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Monday, October 17, 2011

Slow down

The other day Burke and I were driving home listening to Jars of Clay old cd. I can't even remember were we had been. I looked up at the sky. It was so cool looking. I just smiled. So often we get so wrapped up in our fast pace lives that we miss beautiful gift from God. I have for sure been in that fast pace life lately and seeing the sky Is what I needed. Slow down Sarah. We need to enjoy every moment of everyday. I went home and snuggled up with Burke and Taylor. The next morning when I woke up I got my usual hot cup of coffee and headed to my deck that has been neglected for some time now. I sat and enjoyed that quiet morning. It was so nice.

-Sarah

Friday, October 14, 2011

Denim Day and Shop, Dine and Play with Mamie on October 15th




If you are in Arkansas and you plan to be out and about this Saturday, October 15th then listen up! Saturday is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day and many businesses across the state of Arkansas have committed to donate a portion of their sales to Mamie's Poppy Plates on this day for "Shop, Dine, and Play with Mamie" in honor of National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.  For a complete list of participating businesses and links to their websites or Facebook pages scroll down.


Today, October 13th, TCBY in Rogers has committed to this special day by donating 25% of their sales from 4-6.  If you are in the NWA area and love TCBY as much as we do then please help us raise some money for our cause.


Also, business offices around the state are getting involved by coordinating a Denim Day on Friday, October 14th! The businesses listed below are wearing denim for Mamie by donating $1 (or more). All donations are tax deductible!

Thank you to the businesses who will be participating in Shop, Dine and Play with Mamie!

Northwest Arkansas
glo limited
HawgSports.Com
Mellow Mushroom
The Wine Cellar
Pigtails and Crew Cuts

Hot Springs
Pink Avenue Grow Children's Boutique

Bryant
W.E.L. Dressed

Dumas
The Gift Shop

Conway
PK's

Little Rock
Proposals Boutique
Catering to You
Mrs. Polka Dot
Ella Arden Clothing
Companion's Clothier
The Social Butterfly
Firefly Studio
RK Collections
Vesta's
Scarlet Boutique
Roberson's Fine Jewelry
Reinvented Vintage
Solemates
Razzle Dazzle Smocked Designs
The Wonder Place
glo limited
M2 Gallery
Ozark Outdoor Supply
Thread
Faux Pas 

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Take your kiddo's and enjoy some frozen yogurt at TCBY in Rogers October 13th from 4-6!  25% of the sales will be donated to Mamie's Poppy Plates!!!


Thank you to the businesses who have committed to participating in Denim Day!

J.B. Hunt wore their jeans for Mamie on October 6th!

The following businesses will be wearing their jeans for Mamie on October 14th!

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C.
Merrill Lynch Little Rock




Merrill Lynch Conway
Merrill Lynch Rogers
Morgan Keegan Fayetteville
Morgan Keegan Fort Smith

If you or someone you know have a business and would like to help us raise awareness and money at any time during the year please contact us. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to MPP, please visit our website www.mamiespoppyplates.com.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Plates to share

So many plates have gone out since we are now servicing Baptist Little Rock, Children's, UAMS and St. Vincent's. We have received overwhelmingly positive response from the families and I hope to share a few of their stories. Firefly has been so awesome at working hard to get all the plates done in a timely manner. Since the holidays have begun, I have been going in and painting the plate rims for them to help speed up the process. It breaks my heart every time I have to paint another plate but it also makes me smile to know that these families have brought their plate in and they will have this precious gift for ever to remember their sweet little angels. Below are some pictures I took with my phone of some of the raw and finished plates.

This photo below is the back of the plate. Once the plate is painted they paint the donor's name on the back for the families. This is so important to me because I want all these families to know there are people out there that they don't even know that care for them. We are also doing in memory of and in honor of. People can buy a plate in memory of their baby or a friend's baby and their name would go on the back as well.

This is a raw plate that I was working on from home. Look at those tiny little feet.


This plate turned out so beautiful. The family lost twin boys. Their little feet were stamped at the bottom so there was so much space on the inside of the plate. Families can pay for extra painting. They chose to have the poppies painted on their plate along with Job 1:27 which say, "Blessed be the name of the Lord".



We can always use help with painting. The rim color is not hard but we need people who are artistic as the writing can be challenging. Please shoot us an email if you would like to be added to the painters list.


- Sarah