Now, on to my "heavy heart". Most of you by now have seen the horrible destruction left by the tornadoes in Alabama.
My heart has been heavy and I have been praying for all of those who lost homes and family members. My "Mom" (ya'll know, the woman who "raised" me) grew up in Alabama and has cousins who lost their homes. Thankfully, our family all survived and we are so thankful. I have been trying to figure out a way to help - through one my favorite webpages that I check everyday in an effort to find the best deals - Living on Love and Cents, she posted a link to a site Saving toward a better life (very cool site that I will be following with great ideas on saving money) who posted another great link to another really cool site that I will sooo be following now (don't you just love the blog world :)) Couponing to Disney. Here is a an excerpt from her site:
I prayed and asked God to show me how I could help and as always he answered my prayers. I wish I had big bank account with lots of extra money to donate but since I don't, I can use my sewing skills to help! I am currently working on a University of Alabama Tutu Dress and during the month of May I will be donating 100% of the profit from any College Tutu Dresses that I sell to the Disaster Relief Fund at First Church of Moody. I will have pictures posted on my Etsy Shop - Made in the 'Ville and on my Facebook Page by the end of the weekend. In the meantime here is a picture of a UVA Tutu Dress that I made for a customer. Don't worry if you don't "Roll Tide", I will customize a college Tutu Dress of your college choice :)
Please pray for strength and guidance for all of those affected by the tornadoes last week.