October 8, 2012

Silent Auction for The Turners

Over the weekend, one of our own lost the love of her life in a tragic car accident. You can read more about it here.

We know many of us were shocked and saddened by the death of Julee's husband and baby Preslee’s daddy over the weekend.  It’s hard whenever a loved one’s time is cut short, but especially when it touches someone so young.  And it has put Julee in the position of single parenting her 10-month-old baby girl, in a way that no one should have to face.

We know that she’s surrounded by loved ones, family and friends that can love on her, mourn with her, and be there for her in ways that many of us can’t.  But it has touched a lot of us in Blog and Twitter Land and many want to help in a tangible way.  So here is a way that we can come together and honor Matt Turner and offer what support we can to his wife and daughter.

Next week, October 15th through the 19th, we (Life in the Green House, Life Sweet Life, Knee-Deep in Munchkin Land, The Getts Times, SheShe Made) will be conducting a silent auction with all proceeds going to Julee and Preslee.

To Donate an Item*:
  • Create a post detailing the item up for auction.  Include a description and/or picture.
  • On Monday, October 15th visit any of the above blogs and list your item.  Make sure to use the direct link to that specific post.
  • Once the auction ends on Friday, October 19th, we’ll have you email us with the winner’s name, email address, and the amount of the winning bid.  We’ll invoice the winner.
*If you do not have a blog, but still want to donate an item, please contact any of the Jenns, Sarah, or Ashley and we will be happy to list your item for you!

To Bid on an Item:
  • On Monday, October 15th, visit any of the above blogs to view the list of donated items.
  • If an item interests you, click on the link to read more information.
  • To place a bid, leave a comment on that blog’s post leaving your email address and your bid.  Be sure to check the list often as new items will be added throughout the week.
This is the amazing part of blogging...its watching a community of men and women come together to support one another in need.  Thanks for your willingness to help and we’re looking forward to a successful auction.  And as always, we’re sure that Julee, Preslee, and the rest of their loved ones would greatly appreciate your prayers in the days, weeks, and months ahead.


  1. What a tragic loss. Thinking of everyone affected by this.

  2. Sarah this is so awesome that yall are doing this. Many prayers and a heavy heart for Julee and Preslee...I can't even fathom.

  3. Sarah, I wish you lived near so you could ride with us to the funeral Wednesday, I am so sad... Thank you for posting this!

  4. my heart is so heavy for Julee. I can't even begin to fathom the hurt she feels and I want to thank you so much for posting this! I am just with such a heavy heart! This is wonderful for you to do! I will add it to facebook...get the word out!

  5. This is just amazing and moves me to tears! Love y'all for doing this!

  6. Hi Sarah, thank you so much for doing this. I am going to auction off an item from Thirty-One. I will have it posted on my blog in the 15th.

    Hope you are doing well.

  7. I dont know any of you all in real life, but my heart hurt so much when I read of Matt's passing. I have been praying for Julee and Preslee. I admire you ladies for putting this together and supporting the Turners during this difficult time.

  8. i am from arkansas too and have been trying to think of some way to help..i am glad you did.. and i will try to find something to post about.. prayers going to them!!

  9. Is there any way (if we don't have an item to auction but want to help out financially) for us to send a check for the college fund?

  10. I work at an early childhood company and was thinking of a basket of children's books? Would that work for the auction? Please let me know how I can help.

  11. I do not have a blog, but would love to donate something to the auction. can someone email me?


    thank you

  12. This breaks my heart for Julee and Preslee. I don't have anything to donate but did link to this post and will be back to shop. Let me know if I can do anything else.

  13. I would like to have a Scentsy party for Julee and Preslee and donate my commission to them. Let me know if you are interested.


  14. I don't have a blog, but do have an etsy shop. Wigglesgiggles.etsy.com

    I'd love to donate something to the auction. If you could email me at kheath.wigglesandgiggles@gmail.com and let me know how I can participate.


  15. How does shipping work for sellers? Do we include it in the total? Thank you!

  16. Lyndsey, yes, you can definitely donate directly to the college fund! Here is the info:

    The Preslee Turner College Fund
    PO Box 965
    Arkadelphia, Arkansas 71923

    Thank you!

  17. Rebecca,
    The person donating the item covers the cost of shipping as well.

  18. You're so sweet and such a great friend for doing this for Julee. She and Preslee have been in my thoughts and prayers. What a tragic thing they're going through. She's so lucky to be surrounded by amazing and gracious friends like you!

  19. This is a great thing you are all doing. I'll do what I can to help! I am so sad for her and sending many prayers!!


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