Thursday, August 4, 2011

Locks of Love, Jeanne Oliver Designs, and more....

 

Hello,
I hope you are all having a great week....
I first have to share a picture I took of my daughter today....
Bethany got a haircut today....
She is donating her hair to the Locks of Love.
This is the second time she has done this...
About four years ago Bethany discovered that kids her age might not be as fortunate as she is....
She wanted to do something to make them feel better...
and that was cut her hair and give it to someone who is less fortunate.
She told us then at age 8 she was going to grow her hair long, and cut it again once it was long enough.
I really didn't think she would do it again...

If you haven't ever heard of the Locks of Love you can find out more about them by going here...

It is a great organization and if you or your child is planning on getting at least 10" of hair cut off it is a great way to give 
something special to a child that is very ill.


On another note....
I received a beautiful package in the mail today from Jeanne Oliver....
It actually was for Miss Bethany....
We had a hard time wanting to actually open the package....
It was so beautifully wrapped.
Jeanne knew that I wanted to order a bag for Bethany, so she could use it to hold her art supplies....
She sent us the perfect bag...
It fits Bethany perfectly and and holds all of her art supplies.
Thank you Jeanne for your generous gift....
Bethany loves her new tote.


 And you are all probably wondering who won Jeanne's Camera Bag...
I am sorry to keep you hanging....
The Winner is Meg....
Congratulations Meg!
Meg also has a very cute blog called
Thank you to everyone who participated in the giveaway....
Thank you Jeanne Oliver Designs for sponsoring such a generous giveaway.
We all love you Jeanne!

Speaking of giveaways....
I hope you get a chance to check out Jennifer Rizzo's blog today....
Jennifer is having a giveaway link party...
Be sure and check out her home while you are over there.
You will find out she is blessed with many talents....

I will be back next week with those table setting tips....
Enjoy your weekend.
Take Care,
Maria



69 comments:

Rachel Noelle said...

So sweet of your daughter to donate her locks..and her new cut is adorable too! :) Rachel


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Sarah B said...

What a wonderful thing to do. Your daughter is a gorgeous and thoughtful girl :)

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

That is so sweet. My son (11 years old) is a cancer survivor, but boys are a little different when it comes to losing their hair. Mine thought it was great that the shower ritual was so short (no major shampooing, no combing, dry time zero minutes, etc), but little girls (and big ones) need that hair to make them feel normal. High five to Miss Bethany for being such a generous spirit.

Hugs,
Judy

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi Maria,

Wow, your daughter has a big heart, just like her mom. ;) The bag looks perfect on her! Thanks for another lovely post.

Hugs,
Jessie

Hestia said...

I LOVE YOUR DAUGHTER'S HAIR:) SHE IS SO SWEET!! LOVE FROM TURKEY

ChRiS said...

beautiful girl and i love her haircut....

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

My girls have given their hair to locks of love, too. It always makes me so proud. Most salons . . . even the very expensive ones . . . give the haircut free. Very generous.

Love your daughters sweet spirit.

Fondly,
Glenda

Deborah said...

Your daughter is so beautiful and what a gorgeous cut! It suits her so!!
The bag is so pretty and so thoughtful of Jeanne!
Have a great day!

Deborah xoxo

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love the first photo of your daughter, such a beautiful kink hearted girl!
Congrats to the Meg for winning the bag...love Jeanne Oliver bags!

Erica said...

Her new cut is adorable too!

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traci said...

how wonderful of your daughter. she looks very grown up with the new haircut too. it is adorable on her.

Blogger said...

So beautiful and sweet your daughter...Congratultions for your family.
Carla.

Fiffiga Systrar said...

What a nice thing to do of your daughter! She is very pretty in the new haircut! Love from Sweden

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Reminds me of my daughter. We just did that last weekend. They took 14"
She is turning 11 in a couple of weeks and decided it was time for a change, and what better way to do it than to donate to Locks of Love!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

What a cool daughter you have! so impressed with her. She deserves that pretty ruffled bag.

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Your daughter is just precious to give
her hair to Locks of Love! She looks darling
with her new hair cut and her new bag :)

designchic said...

What a precious gift from a precious girl...love the haircut!!

Mahrian said...

Hi dear! So lovely what your daughter does! What a kind heart! Congratulations to the winner and to you, dear, for the lovely candy! God bless and have a wonderful time! :D

Jennifer Rizzo said...

Thanks for the mention Maria. you are a sweetheart! Your daughter is adorable . Good for her for donating her hair!

Jackie said...

Your daughter is special for giving her hair and her new "do" is cute. My my son and daughter have donated approximately 40+ inches so far. It's a great lesson for our youth to give a part of themselves.

CHH said...
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CHH said...

Dear Maria,

Beautiful haircut.

I'm so proud of her.

I dontated 8 inches in 2008 and
another 8 inches this year to Pantene.

Best,

CBO

à la parisienne said...

The young age in which your daughter chose to give her hair is a testiment that she must have very giving and loving parents. What a wonderful thing for a beautiful young lady to learn.

Mandy

BECKY said...

Bethany is too precious! A couple of our daughters have wanted to contribute hair to LFL but haven't followed through. How delightful that Bethany did. I know it fills your heart with joy to see her generous spirit.

And the ruffled bag...simply charming! Adorable on your sweet daughter! What a thoughtful Mom you are!
Have a wonderful day!
Becky

Bungalow Vintage Home & Garden said...

Hello Maria, Your daughter is so sweet donating such a special gift. What an example for all girls her age. Her new style is adorable as well.
Many Hugs, Kim

Something White said...

Your daughter is beautiful: from the inside and the outside!!

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Hi Maria! I can see that your daughter is as generous and thoughtful as you are.:) How very sweet of Bethany to do that for another child in need. Her new cut looks adorable, and she looks great wearing Jeanne's ruffled tote. :)
Have a wonderful weekend coming up!
xoxo,
Jo

Angela said...

She is so pretty and obviously has a BIG heart!

Meg said...

Locks of Love...how great that your daughter participated!

Thank you for the bag giveaway and thank very much for the blog shout out!

Meg

Fairfield House said...

Maria,

Bethany is beautiful -- inside and out. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

Your Friend,
Deborah

Low Tide High Style said...

What a wonderfully selfless thing for your daughter to do! I think young people get such a bad rap sometimes when so many of them do good in this world!

Congrats to Meg, and I love the bag your daughter received!

Kat :)

pam in oregon said...

Your daughter is beautiful both inside and out. Bless her!

Sheila said...

All of my grandchildren go to the same pediatric group. The first time I saw one of the doctors, I thought he was very unprofessional with his long pony tail. I later was ashamed of my quick judgement as I learned that he grew his long, blonde ponytail to donate to Locks of Love! I have seen him do it at least twice and have a deep admiration for him now...and have learned to not judge people so quickly. ~ What a great thing for your daughter to do...& she is beautiful! And she has a beautiful spirit.

cowparsley said...

What a wonderful, compassionate gesture from your daughter. Plus Bethany's new haircut is lovely.

x

Judy said...

God bless Bethany...one of our angels on earth. Her new haircut is darling and she looks great with her gorgeous new bag.

Burlap Luxe said...

Its a perfectly beautiful day over here! We to have donated to locks of love when it was pretty new in the in the makings :)

It was such a blessing to give in such a way that could help make someones difficult time brighten a bit!

The bag is a perfect gift to your beautiful daughter and she wears it well.
Jeanne is so gifted in her creative pieces, you have a treasured piece of her artful sewing! :)

Have a beautiful inspiring weekend.
xx
Dore

under spanish moss said...

Dear Maria,
Our cup runneth over. Renee's daughter Mary Elizabeth is letting her hair grow for the same cause. God's Girls!

As for the precious bag…We are in love and you are so right about not wanting to unwrap it!

Hope your week has been wonderful!

XO,
Renee and Angela

P.S. Check out our giveaway…I think you would love it!

debi said...

What an amazing young lady your daughter is to give such a beautiful, selfless gift. I love hearing stories of children like her who, at such a young age, give so much.

Thanks for sharing!

ART said...

Your daughter is beautiful....both inside & outward :)!

FinsFan said...

She looks adorable with her new haircut! And what a role model and example she is to other girls who might want to donate. You are BOTH angels on earth. God bless your family always and may your kindess always return ten-fold :)

The Moerks said...

What a thoughful and generous girl your daughter is. It brings a tear to my eye. Her new haircut is so lovely on her. Beautiful inside and out!

A Rosy Note said...

What a sweet girl to donate her hair. She looks beautiful with her new 'do :)

Betsy (BB) said...

This is an awesome story! I know you are proud of her! She is so pretty on the inside and out!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Bethany looks adorable in her new "do!" And such a wonderful thing for her to choose to do! Congratulations, too, to Meg!! Lucky, lucky, gal!! I LOVE that camera bag! Thanks Maria and Jeanne for hostessing and sponsoring such a fantastic giveaway! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Nicole said...

Unglaublich mutig, aber auch sehr schick.

Liebe Grüße sendet nicole aus Germany

Vintage Home said...

...sweet child.... beautiful & kind....

janet said...

How sweet of your daughter to donate not once but twice to a great cause..I love the bag you got her..Have a great weekend..
Janet

Little Leslie said...

I love the fact that Bethany is already giving back, even though she is still so young. What a great kid you have, and the uffle bag suits her perfectly. It almost looked like she was wearing a ruffled skirt. Have a great weekend!
Les

About Vintage French Hen said...

Hi Maria, My daughter Maggie did the same thing after her daughter was born. You know those pregnancy vitamins make your hair grow so fast LOL! Anyways, it's such a wonderful cause, thanks for getting the word out, maybe more people will do it. Love the shoulder bag, the parcel alone is precious as can be! Marcia

Aimee said...

Bethany looks so beautiful...and grown up! Oh my goodness!!! Such a great thing for her to do. Maybe Emma will want to ge a haircut now - she started one and I need a professional to "finish" it for her! Hope to see you soon!

Lara said...

Your daughter is just darling and her new haircut looks super on her! How nice of her to donate! I am sure she will receive so many compliments on Jeanne's bag. When I was out in town taking pictures the other day.. I was thinking how much I would love to have one of her camera bags.. gotta protect that baby with style! :-) I received my package on Saturday.. love the pillows.. they are just lovely! I am very happy with them!

xo, Lara

Mary Elizabeth said...

That's a beautiful daughter you have, inside and out.
I just lost my dearest friend to cancer and I know how important it is to feel normal and try to look good.
Blessings to you both...!

vosges paris said...

If though I am in the Netherlands I have heard of it (through Oprah) Amazingly beautiful and caring picture you made of your daughter!
She is the best!
Desiree

vosges paris said...

Ohh and I have just been to Paris for a whole week... you mght like the pictures..x

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Awesome! What an amazing young lady!

Barbara said...

What a wonderful idea donating the hair! I have never heard about this before and I admire your daughter! Besides she looks beautiful :)

Greetings from Hamburg ...

Cathy Louise said...

Oh what a gorgeous girl she is for being so very thoughtful...She looks absolutely gorgeous with her hair short...Your blog is breathtaking !!! Take care c xx

Fashion-isha said...

That is so special that she did that! And she still looks beyond gorgeous. Inner and outer beauty is such a blessing! So happy I found your beautiful blog!
xo
Sharon

Miss Rubio said...

How wonderful that your daughter donated her hair. I've done it a couple of times. Love your blog....and I love love love that you live in a horse ranch. Its my dream to live in a ranch some day.

Gwendolyn said...

What a kind and wonderful daughter you have. I know a lady in my town who grows her hair long just to donate it... over and over again.
Love the ruffled bag.

Blessings~

Elyse said...

hello and happy summer!

my friend's daughter did the same thing and donated hair. that is a truly lovely thing to do.

jeanne's bags are so pretty. i have my eye on one for my b'day!

i'm hosting a giveaway of an original oil painting. it's beautiful. hope you'll pop over to enter.

xo
elyse

Cynthia's Blog said...

How perfect that Miss Bethany got a gift on a day when she was giving so much. Bravo Miss Bethany!

Renee @ where the grass is greener said...

Love your shop and love your blog and would be super happy to win!

Sweet Young Journey said...

Oh, what an angel your daughter is! You must be so proud of her! I know where she gets her big heart and kindness ; )
xo Cheryl

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a great think your daughter is doing! I love it when young people have such open hearts and giving hearts. She is beautiful inside and out.

Dear Lillie said...

You much be so proud of your sweet girl! That first photo is absolutely beautiful. She is so darling!

Ishplants said...

so sweet that bethany donated her hair.. such a great thing to instill in her that it's always nice to donate and give :) makes me happy! and she gets a nice haircut to boot!

leila brewster photography said...

so sweet that bethany donated her hair.. such a great thing to instill in her that it's always nice to donate and give :) makes me happy! and she gets a nice haircut to boot!

Kate at Dream To Life said...

What an amazing person your daughter already is, and will certainly grow up to be.