Hi! I’m Jeanie, a former family physician who is now a stay-at-home homeschooling mom with 3 daughters, ages 9, 9, and 6. My husband and I were foster parents for the past two years, and are have now adopted a lovely little girl (one of the 9-year olds) from Ghana, in West Africa. I thrive on your comments - so please leave me some feedback!
This is the last of the pastel baby blocks - but I'll have some brighter blocks coming to you soon! This set is in peach, created at 300 ppi, png files, with capitals A-Z and numerals 0-9. Drop shadows for preview purposes only. Commercial use OK. The set is named after my grandmother, Marie.
I've got some fun freebies lined up for you - that's why I'm having to post more than one a day! ROFL But, the kids (some of them) return tomorrow, so I'll need to slow down my blogging to spend a lot of quality time with them. My biological kids are still out of town. Lydia returns from my parents' house on Wednesday, but Don's mom is playing it by ear as far as when Elena returns. They both seem to be having such a great time together, I'm starting to wonder whether grandma is planning to send her back at all...LOL
Today, I received a note in my C-box from Sarah saying that she would love to see some CU grass stuff. I carefully thought about it for a LONG time...about 10 seconds...and decided, "Why not?" I was planning to release most of my designs for S4H/S4O use anyway (with the exception of those that used CU items made by other designers, to avoid violating their TOU's), but since I'm not interested in profiting from designing, why not commercial use? So, Sarah, my entire Yard Sale kit is now available for commercial use. Have at it! The TOU included in my baby block set from this post will now be the one to apply to the Yard Sale kits. However, the TOU is not yet actually IN the Yard Sale downloads, and I honestly don't have time to do that today. But, over the next week or so, I plan to review my kits, and change most of them from personal use only to commercial use. I will let you all know when this process is completed, and give you a list of which ones are included in the new CU frenzy! :)
I have been trying to figure out a slideshow I liked for displaying my visitors' layouts, kits, etc. I tried Picasa, and found an album with a bunch of Blogger pictures. I started deleting ones that were duplicates or that I didn't want in the slideshow. AFTER I deleted many, I read the "are you sure you want to delete?" window more carefully and realized the pictures were then removed from my blog! Whoops!!! So, today I had to go back and replace many images on my blog. I also had a LOT of phone calls to make - fortunately, I could do both at the same time, for the most part.
For those of you who read my posts by subscribing to my newsletter or feed, please take a look at the top of the blog itself - a wonderful lady is in need of help, and I hope you will read her story.
I've got another freebie to post for you, and some cleaning to do before the kids come home tomorrow morning (yay!!!), so I'll end here...
The following is the story of "Mrs. A." as was previously at the top of my blog. I have updated the story there, but wanted to keep the original details of her plight in a post, so those who don't know about her yet can find out what this assistance effort is all about. So, here it is:
Hi, everyone - I wanted to let you know about a dreadful situation I was called about several days ago. As most of you know, I'm a foster mother - I received a call that another foster mom is in serious trouble and needs help. (I'll call her "Mrs. A.") Here's her story: She has 5 children ages from around 7 to 18 or so (some biological, some foster). She found out she was pregnant just after she found out she has breast cancer. She has had some chemo during pregnancy, but not the strongest kind because of the baby. Now she has metastatic cancer in other organs, so they have to take the baby early to give her more aggressive chemotherapy. On top of that, her husband was laid off a few weeks ago, and since he's a union worker, he can't look for another job because they will lose their health insurance. They don't have enough money for their house payments, and they had NOTHING for the baby (a boy) except a changing table. And, they are STILL committed to helping the children in their home. Even with their struggles, they are dedicated to helping others. Some friends and I are doing all we can to help her - we're buying furniture, clothing, bottles, diapers, and all we can for her. But, we can't do it alone. With your kindness and generosity, we have most of the gear the baby will need, but still need to help with diapers, formula, etc. Also, they are in desperate need of help with electricity and mortgage bills, groceries, etc.
I offer all my designs to you for free, and will continue to do so. Considering that, if you feel that you have benefitted from my designs, I hope that in return you might consider making a donation to help Mrs. A. and her family. Please click the Donate button (at the top of blog page) if you would like to participate - even the smallest amounts will help. Even if you cannot donate, thoughts and prayers for the family would be appreciated as well. Thank you for anything you can do!