Saturday, February 22, 2014

Bringing Baby Cantrell Home!

Hi friends! A LOT has been happening around here lately. G left one career field for another, our family got smaller by 3 kittens and we have been working tirelessly to help us raise what we need for our adoption fund. We have two events going on Facebook right now and EVERYONE is invited! We have a t-shirt and bracelet fundraiser located here:¬if_t=event_mall_comment We also have an auction going here: We have really stepped it up and it's going pretty well so far. :) We have to sell 50 of the t-shirts by March 12 or Bonfire will refund all of the buyers but we know WE CAN DO THIS with our friends help! Please join us and invite your friends. We will bring Baby Cantrell home!! Thank you all for following us, sending prayers, support, positive energy and sharing everything we put out. We know we couldn't do it without you!! So long for now. K

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Where are The Beatles (Fab Four) Fans Out There?

My wife and I have been trying to have a baby Beatles fan for 5 years now. We have had several miscarriages and twins born at 18 weeks who did not survive. I am selling several of my private collection Beatles albums to help offset adoption costs. Below you can find links to the albums on eBay. These albums are all Original Pressings and in Near Mint/Mint- condition. Thank you for taking a look and happy bidding! Warm regards and God Bless, George
Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever Capitol Swirl Hey Jude/Revolution Apple Label Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band Let It Be Meet The Beatles(Mono) The Beatles(White Album) The serial number on the album is A1808270.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Our Decision to Adopt.

HI friends! Our new blog post is located on Bubblews because we get paid for every like, view and share from the article site and these earnings are credited to our adoption fund. Please visit our article here:
Thank you all for being with us on this journey and showing your faith in us! So long for now. G

Sunday, January 19, 2014

An Auction for a Baby??

Hi all! As many readers know, we have been trying to have a baby for almost five years. After three 2nd trimester losses and several miscarriages, we've learned that I require a surgery to make a healthy baby a reality for us. We've tried every possible thing we can think of to raise the $8,000.00 we need for the surgery because insurance doesn't cover it. Some people have asked what we are doing to raise the funds for this surgery. We've got a few things going in hopes of reaching this goal before I reach 'that' age where it isn't realistic anymore.'s gotten a little better for us. A friend of ours created an online auction ( ) to help us reach our baby fund goal! There are a BUNCH of items up now and we will add more as we can. Some people are even donating their items to be used in the auction. All the proceeds will be credited to the Baby Cantrell Fund! We feel blessed to have a small group of AWESOME friends who've been with us through this journey and offered their support in all sorts of ways.
We are saving what we can from our pay checks. I have some trickling Knotty Wicks orders. I'm a rep for Jewelry in Candles, The Cantrell Family Fundraiser, the articles I write for Bubblews ( ) which pay me for every like/dislike/comment and share. I complete menu images for zMenu, we just managed to get 17 of my Cabbage Patch dolls sold to a lovely friend of ours, we held the Hero event (most of you are aware how that went and we are still waiting on media coverage). ALL the money I make from the work listed above is credited to our surgical fund. We have a blog where everyone can follow our progress and learn more about why we are doing this, learn a little about our angels, etc. and it is enabled to receive revenue for each ad readers click on when reading. We also have a crowd fundraising page. There are NO fees to us on this page. We have researched and they are a legitimate company. We are really trying to find a way to earn these funds but have now reached out for help because we realize we can't do it alone. We are trying to keep hope and we are doing everything we can to raise this money. We pray every day that we reach this goal. We don't want anything more than to have a healthy baby and we are going to keep faith that we will. :) I'll update when we have anything exciting to report. :) So long for now!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

December 20, 2013 is a BIG Day for Praying for Baby Cantrell!

Hi friends! As many of you know, we have been trying to earn and save for the funds for the surgery we need to have a healthy baby (almost $8,000) for over a year. We've saved, penny pinched, created Knotty Wicks Candle & Soap Co., I took to paid blogging, selling Jewelry In Candles name it, we tried it. Well.....a lot of our hard work has finally begun to pay off. We have an account on the Hero Network.
The Hero Network has graciously offered to provide us with a Text to Donate day to help us raise funds for Baby Cantrell! to participate..Simply text 'WISH' to 80077 on December 20th. Donations are $5, completed from a mobile device. Please ensure you reply 'YES' for your donation to count. The rules are simple and everyone can attend so PLEASE SHARE this event and please invite everyone you know! :) We have ONE day to raise as much as we can so please help us make this go viral! This is a public event, has been shared on multiple news outlets, social media pages and shared via text. PLEASE SHARE AND REPOST THE INFORMATION WITH THE LINK BELOW! Even if you cannot donate, we welcome you to join us in support. Thank you all so much for your support and sharing this event to help us reach our goal! ;)
You can also view our Hero Network account, our activity and ways we have granted others wishes here: *******We have been advised by event coordinators with the Hero Network to share our event link and get the word out as much as possible before our ONE DAY TEXT TO DONATE Event for Baby Cantrell! We have created a Facebook event where everyone can join together for updates, links, even verbiage for posts. ;) Please visit us and join the event at this link:
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DETAILS AND RULES of Text to Donate: "$5.00 donation to Wish Upon A Hero. Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. YOU MUST TEXT 'YES' for your donation to be officially accepted for Baby Cantrell's fundraiser. Must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to participate. Message and Data Rates May Apply. Text STOP to 80077 to STOP. Text HELP to 80077 for HELP. Full Terms: Privacy Policy"

Monday, December 9, 2013

The Minimum Wage Increase Debate in the U.S.

Hi all! A subject of hot debate right now is the potential to increase The United States Minimum Wage. The President has decided to support a bill to increase the minimum wage here to $10.10 USD per hour from $7.25 USD per hour.
Naturally, a LOT of U.S. citizens, and even those who aren't, have a lot to say about it. Many argue that if we raise the minimum wage, prices for everything will increase. The most heated argument in recent years is over the issue of this potential wage increase. Of course, those with the most to say are the people who make well above the minimum wage and still want to hoard their millions instead of paying for cost of living increases. Some fast food workers have also gone on strike in an effort to have their wages raised to $15 USD per hour. Additionally, a meme (photo) of military workers, gun in hand in a battle zone with the quote by Sarah Palin claiming that our Military makes LESS than minimum wage and people expect to make $15 USD per hour for 'flipping a burger'. Following is my personal opinion on the situation.
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For those who are whining and complaining about raising the minimum wage, you need a reality check. Have YOU tried to support a family on minimum wage? Minimum wage at PART TIME because companies can't 'afford' to offer insurance for full time employees due to Obamacare? I know, your next argument will be that the ones who want a raise should go to college and get better jobs. Let me tell you that I have a college education, a good amount still yet to pay in student loans and am not working in my field. Not even close to my field because there are no openings after having to leave my last position because services were transferred to another county to cut costs. I have friends who live in Canada who are nothing short of astonished at the way the U.S. treats their citizens. In fact, one of my Canadian friends said, "It's really sad. It's almost like the U.S. wants their citizens broke, sick and homeless." I'm not saying pay $15 an hour but a reasonable increase is way past due. I think $10 per hour is reasonable. Do you realize that while the cost of living has increased at a dramatic and consistent rate, minimum wage has increased by pennies on the dollar during all that time? Increasing the minimum wage would also cut down on welfare dependency, thereby decreasing the funds spent on it. Those funds could help with other things this country desperately a decent, EFFECTIVE health care system. There is a serious problem when the CEO's of some companies, including a local one here, make over a half million dollars a year PLUS stock options and 'bonuses' so he/she can golf, ski and take vacations; while their employees are struggling to keep food on the table. Many companies don't even offer *small* Christmas bonuses, not necessarily monetary in nature, to the employees who bust hump all year long to keep the CEO's in their million dollar homes and vacations. It's ridiculous. Yes...I saw the post from Sarah Palin about Soldiers making less than minimum wage. What PLANET is that on?? I can tell you, for a fact, as a spouse of a Navy Veteran, it's not this country at least. Stop whining about increasing the minimum wage and do what's right so EVERY family can thrive, not just the ones deemed important by others with their own interests at heart.
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~~~~~~As you can see, I'm less than pleased with the current wage here in the U.S. and the debate about whether to raise it. I'm absolutely disgusted by Sarah Palin's blatant LIE to further her own agenda. I have friends who cannot provide a Christmas for their families because they can't afford it. I'm not talking about a small fortune in Christmas gifts and an extravagant dinner with a ski trip to Aspen. I'm talking about a decent meal and a Christmas help get into the spirit. I realize that is not what Christmas is about and so do they but would you like to see the heartbreak on their faces as they try to explain to their families that Christmas will not happen this year? Would you like to see their children's faces as they try to explain, without breaking into tears themselves, why Santa won't visit their homes? All of this happens in homes around America as CEO's are jetting off to other countries for Christmas vacation holidays. Maybe the working class should trade places with the CEO's for a day and see what happens to the wages in this Country after that day. It likely won't happen but it's something to ponder. So long for now, K