Yes. 2000. tutus.
There. I said it.
Talk about the crazy things that love will make you do.
And there's really no other way to describe this venture. Even I know it sounds ridiculous and more than a little intimidating. Add to that a fairly solid list of "what if"s. Couldn't I choose a more conventional method of fundraising? Surely something other than tutus would be a more practical way to raise money. What if it bombs, and I'm left holding the bag (of tulle, no less)?
But the truth is that none of that really matters. It doesn't matter if I sell you a book or a necklace or a t-shirt or a bag of coffee. They're all just a means to an end. What matters is that God has laid on my heart that there's another baby girl in China, a little one we will name Mary-Kate, who is meant to be in our family. And, as crazy as it sounds, I believe He gave me this idea. HE is capable of using any means for His ultimate purposes. So I've armed myself with piles of tulle and ribbon, and I'm off into this glorious unknown.
It's going to take a whole lot of networking to market 2000 tutus. I need your help to get the word out. And as a little incentive, I've got a sweet little tutu to give away! With a matching long-sleeve tee from Cart*er's!
Introducing the Mary-Kate tutu...
...with hot pink sparkle, bubblegum pink, silver and shimmery white tulle!
Oh, and pink polka-dot ribbon streamers!
And you know I wasn't leaving the store without this shirt.
Okay, two shirts. I did have to buy one for Miss Caroline.
And, now that I'm thinking about it, I need to go back and buy one for Mary-Kate!
To enter the giveaway for the Mary-Kate tutu (child's size) and the tutu cute tee (in size 4T):
...become a follower of this blog! If you're already a follower, that counts, too!
...visit our fan page on facebook and share it on your facebook profile page...come back here to leave a comment that you did...of course, you're also welcome to "like" our page and invite your facebook friends to do the same! That will certainly help spread the word, but it doesn't count as an additional entry.
...write a short post about this giveaway on your own blog! Leave a comment with the permalink to your post.
...add the 2000 tutus button to your blog! Leave a link back to your blog.
...and, just for fun, look for clues in this post and leave a comment with the names of these three favorites of mine! Email your answers to me for this one!
Each of the above counts as one entry. That means you can have up to six chances to win! You can enter until 11:59 pm, Sunday, October 17, 2010. The winner will be chosen at random and announced Monday afternoon, October 18th.
In just a couple of days, we'll be revealing our Halloween tutu, a snazzy little number in purple, green and blue. Okay, I know you're shocked, but it's really orange, black and silver. I'll add it to the cart this week, but if you want one, just email us and let us know you're interested so we can get on it right away.
p.s. The shirt Caroline is wearing is actually a 5T...she's so long in the waist that I bought a size bigger for my 31-pounds-soaking-wet girl...I'm thinking I was a little overzealous in my thinking...could those sleeves be any longer??
*This giveaway has now ended.