Thursday, June 14, 2012

A Family In Need *St Aubin Family*

I have to admit something readers, I'm at a loss for words. Usually they just flow through me, to be poetic or meaningful, truthful and daring, sometimes even funny. But recently I have been at a loss. You see I have a friend who is very dear to me. She has helped me more times then I can count, she is an inspiration  to me and to others.

But you see this friend needs our help, I want to share with you a few links so you know the story. First I need you to read this post. Its important to the main story of all of this, as to why our friend needs our help. Now you can hop on over to Living with Logan and read her wonderful post.

You see Jackson is set to have major brain surgery in a few weeks. As a mom I can't even imagine what Gina must be going through, but as a mom I also realize that I can do my best to help her and her family with anything possible.

So here is what is happening. We bloggers want pictures, cards, banners, posters, videos anything fun and outrageous sent to the St. Aubin family. We want to totally make Jackson's hospital room over when he is ready for it. We want him to see bright colors and dinosaurs and trains, rainbows and balloons! 

Grab your kids, crayons, markers...and yes posibiliy your wallets and lets do the St. Aubin Family proud!

Send it all here!!

Cards/care packages/ letters:
Special Happens / St. Aubin Family
 9609 S. University Blvd., #630303
 Littleton, CO 80163

There is also a facebook page that you can follow to be updated with all the information of the family you can find it here Jackson's Journey

In addition to that we thought some care packages for Gina's other children and herself and husband would be wonderful gestures, as this is a entire family in need. If you have questions regarding that feel free to message me either here in comments or on my Facebook page.

What I've decided to do is raise some money to send to her family. I am going to do that with my jars with a sales event I'm calling "Jars for Gina"

Used as an Example

Proceeds I get from all orders tagged with "Jars for Gina" will go to the family for their expenses in their time of need. Head over to the page Jars By Lisa and lets help this family in need!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Adventures of One Sock *Kickstarter~~ An Update to Perks*

Most of my readers know that right now me and the YuckMouth daddy are knee deep in trying to fundraise for his new book *Adventures of One Sock*

Thanks to some really great friends I have a new list of perks in addition to the ones that will be awarded by the KickStarter fund. They are listed as followed.

Katrina Moody of Kat's Media and More
Is donating -

For donations of $100 or more Katrina will create for you 1 full blog graphic package, with a custom header, blog button, social media icons, etc. Then for the first 5 people who donate $25 or more they will get a social media graphics or blog buttons customized!!

So if you know any bloggers or people who run websites and are looking for a new design share this with them!! Its extremely worth the price and then some!!

Cynthia G of  CGregoryRun
Is donating -

For every donation of $25 or more a barrette that she makes from her wonderful stash!

Myself from Jars By Lisa

Donating -

For every donation $10 or more is offering up either an extra fridge magnet or bookmark

I am super excited for whoever gets a new blog layout!! 

Friday, June 8, 2012

Adventures of One Sock ~~ We Found An Artist!

I'm writing the blog jointly with the YuckMouth Daddy today. We have something special to share with our readers. I actually have a lot to share with you all so expect a lot of blog posts in the next few days.

First of all our search for an artist has proven fruitful! We were searching for someone who wanted to work on this project, that would stay with us ongoing. While I was worried how the new look would clash with the old look, I knew that when we found someone it would just speak to me and the Daddy and especially to Racer. This is after all his book, about him and for all the kids and families of children who have Autism.  So who did we find?

Well her name is Natalie S. I have a small bio about her that I will share.

Natalie Silva is a graphic designer/illustrator with over 4 years of professional experience. She lives in Houston, Texas with her 3 very spoiled dogs. She graduated Suma Cum Laude in 2008 and has since worked on several book covers and various other design projects. She is excited to be illustrating her first ever children’s book. 

You can find more about her on her website

I had sent her pictures of Racer and of the dog Rodger and this is the beautiful piece she came up with!

We loved it!! Racer loved it and it was the look and feel I was hoping for! So we are excited and pleased to be working with Natalie S.!!

During all of this we have started a new KickStarter fund to help us raise the money to finish off the second book. We're hoping to have it finished by Racers birthday as this years birthday present for him. Last year we got totally lucky and his book proof actually came on his birthday!

If you are at all inclined to please take a look at the KickStarter fund here. We'd love the support of the community to get this book finished and out on the market! There are a few perks to donating as well, in addition to what goodies you can get by donating on KickStarter I have also created some One Sock gear! 

 Each one of these are fridge magnets with two images from the book. For each $10 donation made to the book you will get your choice of one of these magnets, that includes free shipping!
I can change the colors of the puzzle pieces in the background as well as the letters! But by donating you can earn some free book gear!
I also have bookmark sized ones for every $3 dollar donation. Same look just smaller! So please donate, and share if you can't!  You can check us out on our new Facebook page Adventures Of One Sock and check out the One Sock gear at both the facebook page and also on my jar page Jars By Lisa

We more then anything want to share Racer and Autism with the world! Autism hasn't defeated us it has made us stronger and we want to share this with the world!

Thank you friends and Family and readers! Your support throughout our lives has been a blessing!