write YOUR NAME so you get credit for their purchase. You can enter YOUR OWN name one time, no ticket purchase necessary but the more ticket sales with your name attached to them, the better off you'll be! :)


We are partnering with local groups to DONATE meals purchased by out of state/city/etc buyers. The number of "unclaimed" dinners (i.e. you bought a ticket but didn't come to eat) will be donated to people who are either sick and can't cook for themselves, or can't afford a hot meal. How awesome is it that just FIVE DOLLARS can work to not only bring home a beautiful little girl, but also feed someone who otherwise would have gone without a hot dinner that night. :)

So there it is guys!!! Please repost and sell those tickets!

Ticket sale money can be sent to: rescueaprincess@gmail.com on paypal

Thank you!!!


  1. Don't forget Patriot Equity Oil Well branch will also be selling tickets.

  2. Shared on Facebook! What awesome prizes and great idea with providing food for the needy! See you May 19th!

  3. Shared on facebook.com and will get my blog written soon. I will come back and let you know when. I wish I loved closer to come to the dinner and bid on some of the awesome prizes for your auction.

  4. Shared on facebook.com...praying for huge success!!

  5. Shared on Facebook. Praying for ya!

  6. Shared on FB! Very excited for ya'll on this, it's huge!!

  7. Jessica CrutchfieldApril 7, 2012 at 8:08 PM

    shared on facebook girl. Continuing to keep yall in my prayers!

  8. Shared! Such a great benefit!
    Kim Sipes

  9. Shared on my personal wall and on operation orphan no more FB page. Praying this is a huge success. I love that the food can be donate to help someone who would otherwise go hungry that night. What a great way to serve your community while helping get your daughter home.

    Carlene's soon to be momma :)

  10. Donated! I'll share on my FB and blog later today (working without my laptop power adapter at the moment). Good luck - this is a wonderful fundraiser!

  11. Prayers are being prayed for you guys!! Love you!!