Thursday, July 28, 2011


Good Evening!

We have some housekeeping to take care of this week.

  • If you have not yet received your item, do not fret. There are still a few that were shipped last week and a few more that will go out this week. 
  • We are cleaning up everything and entering that last stage of this endeavor. 
  • If you won a critique and have not yet heard from the agent/author/editor, please let us know and we will shoot them an email

I don't know if we can ever express the gratitude we feel for everyone involved. Every bid - even those that were not the winning bids - have made this entire cause a success. 

Living in Tuscaloosa during all of this has been more humbling than I expected, even knowing how devastating it is. People from around the world have traveled through here just to lend a hand, share a story and rediscover the goodness of humanity. I want to thank ALL of you personally for bringing a renewed sense of hope, love, life and promise to a state that did not even know it needed it.

With all that you should give yourselves a big round of applause because...

As of today we have raised over $8000 for Hackleburg, Alabama!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Day 35: Item 5: ART for MOD SQUAD Lovers!

The lovely and talented Brenda of Daisy's Etsy Shop 

is offering 

"Small (5 x 7) mixed media of the Mod Squad Comes framed with a heart embellishment and buttons on the frame. For those of us who remember the 1970's"

Day 35: Item 4: Dr. Seuss/Berenstain Bears Bundle!!

Oh the Thinks You Can Think!!!

Well what do you think about this?


This huge Dr. Seuss Bundle was donated by Michelle Humphrey of International Creative Management (ICM TALENT)

This is AWESOME!! 

Do you see those titles? 
Oh the memories from my own childhood....What a collection for any home library, community library or for a school you know and love...

Day 35: Item 3: SIGNED BOOK

Have you ever visited the Story Siren?

No? Well you should. Kristi runs an amazing book blogging site!

She is on top of the hottest titles and debut authors! Well her generosity does not end with just book reviews and cover shows..she also has a few items up for auction!

We start with this SIGNED COPY of

Before this all happened, the closest I'd ever come to getting physical with a guy was playing the board game Operation. Okay, so maybe that sounds pathetic, but it's not like there were any guys at my high school who I cared to share more than three words with, let alone my body.
Then I met Wes, a track star senior from across town. Maybe it was his soulful blue eyes, or maybe my hormones just started raging. Either way, I was hooked. And after a while, he was too. I couldn't believe how intense my feelings became, or the fact that I was seeing-and touching-parts of the body I'd only read about in my Gray's Anatomy textbook. You could say Wes and I experienced a lot of firsts together that spring. It was scary. It was fun. It was love.
And then came the fall.

Day 35: Item 2: Handmade Bookmarks!

The lovely and talented Brenda of Daisy's Etsy Shop 

is offering a beautiful 

Each one has an adorable statement!
Stretch Your Wings
There are always two cups at my table
This "bee" longs to______


Be sure to check out her shop for even more fun items: cards, bookmarks, etc.

Day 35: Item 1: Book Bundle

A Surprise Donation from an Anonymous Book lover...


What a fun and eclectic book bundle!!! Keep them all or give some as gifts! I have to say I thumbed through the Little Red Writing Book and loved it! (I was quite tempted to keep it myself!)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Living in the South lends a great love of rich foods, sweet southern sayings and the love of family! 
What better way to celebrate all of these things than with a SIGNED COOKBOOK by one of the most Southern women I have ever had the honor of meeting in person!


Bid to win a


Pool party, bake sale, lunch-box treat -- 
PAULA DEEN has a recipe for every
school occasion.
From the bestselling team that brought you Paula Deen's My First Cookbook comes a cookbook for the busiest families. When the school and work days end, what better way to connect with your family than by cooking in the kitchen? And when the school bake sale calls for volunteers or you need ideas for your sleepover party, Paula Deen's Cookbook for the Lunch-Box Set has the simplest, most delicious recipes for the fun activities that happen all school year long. from

A wonderful set of 2 Wooden Slotted Spoons by Paula Deen

This is the perfect package for the collector or cook! Enjoy these delicious recipes with your family while teaching your kids food safety is fun!

Friday, July 1, 2011


Happy Fourth of July Weekend Everyone!

Okay, well it is about time for another update, wouldn't you say?

So we are here posting items and you are there bidding on them...

Well our combined efforts so far have brought us to $8009.00!!!

Yes you guys, seriously!! YES YES!!! 

You should all honestly feel as excited as we do!! 
(though some husbands, wives and parents might grimace remind them it is for charity... ;o) )

Okay now that all that excitement is coursing through your veins here is an update on the bids/days remaining:

Day 31 will close on July 6 at 8 p.m. CST
Day 32 will close on July 7 at 8 p.m. CST

New posts (yes we still have some awesome items up our sleeve) will begin next week!

 (All of this is purely due to the Fourth of July Weekend; for our foreign friends consider it a weekend where you don't have to sit beside the computer with a finger on the enter key for 3 days)

Again, I don't know if we can ever thank everyone who has contributed, donated or spread the word enough! It is such an honor to be associated with a community like this and to be able to help a community that truly needs it...

Thank you.