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. Marcia
    February 8, 2017 / 5:42 PM

    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. February 8, 2017 / 5:51 PM

    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. Lyndsey
    February 8, 2017 / 6:06 PM

    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. Kim
    February 8, 2017 / 6:52 PM

    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. Diane
    February 8, 2017 / 7:05 PM

    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. Devra
    February 8, 2017 / 7:14 PM

    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. Denise
    February 8, 2017 / 7:32 PM

    Hugs, that’s all.

  8. Darlene
    February 8, 2017 / 7:35 PM

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

  9. Patty
    February 8, 2017 / 7:54 PM

    Just sending hugs.

  10. Beth
    February 8, 2017 / 8:58 PM

    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. Marilyn
    February 8, 2017 / 9:13 PM

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

  12. Barb
    February 8, 2017 / 10:13 PM

    Hang in there. Sending good vibes.

  13. Amy
    February 8, 2017 / 10:49 PM

    Jeremiah 29:11
    For I know the plans I have for you,โ€ declares the Lord, โ€œplans 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. Dana
    February 8, 2017 / 10:54 PM

    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. February 8, 2017 / 11:26 PM

    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. Deb
    February 8, 2017 / 11:50 PM

    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. Rietje
    February 9, 2017 / 2:22 AM

    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. Paige
    February 9, 2017 / 3:40 AM

    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. February 9, 2017 / 4:42 AM

    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. Rosie S
    February 9, 2017 / 6:55 AM

    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. February 9, 2017 / 7:18 AM

    Just more hugs! And we’ll still be here when you do get back to blogging properly ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Sandra T
    February 9, 2017 / 8:00 AM

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

  23. Reenie
    February 9, 2017 / 8:02 AM

    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. SJJ
    February 9, 2017 / 8:14 AM

    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. Maria
    February 9, 2017 / 8:31 AM

    “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
    February 9, 2017 / 8:31 AM

    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.
    February 9, 2017 / 8:33 AM

    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. Angie
    February 9, 2017 / 8:39 AM

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

  29. Susan
    February 9, 2017 / 8:40 AM

    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
    February 9, 2017 / 9:58 AM

    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. Maria
    February 9, 2017 / 10:12 AM

    Big hugs to you.

  32. NJM
    February 9, 2017 / 10:53 AM

    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. Aubrey
    February 9, 2017 / 10:59 AM

    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. February 9, 2017 / 11:39 AM

    May you be bathed in Grace & Goodness.

    You always, always make me smile.

    Sending a big toothy smile your way.

  35. February 9, 2017 / 12:00 PM

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

  36. Deb
    February 9, 2017 / 12:06 PM

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

  37. Beth
    February 9, 2017 / 12:11 PM

    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.
    February 9, 2017 / 2:10 PM

    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. ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. susan
    February 9, 2017 / 2:24 PM

    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
    February 9, 2017 / 2:56 PM

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

  41. Maura
    February 9, 2017 / 3:07 PM

    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. February 9, 2017 / 3:08 PM

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

  43. Renee
    February 9, 2017 / 3:11 PM

    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. Julie
    February 9, 2017 / 3:55 PM

    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. Cynthia
    February 9, 2017 / 4:08 PM

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

  46. Andria
    February 9, 2017 / 4:14 PM

    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. Debra
    February 9, 2017 / 4:42 PM

    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. Karen
    February 9, 2017 / 4:55 PM

    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. Kara
    February 9, 2017 / 5:42 PM

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

  50. Emma
    February 9, 2017 / 6:34 PM

    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
    February 9, 2017 / 8:42 PM

    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. Lindsay
    February 9, 2017 / 9:05 PM

    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
    February 9, 2017 / 9:55 PM

    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. Mary
    February 9, 2017 / 10:09 PM

    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. Bets
    February 9, 2017 / 10:47 PM

    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. mercury
    February 10, 2017 / 6:20 AM

    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. Dixie Lee
    February 10, 2017 / 7:47 AM

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

  58. Nikki Moshier
    February 10, 2017 / 8:04 AM

    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. KimberJ
    February 10, 2017 / 8:43 AM

    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. February 10, 2017 / 9:40 AM

    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. kwolff
    February 10, 2017 / 10:04 AM

    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. Gilmer Gal
    February 10, 2017 / 11:18 AM

    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. Janice
    February 10, 2017 / 11:30 AM

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

  64. Virginia
    February 10, 2017 / 4:07 PM

    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. Janet R
    February 10, 2017 / 4:45 PM

    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. February 11, 2017 / 10:12 AM

    (((hugs)))

  67. Rebecca
    February 11, 2017 / 10:53 AM

    Hey. I’m rooting for you.

  68. Lisa
    February 11, 2017 / 11:04 AM

    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
    February 11, 2017 / 1:37 PM

    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. sarah
    February 11, 2017 / 2:51 PM

    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. Sheree L
    February 11, 2017 / 9:38 PM

    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
    February 12, 2017 / 6:14 PM

    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 Mรกlaga

  73. Valerie Mahaffy
    February 13, 2017 / 8:09 AM

    You. got. this.
    you’ll be betterafter
    ๐Ÿ™‚

  74. Sasha
    February 13, 2017 / 9:22 AM

    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. Helen
    February 13, 2017 / 10:55 AM

    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. Patti
    February 13, 2017 / 11:02 AM

    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. Crystal
    February 13, 2017 / 11:33 AM

    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. Tiffany
    February 13, 2017 / 12:21 PM

    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. February 13, 2017 / 12:54 PM

    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. February 13, 2017 / 2:31 PM

    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. Kimberly
    February 13, 2017 / 3:39 PM

    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. Suzanne
    February 13, 2017 / 5:39 PM

    Bonjour from Montrรฉal, Quรฉbec. Good vibes !

  83. Joanie
    February 14, 2017 / 6:10 AM

    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
    February 14, 2017 / 12:39 PM

    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. Sarah
    February 14, 2017 / 12:41 PM

    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. Robyn
    February 14, 2017 / 3:16 PM

    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. February 15, 2017 / 2:30 PM

    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. Cara
    February 16, 2017 / 8:56 PM

    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. Corey
    February 17, 2017 / 8:12 AM

    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. Donna
    February 17, 2017 / 1:07 PM

    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. Amanda
    February 17, 2017 / 3:52 PM

    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. Paige
    February 18, 2017 / 5:54 AM

    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. February 18, 2017 / 8:31 AM

    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
    February 19, 2017 / 7:49 AM

    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. susan
    February 19, 2017 / 5:12 PM

    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. Laura
    February 21, 2017 / 11:39 AM

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

    ((Hugs from Texas))

  97. February 21, 2017 / 12:25 PM

    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. Jackie
    February 21, 2017 / 3:27 PM

    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. Crystal
    February 22, 2017 / 7:53 AM

    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. Nollene
    February 22, 2017 / 4:36 PM

    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. Pam
    February 22, 2017 / 6:18 PM

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

  102. Kim
    February 23, 2017 / 5:32 AM

    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. February 23, 2017 / 10:44 AM

    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. ๐Ÿ™‚ God reaches down and picks us up when we are at our lowest if we are willing to let Him.

  104. Lyn White
    February 23, 2017 / 5:50 PM

    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. February 23, 2017 / 10:41 PM

    <3

  106. Carol Hake
    February 24, 2017 / 9:18 AM

    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. LeeAnn
    February 24, 2017 / 7:03 PM

    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. Deborah
    February 25, 2017 / 6:45 AM

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

  109. Mary
    February 25, 2017 / 9:57 AM

    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
    February 25, 2017 / 8:13 PM

    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. Tiffany
    February 26, 2017 / 12:34 PM

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

  112. Marilyn
    February 27, 2017 / 2:05 PM

    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. March 5, 2017 / 12:08 AM

    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

  114. Amy
    March 6, 2017 / 8:24 PM

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

  115. Janet A.
    March 10, 2017 / 8:02 AM

    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.

  116. Ann
    March 11, 2017 / 2:22 PM

    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!

  117. Berry
    March 13, 2017 / 2:01 PM

    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.

  118. LeeAnn
    March 16, 2017 / 8:17 PM

    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!

  119. Laura
    March 18, 2017 / 5:15 AM

    Miss you Lindsey. Hope you’re doing well โ™ก

  120. Maura
    March 20, 2017 / 9:13 PM

    Just a hi & sending a big ole Canadian hug. Because. And that is all. โค๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

  121. Crystal
    March 23, 2017 / 5:12 AM

    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.

  122. Kim
    March 23, 2017 / 11:56 AM

    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!

  123. Judy
    March 24, 2017 / 6:57 AM

    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!

  124. MrsDLA
    March 24, 2017 / 7:13 PM

    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!

  125. Maureeng
    April 2, 2017 / 8:05 PM

    I hope you;’re feeling better and stronger every day. If not, ignore the roadblocks and keep going. It may not be soon but life will get better and eventually you will come out of the other side of the wormhole. I’m not religious but I’ve risked a lightning bolt from above and sent up several pleas for you.

  126. Denise
    April 6, 2017 / 12:19 PM

    Still sending hugs and positivity your way.

  127. Charlane
    April 7, 2017 / 10:25 PM

    Dear Lindsey,

    I just found your blog while looking for ideas on how to paint an oak dining table.

    Wow, hearing your pain really resonated with me as I have been dealing with what I am assuming are similar issues as yours’ for several months. The most important thing that I have learned through my journey is to “have COMPASSION for yourself”. Love heals, and you must love yourself in order to heal, especially on the worst days.

    Good health and happiness to you and your family.

  128. Jo
    April 12, 2017 / 9:54 PM

    Miss you! hope things are getting better for you – easter is a time of renewal, hopefully for you too ๐Ÿ™‚

  129. Dani
    April 13, 2017 / 10:03 AM

    Hope you are healing. I Check every day for a status and hope you are doing what you need to be better. Take care of you and know that we all are rooting for you!!!

  130. Jennifer
    April 15, 2017 / 10:11 PM

    I don’t really know what to say but I can’t leave without letting you know I care. I hope you have moments of clarity and bright spots of hope. You are not alone even if it feels like you are.

  131. Kat
    April 16, 2017 / 10:08 PM

    Thinking of you.<3

  132. April 17, 2017 / 3:34 PM

    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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  133. TucsonPatty
    April 18, 2017 / 12:54 AM

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

  134. kimberly
    April 19, 2017 / 10:08 AM

    girl!! get back here! you are missed!!!

  135. nora
    April 19, 2017 / 12:34 PM

    Take your time and look after yourself…but we do miss you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  136. A
    April 21, 2017 / 4:08 AM

    Very best of wishes to you and your poppets.
    From a random renovator in Australia, who used the inspiration and laughs on your blog to get through some less-than-ok times.x

  137. Beverly Jeffery
    April 22, 2017 / 1:12 PM

    I don’t know what you are going through, but I’ve had some big hills to climb and a lot of valleys to walk through. My Faith got me through each time. Praying for you and your little ones. Your blog is my absolute favorite. Take your time, heal, and find that happy place again.

  138. Kelley
    April 22, 2017 / 4:01 PM

    Lindsey, YOU are such a bright spot in so many people’s day. I pray that the troubles that you’re facing ebb, and you feel the love and goodness around you again. I love your spunky, sassy style, and know that you will be able to handle the mountain before you, with Grace. Hugs! Kelley

  139. theresa
    April 23, 2017 / 4:30 PM

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

  140. April 23, 2017 / 8:48 PM

    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. ๐Ÿ™‚
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  141. Diane
    April 26, 2017 / 5:22 PM

    Thinking of you daily and hoping things are starting to come together for you. Sending you Luv, Hugs and lots of Light.

  142. Linda
    April 28, 2017 / 9:19 AM

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

  143. Olivia
    May 1, 2017 / 12:51 AM

    just a quick “hello” to let you know how much you are missed. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Hugs and warm wishes.

  144. Angie Casavecchia
    May 3, 2017 / 1:16 PM

    I’m missing you!!

  145. Mo Goldsberry
    May 7, 2017 / 8:20 AM

    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.

  146. Nancy
    May 8, 2017 / 2:22 AM

    Lindsey,
    Know that you are missed & thought of often & that there are a ton of people who are wishing you well (even us lurkers!) If we can be of help, just give us the word. I am particularly good at listening if you need that.

    Your fans will be waiting for your return when you’re ready.
    Be at peace. Bear Hugs & Healing energy coming your way.

  147. Kimberly
    May 9, 2017 / 7:17 AM

    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

  148. Megan Perry
    May 11, 2017 / 5:27 PM

    I check your site every week… sending prayers and happy vibes your way! Hope things get better soon.

  149. Veronika
    May 12, 2017 / 11:43 AM

    We still miss you – please, come back ๐Ÿ™‚ Sending much love from Hungary.

  150. Bev Kork
    May 17, 2017 / 5:36 AM

    I so miss your postings! It is the only one I follow. You have a great sense of humor and make everyday life so entertaining. I am praying that your life is getting at least somewhat better!

  151. Katie
    May 18, 2017 / 8:16 PM

    Just checking in like I do every day, but wanted to leave a note this time to say that there are people (like me) thinking of you and rooting for you and hoping you get back to an okay place for you. Take care.

  152. Anita
    May 19, 2017 / 8:11 PM

    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!!

  153. Rebecca
    May 25, 2017 / 2:38 PM

    Hey there- Just wanted to let you know I’m rooting for ya and am wishing you all the best. I check on your blog often because it’s been such a bright spot for many years for me. There aren’t many things in life where you get an immediate before/after- so rewarding and I’ve always been inspired to keep on keepin’ on after reading your blog. Thank you for bringing daily inspiration as often and as long as you have. May this find you coping well with life- and I pray you’re finding your way. This is by no means a plea for you to come back (I totally understand if this gig is up) but it is a plea for you to carry on and do the right thing for YOU today.

  154. Brenn
    May 28, 2017 / 3:43 PM

    Come back girlie girl! Us readers miss you. It’s all going to be okay. No matter what.
    Hugs and Support–
    Brenn

  155. Marsha
    May 30, 2017 / 4:30 PM

    Hi Lindsey,
    Just wanted to say I was thinking about you. I hope you are doing okay. Hang in there.

  156. LeeAnn
    May 31, 2017 / 2:20 PM

    Lindsey,
    I’m just checking in and am hoping you are doing a wee bit better. I miss your blog & you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  157. Reenie
    June 7, 2017 / 11:51 AM

    Just checking in…. I hope you are doing ok Lindsey.

    xo

  158. woollab
    June 8, 2017 / 11:55 AM

    Liiiiindseeeyyy!

    I.am.so.freaking.worried. Just write a word. Any word, so that I know that you are still alive. My heart freezes when I scroll all the worst scenarios in my head ๐Ÿ™ Hope you are ok.

  159. KimberJ
    June 8, 2017 / 1:14 PM

    Hi Lindsey,
    I know you’re going through a really rough time. I have a feeling I know what happened but that is beside the point. My point is we are all still here for you. You may be not blogging for legal reasons and I completely understand. If not you could maybe put up some postings from the past, sort of a year in review. Another blogger friend of mine did that when her husband hit her with a divorce. That way she held her audience without really doing any work. But another blogger friend had to shut down to prevent someone from claiming her income. So do what you have to do but know that we are here for you, ALL OF US ARE HERE FOR YOU!!! Much Love and strength to you.

  160. Barbara Cox
    June 14, 2017 / 4:57 AM

    Hi Lindsey, I just searched for you because I realized I haven’t gotten any of your wonderful posts for such a long time. Sorry you are going through a rough time, hugs and prayers to you. You are my favorite blogger, I always looked forward to your humorous take on things. Use that sense of humor now to get by, and realize there are a whole lot of people out here pulling for you and waiting for your return, whenever you can come back to internet land

  161. Susan
    June 17, 2017 / 5:08 AM

    Just checking in to let you know we’ll all still be here when and if you come back to blogging! Life can certainly be hard and throw some really terrible curve balls but just know your virtual “family” is thinking about you as you deal with whatever hand you’ve been delt.

  162. Jane
    June 21, 2017 / 1:00 PM

    I’ve been MIA from reading any blogs for awhile, but I wanted to see what you had going on, because you always made me laugh. So sorry you’re going through rough stuff. Life can just suck sometimes. I hope you’re doing better than you were back when you posted this. Hugs to you.

  163. Rachel
    June 23, 2017 / 11:24 AM

    I have gotten out of my routine of looking at your blog. It was always my daily dose of happy to rummage around your posts. I see now that you are probably in the same boat as me and life has caught up with you. Take care of yourself, we’ll be here when you’re ready and able to come back to it! <3

  164. LeeAnn
    June 28, 2017 / 12:48 PM

    You’re in my heart & my thoughts. I’m looking forward to your return. You are missed!

  165. Michelle
    July 4, 2017 / 12:26 PM

    Miss you tremendously.

  166. July 6, 2017 / 6:12 AM

    I can say the same like LeeAnn: “Youโ€™re in my heart & my thoughts. Iโ€™m looking forward to your return”

  167. mo goldsberry
    July 6, 2017 / 5:13 PM

    I’m still keeping my fingers crossed for you and your family. Hugs to the max!

  168. Lyn White
    July 7, 2017 / 12:24 PM

    Hi Lindsey
    How are you doing?
    I check back often, in the hope you are feeling optimistic enough to post something. You are loved and missed all the way from the UK and Portugal.
    All good wishes to you and yours

  169. Tana
    July 8, 2017 / 4:22 PM

    Hugs to you.. I’ve gotten much enjoyment from your posts and love your sense of humor! Hope things are better or at least if they are different you are taking it day by day or hour by hour if needed.. Hope you are back soon. Miss your posts..

  170. Cathy
    July 15, 2017 / 8:39 AM

    Hi Lindsey,
    Hope you and your family are doing well.
    Miss you. Miss your blog.

  171. K
    July 19, 2017 / 3:51 AM

    I hope that you’re feeling better and come back when you feel like it. I miss your clever puns all the way from Estonia!
    With best wishes and hugs!

  172. Judy J
    July 24, 2017 / 9:28 AM

    Hoping you are “better after”!

    Miss your posts…

  173. Sara
    July 27, 2017 / 6:16 PM

    Thinking of you and praying for you, Lindsey.

  174. Malena
    July 29, 2017 / 7:58 PM

    Just checking on you – He’s watching after you.

  175. Sheree L
    August 4, 2017 / 7:02 PM

    In case you were wondering…I REALLY miss your blog. I just had to tell you how I felt ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you’re doing well.

  176. Denise
    August 14, 2017 / 12:42 PM

    Still holding you in my โค๏ธ

  177. Heera B.
    August 14, 2017 / 12:54 PM

    Hi Lindsey,

    I want you to know that I come back every week to check up on you and that you are often in my thoughts. I pray that no matter what you are going through, God gives you strength and courage to get through it, and that he eases your hardships. I definitely feel a void without your great posts and sense of humor. Miss you.

  178. August 24, 2017 / 2:34 PM

    Lindsey, just wanted you to know I’m thinking of you and hoping things are improving in your world. You deserve the best that life has to offer!

    And no pressure, but we all miss your blog posts like crazy. ๐Ÿ™‚ Take care of you and know that we’re all pulling for you!

  179. August 31, 2017 / 12:00 PM

    Hi Lindsey. Still checking in on you every now and then and hoping that you’re getting stronger every day and finding peace and love in whatever your “new normal” looks like. Sending love!

  180. Kat
    September 1, 2017 / 10:13 PM

    <3 Miss you!

  181. Lynne
    September 10, 2017 / 4:50 PM

    I don’t know what you are going through, but I sure miss you and your sense of humor! I hope whatever it is you are doing your best to keep moving forward! Sending you best wishes!

  182. Jenny
    September 13, 2017 / 8:52 PM

    Miss your enthusiasm and sense of humor! Sending you my best wishes. Hope things are looking up for you!

  183. Amy
    September 18, 2017 / 8:30 PM

    I thought of you today and wanted you to know that there are still lots of us here who would love to read your writing again when you feel up to it. I hope things are better for you!

  184. LeeAnn
    September 21, 2017 / 11:40 AM

    Lindsey, you are missed. Hope things are getting better. Sending love.

  185. Tania
    October 1, 2017 / 9:19 PM

    Just thinking about you and sending you peaceful thoughts.

  186. Sudhakar
    October 7, 2017 / 1:19 AM

    I hope everything is better.

  187. maureeng
    October 19, 2017 / 7:23 PM

    I just wanted to let you know that for the second year, I am making your scary books with my library aides. We are doing one step every day and the books are in the “ugly” stage right now. The kids are looking at me like “Why are we wasting our time on this?” and I just laugh because I know they are going to love the final product. Thank you SO much for taking the time to give us a tutorial a few ywars ago and now that I check your blog every 3 or 4 weeks to check up on you. I do hope you’re taking care of yourself and that you’re starting to dig your way out of the hole.

  188. Erin
    October 25, 2017 / 6:15 PM

    I thought about you today when I saw a DIY Lamp post from popsugar… one was a wire shade covered in fake moss… it was amazing

  189. Lyn White
    November 1, 2017 / 5:39 AM

    Hi Lindsey
    Days are definitely duller when you don’t post.
    Hoping your life is brighter again now and you share your lovely personality with us again when you can

  190. Charlotte
    November 5, 2017 / 9:15 PM

    Echoing everyone else–miss you, love your blog, come back if you can. If not, we’ll survive, so no pressure. Probably everyone over the age of 8 knows what it is to be ‘not fine.’ It’s hell. Praying you’re feeling the love and care of the One who can help!

  191. Christin Cartwright
    November 7, 2017 / 11:03 AM

    Hi Lindsey! I was just checking in to see if there was anything new. I’ve been through some tough life issues and I clawed my way through. My kiddos are all grown and living beautiful lives and I’ve finally found my soulmate. Keep clawing and take no prisoners! You have impacted my life in a wonderful creative way.

  192. Nicole
    November 8, 2017 / 10:26 AM

    I too check in here every few weeks to see if you have returned. I hope you are okay Lindsey. You are greatly missed.

  193. Just Justin
    November 10, 2017 / 9:25 AM

    Hey friend! We miss you lots. Praying for you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  194. Lana
    November 15, 2017 / 8:22 AM

    Just another of many that still continue to miss and search for your awesomely real words, great sense of humor and beautiful posts. Hope to read your blog again someday. You are truly missed.

  195. Sheree L
    December 6, 2017 / 8:17 PM

    OK, I’ve been through ALL your archives! I keep hoping you will be back soon, so I can get my better after fix! Please know that you are missed. Praying that you are well.

  196. Lauri
    December 8, 2017 / 4:57 PM

    Hi Lindsey, You don’t know me but I am a regular reader. I come and check often and each time, I think of you and send good thoughts your way. I hope you are doing OK and I wish you well.

  197. BEVERLY
    December 9, 2017 / 12:26 PM

    This is the only blog site that I check every single day….because it is the best! Now that I’m seeing a new format and look, I am anticipating a return to my daily reading. Wishing you the best in your health and for the upcoming holiday season.

  198. LeeAnn
    December 10, 2017 / 9:11 PM

    Lindsey,
    Just checking in to see if you were back. I miss your blogs and hope you are able to return soon.
    LeeAnn

  199. Mati
    December 16, 2017 / 4:13 PM

    Hoping the blog’s new look means that what’s right for you now might be sharing some of your time with readers again – and if not, wishing you the best, with gratitude.

  200. Denise
    December 17, 2017 / 5:39 PM

    Hope this special season finds you in a peaceful place.

  201. Lyndsey
    December 18, 2017 / 3:09 PM

    Merry Christmas Lindsey!
    2018? Let’s DO THIS!

  202. December 20, 2017 / 10:32 AM

    Lindsey, your website has a new design! Are you coming back?
    I’m nervous, I’m anxious, I miss you!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family <3

  203. Kate
    December 21, 2017 / 7:46 PM

    I’m hopeful, seeing the new design, but if you need more time, I can wait. Take care of yourself and your family, and Happy Holidays!

  204. Roseann
    December 26, 2017 / 10:02 PM

    Lindsey, I continue to check here from time to time and you still are off line, hope you come back in 2018, really miss your posts.

  205. Angie
    December 27, 2017 / 8:44 AM

    Hi Lindsey. I keep checking back hoping to find something new from you. Really missing your blog posts. Hope you are doing well.

  206. Lyn White
    December 27, 2017 / 1:33 PM

    Hi Lindsey
    Still missing your warmth, originality and humour, as well as the inspirational makeovers.
    Hoping you are yours are ok

  207. Mary
    January 4, 2018 / 2:38 PM

    Lindsey, life can sure throw some curve balls. And it never really asks if you are ready for it, or gives you a courtesy count, like 1,2,3 ready or not….I have been told that this too shall pass. I hope so. Can’t wait for you to come back. On your time, when you are ready. Coolio.

  208. Catherine
    January 7, 2018 / 11:16 AM

    Hi Lindsey,

    Just another fan here, checking in to see if you’re back (no pressure!) and sending you love & hugs & encouragement (or whatever’s needed). Thinking of you; hope you’re feeling better.

  209. Just Justin
    January 9, 2018 / 2:57 PM

    Hey buddy! I hope you’re well. Still in my thoughts and prayers!

  210. Darah513
    January 10, 2018 / 4:19 PM

    Thanks for the update. I have looked every week to see if you were blogging again. You are amazing and so are your talents.

  211. Denise
    January 31, 2018 / 6:58 PM

    Hoping you are in a better place and will check back in. You will be welcomed with thousands of loving arms.

  212. February 6, 2018 / 3:17 PM

    I have been following your blog in my “downtime” at work. I miss your posts, spunk, and creative mind! Hope your are doing well these days.

  213. LeeAnn
    February 6, 2018 / 3:24 PM

    Denise is correct. We all miss you and want you to return. โค๏ธ

  214. Hanh
    February 6, 2018 / 8:03 PM

    It’s been months since I checked back. I hope you’re doing better, or better yet, I hope you’re doing well!

  215. Pippi from New Zealand
    February 7, 2018 / 1:50 AM

    I just thought I’d pop by to say I’m still missing you and hope things are better for you. I thought I’d be the only recent one but here ^^^ are others thinking the same. Even if you never come back, thanks for the funnies and the uber style xx

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