Saturday, March 18, 2017

Forget the Frock! (Adoption is Anchored in Love)

"Forget the Frock" is a national movement to replace buying fancy Easter dresses and attire. Instead, spend that money buying a shirt that supports a charitable cause, and wear it on Easter Sunday! 

These shirts support our adoption of a little one with Down Syndrome. Unisex, Ladies V-neck, flowy tank (in limited quantities), and a kids tee available with the message "Adoption is Anchored in Love." Pricing from $12 to $22.  PLEASE spread the word! Don't hesitate to order - I failed to post this earlier in the week and we are finalizing the order on Monday, 3/20 so they can arrive in time for Easter!
(Shipping is $3 per item for those who need it shipped)
*Size charts can be sent to you upon request*
Email with your order and we'll arrange payment!

Crochet-back flowy tank, $22 suggested donation. SO cute!!
4 Mediums, and four 2XL available!

V-neck is available in Small to 3XL. Suggested donation is $18

Super soft Gildan unisex for $15 suggested donation (if you do not like the soft style, regular can be ordered as well)!!
Small to 3XL

KIDS tee!! $12 suggested donation!! Size Youth Small, Youth Medium, Youth Large.

Monday, February 20, 2017

If You Think My Hands Are Full, You Should See My Heart!

ATTENTION:  Perfect Mother's Day gift for moms, grandmoms, teachers, etc.!

Gorgeous design in FIVE shirt styles ranging from just $16 to $29, multiple colors, an apron and a bag as well!  Ordering instructions are at the bottom, shipping available for a small fee.  :)
Here is our design, hand-drawn by this Momma of 8!  <3

Small to 2x
Click here and "View Specs" for measurements
COLORS:  Black, Heather Galapagos Blue, Heather Aubergine, Heather Raspberry

Anvil 3/4 Sleeve Scoop Neck in FOUR colors!

Heather Galapagos Blue
Heather Aubergine
Heather Raspberry


Small to 2x

Click here and "View Specs" for measurements
COLORS:  Black or Midnight Navy

Bella Dolman in Black or Navy



OPTION 3:  Anvil Long-Sleeve Scoop Neck  $20
Small to 2x

COLORS:  Black or Midnight Navy


OPTION 4:  MV Sport Crochet Back  $29
Small to 2x
When you look at the size chart below, don't forget to take into consideration that you'll need to wear a tank or cami underneath!  :)

COLORS:  Deep Blue or Jade
S23 1/217.5
L24 1/220 1/2
2XL25 1/223 1/2

Deep Blue

OPTION 5:  Gildan Soft Style Unisex Tee  $16!!!
Small to 3x

COLORS:  Small to 3x - Black, Navy, Antique Sapphire (similar to Galapagos on Option 1)
Small to 2x Berry (similar to Raspberry on Option 1)


Super Cute Apron (one-size, black) $17

Black Tote Bag $14
·    Durable 10-ounce, 100% cotton twill
·    Cotton web handles
·    Dimensions: 14"h x 14"w x 3"d, Approx. 588 cubic inches

-Send an email to with subject MOTHERS DAY.  Please list specific item, quantity, size & color for shirts, and shipping address if necessary.  (Shipping is $3 per item, but I will discount large orders.)  I will then send you a link to my paypal with the total, or we can arrange for you to mail a check.  :)
All pricing is suggested donation, and profits will go to our adoption fund! 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Adoption Changes Lives!

Love, love helping adoptive families design their tees, and just in case this will help gather more orders, I wanted to post this one here!  Our friends are adopting two girls, age 14 and 11, from Colombia. We have had the privilege of spending time with them when our friends hosted the girls over Christmas break, and they are just amazing!  Won't you help them bring their girls home?
Our kiddos with our two new friends from Colombia and one of their soon-to-be sisters

You can choose from black or charcoal! Super Soft Gildan!!! 
Small - XL and Youth Small - Youth XL shirts are $18
2X-3X $20
Shirts can be shipped for a small fee. They can also deliver to anywhere around Owensboro KY, or Dubois IN area, and anywhere in between.  You can email with your order!  Thank you for your consideration!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Tiny Heart Warrior

you know how tumultuous and scary heart conditions can be.  My dad had a quadruple by-pass done just a couple of years ago, and it's a massive surgery that takes it's toll on an adult.  

Now just imagine a child undergoing open-heart surgery.  Kendall Hope is the newly adopted 2-year-old of our friends Danette & Jay.  She was born with several serious health issues and required open-heart surgery shortly after coming to America.  Unfortunately, the surgery was not successful, and Kendall has endured numerous post-operative complications. She and her sweet mommy have been in Florida for weeks, hours and hours away from their Kentucky home.  The rest of the family, which includes five other amazing children, have been separated from them during this time.  Currently, they are trying to transfer Kendall to a hospital that is not only closer to home, but better able to care for her needs.  Because of her condition, she needs to be med-flighted, which costs $25,000 and the insurance has not approved it.  While they are appealing, it's unlikely the flight will be covered. 

As I contemplate all the difficulties of the entire situation, I cannot even fathom how stressful and heart-wrenching it is.  Watching your daughter, who has already been through so much in her short little life, go through such intense surgery and horrific recovery, has got to be agony.  In addition, the separation from her husband and other kiddos, the financial strain of mounting medical bills, and it's got to be strenuous on Danette's health as well, as she is limited to what foods are available and sleeping in a chair at the hospital.  This family needs our help!!  Here are three ways you can get involved:

1)  Pray, pray, pray, pray unceasingly for Kendall and the entire family!  

2)  Purchase an awesome t-shirt designed by Danette!  She and I worked on this before their adoption was finalized, with the intention of selling them to help with adoption funds.  It seems more appropriate now than ever, as we cling to the HOPE of our Savior to heal this sweet baby girl.  Hope is also Kendall's middle name, and the heart on the tee represents this little heart warrior!  (Multiple colors and types available, see ordering details below.)

3) Donate directly.  I have verified with Danette that this is a legitimate account that will help their family.  Go to

I do not want the tees to be any work for Danette, so please contact me directly to order at, with type, size, quantity, and color.  Please pay via paypal at (do not choose "pay for goods" or it will charge me a fee), or let me know if you need to mail a check.  Shipping is included on all of these tees and will probably be my local method of delivery, too, considering we are coming back from China with our own new sweetheart!  Please note my reply time may be delayed since we are in China, but I will confirm every order and payment.  :)  I will do my best to send tracking info once these mail out, approximately October 17th.
Super Soft Unisex Tee, Red (for the little heart warrior!), Royal Blue, and Pinksizes Small - 3XL  $20
Youth Tee, Red, Royal Blue, and Pink, sizes YXS - YXL, $20 (must have a minimum quantity of 12 to order)
Toddler Tee, RedRoyal Blueand Pinksizes 2T - 5T, $20 
Super Soft Long-Sleeve Tee, Red only, sizes Small - 3XL  $26
Hoody, RedRoyal Blueand Pink, sizes Small - 3XL  $32

100% of the profits, after paying cost on the tees and postage, will be given directly to the Mattingly family.  The more we order, the cheaper the cost per item, which means more funds going to the family!  Please share with everyone you know!!

Soft Unisex Tees
Youth Tees
Toddler Sizes

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Dragon Tee

$15 Dragon Tee!

A great personal reminder that you were part of a community who helped a child from China leave an institution and join her forever family!

- Adoptive families:  these would make great "thank-you" gifts for family and friends who went above and beyond to help you in your own adoption! - 

**Free Shipping**

Cherry Red
*Soft Unisex Tee, S to 4XL
*Youth Tee S to L
*Ladies TANK (runs very small) S to 2XL
*Unisex Long-Sleeve Tee, S to 3XL

Please send the following to with Dragon Tee as the subject:
1) Quantity, Type (adult tee, childs tee, tank, or LS), Size
2) Mailing address
3) Let me know if you will be mailing a check, or using paypal

 The order will be shipped to you approximately August 25th.  :)  Thank you SO MUCH for helping our family bring Hannah home!

Kids Size Chart


Unisex Size Chart

Ladies Tank Top

Coordinating Fundraiser Tees for Adults and Kids!

Short Sleeve, Long Sleeve, and a coordinating Kids version 
all supporting our adoption!  Order by Thurs, August 4th.  
All the info you need to order is right on this page!  

These verses from Psalm 127 resonate in my heart. Regardless of whether you have one child or a dozen, they are a blessing.  Our hearts are full, and the comparison in the verse is that our quivers are full as well.
Just to clarify, "My quiver is full" does not mean we are done adding children to our family!  

Adults Front/Back - available in Neon Coral or Silver,
or a long-sleeve ladies flowy top in neon pink
Child's Companion Tee in Scuba Blue,
Front Only
Silver Front
Silver Back

Retro Heather Coral Front
Retro Heather Coral Back

Actual color swatches
Flowy Tee Front, does not have to be worn
off-the-shoulder but does have a wide neck

- Scroll to the bottom for size charts -

Adults Unisex Front/Back Print Tee - Silver or Retro Heather Coral (a neon pinkish-orange), S - 4XL, $20

Long-sleeve Ladies Front/Back Flowy Tee - Neon Pink, S - 2XL, $32

Children's Front Print Tee - Scuba Blue, Youth XS - Youth XL, Adult Small - XL, $18

Please send the following to with Quiver Full as the subject:
1) Quantity, Type (adult tee, childs tee, ladies LS), Size, and Color
2) Mailing address
3) Let me know if you will be mailing a check, or using paypal 
Adult Unisex Tee Size Chart

Child's Tee Size Chart

Ladies LS Flowy Tee Size Chart

 The order will be shipped to you approximately August 25th.  :)  Thank you SO MUCH for helping our family bring Hannah home!

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Two grateful children of God who are head-over-heels for one another, best friends and partners in this crazy world!  Parents striving to disciple our five incredible children who arrived in our arms in different ways, but fill our hearts with an uncompromising love.  Full of imperfections, but trying our best every day . . . well, almost every day (that goes back to the imperfections).  THANKFUL, THANKFUL, THANKFUL to know the love of our Savior and our precious family.