Donations Update: As of 2:30PM EST, 07/28 $2,604.59 in Love For Parker. Okay, here it is...THE goal for Love For Parker...push it over $3,000...let's do it! Get the donations over $3,000, and I'll give my blog away. I will have a contest...a sign-up...absolutely free...and draw random winners. For five days someone takes over Slurping Life...five winners...each day a new author of Slurping Life. (This does not affect the drawing for prizes below.) But the donations must exceed $3,000. Please, give and spread the word today. Thank you.
Latest Parker update, read the entire post...and Pray for Parker. Then come back here and donate to Love for Parker as your heart leads.
Love For Parker ~ July 28 remains to donate and be entered for prizes! Help us show lots of Love For Parker and have a chance to win one of many unbelievably fantastic prizes? Donate via the "make a donation" button at the top of this post and leave a comment [after clicking that link you must scroll to the end of comments to leave yours] to be entered for prizes listed below.
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This love offering is about much more than money to assist a family with extraordinary medical expenses of a child. Truly, it is love being given. The love each of you brings individually bonds collectively, illuminating a glow across the world and reaching into the hearts of many, thereby blessing Parker.
As a Christian, I have prayed for God's blessing upon Love For Parker...that above all He will be glorified. That fact doesn't mean anyone is asking you to adopt my religion or any religion. It does mean I have faith in God and in the willingness of you as kind people to join together this week in Love For Parker.
Those of you who landed here yet somehow missed the blogosphere buzz about Love For Parker may not know him...let me introduce Parker. TopBlogMag has graciously published my interview with Parker's mommy,
Tammy, and reading it is the best way to get to know him. Parker is an
adorable, but medically fragile child who requires an extraordinary
amount of care. His care is extremely expensive, and his parents'
insurance company leaves a huge portion of the financial burden on the
family. His parents have been unable to qualify Parker for other forms
Then please remember to COME BACK HERE and Donate via the "make a donation" button at the top of this post and leave a comment [after clicking that link you must scroll to the end of comments to leave yours] to be entered for prizes. You will have a chance to win the Hewlett Packard digital camera, printer and accessories package valued over $400 or one of many other prizes listed below.
You will not be charged a fee to make your donation. You will be charged only the amount of your donation. The requested minimum donation is $2, but certainly more will be accepted with appreciative hearts.
Would you like to be entered twice in the drawing for the prizes
below? Easy as pie.  Make your donation via the donation button at the top of this post and leave a comment.
 Visit Reading for Parker and make a purchase from Julie's Usborne book store. During Love For Parker Julie is donating ALL commissions to Love For Parker. If you do both of these things...both...you will be entered twice in the drawing for prizes.
*"Love for Parker" button and "make a donation" button designed, created and donated by Rebecca of Just A Little Bit of Something Extra Creations.
List of Prizes Up for Grabs:
As you drool through this list of goodies, remember to visit the sites and give a little love to the kind people who have donated these fabulous prizes. The period for making a donation which will enter you in the drawing for prizes is open through midnight EST July 28. Prize winners will be posted Tuesday, July 31. You have to make your donation via the "make a donation" button at the top of this post and leave a comment [after clicking that link you must scroll to the end of comments to leave yours] to be entered for prizes.
Featured Prize: The generous people of Hewlett Packard sent this to me with the instruction "give it to a worthy cause of your choice"...I am. A digital camera, printer and accessories package, retail value approx $430. With your donation you could win it.
The list of prizes available continues...
~~Rebecca of Just A Little Bit of Something Extra Creations
has donated one custom Blogger or Wordpress blog layout valued at
$55-$100 depending on the time and detail involved. Rebecca, free of charge,
worked with me to design our adorable "Love For Parker" button, made
our donation button and worked diligently to get that code to function
properly on my blog. Rebecca's designs and patience are unsurpassed.
Be sure to send a little love her way whenever you need a new blog look or site design.
~~Julie of Rarely Home Mom has donated a $20 gift certificate for Usborne books at her site. Yes, this is the same Julie of Reading for Parker. She is donating commissions from all sales of Usborne books at her site through July 28 to Parker's medical fund. Remember, donate at Slurping Life - purchase at Reading for Parker equals two entries in the drawing for all of the fabulous prizes here. School is about to begin...get some great books to rev up those kid brains.
~~Jennifer Graf Groneberg, a free lance writer, has donated developmental editing, professional guidance, book proposal writing, or coaching with any writing project. Do you have the desire to write, but don't know where to begin? Are you stuck in the middle of a project and need a gentle push to get going again? Wonder what it's like to guide a book from an idea to final completion? Jennifer will share with you (by phone and email) what she's learned in more than 15 years of freelance writing, including editing the anthology, MY HEART'S FIRST STEPS: WRITINGS THAT CELEBRATE PARENTHOOD (Adams Media, 2004) and writing a memoir, ROADMAP TO HOLLAND (New American Library/Penguin, 2008). Minimum, 2 hours time. Value: $100. Also stop by Jennifer's blog, Pinwheels for some mommy inspiration.
~~Revka of RS Designs has donated a custom website design update valued at $55 - $120 (depending on options chosen). The winner may choose 3 of the following options (more details):  web site color change (existing template including images)  new background image  custom sidebar image  custom header  custom advertising banner. Let's hear it for choices. Take a look at RS designs and then stop by The Porch Light for a chat.
~~Megan of Blessed Baby Collection has donated a onesie of winners choice. Look at this cute stuff . There are several adorable choices, and the winner may choose a onesie in any size, style or color from the website. Onsie to be shipped to the winner free of charge. Remember to browse Blessed Baby Collection, Megan has some precious baby items for your baby or to gift a new mom.
~~Janice and Susan of 5 Minutes for Mom have donated a kid's animal costume by Kids' Safari. The winner will receive their animal of choice. Your child can moo, cluck, bark, oink or roar their way into the world of imaginative play. Think of the fun! The photo ops! Retail value $44.95. Stop by Pedal Car and Retro Collectibles to see more unique toys and collectibles.
~~Laura of Swank Web Style has donated a custom blog header. We bloggers love us some custom headers. Be sure to take a little peek at some of Laura's work and be prepared just in case you win, or if you are looking for a new blog design. Then pop over to The Joyful Mom for a relaxed read and just to say hi.
~~Tasra of Lessons from the Scrapbook Page has donated a Real Women Scrap Pack, retail value $35. This gift pack includes an autographed copy of her book, Real Women Scrap, as well as a Real Women Scrap T-shirt, altered journal, mini jotter with pen and a Real Women Scrap square button. A wonderful package to inspire your scrapbook creativity. Visit Tasra at Lessons from the Scrapbook Page for a plethora of ideas.
~~Amy, owner of Paperlicious has donated a $50 gift certificate good for anything on the site. Stylish affordable Momager calling cards, custom printed invitations, social stationery, and more! Did you read the words good for anything on the site? Did you see the delicious paper designs? Remember to take a moment to browse Paperlicious.
~~Tracey of Picture This has donated a copy of her book, Baby of Mine, A Mother's Memory Album for Baby's First Year. This journal goes above and beyond the traditional baby book, recognizing the journey that mother and child embark on together. The album features Tracey's entrancing baby photography, a mother's journal, prompts to help you record those precious firsts and more. You must snap over to Picture This for awesome photography tips and fun photo posting themes.
~~Carol of Simply Soap has donated a lovely stack of Wylde Faerie Soaps. Her soap creations are not only beautiful, they are made from scratch with no pre-manufactured bases. The soaps are cruelty-free, green-manufactured with vegetable and fruit oil bases, no animal fat. You'll want to browse her site. In addition to her wonderful soaps, there is magical Faerie art.
~~Jane, Audrey and Sharon of Pinks & Blues Girls have donated a Pampered Chef Stoneware Rectangular Baker. Who doesn't love Pampered Chef cookware? You don't even have to host a party and have people mess up your house for a chance at this one. Retail value $36. Remember to zip over to Pinks & Blues Girls for a peek...they're always up to something insanely fun.
~~Jan of Mauzy's Musings has donated a copy of the book, Gifts: Mothers Reflect On How Children With Down Syndrome Have Enriched Their Lives. In this beautiful collection of personal stories, sixty-three mothers describe the gifts which their child with Down Syndrome has brought into their lives. Jan is one of the mothers sharing her personal story. Visit Jan's blog and enjoy as she loving shares her beautiful gift.
~~Miranda of Sweetest Cherry In An Apple Pie has donated one of her handcrafted totes. It's a bright and fun quilted tote bag with pink interior, magnetic snap closure, and a removable flower pin. Visit Miranda's new Etsy store, Sweet and Simple, for more of her adorable creations.
~~Miranda, from above, has also donated a pair of cute, cute handcrafted hair clippies. An alligator clip is lined with chocolate colored grossgrain ribbon with a pink and brown flower placed on top. A sweet Brown button sits in the middle of the flower. Visit Miranda at Sweetest Cherry In An Apple Pie.
~~Nicki of They're All Our Children has donated a copy of her book Danny, Danny Superstar. The book is about 8-year-old Danny, who has autism and is excited when he finds out that his class is going to be in a talent show. The book is written for children and helps them understand and have compassion for many of the difficulties of being autistic. Visit Nicki's blog...she reminds us that, truly, They're All Our Children.
~~Kailani of An Island Life has donated an absolutely precious personalized Tooth Fairy Pillow and matching Hawaiian Print Bib & Burp Cloth set from her online shop, Island Baby Boutique. How adorable are these items? Visit Kailani's Island Baby Boutique to see photos. Then drop by An Island Life and feel the Hawaiian breeze.
~~Pickel of My Two Boys has donated a choice of one of her beautiful handcrafted pearl bracelets (one in stock) from her shop, Pickel's Pearls. Please shop Pickel's Pearls. Her jewelry is beautiful, and money from sales goes to pay the foster care expenses of the second Russian child they plan to adopt (food, medical, clothing, etc.)
~~Kei of Unlimited has donated a Baby Signing Time DVD Gift Set autographed by Rachel Coleman of Signing Time herself. The award winning DVD series teaches American Sign Language to children of all ages and abilities. This set retails $54.98. Click the link and read more about this wonderful program, and be sure to pop over to Unlimited and read Kei's post about meeting Tammy.
~~Kei of Unlimited has also donated a gift certificate of $39.95 towards the purchase of a Creative Memories Storybook. StoryBook Creator is your tool for creating a professionally printed, hardbound photo book.The certificate covers an 11x8x5 linen cover with or w/o die-cut window, with 20 pages. (extra pages, personalized cover, leatherette cover not included). Take a moment to browse StoryBook Creator.
~~Bethany of The Polkadot Platypus (her blog) has donated a $25 gift certificate to her online shop, The Polkadot Platypus. You get choices! She carries top picks for maternity, babies and kids. Adorable and unique collections...just too much to list. Have you seen those little Pediped shoes? Visit The Polkadot Platypus shop and browse...then drop by her blog and say hello.
~~Chris, Founder and President of Greetingflix, has donated three (3) full "Pro" memberships to Greetingflix. If you have not heard about Greetingflix, well, the phrase "share your photos in the world's most e-motional greetings" says it all. They offer free memberships...but three lucky winners here will receive full "Pro" memberships...think access to all templates, all the bells and whistles, and 1GB of photo storage.
~~Natalie of The Benson Family And Other Stuff has donated one stamp set (up to $22.95), plus one stamp pad, and one package of matching cardstock from Stampin' Up! Apprx retail value of entire package $35. This prize would be great for making greeting cards or to simply add to a scrapbookers stash. This product will be available at the first of August and shipped directly to the winner. Pop over to The Benson Family and Other Stuff for a chat with Natalie.
~~Leah of Sugarfoots has donated from her Etsy shops a gorgeous set of 5 butterfly conservatory photo notecards/envelopes (retail $16). And also, a 15" blue swirl lovey (retail $15). Perfect size for infants and toddlers, this bashful blue swirled lovey is a silky blue swirl pattern on the front and matching satin on the back. Click the links to view the beautiful cards, lovey and more. Then give Leah a little wave over at Sugarfoots.
~~Lisa of Queen Baby Bean has donated a precious Babystyle Booties & Cap set, color oatmeal (retail $48) and the winner's choice of 3 Babystyle shirts (in 3 colors) (retail $42) available in either size 2T or 3T. Both are perfect for boy or girl or wonderful as gifts. Be sure to click those links for photos of the prizes and browse Queen Baby Bean.
Donate by July 28 midnight EST via the "make a donation" button at the top of this post and leave a comment [after clicking that link you must scroll to the end of comments to leave yours] to be entered for prizes. You will be charged only the amount of your donation. The requested minimum donation is $2, but certainly more will be accepted with appreciative hearts. Please give as your financial circumstances allow. Parker's family will be reading comments, and your words of support would mean a lot.