A Little Note…

May 3, 2011

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.

A Little Note...

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)


  • Reply heba May 3, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    get well soon :))

  • Reply stephani May 3, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    ohje. gute besserung, holly!

  • Reply juliette May 3, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    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!!

  • Reply Andreia May 3, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    I hope you get better soon Holly!

  • Reply Renee May 3, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Feel better!

  • Reply jessica May 3, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    take good care of yourself in your nest.
    be well.

  • Reply Iris May 3, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Poor you, sending you get-well-vibes…

  • Reply Rivka May 3, 2011 at 9:19 pm

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

  • Reply cafenoHut May 3, 2011 at 9:19 pm

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

  • Reply Linnie Joy May 3, 2011 at 9:26 pm

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

  • Reply Desiree Fawn May 3, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Get well soon <3 <3

  • Reply Daniella May 3, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Feel better! :)

  • Reply corinne May 3, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Bon retablissement !! take care of yourself :)

  • Reply Julie May 3, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    so sorry to hear you’re not feeling well. feel better soon!

  • Reply Nina Lamb May 3, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Sending healing wishes your way!

  • Reply Christine May 3, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Get well soon Holly! x

  • Reply Holly May 3, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Hope you feel better soon!!

  • Reply Angel@ | 77inspire | May 3, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    :) angry birds enjoy!

  • Reply BODIE and FOU May 3, 2011 at 9:45 pm

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

    Lots of love

  • Reply Ispirato Design May 3, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Get well soon!

  • Reply Traveling Mama May 3, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    You poor thing. Get better soon!!

  • Reply EmmaMT May 3, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    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

  • Reply se7en May 3, 2011 at 10:04 pm

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

  • Reply Jen Wilhelm May 3, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Aww, get well soon, Holly! We’ll be here when you get back. ^__^

  • Reply Hege May 3, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    I wish you the best:) Love your blog!


  • Reply Rona May 3, 2011 at 10:16 pm

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

  • Reply Keren May 3, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Take care of yourself!

    My copy of Decorate arrived yesterday – OMG So excited!


  • Reply Lisa May 3, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Feel better soon, Holly! Sending you lotsa hugs. :)

  • Reply Giulia May 3, 2011 at 10:44 pm

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

  • Reply Glenda Childers May 3, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Rest well.


  • Reply tinajo May 3, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Aww, get better soon – chicken soup is at least great and nothing heals like sleep! :-)

  • Reply Will May 3, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    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

  • Reply Karen May 3, 2011 at 11:45 pm

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

  • Reply Sarah May 3, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Feel better soon! it stinks being sick!! but, its a great time to catch up on reading!! take full advantage! :)

  • Reply Ada @ New York May 3, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    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!!!

  • Reply Nuit May 4, 2011 at 12:08 am

    aww :( get well soon Holly!!!

  • Reply Katie Truelove May 4, 2011 at 12:24 am

    Hope you feel better! Angry Birds will be the cure;)

  • Reply kat May 4, 2011 at 12:30 am

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

  • Reply Monica May 4, 2011 at 12:46 am

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

  • Reply tricia May 4, 2011 at 12:53 am

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

  • Reply Cynthia@Beach Coast Style May 4, 2011 at 1:15 am

    oh no! hope you feel better soon!

  • Reply lyptis May 4, 2011 at 1:19 am

    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.:)

  • Reply Tina May 4, 2011 at 1:33 am

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

  • Reply satsuki | zakka nouveau May 4, 2011 at 1:42 am

    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!

  • Reply theaxx May 4, 2011 at 1:44 am

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


  • Reply tina slocum May 4, 2011 at 2:11 am

    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,

  • Reply Janeese May 4, 2011 at 2:14 am

    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 .

  • Reply Meesh May 4, 2011 at 3:05 am

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

  • Reply Renee @ eatliveshop.com May 4, 2011 at 3:14 am

    Feel better soon! xx

  • Reply Tina Riddell May 4, 2011 at 3:18 am

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

  • Reply christine May 4, 2011 at 3:30 am

    wishing you a speedy recovery :)

  • Reply Serena {Pretty Fluffy} May 4, 2011 at 4:08 am

    Hope you feel better soon Holly. Rest up, the world can’t always wait xo

  • Reply Alyson May 4, 2011 at 4:46 am

    Feel better soon!

  • Reply fenny setiawan May 4, 2011 at 5:04 am

    Get well soon Holly. Have plenty of rest.

  • Reply meenal @ maison marigold May 4, 2011 at 5:43 am

    that’s terrible..get better soon, holly..xx meenal

  • Reply Syam May 4, 2011 at 6:52 am

    have a good rest..get well soon

  • Reply Bianca May 4, 2011 at 7:06 am

    Get well soon!

  • Reply Sonja May 4, 2011 at 7:09 am

    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,

  • Reply whorange May 4, 2011 at 7:37 am

    get well soon, holly! angry birds have special healing powers ;)

  • Reply Maria May 4, 2011 at 8:37 am

    Angry Birds is my fav!! Get well soon, Holly!

  • Reply Anja Bout May 4, 2011 at 8:52 am

    Hi Holly,

    Get well soon. Chicken soup will always work!

  • Reply Ingrid May 4, 2011 at 9:19 am

    snuggle up and take care of you!

    Ingrid x

  • Reply Happy Nappers May 4, 2011 at 10:20 am

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

  • Reply Cristina May 4, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Sometimes is not so bad to be ill! ;-)

  • Reply ines May 4, 2011 at 11:00 am

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


  • Reply Montse May 4, 2011 at 11:11 am

    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.

  • Reply Sanja May 4, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Take Your time to rest and get well :)

  • Reply Y May 4, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Hope you feel better soon! x

  • Reply Amy - pride of place May 4, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Hope you feel better soon – I was struck down by something similar a few weeks back. I slept for 3 days solid.

  • Reply Bo May 4, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    poor thing
    get well soon

  • Reply Rumisu May 4, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    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 :)

  • Reply Liz {a happy haven} May 4, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Feel better! I think something bad is traveling around the world because everyone is sick in Chicago, too.

  • Reply Tania May 4, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    hope you feel better soon!

  • Reply Shari May 4, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    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

  • Reply jane davila May 4, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    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. :)

  • Reply Trish May 4, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Oh no…. I hope you will feel so much better soon! :)

  • Reply Afi May 4, 2011 at 7:30 pm

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


  • Reply Jeff May 4, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Pretty new to your blog, but I am enjoying your posts. I hope you feel better soon.

  • Reply uschi36 May 4, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    hope you are already feeling better today ! GUTE BESSERUNG !

  • Reply Shalini May 4, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    hope you feel better soon :)

  • Reply eileen May 4, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    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!

  • Reply Holly May 4, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    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.

  • Reply Kristyne May 4, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    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. :)

  • Reply cecilia May 5, 2011 at 1:58 am

    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.

  • Reply Starlet May 5, 2011 at 2:14 am

    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!

  • Reply Shell May 5, 2011 at 2:17 am

    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.

  • Reply Katie May 5, 2011 at 3:08 am

    Feel better soon, Holly!

  • Reply Glenda @ The Paper Mulberry May 5, 2011 at 9:40 am

    How horrid! Get well soon!

  • Reply Laura May 5, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Get well soon!

  • Reply Margarita Lorenzo May 5, 2011 at 11:52 am

    feeling better?? I hope so, take this time to totally disconnect and enjoy some day time TV in your cosy sofa.

  • Reply Mrs Bok May 5, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    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

  • Reply tracie May 5, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    feel better!!

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