Last week as we approached the 800 likes mark on my facebook Snickerdoodles page I promised a couple little prizes for readers and one for like # 814, as 14 is my lucky number.
I like to give friends some of my favourite things so I decided to give away two wooden pear pins. I have an apple one and a pear I wear on my autumn jackets and I live in a valley or orchards so it seemed fitting. Then as a second goodie I wanted to give each winner a set of hand painted magnets from eachanoriginal that are made in Kelowna.
Christine is the founder and waaaay back when before I had kids and we were friends we actually worked together for a short time. I have always admired her business savvy and dedication. She has done amazing in building eachanoriginal into a successful company. Order many styles of magnets, cards and other one of a kind gifts from their web page.
Jeanette Deshayes and Seanna McClafferty-Kreager were the lucky winners in the draw last night. I hope you enjoy these small gifts as a token of my appreciation.
Back to my dear friend Christine....I wanted to share a bit of her strength with you that goes beyond being a creative and successful entrepreneur...she is also a Mother. If you have been reading Snicks over the last year, you would know of Baby G. Perhaps you read of my connection and prayers for her battle for health. Gabrielle is blessed to call Christine her Mommy. The Pinettes are a lovely family, so brave and loving. I have done photographs for Gabrielle and most recently for a celebration of life for Christine's Mother who sadly passed this year. It was a very special and moving night and I was honored to be included and to capture the moments. I will share some images soon.
For now please include them in your prayers...Baby G continues to fight and her facebook support page called Team G has over 1000 followers rooting for her and loving her from afar as she is back in BC Children's Hospital now.
If you missed my earlier posts please feel free to catch up with this piece from the fall on Baby G.
So many of you touch me deeply with your comments, loyalty and words of wisdom...I feel so blessed to be on this journey with you via Snickerdoodles and I will continue to share my love when I can with little gifts.