So with the event just a little more than 6 weeks away now, my sister Darci and I have been busy brainstorming and coming up with basket ideas to make up and we had a lot of fun over the past few days shopping and putting some of our ideas together! I love doing anything crafty so whenever I get the chance I jump right in so this has been a lot of fun for me!
Below are a few of the baskets that we have made up. Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on who you ask, Darci doesn't know when to quit! While we were shopping she kept coming up with more ideas and in turn kept filling up her cart! So we have already been able to put together quite a few baskets and realize we have 'extras' in need of purchase. We sincerely appreciate those of you who have agreed to purchase baskets from us to put up for bid at the silent auction to support the CFF. So for anyone who would love to donate an item to the auction but doesn't want to have to come up with an idea or put a basket together, we've got you covered - you can purchase an already assembled basket from Darci and I - email me if you are interested.
We are hoping to have an even more successful silent auction at the Dreams For Olivia event this year than last year and hope that we have many bidders with generous pocketbooks!
Donated By: my sister Darci.
For the Lego Lover in your life, this 'Lego City Basket' is sure to be a hit. This item features Lego City Lego construction sets #4433, #4436 & #6000.
Donated by: cousin Braelyn (with the help of Darci's pocketbook)
The inspiration for this basket comes after a magical trip to Disney World and a 3 year old daughter who now loves all things princesses! The 'Little Princess Basket' is full of Disney Princess items for that sweet little girl who loves the Disney Princesses.
Donated By: Bridget & Jeff Oltmans - in honor of our "little princess"
The 'Knitty Kitchen Basket' is pretty darn special. This kitchen dishcloth cake is constructed of 19 hand knit dish cloths from the loving knitting needles of Barbara O. and her knitting group. Barbara has worked in the medical field with CF patients and was introduced to our blog by a family friend. When she stumbled across the knitting fundraiser that I had started in honor of Olivia to support the CFF, she and her knitting group got out their needles and began knitting wash cloths to donate. So I am beyond proud and blessed to have constructed this 'cake' out of wash cloths knitted by some very kind souls who put in the time and talent to create these in honor of Olivia. One thing is for sure - if you win this basket you won't need to invest in any other kitchen wash cloths for a very long time!
Donated By: Barbara O. and her knitting group
The 'Scentsy Vase and Scents' is a floral arrangement placed in an authentic Scentsy Stratta vase with a 3-pack of scents from the Scentsy Favorites Line.
Donated By: Anissa Lightner
We also have 2 very cool baskets sponsored by Tyann Marcy that we are still in the process of making extra special so be sure to look for them (and place your bids) on May 11th at the silent auction.
The following two baskets are all put together and ready to go to the silent auction - all they need is someone to purchase them! This is the result of Aunt Darci's over indulgence so if anyone is interested in donating either of these baskets to the auction, you can purchase them from us and we will bring them to the auction for you. Email me if interested.
'A day at the Beach Basket' has the makings for a fun filled day of enjoying the sun, sand and water. Items included in this basket: over sized beach bag with a swim suit pouch, 2 insulated cups, 2 beach towels, inflatable beach ball, inflatable ring and an issue of HGTV magazine. Purchase price: $40.
UPDATE: Donated By: Dianne Fiala - Thanks mom for purchasing this one!
A 'Garden in Bloom basket' is ideal for the garden enthusiast. Items include: garden caddy for carrying and organizing tools, flower pot, 2 pairs of gardening gloves, garden shovel, tomato pick, 4 packs of garden seeds, snipers, garden hose nozzle, and a kneeling knee pad. Purchase price: $55
We honestly had and are having so much fun making up these baskets so if anyone else is interested in purchasing a basket that we will make up for you, just shoot me an email and let me know a theme and your purchase price ($25 to $100) and we will be more than happy to make them for you to donate to the silent auction. Here are a few of the awesome ideas for baskets that we are just itching to make up:
- Redbox Movie Night Basket
- Manicure/Spa Basket
- Kids Arts & Crafts Basket
- Kitchen/Baking Basket
- Camping/Outdoor Basket
- Fishing Basket
- Wine Basket
- Grilling Basket
- Coffee Lover's Basket
- Tea Lover's Basket
- Cat or Dog Lover's Basket
- Boy Kids themed basket
- Girl Kids themed basket
Thanks to all of you who have signed up to golf - we will see you in May! Thank you to those who are unable to attend who have already donated items to the silent auction and/or purchased a basket to donate.