Unbreak?

Hi gang.

Remember me? Your friendly blogger friend who went on a ‘break’ and kinda actually had a mental breakdown and is back to talk about it but not really talk about it because feelings are overwhelmingly feeling-y and she’s dealing with a lot of them lately, are you cool with that?

“Um, with what exactly?” you are asking.

I don’t know. Where were we?

Haha, everything is fine!

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Everything is not fine. 

I’m dealing with some life stuff. Stuff beyond broken vacuums and missing keys and naughty toddlers. It’s … really hard to be honest. I’m facing a lot of uncertainty in my life. And I deal with it by hiding in a little hole and not answering emails or texts or returning phone calls or speaking to like, any people, at all, ever.

But that’s dumb.

I don’t want to be like that. 

I want to come back to my happy place where I share cool stuff with you and we talk about furniture and makeovers and Justin Bieber, or whatever.

And this really is a happy place. I hope you think so too. I finally went through all the sweet emails and comments so many of you have left for me today and it really lifted my spirits. I should have done it sooner. So thank you. Thanks to each one of you for that, (especially Justin W. who always makes me laugh the most). It really, really, really, truly means a lot.

I’m going to be ok. I’m healthy and my kids are healthy and we are gathered here today to get through this thing called “life,” which yes, is a Prince lyric, fine.

If you’re currently having a hard time at this life business too, I’m here for you. It won’t last forever. And this tiny hedgehog is on our side too, so obviously everything will be ok.

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I’m excited to get back into a routine again, I think that’s important. 

So I’ll see you soon gang.

I mean it this time.

 


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  1. Lindsley –
    Please take care of yourself. Many of us have been in that little hidey-hole and can sympathize. Things will get better. All the best

  2. Sending acres, mountains, millions of good thoughts your way. And keep rereading your own sentence: it WON’T last forever. Please take care of yourself and don’t think we won’t be here anytime you feel like popping back for a moment.

    Mwah!
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  3. Your blog is my fav, because YOU are the one behind the keyboard. Prayers for continued progress. Sounds like it may be a long haul? We’re all behind you!

  4. Ugggh…feelings, I’m sorry. Uncertainty feels gross, but keep going, hang in there. Hope your life stuff gets easier, all of us fans miss basking in your awesomeness. We’re all rooting for you. “Go Lindsey! You can do hard things!”

  5. Lindsey, so sorry for your pain – Life sucks sometimes. You are so awesome and bring so much creativity and fun into people’s “everyday”. I know I look forward to checking in with you daily and like many others, I’ve missed you.
    Hope things get better. You’re too awesome to be down for long. Luv & Prayers are being sent your way.

  6. You never fail to make me smile. But, your mission in life should include making yourself smile! Here’s to knowing that you are worth all of the hard work to get through the rough stuff.

  7. Hugs, that’s all.

  8. Lifting you up pretty lady! You have made me laugh when laughter was far from what my heart was feeling. Thank you.

  9. Just sending hugs.

  10. Awww! Sorry to read you’re having a bad time! Glad you’re *sort of* back! I’ve checked this space every. single. day. Not just for befores and afters, but for the funny commentary and random Prince lyrics. It’s safe to say your readers will be here for you- sending virtual uplifting, hugs, and prayers!

  11. Here’s to better days ahead. You have a lot of blogger friends pulling for you.

  12. Hang in there. Sending good vibes.

  13. Jeremiah 29:11
    For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

    1 Peter 5:7
    Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

    Said a prayer for you today.

  14. I have been following your blog for a long time. It’s one of my favorites. Sometimes we need to take a break. There’s nothing wrong with that. Sending big hugs and positive thoughts to you. Take your time and when you come back it you will be more fierce than ever.

  15. Hi Lindsey – I’m glad to know that nothing health-related is going on and that alone is a huge blessing. Take your time to get out of whatever you need to deal with, like I always say, “blogging takes a backseat anytime to anything that concerns ME or my Family”. Best of luck dear!
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  16. Hi Lindsey
    The problem with social media is it turns bloggers into ‘stars’ without the kind of sycophantic supporters the millionaire famous have to do their tweeting etc for them.

    Lindsey, your readers are total strangers: absolute nobodies in the scheme of your life before you became a blogger, and not much after.

    You owe your audience n-o-t-h-i-n-g.

    Your level of humorous writing demands more than non-writers realise, particularly when the makeovers get a bit repetitive. There’s a limit about what one can say on the subject of chalk paint, let alone make it entertaining.

    Stop your blog forever. No reasons, no excuses. Just STOP. Now.

    I’ve enjoyed visiting, but you need to be less burdened by trivia.

    If you decide to post again, I’m sure people will re-find you.

    My best wishes.

    Deb from Australia

  17. Sending virtual hugs.

    And no matter how hard things can get, always remember: this too shall pass.

    But while it’s still happening, please take care of yourself. And take all the time you need/want. You are more important than your blog.

    Rianne from the Netherlands

  18. Lindsey, I started writing “I’m sorry you are going through life” but that sounded funny to me. Of course, we have to go through life unless we want to just stay well, stuck. I’ve done that before. It isn’t fun. In fact, I might be doing that somewhat right now. Darn procrastination. Anyway, I understand your coping strategy. I do exactly the same thing. I don’t talk to anyone and hide. (Well, I do talk to my children and haven’t ever been able to successfully hide from them.) I’m glad you’re starting to feel better. We’ll be here when you return. Sending virtual hugs your way.

  19. I’ve definitely been through “life” – and gotten help from professionals (including meds) which helped immensely. It can be hard to being honest! And, if it is a burden, don’t worry about this blog… take care of you first. It must be hard to do with four little ones!! #reignofterror I love your humor and your content… but you is you and that comes first.

  20. Aw, yup, sometimes life just kicks your butt. Sending the best vibes your way. I echo what the others have said…take care of you and your family first!

  21. Just more hugs! And we’ll still be here when you do get back to blogging properly 🙂

  22. Take care of YOU!! Work hard….life is worth the struggle! We’ll be here when you return.

  23. Lindsey, I’m glad you checked in…. I was getting worried. A lot of my friends and family have been in a funk…including me. Here’s to getting out of our funk and off the couch and back to the gym. <<<<<<<< That was for me. HA!!

    Take care of you and your family first…. that is the most important.
    xo

  24. Kudos for putting yourself out there. Hope you find the help and support you need. I’m not a big blog commenter but I’ve been a long, long time follower and love what you do! So here’s a long overdue thank you!

  25. “When you are going through Hell, just keep going.” – Winston Churchill. Praying for grace and patience and all the other things you will and do have! God Bless!

  26. Angie Casavecchia says:

    Lindsey- Deb from Australia said it best – “you owe us NOTHING!”. You have given and given and we appreciate it! You have brought so much lightness and fun into my little world and I so wish I could do the same for you. I do want to pass along a little bit of wisdom that someone shared with me once. It has stuck in my brain and I love it:
    This is a new chapter in your life. The most exciting thing is that YOU get to be the author!
    (write those pages Lindsey! make the story amazing!)
    **blessings**

  27. Debbie T. says:

    I feel quite differently then most here and i may be wrong. But this is where you said your happy place is and if it is then stay and blog. Write about makeovers once a week if you have must ot write about what ails your heart or soul. We have laughed with you and we can also cry with you. We can encourage you and send you loving thoughts and prayers. Someone accurately said we didnt know you before but we know you now and i believe i will “know” you for my lifetime because you have made me laugh. I’ve been inspired by ideas on your blog. And my husband knows you as my funny blog friend with the 4 kids! Wishing to here from you soon (or later). XxX

  28. Praying for God to give you the strength to get through whatever life is throwing your way!

  29. As someone who once spent weeks (okay, it was months) after a bad break-up huddled up in a ball in the corner of my sofa I am really not in a position to offer advice to anyone, but I will offer this, in the sage words of Winnie the Pooh, “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and loved more than you know.” And one other thing. Don’t do what others think is best for you. Do what YOU think is best for you.
    Sending positive thoughts your way.

  30. scrapbookjeri says:

    I have missed you very much and so glad that you are coming back. Life is so hard sometimes, but just remember you are not alone and we are here to support you! I will be praying for you and your situation.

  31. Big hugs to you.

  32. oh my ! your blog is a SAFE HAVEN! Light and carefree and FUN! Escape here to us when you need to and you want to! It’s good to know you WILL be ok!

  33. I’m so sorry for the struggle you find yourself in. You are loved and deeply valued by your friends and family, but even more by Heavenly Father. Praying for you. Thanks for sharing your witty sense of humor with us all, it’s been a party!

  34. May you be bathed in Grace & Goodness.

    You always, always make me smile.

    Sending a big toothy smile your way.

  35. stay strong. i sure hope everything is really going to be okay. you are missed!

  36. Lindsey thank you for updating us. I along with the many others have been concerned. Good thoughts are coming your way chickie.

  37. I just want to add another word of encouragement but everything I want to write sounds like a bad facebook meme. For example: “This too shall pass. Maybe like a kidney stone, but it will pass.” See? Awful facebook meme with small kernel of truth. I too have endured “life” and I quickly go into hermit mode and hunker down in my own little cave. And yet here I am, I emerged on the other side of it. So please just know that you have a lot of people who are rooting for you and supporting you. We may not know you in person, and we may not know what is going on, but we do hope you can feel the love and encouragement through your wifi.
    Chin up. You’ve go this.

  38. Jennifer S. says:

    I checked back everyday – I missed you! But I would have kept on checking back, because you are worth it! Please know that there are lots of us out here. We may not have reached out to you, but we were thinking about you and hoped that you were well.

    And as a fellow Arizonain, I was just hoping you were too busy enjoying the weather. 🙂

  39. I had a break down too. For the last 3 months. Only JUST Coming out of it with meds and therapy. It’s a scary place. Glad you checked in. Praying for your wellness.

  40. Charles H Jones IDS says:

    Hope you are doing OK. I missed the wonderful repurposing and transformation pictures! Best Wishes.

  41. 1. I am sorry. I respect your openness. I love this blog – the only one I actually follow. But I realize there is a real human on the other side. One that makes me laugh, inspires me, but has all the ups and downs of being a human. Whatever path you take going forward, just know you made this human better, after, this blog.
    2. You have some very lovely fans with great advice. Really so lovely.
    3. Take care of you!
    4. Hugs.

  42. Missed you, hope you get back to your happy place soon ! Life sucks sometimes but hopefully it will pass.

  43. Lindsey: Went thru the same thing years back. When I sang Christmas songs at church, I cried because they made me sad. Got so I wouldn’t leave house. Meds, therapy and good friends pulled me through it and now they can’t get away from me or shut me up! Hang in there; it’s a lot of work but it is so worth it. You get your life back again. Be strong, say your prayers and know that your blog friends are praying for you. By the way, we miss you too and can’t wait for your return!

  44. I really don’t know what I did or how it happened, but one day your blog started showing up in my emails. It seems like it was long ago. I’ve LOVED them from that beginning. I have missed reading them. You are always so positive and humorous! And, I love the before and afters that folks share. Just wanted to let you know that, and I will say a prayer for you. Praying that whatever is going on, you’ll turn toward the Lord and find peace and comfort.

  45. Welcome back! Hope all will go well and I’ve prayed for you and your family!
    I look forward to your continuous blogging!

  46. Thank you so much for sharing your real life; it’s validating for those of out here in the blogosphere that read your hilarious and happy blog and wrongly deduce that you have the perfect life. I’m in the struggle, too, sister, and I totally get the “don’t want to go to church today or talk to anyone I know please just go away thank you very much” thing. I’m in it with you and if it’s any comfort knowing that you have people out here like you, supporting you, and praying that you feel bolstered and encouraged by us fans, instead of burdened. And by all means, please take all the time you need to take care of yourself, fill up, and find peace. I love your blog, I always read it right away because you never fail to make me laugh and inspire me, and add a little sparkle to my day. Sending hugs…and lifting prayers.

  47. Hugs to you. Life is hard and kids are, well, kids. Husbands/partners/significant others and parents bring their baggage too. How we manage to walk upright sometimes is baffling. Take time to care for yourself and know we are all cheering you on.

  48. So glad you’re back cuz yours is the first email I read after work when I take my email/blog/fb/pinterest break each afternoon.
    I totally get just crawling in a hole and not talking to anyone! But, if it’s your marriage, don’t be like me and wait 27 years (literally!) to talk to a counselor.
    Praying that you have a wonderful support network to help you get through this season, whatever the difficulties are!
    Hugs, Karen

  49. I’ve missed you! So glad to hear you are taking care of yourself. Stay safe. Love you!
    Kara

  50. I have lived the “mental breakdown” kind of life and I’m so sorry to hear you’ve been going through that. I am really glad to see you back, and I hope things continue to get better for you!

  51. Maribeth Bastian says:

    I’m so sorry you’re hurting, Lindsey. I deal with pain the exact same way.
    You have been greatly missed; your writing brightens my days. Praying for brighter days ahead for you!

  52. I was just searching for you the other day, thinking that maybe my email wasn’t receiving your blog posts. I’m so glad to “hear’ your voice, and I am so sorry that life is being life right now. Take care of you, and come back when you are able. I know a lot of us miss you and your posts, but I’m willing to bet that every single last one of us would only want you to come back when you’re in a good place. Blessings.

  53. Heather M says:

    Hey Lindsey, you’ll be in my prayers. I hope things will be on the upswing for you. Take care of you and we’ll be here when you get back! Love you girl!

  54. I am sorry. If it is health related, be sure you see your doctors. I discovered that mine had a physical source and thought it was just mental. While I wouldn’t wish it on anyone, I now understand what it is like to experience it and that is what being human is about. My weakness is now a strength to the next person experiencing it.

  55. Whew, you’re okay!! (And by “okay,” I mean you are not dead on the side of the road in a ditch, which is exactly what I imagine when my kids don’t come home from school or work on time and I see an ambulance heading in the direction they should be coming from, and then I keep worrying until they walk in the door. Ugh, I really HAVE turned into my mother.)

    I am really sorry you’re going through crap. Crap is so… crappy, and it sucks too. Sending you love and light and help in whatever form works best for you. We love you, but you’ve got to do what’s best for you. I appreciate that you came here to check in with us.

  56. Like almost everyone else, I too have had seasons of great difficulties. Serious, heart-wrenching, soul-battling struggles. I have a quote that I keep nearby. “You’ve got a new story to write. And it looks nothing like your past.”
    It’s a simple reminder for me that we can make life changes that will alter our path, and move us toward greatness.
    Thanks for the light and love you bring to the blogsphere. I look forward to more when you are ready <3

  57. Missing your voice and wishing you health and peace – and the same for your little ones.

  58. Nikki Moshier says:

    No pithy words of advice. I suffer from depression so I know how hard the fight can be. Best wishes for your life journey. You have a great sense of humor. Don’t worry about us. Hugs!

  59. Hugs to you today <3 We're all here for you whenever you feel back up to it. I check your blog daily and will continue to do so (never gave up on you!). I hope your life settles into a less painful routine soon for your sake. We've got your back!

  60. Aaaw, hang in there Lindsey! Your posts are always so fun to read in my inbox, but life comes first! You shouldn’t feel pressured to post if you aren’t up for it, take care of yourself & your family, recharge your batteries – you’re awesome & you’ve got this!

  61. Welcome back! I totally and completely get the need to “hide” when things get crazy. I do that sometimes and it helps to remove some of added pressure of the outside world. I hope that you are doing well. I (along with others) appreciate the update even though you don’t owe us a thing. Hang in there and know your loyal fans will be here when you are ready. Hugs to you and your family!

  62. For peace of mind, resign as general manager of the universe – Larry Eisenberg.
    I love, love your blog. I love that you have a wonderful sense of humor. I love the before and afters. I enjoy reading about how to make something out of nothing. I want to hear more from you. I want you to be peaceful. As a survivor of life, my way of getting out of the hiding place was to get back to some sort of life. It’s not easy, but it helps. And just trust and believe in your Creator. Blessings

  63. I love you! I hope you find your way out of the hole soon. Be kind to yourself.

  64. Miss your humor and all the fun diy posts! Hoping that you feel better soon! Life is hard, you bring a smile to our day with your posts! Hoping that these comments will brighten your day!

  65. You have no idea how much I love your blog! I checked every single day and wished you blessings and peace every time. I still will. <3

  66. (((hugs)))

  67. Hey. I’m rooting for you.

  68. And this too shall pass. Know that God loves you and whatever you are going through is for a reason. Sometimes we don’t like the way it happens, but it has to happen a certain way to get to a new and better place. Hugs. Lisa

  69. Barbara Brannon says:

    SOOOOOOO glad you are back – missed you and your posts. You are sunshine on a cloudy day dear, and don’t let anyone tell you any different, cuz you were missed!!!
    Barbara in TN

  70. So glad to see you back! When I was dignosed with cancer, i knew I was going to be ok because my sister had gone through the same thing. I dont know everything that’s going on with you, but I hope you have someone to guide you through it. Sometimes you need someone to reassure you that the light really is at the end of the tunnel. God bless!

  71. Sending virtual hugs and real prayers your way. I’ve been in that dark place, hiding away before. Never forget that you are a daughter of God and that he loves you! A scripture that helps me when I’m down: “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared to the glory which shall be revealed in us.” -Romans 8:18

  72. Maria A. Molina says:

    Pasado pisado , presente de frente
    With these words I’d like to make you smile .
    I’ve been following your blog for a long , long time , from Spain . I am a mother of 6 , nurse and diyer as well , and why not say : i am also exhausted. You deserve all the time you need , no need to say how much, just ENJOY
    Lot of kisses from Málaga

  73. Valerie Mahaffy says:

    You. got. this.
    you’ll be betterafter
    🙂

  74. Sending you peace, hope, and metaphorical Cheetos (crunchy ones, though, because puffy Cheetos are REVOLTING – and you deserve only the finest metaphorical Cheetos). I’m so sorry that life is kicking you in the noggin right now. There are a lot of folks in your corner, critter. Hang in there!!

  75. Lindsey: do you, girl. Whatever you decide, thank you for being joy to my life and so many others. I hope you find your joy again!

  76. SO GLAD You’re semi-back!!! And glad to know you are “okay”. Keep pushing through the crap and you’ll be amazed at what you find on the other side! Hugs to you!!!!!

  77. I too was starting to get worried. Thought you were not coming back. I’m sorry to hear life have throw you one its nasty curve balls. Hope you get your strength back and find a way to see the happy ending you need. Take time to deal and I will keep checking back in every day.

  78. Love your blog and I’m so sorry for your troubles. I can’t help but think that anyone with your awesome sense of humor will be able to overcome anything. We will be here waiting for you when you are ready to be back.

  79. Yup, this business called life can be pretty tough! I have been through it all too, trust me, divorce, no job, angry step kids, cancer, kid running away, nervous breakdowns, depression, all kinds of icky stuff, but I have learned from it all and with the help of the Lord I am okay so I know you will be too. You are that kind of girl, I’m pretty certain. I too will be here when you return.
    Love and hugs, Cindy
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  80. Ugh, life. I have a little mantra that I try to remember to repeat when everything feels crashy and crumbly. “All will be well. And all will be well. And all will be well.” I think it’s based on something in one of Elizabeth Gilbert’s books. Also – this too shall pass. Hang in there, sister.

  81. Melissa Maris, I think maybe you are quoting Julian of Norwich, “All shall be well.” And since I am not only pedantic but I, too, like quoting sage advice I will quote the wise Taylor Swift. Lindsey: Shake it off! I mean, you’ve won a haiku contest AND you taught your own self to crochet! You’re unstoppable! I read many blogs and yours is not only engaging for content, but you are so stinkin’ witty and literate you make me smile and challenge myself to catch all your allusions. And you’re cute as a button. Post. Or something. When other things fall apart it is good to have a creative outlet. Nothing kicks you in the big girl panties like routine, creativity and ad revenue! XOXO

  82. Bonjour from Montréal, Québec. Good vibes !

  83. Dear Lindsey, checking in and telling us what’s going on makes you so.stinkin.brave in my book. I wish you peace and wisdom for this difficult part of your journey. And know that many have walked the path you’re on right now. Things come to pass, and I pray you will remember this as you work through this time. Love to you today.

  84. Just Justin says:

    Hey friend! We think of you often, and when we do we whisper a little prayer for your strength of mind, body, and spirit. So thankful that you checked in with us. In the end, all will be well. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning (Psalm 30:5). One day you will wake up and your joy will have returned…it is a promise from the Lord. Every day you endure is one day closer you are to your joy coming back.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_0h5CpNkoQ

  85. Don’t be afraid to ask your Dr. for an antidepressant if you feel you can’t cope. Depression is a real illness and treating it is perfectly ok.

  86. Hey there lovely lady! Life really blows sometimes. I’ve been there too and then one day, it was better again. It will be better again for you too, just keep fighting for it and ask your peeps for help when you need it. You can do this, you are stronger than you think you are. Love, peace and calming vibes coming your way…

  87. My heart is with you as you figure things out. You have obviously have loads of people who care about you. What great influence you have had. May God bless you and your family.

  88. Glad you had a minute to check in. Just wanted to say that I also love your blog and appreciate the time and effort and you that you put into it. Do whatever you need to do to feel better. Wishing you clarity, peace, health & happiness!

  89. Good, bad, or ugly, we are here for you. Blog or don’t blog. Know that whatever you need, the followers here support you. As much as I love prettiness and perfection, real life is rarely that way. Whatever you are going through, whatever you decide is the response you need to make in regards to your blog, your fans think you are great and will support you!

  90. I hope things are going better for you. I’ve often heard it said we really never know how many lives we touch. You’ve never heard from me, but my best friend and I have been loyal followers of your blog for sometime. We’ve cheered and jeered all projects, but you’ve always been there presenting them with a lighthearted bit of humor. Please come back to us if you can. We miss you.

  91. I’m sorry for your struggles. Everyone has experienced them in some way. And although it’s not in YOUR way at least you know others go through really dumb stuff, too. I hope that you (and your kids) can find the encouragement and relief that you need and deserve.

  92. Lindsey, I’m checking back in. Even though I’m not an “official” follower, yours is the first blog I check and have checked every morning for years. I know it is probably too much to expect you to be back already. I just wanted to let you know that I will be thinking of you until you do. I’ll refrain from sending more comments (unless a month goes by and I can’t contain my concern), but please know that I am here for you. If you need a stranger to vent to/dump stuff on, shoot me an email. Sending more virtual hugs your way. Paige

  93. Ooooooh, girl, I know whereof you speak! Sometimes I think with creativeness comes extra feelingness, too . . . a blessing and a curse!

    In any case, take the time you need. We will all be here when you’re ready! Hugs to you.

  94. Christine Albright says:

    Oh honey, you take the time you need. Your blog has always been my favorite, so I (like many others) will still be here when/if you choose to start writing again. Take care of yourself and your little ones — because that is the most important thing of all. Lots of love and hugs…Christine

  95. I first started reading you when I had my own break down and my marriage was ending. Reading your blog daily was me giving myself permission to envision a new life for myself that involved creativity and Humor! You probably wouldnt think that a blog like this could be a lifeline for someone whose world was falling down around her ears, but it WAS, and it has been ever since. My youngest was 3 and my oldest was 9 and it sucked! But it was grownup ME time to come here and smile and be inspired. I hope you know that your words have made a difference to me. Every last funny cheesy thing you’ve typed. I’m cheering for YOU now as you go through your own struggles.

  96. Hope things are getting better for you everyday. You are missed here but we all wish you the best.

    ((Hugs from Texas))

  97. Not that there’s ever a good time, but your post came at a perfect time for me. I too am going through this thing called life… with my own small businesses being neglected to get a job (I refuse to use the term “real” job because running two small business while being Mom to my daughter is realer than anything) Thanks for being honest and open. So many of us are right there with you, Linds! A big Italian squeeze to you from here in Philly. XO

  98. So good to hear from you. You are greatly missed and loved by many. Take care of yourself an know that God is always there. Thoughts and prayers coming your way!

  99. Every time I log on and see this post and no new one, my heart breaks a little. I hope you having your strength again.

  100. I have followed your blog for several years. I have enjoyed the humor in your writing, and love transformations. you have helped me over the years by bringing humor into each day for me. I sincerely hope that you are able to reach the point of whatever transformation in your life, that you need to be able to move on. Whatever the direction, I pray its up.

  101. Hang in there – deep breaths and keep doing the next thing –

  102. I’m so glad you’ve posted again! I found that I really missed your funny posts. You’re the only blog I really follow with regularity anymore. I usually “binge read” when I can. I hope everything is ok… if I knew you better or IRL I’d tell you life is full of ups and downs. The downs suck! But make the ups that much sweeter… I hope you’re on your way up!

  103. As a blogger who doesn’t really read anyone else’s blog but yours… I have missed you, worried about, even gotten a call from my mom worried about you! Take your time, know we love you, can’t wait to read your blog again – but in the meantime we are praying for you!

    Best news in the world: “When we were without strength, in just the right time, Christ died for the ungodly”. I’m so thankful! Romans 5 is the best news ever. 🙂 God reaches down and picks us up when we are at our lowest if we are willing to let Him.

  104. Hi Lindsey
    So glad to hear from you again, but so sorry you are sad.
    Life’s not fair, it just is what it is. I take a long, long time to recover from hurt, but, you know what? You bring much joy to others and you deserve to be happy. So…choose to be happy. As soon as you can. Until then, rely on your family, friends and virtual friends. You uplift us all with your humour and warmth, now it is your turn to receive love and support

  105. <3

  106. Carol Hake says:

    Hi Lindsey,

    Hope you find comfort in knowing that all of us are giving virtual hugs to you! As I read what everyone has written I can only wish that I am half as blessed with good and loyal friends.

    Take good care! We’ll all be here when you’re ready!
    Love,
    Carol

  107. I’ve been thinking of you and hoping the life stuff is getting better. Sending you love, peace, and hope. Praying for you, if that’s okay. <3

  108. I have really missed your blog. Sometimes life is almost unbearably hard; I understand.

  109. Every day I check your blog (with fingers crossed) that you have written something witty then my heart breaks for you when I realize you haven’t. I will continue to check daily and hope that one day when you are ready you will return. Sorry that sometimes this thing called life sucks. Sending you good thoughts and good karma.

  110. Mo Goldsberry says:

    I do so hope you’re working through this thing called “life” and you’re feeling better about things. I totally agree with the poster who said you owe us nothing but at the same time (she said in a perfect 2 year old whining voice) I hope that eventually you feel good enough to come to your blog because I LOVE and miss it. It makes me laugh every time I read one of your posts. Take care of yourself and your family first and come back to us when you can but not a minute sooner.

  111. Hope you are ok. We miss you, but take the time you need. We will be waiting.

  112. You have been such a bright spot in the day for so many of us. Each day that you aren’t back, my heart breaks for you. I hope you feel the love from everyone. Prayers for better days ahead for you. Take the time you need. We will continue to support you.

  113. I’m sending you a link to the blog of an amazing woman:
    http://strongerbraverfearless.blogspot.com/2015/06/upside-down.html
    Whatever your pain is, I’m sorry. Thank you for the smiles you have brought to me.

  114. Hi Lindsey,
    Your blog has been a consistent delight for me for years now. Considering your posts are about decor and design, it’s an added bonus that you’re also very witty and have a way with words. Thank you for sharing so much of your time over the years, and all the best to you and your little ones however you move forward from here. Sending you sunshine from Sydney. x

  115. I was thinking of you today and hope things are looking up for you.

  116. Janet A. says:

    You talked about easing back in, maybe let Just Justin guest post a couple? Or have people submit their photos with the write up already done? Hopefully with some humor included. Getting back to what you love is healing. Sending love.

  117. I just wanted to add my note that I hope you are doing ok and that you are using this time to focus on your family. I have enjoyed your blog so much over the years and hope that you are some day ready to return. You are such a talented writer! Take care of yourself!

  118. Good luck with whatever is making you sad. Come back when you are ready. We’ll still be here watching your feed for when you do feel like posting again.

  119. Hi Lindsey! Just wanted you to know that I think of you often and hope things are looking up even a wee bit. You are missed and we will be here when you’re ready to come back. Love & hugs!

  120. Miss you Lindsey. Hope you’re doing well ♡

  121. Just a hi & sending a big ole Canadian hug. Because. And that is all. ❤🇨🇦

  122. Hi Lindsey I hope the sun is sinning at your home and you are finding a reason to smile today! Miss you and your silly words.

  123. Hey Lindsey, sending you good vibes. I hope you get through what you’re getting through, and see lots of happiness in this life. You’ve brought so much joy to your readers, we really want good things for you. You are a quality human being, hugs!

  124. Hi, Sweet Lady! You just hide out for however long it takes. You’ll know when it’s time to peek outside. I can do the hermit like nobody’s business, but I always, eventually, do the un-hermit and join life again. You will, too, I promise.

    You’ve made me smile more times than you can imagine. The least I can do is pray for you. You just take care of Lindsey and love on your babies with all your heart. They have the power of healing!

  125. Thank you for sharing this. I am too having a hard time at life. Everyday it’s just building. I’m glad that I randomly checked this blog today to see this message that I am not the only one. When you’re going through hell keep going!

  126. Still sending hugs and positivity your way.

  127. Miss you! hope things are getting better for you – easter is a time of renewal, hopefully for you too 🙂

  128. Thinking of you.<3

  129. Hi Lindsey, I was just thinking of you because I’m back to blogging myself about various things (hopefully some makeovers once I move) and wanted to check in on you again. I look forward to you coming back onto the scene at some point!
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  130. TucsonPatty says:

    Just checking in to see if you are okay. Miss you and your words! Be well, my friend.

  131. Take your time and look after yourself…but we do miss you! 🙂

  132. I miss you! I hope things are coming together for you – you so deserve good things!

  133. So, I’m just checking in on your blog and I see that you haven’t posted in such a long time. Which is so crazy because I haven’t toughed my blog since the end of last year either. I just sort of let it go dormant. I will pick it back up again but right now I have no interest. I too have been going through some stuff as well such as anxiety and depression related to my cancers and stuff so I totally get what you are doing. I hope you are figuring it all out – if you do, let me know. LOL God Bless you my dear! Know you are loved and missed. 🙂
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  134. Thinking of you daily and hoping things are starting to come together for you. Sending you Luv, Hugs and lots of Light.

  135. Another reader just checking back in to wish you well. Looking forward to reading again if you decide to return to blogging.

  136. Angie Casavecchia says:

    I’m missing you!!

  137. Mo Goldsberry says:

    Hoping you’re feeling better and stronger–you certainly don’t need to get any better lookin’. ; ) I’m keeping you in my thoughts and heart.

  138. Miss you! ♥

  139. Kimberly says:

    I don’t know how I missed this post 3 months ago! I guess I usually check my blogs through Bloglovin’ and just missed it. Late to everything, I am. But, I’m so glad you updated. I’m so, so sorry you’re going to hard times, whatever they may be! Life can be so hard! We’ve been in difficult circumstances, too. I don’t have wisdom to offer beyond what everyone else has already said, but I’m saying a prayer for you this morning. <3

  140. Hi Lindsey,
    Can’t help but wonder how things are going for you! Hope you can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Remember that He is there with you, to carry your burdens! You are an amazing person, with a gift of writing and putting things out on your blog that makes people want to come back again. So, hope you do come back!!

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