8/9/12

giveaway + good cause

oh hey you guys. I am super excited to introduce you to someone I know in real life! She lives near me in the ever-lovely Seattle area and we've had an epic thrifting trip together and recently we went to the Fremont Market where we decided that ice cream was necessary for lunch.

She also recently convinced me to watch Pretty Little Liars- so there's that too :)

I don't have kids but I really love them and hope to have some of my own in the not-so-distant-but-not-near future. Carina's story and her heart is something that I love, love, love and so I wanted to give this blog space over to her for today. 

Take it away, friend!

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Hello! I'm Carina and I blog over at a punk, a pumpkin and a peanut.

I am mama to three little rascals, lover of vintage and coffee and chocolate, among other things.


For the last year, my husband and I have been waiting to adopt our fourth baby.
We have two biological boys, and one adopted, and feel so excited to be adding to the sweet chaos that is our every day.

Two weeks ago we got the call that we'd been chosen to adopt a baby girl due any day. 
And we are over the moon.

We know that God is already writing our love story with this little peach
and His hand is so evident in the details. You can read more about all of that here.

The reality of adoption is that it takes a serious chunk of change to make it happen.

Like $25,000 when all is said and done. We've saved and saved but we are still well away from that number.

We are not ones to ask for something without offering something in return, mostly because it makes us feel weird. I've been making jewelry for my little etsy shop for the last few months and after a lot of thought, I decided to design a few adoption necklaces to help make up some of the difference.

I am dreaming big here: my goal is to sell 100. My dream is 200.

300 would knock our socks off and put a serious dent in that total.


 Would you consider helping us out?

Spread the word and buy a necklace (or two)...you'll be helping us bring our baby home, supporting adoption and you'll even get something pretty in return! 
And please come follow along on this super exciting journey - it's sure to be an adventure!
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OK, you guys... this is cool. One of you gets to win a necklace of your choice from Carina. But, there's another way to win... the first THREE PEOPLE to email me rougeandwhimsy [at] gmail [dot] com with the subject CARINA will get a $10 off on their necklace. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway
xo, erika 

p.s. have some favorite posts or items from the web + real life? Come link up with me tomorrow for Friday finds + favorites! 

31 comments

  1. I like the asymmetrical heart necklace

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  3. Yay this is awesome! I like the asymmetrical heart necklace.

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  4. Tweeted and shared the post on facebook to spread the word! Hope I can win the asymmetrical hammered heart necklace! <3 :)

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  5. I tweeted! https://twitter.com/jobicohn1329/status/233583206169985024

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  6. I tweeted about the necklace that I like!~

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

    https://twitter.com/kellybb31/status/233583460869103617

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  7. I like the mid length necklace best!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  8. I follow Carina's blog via gfc-Kelly Brown

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  9. I like the longest length necklace

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  10. I am following via GFC (snethen)

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  11. I liked the necklace! So cute and a great cause.

    Alyssa
    elementalcarbon12(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. I'd like the asymmetrical necklace!

    Alyssa

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  13. I like the assymetrical heart one! Thanks!

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  14. I like her necklace!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  15. I love the asymetrical necklace

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  16. the asymetrical necklace
    taraz9 at excite dot com

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  17. I really like the 22" length necklace. The hammered heart is so pretty! :-)

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  18. I love the 18'" copper necklace!

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  19. I'm now following Carina's blog on GFC!!

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  20. Love the necklaces! All of them are too cute! Following now on GFC.

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  21. Love the necklaces! All of them are too cute! Following now on GFC.

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  22. Love the hammered heart necklace

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  23. I like the mid-length.
    x Hilary
    hilary . l . adams @ gmail . com

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  24. I love the short necklace!!!!! <3
    erica.simpson1@gmail.com

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