Auction Wrap-up & Donations

2015-11-22-GoFundMe-ShaunaSo, first off, I posted on the event page but never posted here about the donation from last month’s auction. While trying to decide where to send our $75 donation, AJ and I came across a friend in dire need of help with some dental issues. She’s in Tennessee, where we have firsthand experience with how impossible it is to get help with emergency dental issues if you can’t pay through the nose. So we went ahead and sent the funds her way. She had the first part of her surgery this week!

For this month’s auction, we decided in advance that we would be donating to Nar Nar’s Voyages. Annara is a sweet little girl battling leukemia, and both of her parents are out of work at the moment while her mother is on leave to care for her. Knowing how difficult cancer can be on the patient’s entire family and support system after AJ’s mom fought and lost a brief but nasty battle with anaplastic thyroid cancer, we wanted to do what we could to help.

The auction brought in $704. PayPal fees totaled $27.31, but my awesome auction winners chipped in $16 to offset the fees, so we ended up with a total of $692.69 and rounded the donation up to $70. I sent the funds to the PayPal account specified by Annara’s mom this morning. I hope that this helps ease things just a bit for them, with everything this family is going through.

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Thank you all so very much for your support! Not only does it help this disabled artist couple keep up with basic needs, but you also help us do our part to help others in need. Paying it forward means so much to both of us, and we truly thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the opportunity.

I also want to give special thanks to the three people who made contributions totaling $35 to our savings to help us forge stability in our new home. It’s been so hard to save anything with how unpredictable income has been this year, and your donations mean so much to us.

As always, much love and many bright blessings to you.

♥ Bri

Giveaway & auction extended through Tuesday!

Heya, friends! My Friday the 13th auction is still running and has been extended by 24 hours. It will end tomorrow night at 7:00 Pacific time, a little over 25 hours from now. All of the pieces shown in the collage are up for bid, along with many others. As I type, there are a dozen pieces without bids and many more with just 1-2 bids. There is also a door prize giveaway!

Not only will the proceeds from this auction help support a hard-working disabled couple with limited income, but we are also donating 10% of this month’s proceeds (after PayPal fees) to Nar Nar’s Voyages to help a little girl battling leukemia and her family in their time of need.

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30% off deal extended; auction next weekend!

2015-11-01-MEDS5-ExtendedWe have not yet met the goal for our med fundraiser, so I am extending the offer through the 13th. Use the code “MEDS” to save 30% on any non-custom jewelry order in my shop. Spend $50 after the discount (not including S&H), and I will refund all US shipping charges.

I also have an auction coming up, from the 13th through the 16th. AJ’s birthday is coming up on Monday, mine is Friday, and the 15th is the one year anniversary of our arrival in Tacoma. We’re hoping that when all is said and done, we might be able to have our basic needs covered for the month and have something left over for some sort of birthday treat, like an inexpensive meal out or a visit to a movie theater. I’ll be keeping my fingers and toes crossed for that.

2015-11-04-November-Auction-SqI expect I’ll have some bargain-hunting holiday shoppers at the event. It’s a great chance to snag a deal or five while helping a hardworking disabled couple stay afloat. I generally list everything with a starting price at or below half of retail, and many pieces end up going for insanely low prices. If you enjoy my work but you’ve never participated in one of my auctions, I highly recommend checking it out. Even if you don’t have funds for this one, you’ll see how it works… And I’ll also be doing other fun stuff, like door prizes, this time around. 😀

Thanks, as always, for being here, being you and being awesome. I really appreciate you taking the time to see what I’m up to!

Much love and many blessings,
Bri

Catching up & 30% off!

Hello, friends!

I’m so sorry that it’s been so long since I’ve updated here! I’ve been getting overwhelmed when trying to post an update, so I think the easiest way to get you caught up is to share a post that was published on Facebook a couple of weeks ago.

I have since gotten caught up on shipping, and I am planning to ship again at the end of next week. I also have a fairly quick turnaround time for most custom orders at the moment. Please get in touch as soon as possible if you’re interested in a custom piece as a holiday gift, to ensure that I am able to ship in time for whichever holiday(s) you may celebrate, and be sure to tell me in advance when your deadline is.

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I also have a 30% off deal running through the end of the week! As many of you know, I am a medical marijuana patient. I go through about one small bottle of CBD tincture weekly. I can’t afford much, but the small amount that I take helps me function and get through most days without crazy amounts of pain. The policies of the dispensary that has delivered to me for months have changed, and I now basically have to order in bulk or pay exorbitant delivery fees for my usual small orders. So I’m looking to raise funds for three bottles, which would mean no fee.

At the same time, about half of the supplements and OTC meds that we take on a daily basis are about to run out. Neither of us will be able to function well if we run out of staples like OTC painkillers, decongestants and meds that help us avoid IBS flares.

We sincerely appreciate any and all help getting the word out about this fundraiser! I’m also running low on beading wire and may be running out temporarily, but I will do my best to get some new goodies posted while this event is happening, starting tonight. If you want to help but can’t afford to shop at the moment or nothing I have listed in the shop speaks to you, please remember that interacting with recent posts on my Facebook page helps a lot with boosting the signal. In particular, I would appreciate it so much if you’d consider liking, commenting on and/or sharing this post.

Thank you so much for your time and attention! I’m hoping to be fully back on the ball soon. 🙂

Blessings,
Bri