Orphan of the Month for October… Angel Crafts Shop…

Yes it’s a new month… but i don’t have a new orphan of the month because there were no sales at all in September, which means i have not been able to give towards Lucinda‘s adoption grant which is still at zero. :(

However, it is a new month so let’s start again… Let me introduce you to Orphan of the Month for October… 

Meet Lucinda!

11-year-old Lucinda has mild Cerebral Palsy but only has a slight limp when walking. She is described as an extrovert who speaks slowly and communicates well with others. She wears glasses (and i think she looks cute in them) and has some dental issues. She enjoys quiet activities and loves to read, solve puzzles and draw.

Lucinda‘s hope for a family to call her own would be in an international adoption because her chances for a domestic adoption is low due to her medical condition. Her special needs are so manageable and i know she will just shine with a loving family behind her.

You can help her forever family reach her faster when they do step forward for Lucinda. You can help grow her adoption grant by shopping at Angel Crafts Shop this month! 50% of your purchase will go to her adoption grant which will lessen the financial burden of the very expensive international adoption her future family might face. So start shopping!

You can also pray for Lucinda, pray for her daily needs and for a caring family to step up for her as soon as possible. You can also share her story and need for a family so more can help. Click on her name or picture to go to her profile page on Reece’s Rainbow. Thank you.


Book Review: I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb…

i have been wanting to read this book since it came out because there was quite a bit of press about, firstly, Malala herself and then about her book. But i did not read any book reviews on it so i could just read it without any preconceived ideas. Or so i intended… but it didn´t turn out that way.

i went into reading this book with an idea of how it would describe to me her struggle to champion her cause for education in her country and how her getting shot further encouraged her work and others to join her.

While the book did cover some of the above, it wasn´t written as i imagined it. i thought it was be written in a clear decisive voice of a young lady, fighting for her beliefs but it was that of a young child with ideals and of a slightly naive girl finding those ideals shuttering around her.

And while i was a little frustrated during the time i read it, it made perfect sense once i got more than half way through the book. i needed to hear that child-like voice at the beginning in order to see how truly tragic the situation was in Malala´s home country. i do wonder how she is getting along now, personally and with her cause.

i think it does give some insight into the danger involved and the needs of Swat valley and Pakistan. But if you are looking to truly understand the politics or wanting a deep look into the people themselves, i think you might be slightly disappointed. However, if you are in for a story rooted in real life events and in promoting a great cause, this book will deliver.

Would i recommend this book? Yes, i would. It does give an idea of what it might mean to fight for what you believe in and how sometimes we, who have been given a good education, do take it for granted… just sometimes.

Have you read this book? If yes, would you care to share your comments below? If no, do you intend to read it?


#CraftJunkies Link-Up Week 60… Angel Crafts Shop…

It’s another lovely week at #CraftJunkies Link-Up.

i’m so happy to see that one of Angel Crafts Shop’s item is on the list of most viewed :) Thank you to everyone who stopped by to take a look at our Sunny Hawaii Suffolk Puff Flower Hairties. :D

This week i have chosen to highlight Jewelry Crafts because they are really so pretty. And i was feeling in need of some sparkle ;)

Here are my 5 picks from #CraftJunkies Link-Up Week 60 (please note that these pictures are the copyright of the creators of these crafts, i am simply using them to point you to their wonderful works, click on the pictures to go to the relevant pages):

i love the pretty mix of dark blue and bright red with a splash of brown and white in this pair of lovely earrings.
This is the eye-catching pendant you would want to be wearing on that special occasion. i love the layers of blues.
The classic and ever-enduring glass heart pendant has taken a bright turn with the lines of orange running through it. Nice, right?
Now this is a sweet thing, isn’t it just? The delicate feather in gold, highlighted against the dark brown leather bands.
i really like how dainty this looks… the 3 peas held together, just by the wire which wraps around them.

i love wearing bracelets – i believe i have mentioned this before. But i also like to wear earrings… and there’s a recent trend called ear-jackets… have you heard of them? No? Well, go google them – they are so sweet!