Featured Adopting Family: The Quinn Family Fundraisers

The adorable Quinn family threesome has been painting cute and creative works of art to bring home their siblings, Willow and Ernie. Their Mama has spent hours in line at the post office getting these auctioned items to their winners.

Their latest auction is the Disney inspired, Disney FUN! Auction, found here.

“This Auction benefits The Quinn Family Adoption of Willow and Ernie. Auction begins Wednesday January 21, 2014 and ENDS 9pm Eastern January 25. The last bid on or before 9:00 pm on 1//25 according to Facebook time. Is the WINNER! Starting Bid on ALL of these paintings is $40 + $10 Shipping (shipping will remain $10) buy it now option has been eliminated to avoid disputes. Custom pieces are always an option but no duplicates.”

Here are a few samples of what you will be bidding on.




Then this morning, Mama Quinn posted this great idea:

“Would you like to get your little artist painting?  These canvases are 11x14inches. (smaller than the 16×20 you see for Auction) you choose the character! We will paint the character onto the canvas for you!!! Your child will do the rest! These Canvases are $25 + $5 shipping!” Go here to learn more.








What a great birthday, Valentine’s Day, or Easter gift idea for a child or grandchild!


As always, if you don’t need paintings or gift giving ideas but want to help, just head on over to the Quinn’s non profit family sponsorship page on Reece’s Rainbow and donate to help bring these two sweeties home to their brothers and hardworking Mama and Daddy. Here are Willow and Ernie.





A Look At Legacy: Apprentice in Training

There is more to my LoveLeavingLegacy Etsy/blog store business and Lilla Rose business than trying to grow a business.

Lady L and I are learning about entrepreneurship together. She is my “Apprentice in Training”.

Whether we’re crafting for Etsy, working Lilla Rose/LoveLeavingLegacy, or providing childcare for a local Classical Conversations group, I love working alongside my daughter.

I’m proud of the self-confident, outgoing, socially competent young lady she is.

She is hard working.

Off to our first Lilla Rose office party

Off to our first Lilla Rose office party

She is patient.

CC kids

Building and creating with a CC kiddo in our care.

She is caring and kind.

Lady L and Baby N

She is thoughtful.

She is smart.

She is talented.

My Christmas gift from Lady L. Did you know she taught herself to knit?

My Christmas gift from Lady L. Did you know she taught herself to knit?

She is generous.

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Hand knit scarf for Grandma W with coordinating mini Lilla Rose flexi purchased with her own money.

She is fun!

Family Monkey Bar Contest

Family Monkey Bar Contest

Family Monkey Bar Hanging Contest: Whose Hair Will Touch The Ground?

Family Monkey Bar Hanging Contest: Whose Hair Will Touch The Ground?

She is beautiful.


I am privileged to teach my daughter.

I have the opportunity to work alongside my oldest daughter.

I am a blessed mother!


Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior…teaching what is good, so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored. Titus 2:3-5

Featured Adopting Family: The Allison Family Fundraiser

My friends, the Allison family, are adopting two cute little boys from an eastern European country that have a craniofacial disorder. Jamie has a facebook page, My Little Sunshine Montessori Boutique, where she hand makes and sells Montessori style educational toys. The profits serve to fundraise for the adoption costs. She literally spends countless hours into the night staining little peg people and rainbow puzzles and cups and spoons. The toys are impressive and perfect for hands on learners.

Currently Jamie is working on felt paperless doll sets, listed at $25/set shipped. There is a Ballerina Friends set with 4 (6 inch) dolls and 40 “pieces” (20 dresses and 20 hair pieces).  And there is a Kids Around The World set with 8 (4 inch) dolls and 12 complete outfits from around the world!


Ballerina Friends Set



Kids Around The World Set


1/13/2015 UPDATE: Jamie has added two new unpaper felt sets to her fundraiser: Noah’s Ark and Creation.



To order sets of your own, contact Jamie at lovingmybabiesx3@gmail.com for ordering instructions.

Want to see the cute boys this helps get home to their family?

Evan-and-Raymond_Sept2014-204x300Another way to help is to just donate to the adoption.