I need another project like I need a hole in the head, but here goes! We are going to do a cookbook - an e-book and a paper copy. We'll take submissions through the end of April. If you'd like to send a recipe, any category, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you'd like it to be included, we'd love to have your name and city (first name and last initial is ok, if you don't want the whole thing posted, whatever you are comfortable with), and if you are an adoptive parent, we'd love to have the country you adopted from. I'll work out the price soon, but TENTATIVELY the e-book will be $5, and the paper copy will be $12.00. The paper copy price will depend on how many we need to order, so that's just a rough estimate for now. You don't have to put the recipe in Word or anything, unless you just want to, just type it out in the email and that's fine. Included in the book will be some facts about international adoption, possibly an overview of how different countries vary, why international adoption is so needed, and our own story of how we came to adopt.
I'm also taking suggestions for names of the cookbook. Send me your suggestion, and the one we decide on will win a free copy of the book, either version you prefer.
The e-version will be available mid-May, and the paper version will be around the end of May. (again, will depend on all kind of variables, so don't hold me to anything concrete yet.)
Thanks to Jessica E of Ridgeway, VA who gave us the idea. She's getting a free copy of the cookbook!
Oh, and the necklace! I almost forgot that. A wonderful and talented friend has offered to help us with something else for our fundraising. She came up with a beautiful design for a necklace (how gorgeous is this!!)
Also, check out http://extra-chromosomes.blogspot.com/ and the beautiful bracelets they are selling. Also enter for a chance to win a super cute doll!
Ok, have I left out anything? Oh yeah, huge thanks to all who contributed to our FSP during the matching grant period. We made it to $1749, which will be turned into $3498! What a blessing! Lots of love to everyone who helped, I wish I could meet every one of you and thank you in person!!