Okay- it’s Blog Threads day! 😀
I loaded up the shop with LOTS of design options this month because it’s time to book our trip back to Haiti to visit our Sweet P for his birthday in November! We’re planning to travel at the same time as our friends/fellow Three Angels family, the Riehms, again. We had such a good time when we went together in June, and we’re really looking forward to spending Thanksgiving in Haiti with them, and our boys!
Here are the designs that are available for purchase over at BlogThreads.com for the next 48 hours:
All Good Things Are Wild And Free-
Smiling Is My Favorite-
It Is Well With My Soul-
Dreamers Gonna Dream-
Big Dreams, Full Heart-
There’s This Boy, Who Stole My Heart, He Calls Me Mom-
(Kids shirts are available in four different sizes: XS (4/5), Small (6/7), Medium (8/9) and Large (10/12). Ever is wearing the Kids Small in the photo above.)
All of the shirts are the same super soft Next Level shirts (50% Polyester, 25% Cotton, 25% Rayon) we’ve used in all of our previous 2-day sales.
The adult shirts are available in unisex or ladies cut. (The baseball tees are unisex) The unisex shirts run very true to size and they don’t shrink when you dry them. The ladies cut shirts (which I’m wearing in the photos above) run a couple of sizes small, but also do not shrink when you dry them. For example, I’m 5′-5″ (125 lbs) and I wear a small in the unisex t-shirt, and a large in the ladies cut v-neck t-shirt. I like to wear an XL in the ladies cut CREW NECK shirt because I like my necklines a little on the loose side. Here are the size charts for both kinds of cuts:
Ladies Cut v-neck:
HPS stands for “high point of shoulder”. It’s the measurement that goes from the highest point of your shoulder straight down to the hem at the bottom of the t-shirt. The Bust 1″ Blw Amhl measurement is the one that runs from side to side, across the bust area- 1″ down from the bottom of the arm hole if the t-shirt is laying flat. The third measurement (SLV Length Frm Shld Edge) is the outside edge of the sleeve. When I was trying to decide which size to order, I measured one of my other t-shirts that fits well to see which size would be the most comparable.
Since we’re planning to travel with them, I thought it would be fun to have the Riehms as this month’s fundraiser family.
I feel soooooo lucky to have them in our lives. Mama Tacy and I have become the best of buds over the past couple of years, and planning this upcoming trip with her and her hubby, Matt, makes the wait so much easier to bear. We talk every. single. day, and she has been such an encouragement to me. She’s such a happy flower, and I’m so glad God planted her in my pot. So pumped our boys are buddies too! 🙂
(Sweet P and McRiehmy)
All proceeds from this 2-day will go towards booking our (and the Riehms!) trip back to Three Angels Children’s Relief in November.
And can I just say how grateful I am to be able to host these monthly fundraisers? I enjoy the design process so much, but helping stitch families together alongside those of you who have purchased a shirt is truly the best part. Every month, folks all over the world jump into these adventures, and forever become a cherished part of so many precious kiddos lives. The support and encouragement makes one of the most challenging parts of the adoption journey easier to bear. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for that.
And while we’re on the subject of Blog Threads families…remember the Woods family from last month’s fundraiser?
I’m excited to report that they are just a *few* short weeks away from bringing their son Samuel home!
Mama Kim told me they’re using their Blog Threads proceeds to pay for his plane ticket home, so a HUGE thank you to those who purchased a shirt last month!
And do you remember the Murrays and the October ‘She Looks For Adventure’ t-shirt sale?
Well, they now live in BELGIUM and they brought home their daughter, Juliette, shortly after the t-shirts from that sale had all been mailed!
They lived in Florida when they adopted Juliette, so how COOL that their fundraiser was tied to the ADVENTURE shirt! 😀 #GodWink
The Bell family (from the September 2014 fundraiser) brought home their son, Sawyer, earlier this year, too:
I got extra teary when I noticed Mama Lorie was wearing her ‘Built To Blossom’ t-shirt the day their adoption was finalized in China. And when I heard her son’s given name meant “to bloom”? Well, it was almost like God whispered it to me Himself. 🙂
As for our adventure, we’re hoping our Sweet P’s Authorization will have be signed by the time we travel in November so I can finally share a photo of his adorable face with you! The adoption will be final on the Haiti side once that Authorization is signed and we have received our Adoption Decree (which is when I’ll be able to share his name!). After that, we’ll only have the U.S. side of things to finish (at the U.S. Embassy in Haiti) before he can come home. I think after we get our Decree, it will fiiiiinally start to feel like Homecoming is on the horizon in 2016! 🙂
If you’re interested in ordering a t-shirt, you can hop over to the Blog Threads website by clicking on the banner below:
Once the sale is done (Friday night around 9pm CST) I’ll deactivate the site so that I can tally up the order and send it off to the print shop on Saturday (August 29th). It usually takes about two to two and a half weeks to get them back from the print shop, so Kevin and I will start packing them up and mailing them out as soon as they get to our house the week of September 14th. I’m thinking they’ll all be delivered between September 18th and September 25th, depending on what part of the world someone lives in.
Thanks for taking the time to read this far if you’re still here, and let me know if you have any other questions about the “threads”! XO
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