Opening Bids for Sneak a Peek Appetizer Auction Day Two

Janet Dickelman

In this round we have donations from ACBM members Patty slaby and Catalina Martinez. If you are going to Omaha you might consider bidding on item 242.






Sneak a Peek Appetizer Auction Day Two


Opens Saturday, November 27 at 12:00 noon EST

Closes Sunday, November 28 at 12:00 noon EST

Opening Bids Included


Appetizer Auction Rules and Information:


Contact Leslie Spoone at 407 678-4163 or email at lesliespoone@... with your bid.  Please provide your name, phone number, email, item number and bid amount.

Bids must be in $5.00 increments.

Leslie will send out Appetizer Auction information communicating the high bid on each item at 5:00pm EST, 8:00pm EST and 9:00am EST each day.

Billing for both the Sneak a Peek Appetizer Auction and The Holiday Auction will take place on Monday, November 29 or Tuesday, November 30 for the total amount of all winning purchases.


Sneak a Peek Appetizer Auction Items Day 2


224 One dozen chocolate rose pops infused with Doterra oils.

Made and Donated by Keri Bishop and Hayley Agers

Opening Bid $25


Choose from these delicious flavors. Flavors made with white chocolate: peppermint, lemon, orange, or lemon and lavender.

Milk Chocolate flavors: chocolate/ peppermint, /, chocolate/orange, or chocolate/lemon.



225 Holiday Goodies

Donated by Patty Slaby

Opening Bid $30

Choose 3 dozen of your favorite cookies, bars, or candy.

Cookie choices: peanut blossoms, Ande's mint chocolate, peppermint swirls, tea cakes

Bar choices: mixed nut bars, salted nut rolls

Candy choices: chocolate peanut clusters, crunchy marshmallow balls, rum balls, peanut butter balls and many others.



226 Knitted Baby Outfit and Blanket with a Tote Bag

Donated by Merrilee Hill-Kennedy

Opening Bid $20

This set is for either a girl or boy and includes a knitted baby sweater, matching hat, booties, blanket, and small tote bag. The sweater is a cardigan style with multi-colored fish buttons down the front. It will fit a 9- to 12-month-old.


227 $100 Gift Certificate to Guidelights and Gadgets

Donated by Georgia Council of the Blind

Opening Bid $50

Guidelights and Gadgets offers an array of unique products that meet the needs of the blind and low vision community. This $100 certificate is a wonderful opportunity to purchase holiday gifts for those you love or find something special for yourself!


228 Vintage Avon Mugs and Cocoa Gift Set

Donated by Keri Bishop

Opening Bid $25


This set includes 4 Avon mugs from the Avon 1987 gift collection. Mugs are the “Christmas cheer mug” with a tiny stuffed reindeer from Avon that comes with each mug. Mugs come in the original box. Each mug depicts a group of carolers consisting of a snowman, a reindeer, a family of Penguins, a polar bear in a Santa cap, a penguin drinking cocoa, and another reindeer. The words “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” is printed above the carolers. Set also comes with a gift package of assorted hot cocoa including four envelopes of each of the following flavors of milk chocolate, peppermint, marshmallow, and caramel.


229 Echo Dot

Donated by Randolph Shepherd Vendors of Florida

Opening Bid $30

Meet Echo Dot - Our most popular smart speaker with a fabric design. It is our most compact smart speaker that fits perfectly into small spaces. Better speaker quality than Echo Dot Gen 2 for richer and louder sound. Pair with a second Echo Dot for stereo sound. Built with multiple layers of privacy protections and controls, including a microphone off button that electronically disconnects the microphones.


230 Hand Knitted Dishcloths and $25 Starbucks Gift Card Donated by Roberta McCall

Opening Bid $20

Enjoy five beautiful hand knitted dishcloths. The cotton cloths come in a variety of colors: lemon yellow, soft violet, coral, denim blue, medium blue, green, and others. You will receive a random collection of colors. Each cloth is approximately 7 by 7 inches square. Plus, a $25 Starbucks card to enjoy.


231 Luxurious Traveling Dog Backpack with Treats and Toys

Donated by Connie Jacomini

High Bid $50 Lisa Gilmartin


This package includes:

A mobile dog luggage backpack made by Shop Mobile Dog Gear This backpack has collapsible bowls, mat, food dispenser, places for dog treats and toys plus three bacon flavored dog treats, three stuffed toys, a cactus, sheep, and a happy face.


232 Homemade Caramels

Donated by Kaila Allen

Opening Bid $25

These delicious hand-crafted caramels are made with homemade sweetened condensed milk and honey. The chewy caramel is topped with layer of chocolate for the perfect combination of chocolate and caramel.


233 Chocolate Oat Bars

Donated by Melissa Dubose

Opening Bid $25

This adorable tin is an 8 by 5-inch red oval with festive holiday scenes on the lid.  The bars made with semi-sweet chocolate, pecans, and oats are sure to make your mouth water. What a holiday delight!


234 Handcrafted Men and Women Scarves

Donated by Mitsy Kit and made by Jeanette Kutash

High Bid $50 Sheila Styron

The infinity scarf is 6.5 inches wide by 39 inches long and is made out of three 13-inch fleece pieces with a white fleece ribbon border. The fleece fabric is black with white deer and moose silhouettes, green pine trees, and large white and red snowflake prints. This item is generally considered more stylish for women.

The other long scarf is 6.5 inches wide by 52 inches long and is made out of several 13-inch fleece pieces with a white fleece ribbon border. The fleece fabric is black, with white deer and moose silhouettes, green pine trees, and large white and red snowflake prints. This item is generally considered more stylish for men.


235 Delectable Sweets Just for You!

Donated by Catalina Martinez and her guide dog Elroy

Opening Bid $30

Enjoy the wonderful assortment of goodies. This excellent package includes one pound of assorted saltwater taffy, one-half pound of each: chocolate fudge, chocolate walnut fudge, cookies and cream fudge, peanut butter, and chocolate fudge; and medium size bags of each: caramel popcorn, Main Street mix (combination of caramel, cheddar and buttered) popcorn, caramel cashew popcorn, dark chocolate sea salt popcorn, and cheese lover’s popcorn. Share with friends and family or just keep this delicious assortment for yourself. Package will be shipped directly to the winner since all items are made fresh daily. Hayward Gourmet Popcorn,


236 Silver Tone, 3 Necklace Steam Punk Set

Donated by Leslie Charlson

Opening Bid $30

Necklace 1:

8-inch ball and bead chain in silver tone, features a replica of the inner workings of a pocket watch adorned with two multi-colored Swarovski crystals.

Necklace 2:

Silver tone necklace on a 9-inch adjustable link chain. The pendant has antique silver and black tones. The face is steam punk style. It has gears and cogs surrounded by a pocket watch-like face. Inside the pendant is a piece of turquoise-colored felt that peeks through the pendant face. To add a dab of your favorite essential oil or perfume on the felt piece, Remove the chain to open the pendant.

Necklace 3:

This silver tone necklace is a 1-1/2 inch tall horned owl with a pair of brilliant crystal eyes. The owl is perched on a curving piece of metal that swoops up above its head. A small crescent moon sits between the owl and the top of the pendant. Cradled in the curve of the crescent moon sits another sparkling crystal.


237 Special Spa Experience

Donated by Terry Suarez

Opening Bid $20


Enjoy an expert led spa experience using the highest quality skin care using Dead Sea minerals and, Dead Sea Salt and even Dead Sea mud! You will receive this experience via home delivery, and then schedule your experience with your expert Consultant!


238 Annie Chiappetta Book Bundle

Donated by Friends In Art

Opening Bid $20

Four books in the bundle and yes, all in print. A book bundle of Annie’s softcover print books, all signed and shipped to the winner. She will also include audible listening codes for two books, Titles: Upwelling: Poems, Follow Your Dog a Story of Love and Trust, Words of Life: Poems and Essays and A String of Stories from the Heart to the Future. The last two also from


239 Panasonic Cordless System Phone

Donated by ACB of Connecticut

Opening Bid $25


This cordless phone Has a Full-Duplex Hands-Free Speakerphone, 3000 Station Phone Directory, Talking Caller ID Call Block, Bilingual Menu Support (English / Spanish), 4 HandsetsHear clear, Talking Caller ID alerts in English and Spanish from both base unit and handsets when calls are received.


240 The Pocket Bible

Donated by Rev. Ray Raysor, President DC Council of the Blind

Opening Bid $20

The Pocket Bible is a self-contained digital device that contains the entire Bible. It is about the size of the old cassette tapes and has navigation buttons that allow forward and backward movement by both book and chapter. It has no moving parts and is rugged and water resistant. The Pocket Bible Player has both an internal speaker and an earphone jack.

  • English Standard Version
  • King James Version
  • New King James Version
  • New American Standard Bible
  • New International Version (NIV)
  • New Living Translation ®
  • Audio Bibles in Spanish Also Available


241 Canadian Holiday Goodies

Donated by Josette Kernaghan

Opening Bid $25


Two dozen homemade holiday whipped shortbread cookies topped with holiday sprinkles and dark chocolate walnut fudge. Yummy!


242 $100 Gift Card to Urbane Salon in Omaha Nebraska Donated by Ann Brash

Opening bid $40


Enjoy pampering yourself while in Omaha over a busy week during convention. You can look spectacular for the banquet. Urbane Salon and Day Spa is a full service, Aveda salon offering excellent hair care services for men, women, and children and exceptional spa services. Our skilled stylists will provide you with the quality service you deserve and the style you will love. This salon is three blocks from the hotel in Omaha.


243 AfterShokz OpenComm Wireless Stereo Bone Conduction Bluetooth Headset with Noise-Canceling Boom Microphone

Donated by Leslie Spoone

Opening Bid $40

Open-Ear Comfort - Patented bone conduction technology delivers premium audio through the cheekbone, keeping you connected and comfortable while working or in transportation, industrial, or business settings.

Multifunction Button - Easy controls to play, pause, skip, activate voice assistant, and answer calls.

Noise-Canceling Boom Microphone - Boom mic cuts out background noise and allows you to make calls in loud environments.

16 Hours of Talk Time - Up to 16 hours of talk time and 8 hours of listen time on a single charge.


244 $50 Starbucks Gift Card

Donated by Linda Allison

Opening Bid $30

Everyone loves a good cup of coffee. It’s even better with a friend. Happy Holidays!


245 Handcrafted Crocheted Afghan

Donated by Keri Bishop

Opening Bid $30

This handcrafted afghan is white, tan, hunter green and royal blue. The afghan is in a 6 by 6 block pattern each block has a square of white in the lower right corner. Then the square is bordered on the top and left sides with tan, followed by green, then blue. The squares are joined with white crochet and the entire Afghan is bordered in green. This throw-sized afghan measures 43 by 43 inches.


246 5 qt. Insignia analog air fryer

Donated by Jeannie Johnson

Opening Bid $50

This fryer has a knob for time and a knob for temperature.  Tactile indicators can be added for most commonly used settings!  Enjoy crispy fried foods without all the fat!


247 Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge


Donated by Midwest Council of Citizens with Low Vision Mercantile and Tennessee Council of the Blind

Opening Bid $30

Do you like chocolate?  Do you like peanut butter?  We have combined these flavors to make 2 pounds of delectable chocolate peanut butter fudge.  What a delight to share with family and friends.  Don’t forget to freeze a few pieces to enjoy later!


248 Two Dozen Homemade Shortbread Cookies

Donated by Delaware Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired

Opening bid $30

Two dozen fresh-baked mouth-watering authentic shortbread cookies guaranteed to explode on your palate with luscious buttery goodness. These are great with milk, coffee, or your favorite tea.  Next to Walker's, these are the best I've ever tasted.