The 2017 ONE Gala Silent & Live Auctions


As promised, here is a glimpse of some of the amazing items donated to our OPT ONE Gala silent & live auctions!  You may now commence your bidding strategy... :)

Live Auction

- Perry’s Emporium - $??

Jewelry surprise!


- Wilmington Plastic Surgery Yacht Cruise - $1500

An evening cruise aboard the 60’ motor yacht, Suture Self . Six guests will leave beautiful Bradley Creek Marina, for a fun-filled evening cruising the Wrightsville Beach area, while enjoying wonderful culinary delights.  You and your crew will certainly be rewarded for your generous donation to this worthy cause!


- Chicago Getaway - $1900

A 2 night stay at Chicago's Robey Hotel

$400 to Eddie V’s Chicago

2 All Inclusive Chicago Attarctions Passes

$500 Visa cc for air/travel.  


- Ideal Image - $1300

The entire treatment Package - 1 area of laser hair removal or Tattoo removal


- Date Night Package - $600

Gift certificates to Wilmington's favorite resturants!  


- Dalisay Spa Package - $510

  • Organic facial ($120)
  • Full set of lashes ($200)
  • Cut and blowout ($40)
  • (x3) Spray tans ($90)
  • Mani/pedi shellac ($60)


- Lisa Lightfoot painting - $700

Oil on canvas - Beach at Sunset



- Seth Pray pastel - $260

22 x 28 Pastel on canvas - Deer in forest during sunrise


- Dave Starbuck - $150

20 x 30 framed print - "Topsail Orientation"


- Allison Donnally Jewelry - $60

Local designer - Necklace


- Lure - $105

Necklace and earrings (jewelry set) - Sterling silver and fresh water pearls



- ILM School of Music - $425

  • Black Ibenez RG120 guitar 
  • 1 month of lessons: guitar, ukulele, bass, mandolin, voice and/or performance coaching


Masonboro Island Tour - $350

  • Kayak tour for 4 to Masonboro Island
  • Hook Line & Paddle Swag:  (x2) cups, (x2) hats and koozies!


Acoustic Images Photo Shoot - $300

  • Professional Photography session
  • 15 edited digital photos 


Eclispe Artisan Boutique at Blue Moon - $260

“Ship, Shop & Socialize" - A wine and cheese gallery experience.  Exclusive get-together for a minimum of 12 friends


Pristine Clean of Wilmington (x2) - $80 each

Complimentary cleaning of your “common areas” which includes foyer, living room, dining and family rooms, kitchen, breakfast area and 1/2 bath


- Wellness Package - $450

  • Live Free Chiropractic, 
  • Massage, 
  • Dental,
  • Fitness


Brooklyn Arts Center Marketplace Experience - $50

2 tickets to each BAC marketplace event


Painting with a Twist - $35

1 Painting class and wine


Back Yard Dream Design - $800

A 3D rendering of your dream backyard and a free bid consultation.


Jeff Gordon Chevrolet - $250

Hot Wheels Ride On Chevy Tahoe by Fisher Price

Let your toddler, preschooler, and grade-school drivers get some behind-the-wheel practice with their very own 12V Power Wheels Chevy Tahoe! Battery-operated riding toy from Fisher-Price


A Thyme Savor Gourmet Wine & Cheese Basket - $200

  • wine
  • cheese



Lipsense Starter Kit - $60

Color of your choosing, Gloss, and "Oops Remover"


Beauty Bar Boutique - $90

Oribe “Making Waves” Kit

Smith & Cult:

  • Lip lacquer in “Now Kith”
  • Nail polish (x2) in “Glass Souls” and “Stockholm Syndrome”


Younique - $290

  • Sculpting trio
  • Sculpting brush
  • 3D mascara
  • One step mascara
  • Lash growth serum
  • Black eye liner
  • Lip bonbon
  • 2 eye shadows
  • Instant lifting serum 
  • Liquid foundation samples
  • Younique beauty bag


MaryKay Gift  for Women - $55

Brush set


MaryKay Gift for Men - Shave Set - $55

  • shave foam
  • shave gel
  • eye cream


Brick & Mortar - $100

  • Forge & Foundry :
  • nomad and mechanics soap
  • Evergreen & Arrowroot Deodorant
  • Pomade
  • Lavendar & Bergamont Beard & Face Oil
  • Punch card ($30)


Soul Shoetique - $40

  • Gift card ($25)
  • Sunglasses


Wilmington Plastic Surgery - $215

SkinMedica GlyPro:

  • Exfoliating facial cleanser ($55)
  • Renewal cream ($55)
  • Antioxident serum ($105)


1051 Salon and Spa Gift Basket - $400

  • 1 hour massage
  • 1 classic facial
  • 1 eyebrow shaping
  • 1 haircut
  • Daybreak candle & room spray
  • Kevin Murphy Travel Body Builder & Session Hair spray
  • L’ANZA Travel Bag with shampoo and conditioner & wet brush
  • Yonka Skincare SPF 25



Plage Dentistry - "Brighten Your Smile" - $500 (x2)

  • Sonicare toothbrush 
  • Teeth Whitening gift cert
  • Access Flosser
  • Hygiene care items


Wilmington Lady Fitness - $120

3 month membership


Any Lab Test Now! (2x) - $125 each

gift certs

5 B-12 Injections


Float Spa - $160

2 Salt water floats


BodyTech Acupunture - $80

gift cert

1 hour of Acupuncture


Longwave Yoga - $120

  • 1 month free yoga
  • tank top


Additional items may be donated.  Check back for updates.

A Clean Start

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Have you ever needed something, but didn't ask because you thought what you needed was too big? Or maybe too expensive? Or maybe you thought asking would be too much of a burden to put on someone else?  If so, you are not alone.  NOW... What if someone were to call you out of the blue to ask you if you needed the exact thing you were too afraid to ask for??  That is what happened last week...  PLEASE keep reading... (This is Operation Pretty Things in action!!)

I got a text from my big brother, who is in full-time ministry, at Port City Community Church, in Wilmington NC.  Someone had contacted him to see if he knew of anyone in need of a washer and dryer.  He knows that OPT serves women in shelters all over the coastal region of NC and thought I might have someone in need.  I reached out to my shelter reps, and sure enough...a women and her two daughters (10 and 14 years old) had just moved out of the shelter two days prior, and were on their own for the very first time!  They had moved into a home that had a broken washer and dryer, left behind by the previous tenants.  After a little bit of planning, the man donating the appliances put together a team and made the hour long drive to deliver and install the washer and dryer for the women at no cost!

This donation did not come from a corporation looking for recognition.  And it was not a set of old, used appliances that belong in the trash.  On the contrary, someone wanted to be an extension of love, and to give a quality gift with no string attached.  Isn't that what giving is all about?!  As the appliances were being installed, she said, "I'm so thankful! I'm so excited I'm jumping out and down!  My girls are so excited."  When I asked what else she might need, she sent me a list of items - household items...items that we use everyday, some of which we have more than one - towels, utensils, pots and pans, etc.  This little family is starting all over.  So grateful for what they have, but in need of so much more.  It really got me thinking...When was the last time I was intentionally grateful for a fork or a spoon?  All too often, we forget how much we have and can be truly thankful for.  

I have never done this before, but there's always room for a first... (Gosh! I love my "job")

Operation Pretty Things is going to put together The Ultimate Clean Start Kit for this family!  Below is the list of things they need to begin this next chapter of their life together.  Let's be the LOVE we all talk about wanting to be!  



  • dish towels
  • eating utensils - forks, spoons, knives, etc.
  • cooking & serving utensils 
  • can opener, vegetable peeler, bottle opener, etc


  • blender
  • toaster
  • coffee maker


  • towels - all sizes!
  • shower curtain
  • bath mat
  • toothbrush and soap holders
  • trash can


  • dishsoap
  • sponges
  • garbage bags
  • laundry detergent
  • toilet paper
  • paper towels
  • clorox wipes

If you are interested in donating any of these items, please email me directly at with "A Clean Start" as the subject line.  I will accept donations on a first come first serve basis, as I am not able to store multiples of the above mentioned items.  This is exciting!!!  AGAIN, i must reiterate.... ONLY ACCEPTING NEW ITEMS :)  This women and her daughters deserve nothing but the very best.  Let's give them that and so much more!!!!!

(She is in need of larger items as well.  If you would like more information about additional needs, please email me to discuss.)  

Would you like to be a part of life changing opportunities like this all the time??  You can!!  Become a HOPE Sponsor and help us Love Bomb the world one gift at a time!!  CLICK HERE!

God is so good.  There is always HOPE.  

- Missy Boneske