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A Little Note…

Hello my dear friends! I’m quite ill at the moment, lots of chicken soup and long naps — so I’ll be back in full swing again soon. I hope you don’t mind that you’ll be a bit on your own until my return. I was working yesterday on location as a freelance stylist and had so much fun, then I got home and wham-o — this massive headache hit, then cold chills… so to bed I went and slept for 12 hours –  got up at 5:00 a.m. with this yucky ache all over so I’m resting until I’m better. Bleh. I am simply giving in and taking care of myself.

pretty maids all in a row

I miss you though but I’ll be back very soon, in fact I’m hoping for Wednesday or Thursday. But until then, I’m going back to my little warm nest where there is a stack of magazines, Angry Birds on my iPhone, lots of tea and warm soup waiting for my return. xo

(image: holly becker for decor8)

Posted by decor8 in uncategorized on May 03, 2011

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  1. heba commented
    May 3rd, 2011 at 8:55pm

    get well soon :))

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  2. stephani commented
    May 3rd, 2011 at 8:59pm

    ohje. gute besserung, holly!

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  3. juliette commented
    May 3rd, 2011 at 9:00pm

    Gute Besserung! Just got your book in the mail and am using it as a reward for after I meet a deadline on Wednesday. I’ve already flipped through and am simply amazed!!
    juliette´s last blog post ..Bavarias Bamberg Blues

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  4. Andreia commented
    May 3rd, 2011 at 9:04pm

    I hope you get better soon Holly!

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  5. Renee commented
    May 3rd, 2011 at 9:09pm

    Feel better!
    xo
    Renee´s last blog post ..eye on glamour

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  6. jessica commented
    May 3rd, 2011 at 9:16pm

    take good care of yourself in your nest.
    be well.
    jessica´s last blog post ..Catherine &amp William-Royal Love

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  7. Iris commented
    May 3rd, 2011 at 9:16pm

    Poor you, sending you get-well-vibes…
    Iris´s last blog post ..Feestje

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  8. Rivka commented
    May 3rd, 2011 at 9:19pm

    Blah! Hope the angry birds will make for a perfect chicken soup :P. Get well soon.

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  9. cafenoHut commented
    May 3rd, 2011 at 9:19pm

    please take your care, we are waiting excitedly you here:)

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  10. Linnie Joy commented
    May 3rd, 2011 at 9:26pm

    hope you feel better soon… elderberry extract can help build your immune system… oh don’t forget vitamin c!

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  11. Desiree Fawn commented
    May 3rd, 2011 at 9:27pm

    Get well soon <3 <3
    Desiree Fawn´s last blog post ..BlogHer11- Meet My Roommate!

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  12. Daniella commented
    May 3rd, 2011 at 9:29pm

    Feel better! :)

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  13. corinne commented
    May 3rd, 2011 at 9:32pm

    Bon retablissement !! take care of yourself :)

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  14. Julie commented
    May 3rd, 2011 at 9:33pm

    so sorry to hear you’re not feeling well. feel better soon!
    Julie´s last blog post ..A Green Gift!

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  15. Nina Lamb commented
    May 3rd, 2011 at 9:33pm

    Sending healing wishes your way!
    Nina Lamb´s last blog post ..Paper Runway – for the love of paper

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  16. Christine commented
    May 3rd, 2011 at 9:33pm

    Get well soon Holly! x
    Christine´s last blog post ..Silk paper continued – adding some stitchery

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  17. Holly commented
    May 3rd, 2011 at 9:36pm

    Hope you feel better soon!!
    Holly´s last blog post ..New Blog-Studio H Illustrations

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  18. Angel@ | 77inspire | commented
    May 3rd, 2011 at 9:42pm

    :) angry birds enjoy!
    Angel@ | 77inspire |´s last blog post ..WALLPAPER DRESSES

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  19. BODIE and FOU commented
    May 3rd, 2011 at 9:45pm

    Poor you! I hope you’ll feel better soon Holly

    Lots of love

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  20. Ispirato Design commented
    May 3rd, 2011 at 9:47pm

    Get well soon!
    Ispirato Design´s last blog post ..Americana Decorating

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  21. Traveling Mama commented
    May 3rd, 2011 at 9:48pm

    You poor thing. Get better soon!!
    Traveling Mama´s last blog post ..lovely friends

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  22. EmmaMT commented
    May 3rd, 2011 at 9:56pm

    Ah Sweetie, that sounds terrible. It’s the worst to be ill on a shoot. I am sending you Jewish penicillin kisses and hope you are back to 100% really soon. XxXx
    EmmaMT´s last blog post ..My New Kitchen

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  23. se7en commented
    May 3rd, 2011 at 10:04pm

    Oh you poor thing, I hope you feel better soon…

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  24. Jen Wilhelm commented
    May 3rd, 2011 at 10:08pm

    Aww, get well soon, Holly! We’ll be here when you get back. ^__^
    Jen Wilhelm´s last blog post ..Waiting For A Closing Date

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  25. Hege commented
    May 3rd, 2011 at 10:09pm

    I wish you the best:) Love your blog!

    Hege

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  26. Rona commented
    May 3rd, 2011 at 10:16pm

    Sorry to hear that you’re feeling ‘under the weather’ Holly. You poor thing…Hope you’re feeling better soon :-)

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  27. Keren commented
    May 3rd, 2011 at 10:28pm

    Take care of yourself!

    My copy of Decorate arrived yesterday – OMG So excited!

    Keren
    xx
    Keren´s last blog post ..Slow Weekend

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  28. Lisa commented
    May 3rd, 2011 at 10:32pm

    Feel better soon, Holly! Sending you lotsa hugs. :)
    Lisa´s last blog post ..A crochet cupcake for a sweet friend

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  29. Giulia commented
    May 3rd, 2011 at 10:44pm

    Get well soon…rest and fluids will get you back. All the best.

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  30. Glenda Childers commented
    May 3rd, 2011 at 10:45pm

    Rest well.

    Fondly,
    Glenda
    Glenda Childers´s last blog post ..How to Cook for a Crowd part one

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  31. tinajo commented
    May 3rd, 2011 at 10:56pm

    Aww, get better soon – chicken soup is at least great and nothing heals like sleep! :-)
    tinajo´s last blog post ..Some random facts about me

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  32. Will commented
    May 3rd, 2011 at 11:08pm

    I have been under the weather the last few days as well – shivery and achey all over. Not nice. I hope you are back to 100% very soon. Hugs! xo
    Will´s last blog post ..Bold &amp Colourful Bedroom

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  33. Karen commented
    May 3rd, 2011 at 11:45pm

    Hope you’re feeling better soon – I guess your body is just letting you know it wants some down-time! xx

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  34. Sarah commented
    May 3rd, 2011 at 11:51pm

    Feel better soon! it stinks being sick!! but, its a great time to catch up on reading!! take full advantage! :)
    Sarah´s last blog post ..Transforming a bedroom

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  35. Ada @ New York commented
    May 3rd, 2011 at 11:54pm

    Wishing you a quick recovery, and after u get better .. still take time to cuddle up with magazines (great design can be great medicine for creative souls). Get well soon!!!
    Ada @ New York´s last blog post ..Monday’s Make-it Upholstered Bench

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  36. Nuit commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 12:08am

    aww :( get well soon Holly!!!

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  37. Katie Truelove commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 12:24am

    Hope you feel better! Angry Birds will be the cure;)
    Katie Truelove´s last blog post ..An Orange Bridal Shower

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  38. kat commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 12:30am

    my daughter was out sick for almost a week…so many seem to be sick right now. so i wish you speedy health!!

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  39. Monica commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 12:46am

    Get well soon! Same here, went to bed & wham woke up with a cold, sore throat. Guess time of year!

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  40. tricia commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 12:53am

    So sorry you’re not well, Holly:( Feel better soon!

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  41. Cynthia@Beach Coast Style commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 1:15am

    oh no! hope you feel better soon!

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  42. lyptis commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 1:19am

    Oh No! Sickness is Evil!! All the Best to you, may you get better really really quick and have lots of energy when you get back.:)

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  43. Tina commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 1:33am

    Sometimes we just have to go with it and let it happen…. take care of yourself.

    Tina´s last blog post ..Baby Callum

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  44. satsuki | zakka nouveau commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 1:42am

    definitely take care of your body. health is the most important thing~ will be looking forward to your return~ until then, will be sending you lots of healing energy!
    satsuki | zakka nouveau´s last blog post ..busy in the kitchen… – nikujyaga

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  45. theaxx commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 1:44am

    Oh no sorry to hear that!
    Drink lots of orange juice too – the vitamin C will give you a boost!

    thea.
    xx
    (spoonfulzine)

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  46. tina slocum commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 2:11am

    Oh Dear,
    Get well soon!
    Here’s something that will make you feel better!
    I received your book from Amazon today and I was definately expecting a really wonderful book!
    Holly, your book is beyond amazing!
    It is way above and beyond any design book that I have ever read.
    Infact, I recently took a popular design book back to the store because it was so homogenous.
    Decorate has so many steps and ideas and instructions as well as gorgeous photos and quotes.
    I can tell you put your heart and soul into this book.
    Stunning in everyway,Holly.
    Rest Well and Feel Good Soon,
    Tina
    tina slocum´s last blog post ..TREASURY ITEM White Monax Translucent American Sweetheart Serving Bowl

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  47. Janeese commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 2:14am

    Ohh! WHen ever I am sick I remember how wonderful life is when you feel good and remember it won’t last forever. Take care We will all miss you .

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  48. Meesh commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 3:05am

    Hope you are feeling better soon! Take time to take care of yourself. :)

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  49. Renee @ eatliveshop.com commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 3:14am

    Feel better soon! xx
    Renee @ eatliveshop.com´s last blog post ..Style Ideas- Flared Jeans

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  50. Tina Riddell commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 3:18am

    No fun being ill, feel better soon sweet Holly! xo.

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  51. christine commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 3:30am

    wishing you a speedy recovery :)
    christine´s last blog post ..May

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  52. Serena {Pretty Fluffy} commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 4:08am

    Hope you feel better soon Holly. Rest up, the world can’t always wait xo
    Serena {Pretty Fluffy}´s last blog post ..A Little Break…

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  53. Alyson commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 4:46am

    Feel better soon!
    Alyson´s last blog post ..Darjeeling Chai Spiced Muffins with Pistachio and Vanilla

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  54. fenny setiawan commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 5:04am

    Get well soon Holly. Have plenty of rest.
    fenny setiawan´s last blog post ..whats inspires me assignment week 1 – Raining Umbrella

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  55. meenal @ maison marigold commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 5:43am

    that’s terrible..get better soon, holly..xx meenal
    meenal @ maison marigold´s last blog post ..What the exterior hides

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  56. Syam commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 6:52am

    have a good rest..get well soon

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  57. Bianca commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 7:06am

    Get well soon!
    Bianca´s last blog post ..poppytalk paper props

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  58. Sonja commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 7:09am

    Hi Holly,

    Sorry to hear that you’re not feeling well. I just received Decorate in the post yesterday and I’m loving it! Well done!

    Take care of yourself,
    Sonja

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  59. whorange commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 7:37am

    get well soon, holly! angry birds have special healing powers ;)
    whorange´s last blog post ..before there was photoshop

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  60. Maria commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 8:37am

    Angry Birds is my fav!! Get well soon, Holly!
    Maria´s last blog post ..открытка своими руками для новорожденной-birthday card

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  61. Anja Bout commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 8:52am

    Hi Holly,

    Get well soon. Chicken soup will always work!

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  62. Ingrid commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 9:19am

    snuggle up and take care of you!

    Ingrid x
    Ingrid´s last blog post ..fairytales

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  63. Happy Nappers commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 10:20am

    Get well soon and have a happy Nap..:)

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  64. Cristina commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 10:50am

    Sometimes is not so bad to be ill! ;-)
    Cristina´s last blog post ..Carta da regalo – Wrapping paper

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  65. ines commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 11:00am

    Holly, I feel with you, myself and the kids are unwell too. Get better soon. We will wait for you…

    ines
    ines´s last blog post ..Shawn das Schaf

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  66. Montse commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 11:11am

    Get well soon! Take a rest and plenty of sleep and couch time. You have been enjoying all the book process and the presentations but it has been a lot of work and sometimes our body just asks for a rest.

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  67. Sanja commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 11:24am

    Take Your time to rest and get well :)
    Sanja´s last blog post ..You Must Live in the Present

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  68. Y commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 11:38am

    Hope you feel better soon! x

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  69. Amy - pride of place commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 12:44pm

    Hope you feel better soon – I was struck down by something similar a few weeks back. I slept for 3 days solid.
    Amy – pride of place´s last blog post ..Love the Look

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  70. Bo commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 1:45pm

    poor thing
    get well soon

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  71. Rumisu commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 2:38pm

    Hello Holly-
    I hope you feel better soon :) I guess your body wanted some time-out to digest all this wonderful experience you have been having :)
    Rumisu´s last blog post ..For Illustration Friday – Lecture with the “Abacus”

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  72. Liz {a happy haven} commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 3:57pm

    Feel better! I think something bad is traveling around the world because everyone is sick in Chicago, too.
    Liz {a happy haven}´s last blog post ..Mirror- Mirror On The Wall

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  73. Tania commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 4:42pm

    hope you feel better soon!
    Tania´s last blog post ..Bloggiversary

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  74. Shari commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 4:55pm

    I hope you get well asap. You’re wise to take time out for yourself. It’s the best thing. Rest and relaxation, and lots of pampering and drinking liquids.

    blessings. xo
    Shari´s last blog post ..30 Day Drawing Challenge Day 3

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  75. jane davila commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 5:25pm

    Ooo, feel better! If you get tired of Angry Birds, you have to check out the Tiny Wings app. The graphics are so sweet and pretty and much more your aesthetic. :)
    jane davila´s last blog post ..Surface Design Fun!

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  76. Trish commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 7:26pm

    Oh no…. I hope you will feel so much better soon! :)
    Trish´s last blog post ..The Book That Made Me ME!

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  77. Afi commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 7:30pm

    I hope you get well very soon Holly! Please take good care of yourself and have lots of rest :)

    xo
    Afi´s last blog post ..Birds from my window

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  78. Jeff commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 7:57pm

    Pretty new to your blog, but I am enjoying your posts. I hope you feel better soon.
    Jeff´s last blog post ..Watt Ovenware Casserole – Rare Yellow Pattern

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  79. uschi36 commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 8:49pm

    hope you are already feeling better today ! GUTE BESSERUNG !

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  80. Shalini commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 9:30pm

    hope you feel better soon :)

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  81. eileen commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 10:50pm

    I’m in the same boat and I have an opening for my photos tomorrow night. I just hope I have a voice still. Get better to both of us!
    eileen´s last blog post ..New things

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  82. Holly commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 11:08pm

    Take care. LOVE the book which arrived yesterday (Australia). There is so much in it, not just a few pretty pics like in others! Well done you.

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  83. Kristyne commented
    May 4th, 2011 at 11:38pm

    Oh sweetie, I hope you feel better soon. I suppose your recent whirl-winding was bound to catch up to you sooner or later. Sounds like you’re being a very smart girl and having some much needed rest. :)
    Kristyne´s last blog post ..Project Simplify – Day 16

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  84. cecilia commented
    May 5th, 2011 at 1:58am

    Holly,
    I don’t know if you get can get Emergen-C over in Germany, but when you’re back in the States this summer for your book tour, stock up! Whenever I am sick or start to feel under-the-weather, I’ll double up on Emergen-C (one in the a.m., one in the p.m.) – which is overkill, I realize, but it always seems to help me kick the bug faster. Be well soon.

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  85. Starlet commented
    May 5th, 2011 at 2:14am

    We will miss you, Holly. But your health is number one. So please do get plenty of rest and tea. Hope you get better soon!

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  86. Shell commented
    May 5th, 2011 at 2:17am

    You have been on a whirlwind with your book launching. Stay home and get rest your body needs. Watch some old movies, they are great to watch when you are feeling sick.
    Shell´s last blog post ..Time to Frolic

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  87. Katie commented
    May 5th, 2011 at 3:08am

    Feel better soon, Holly!
    Katie´s last blog post ..Just Read – No Mans Land- by Duong Thu Huong

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  88. Glenda @ The Paper Mulberry commented
    May 5th, 2011 at 9:40am

    How horrid! Get well soon!
    Glenda @ The Paper Mulberry´s last blog post ..The Fabulous French Chateau

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  89. Laura commented
    May 5th, 2011 at 9:47am

    Get well soon!
    xo

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  90. Margarita Lorenzo commented
    May 5th, 2011 at 11:52am

    feeling better?? I hope so, take this time to totally disconnect and enjoy some day time TV in your cosy sofa.
    Margarita Lorenzo´s last blog post ..Environments the book

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  91. Mrs Bok commented
    May 5th, 2011 at 12:47pm

    Hope you feel better soon Holly. Wouldn’t it be lovely to do the cosy chicken broth, bed and snuggly sofa without feeling crap! Hugs x
    Mrs Bok´s last blog post ..Happy National Permaculture Day!

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  92. tracie commented
    May 5th, 2011 at 5:36pm

    feel better!!
    tracie´s last blog post ..a little design inspiration &amp rambling update

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