3.14.2011

{Meet the Ladd's + Giveaway!}

Are you ready to meet the VERY FIRST Poppie Lane partnering family?? I am so so excited to introduce you to the wonderful Ladd Family, working to bring their son home from Ethiopia!!


Seriously, how beautiful are they? Leigh and Gray Ladd are an amazing couple from South Carolina. They have been in the process to adopt for a looooong time! When I first came across Leigh's blog and started up a friendship with her, they had already been saving funds and working on paperwork for a YEAR! John and I were still praying about when/where to adopt. It has been quite the journey for the Ladd's. They finally finished all their paperwork after a fingerprint fiasco (Leigh apparently has very dry hands and her prints just didn't want to show up!) They were placed on the waitlist with All God's Children International in the fall. They were waiting for a girl, boy, or sibling between 0-5 years old. Now here's the amazing part... 

The very day we flew into Ethiopia for our second trip the Ladd's received THAT call from their case worker! A 4 1/2 year old little boy needed a family and theirs was the family he needed! I was able to check my email on Saturday night and see that they had received a referral. I got their information and on Sunday morning went to Hannah's Hope and met sweet little A. He is truly adorable and so sweet. I was asking the care givers at Hannah's Hope what he was like and they all just kept saying that he was a very good boy. He was so quiet and has the most precious smile. He loved a small yellow ball and played with it the entire time we were there.

I am so overjoyed for Leigh and Gray and little A. They also received their court date this week and will be heading to Ethiopia to meet this little guy in mid-May!! Here's where YOU and Poppie Lane come in...

The Ladd's were expecting to be on the waitlist for at list another 8-10 months based on the time estimation they were given. But God wants them to be little A's parents and He is bigger than waitlist numbers. So, because things have come faster then expected, that means travel expenses and their final adoption expenses are coming faster than expected! It costs about $5,000 for each trip to Ethiopia and they are making two trips. The first is in just 2 months. That is why I chose the Ladd family as our first Poppie Lane partnering family. 50% of ALL Poppie Lane profit from now until April 15th will go to Ladd Family. 

To make it even MORE enticing to you - I just came out with the new Spring Line! Their are so many beautiful accessories to choose from in a variety of different colors and prints. You are sure to find something you love! So, head on over to Poppie Lane {the shop} and pick something out for you or someone you love. You be getting an adorable accessory and helping sweet little A get home! 

Let's have a giveaway just to get the excitement rolling! I cleaned out some past products to make room for my new spring line and I have a few leftovers. I am giving away THREE Riley Poppy headbands to THREE DIFFERENT folks... 

How can you win? 
First, go to Leigh's blog and leave her some love.Then come back and let me know you did (one entry)
Go visit Poppie Lane {the shop} and tell me your favorite item (one entry)
Follow my blog (one entry)
Follow Leigh's blog (one entry)
Like Poppie Lane on facebook (one entry)
Make a purchase from Poppie Lane to help bring A home! (5 extra entries!!)

Don't forget to leave a comment here for each entry! I'll pick the winners on Friday evening! :)

81 comments:

Lara said...

I love Leigh! She was a real kick in the pants at Created for Care. I'm so happy for them!

Rebekah said...

I follow your blog :)

Rebekah said...

I also follow Leigh's blog!

Rebekah said...

I bought something today #1

Rebekah said...

I bought something today #2

Rebekah said...

I bought something today #3

Rebekah said...

I bought something today #4

Rebekah said...

I bought something today #5 - did i do that right? haha :)

Rebekah said...

I also "liked" Poppie Lane on facebook!

Rebekah said...

my favorite thing is the rosette chain necklace! I love the spring patterns.

Rebekah said...

I also left a comment on Leigh's blog... wow, I think my chances are good for the giveaway, right?? (wink)

Emily said...

Congrats to the new family! Their little boy looks adorable! and I love the Leigh has a menu planned around the Bachelor finale on her blog ;) I love some bad reality tv on Monday nights :)

Summerbaby7992 said...

Ok so I am following Leigh's blog (and already following yours), I also left a comment for her and plan to scout the poppie lane site for some new purchases!

Summerbaby7992 said...

#1 comment on Leigh's blog...check!

Summerbaby7992 said...

#2 Follow Leigh's Blog...Check!

Summerbaby7992 said...

#3 Follow Poppie Lane...already a check!

Summerbaby7992 said...

#4 Like Poppie Lane on Facebook...already a check!

Summerbaby7992 said...

#5 Make a poppie lane purchase...spring green snap clip...check!

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Summerbaby7992 said...

#6 My favorite Poppie Lane Original was the Polka-poppie...but my fav from the spring line is the spring green snap clip!

ASH said...

Left a comment on Leigh's blog = )

ASH said...

Follow you

ASH said...

like you on facebook = )

ASH said...

I like the classic solid double rosette headbands = )

beccajoy said...

left a comment on Leigh's blog :)

beccajoy said...

I'm following your blog now ( I just got a blog recently )

beccajoy said...

and following her blog as well (she has some cute things as well!)

beccajoy said...

I already liked poppie lane on facebook :)

Heather said...

So exciting! They look like a sweet and deserving family:-) Lu you!

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beccajoy said...

I think the aqua hair clip and earring set is super cute!
the other comment asked about the music on "your blog" then i realized it was playing on Leigh's haha

Z said...

Commented on Leigh's blog! I am so excited for them!

Z said...

My favorite Poppie Lane piece is the grey rosette neclace from the new spring collection!

Z said...

Following Leigh's blog! Check!

Z said...

I admit it, I don't have a face book. But if I did, I would have liked poppie lane from the begging!

Alison said...

Gave sweet Leigh some love on her blog! :)

Alison said...

I follow Leigh's blog!

Alison said...

I follow Poppie Lane!

Alison said...

Just placed an order for the rosette necklace in blush! So cute!!!

Alison said...

The rosette necklace is my favorite item!! Love it!

Maria @ The Trochelmans said...

I follow your blog! :)

Maria @ The Trochelmans said...

I have "liked" Poppie Lane on Facebook from the beginning! :)

Maria @ The Trochelmans said...

My favorite item is the Rosette Necklace! Gorgeous!

Maria @ The Trochelmans said...

I follow Leigh's blog!

Maria @ The Trochelmans said...

I left a comment for Leigh!

Maria @ The Trochelmans said...

Okay, so I don't know if this counts, but I bought a necklace on Friday or Saturday...i actually was thinking thinking the proceeds from that purchase would go to your featured family, but I'm not sure, now? Anyways, if it doesn't count, thats okay!! :)

Lifes-A-Blog... said...

I follow you of course!!

Lifes-A-Blog... said...

I "like" Poppie Lane on FB!

Lifes-A-Blog... said...

My absolute favorite item is the Double Rosette Pastel Headband in Pale Yellow! LOVE IT!

Bridget said...

I "LOVE" Poppie Lane on fb! :)

Bridget said...

I follow your blog :)

Bridget said...

And I have to say that I really enjoy following and reading Leigh's blog

Bridget said...

I Heart The new solid rosette necklace on Poppie lane...

Bridget said...

And I left a comment on Leigh's BEAUTIFUL blog! :)

Marixa said...

I love the rosette necklace in solid colors, maybe the plum, or gray.....
Congrats to the Ladds!

Angela Hunt said...

I just commented on Leigh's blog!

Angela Hunt said...

Of course I follow your blog!

Angela Hunt said...

AND I follow Leigh's blog too!

Angela Hunt said...

I already like Poppie Lane on Facebook too!

Angela Hunt said...

I LOVe the Spring Blue Rosette Necklace!

Z said...

I have bought something from poppie lane! I hope I win!!!

Kim said...

I don't want to be entered to win anything, I just wanted to write a quick note to say that I love your blog AND your shop!!

Kristin P said...

Just visited Leighs blog and left her some love! :)

impatientlywishing at gmail dot com

Kristin P said...

My favorite is the Double Rosette Headband. So cute.

impatientlywishing at gmail dot com

Kristin P said...

Following your blog.

impatientlywishing at gmail dot com

Kristin P said...

Following Leigh's blog!

impatientlywishing at gmail dot com

Princess Katie said...

I left some love on Leigh's blog. She is so inspiring!

Princess Katie said...

My favorite item at Poppy Lane is Double Rosette Headband in Lavender! I can't wait to order it!!!

Princess Katie said...

Of course I'm following your blog! I love you!

Princess Katie said...

I am now following Leigh's blog!!

Princess Katie said...

I already like Poppie Lane on facebook! If they had a love button, I'd use that instead!!!

kellybollman said...

I love Leigh & Gray. We know each other in real life too. :) I show love on her blog often.

kellybollman said...

I have a hard time chosing my favorites! Either the coasters or the earrings.... so hard to choose!

lauren said...

i liked you on facebook!

lauren said...

i follow leigh's blog too!

lauren said...

browsed the site and my favorite is the double rosette headband in plum. my absolute favorite color!

Princess Katie said...

I was finally able to get my Pay Pal account to work and purchased two beautiful items, one of which is PURPLE!!!!!

As I like to say, "If your whole wardrobe is purple, your whole wardrobe matches!"

Stacey said...

I commented on Leigh's blog. So wonderful for their family!

Stacey said...

My FAV thing from your shop is the Double Rosette Headband in Spring Pink. So girly, so perfect!

Jennifer said...

I follow your blog!

Jennifer said...

I "like" poppie lane on facebook!