Thank you for another great year. Jonah's EB Auction 2013 has ended. Winners will receive an email within the next 48 hours with instructions for how to make payment.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

WELCOME TO THE AUCTION!

Welcome to Jonah's EB Auction 2013!  The auction begins Thursday 2/28 at 8pm and will come to a close on Sunday March 3 at 9pm EST.  Here is how things will work:
  • Listings. There is a separate listing post for every item in the auction.  Directly below this post, you can find a post with a clickable list of categories. When you click on a link, it will take you to a page that shows you thumbnails of each individual item in that category.  
    • "Older Posts" There are pages and pages of great auction stuff.  If you are navigating by scrolling through items on the blog, be aware that there are many pages of items. When you get to the bottom of a page, click on "older posts" to see more.  (You will eventually run out of stuff, but that's a great way to make sure you've seen everything!)
    • "Pinterest View" This year, we've utilized Pinterest to provide a way for you to get a quick view of all items.  By clicking here, you will be taken to a page where you can get a thumbnail view of every item in the auction.  Clicking the picture of an item will bring you to that item listing.  If you aren't familiar with how to navigate Pinterest, you can do so here
  • Bidding. Bidding will be done by commenting on the item here on the auction blog. You can find a tutorial here. Feel free to practice bidding on that post.  You MUST use a valid email address to bid.  Please double check that your email address is correct before postingThe email you use to bid is the one I will use to contact you should you win the item.  If what you have provided is incorrect, you might lose out on your item. When you enter your information to bid DO NOT log in with your Twitter, Facebook, etc.  Please just use your email address as shown below:
  • Bidding (part 2). Please make sure that you look at all bids on an item before you enter yours and make sure that it is HIGHER than the highest current bid.  The last bid is usually the highest, but if two people post at the same time, sometimes it might not be right at the top. So please (for my sanity) double check. :)
  • Winning an item.  The auction is officially over at 9pm on Sunday March 3. The highest bidder when the clock changes to 9pm will be considered the winning bidder for that item. That means if you make your bid at 9pm, you are too late.  If you get your bid in at 8:59 and 59 seconds, you are fine (and either gutsy or completely mad).  The time stamp on your bid post will be used to determine if your bid was received in time.  
  • Payment. If you win an item, payment will be made as a direct donation to DebRA.  We've teamed up with DebRA and will have a specific link for all payments to go through.  At the end of the auction, I will send all winners an email with that link (and further directions). After the email is sent, payment is due within 48 hours.  If your payment is not received in that time frame, the item will be offered to the next highest bidder. At that point, any payment made by the original high bidder will be considered a donation and they will not receive an item in return. I hate to have to include that, but every year we have had people bid and then not follow through on payment. 
  • Other donations. Last year, we had a lot of requests asking if there was a way to make a donation to DebRA in conjunction with the auction for those that didn't win items. If you would like to make a donation, you can do so through the web form here or by clicking on the button on the right sidebar of the blog.
  • Shipping. We do not require that anyone pay for their own shipping for items won in the auction.  We've collected donations to help pay for shipping.  However, if you would like to contribute toward  the shipping for your item, I can provide you with a separate paypal link to do so. Any money left over from the shipping fund will go as a direct donation to DebRA. Please note that since it is not being done through DebRA, shipping will not be tax deductible.
  • Site terms. You can find all of our site terms here.
  • Other questions.  If you have any other questions, please feel free to post them here or email them to me at jonahsebauction@gmail.com.  I will try to get questions answered as soon as possible so that you can get your bid on!
I'm so excited for this auction and am incredibly indebted to all of the wonderful individuals and businesses that donated.  We have over 160 great items on which you can bid.  It's mind boggling (in the best way possible!).  I hope that those individuals know just how thankful both myself and Patrice are for their generosity. 

I thank all of you in advance for taking part in this auction and supporting us with your bids.  It wouldn't be much of an auction if we had 160 items and no one to bid on them. 

Here's to a great and wildly successful auction!  The funds we raise here will help families dealing with EB and will help fund research that will someday get rid of this horrid thing called EB.

TROUBLESHOOTING

  • If you are having trouble getting comments to display, try to scroll down below the commenting area and click "comment feed".  That has worked for some.
  • If you bid and it shows up, but then refresh and it's gone, don't freak out.  It takes a while for the bid to show up in some browsers, especially if we're getting a lot of activity.
  • If you are making the exact some dollar amount bid on two different posts within minutes of each other, Disqus (the commenting system) gets confused and thinks you've already posted that--even if you haven't for that item.  Just throw $.01 at the end and it should work fine.

Looking for A Deal?

We have a ton of items, so it's easy for some items to get lost in the mix.  Check out these great items that don't have any bids yet--you might be able to score yourself a deal!!  Just click on an item link and it will take you straight to the item post!

See You...Be You: 3 Session Life Coach Package (Online)
Mixed Lampwork Glass Necklace
Cane Glass Necklace
DebRA Teddy Bear (Brown)
Photography Session with Creative Blessings (Pitt Co., NC)
White & Red ZigZag Ruffle Scarf
Gold Chained Dangle Earrings
Pink Airtype Gatorhorse T-shirt (4t)
Pink Airtype Kid’s T-shirt (2T)
Pink Airtype Onesie (12-18mos)

Item Category List


If you are looking for something in particular, you can view the items by category by clicking on the category name below.  Clicking on a category will take you to a Pinterest page where you can view all of the items as thumbnails.  If you are not familiar with navigating Pinterest, click here for a quick run through of how to view items and get to auction pages.

All Categories
$100 and over
$25 and under
$25-$50
$50-$100
accessories
apparel
bags
blankets
books
butterfly
children
custom
food
gas
gift card
Grace and Elegance
hand made
health and beauty
home decor
jewelry
Kaitlyn's Kreations
Laurel Creek Designs
miscellaneous
photography
purses
stationery
travel





Friday, February 22, 2013

Glass Dangle Earrings

**THIS IS A DOUBLE BID MATCHING ITEM!!  Two amazing people have offered to match bids up for this item!!  The first will match bids up to $30 and the other will match all the way up to $150!!**



These lovely earrings have quite the story.  They were sent by Laura of Laurel Creek Designs (a very dedicated supporter of the auction since the very beginning) to be used in the 2012 auction, but very literally fell between some cracks and never got listed.  She graciously let me hold on to them for use in this year's auction giveaway. They were won by a woman named Christie Zink.  You may recognize that name, because she is an amazing advocate for all things EB.  Her I Refuse campaign aims to support the research efforts going on at the University of Minnesota to find a cure for EB.  It was little surprise, then, when I received an email from Christie saying that she was thrilled to have won, but wanted to donate the earrings back so they could help raise funds to fight EB.  Now they are here for your bid and stand to raise potentially TRIPLE your bid for DebRA.

They are valued at $18.

Bidding will start at $6.

The Very Fairy Princess (Book) SIGNED by Julie Andrews (Two Available)

**UPDATE** - There are now TWO copies up for bid!  Please read below for more details.


This wonderful book by mother-daughter duo Julie Andrews (yes, THAT Julie Andrews) & Emma Walton Hamilton was donated by Dr. Melissa Keras-Donaghy, friend of Kimberly Williams Tucker in honor of Jonah.  It was signed by Dame Julie Andrews in person in Larchmont, NY on February 4, 2013.

**Thanks to the big heart of the donor's daughter, we now have TWO autographed copies of the book available!  Julie Andrews signed a copy of the book for her, and she has chosen to donate it to the auction in honor of her grandmother, who passed away from a very rare form of leukemia.

The books and signatures are identical (see image below) and will go to the two highest bidders.

From Amazon:
It's Valentine's Day, one of Geraldine's favorite times of year! She gets out her very best glitter to make cards for her family and friends at school, trying extra hard to think of ways to showcase all of their special qualities. But when Gerry gets to school and realizes she accidentally took a folder of Daddy's work papers instead of the cards she worked so hard on - oh no! - she can't help but be disappointed. Thankfully, her teacher helps her find an extra special way to celebrate the inner sparkle of each of her friends.

The cover price of the book is $16.99.

Bidding will start at $6.





Kid's Jogging for Jonah Shirt (2)



Your little one can be sporting the same awesome shirt worn by our auction's namesake.  The shirt is size kid's small (6/8) and is valued at $15.

Bidding will start at $5.

Butterfly Hat (Adult)


This beautiful hat was donated by Laura.  The subtle butterfly crocheted into the hat makes it perfect for our auction. 

It is valued at $20.

Bidding will start at $7.



Kid's Jogging for Jonah T-Shirt (1)


Your little one can be sporting the same awesome shirt worn by our auction's namesake.  The shirt is size kid's small (6/8) and is valued at $15.

Bidding will start at $5.

Child & Doll Matching Butterfly Hats


This adorable matching hat set includes a hat for a young child and a matching one for their favorite doll.  They were kindly donated by Laura and are have a subtle butterfly crocheted into the hat, making them perfect for this auction.  The set is valued at $25.

Bidding will start at $8.


"Merida" Inspired Princess Apron




Inspired by Princess Merida, this apron is fit for any little princess.  It is lined so it will keep her clothes clean in the kitchen, but it's also great for dress-up and pretend play.  Sized for children 3-7.  The apron is valued at $25. 

Bidding will start at $8.

Disney Princess Cup Set (4)


The Johnson family has kindly donated this set of 4 Disney Princess cups.  Cinderella, Belle, Ariel, and Jasmine each have their own cup which bears their picture on the front and name on back.  The set is valued at $12.

Bidding will start at $4.


Camera Strap Cover (Flowers)




This DSLR camera strap cover was donated in honor of Jonah. Each finished strap is approximately 26" long, so it should cover the full length of any standard DSLR camera straps. The strap lightly padded, so it helps prevent the strap from digging in, especially if you are using a heavy lens. It is valued at $12.

Bidding will start at $4.


Flying Pig Shirt (Toddler M)



Erin is kindly donating this awesome Flying Pig Shirt.  She wanted to donate the shirt because, "...we have a Team Debra in the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon this year, and Jonah is one of the reasons why (I found the blog and have been reading ever since)." Team Debra will beparticipating in this event for the first time on May 5, 2013!

The shirt is an official shirt from the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon Store (size toddler M/approximately 4T) and is valued at $14.95.

Bidding will start at $5.



"Rapunzel" Inspired Princess Apron


Inspired by Rapunzel, this apron is fit for any little princess.  It is lined so it will keep her clothes clean in the kitchen, but it's also great for dress-up and pretend play.  Sized for children 3-7.  The apron is valued at $25. 

Bidding will start at $8.

Camera Strap Cover (Paisleyish)



This DSLR camera strap cover was donated in honor of Jonah. Each finished strap is approximately 26" long, so it should cover the full length of any standard DSLR camera straps. The strap lightly padded, so it helps prevent the strap from digging in, especially if you are using a heavy lens. It is valued at $12.

Bidding will start at $4.

Adult Jogging For Jonah T-Shirt (1)


You can be sporting the same awesome shirt worn by our auction's namesake (but in an adult size).  The listing is for an adult LARGE t-shirt and is valued at $15.

Bidding will start at $5.

$25 Dunkin Donuts Gift Card

This $25 gift card to Dunkin Donuts was donated in honor of all those fighting EB.

Bidding will start at $8.

Adult Jogging for Jonah Shirt (2)



You can be sporting the same awesome shirt worn by our auction's namesake (but in an adult size).  The listing is for an adult LARGE t-shirt and is valued at $15.

Bidding will start at $5.

$25 Build-A-Bear Gift Card

This $25 gift card to Build-A-Bear Workshop was donated in honor of all those fighting EB.


Bidding will start at $8.

$50 Visa Gift Card

This $50 Visa Gift Card was donated in honor of all those fighting EB.

Bidding will start at $16.

See You...Be You: 3 Session Life Coach Package (Online)


Three life coaching sessions with certified Life Coach, Susan Ellis-Saller.
Sessions can be held via Skype, Facetime, IM, by phone or email (the first session should be live
and voice to voice for the best potential outcome).


Life Coaching is a practice that helps people identify their goals and bring their dreams
to life! There are several different tools that a Life Coach uses - from vision boards to
thought provoking questionnaires - to help a client discover her personal priorities and
create plans of action. After a person has stated and accepted the goals he created, his
life coach will act as a cheerleader or drill sergeant - whichever the person needs to keep
on task with the forward movement he promised himself. A life coach helps a person to
plan and then to stick to those plans!

Life Coaches start in the now (not the there and then) and assume that the clients she
works with are psychologically healthy... Coaches are not medical or psychological
doctors and do not diagnose disease, prescribe medication, or promise cure of any sort.
Their role is forward looking, goal driven and action-oriented!

Susan Ellis-Saller, Certified Transformational Life Coach, loves to help people rediscover
their strengths and ideals and bring more happiness and reward into their lives through
visualization and consistent forward movement. She loves working with women who
feel stuck in their lives and relationships and also anyone who is looking to find a more
fulfilling career.

Susan is donating a Process Package - 3 Life Coaching Sessions - via Skype, IM or by
telephone; plus email support for one month. The session package is valued at $200.

Check out http://cubulifecoaching.com for more information.


Bidding will start at $50.

**DUE TO THE NATURE OF THIS ITEM, IF YOU'D LIKE TO MAKE A BID ANONYMOUSLY (NOT VIEWED ON THE WEBSITE) PLEASE EMAIL ME AT jonahsebauction@gmail.com TO MAKE YOUR BID.**

$25 Visa Gift Card (4)

This $25 Visa Gift Card was donated in honor of all those fighting EB.

Bidding will start at $8.

$25 Visa Gift Card (3)

This $25 Visa Gift Card was donated in honor of all those fighting EB.

Bidding will start at $8.

$25 Visa Gift Card (2)

This $25 Visa Gift Card was donated in honor of all those fighting EB.

Bidding will start at $8.

$25 Visa Gift Card (1)

This $25 Visa Gift Card was donated in honor of all those fighting EB.

Bidding will start at $8.

Magnesite Leaf Earrings


Laura of Laurel Creek Designs has been a gracious supporter of Jonah's EB Auction since it began in 2009 and has become one of our main supporters and partners each year. This year is no different--you will find 19 pieces from Laurel Creek Designs in the auction, as well as 12 from her incredible daughter. Her devotion to helping others, especially our precious butterflies, is truly inspiring

These turquoise-dyed magnesite leaf earrings dangle from faceted carnelian and smoky quartz rondelles.  They have a 2.5" drop and are valued at $10.

Bidding will start at $4.







Magnesite Barrel Earrings



Laura of Laurel Creek Designs has been a gracious supporter of Jonah's EB Auction since it began in 2009 and has become one of our main supporters and partners each year. This year is no different--you will find 19 pieces from Laurel Creek Designs in the auction, as well as 12 from her incredible daughter. Her devotion to helping others, especially our precious butterflies, is truly inspiring.

These turquoise dyed magnesite barrel earrings with pewter bead caps dangle at 2". They are valued at $7.

Bidding will start at $3.



Coral and White Magnesite Earrings



Laura of Laurel Creek Designs has been a gracious supporter of Jonah's EB Auction since it began in 2009 and has become one of our main supporters and partners each year. This year is no different--you will find 19 pieces from Laurel Creek Designs in the auction, as well as 12 from her incredible daughter. Her devotion to helping others, especially our precious butterflies, is truly inspiring


These coral, white magnesite earrings with pewter bead caps dangle with a 1.75" drop. They are valued at $10.

Bidding will start at $4.



Amethyst and Moonstone Glasses Holder


Laura of Laurel Creek Designs has been a gracious supporter of Jonah's EB Auction since it began in 2009 and has become one of our main supporters and partners each year. This year is no different--you will find 19 pieces from Laurel Creek Designs in the auction, as well as 12 from her incredible daughter. Her devotion to helping others, especially our precious butterflies, is truly inspiring

This glasses holder is 26” in length and made with a beautiful assortment of amethyst, with accents of moonstone and pearl. It is valued at $30.

Bidding will start at $10.


5 Strand Glass Pearl Necklace


Laura of Laurel Creek Designs has been a gracious supporter of Jonah's EB Auction since it began in 2009 and has become one of our main supporters and partners each year. This year is no different--you will find 19 pieces from Laurel Creek Designs in the auction, as well as 12 from her incredible daughter. Her devotion to helping others, especially our precious butterflies, is truly inspiring

This 5-Strand necklace made of  intertwining white glass pearls creates a very elegant statement piece!  It is adorned with a butterfly charm at the clasp and measures 25". It is valued at $60.

Bidding will start at $20.


Purple and Black Lampwork Earrings


Laura of Laurel Creek Designs has been a gracious supporter of Jonah's EB Auction since it began in 2009 and has become one of our main supporters and partners each year. This year is no different--you will find 19 pieces from Laurel Creek Designs in the auction, as well as 12 from her incredible daughter. Her devotion to helping others, especially our precious butterflies, is truly inspiring

These  beautiful earrings were made withpurple & black lamp-work beads that dangle beneath butterfly charm for a drop of 2.25". They are valued at $10.

Bidding will start at $4.


Purple and Black Lampwork Bracelet


Laura of Laurel Creek Designs has been a gracious supporter of Jonah's EB Auction since it began in 2009 and has become one of our main supporters and partners each year. This year is no different--you will find 19 pieces from Laurel Creek Designs in the auction, as well as 12 from her incredible daughter. Her devotion to helping others, especially our precious butterflies, is truly inspiring

This purple & black Lamp-work bracelet was made with  silver-foil lined glass beads and closes with a lobster clasp with a dangle butterfly charm. It measures 9" and is valued at $20.

Bidding will start at $7.


Butterfly Resin Bracelet




Laura of Laurel Creek Designs has been a gracious supporter of Jonah's EB Auction since it began in 2009 and has become one of our main supporters and partners each year. This year is no different--you will find 19 pieces from Laurel Creek Designs in the auction, as well as 12 from her incredible daughter. Her devotion to helping others, especially our precious butterflies, is truly inspiring

This unique bracelet was hand made from silver-plated cups each containing a butterfly floating in clear over aqua-blue resin. It is valued at $25

Bidding will start at $9.








Black South Pearl Bracelet


Laura of Laurel Creek Designs has been a gracious supporter of Jonah's EB Auction since it began in 2009 and has become one of our main supporters and partners each year. This year is no different--you will find 19 pieces from Laurel Creek Designs in the auction, as well as 12 from her incredible daughter. Her devotion to helping others, especially our precious butterflies, is truly inspiring

This Black South sea shell pearls bracelet with pewter bead caps, glass spacers, toggle clasp, and butterfly charm measures 8.5" and is valued at $18.

Bidding will start at $6.



"Bumpy" Lampwork Glass Bracelet


Laura of Laurel Creek Designs has been a gracious supporter of Jonah's EB Auction since it began in 2009 and has become one of our main supporters and partners each year. This year is no different--you will find 19 pieces from Laurel Creek Designs in the auction, as well as 12 from her incredible daughter. Her devotion to helping others, especially our precious butterflies, is truly inspiring

This 8.5” black, gray, and light plum lamp-work glass bracelet was hand made with fun ‘bumpy’ beads and a butterfly toggle clasp. It is valued at $18.

Bidding will start at $6.



Pink and Black Lampwork Bracelet


Laura of Laurel Creek Designs has been a gracious supporter of Jonah's EB Auction since it began in 2009 and has become one of our main supporters and partners each year. This year is no different--you will find 19 pieces from Laurel Creek Designs in the auction, as well as 12 from her incredible daughter. Her devotion to helping others, especially our precious butterflies, is truly inspiring

This pink, raspberry, & black lamp-work glass bracelet has a lobster clasp and butterfly charm. The length is adjustable from 8.25-9.5”. It is valued at $18.

Bidding will start at $6.