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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Acorn Elves

Every year I create a handcrafted ornament or Christmas decoration for my kids.

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In addition I make a limited edition for my etsy shop. While this year is no exception, there is twist. I am calling this years ornament “Elves for Ceekay”.

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This is my good friend Ceekay (with my doxie Rudi). She writes the blog “Thinkin of Home”.

Ceekay is currently in the hospital fighting a very bad reaction to her most recent chemotherapy session.


Ceekay and I met through blogging. We routinely get together with our other sweet blogging buddies. Our most recent lunch was held a few days before Halloween.

Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life - Jamie @ Mimi's Corner - CK @ Thinkin' of Home – Me - Cindy @ Applestone Cottage - Linda @ Reminisce

Oh boy can we talk, laugh, and most importantly share one another’s burdens. My friend Ceekay is many things: cheerful, crafty, smart, kind and sadly she has been determinedly battling ovarian cancer for as long as I have known her. But she never lets her illness define her.

At this luncheon Ceekay said she wished that there was a Make A Wish foundation for adults. Its her heartfelt desire to take her small family to Disneyland. As you know medical care is expensive. So while a visit to the happiest place on earth may seem like such a small thing, I know that her budget does not allow for such things.

I wish I personally knew Bill Gates, but I don’t. However I am crafty and I know blogland.

Together we can make this happen.

In my etsy shop you will find 15 small acorn elves for $10.00 each.

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22 large acorn elves for $15.00 each

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and 6 pink themed elves for $20.00 each.

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100% of ALL the profits will go to Ceekay’s dream.

The elves are all hand painted and hand crafted by me.

No two are alike.

Ceekay’s family is made up of her husband, her son, her daughter, son in law and two grand children. If all 43 elves sell this will be a good start.

But I’ll need some help to make her wish completely come true.

You can spread the word by posting this button on your blog.

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If you yourself have an etsy shop and would like to donate a portion of your sales please let me know and I will promote it here on the D├ęcor To Adore blog, DTA facebook page and DTA twitter site.

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You can visit the elves HERE.

UPDATE: If you would like to just make a donation (in any amount) Marty of A Stroll Thru Life has created a button which can be found on the sidebar of my blog and hers.



Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Absolutely loveeeeeeeeeeee these and absolutely love that you are helping Ceekay!!! Your heart is wonderful!!! Did you get my email yesterday with that link for the organization I found?

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

those are adorable and I definately want a CK elf for my tree..

gonna post your button and link back to you right now..

hugs== have I said lately how much I admire you and am grateful to have you in my life.

prayers and healing energy for CeeKay.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

You are SO SWEET to be doing this.

May I make two small suggestions?

First, also have a DONATE button - for those (like me) who wish to donate for this great cause but who needs nothing else but to feel good about helping. Not sure how to do it but hope you can do so.

ALSO, may I suggest an HTML with your little Elves for CK pic so we can add it to our hotbar all month long.

This is wonderful and I am praying for her - ovarian cancer is very strong in our family and one of our dear friends is battling it right now too, so CK is added to this daily prayer!

You are a good lady for doing this and I sure hope she can beat this again.


Jennifer Rizzo said...

These are so cute! I am going to tweet about this for you!

Denise said...

Hi Laura,

These are absolutely adorable, and this is such a wonderful thing for you to do for Ceekay! I would like to buy the Small Elf Red Holly 2, if you would set that one aside for me. He will look so sweet and cheerful on our Christmas tree, and I hope it helps Ceekay and her family get to Disneyworld. We've been, and it really is a fun place.


Denise at Forest Manor

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

These are so cute! And can I just say that I love your blog header!! So Fallish and such great Fall colors. Great collection of photos!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

OH I love your elves, and this is wonderful. I think we will get some great response. You are such a special person, so blessed to be a friend. Hugs, Marty

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I will get this posted and up today Laura!
I have been following Rich's updates on fb. This is such a great idea!
Your an angel my friend!

openid said...

Hi Laura,
You know you can count on me to help your blogging friend get to the Happiest Place on Earth! I just sold our Disney World Time Share or I would have offered that up. We finally had access to the island last weekend. No good news to share. :(
Your Friend,

Shelia said...

Oh, Laura, this is so sweet of you. I've never net Ceekay but feel as I have since blogging for all of these years. Your little acorns are adorable and I'm going to purchase some too. My prayers go out to our Ceekay.
Bless you,
Shelia ;)

Vel Criste said...

Ceekay is truly lucky to have a friend like you Laura. Got my little elf already, the one I chose reminds me of my son. :-)

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Laura, I would like to just donate so let me know where to send a check and who to make it payable.

CeeKay has been very kind to me and I think she is a wonderful person. I would like to help to brighten her and her family's life.

Mimi said...

I WILL RE-POST if I can figure out how to do this.....I still am not good at that kind of thing!!!!I did make a call to my daughter to find out how DISNEY might help us works in it might be different...will keep you posted...
GOD BLESS you for doing this!!!
I want a ceekay acorn too!!!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Laura, Your little elves are so darling and what a wonderful thing to do for our dear Ceekay. I would love to help and will also place your pic on my sidebar too.
Continued prayers for Ceekay.
Blessing to you,
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Designs By Pinky said...

How sweet of you to do this. I will happily make a donation. The elves are so adorable.

The Boston Lady said...

Laura, what a good friend you are - and I agree with Ceekay - there should be a Make a Wish foundation for adults. I am absolutely going over to get one of those darling elves. Ann

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Laura,
The elves are adorable and I just ordered mine to help Ceekay. Also did a post with link back here and your button on my sidebar.
God Bless, Celestina Marie

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bj said...

What a fabulous thing to do...thank you for allowing us to be a part of your generous heart...I just ordered the PINK Acorn cutie...and put your button on my sidebar.
I am also the one that deleted the 3 comments...for some unknown reason, my comment posted 3 times...oh, dear.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I am so sorry to hear this, yes I know Ceekay, but did not know she was in the hospital. I already used your handy little donate button. Please keep in mind that I live right here in Orlando, so I would be happy to help with anything I could on this end. Keep us posted! Yep, I know we can make this happen.


Ron said...

What an awesome gesture! The Uptown Acorn's gotta have an acorn or two. Praying for Ceekay. xo


Hi Laura,
Could you email me your address as I want to send a donation right to you or Ceekay!
Thank you!

EllenaElizabeth said...

I heard about Ceekay through Celestina Marie's blog. I have prayed for her and her family. God Bless you for helping.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Of course, we need to help our dear friend!!! I'm happy to make a donation and hopefully make her dream come true!
Laura, Thanks for being such a darling!

Fran said...

I found your blog through ImagiMeri's link...what a wonderful friend you are to Ceekay. I gladly used your donate button to send a donation to A Stroll Thru Life. I wish you both nothing but the best and I hope she has a fabulous time in Disneyland with her family. :) --Fran

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

I'm so happy to see the response you're getting. You have such a wonderful heart! So glad Marty helped with the Donate button. It worked like a charm! Praying for Ceekay this morning...

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Certainly praying for Ceekay - you all are such dears! Popping on over to see the acorns for Ceekay.

Linda Primmer said...

Prayers are sent to Ceekay in this time of need. Ovarian cancer is such a deadly disease. I know, because I suffered with it also. I just made a donation to Ceekay. I hope it will help achieve her dream.
Thank you for helping her.

Marilou Bain said...

I would love to help and have placed the button on my sidebar, blessings to you that you are doing this.
Let me know if you make more pink, will give them to my Granddaughters:) Prayers for Ceekay:)
Hugs and Happy Thanksgiving Laura, you are too sweet. Marilou