As many of you know, from watching every major news station in the last few weeks, Oklahoma has been torn up by tornadoes! And, I use ‘torn up’ as an understatement to reality. So many areas are, truly, disaster zones with devastation for miles. It has been heartbreaking to be so close, yet, so far, to so much of it – as you sit in your living room watching the footage and there are people, from your own state, walking around and wondering where their living room is and/or used to be.
There is a common thread amongst the survivors, the community, the state, as well as the national news stations have witnessed it, too, and it’s “Okie Strength” and “Okie Pride”. “Okie Pride” radiates from every Oklahoman photographed, interviewed, or standing by on the sidelines. There has been a lot of question – “Why do you live in tornado alley?”, “Why don’t you leave?” And, without hesitation, Oklahomans say, “Because, it’s home”.
With everything that has gone on, “Okie Pride” is on fire across the state! Not that it wasn’t here before, it’s just bigger, better, and stronger! Products/merchandise are popping up everywhere! Many of them, it’s their way to show support and raise money for storm relief. And, some, just for fun to show that you care about your home state and/or care about the people of Oklahoma.
Here is just a glimpse of all the products available to show YOUR ‘Okie Pride’!
The products in this picture are donating all and/or a percentage of sale to disaster/storm relief. Find them at:
Okie Strong Tshirt- Happy First
OKTogether Tshirt- Must Stash/Livy Lu
Oklahoma State/Chevron Tshirt – Rub of Luck/Secret Gardens Candle Company
Moore Tshirts – Ida Red Boutique
Strong Cuff – Amy Lu/Must Stash
Oklahoma Strong Candles/Fragrance Melts – Secret Gardens Candle Company
Silver Oklahoma State Necklace w/Pearl – The Vintage Pearl
Red State of Oklahoma Necklace – Gleeful Peacock
Harley and Maudes are donating a portion of sale of all Oklahoma charms to storm relief too!
Some of my favorite arm candy is by Rustic Cuff! And, these are some fun designs that support Oklahoma!
More fun Tshirts and ‘Okie’ items to show your pride!
Oklahoma Strong Tshirt – Rub of Luck/Secret Gardens Candle Company
I Speak Okie Tshirt – Ida Red Boutique
Home/Oklahoma State Tshirt – Must Stash
Oklahoma OK Tshirt – Rub of Luck/Secret Gardens Candle Company
Oklahoma State Hat – Ida Red Boutique
This Land Can Cooler – Ida Red Boutique
I’m, officially, riding on the “Okie Pride” train! And, hope you will too! Do what you can to donate to the cause and support the storm relief funds that are, desperately, needed by much of our state!