"And then a tree went through our bedroom wall…" - Marie Porter

Over the past few days I've made a new online acquaintance via the world of the internets, and I've been incredibly inspired by her experience and resilience throughout the whole tragedy.

Her account of the past few days was incredibly moving, and her request for help was humbling to say the least. Even though she's under-insured and will be definitely hurting financially herself, she had the following to say:

"There are SO many people that are much worse off than us – people who had NO insurance, and people whose homes were destroyed beyond repair – that we have decided NOT to make use of the Red Cross / city / etc disaster relief offerings. I’d like to see that sort of public type money going first to those who really, really need it. We had some insurance, and we’re resourceful… so we wouldn’t feel right getting aid like that.

However, there’s no way we’re going to come close to covering our financial costs. So, if you’re interested in helping out financially, here are a few ways to.

1 – My preferred means of helping us – order my cookbooks! I’d rather earn the money than accept much charity. The Spirited Baker and Evil Cake Overlord can both be ordered directly from me – my cases of books were unharmed!"

She goes on to say more - but you get the point. At least - I did. My orders have been placed, and if you're interested in doing the same you can order her cookbooks online easy peasy. Both look amazing!

Spirited Baker

The Spirited Baker is a celebration of liqueur as a baking ingredient and Evil Cake Overlord is a collection of ridiculously delicious cake recipes.

and if you're interested, you can read her full post here: celebrationgeneration.com.

thanks and hugs!