Friday, September 7, 2012

Last Call

We are leaving in 1 week to go get our little guy! Thank you again to all who helped get us there!

-If you bought something and haven't received it yet PLEASE email me HERE so I can follow up for you. 

-If you donated something and haven't heard from me the email probably went to spam and I am sorry PLEASE email me HERE

Thanks again and keep us in your prayers! 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A Little Housekeeping

Thank you again everyone who participated in our Silent Auction to help bring our little guy home. There were so many people whose combined efforts and generosity made this successful, so thank you again! 

We are still waiting on a few people to email me their mailing addresses and make their payments via Paypal (on the right hand side) so if you haven't had a chance to do that please do so as soon as possible so your items can be shipped to you! 

If you are a winner who has paid and gave me your address then your items should be on the way to you soon. Please give it a couple weeks and if you haven't received your item(s) then please email me and I will follow up. 

If you are one of our Amazing Donors thank you again for sending out your donated items as soon as possible. You should have received an email from me with your donors contact info and mailing address, if you didn't or have any questions please email me

Thank you again to everyone involved we are so much closer to bringing our son home. Pray for us in the upcoming weeks/months as we are waiting on a court date now. We hope we can get our little guy home as soon as possible and give him all the love and medical attention he needs. 

Blessings, 
Christen and Josh 
www.lovewithrecklessabandonment.blogspot.com 


Sunday, August 12, 2012

Results~


GRAND TOTAL of- $1,830.00!

We are so excited and feel so thankful by the results! Winners should have received an email with instructions on what to do next. For those of you who bid, but didn’t win an item, would you consider making a small donation on the right hand side, or a donation for the amount you were prepared to spend? The Fortner family is getting SO close to being fully funded and hope to be ready to travel next month! 

Thank you!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Welcome!

Bids are NOW CLOSED
We will be sending emails to the winners ASAP

until Sat August 11th at 12Midnight MST
If you are here, it is likely because you have a desire to be a part of bringing little Levi HOME to his forever family. For that, we are grateful you have come by!

Check out the pages listed on the bar above to learn more about the Fortner Family and for more information on how you can be part of the journey. Silent Auction will be open August 8th-11th!
How this Auction will work: 
  • The items will be posted with photos, descriptions, and minimum bids. 
  • You will leave comments in order to bid.  Each BID comment must include your amount and an e-mail address for it to be valid. 
  •  Bids must be made in whole dollar amounts (so if you are trying to outbid an amount of $5, you will have to bid at least $6).
  • There will be a starting bid on each item, and you may not bid below that. 
  • Shipping Costs are included.
  • Bidding will open Wed August 8th at 12am Mountain time and will close Sat August 11th at 12 Midnight Mountain time. 
  • Winners will be contacted through email. Payments will be made to a secure site, and items will be shipped after payment. (preferred payment is Paypal)
If you would like to donate an item to the auction, or have any questions please email “fortnerfamily03 (at) gmail (dot) com.” You can see visit the Fortner family blog HERE 


THANK YOU!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Growing Paintbrushes Print

Minimum Bid: $4.00
Old paintbrushes grow on you in a sense. These are growing right in with the flowers.
Print of watercolor and pen painting .The print is matted in a light gray 8 by 10 inch mat with a 4 1/2 by 7 inch opening for the art.


Ugandan Messenger Bag {Green and Brown}


Minimum Bid: $12.00 

Beautiful Handmade Ugandan Messenger Bag. 

 Courtesy Of: Taryn Harvey

Teal and Lavender Baby Gift Set

Minimum Bid: $18.00

This beautiful handmade gift set includes 1 blanket, 1 snuggly blanket, and 1 cube tag toy. 
  • Large Blanket is 34 1/2inch Width by 29inch Height. 
  • Small Snuggly Blanket is 13 1/4inch Height by 13 1/4inch Width
  • Cube Tag Toy with 3 1/2inch sides
Courtesy Of: Gail Lester Te

Ugandan Messenger Bag {Green and Teal}

Minimum Bid: $12.00 

Beautiful Handmade Ugandan Messenger Bag with zipper pocket. 

 Courtesy Of: Taryn Harvey

Red Short-Sleeve MILITARY Applique Tee with Tank... (size 2T).

Minimum Bid: $6.00 

Kids love wearing a tee that has a military theme. It's great to wear to military appreciation days, parades, deployment homecomings, or just for every day. Works well for both boys and girls. It's a Rabbit Skins brand size 3 t-shirt, but fits like a 2T.
I created an applique of an image of a tank out of a US Marines print fabric and heat-sealed it on a short-sleeved solid red tee. I then stitch down the patch so it's very durable, but when washed, will have slightly ragged edges to give it that worn-in look that kids love. Made in a      pet and smoke FREE home studio. Each Heritage and Heart item has a boutique label sewn on the lower left side.

Courtesy Of: Heritage and Heart

Embossed Sterling Silver Moon Necklace on Hand Dyed Silk

Minimum Bid: $10.00

This endearing necklace features a large charm with a moon design embossed with the aid of a hand cranked embossing machine. 

The charms hang from an 18" silk with sterling beads to slide and adjust
All of our items are embossed and stamped by hand making each one perfectly imperfect!

Courtesy of: Peace of Mind

James 1:27 Handmade Cross #3


Minimum Bid: $10.00
James 1:27 Handmade Cross. This measures 11" x 8". Made With Love by another adopting family.
Courtesy of: The Puckett's 

The Sings My Soul Photography Session (Phoenix Area Only)

Minimum Bid: $50.00 
Retail Value: $150.00

A senior, baby, or family portrait session with Then Sings My Soul Photography at the location of your choice. CD with 25 digital images included. 


Courtesy Of: Bethany Zamba

Light Blue & White Seersucker Adjustable Baby/Toddler Tie


Minimum Bid: $5.00 
Shirt not included

Little boys will love wearing this ties because they are miniature versions of Daddy’s ties! 

This light blue and white seersucker tie is sized for 2t-5t. Tie is made of 100% cotton and is fully lined with white or other solid coordinating fabric. Cotton fabric means that this is machine washable in case of an accident. It ties with an actual knot and the neck strap is fastened with velcro, so it is fully adjustable: no clips here! It even has a satin tie tail holder on the back - just like Daddy's ties! It is easy-on and easy-off for those days when you're trying to dress a wiggly baby or an active young man. 

Would be great for portraits, church, holidays, and weddings as well as regular everyday wear for your dapper young fellow. Also a great prop for photographers.

Courtesy Of: Dressed to Thrill  

Chunky Red Ugandan Necklace

Minimum Bid: $12.00

This beautiful handmade Ugandan Paper Bead Necklace is one of a kind. Red in color with chunky beads. One of the beads shown says Uganda.

Courtesy Of: Lara Dinsmore  

8x10 Then Sings My Soul

Minimum Bid: $6.00 

Then Sings My Soul Print 8" x 10" Original graphic art print ready to be framed. Photo is printed on a Lustre Fujifilm Fujicolor Crystal Archive photo paper.(Colors may differ slightly from digital picture when printed.) Prints will be shipped in cardboard hard letter envelope.

Courtesy of: Christen Fortner's Shop 

Patriotic Red,White, and Blue Bow

Minimum Bid: $5.00

Beautiful Red,white, and blue one of a kind hair bow for a little girl. Middle charm says"Star Spangled Cutie". 
Courtesy Of: Janine Mason

Hand Stitched Framed "Least of These" Art

Minimum Bid: $12.00

Beautiful hand stitched artwork on linen with the words "Whatever you did for the least of these Brothers and Sisters of Mine you did for Me. Matthew 25:40" In 9x9 black frame. 

Courtesy of: Colleen Jobe 

4 Week Dog Training Course (Phoenix Area)

Minimum Bid: $50.00
4 Week Basic Obedience Training Course in your home in the East Valley. Courses are an hour a week and cover sit, stay/down, stay/come when called and leash training (beginning heal). Winner would coordinate with donor on dates and times. 

Courtesy of: Stephanie Pray 


Handmade Turquoise and Green Hair Bow

Minimum Bid: $2.00 



This adorable Turquoise and Green hair bow is custom sized for your preference. Could be for a child, adult, or one of your favorite furry friends. Bow is on a spring clip.

Courtesy Of: Stephanie Pray 

Hand-made Hair Bow Pink and Brown Lady Bug

Minimum Bid: $3.00



This adorable Pink and Brown hair bow is custom sized for your preference. Could be for a child, adult, or one of your favorite furry friends. Bow is on a spring clip.

Courtesy Of: Stephanie Pray 

Handmade Pink Flower Hair Clip

Minimum Bid: $2.00 

This adorable Pink Flower hair bow is custom sized for your preference. Could be for a child, adult, or one of your favorite furry friends. Bow is on a spring clip.

Courtesy Of: Stephanie Pray 


Hand-made Cupcake Hair Bow

Minimum Bid: $3.00


This adorable Cupcake hair bow is custom sized for your preference. Could be for a child, adult, or even on of your favorite furry friends. Bow is on a spring clip.

Courtesy Of: Stephanie Pray 



Butterfly Fun Baby Gift Set

 Minimum Bid: $18.00


This beautiful handmade gift set includes 1 blanket, 1 snuggly blanket, and 1 cube tag toy. 
  • Large Blanket is 29inch Width by 29inch Height. 
  • Small Snuggly Blanket is 13 1/4inch Height by 13 1/4inch Width
  • Cube Tag Toy with 3 1/2inch sides
Courtesy Of: Gail Lester 

One Tugglie Plush Lovey-sized Blanket

Minimum Bid: $12.00
Winner will choose blanket of their choice from the 3 shown. 

 This lovey-size blanket is designed to sooth and entertain baby.  It is made of a soft minky fabric on the front side and plush fabric on the backside. It is machine washable and measures approximately 10.5"x12".  Blanket includes ribbon strips, securely fastened with a triple stitch, for baby to tug and snuggle.  The ribbon ends are heat sealed to prevent fraying.  Babies love pulling on the ribbons, which builds finger motor skills and keeps them entertained. 

Courtesy Of: Raney Day Designs 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Bobby Jones: How I Play Golf DVD Set

Minimum Bid: $15.00
Bobby Jones, How I Play Golf Instructional Series on DVD. More info here

Courtesy of: Susan Robinson 

Xaris Studio Photo Session (Denver or Phoenix Area Only)

Minimum Bid: $200.00
Retail Price: $500.00 
More photos can be viewed HERE
Xaris Studio Photography specializes in high-end fashion photography, portraiture, and product and stock images for corporate, commercial, and private clients. Photographer is local to Denver but travels to Phoenix area and although the available dates will be limited and must be worked out with photographer, her amazing work is far worth it. This 2 Hour Session includes, an online web gallery and 5 full resolution images with 5x7 prints. 

Courtesy Of: Elizabeth Fernandez 

Adorable Custom Hand-made Panda Doll with Accessories

Minimum Bid: $50.00
Estimated Value: $130.00

Custom panda doll.  Tutu, dress, minki blanket and skirt are all included with the panda.  Winner will work with donor as to the desired colors of fabric so options are limitless! Stuffed with 100% polyester fiberfill.  Only the best of fabric and wool felt is used. All ribbon ends are sealed with heat to prevent fraying.  Panda is double sewn for safety.  Clothes include french seams when permitted.  Perfect in time for Christmas!!  This panda is made from a Dolls And Daydreams pattern.  

Courtesy Of: Christine Dallimore