Transformation Thursday: No. 176

shabby creek cottageWelcome once again to Transformation Thursday! It’s the one day each week we get together to celebrate getting stuff done. No matter if it’s your first time here or you are a party regular, everyone is welcome to link up your DIY, crafts, tips & tutorials at the bottom of this post.

It is with a heavy heart this week that I’ve watched the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. As a lucky member of this blogging world, I have friends all over the world, including many dear friends in the area affected by the storm.

It feels only fitting that this week instead of sharing highlights from last week’s party, I want to share ways how you can help the devastated area. Although there are many, many ways that you can help, I always tend to go straight to the Red Cross. As a recipient of their help in the past, I know that they are some of the first on any disaster scene. In addition to personal ties, I love that 91 cents of every dollar goes straight to help those in need (only 10% administrative costs – that’s pretty awesome!)

Here are a couple of ways you can help:
*Give blood. Over 300 blood drives have been cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy. With the cancelled drives, plus the additional need due to storm related injuries, it’s a crucial time to give blood.

*Donate money. Funds are the easiest way for them to get the necessary items for the victims.
 – To donate online, go to
 – To donate via phone, call 1-800-RED CROSS
 – To donate $10, text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate to Disaster Relief efforts.

Now… on with the show!
Sooooooo……. whatcha got? I wanna see – and so does everybody else! Please put your PERMALINK into the linky – and link back here so everyone can find all the great ideas. Please, please, PLEASE – pretty please DO NOT LINK TO A SHOP!!! Be sure to visit your neighbors and have fun – it is a party after all. *Please note: If you link up you are giving me permission to use your photos on my blog without contacting you (don’t worry, it’s only to show off your beautiful stuff!)*
REMEMBER: To be featured on the Facebook page or Transformation ThursdayPinterest Board – you must have the link directly in your post. You can still link up with a link back on your party page or sidebar, but to get featured you must link in the post, m’kay? 

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About Gina Luker

Gina Luker is a writer, photographer and lover of all things quirky. She's usually found with a drill in one hand and a cocktail in the other while blogging along the way. She's addicted to coffee, polka dots, rock stars, Instagram, and everything aqua.


  1. Thanks so much for hosting another great party Gina I’ve been watching Sandy’s wrath with horror – we’ve donated to the Red Cross but it feels like so little to do.

  2. Hi Gina! Thanks for the info on donating to Red Cross. Also, thanks for hosting!

  3. Thanks for the info…every little bit helps! Thanks, too for hosting! XO, Aimee

  4. Thank you for this information, and thank you for hosting this eve!

  5. Thanks so much for hosting as well as for the Red Cross info. We feel really fortunate that even though Hurricane Sandy hit here were we live, for us it wasn’t as bad as predicted. I know that is not the case for so many and that so many are in need. Have a great week.

  6. Gina- You have such a good heart. Those of us that haven’t been directly touched by the storm have no idea what it must be like to actually experience such devastation. Thank you for providing a way for us to help- xo Diana

  7. The Red Cross is always the charity we give to first!! We’re keeping all of our friends and family in our prayers.
    Thanks so much for hosting Gina.

  8. Good focus for your post. I know what its like to be hit and without power etc. I pray for them.
    This is my first time linking up with you, thank you for hosting. blessings, lady

  9. Thanks so much for hosting and for giving us reminders about how to help out those affected by Sandy. Hope you have a great week!

  10. Thanks so much for hosting! And to think that I was just complaining about the cold weather that we are experiencing – shame on me! Life to the full, Melissa

  11. Bless your heart for thinking about others in this tragic time on the East Coast. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this storm!

  12. Hi Gina! Thanks for the info on donating to Red Cross. Thank you for the party!

  13. Thanks so much for the info on the Red Cross. Prayers for everyone affected by this horrible storm! Thank you for another great party.

  14. Thanks so much for the info on the Red Cross. Sandy’s wrath is horrifying. Thanks for hosting a lovely party and I hope you will stop by to see my festive tablescape 🙂

  15. Thank you for hosting and including all the info on disaster relief. It is so needed.

  16. Thanks so much for hosting!!


  17. Thanks for the info and for hosting!

  18. Hi Gina, thanks so much for posting the information on Red Cross disaster relief. This is my first time linking up with you. Thanks for hosting and have a great week!

  19. Thanks for hosting!! HAVE A GREAT DAY!!

  20. Thanks for hosting and also reminding others of the tragedy of Sandy.

    Mikaila at

  21. Thanks for the great party!

  22. This is my first time linking up! THANKS!!!!

  23. thanks for hosting Gina!

  24. PLEASE don’t forget about our furry friends affected by the hurricane! The Humane Society has sent teams of people out to help. Would you consider donating?




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