Thursday, December 2, 2010


We had an awesome time in Ethiopia. It was great to meet my new brother. We are waiting on one more piece of paperwork so we can officially call him ours. The day we met him (Metcha Day) he came out with a big smile and many hugs and kisses for us. He wanted constant attention…and balloons :). He is adorable from his little feet to his face with those big brown eyes.

We also spent a day with the children at Kind Hearts. This is one of the care points that receives the funds raised when you buy one of my necklaces. On the ride to Kind Hearts we picked up some fruit and powdered milk to go with the treats and little gifts that were to be given to the kids there. As they opened the door of the school the kids came running out and showered us with hugs and kisses. We brought many beach balls to play with while we were there. We played the Ethiopian version of Duck, Duck, Goose. One of the best things about going there was getting to meet our sponsor child, Biruk. He was shy, but still played catch with us. It was great to spend some time with him.

We were surprised to find out that 42 more children had arrived at Kind Hearts and needed sponsor families. If you want to know more about how you can help out these amazing children, visit Karen Wistrom’s blog,
Family from Afar. I also hope to raise enough money for 42 new pairs of shoes!! $18 buys a good custom-made pair of shoes for one of these children. Order a bottle cap necklace and 100% of your purchase will be donated to Children’s HopeChest for the shoe fund.

Be sure to visit soon for new designs! Bottle cap necklaces would make great Christmas gifts!

Peace…Love…Do Good,


  1. How exciting to meet your little brother for the first time!

    I just got one of your bottle cap necklaces in the mail yesterday. I won it from a giveaway on! I'm super excited about it and wore it to church this morning!

    My family just adopted twin 6 year old boys from Ethiopia. They came home in May of this year!

    I live about 2 hours away from STL and I'm so excited to find a kid who is doing great things so close by! Congrats...keep up the good work, and you're right...peace, love, do good!

  2. This is a great post but your blog is even greater. You are an incredible young lady with a bright future ahead of you. Keep up the encouragement for you are the proof that one person can make a difference.

  3. Hi Samantha and Happy Birthday! I have ordered MANY of your necklaces. I love them. My girls like to give them as birthday gifts!

    My favorite birthday dessert is: DQ ice cream cake
    I would love to win 12 necklaces!

    Thanks for your hard work,


  4. Amazing post with incredible abilities of the presenter shown in the images. Ethiopia is one of the places of the world that really needs to be re looked and helped by the developed areas