compassion international and handmade

do you guys know sarah markley?  of course you do!  i know sarah as kind of a friend of a friend, originally.  actually a friend of 3 of my friends!

1st i met sarah through lisa (at blissdom) – they were college roommates.

then i found out sarah was friends with my husband’s father’s cousin’s son’s wife (ha!  figure that one out – either way, we’re related!), kristen.

and she was even good friends with my sister-in-law, denise – she and her husband lead worship for an event at my hometown church and stayed with denise at my childhood home!  wait… why wasn’t i invited?…. i digress.

and she is a writer for (in)courage, which i used to make special items for.

when i first started reading sarah’s blog, i knew she was a committed runner.  i wanted to like her a little less for that (joking, sheesh!), but her writing drew me in.  she is a talented blogger, wife and mom, and now she is raising money for compassion international.

she asked me and a few other handmade artists to lend a hand to support her cause – she and her team are running a half marathon on june 5th and are using this as a platform to raise money and awareness for compassion.

i am helping out by donating 10% of my sales for 2 weeks of 4 of my most popular items: new ipad cases, ruffled scarves, sunnies cases, or tiny pouches!

if you are interested in supporting sarah and compassion international, head on over to my shop!  be sure to enter “COMPASSION” in the notes to seller.

happy shopping!



  1. 1

    This is a great cause and its so nice to see you helping! And I was laughing trying to follow that family tree thing above.:) I gave up.
    Have a great day!

  2. 2

    Awe sounds like a great cause! Will you be doing the 5 k run too??

  3. 3

    I just wanted to let you know that I just recently found this cute little blog and I am in love! With the blog that is. :)

    Your blog really makes my day and anytime I see that little (1) next to your blog name in my Google Reader, I get excited!

    Thank you for being a light in my life with every post you write!

  4. 4

    I love this post! As an Advocate for Compassion Canada, I am so excited to hear about any related topics. Your posts are always inspiring and I just love your blog! :)

  5. 5

    That new little pouch is mine all mine!
    happy fundraising!

  6. 6

    I’m a new follower of your blog…I love all of your handmade stuff!

    Fantastic idea donating a portion to Compassion International. It’s such a great ministry.


  7. 7

    I am a compassion advocate and I am so super stoked about this! Maybe it’s time for me to buy some things I have had my eye on for a while…like 2 years…seriously.

    P.S: having a giveaway on the blog check it.

  8. 8

    i think i’m in love with the tiny pouch. just lovely. will be shopping soon :) thanks for donating to such a great cause!

  9. 9

    No What I Wore today? :(

  10. 10

    What a great cause to support.

  11. 11

    Oooh awesome! I LOVE that scarf. So much.

    I shared about your sale at me bloggerty jig, thanks for supporting compassion!!!

  12. 12

    I <3 Compassion and read about this at Welcome To Love! I am going to pass it along! :D

  13. 13

    oh man i ordered a week too early…. but i really wanted that plum scarf and i knew it would be gone!!!

    that ipad case looks very familiar :o)

    i am loving my scarf {and ipad case}!

  14. 14

    Sarah would be the wife of your hubby’s second cousin…much simpler!

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