Adoption T-shirts

**This sale is now closed, but a HUGE thanks goes out to everyone who made it such a success! I appreciate your e-love and support so much! XO**


Okay! It’s t-shirt day! :-D

Like I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve had this (day)dream to create a line of Lettered shirts for a while now, so today marks Day 1 of my trial run and I’m so grateful for the Opportunity to see how this all goes…or doesn’t go- LOL! :-D

The shirts are made by Next Level and we chose them because they are SO soft! They’re 50% Polyester/25% Cotton/25% Rayon and we didn’t notice that they shrunk much at all after we washed and dried them. They are unisex t-shirts, and both Kevin and I are wearing mediums in our photos. Here’s a sizing graph that may be helpful too:

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HPS stands for “High Point of Shoulder”, so that measurement is from the very top of the shoulder down to the bottom of the shirt.

(If you have any other questions about the shirts, please feel free to ask in the comment section below and I’ll get back to you with an answer a.s.a.p!)


Here I Am Send Me Tshirt | The Lettered Cottage

You’ll be redirected to pages where you can select the quantity and size, and you can pay for your purchase with Paypal or a credit card.

The sale will end next Monday morning at 9am CST so that we can email our entire order off to to Mammoth Printshop.

Mammoth Printshop

They’ll be printing them up from March 24-28, and then Kevin and I will start shipping them out after that. (between April 1-5) Purchasers in the US should receive their t-shirt(s) before or during the second week of April. If you have any questions regarding the shipment of our shirt, just drop me a line at LaylaPalmer (at) aol (dot) com.


If you missed my post about how God encouraged me to split the proceeds from these shirts, you can read about that here: Two T-shirts.

The couple I mentioned in that post were so excited & thankful, and I was so touched when I read what Stacy wrote on her blog the next day:

“There have been so many conversations in our house during these last few months as we have worked through the paperwork trail, again.  One of the biggest challenges this go-around was that when we felt God leading us to change from Ethiopia to Haiti, and we knew it was going to be another challenge to our finances.  This second dossier was not something that was in our financial plan, but we were confident that it was in His plan.  As we were nearing the end of our dossier and coming up on another big payment, God made it very clear to my heart one day, just last week, that He called us to adopt, and that He would provide the finances.  I felt it so clearly that I immediately burst into tears.  I knew that He would provide.

So, today my little man and I made a trip to the post office and happily mailed off our dossier.  With it, went a huge chunk of our savings.  But, there was peace in my heart.  Then, we ran a few more errands and came home to eat lunch together.  As I finished my lunch, I received a text from my friend, Layla (who goes to our church and is also adopting from Haiti!  How cool is that?!), and she asked if she could share my blog on her blog.  So, laughing a little in my head at how infrequently I blog, I said “Sure!”. Why not, right?

It wasn’t until about an hour later, when little man was down for a nap, and I had a moment to sit down, that I decided to spend some time catching up on Layla’s blog. Her post ended with me in a puddle of tears. The very puddle I had joked about on Facebook earlier. God, in all His goodness, had laid our family on Kevin and Layla’s hearts, and we were about to be the beneficiary of a blessing we never saw coming. I will never get over it when people tell me that God has laid us on their hearts. While they were praying through their own dilemma, He was assuring me He was taking care of ours. What an absolute joy it is to be a part of the plan He has for our lives. He has already convinced me that He is writing a much better story than I could have ever dreamed up.”

Stacy and Neal

(Neal, Stacy and their kiddos!)

 I used to feel like I was dragging my feet on this t-shirt line idea, but now I sort of think it was supposed to launch this way all along! :-D

So, on behalf of Neal and Stacy and their family, and Kevin and our Sweet P down there at Three Angels Children’s Relief, thank you so much to anyone who purchases a shirt this week! Our families appreciate your kindness more than you’ll ever know!

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  1. says

    Any chance you will offer shipping to Canada? LOVING that day dream shirt.

    Also as a side note, when I added an XL to my cart (before realizing no Cdn shipping) it added as a MED. not sure if you have a minor size glitch?

    Good luck!!! :)

  2. says

    Hi Layla
    I just tried to order an XXL and the purchasing page said I chose a size Medium. I would love to buy a shirt, but I can’t risk getting a Medium (although I wish :-)

    -Donna K.

      • Cindy Hancock says

        I just ordered my T shirt!!!!!!!! I got the “Don’t forget you Daydream”. I am so honored to support you and your hubby and the other sweet family, as well! Wish I could do more. Praying all goes as God plans for bringing those “sweet bundles of joy” to you and your friend!
        Blessings on this gorgeous day!
        Cindy~ p.s. had to tweek my order a few times to get the correct size but I got it! No problems!

  3. Grace says

    I would love a shirt too, the don’t quit your day dream shirt….but the cart keeps giving me a medium instead of small. Can I just order and comment with SMALL when I check out? Thanks!

    Blessings, Grace

    • Layla says

      HI Grace! So sorry about that. We have our IT guy looking into it. It looks like it’s a browser issue. It’s not changing the size when we try it on our computer, but our IT guy said it’s doing it with a Firefox browser (not Chrome or Safari). He is working to get it fixed now, so hopefully that glitch will be fixed soon! :-D

      • Grace says

        Thanks for the response. Got it ordered today and everything looked great. I can’t wait to get and wear this shirt, and I am thrilled to be able to help you and the other sweet family along your adoption journeys. Many blessings, Grace

  4. Julia G. says

    Layla – I am having the same problem with ordering an XL. It says M. While my day dream is to be a size medium again…reality says otherwise.

  5. Stacey wise says

    I would love this t-shirt for my husband. I tried to order an xl but it keeps saying small. How do order the xl? Praying for you and your sweet angel!

  6. pamela says

    Hi Layla!
    I lalalove this shirt. I’m trying to order but it isn’t excepting the correct size. It keeps defaulting to a med. Can you help?

  7. Beth says

    Well, I got mine! I’m so thankful to be just a small part, of such a BIG plan! I can’t wait to see who else I run in to, wearing the “Day Dream Shirt”! It’s sort of like a family reunion t-shirt….it links us all together, like the one big family that we are! Bless you, Keven and Sweet P on this awesome journey!

  8. says

    hello! I am trying to order a small in the blue shirt and a large in the grey shirt, but the cart is only recognizing mediums in the blue shirt and I am unable to change the size, or the shirt style. Is there a way I can manually order? Thanks! God Bless!

    • Layla says

      HI Dayna! So sorry about that. It looks like it’s an issue with certain browsers. It’s not changing the size when we try it on our computer, but our IT guy said it’s doing it when people use Firefox as their browser. He is working to get it fixed now, so hopefully he’ll have it fixed soon! -Kevin

  9. Lisa says

    So trying to check out…I clicked the paypal button but seems to be thinking for long time. Are you fixing the site this morning 7:30 AM PST?

  10. Ashleigh Hall says

    Best Monday ever!! Can’t wait to see how many gajillions of shirts you sell! What a blessing you are, Layla!

  11. Sara says

    I am trying to order a small “Don’t Quit your Daydream” t shirt. When I add it to my cart, it says XXL. I have tried 3 times. I would really like to order one. Can you help? :)

  12. Fay says

    Just ordered my day dream shirt!! I’m happy that the purchase is for such a good cause and I’m also happy that it will inspire me. I just retired and have so many things to look forward to. Love, Love, Love your blog. Thank you.

  13. Leslie says

    Hey Sweetie! I tried to order a “day dream” shirt in a large but every time I got to the checkout part it showed an XXL! So I didn’t order, but I’d love one! Let me know the best way to proceed! So excited for y’all and happy to “support” in this small way!

  14. Rebecca says

    I am having the same problem about size, but i don’t use firefox.
    I click on XL, but get XXl. Hope it gets fixed soon!

  15. Cristi says

    Do these run pretty similar size wise to a regular t-shirt? I usually wear a small but looking at you (you seem small to me :) I’m wondering if I need a medium. Is the medium long on you? Just want to make sure to get the right size! Thanks! Can’t wait to get it!

  16. Rachel says

    I am still having problems with the sizing on the shopping cart. I am trying to order two M and one S and it keeps putting an XXL in my cart. I love these shirts!!

  17. jenni says

    I just tried to order one style shirt and it put the other shirt in my basket and in an XXL size. It doesn’t appear to be fixed…

  18. Cheryl says

    I am using Internet explorer as a Browser and I am trying to order a XL and it keeps giving me XXL. Are you still working on fixing this problem?
    I really want to order a shirt.

    • Layla says

      Hi Cheryl!
      You may need to clear your cache/history in order to view the newly-fixed site. Hope that helps and thank you so much for your support! XO

  19. Sue says

    I don’t think your shopping cart is working I am trying to order 2 medium shirts and it keeps coming up 1 xl
    Can you help?

  20. Lynn says

    Score! Just ordered my shirt. SO happy to be part of this process AND get a cool shirt to boot!
    I had to fiddle a bit to get the right size ordered to ie. kept getting an XL instead of an L in cart. Just remove/update cart and wait a minute. Then make sure you click outside size box AFTER choosing your size. Maybe it defaults to the next size up if not done correctly?
    Be well!

  21. Baileywife says

    Just ordered mine!! Can’t wait! I just talked about these shirts on my blog today too! Good luck, Layla!! ~Kim @Irishman Acres

  22. says

    I would love to order one of your day dream t-shirts, but I live in Switzerland. Will you be able to offer international shipping?

    • Eliza says

      I had to pick an XL which then put medium in my cart. I guess its going two sizes on the list up or something.

    • Layla says

      Thank you, Ess! :-D
      No, unfortunately I won’t be able to see you in TX…but I’m hoping it’s because I’m in Haiti! :-D

  23. Sherri Farrell says

    I guess I should have read the blog closer!!! Oops!!!! I saw the answer to my question!!!! Ordering now!!!!! Yippeeee!

  24. Rachel says

    Question before I order, we live here right in Prattville attend centerpoint. Are you doing a local pick up or should I just order and have them shipped ?

    • Layla says

      Hi Rachel!
      Go ahead and have them shipped if that’s okay…I’m not sure how to override the system and I’ll probably break it if I try- LOL! :-D

  25. Tera says

    LOVE this! I’ve been behind on your blog and just as I was feeling down about my own dream, I read about the tshirts and of course “Don’t give up on your day dream” just hit home. Layla, you and Kevin are so incredibly inspiring. I have no doubt you’ll have a tremendous response and as you said, this is the way it was supposed to be launched! I wish I lived in AL, we could have a shipping party! :)

  26. says

    Would love to support (and really love the shirts, too). Are you able to ship to Canada now?

    Also, the size ‘glitch’ Janet mentioned can be solved at the purchaser’s end by updating the cart.

    Wishing you all the best with your sales!

  27. Lin says

    I had the same thing happen to me when I tried to add my size, but I changed the quantity to 0 to delete the incorrect size and the correct size came up. I am so happy to be able to contribute in a very small way to this cause. Thank you for letting us be a part in helping.

  28. says

    I keep trying to order the XL and they cart say I selected a Large. I see this is a current problem. I will try and remember to check back later to purchase.

    • Layla says

      Hi Crystal!
      Apparently some folks are having to click “update” in their shopping cart in order for their size to stick. Hope that helps and thank you so much for your support! XO

  29. Michelle says

    So I just ordered a t shirt Don’t Quit Your Daydream(love it) I was having the same issue as others when ordering. I ordered a small but it showed that I ordered a large until I checked out and them in my cart was a small. I hope I actually get the small. If not I’ll have a really cute night shirt.

    • Layla says

      Ha! Thank you, Michelle! As long as it showed up as a small in your shopping cart, you will be good to go! :-D Thank you for your support, and I hope you love your shirt! XO

  30. april says

    Just ordered 2!! One for me and one for my amazing boss… we have both just started the process of adoption!! Love what you are doing!!!

  31. Tara L Craig says

    Hi Layla,
    I have been an avid reader of your blog for years and of course love the initials since mine are the same :)!! I am wanting to order 2 of your tshirts but wasn’t sure if you ship to canada! Thought I should ask first!!
    Thanks so much & know that you are in someone’s prayers in Canada;)!

  32. Shirley says

    Snagged an Isaiah t shirt for my husband and I think I ordered an XL (I had the same issue. I am using Chrome.) But I figure if it gets sent here as a medium then I’ll just wear it. ;) It will work out fine I am sure. So touched by your decision to ‘give one tshirt away’ so to speak. Be blessed!

  33. Sharon says


    Like the others with size issurs whith their order I just tried to add an XL to my cart and it keeps coming up as a L. I hope it is because you have already sold a ton on them, but I really want to get one too!


  34. jodi says

    I had the same problem with sizing issues; I wanted a M and it kept putting a L in my cart. I just clicked on update cart and it fixed it.
    Very excited for this shirt and to help contribute! I love this saying and have it on my chalkboard door!

    • Layla says

      Hi KC!
      I’m not sure, but I just added a size chart to the post. Hope that helps and thank you so much for your encouragement! :-)

  35. jackie says

    Hi Layla,
    I have tried ordering and noticed it was size xl….then I went back and read your comment, so I tried to update my cart and I have 6 t-shirts in my cart :( I would love to order that many but my budget cant afford that–I was only wanting 1-can you suggest how I can correct? Smiles, Jackie

    • Layla says

      Hi Jackie! I’m sorry about the inconvenience. Our IT guy is still trying to work out all the unexpected kinks, but I’m thinking you’ll just need to change the number of shirts in your shopping cart. Seems like I remember a red X next to the extra shirt in my shopping cart this morning, so I just clicked the X next to the shirt we wanted to delete. Hope that helps and thank you so much for your support! :-)

  36. Cindy Chapman says

    Just ordered the “Daydream” shirt. Can’t wait to get it! I’m looking for info about choosing a paint color and lightening it by 50%. I can’t find the post about it. Can you direct me?

  37. Kim A says

    Just ordered my “daydream” shirt. Just wanted to show my support for the enjoyment your blog and Kevin’s camera tutorials gives me.

  38. Charlotte Richardson says

    I just picked up my t-shirt and I’m so excited! Love the story and the journey behind it. We are sending prayers to both of your families.

  39. Charlotte Richardson says

    By the way……Kevin’s camera tutorials rock!! I’m learning so much and loving every minute of it. :)

  40. Alisa says

    Hi Layla! Just ordered my t-shirts and I am so excited to get them! My hubby and I are praying for you, your hubby and your sweet baby boy! I was wondering if you’d thought about baby/toddler size t-shirts/onesies? I have a little guy and would love to one for him! Just a thought:) Romans 8:25- God bless!!!

    • Laurena says

      Hope the adoption goes well. Thank you for being so inspiring both with your renos and beautiful spirit.

  41. Paula says

    Hi Layla! Thank you for your post, as well as Stacy’s post. I purchased the “Send Me” t-shirt for a 16-year-old daughter of a friend – she has a heart for the Lord and has felt called into missions. She will be leaving for a mission trip to Uganda this summer! I can’t wait to give the t-shirt to her, and tell her your story as well. God bless you!

  42. Elizabeth says

    Just ordered a shirt for my Mom! Luckily, I needed a Medium so no issues ordering. My Mom has 4 adopted children, 7 kids all together (including me). She always said she was called to adopt. Two of my brothers are Asian. She would love your story and I need to share it with her so I thought getting her a shirt would be a great gift to her and you. My sister and two of her boys are in Haiti right now and she assured me they would be going by Three Angels, like they always do. My sister goes 4 or 5 times a year with her church. I’ve shared your story with her and she is so happy for y’all. She and a friend sponsor a little girl there named Paula and they always go by to visit her when they’re there.
    Can’t wait to see what else God has in store for your family!

  43. Jackie says

    Hi there :)

    With the shirts lying flat, could you please give the width measurements of the t-shirts for sizing. Thank you so much :)

  44. Jennifer says

    Hey Layla! I ordered my shirt today :) I’m so happy that there has been such a response to the t-shirts! Nothing is impossible for God and when it is his will then he will orchestrate a way. Praying that the remainder of your adoption journey goes smoothly and that in no time at all Sweet P will be in your arms. Children are such a precious gift and I am overjoyed that you and Kevin are finally going to experience parenthood. God Bless you!

  45. Kristen Wooten says

    Just ordered! I rarely wear t-shirts, but wanted to help. Hope this is wildly successful!

    Kristen in Atlanta

  46. jennifer says

    can you ship to Ontario Canada? Love the t-shirt’s and want to support both families in this amazing journey.



      • jennifer says

        I went through and saw the Canada shipping, but it at the end said sorry there was no shipping to Canada? Let me know! thanks for responding so quickly!

        • Layla says

          Sure thing, Jennifer! I’ve seen some Canadian orders come through, so I’ll check with my IT guy about why it may not be working for you. This tech stuff is mind boggling to me! :-D

  47. says

    Layla!!! I am so excited to support you in this and I am surprising my man with this tee too! The message “Here I am, send me” is his heart and has been driving him for the past few years. He is going to LOVE it. I am so thrilled for you guys- it’s been pure joy watching this process the past couple of years. God is good!

  48. Lisa says

    Hey Layla, I love the shirts! I am trying to order a “day dream” shirt and when I add it to the cart, it says I have added “two send” me shirts. I’ll keep trying as I know the IT guy is working on it.

    Thanks, Lisa

  49. Beverly says

    Hey Layla, I got it to work and my order went thru! Let the dancing commence!!! Can’t wait to get the shirt. Also, I wanted to let you know that I was your “pick your Presto” kitchen and we finally are removing the cabinets above the bar this week. Yippee!

  50. says

    Love this inspirational idea! I just ordered my Don’t Quit Your Daydream shirt, and can’t wait to wear it as I paint furniture and work on my clients’ orders! Sharing this on my Facebook page, too, so that others can hear about this fundraiser!

  51. Kylie says

    Hi, just wondering if there’s any chance of having a shirt or two shipped to Australia? They look awesome!

  52. Melissa says

    Love both shirts! Would have ordered both but not a fan of gray! Any chance “Here I am” is going to come in a different color soon? ANd I would love the “Daydream” on the back of a sweatshirt.

  53. says

    Hi Layla, I’m also from Canada and would love to be able to purchase a t-shirt..firstly, I would be happy to support your adoption(s) for sure as I have two wonderful great nephews from Korea who have been a blessing in all our lives, and two…I’ll never give up my daydream and I want everyone to know it!!
    Hope you will support Canadian orders soon!
    All the best!

    • Layla says

      Hi Wendy!

      We actually added that option a couple of days ago, so you should be all good to go! :-) Thank you SO much for your support…and HIGH FIVE to never giving up! XO

  54. says

    Thank you so much for organising international shipping! I ordered one, looking forward to wearing it and being a part of the TLC family ;)

  55. Peggy says

    I couldn’t decide on the size (an XL to wear over leggins or X w/jeans). So – bought 2. Even thought I get 2 shirts – I’m thinking of it as one shirt purchase for each family :)

  56. rachel says

    I cant believe I missed it!! I just went to order and its closed :( Last week got so busy. Is there anyway to order 2 ” here I am send me” t shirts…. need for 2 teenagers doing the centerpoint mission trip this summer.

  57. Kayleen says

    Hi, I just read your post about your tshirts. I love what you are doing and would love to get one of the don’t quit your daydream in a size small if still available. Can you tell me if they are still available? Thank you.

  58. michelle says

    Hi! I am so psyched to receive my shirt in the mail. LOVE IT!!!
    However, I ordered a Med. but it is too big–wondering if anyone ordered and small and would like to swap? Let me know.

    Thank you

  59. michelle knickerbocker says

    Hello :)
    I received the t-shirt and LOVE it. However, I must have measured wrong. I somehow got a MED but need a SMALL. Is there anyone who could swap me?

    If yes, please let me know. I’ll check back here to see

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