Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Nothin' But Blue Skies Do I See.


As I started to type the title for this blog post today, the tears just started rolling.  Many of you probably don't know about the horrific flooding in my state of WV.  If you haven't heard anything about it, take a short moment and view this online article from CNN.  If you don't want to click the link and watch the video, that's okay. Just know that up to 10 INCHES of rain fell in a very short period of time here on Thursday, June 23rd.  Here in the mountains, that is a VERY big problem.  That was 1/4 of WV's annual rainfall that fell in ONE day!  I read that that much rain only falls once every 1000 years.

The flooding hasn't affected me or any of my family directly...and we are blessed.  However, my heart is heavy and hurts for the people of my state.  I wasn't even thinking about the floods, but as soon as I typed "Nothin' Bue Blue Skies," my mind immediately went to them.  Please pray for the people of our state.  We are strong people here.  We've had more than our fair share of troubles here and it's made our people resilient.  We will overcome this.  We are #WVStrong.



I hope my kit can bring some much needed sunshine to you and to my state of WV.



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Want to Help??
You can donate money to the Red Cross and to the local chapter of United Way, which will put the funds toward meals and other relief supplies, as well as mental health services and prescription medications. 
You can also donate money through the West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, the Greenbrier resort, Save the Children and several other local groups. To ensure a charity’s legitimacy before donating, check the secretary of state’s databaseCharity Navigator or GuideStar

20 comments:

  1. this is such an awesome mini kit ;) thank you for the sneak peek at august to

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  2. Prayers are with WV...thanks for this and can hardly wait til Aug

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  3. Beautiful kit. Thank you so much!

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  4. Thank You for the beautiful kit.

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  5. Oh my - 10 inches of rain. I'm in Southern CA & we get very little rain. Sending up prayers for everyone there... Thanks for sharing this beautiful kit!

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  6. I love seeing bits of dandelion seeds wafting across my yard. While it may mean weeding work next season, I am in awe of its ability to stay aloft in the slightest breeze. Thanks for the kit.

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  7. Thank you so much for your beautiful kit! Hoping the people in your state will get the help they need to cope with it all. I am a long way from you in Sweden. But flooding is/can be devastating nomatter where in the world you are.

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  8. Truly beautiful kit!! Adore the little girl picking flowers!!! The frame, greenery, tags, flowers, and cord are all just beautiful!!! Love the bike and the word art!!! The papers are lovely!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

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  9. Thank you for the lovely kit. I was happy to see your post about WV as I live here too. I am glad you and your family are safe and I am praying for everyone effected by the flooding.

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  10. Thank you so much. I love your kits. Am glad you and your family are safe and praying for all.

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  11. I've been "out of the media loop" for a while, but just heard the owner of Greenbrier on air yesterday talking about the devastation and what the residents are doing to help. May the waters subside and comfort come to all in need there during the cleanup and aftermath. Thank you for sharing your talents to bring this to the forefront of our minds.

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  12. Thanks a lot for sharing! Lovely kit!

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  13. Very pretty, Erin, thank you so much for sharing your work.

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  14. Your work is always some of my favorite... thank you for your beautiful gift. Praying for your gorgeous state...

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  15. Thank you so much for the beautiful kit

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