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  • Reposting this from @californiafirehelp — the site is finally closing at midnight tonight! Still time to shop here to help raise funds for those affected by California wildfires— so many wonderful pieces donated by artists and designers are available :).
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    As of this morning at 7:08 pst we have raised $64,551.28! We will officially be closing californiafirehelp.com at midnight tonight... exactly one month after opening. New items were still@being added last night so take one more peek if you’re feelin it!!!! 💛✨💫 #loveisthickerthansmoke
  • Reposting this from @californiafirehelp — the site is finally closing at midnight tonight!  Still time to shop here to help raise funds for those affected by California wildfires— so many wonderful pieces donated by artists and designers are available :).
・・・
As of this morning at 7:08 pst we have raised $64,551.28! We will officially be closing californiafirehelp.com  at midnight tonight... exactly one month after opening. New items were still@being added last night so take one more peek if you’re feelin it!!!! 💛✨💫 #loveisthickerthansmoke
  •  9  0 12 December, 2018

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  • Velvet teeshirt still available at “Californiafirehelp.com” along with many items, all donated by artists and designers to benefit the people affected by the wildfires. 100% of all sales go to them!!!!
    The site closes tonight so check it out NOW!! Last chance to purchase some great pieces!
    #californiafirehelp #loveisthickerthansmoke #together @californiafirehelp
  • Velvet teeshirt still available at “Californiafirehelp.com” along with many items, all donated by artists and designers to benefit the people affected by the wildfires. 100% of all sales go to them!!!!
The site closes tonight so check it out NOW!! Last chance to purchase some great pieces!
#californiafirehelp #loveisthickerthansmoke #together @californiafirehelp
  •  104  0 12 December, 2018
  • As of this morning at 7:08 pst we have raised $64,551.28! We will officially be closing californiafirehelp.com at midnight tonight... exactly one month after opening. New items were still@being added last night so take one more peek if you’re feelin it!!!! 💛✨💫 #loveisthickerthansmoke
  • As of this morning at 7:08 pst we have raised $64,551.28! We will officially be closing californiafirehelp.com  at midnight tonight... exactly one month after opening. New items were still@being added last night so take one more peek if you’re feelin it!!!! 💛✨💫 #loveisthickerthansmoke
  •  117  4 12 December, 2018

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  • LAST TWO DAYS for shopping on amazing donation site CaliforniaFireHelp.com. Really good stuff. And new pieces listed! (These are Beth Naumann)
    Shop will close Wednesday (12/12) at midnight PST.
    ALL proceeds to California wildfire relief. Raised almost at $63k! Shop now to help hit $63k by Wednesday night! xxooo ❤️ #loveisthickerthansmoke
    #Repost @californiafirehelp
  • LAST TWO DAYS for shopping on amazing donation site CaliforniaFireHelp.com. Really good stuff. And new pieces listed! (These are Beth Naumann)
Shop will close Wednesday (12/12) at midnight PST.
ALL proceeds to California wildfire relief. Raised almost at $63k! Shop now to help hit $63k by Wednesday night! xxooo ❤️ #loveisthickerthansmoke 
#Repost @californiafirehelp
  •  22  0 11 December, 2018
  • As of tonight at 9:25 pst we have raised $62,906!!! Price reductions on Tellason Jeans and CP Shades donations!!! Plus amazing new pieces available through 12/12!! #loveisthickerthansmoke
  • As of tonight at 9:25 pst we have raised $62,906!!! Price  reductions on Tellason Jeans and CP Shades donations!!! Plus amazing new pieces available through 12/12!! #loveisthickerthansmoke
  •  64  3 11 December, 2018

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  • Last two days of californiafirehelp.com !!!! We will officially close the site at midnight pst on 12/12, exactly one month after opening✨ to date we have raised over $62,000! There are new pieces being added until we close so please continue to check the site!! 💛✨💫 #loveisthickerthansmoke
  • Last two days of californiafirehelp.com !!!! We will officially close the site at midnight pst  on 12/12, exactly one month after opening✨ to date we have raised over $62,000! There are new pieces being added until we close so please continue to check the site!! 💛✨💫 #loveisthickerthansmoke
  •  73  0 10 December, 2018
  • Well it's been one month since the devastating fire that took my home along with the whole town of Paradise and surrounding areas.
    That was the scariest morning ever. I woke up like normal but our dog Nova was freaking out and shaking hiding under the kitchen table so I looked outside and saw all the smoke. I checked the evacuation orders and the fire was in Pulga and my zone wasn't being evacuated. Within ten minutes of waking up the smoke got significantly worse, I could barley breathe, it began raining burnt chunks of wood and there were things on fire floating in the sky above us. I made sure my neighbors knew what was happening and I had just enough time to grab some of Luke's clothes and a bag for Bryan and I. As I was loading Luke and the dogs in the car I kept hearing propane tanks exploding and a helicopter flew over us so low to the ground I felt I could have reached up and touched it. As we're driving down to chico stuck in bumper to bumper traffic the right side of the road was completely up in flames. I was on the phone with Bryan when we were driving through the flames when Luke kept yelling "fire hot" then the phone lines died. Nova was freaking out the whole time and Hercules was just happy to be in the car going for a ride. The dogs definitely helped keep Luke calm and occupied during the long drive to Chico. I don't remember feeling the heat due to adrenaline more than likely but once I got to chico I had that cooling sensation on my face as if I had just walked away from a fire pit. It was a very eery sight when I was at lookout point and could see my whole canyon burning up.
    I still haven't been able to go and check it out in person yet because our zone and roads are still closed off. It will be an emotional trip but I'm ready to go view the house and get some closure. It's been a wild month adjusting to our new normal and trying to find a house to live in. I'm very grateful that we are able to stay with my dad and have a roof over our heads till we find a place. Thank you to everyone who has helped us during this difficult time. I don't know what we would do without our family and friends. #campfire #campfiresurvivors
  • Well it's been one month since the devastating fire that took my home along with the whole town of Paradise and surrounding areas. 
That was the scariest morning ever. I woke up like normal but our dog Nova was freaking out and shaking hiding under the kitchen table so I looked outside and saw all the smoke. I checked the evacuation orders and the fire was in Pulga and my zone wasn't being evacuated.  Within ten minutes of waking up the smoke got significantly worse, I could barley breathe, it began raining burnt chunks of wood and there were things on fire floating in the sky above us.  I made sure my neighbors knew what was happening and I had just enough time to grab some of Luke's clothes and a bag for Bryan and I. As I was loading Luke and the dogs in the car I kept hearing propane tanks exploding and a helicopter flew over us so low to the ground I felt I could have reached up and touched it.  As we're driving down to chico stuck in bumper to bumper traffic the right side of the road was completely up in flames. I was on the phone with Bryan when we were driving through the flames when Luke kept yelling "fire hot" then the phone lines died.  Nova was freaking out the whole time and Hercules was just happy to be in the car going for a ride. The dogs definitely helped keep Luke calm and occupied during the long drive to Chico.  I don't remember feeling the heat due to adrenaline more than likely but once I got to chico I had that cooling sensation on my face as if I had just walked away from a fire pit.  It was a very eery sight when I was at lookout point and could see my whole canyon burning up. 
I still haven't been able to go and check it out in person yet because our zone and roads are still closed off.  It will be an emotional trip but I'm ready to go view the house and get some closure.  It's been a wild month adjusting to our new normal and trying to find a house to live in.  I'm very grateful that we are able to stay with my dad and have a roof over our heads till we find a place.  Thank you to everyone who has helped us during this difficult time.  I don't know what we would do without our family and friends. #campfire #campfiresurvivors
  •  14  2 9 December, 2018
  • What an experience it was being able to help and meet some survivors of the Campfire in California. Their strength and love is a reminder of how we should be spending our holiday season. It shouldn't be about ourselves but about bring joy to one another.
    Thank you for sharing your stories
    #loveisthickerthansmoke
    #paradisefire #magaliafire #buttestrong trong 💪 #community #love#kindness #JOY #tistheseason
    Thank you to everyone who was able to donated, these are a few of the people we helped over the last few days ❤ they were more then greatful 😊 @loridej
  • What an experience it was being able to help and meet some survivors of the Campfire in California. Their strength  and love is a reminder of how we should be spending our holiday season. It shouldn't be about ourselves but about bring joy to one another. 
Thank you for sharing your stories 
#loveisthickerthansmoke
#paradisefire #magaliafire #buttestrong trong 💪 #community #love ❤ #kindness #JOY #tistheseason 
Thank you to everyone who was able to donated, these are a few of the people we helped over the last few days ❤ they were more then greatful 😊 @loridej
  •  35  1 9 December, 2018
  • My heart is brimming over with gratitude. ⠀

    A little under a month ago, I was on the phone with a fellow #calfirewife trying to come up with a way to bless the fire families who lost their homes while their firefighters were out saving lives and property in Paradise, California. The original idea was that each firefighter and their family would be adopted for Christmas, either by a community member or another Cal Fire family. Little did we know, the firefighters would be too overwhelmed to even fathom the thought of Christmas, so we had to pivot and come up with something more manageable for them. ⠀

    Enter a Gift Card Drive. You probably saw my stories and posts. Thank you for sticking with me during this HUGE fundraiser. I know that it can be annoying to have that popping up in the squares all the time, so I am grateful that you are still here! And I wanted to share with you what we were able to accomplish. ⠀


    With your support and the hard work of a group of dedicated Cal Fire Wives, $11,000 has been raised for the 41 @calfire families who lost their homes in the #campfire incident in Paradise, California. ⠀

    ELEVEN . THOUSAND . DOLLARS . That is enough for each family to receive $250 worth of gift cards! Say whuuuuuttttt?!? ⠀

    Today, at the @calfire_butteco @calfirelocal2881 each family that lost their home will be presented with a gift basket full of gift cards.⠀

    FRIENDS, I am overwhelmed with emotions. I had no idea how truly supported and loved our little (okay, so it's not THAT little, but still) fire family is. You all showed up for our heroes in their time of need and there are no words that I can put in this square that will ever be able to explain how grateful and honored I am to call you all friends. ⠀

    So from the very bottom of my heart and all the way to the depths of my soul, THANK YOU. ⠀

    #mcfaddenstudios #firewife #firestrong #firewifestrong #calfire #californiafirefighter #local2881
  • My heart is brimming over with gratitude. ⠀
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A little under a month ago, I was on the phone with a fellow #calfirewife trying to come up with a way to bless the fire families who lost their homes while their firefighters were out saving lives and property in Paradise, California.  The original idea was that each firefighter and their family would be adopted for Christmas, either by a community member or another Cal Fire family. Little did we know, the firefighters would be too overwhelmed to even fathom the thought of Christmas, so we had to pivot and come up with something more manageable for them. ⠀
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Enter a Gift Card Drive. You probably saw my stories and posts. Thank you for sticking with me during this HUGE fundraiser. I know that it can be annoying to have that popping up in the squares all the time, so I am grateful that you are still here! And I wanted to share with you what we were able to accomplish. ⠀
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With your support and the hard work of a group of dedicated Cal Fire Wives, $11,000 has been raised for the 41 @calfire families who lost their homes in the #campfire incident in Paradise, California. ⠀
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ELEVEN . THOUSAND . DOLLARS .  That is enough for each family to receive $250 worth of gift cards! Say whuuuuuttttt?!? ⠀
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Today, at the @calfire_butteco @calfirelocal2881 each family that lost their home will be presented with a gift basket full of gift cards.⠀
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FRIENDS, I am overwhelmed with emotions. I had no idea how truly supported and loved our little (okay, so it's not THAT little, but still) fire family is.  You all showed up for our heroes in their time of need and there are no words that I can put in this square that will ever be able to explain how grateful and honored I am to call you all friends. ⠀
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So from the very bottom of my heart and all the way to the depths of my soul, THANK YOU. ⠀
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#mcfaddenstudios #firewife #firestrong #firewifestrong #calfire #californiafirefighter #local2881
  •  47  6 9 December, 2018
  • As of this morning at 8:58 am pst we have raised $62,286 !!!!!!! Just 5 more days until we officially close californiafirehelp.com ✨💛 there are still amazing pieces available and more being listed!!✨✨✨✨✨ #loveisthickerthansmoke
  • As of this morning at 8:58 am pst we have raised $62,286 !!!!!!! Just 5 more days until we officially close californiafirehelp.com ✨💛 there are still amazing pieces available and more being listed!!✨✨✨✨✨ #loveisthickerthansmoke
  •  108  7 8 December, 2018

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  • Got Grandpa Buzz back to his property in Magalia today. .
    Everything is totally destroyed, which we knew--it was just a whole other thing to see in person.
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    Natural disasters make no sense: there would be 100 burned houses, then 1 that was completely untouched right in the middle. Further down the hill, there were 100 houses that got saved, and 1 burned right in the middle.
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    Our minds search for correlation in randomness, and it can be tempting to do the same with the #CampFire . My grandpa kept wondering aloud what the buildings were made out of when he'd see one standing lonely against a field of ash--he was searching for correlation in the randomness.
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    1. Aluminum rims melted off this burned truck
    2. The house
    3. The garage
    4. Melted window glass
    5. Melted dishes in the dishwasher
    6. My grandpa in front of the house
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    The devastation is so so real and it will take so many more years for the property to recover, and many more still for the people of #paradise , #magalia , and #concow to recover.
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    #loveisthickerthansmoke #buttestrong #campHOPE #loss #recovery #longroadahead #initforthelonghaul #staythecourse #thereishope #allthingswillbemadenew
  • Got Grandpa Buzz back to his property in Magalia today. .
Everything is totally destroyed, which we knew--it was just a whole other thing to see in person.
.
Natural disasters make no sense: there would be 100 burned houses, then 1 that was completely untouched right in the middle. Further down the hill, there were 100 houses that got saved, and 1 burned right in the middle.
.
Our minds search for correlation in randomness, and it can be tempting to do the same with the #CampFire. My grandpa kept wondering aloud what the buildings were made out of when he'd see one standing lonely against a field of ash--he was searching for correlation in the randomness.
.
1. Aluminum rims melted off this burned truck 
2. The house
3. The garage
4. Melted window glass
5. Melted dishes in the dishwasher
6. My grandpa in front of the house
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The devastation is so so real and it will take so many more years for the property to recover, and many more still for the people of #paradise, #magalia, and #concow to recover.
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#loveisthickerthansmoke #buttestrong #campHOPE #loss #recovery #longroadahead #initforthelonghaul #staythecourse #thereishope #allthingswillbemadenew
  •  53  6 8 December, 2018
  • There are still sooooo many amazing finds on Californiafirehelp.com!! We are keeping the site open and live until midnight on 12/12, exactly one month after we launched. We have raised nearly $62,000 through the pure generosity and out pouring of kindness from every artist, designer, and shopper who has been a part of this effort. It’s amazing on every level! 💛✨ #loveisthickerthansmoke
  • There are still sooooo many amazing finds on Californiafirehelp.com!! We are keeping the site open and live until midnight on 12/12, exactly one month after we launched. We have raised nearly $62,000 through the pure generosity and out pouring of kindness from every artist, designer, and shopper who has been a part of this effort. It’s amazing on every level! 💛✨ #loveisthickerthansmoke
  •  90  3 7 December, 2018

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  • @californiafirehelp raised over $60,000 for the fire relief efforts in northern and southern California. Thanks to all the artists and artisans who donated goods and thank you to all of you who purchased these donations - I've loved seeing so many people coming together to help.
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    @californiafirehelp still has some items for sale. They will close the website on December 12. Let's continue to stand with and pray for those affected by these fires even beyond this initial effort. Normalcy in their lives is still a long way off.
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    Thank you @hillcrestavenueband for the beautiful photo.
    #prayforparadise #campfire #woosleyfire #loveisthickerthansmoke
  • @californiafirehelp raised over $60,000 for the fire relief efforts in northern and southern California. Thanks to all the artists and artisans who donated goods and thank you to all of you who purchased these donations - I've loved seeing so many people coming together to help.
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@californiafirehelp still has some items for sale. They will close the website on December 12. Let's continue to stand with and pray for those affected by these fires even beyond this initial effort. Normalcy in their lives is still a long way off.
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Thank you @hillcrestavenueband for the beautiful photo.
#prayforparadise #campfire #woosleyfire #loveisthickerthansmoke
  •  19  1 6 December, 2018
  • I have donated this pillow to @californiafirehelp so if you want it, please go to their site and buy it (or another great handmade piece on their site)! (Free shipping) 100% of your purchase will go to the fire victims in the recent devastating California fires in Paradise and Malibu. @californiafirehelp has raised over $61000 with donated handcrafted product donations so far! #loveisthickerthansmoke
  • I have donated this pillow to @californiafirehelp so if you want it, please go to their site and buy it (or another great handmade piece on their site)! (Free shipping) 100% of your purchase will go to the fire victims in the recent devastating California fires in Paradise and Malibu. @californiafirehelp has raised over $61000 with donated handcrafted product donations so far! #loveisthickerthansmoke
  •  54  3 6 December, 2018
  • 💵FIVE DOLLARS 💵 The cost of ONE @Starbucks coffee!! ☕⠀

    I am so excited to be able to partner up with several @calfire wives to collect gift cards and get them into the hands of 41 firefighters who lost their homes in the Butte County #campfire . Link in Profile 👆👆! ⠀

    I am doing one more post to encourage everyone to participate! $5 ✋🏻is the cost of a drive through coffee ☕️ 1/2 the price of lunch 🥙 or the price of a drink 🥃 at a restaurant! It’s something we do for ourselves often, so how about giving it to a family who lost everything!!!⠀

    If only 1/2 of my followers donated $5, it would be over $2,000 😳!!! How life changing is that??⠀

    So today I challenge you to support in any increment that you can! 💪 Link in Profile! ⠀

    I am collecting donations through Paypal until Friday evening. So please, go to the link in my profile and donate in any increment that you can! It seriously means the world to me and the firefighters that lost everything! ⠀

    ❤️❤️❤️Thank you with my whole heart to those of you who have already helped with this effort! I appreciate you so much!⠀

    #mcfaddenstudios #campfire #buttecounty #paradisestrong #risefromtheashes #togetherwerise #loveisthickerthansmoke #calfirewife #calfirestrong #firestrong #givingtuesday
  • 💵FIVE DOLLARS 💵 The cost of ONE @Starbucks coffee!! ☕⠀
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I am so excited to be able to partner up with several @calfire wives to collect gift cards and get them into the hands of 41 firefighters who lost their homes in the Butte County #campfire. Link in Profile 👆👆! ⠀
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I am doing one more post to encourage everyone to participate! $5 ✋🏻is the cost of a drive through coffee ☕️ 1/2 the price of lunch 🥙 or the price of a drink 🥃 at a restaurant! It’s something we do for ourselves often, so how about giving it to a family who lost everything!!!⠀
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If only 1/2 of my followers donated $5, it would be over $2,000 😳!!! How life changing is that??⠀
⠀
So today I challenge you to support in any increment that you can! 💪 Link in Profile! ⠀
⠀
I am collecting donations through Paypal until Friday evening. So please, go to the link in my profile and donate in any increment that you can! It seriously means the world to me and the firefighters that lost everything! ⠀
⠀
❤️❤️❤️Thank you with my whole heart to those of you who have already helped with this effort! I appreciate you so much!⠀
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#mcfaddenstudios #campfire #buttecounty #paradisestrong #risefromtheashes #togetherwerise #loveisthickerthansmoke #calfirewife #calfirestrong #firestrong #givingtuesday
  •  23  10 6 December, 2018
  • Still adding more pieces to californiafirehelp.com!!! As of this morning we have raised $61,383 !!!! We will keep the site up until midnight 12/12. We are still taking donations!! #loveisthickerthansmoke
  • Still adding more pieces to californiafirehelp.com!!! As of this morning we have raised $61,383 !!!! We will keep the site up until midnight 12/12. We are still taking donations!! #loveisthickerthansmoke
  •  68  0 5 December, 2018
  • A year ago at this time we were packing our cars to evacuate, wondering if we’d ever see our home again. We were lucky but so many hundreds in our community weren’t. So proud of Ojai and Ventura County for banding together through this all ❤️💪❤️
  • A year ago at this time we were packing our cars to evacuate, wondering if we’d ever see our home again. We were lucky but so many hundreds in our community weren’t. So proud of Ojai and Ventura County for banding together through this all ❤️💪❤️
  •  39  2 5 December, 2018
  • It's been exactly one year since the Thomas Fire. In some ways it seems like years ago, in others, it seems like just yesterday. I want to recognize those who have stepped up big time to help others affected by this latest round of deadly wildfires + last year's fires. To those of us living in CA , this new reality of constant fire threat is unsettling. However, those of us living in Ojai know how tremendously lucky we are to have dodged a bullet one year ago today. Please donate to these amazing organizations helping to heal these communities ravaged by wildfires and thank you for all that you do!!
    @upperojairelief @helpofojaicap @ojaihumanesociety @greatergoodsojai @calfund @cafirefound @firefamilyfoundation
    #grateful #community #loveisthickerthansmoke
  • It's been exactly one year since the Thomas Fire. In some ways it seems like years ago, in others, it seems like just yesterday. I want to recognize those who have stepped up big time to help others affected by this latest round of deadly wildfires + last year's fires. To those of us living in CA , this new reality of constant fire threat is unsettling. However, those of us living in Ojai know how tremendously lucky we are to have dodged a bullet one year ago today. Please donate to these amazing organizations helping to heal these communities ravaged by wildfires and thank you for all that you do!!
@upperojairelief @helpofojaicap @ojaihumanesociety @greatergoodsojai @calfund @cafirefound @firefamilyfoundation 
#grateful #community #loveisthickerthansmoke
  •  46  3 4 December, 2018