Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Giveaway: one Lone Harp, helping thousands...

...firstly, let me introduce you to Emily.

(the irony of this haircut, is that every young boy in my neighborhood has it...hmm.)

a.k.a 'Emily, Emily, Emily, Emily, Emily...'
(as I serenaded her all through high school Senior year (channel Cheers' "Kelly, Kelly, Kelly, Kelly" by Woody))

I freaking love this lady with ALL of my heart.

She has been such a good friend to me all my adult life. Like this day:


She introduced me to this man's work.
Love her for it.
It is because of her I am friends will ALL of these people.

Let us discuss how big of a heart she has?

It is huge.
I look up to her in SO many ways.
She is gorgeous, INSANELY smart, talented and giving.

She has recorded this AMAZING CD called:


Little Claire de Lune
Lullabies on Harp

She compiled these songs that! she! played! on! the! harp!
(she has been playing for over 20 years!)

For what?
To make millions?

Well, yes.

For herself?


To help thousands of children in Bulgarian orphanages.

Specifically for:

One Heart Bulgaria

The images will stun you, will break your heart, and I guarantee you will not be able to turn off the computer until you have purchased this CD.

I. Dare. You.

You know of my love for adoption.
I cannot look at that site without wanting to hop on a plane and bring
all of those littles home with me.

So heavy.

Will you help?

Get your CD here.
(there is an amazing sample song at the bottom)

or email Emily:

Leave me a comment, Emily is giving a CD away to one lucky reader.

mrs. r just schooled me on how to do a giveaway so here:
(thank you lindsey...borrowed text from her blog. xoxo)

If you would like to enter this giveaway, here is what to do:

  • Just leave a comment and include your email address so I can contact you in the event of your winning.

Extra entries available:

...leave an additional comment with your email address for each extra entry.

  • follow my blog
  • subscribe to simply me
  • follow me on twitter (
  • tweet about this contest, using @kimsueellen in your tweet! (this can be done once per day.)
  • blog about this giveaway, linking back to this post (leave a link to your post in your comment)
  • email your family and friends about this giveaway (send the email to me too)
for example, if you are already a follower of my blog you would write in your comment:
"already a follower. here's my email:"

then if you tweet about this contest you would make an additional comment:
"tweeted about it today. here's what i wrote: check out this giveaway at simplyme: {link to this post}. h
ere's my email:"

Entries will be accepted until Tuesday, March, 302010 at 11:59 PM MST.
The winner will be announced on Wednesday, April 1, 2010.
No joke.


Christal said...

aww friends are the best!! Especially ones that have been there forever! I would love her cd!

Jessica K. said...

Those children are so precious! I would love to just fly there and bring them home with me!

Amy said...

There was a sample song on that website, oh sounds gorgeous. I almost fell asleep in my chair... not the best thing to do at work!

Really considering getting one...

me said...

What an amazing woman! I would love that CD. Thank heavens for great friends!

Natalie said...

I've been sitting here at my computer with 'Over the Rainbow' playing over and over and over again as I sit here and take time for myself by looking into other people's lives via blogs. What an amazing friend you have. It nearly broke my heart to look at those sweet children and read the heart-wrenching stories. I truly wish I could have those sweet kids.

Kim, I know you and I have never met - but I must say that you are stunningly beautiful. I think you are WAY too hard on yourself. You are a very beautiful person inside and out. Life is hard and tough and tiring and we as mothers sure don't get a lot of time for ourselves. You need to give yourself a little credit at what an amazing job you are doing in your sweet little life.

Take a deep breath. Life is beautiful. Hang in there.

mrs. r said...

yay! just bought one!!

Mary said...

How beautiful- (lullabies on the harp AND helping orphans)!

And at the risk of sounding like a total brown-noser I have to agree with Natalie's comment, YOU'RE beautiful too, Kim!

Amanda said...

What an amazing thing to do. I would love to win this and play it for my sweet baby.
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Amanda said...

Okay, okay...this awesome CD has me coming out of the blogging closet and I am now an offical follower, not just a stalker. ;)
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Amanda said...

...did I happen to mention that I blogged about you and this awesome CD at

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Jessica K. said...

I am a follower of your blog!!

Jessica K. said...

Also follow you on twitter!

Jon said...

I'm just a little curious, why bulgaria?

kimsueellen said...

You would have to ask Miss Emily Jon...didn't you serve your mission there?

Emily said...

I'm not entering to win, but I wanted to say thanks for all of your comments and interest, and a huge thanks to Kim for bringing attention to my CD. I LOVE you, Kim! You're beautiful!

In answer to your question, Jon, I have no connection to Bulgaria, but the day before I made the CD I came across the newspaper article below and decided I wanted to help.

Thanks again to everyone for your interest and for those of you helping to spread the word!

Jess said...

I'm not commenting to win, but I will be buying this CD. I am starting my own Bulgarian adoption and was so excited when my friend sent me this link!!