Soap for Hope

Friday I received a call from my dear crafty friend Buzzy. A friend of hers was having a benefit to raise money for HIV+ orphans in Kenya and wanted to know if I had anything to donate to the auction. I was thrilled! I knew exactly what I had on hand to donate--soap! I started making soap 7 years ago as bridesmaid gifts for my wedding. In the years that followed I made it during the holidays as Christmas gifts for co-workers. This summer my soap took on a whole new meaning as I saw it as an opportunity to raise money for a second adoption. My sweet husband and I sold it at a local Farmers' Market and had so much fun!

We actually got a lot of business and some great feedback from return customers. I heard lots of comments about the great lather and how it is great for shaving! We definitely plan to return to the market next summer as it was such a great experience and learning curve. My husband loved the atmosphere of the marketing and getting to know the other vendors, like Tony the Del Sol salsa guy, and the Iron Man athlete with The Good Stuff homemade granola. If you are in the Lilburn area on a Friday night next summer, look for us at the market!


It keeps me up at night...

For the past three years, not a day has gone by that I haven't thought about adoption. I dreamed of it before we started the process of bringing home our son, I obsessed about it during the agonizing wait to bring home our son, and now that he is here I thank God every day for the gift of being able to call this precious child my son.

But even now, with my husband and son both safely snuggled into bed for the night and my heart so full I feel it may burst, I sit here continuing to think about the fatherless.

It keeps me up at night...and God is calling me, urging me, to do something about it.

This blog is dedicated to my humble attempt to create and sell artwork to help children in need of a family.