Sunday, February 27, 2011


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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Hey everybody!

Just wanted to say "Hello" and "Welcome" to all of our new blog followers! Also, we need to give a great big shout out to Melissa at for doing such a great job on our blog and for hosting a giveaway to help Blanket Buddies.

Please keep in mind that if you can help Blanket Buddies by shopping online. Just visit , download the toolbar and shop til you drop :)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Anyone up for a challenge??

I want to tell you about a great person I "met" online and her blog.

Her name is Kristina and she runs the blog for an organization called Blanket Buddies.

Blanket Buddies is a non-profit, 501c3 organization whose mission is to provide both physical and spiritual aid to orphans throughout the world.

What Does Blanket Buddies Do?

Blanket Buddies helps orphans in need by making items such as blankets and clothing. We also raise money to purchase necessary items such as medicine, medical equipment, food, clothes, shoes, stoves, water heaters, and numerous other necessities. Most of all, Blanket Buddies delivers the Gospel of Jesus Christ to children.

We currently care for 7 orphanages in Ukraine and 1 in Reynosa, Mexico. We visit these orphanages at least twice a year. During the visits, we conduct vacation Bible schools and spend one-on-one time with the orphans. We deliver as much needed items to provide a dignified life for these children.

Read more about how Blanket Buddies was started!

Kristina wants to raise awareness for Blanket Buddies as do I so she is generously providing a $25 Walmart Gift Card to giveaway.

And guess what? I am going to add $10 to that Walmart gift card. So one lucky reader will win a $35 Walmart Gift Card!

My goal is to get the word out about Blanket Buddies. Will you help?

I wanted to share something from Kristina:

This is a picture of our bed.

You may be thinking, "There's nothing fancy about that!" and you know, you are right! Even though our beds are nothing fancy, they are where we kneel beside at night to say our bedtime prayers, lay our heads at night and flip our pillows to find the cooler side.

Now imagine yourself-or better yet-your children, sleeping on this....

This is one of the worst mattresses at the Ukraine orphanage, but they all are in desperate need of replacement. Imagine, if you will, these orphans who spend the biggest part of their day laying on this! I don't know about you, but I find this heartbreaking!

I have a 5 for 5 Challenge for you! Email just 5 of your friends and ask them to donate just $5. Then pass it on to 5 more friends. Together we can raise the money needed to give these babies a decent mattress to sleep on.

Are you willing to help?

Ready to win a $35 Walmart Gift Card?

~Mandatory Entry~

Follow the Blanket Buddies Blog by Google Friend Connect. (2 Entries)

~Extra Entries~

Like Blanket Buddies on Facebook (1 Entry)

Like Blanket Buddies on Twitter (1 Entry)

Share this giveaway on Facebook (2 Entries)

Tweet about this Giveaway--just press the tweet button! (2 Entries)

Donate to Blanket Buddies--Donate Button is on their blog! (10 Entries!)

Participate in the 5 for 5 Challenge (5 Entries)

That is a total of 23 entries possible to win the $25 Walmart Gift Card! That is amazing!

Please make sure to leave individual comments. If it says 2 entries, leave 2 comments!

Good luck and this giveaway will end on March 3rd!

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this post and am providing $10 in addition to the giveaway. I just think this is a wonderful cause and want to help spread the word.

Sippy Cup Mom

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Prayers for Pillar of Hope Orphanage

Please pray for the orphans and workers at this orphanage. It is very cold right now in Mexico and these workers are doing everything they can to keep the children warm. Most of them have no winter coats or warm clothing. Your prayers would be greatly appreciated!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

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