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Happy Weekend!

December 5, 2008

I’ve had one of those weeks, I explained why recently, and I’m happy to report that decor8 is back in full swing. Yay! Life is good again thanks to my husband. I cannot believe what he had to do to save my blog (and me) from hundreds of hours of repairs, but he did it through some complicated means that I cannot even begin to explain. When he starts speaking in tongues with tech terms I glaze over and just nod politely, “Uh huh, okay honey, good, nice, thank you”. Not because I don’t care to know the details, I do not UNDERSTAND the details because it sounds all Japanesey to me or something. I know this much, I had 978 links to create today but thanks to him, I had zero.

Now I can relax… (photo from Anthropologie)

This weekend I have lots of fun things planned, tomorrow I’m going to a big outdoor market and a flea market and on Sunday I’ll be with friends and then next week I will take off on Monday as I have a project to complete, but I’ll be back on Tuesday with posts and goodies for the week.

Until we meet again my friends – ’til Tuesday!

(2nd image from amazon, I’m dying to order Easy Elegance by Atlanta Barlett set to release in the Spring. Yum. All of her books I own and cherish.)


  • Reply Mari Mello December 5, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    Nice to have you back!
    Have a great weekend.
    Love your blog!
    xxx from Brazil

    Mari Mellos last blog post: Decore minha lavanderia

  • Reply michelle December 5, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    Oh so glad it all worked out!

    michelles last blog post: Labour and Wait

  • Reply Ann Marie December 5, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    Husbands are the best! Especially when they save you! Glad all is well again with decor8.

    Ann Maries last blog post:

  • Reply Rachel December 5, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    I’m so glad you’re back and that everything is ok! Having something happen to my website is one of my biggest fears so I totally felt for you! Scary! What a great husband!

  • Reply Luphia December 5, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    glad everything worked out in the end, a market weekend sounds fab, hope the sun will be shining for you in Germany! :)

    Luphias last blog post: Vintage Friday: Cute Retro Coat

  • Reply aprintaday December 5, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    oh i’m glad your site is doing better. and your mini paintings are pretty!

    aprintadays last blog post: Projects-Little Bunny

  • Reply maja December 5, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    techie husbands are really a godsend to their self employed spouses, aren’t they? ;)

    majas last blog post: Psst…sale! (Great gifts under $10)

  • Reply sarah December 5, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    so glad you made it through. yay! for life-saving tech savvy husbands. i’m lucky to have my husband cover all of my “web stuff”.

    sarahs last blog post: wishlist

  • Reply John December 5, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    That’s a small miracle you did not have to create those links!

    Johns last blog post: 4 Plastic Grocery Bag Holders for Recycling

  • Reply Rechnungen December 6, 2008 at 1:08 am

    happy weekend.. great you back and doing post again..

    Last blog post by Rechnungen <a href=””

  • Reply apple December 6, 2008 at 1:11 am

    I’m new to your blog, and I love staying here, nice theme..

    apple last blog post: Rechnungen

  • Reply kerry December 6, 2008 at 1:43 am

    That’s a lovely book…I am putting it on my wish list. I also just returned three amazing books to the library and I forgot to jot down the authors…one was Flea Market Finds, one by an early Amy Butler on Vintage Decorating…I also adored Modern Country. It was earthy and edgy and unique. I suppose authors would be helpful…sorry.
    Glad your computer woes are over, my server has been down for over a day twice in the last two weeks so I hear ya! How I would adore a full time computer nerd to work with me.

  • Reply callie December 6, 2008 at 11:31 am

    yeah for you! you have the best husband!!
    enjoy you blog and would be sad if I didn’t read you posts daily.
    love that image from anthropologie! the painting on the walls is excellent- with the colourful bedding, so dreamy.
    they have the best props in their stores. I am lucky, I live down the street from one and they sell their props a few times a year, really inexpensive.

    callies last blog post: FRIDAY: Happy Weekend, let the festive season begin!

  • Reply The Deco Detective December 6, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    Poor you. It’s such a shock when something happens to what you’ve been working so hard on! I’m really glad that everything is saved. Your new layout is really beautiful, btw – yet the content’s what counts, and this is even more beautiful.

    Have a relaxed weekend=)

    The Deco Detectives last blog post: CRAZY CHRISTMAS TREES

  • Reply Kirby December 6, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    Glad everything worked out for you. I love your blog and your design sense. I’m a real estate agent and I love sending my clients to your blog. I rather list a well decorated home rather than a messy one. After reading your blog for a year, I decided to start my own. Thank-you for the inspiration.

    Kirby Chan

    Kirbys last blog post: DEC 6th – Procter and Gamble Warehouse Sale / Proceeds going to United Way

  • Reply Melissa de la Fuente December 8, 2008 at 12:13 am

    Oh, I hope you had an absolutely beautiful weekend sweetie! So glad all of your blog difficulties are fixed! *whew*

  • Reply Mizz Jenna December 8, 2008 at 12:47 am

    book looks amazing, Love the cover. Im going to have to see what it’s all about once it comes out. =) Glad all is fixed on your page.

    take care

    Mizz Jennas last blog post: Bargain of the Week

  • Reply eve December 8, 2008 at 7:57 am

    Decor8 is the best site ever, for some Dutch Design surf to:

    we sell Pol’s Potten and other great hip stuff,

    nice week,


  • Reply Angelia December 8, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    The technical stuff can drive you crazy. My computer was down for several weeks. I am the same with my boys, and the eyes glazing over when the tech talk starts.

    Angelias last blog post: Holiday Windows

  • Reply Kat December 8, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    Yay for your blog being saved…and your husband’s ability to speak in tongues! haha

    Kats last blog post: My Dear Tree–fine art print

  • Reply Erin @ Bride Design December 8, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    Glad you are back up and running (and hopefully, able to relax). Thank goodness for good husbands! They truly rock.

    Erin @ Bride Designs last blog post: Ellie Bellie Kids’ Classic Play = Classic Design

  • Reply michele December 8, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    Hi Holly,

    I wanted to send you a comment to say
    Hey when do we get to see your paintings???
    I know they will be cute :)

    you have some bugs or something on your server or site
    I took you off my blogroll temporarily until you get it fixed
    because its showing “rock paper siccors 2006” then when you click on the link it goes to html code with no images just code

    I thought that was wierd

    then in general google searc to try to get to your site
    it won’t connect to your URL
    my ISP rejects it

    well I hope you guys work out the bugs
    because your wordpress site is awesome
    when its working ;-)

    Good Luck with repairs!!!!!


    micheles last blog post: New Painting "Dreams in Color"

  • Reply michele December 8, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Oh I forgot to say I can get on your site from some other links

    This one I got on via first hit on Goog for “decor8”

    But its trying to get to decor8 via bloggers sidebars
    or my own blogroll or your URL
    that is having connection probs

    just wanted to clarify what link is working
    COME back Holly :)

    micheles last blog post: New Painting "Dreams in Color"

  • Reply kirsten December 9, 2008 at 1:24 am

    totally off the subject…but the drawing on the wall in the Anthropologie photo made me think of this (

    have you seen this? i thought you might find it interesting…..

    kirstens last blog post: type casting

  • Reply NÃO SOMOS APENAS ROSTINHOS BONITOS December 9, 2008 at 5:54 am

    We are so happy you are back!!!
    Kisses from Brazil!


  • Reply Lexy December 9, 2008 at 7:47 am

    Oh, I hate “those” weeks! I had one of those myself last week. THE worst so far. So glad it’s over and I’m on a new week. Especially since this week is my first official week as a full-time artist!! (Aaaahhh!!!) I hope your new week is a great one too.

    So glad you sorted all your blog woes. You and your husband have done a very good job. I was stuck because my fiance’s been away all week so I had no help! And noone to vent to. And boy, did I need to vent ;)

    Lexys last blog post: Deciphering snippets

  • Reply decor8 December 9, 2008 at 10:05 am

    Kirsten this is a great link, thank you!

  • Reply Kathryn December 9, 2008 at 10:08 am

    So glad to hear that decor8 is fixed,
    we couldnt manage without you Hol, kat x

    Kathryns last blog post: Diana spreads her wings

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