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  1. Laurie
    October 15, 2013 @ 11:39 am

    You know those Navy Seals, they could actually be there and you wouldn’t know. Do you have any extra shrubs in the yard?


    • Andie
      October 15, 2013 @ 11:42 am



  2. Kimberly ~Serendipity Refined
    October 15, 2013 @ 11:42 am

    Seriously?! Tech support sucks. Men in uniform of ANY type are wonderful…except, perhaps, for the state trooper who pulled me over last week for going (ahem), “over 65” in a 65 mph zone which has caused me to forgo a truly fabulous vintage jacket and most of the next couple of Saturday afternoons while I complete “online traffic school”…but I digress…

    I haven’t been “Hooked On Houses” but likely will be by this afternoon…I’m easy that way.

    I’m glad that you’re back to posting, I’ve missed you.

    As an aside, I’m still wondering why NO ONE, including you, commented on your fabulous choice of necklace or your red lipstick…truly people, where would we be if we lived in a world without pearls and makeup…or, for that matter, 19 year old boys with patchy facial hair?! (as the mother of one, I have to confess, they’re often underrated) xo


  3. Kit Odom
    October 15, 2013 @ 11:51 am

    Love you darlin’. But don’t think you’re going to get away with fooling us about having escaped peplum in the post about making the shiny necklaces out of brooches. We love houses and we love your blog. Therefore we pour over pictures and words. Sometimes we read your posts several times (especially late at night when we should be sleeping). We WILL notice when you show up in a later entry wearing peplum! You can probably get away with stuff like that with Paul though.


  4. Danielle @Storypiece
    October 15, 2013 @ 11:59 am

    Please tell me in your next post you have a photo with you and your sign and the bride and groom because that would be the best thing EVER!!

    You are adorable and I’m forever thankful that you put such a funny spin on all the things that make me want to cry about blogging.


  5. Danita
    October 15, 2013 @ 12:06 pm

    Love your blog as always, think you have not only a way w/words, but w/life! Go baby, go! As long as you have something to say, you’ll have folks who’ll be happy to read! You look a bit skinny in your post, but I’ll forgive you–this time! I tried to buy that same top and they didn’t have it in my size. The snitty saleswoman suggested I buy TWO and sort of fit them together. Did I mention? I’m so done w/Nieman Marcus!


    • Amber
      October 15, 2013 @ 12:55 pm

      Oh, no she didn’t! I hope you were able to think of a suitably scathing put-down. Before you left the store.


  6. Beverly
    October 15, 2013 @ 12:22 pm

    I just hate … it when all of my parts aren’t functioning properly. But, we won’t discuss my parts.


  7. Katherine
    October 15, 2013 @ 12:41 pm

    I’m one of your new readers, via Julia at Hooked on Houses. And I am now not only hooked on houses, but on your good self, too. Last week I read your entire blog! Okay, I seem to have a little too much time on my hands, but I couldn’t help it. You are engaging. To echo another commenter, please protect yourself from blog burnout….a lot of us need you!


  8. Deb Andrada
    October 15, 2013 @ 12:42 pm

    Ok sister, a few things 🙂 I loved your top and appreciate the fact that tall thin girls, such as yourself, could wear that and not short tea-pottish girls, like myself, could not . I say thank you for being so stylish :).

    I also thought that you were very brave standing in very public spots with your sign :). I don’t know that I would have the balls to do it.

    Third, I don’t think I saw the image of you photo bombing the wedding shots from your first post but I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!! BRILLIANT!

    Don’t be discouraged when people don’t comment they way you think. You are fabulous no matter how many comments you get. 🙂


  9. Patience
    October 15, 2013 @ 12:45 pm

    I’m so glad you updated, and I’m sorry you were having technical problems. Your blog looks great! No one would ever know it was giving you trouble, LOL.


  10. Amber
    October 15, 2013 @ 12:53 pm

    Okay, did you have to post the pictures where you look so freakin’ fantastic again? You’re beautiful, and that top is even more lovely. I also didn’t notice the wedding photo-bombing in your other post, but I’m so glad that I notice it this time. Fantastic!

    The fact that the Practical Magic house isn’t real sort of ruined my day when I found out. It seems like my whole life is a lie!


  11. Mary
    October 15, 2013 @ 1:01 pm

    Excellent top, always excellent pearls, and I am TOTALLY with you on the pants of pain…I currently own only one pair that doesn’t make me want to slap someone. (Perhaps I should slap myself. Onto a treadmill.) My favorite of the tech-y breakthroughs: a little icon of your face comes up on the open blog tab on my toolbar. AWESOME.


  12. Jean
    October 15, 2013 @ 1:14 pm

    The military couldn’t come to your aid because they have to keep the Tea Partiers and the regular folk from killing each other. Plus with the shutdown, they probably weren’t sure they would get left. Sometimes, no one left behind is an illusion. (ask G W Bush or any teacher for confirmation.)
    I love your blog. Sometimes I have to look for it in my spam file because my computer isn’t any smarter than my phone, and I’m not as smart as either. My excuse is that I’m old.


    • Andie
      October 15, 2013 @ 1:20 pm

      I have yet to see a member of the Tea Party hurt anyone. Your hatred obfuscates your ability to live and let live. Let it go. Life is too short, my friend.


      • MOY
        October 15, 2013 @ 1:47 pm

        I hate to see political references here. I run from them whenever I can. I’m begging you!!!


        • Andie
          October 15, 2013 @ 1:53 pm

          My point precisely. It seemed odd that she chose to bring her ire to this forum. Glad you noticed.


    • MOY
      October 15, 2013 @ 1:54 pm

      P.S. Teapartiers are regular folks also. Really.


    • donnal
      October 15, 2013 @ 5:55 pm

      Tea party, liberals, far right, left , center, progressives, conservative passionate, all enjoy this site for humor, glam, inspiration, fun and no political baggage/garbage. My mother always told me ‘remember its better to arrive late than arrive ugly’. On this site, could we enjoy the site and not bring ugly?


      • MOY
        October 15, 2013 @ 6:30 pm

        Love your mother’s expression!


  13. Kathleen
    October 15, 2013 @ 1:15 pm

    After reading your entire blog at least 3 times in less than a week, I feel like I know you
    ( that’s really weird isn’t it). I agree with Lara, you standing in front of city hall didn’t seem that out there for you because of your larger than life hilarious personality. I would have loved to have seen it in person. Now to your peplum top and pants, they rocked. I also was imaging that you dress like that everyday. I can’t even picture you in stretch pants when you are gardening. But I also suspect you could wear a burlap big and make it look fantastic and make me want one too.

    By the way loved your shoes too!


  14. jrm
    October 15, 2013 @ 1:52 pm

    If it makes you feel any better I am friends with a SEAL. I’m sure he would love nothing more than to fast rope into Philly from a Blackhawk (no need for flippers). Unfortunately, he is currently in other parts of the world doing SEAL stuff. In the mean time you’ll just have to keep on with your bad self.


  15. Laura Vardell
    October 15, 2013 @ 2:24 pm

    Just love your blog. THE only one I read. More than once made my day. Don’t let numbers or anything get you down. Computers are machines, we all have to step away from media every once in a while. It isn’t the be all if we let it might become the all knowing…. A scary thing.
    I have shared your writing more than once with my contractor, decorator friends, and clients.
    Keep on posting.
    Even though I am doing a mini project of what you are doing I love knowing that I am not alone… I don’t have a loving husband… I just have a creative contractor and an assistant here in my gallery who humors me.

    Thanks for making my week.
    Laura Vardell
    Carolina Antique Maps & Prints
    Charleston, South Carolina


  16. Lisa Richardson
    October 15, 2013 @ 2:26 pm

    You make me laugh, cry, and laugh until I cry!! Whenever I am have a shi….I mean crappy day, I can look at your posts and crack a smile! Keep up the good stuff! You may never know how you rescue some people at different times, but you do……..go you!!!


  17. Jessica
    October 15, 2013 @ 2:35 pm

    Seriously?!?!? I had no idea! I am so bummed now. 🙁

    Thrilled you are back up and running. I swear we were separated at birth and I force your blog posts on my poor husband often saying “See! I am not the only one!” lol


  18. Nancy Tubre
    October 15, 2013 @ 2:53 pm

    “If you are a blogger who has made it to one year and are filled with hopelessness, please postpone your despair for another few months. THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF TIME FOR IT LATER.”
    Thank you for that bit of encouragement!!
    Omgoodness, you are so funny! I really enjoy your blog and links.


  19. Fabian JANSSEN
    October 15, 2013 @ 3:15 pm

    I loooooove your sense of humor and sometimes salty mouth! Move to NC and we’ll be besties if you want to hang out with a salty, chubby 61 yr old cool grandma! Come on!


  20. Kristin
    October 15, 2013 @ 3:23 pm

    If this makes you feel any better, I read the last post and thought you were nuts.

    Perhaps your computer / blog woes were their way of telling you I CANNOT BELIEVE MY OWNER HELD A SIGN IN FRONT OF CITY HALL!


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