Sunday, April 17, 2011

Donations rolling in.....

Thanks so much everyone!! Just wanted to let you guys know about some of the wonderful donations that have come in for the May 21 & 22 Online Auction.

***Scroll down to see all the *NEW*  private donations***  =)

*NEW*  Awesome youth bluegrass band, Third Rail, has donated musical entertainment for a party, event, or BBQ
*NEW*  ESPN Radio - donated 2 tickets to the Rangers vs Houston Astros game on June 21 in Arlington
*NEW*  West Lake Monogram (Dennis Webb) - Will embroider 6 "Texas" (red/white/blue) caps with "I helped Kari's kids" on the front AND a new Game Guard BCB-240 cooler bag and will embroider a name on it.
*NEW*  PAT GREEN FANS, ARE YOU SITTING DOWN?!  Pat is donating a guitar and will add personalized autograph to the highest bidder!  Waco celebs are 2nd to none!!
~ - created a rack that reads "Love Triumphs Evil"
~   Scentsy : Nikki Ellison - Scentsy gift bag to include single scent, room spray and hanging freshener
~   The Pampered Chef :  Darla Cannon - a barbeque turner (spatula)
~   Homemade Gourmet : Melodee and Gordon Austin - Classic Favorites Collection - homestyle spaghetti sauce mix, garlic basil seasoning, jalapeno bacon cheddar dip mix, & sunday roast seasoning.
~   Rosati's Authentic Chicago Pizza  - Gift card
~   KGKK Photography (Owner Dana Carver) - Waco area photo shoot at highest bidder's choice location
~   Chariots of Fire Limousine Service - 2 hours of limo time

~   Roger Olson donated a signed copy of his book "Questions to all your Answers: The Journey from Folk Religion to Examined Faith"
~   $100 gas gift card
~   Cameron Park Zoo - Zoo passes!
~   Outdoor Connection, Inc.  (Global company based out of Hewitt, TX) - a plethora of awesome gear items - Binoor camera strap, 2 GO bags (green, black), 2 canvas bags (gray, green), pink bag and camo Bummer seat.  These are heavy-duty, outdoor items.  Most of them are guaranteed forever.  QUALITY stuff!
~   Mandee (owner of new shop in town) Sweet-n-Sassy Designs - A cupcake/cake decorating party for 10 
The Grape - $25 gift card 
Tish Smith with uppercase living - donated a beautiful "beautiful" decorative plate <---Love this!
~  Neat as a Pin! Organizing Experts - Jennifer Snyder (owner/organizer) has donated 4 hours of her time

La Bella Candle Company of Boerne, Texas:  3" Hand-poured candle in jar with lid initialed "L" and "B" with two wicks, scent of gardenias
Crooked Creek Candles (owner Anna Rowell) in Lorena, TX - awesome gift basket
My sweet friend, and New York best selling author, Wendy Corsi Staub is donating a couple signed books! 
Pom at Bangkok Royal has donated a dinner for two at his downtown restaurant
Gourmet Gallery - Cooking Class
Reed's Flowers donated a plant
Sironia has just provided us with a great package of gifts
Author-signed books: My Reading Life by Pat Conroy & The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
Tiffany Bolton has provided a night at the Czech Inn, dinner in West and a bottle of wine
Kelly Young ( in Austin) has given us a one of a kind piece

Creighton Bennett & Associates - 10 knockout roses and 1, 15 gallon crape myrtle (nearly $400 retail!)
Collage Boutique - whimsical tshirt
The Beauty Shop (Basy Barrera - Kari's hairdresser) - Cut and color
Harley Davidson Round Rock - Vintage ladies short-sleeve, button up HD shirt
Wesley Chapel Tri Team & Personal Training (Florida) - 4 sessions of personal training
Infinity Pilates & Yoga - 1 month pass good for 10 group classes
The Mane Event - Beauty Services
Power of Massage (C.J. Harper, R.M.T.) - massage
Linda R. - 1 hour, in-house dog training
Jaqueline Abney (Master Dog Groomer) - Dog grooming certificates

* If you are are business that has made a donation and I don't have your logo, please email it to me at

Private donations so far include:

*NEW*  French Horn ($200 value)
*NEW*  Royal Doulton Stanwyck fine china (Service for 12 -minus what the movers broke with some serving pieces), new set of stainless silverware, water and tea goblets
*NEW*  "Rockabye" Doll - beautiful, life-like, life size doll  (Retails $198.00)
Tall white wicker shelf
Portable sewing machine
Collection of Indian dolls circa 60s
Bubble gum machine
Some 33 & 45 records. Yes, that's right. VINYLS!!!!
Box of games (2 Taboo - brand new, Trivial Pursuit, Outburst)
Sony compact hi-fi stereo system
An incredible music box snow globe depicting a nativity scene
Stay overnight in a guesthouse on Medina Mountain and treated to breakfast before starting your day in our part of the Texas Hill Country
BAYLOR FANS: Gallon Pak 16 oz. Dr. Pepper commemorating 1974 SCC Baylor Bears. Bottles are full unopened & mint condition!  Amazing donation!!
~  Stunning 14 kt yellow gold 1.2" earrings shaped like a bird cage with heart danglets
Linda R's (Grandmother's traditional recipe) famous homemade French chocolate mousse for 12
~   Charles M. Russell, Word Painter: Letters 1887-1926 - Illustrated with sketches or small paintings.Loads of jewelry from one donor
A gently used sectional sleeper sofa was donated
New "Home Trends" Regulator clock
New "Impressions" ceiling fan, bought new, never taken out of box. 52" four blades, bright brass finish* Set of three brightly painted Mexican suns bought in Cuernavaca
Ceramic cross bought in Cuernavaca. Painted orchid with pinkish flowers and orange and black Monarch butterfly in the center.
Jeeves and Wooster 4-DVD set in case. 23 episodes of the hit A&E series starring Hugh Laurie (of House) and Stephen Fry (of Gosford Park)
Eclectic collection of 7 fun hats for girls
Toppers Roll Ups to pack and compactly carry toiletries
Small brocade kittens make-up bag. Olive green vinyl and canvas piping and trim. Inside snap and elastic pocket, mirror on top of lid.
Several formal/semi formal dresses
Donation from Sharon Reed, friend and fellow church member of the Dulins has offered 2 sets of lessons:
Basics of Crochet
Learn the basic crochet stitches:  chain, single crochet, and double crochet.  Minimum of 3 hours, to be taught in several lessons at your house in Waco.  Includes 1 skein of yarn and 1 hook.
Beyond Double Crochet
Want to learn how to make a Granny Square?  Want help deciphering a pattern?  Maximum of 3 hours, total, to be taught in several sessions at your house in Waco.

Someone in France has just donated a very good bottle of Chateau Canon
Lots of worn-once clothing and shoes
A CD/DVD carrying case
21kt gold & diamond necklace, a gold ring, some costume pearl earrings. Thanks AH!
Anonymous donor: several pieces of antique furniture, a tea service and an antique Singer sewing machine with all original parts and working
A CPA has offered to prepare an individual tax return for the the 2010 (if not already filed) or 2011 tax year.
Bicycle rack, some notecards and a couple of baseball "wobble heads"
A vase and piece of artwork 
Incredible antiques donated: Rolltop desk circa 1900, tea server, original working Singer sewing machine and table, 1 John Boat with 2 chairs in perfect operating condition and no breaks, chips, cracks, etc
2 very unique sterling silver rings
A beautiful pair of gold and diamond earrings!
Someone donated a day of fishing and barbecue on their 3 stocked ponds in Waco
A life-size Santa Claus poster
5 gorgeous framed Renoir prints; not posters. They feel like a painting. Also a tapestry & a Johnny Cash poster.
Jennifer spoiled us with some home artifacts, antique shoe molds, a collection of penguins, some 'Radioheads' t-shirts but most of amazingly stunning antique lace dress as well as some handmade media collage cards from her label
We have a series of art, crafts, & creativity books; thanks Brenda
Autographed copy of "Pearl Harbor: A novel of December 8th" by Newt Gingrich & William R. Forstchen signed by Newt, first ed. 2007
Signed copy of The Virtues of Aging by Jimmy Carter
Julie O. gave a small painting of a horse by the famous Houston artist Cisco Tucker Kolkmeier A true collectible!
A vintage wedding gown and veil (circa 1979) Size 8 in excellent condition
A GE 25" TV with remote
Suit jackets for men
Wine Cooler (not the beverage......a wine bottle cooler)
Case of wine
Sportsbag, a pencil set and an exquisite silver bracelet engraved with Psalm 91:11
4 passes to US House of Representatives Gallery in DC
Homemade jewelry
Picnic double bottle carrier for wine w/ fancy corkscrew
Collectors' item: 20 year old Rolex watch with papers
Barge party!
Rustic child’s desk (way cute)
Rustic wooden 10-gallon aquarium stand
A set of china, some dishes, a huge antique wall hanging
Ten, 10oz. candles fragrance of choice were donated by a local candle maker
A LOT of excellent quality costume jewelry including Dior & Lalique
A dear friend of Kari's has given multiple family/individual photo sessions on location in the Dallas area or Waco.
Portofino's gift certificate
Computer training
Dinner parties
Basket of books
Pet items
Water filter

*Not sure if the donated books are hardcover or paperback...but it will be made clear on the auction website.  ;)

Will be adding to this last as they come in! If you own a business or know someone that owns a business, consider donating something to the auction! Ask around. If you can provide a service......consider donating some time! If you have things laying around the house that you're done with and they are still in good condition......consider donating!
Be creative!
Big or small......all is welcome! Email me at JusticeForKari@gmail or Linda R. at


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