Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Giveaway has ended... Kindle Fire Giveaway! (through November 18th)

The giveaway has ended. Congratulations Tony D. we will be contacting you by email.

We were able to raise $1145!!! Thank you so much to everyone who donated and spread the word about the giveaway!  

The giveaway has ended. Thank you so much to everyone who entered.

Reposting about the Kindle Fire Giveaway being held to raise money for Anton's adoption. Remember, an entry is only $5.00 or you can share it on FB, your blog or Twitter (make sure you leave a comment if you do any of those so you will be entered). You have until the 18th (FRIDAY) to enter!

We are giving-away a KINDLE FIRE!
Participate in this fun ‘givaway’ for a Kindle Fire and help bring Anton home!!  

Don’t need a Kindle for yourself?  Participate anyway, and consider this as a wonderful Christmas gift for a loved one!!  Think about how far a $5.00 donation can go… one less Starbuck’s coffee, one less happy meal,  that is it!!!!

Coming November 15, 2011.

Details (from Amazon):
Full color 7'' multi-touch display, with wi-fi

  • 18 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, and books
  • Thousands of popular apps and games
  • Ultra-fast web browsing - Amazon Silk
  • Free cloud storage for all your Amazon content
  • Vibrant color touchscreen with extra-wide viewing angle
  • Fast, powerful dual-core processor

A video demo!

(For more product information, click HERE!)

- For every $5.00 you donate, your name will be entered. ($20 = 4 chances)
- All proceeds to Anton's adoption fund!
- Tweet about the giveaway (make sure you leave a comment letting us know you did this)
-Share the giveaway on FB (make sure you leave a comment to let us know you did this)
-Post a blog about the giveaway (make sure you leave a comment to let us know you did this)
- The winner will be chosen by Random.org.  The winner will be contacted through their PayPal email address. If the winner does not respond within THREE days, a new winner will be chosen.
- You may submit entries until November 18, 2011.
- You must be a United States resident to be eligible for the Kindle Fire.

Don’t Miss Out On This Opportunity!  Spread the Word- FACEBOOK IT! TWEET IT! BLOG IT!
Or any other way you can spread the word for Anton!!! Thank you so much for your help!

Remember, you have until November 18th!

Monday, October 3, 2011

UP FOR BID: Men's toiletry case (leather)


UP FOR BID: RedEnvelope brand Men's toiletry case.

Description from the RedEnvelope site:
Storing toiletries in style, our travel case was inspired by the classic shaving bags used in the early 1900s. Made of rich brown full-grain leather with modern brushed-brass hardware and durable cotton-canvas lining. Exclusively from RedEnvelope.

  • includes hanging hook and dual-strap closure
  • features four generous pockets, one of which is a removable case
  • canvas lining unsnaps for easy clean-up of spills
  • mesh pocket for wet items
  • made of brown full-grain leather with light-tan lining
  • brushed-brass hardware
  • 12 1/2" x 3/4" x 19" H when open

This is not brand new but looks brand new. It's only been used once or twice, but you can't tell at all. It would make a GREAT Christmas or birthday gift for any man in your life who travels a lot! All proceeds go to Anton's adoption fund.

Bidding will start now and will end at 10:00pm EST on Friday night, October 7th. Any bids time stamped after 9:59pm EST will not be accepted.

Valued at $129.95 new.

Bidding will start at $12.00.

Thursday, August 4, 2011


Hey everybody. Okay, so I know I've been lazy about doing more auction items, and that's totally my fault but I'm back now, hopefully better than ever.

Sweet Ashley, a manager of a Starbucks store, has donated 8 bags of whole bean Starbucks coffee up for auction, with ALL PROCEEDS GOING TO ANTON'S ADOPTION FUND!

Please see auction items (they are separated into four separate posts) below. Bid on one or all four! Bidding is starting at about 1/3 of retail value.


(Thank you so so so much, Ashley. Sorry it's taken me so long!)

Starbucks Coffee ONE

Up for Bid:

2 one pound packages of Starbucks whole bean Coffee. Both Caffe Verona Blend.

Both bags: Caffe Verona Blend, Bold Flavor, Dark Cocoa, Roasty Sweet. Valued at $10.95.
(Maximum Freshness until: November 19, 2011)

From the website: Caffè Verona® is a seductive blend of beans from Latin America and Indonesia, with a gentle touch of Italian Roast lending depth, soul and sweetness. Because this delectable combination pairs so very well with chocolate, it has become a Valentine’s Day favorite – and the coffee we most associate with romance. Bella, Bella! P.S.: Literature lovers out there will recognize Verona as the city where Shakespeare set Romeo and Juliet. Although the play ends in tragedy, we’d like you to know that every cup of this coffee has a happy ending.  

Please bid in the comments. Top comment should be the highest bid. Bidding will end Monday, August 8th at 10:00 pm. Any bids marked after 9:59pm will not be counted. 

Bidding will start at $7.00.

Starbucks Coffee TWO

Up for Bid:

2 one pound packages of Starbucks whole bean Coffee. Both Komodo Dragon Blend.

Both bags: Komodo Dragon Blend, Bold Flavor, Herbal, Cedary Spice. Valued at $11.95.
(Maximum Freshness until: October 15, 2011 and November 26, 2011, respectively)

From the website:  Perhaps no creature is more remarkable than the world’s largest lizard: the Komodo dragon. Like that beast, this coffee is bold and surprisingly snappy. It was also, until recently, just as rare as that elusive and endangered animal. We first sold this blend by mail and online orders only. But it became such a customer favorite that we unleashed it within our stores as well. It’s an assertive combination of several Asia/Pacific coffees: part bright, biting acidity and part earthy, loamy smoothness.

Please bid in the comments. Top comment should be the highest bid. Bidding will end Monday, August 8th at 10:00 pm. Any bids marked after 9:59pm will not be counted. 

Bidding will start at $8.00.

Starbucks Coffee THREE

Up for Bid:

2 one pound packages of Starbucks whole bean Coffee.

Bag 1: Italian Roast, X-Bold flavor, Sweet/Slightly Smoky,  Valued at $11.95.
(Maximum Freshness until: December 3, 2011)

From the website: This coffee gets its distinctive sweetness from the way it is roasted: dark, and darker still. Somewhere beyond the caramel notes of our Espresso Roast but short of the smokiness that identifies our French Roast – that is the sweet spot held by Italian Roast. What is created after the coffee cools is a sturdy and sweet blend, potent and intense.

Bag 2: Kenya, Bold Flavor, Juicy Acidity, Currant, Valued at $11.95.
(Maximum Freshness Until: November 12, 2011)
From the website: Awash with a full-bodied juiciness that makes it instantly recognizable to its many, many fans. These qualities are all true of our Kenya coffee. You can recognize Kenya through its tell-tale citrus flavors – grapefruit most often, but sometimes lemon and sometimes tart orange. There’s a sparkle to this coffee, a bright acidity, that makes it so refreshing to drink. In fact, it's a terrific iced coffee on a hot summer day.

Please bid in the comments. Top comment should be the highest bid. Bidding will end Monday, August 8th at 10:00 pm. Any bids marked after 9:59pm will not be counted. 

Bidding will start at $8.00.

Starbucks Coffe FOUR

Up for Bid:

2 one pound packages of Starbucks whole bean Coffee.

Bag 1: Guatemala Antigua, Medium flavor, Subtle Cocoa, Soft Spice, Valued at $13.95.
(Maximum Freshness until: November 12, 2011)

From the website: These agricultural lands are famous for their passion and tradition, for exemplifying the best qualities of their respective beverages.This lush part of southern Guatemala is nestled among three volcanoes. The high altitude and loamy soil create conditions that are nearly ideal for coffee growers and coffee lovers alike.

And love this coffee we do. It’s an elegant affair: refined in its acidity, identified by the pedigree of its gentle spice flavors and subtle cocoa-like texture.
Bag 2: Guatemala Casi Cielo, Elegant, floral, satisfying cocoa finish 
(Maximum Freshness until: July 23, 2011)
From the website: And while you’ve never had to go that far to experience this ineffably rich coffee, there was a time when you could only enjoy it in some of the country’s most exclusive restaurants. You see, we originally developed this coffee to be the ultimate “fine-dining” experience, working with the chefs at Seattle’s legendary Canlis restaurant. Together, we created a remarkable coffee with a depth and versatility perfect for a variety of gourmet entrees and desserts – particularly those with savory herbs or cheeses, rich chocolate or berries. For years, we limited this coffee to just a few, choice establishments. But the clamor for Guatemala Casi Cielo® was so relentless, and the coffee so good, that eventually we capitulated; we had to share it. So, for a short time every year, we make this culinary masterpiece available for your own special occasions at home – no reservations required. (I'm throwing this one in for free because technically it's past "for fresh roasted flavor, enjoy before" date, but it's never been opened. Valued originally at $12.95.)

Please bid in the comments. Top comment should be the highest bid. Bidding will end Monday, August 8th at 10:00 pm. Any bids marked after 9:59pm will not be counted. 

Bidding will start at $4.50.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Thirty One Fundraiser (Round 2)

Janel, who hosted our first Hope for Anton fundraiser through Thirty One back in February has offered to do it again! She has set up a party that will run through August 22nd. She gets 25% of all sales and ALL OF THAT will go to Anton's fund.

Running: July 26   - August 22, 1:00 pm EST

Percent of sales: 25%

Where: Click HERE

Details on how to order: 
Follow the link
1.  Download the personalization guide - this will open in a new window, keep it open to refer to for embroidery options
2.  Hit your back button to go back to the shopping page.
3.  Select your Item and add it to your cart
4.  Add your personalization
5.  When you are done shopping click the "checkout" button
6.  Make sure that you DO NOT SHIP TO HOST.
7.  Fill out your shipping information
8.  Review your order and then click the "pay for order" button
9.  Select "credit card payment" from the left hand side of your screen
10.  Complete your payment information making sure to add your total to the total payment amount
11.  Click "save" and you are done!

ALL ITEMS are 15% off and almost all them are new items/patterns!

I know it's still a little early to think about Christmas, but if you'd like to get started now, you could help Anton at the same time! Pretty good deal.


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Ebay Items

I posted several new items on Ebay today. All proceeds to Anton's Adoption.

IZOD dress/golf shirt and Cherokee dress shirt, short sleeves, size Medium.

American Eagle Ladies Jeans. New with tags. Size 8.

American Eagle Ladies Jean Shorts. Size 6.

Levi's Ladies Jeans. Like new. Size 7.

I was going to post photos of the items here too, but I'm just too tired tonight. If you are interested, just click on the links. I posted plenty of photos on Ebay. Thanks guys!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Ebay Item - Gap/Geoffrey Beene men's dress shirts size large


2 Gap dress shirts
1 Geoffrey Beene dress shirt
all size men's large
flat collars, standard button sleeves
great condition!
100% cotton

All proceeds go to Anton's Adoption!

Listing is HERE.

Ebay Item - 2 Eddie Bauer Men's Dress Shirts Size Large


Two Eddie Bauer long sleeved dress shirts.
Size Men's Large
Wrinkle Resistant
Great condition!
Button collar, button sleeve.

All proceeds to Anton's adoption.

Listing is HERE.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Ebay Item - decorative wall hanging

Decorative Wall Hanging
New with tags
Sandra Magsamen Messages from the Heart collection
"We do not remember the days, we remember the moments"
Really cute, colorful.

Listing is HERE.

All proceeds to Anton's Adoption.

Ebay Item - Women's Beautiful Pink Pajama Set Size Medium


New, without tags.
Women's Size Medium
Beautiful Pink Color
Silky Soft.
83% polyester, 17% cotton

Ebay listing is HERE.

All proceeds to Anton's Adoption!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Up for Bid: Beautiful hand made earring and necklace set

Laura, from Laurel Creek Designs, has made a BEAUTIFUL earring and necklace set which she if offering up for auction. All proceeds go to Anton!

Laura made some beautiful pieces for Jonah's EB Auction, and this one is no exception. She made this set, which she fittingly named "Hope for Anton" specifically for this purpose, weaving the pieces together, combining the stories of both Anton and his forever family. 

Her beautiful story of the inspiration behind this set is HERE. Please read it. It makes the jewelry so much more meaningful. 

Materials used in Hope for Anton: Aquamarine, Quartz, Moonstone, Opal, Pearls, Czech Crystal, and Sterling Silver

Necklace length:  two 22 inch strands
Earring(s) length:  2 inches, link and cluster portion is just under 1 ½-inch

Necklace hangs longer than shown.
This set is valued at $125.

Bidding starts now and will end on Saturday night, April 30th, at exactly 9:00 pm. I have been having issues being able to shut off comments, so please know that anything time stamped after 8:59 pm will not count as a valid bid.

Bidding will start at $40.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Serwa Chic!

Serwa Chic (owned by my friend Jen) who just gave away the nursing cover for auction is generously donating again!

From today (Wednesday) through Friday, Serwa Chic will donate 30% of all sales to Anton's Adoption Fund!!!

Jen hand sews and sells lots of adorabley great stuff, like...

All-In-Ones (what Jonah wears):

Snappy All-In-Ones (we have one of these. I wish I had ordered 20):

Fitted Diapers:

Diaper Covers:

Nursing Covers:

and Long Sleeved Bibs (Jonah has two. They are AWESOME!):

Here's Jonah's most recent cute stash!


You can see more of Jen's stuff at her online shop or visit her Facebook page. Remember, three days only, so make sure you take advantage. 30% to Anton's fund... it doesn't get much better.

Thank you, Jen!

Happy Shopping!!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Snap In Time Photography Package (ROCHESTER, NY)

Denise, you are the winner of the photography package! I'll send you an email with instructions shortly. Thanks everybody!

Melissa from Snap In Time Photography is offering up for bid an awesome photography package in the Rochester, NY area.

The package will include:
- 1 hour of on location photography for 1-4 people ($10 for each additional person) 
- 20-40 edited images
- up to 3 outfit changes

*** The session must take place within 20 miles of Melissa's zip code (14606 - Rochester, NY area), but she is willing to travel further for additional payment.***

To see more of Melissa's work, click HERE.Bidding will run from today through Friday night, April 15th. Comments/Bids will be cut off at exactly 9:00 pm EST on Friday. Anything time stamped later than 8:59pm EST will not be counted.

Session may be used any time before December 30th, 2011.

This session is valued at $100.

Bidding will start at $30. (within 20 miles of 14606 zip code please)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

UP FOR BID - Serwa Chic Nursing Cover

Mandy is the winner of the nursing cover! Mandy, I'll be emailing you shortly! Thanks everyone for bidding.

One of my best friends, Jen, (who up and left me to move to Texas and I'm still trying to get over it and I don't want to talk about it) owns her own business, Serwa Chic. She makes and sells awesome cloth diapers, long sleeved bibs, and nursing covers.

Today, she's offering up for auction this adorable nursing cover, with all proceeds going to Anton's fund.

From Serwa Chic: The Modern Tree Nursing Cover features a trendy tree print on a cream background with a coordinating ribbon!

It is valued at $21.00.

Please bid in the comments. Most recent/top comment should be highest bid. Winner will be notified by email and must pay through ChipIn button within 48 hours of notification.

Bidding will end Saturday night, April 9th, at exactly 9:00pm EST. Any bid with a time stamp later than 8:59pm will not be counted. 

Bidding will start at $7.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Luna B Tee Fundraiser

The WONDERFUL folks at Luna B. Tee are running an amazing deal for Anton for the next two weeks. From today through April 18th, you can use the discount code "eb10" for 10% off ANYTHING on their site AND 20% of all sales go to Anton's Adoption Fund. Pretty amazing huh?

They sent Jonah this adorable shirt...

AND this one...

And that's just a taste of the adorableness that is Luna B.

Here's the skinny.

Running: today through April 18th

Percent of Sales: 20%

Where: Click HERE

Instructions: Make sure you use the discount code "eb10" when checking out. That will give you 10% off and will track sales and count toward Anton's Fundraiser.

They have TONS of shirt options. Birthday, Holiday, Parent, Grandparent, Sibling, School, Theme, Sports, shirts for dogs, shirts for dolls... etc and so on and so forth. I'm not doing them justice.


They have shirts for different causes, like MS, Cancer etc. And this one, that's particularly close to my heart.
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK! It will be available in this blue/brown combo and a pink/brown combo for girls/ladies. You can get it in kids' or adult sizes! (Sorry, I'm finding it hard to control myself.) To go directly to the EB shirt, click HERE.

If you want to purchase a Bunny shirt for Easter, make sure you do so by April 7th. That is the deadline for Easter orders. 

And remember, eb10 gets you 10% off and gets 20% for Anton's fund so don't forget birthdays, holidays, Mother's day, first day of school etc. THIS IS SO EXCITING.

Okay, I'm done now. Happy Shopping!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Discovery Toys Fundraiser

Joanie sells Discovery Toys and will be donating her 20% commission for Anton's Fund for all sales made through the 15th.

From Joanie:  Discovery Toys are wonderful, high quality toys and products.  The products are all about learning through play and and have "layers of learning" built into them, which means that they grow with children through different stages of development.  Each product also come with a skills card and suggestions for how parents can guide their children to get the most out of their toys.  And if you ever lose a piece to a toy, you can order a replacement part, and if a child ever breaks the toy, Discovery Toys will replace it for free!  There are products for infants through middle schoolers.


Running: April 1st (today) through April 15th

Percent of Sales: 20%

Where: Click HERE

Instructions: Just use the above link and click on "Shop Products" tab up on the right.

**Note: Orders will go through immediately but usually take two weeks to arrive, so please keep that in mind if ordering for Easter or a birthday coming up. **

Thank you so much Joanie! 

Happy Shopping, Friends.