Monday, October 19, 2009

Merci Beau Coup!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Blissfest Carnival Fundraiser for the Nielson's! We feel it was a huge success. We appreciate the outpouring of love and support from the Mesa, Arizona community as well as from Nie Nie's blogging community around the world.

A special thanks to everyone who donated items so generously to our silent auction. If you were one of the lucky auction winners, please contact to schedule pick up or shipping of the item.

Thank you again!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Stephanie & Christian's Video~Their Story...

Please take a few minutes to view this touching video put together by The Dillards about The Nielsons.~ It is beautiful.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Blissfest & Carnival Photos!

These pictures are from seesaw designs- (hope you don't mind us borrowing them- they are perfect!) More pictures are available at Nie Recovery as well. Would love to collect photos of the day's event- so send them our way if you have any to share!
Thanks to everyone- it was a GREAT day- HOT- but great- thanks for being troopers!

Saturday, October 18, 2008


Look what we have here...

Blu-Ray Disc player with SD slot card, final standard profile, precise digital and audio video & Uni Phier Technology.-
WOW- wait... what else is coming is even BIGGER! We're even going to get the guys bidding now!
Thanks Boyd!

Shop & Sew

Mulqueen Sewing Center
$40 Gift Card
Thank you Mulqueen Sewing Center & Becky Mecham!

Sweet Stephanie Bed & Bedding

Domestic Bliss & Blissful Living Studio with the help of our generous vendors Bella Notte Linens will be donating this lovely bed & bedding collection (valued at over $4,000.) that Stephanie was photographed with. Don't miss this opportunity to bid on this beautiful bed & scrumptious bedding- you can go to bed each night with a full heart knowing you helped the Nielsons! (*Itemized details & value TBA)

Plasma TV!

Donated by Boyd Worthen~Big Boy Audio

NEW! Panasonic 42" Class (41.6" Diagonal) Widescreen VIERA Plasma 1080p HDTV with New Anti-Reflective Filter, Deep Color Technology, Game Mode, Built-In SD Card Slot, 3 HDMI Inputs and VIERA Link® HDAVI Control

Dimensions (H x W x D) w/Stand 28.6" x 41.3" x 12.9"
Carton Dimensions 31.9" x 47.2" x 13.1"
Dimensions (H x W x D) 26.7'' x 41.3'' x 3.7''
Weight 66.1 lbs

Thanks Boyd!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Mac Cosmetics

Enjoy one of Stephanie favorite treats: Mac Cosmetics
Eye Shadow: Smoke & Diamonds, Dreammaker, Go
Four Pack: Shadowy Lady
Powder Blush: Blooming
Lip Balm: Sweet Tooth
Pigment: Copperbeam
Mineralize Foundation: Medium Plus
Moisturelush Cream
Pro Longwear Lustre Lipcolor: Ripe & Ready
Crayon Khol: Mystery

Value: Over $200

Thank you Mac Cosmetics at Scottsdale, Fashion Square!

Brass Heart $200 Gift Card

Boutique clothing store located at Dana Park in Mesa on 3426 E Baseline Rd.
Expires 11/15/08

Personalized Metal Wall Decoration

You pick the wording and vinyl color
Value $30

Princess Locket/Cometic Mirror

Approximatly 2"x 3"
Value $36

Ghost Cap and Booties Infant

Cute cap and booties for your Halloween baby.
Value $10

Wall Decor Welcome Friends
Value: $30.00

Wall Decor Home.. Family... Blessing
Value: $30.00

Wall Decor Laundry Room
Value: $30.00

Wall Decor Bon Appetit

Thank You Tina Bryce from
Value: $25.00

paper lili I Heart Nie Shirt Girls Medium
$25. Value

FLOUR Clothing Little Winter Coat Size 8/9
Value: $45.

Reflections of Christ

Reflections of Christ Photo by Mark Mabry & $100 Gift Certificate for Matage Custom Framing

Value $179

Thanks to Niki, Boyd & Matage Custom Framing!

Toasty Gesture

The Nielsons wouldn't drink it, but it was sure nice of Starbuck's to donate it. If you refrain from this warm beverage for religious reasons, you could use the grounds in a sachet, facial scrub, and they make a fantastic garden fertilizer. Plus you can put anything from hot chocolate to pero in the roomy mugs.

Laser Tag

4 Passes - 2 Games Each
at Stratum Laser Tag
1455 S. Stapley Drive
Mesa, AZ 85204
Phone: 480.545.5500
Fax: 480.545.4922

Value: $64.00

Race Factory

Four Complimentary Tickets to Race Factory
316 South 48th Street
Phoenix, AZ 852034

Value: $100

Thank You Race Factory!

Knob Stoppers

Knobstoppers: Vintage Door Knob Stoppers (set of 3)

Value: Approximately $100

Thanks Knobstoppers!

Melrose Vintage Scrapbookers Dream Gift Basket

Absolutely darling gift basket brimming with scrapbook materials (paper, stickers, stamps, and so much more)

Value: Over $200

Thank you Melrose Vintage!
4238 N 7th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85013
(602) 636-0300


Sugarboo Designs
Value: $275

Thanks Sugarboo!

Date Night: Broadway Palm Theatre

2 Complimentary Tickets to Main Stage Production at
Broadway Palm Dinner Theater
5246 East Brown Road
Mesa, AZ 85205
(480) 325-6700

Value: Over $100
Thank You Leslie Jabara at Broadway Palm Threater!

Allure: Deep Cleansing Facial

Deep Cleansing Facial: cleanse, exfoliation, steam, pore extractions, massage with hot stones & mask custom selected for your skin care needs.

Value: $75

2435 E. Southern Avenue #6
Tempe, AZ 85282

Thank you Brittany Roe at Allure!

AMF Apache Lanes: Bowling Family Pack

Family Pass: Two (2) hours of bowling, shoes, soft drinks, large popcorn

AMF Apache Lanes
816 East Main Street
Mesa, AZ 85203

Thank AMF Apache Lanes & Becky Mecham!

Trader Joe's Treats

Enjoy some of Christian & Stephanie's favorite foodstuffs from Trader Joe's!

Gourmet White Popcorn
Veggie & Flaxseed Tortilla Chips
Spaghetti Lunghi
Pumpkin Bread & Muffin Mix
Parmesan & Romano Grated Cheese
Sesame Honey Cashews
Pineapple Salsa
Rustico Pomodoro Pasta Sauce
Pecan Pralines

Value $25

Thank you Trader Joe's on Gilbert Road in Mesa!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Pair of Bethany Lowe Halloween Pillows

Thank you to the fabulous- Bethany Lowe (another one of our generous vendors!!!) for donating these sweet pillows just in time for Halloween. We really appreciate it!

Posey Cowart Photography

2 Hour Photo Session and CD of pictures...
Please bid below.
Thanks Posey!

NATURAL LIFE Wallhanging

This is one of our favorite Blissful Living vendors- Natural Life they have such wonderful things and inspirational messages.
Thank you Natural Life! Wallhanging Retails for $48.

Basket of Homemade Jams, Butter & Bread

Yummy! Thank you ladies.

Handmade Sandals from Rwanda by US Senator Jon Kyl

These sandals were donated by Senator Jon Kyl for our auction.
They were given to him by women in Rwanda who made them out of bananna peels.
We have 4 pairs- Thank you Senator Kyl. Please bid below for individual pairs... Pair 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Put on a Smile!

Free cleaning, X-Rays, Exam, and Bleaching

Power Ranch Dental
Keith D. Kennedy, DDS
7400 South Power Road
Ste. 128
Gilbert, AZ 85297

Value: $500

Peony Elegance

42x34", 2 Decorative mats with fillet.
Antique silver classic frame with bead detail 3 1/4" wide.
By Artist: Kathryn White

Value: $290

Thanks to Joyce Williams & Art in Motion

Pure Fitness

Pure fitness on Gilbert & Southern in Mesa
6 month gym membership + 3 personal trainer visits.

Value $250.00

Thanks Becky Mecham & Pure Fitness!

2009 Signed Greg Olson Calendar

Greg Olson 2009 signed calendar

Calendar's retail value $15.00,
although the value would be greater based on the additional value of the artist's signature

Thanks Becky!

"Be Well" Inside The Bungalow Gift Basket

This "BE WELL" basket was donated by our friends and downtown neighbors at Inside The Bungalow... (BTW- Inside The Bungalow's fundraiser for the Nielsons raised over $5,000!!! YAY!)
This basket includes:
5 YOGA classes
60 minute massage
Eco-friendly Yoga Mat & Bag
Eco-friendly Mat Wash
Organic Cotton Yoga Strap
Sweatshop Free T shirt
Harmony Necklace
Eco-friendly Travel Mug
Organic Tea Sampler
Organic Vegan Soap & Bath Salts & a sweet hand-decorated box too!
A $300. value- thank you so much Carrie & Betty!

(* Inside the Bungalow will now be hosting the weekly SATURDAY STRETCH FOR STEPHANIE yoga sessions with Reachel 8am on Saturdays!- Please be sure to visit them and thank them in person!)

SWEET Jean Jacket!

Up for auction here is a women's jean jacket fits a size Medium (Gap Brand)
LOVE it! This creation is from Debbie Hodges in California. Visit her at Valued at $75.

She writes...My prayers are with these beautiful people and their children.
XoXo & Blessings,

You ARE a blessing Deb! Thank you!