Shop for Sharlie

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Twenty+ years ago a family moved around the corner from ours. They had a house full of kids. They went to our church.   They became our good friends.  They had a daughter that was my sister’s age who became one of her best friends.  They went through elementary school, junior high and high school together. 
That best friend from fifth grade is still one of Jess’ best friend today.  She is like a little sister to me.  She is now a wife and a mom like me.  Only she is fighting for her life. She’s waiting for a double lung and heart transplant. Shar has Cystic Fibrosis.
Sharlie is the most kind, generous, loving,  funny, real, humble, (insert every good word here) I know.  I am so so so so lucky to know her and her whole family. 

Jess and I wanted to do SOMETHING, ANYTHING to help Sharlie.  We decided to reach out to our supportive, creative friends and ask for their help.  And this is what we came up with:


Our friends who don’t know Sharlie rallied around us.  And we couldn’t be more grateful. They donated tutorials, printables, and advertising spots.
Each purchase made in the Shop will go straight to Sharlie’s Medical Fund. 

These are the people that helped us help Shar:

 Aly from Blossom & Vine                                                   
Amanda from Every Creative Endeavor
Amy from the Idea Room
Andrea from Knitty Bitties
April from Funky Vintage Lovely
Ashley Ann from Ashley Ann Photography
Danyelle from Dandee Designs
Deanna from Domestic Chicky
Desiree from the 36th Avenue
Emily from Emily Sparks Handmade
Emmy from Much Ado About You
Heather from Angel Face Designs
Heather from Whipperberry
Jamielyn from i {heart} Nap Time
Julie from Joy’s Hope
Kendra from My Insanity
Kristyn from Lil’ Luna
Lara from Less Cake More Frosting
Linda from Craftaholics Anonymous
Lindsey from the Pleated Poppy
Megan from Brassy Apple
Nicole from Olive Blue
Rebecca from Simple As That
Stephanie from Somewhat Simple
Summer from Domestic Nest
Traci from Beneath My Heart
                               THANK YOU FRIENDS!!

In other EXCITING NEWS:  The other fundraising efforts for Sharlie have been done through Give Forward and raised over $46,000 so far!! The amazing people from Give Forward (thank you Ethan!) have agreed to match up for $500 when we hit $1000 in donations. This is separate from the shop but we would REALLY like to get $1,000 to add the $500.  If every person reading this right now added a dollar to the pot MIRACLES would happen.  I promise you.  THIS SPECIAL MATCHING OFFER IS ONLY GOOD FOR 48 HOURS. Please help us spread the word.  Thank you again to Give Forward!

Medical Fundaising Made Simple

We will be keeping everyone up to date on how the sale is going via Twitter and Facebook.  Follow us with #shopforshar.  Thank you for your help!


  1. Sharlie says

    Dear Sweet Wonderful Miq,

    I can’t go to bed tonight without expressing my gratitude. I sit here, with goosebumps, speechless and overwhelmed. I will tell you what I have told so many who have asked how I am doing: There is no time to be worried or afraid because I am too busy being overwhelmed by the raw goodness, love and generosity of the people in my life! I am too busy feeling hopeful and lifted and grateful!!!! How amazing is that?! I will never be able to thank you and your whole family for ALL you have done for me throughout my life. Your family has stood by us through everything and now at this time of need here you are again!!! You truly are like a big sister to me and I certainly love you like one! Thank you for being one of my angels, I love you so dearly!

  2. Dida Lile says

    Dear Mique, I have a client who is suffering with CF. We made some small dietary changes and she has found great relief. I would love to talk with Sharlie and see if there is something that could ease her pain. Will you please pass on my information!