Ok --- so, there it is. I am a total dork. But a youthful ... easily excitable ... fun-loving dork. And frankly, my son thinks he has the coolest Mom in the world because of it. Hopefully, sometime this fall, we will afford to make my fantasy come true ... that I shall purchase my very own wand at Ollivander's before heading into Hogwarts for some *magic*. Until then, we will be working on our British accents, sewing up some required Hogwarts uniforms, and practising some of our spells ... all to create the most authentic Harry Potter experience possible. I think I shall go as Molly Weasley, Isaac as Harry (or Dobby the House Elf), Halis as Snape (my fave character).
Wow - this is SO WAY BEYOND Awesome.
Any other 30-somethings out there who are on Cloud 9 over a Harry Potter theme park???
Their website is full of their gorgeous works ... but you will not find another piece like this one! This necklace was created just for our Haitian fundraising efforts. Jason tells me that pieces like this usually gross over $200 in area museum stores and specialty shops. And I can SO see why. It is made with sterling silver, Tennessee River shell and turquoise.
This piece is absolutely stunning. And it can be yours!
If you are interested in placing a bid on it, please do so via the comment section of this blog post. Bidding will end on Monday, February 15th at midnight ET ... and I think I shall start the bidding :)
Thank you Jason & Donna for such a generous donation to this cause!
P.S. Kelly O. place the winning bid on Item #2. Thank you Kelly. I will be in touch to get this to you right away.
Since the earthquake in Haiti, Lauren at Celiac Teen has been working hard to gather recipes from contributing food bloggers all over the world in an effort to help. She has diligently put these recipes together in an e-book, available for purchase on her blog. All donations received for the e-book will be sent to the Canadian Red Cross (Lauren is Canadian) for purposes of helping victims of the Haiti earthquake. The e-book has many wonderful recipes, and many of them are gluten-free or easily gluten-free adaptable. Read more about how to obtain this e-book and contribute here.
What an amazing teen! Please support her in her efforts!
(Thank you Tara - for letting me know about this).Love,
I am in awe. And here is why ...
As you can see, there is something for everybody at the Studio 36 Silent Auction to Benefit Haiti ... and some absolutely breath-taking art. I am in such awe of the generosity of my friends, colleagues and neighbors. Several times tonight, while putting everything together for the big sale, I felt tears come to my eyes as I thought of the capacity we all have to love one another ... and how we humans always manage to come together to assist one another in our greatest hours of need. Haiti is in GREAT need right now ... and there is certainly no shortage of loving hearts and able hands to assist in all ways possible.