Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Hello and Goodbye



I have been quiet lately and I have finally decided to post something since all of a sudden I have a crap ton new followers. I put something on facebook about a month ago but failed to inform my actual followers here. I have decided I am going on a small hiatus. I need a mental and craft break.

With new followers also comes awesome negative comments. Seriously, mean people are you that bored in life? Had to share my two new favorite negative comments.

Maybe you should take a course in English and grammar at a community college. Your blog is riddled with spelling and grammatical errors; so much so that it distracts from the blog itself.
My response: Nothing. Cause he's right I no speak english well. It says that in the about me section, but whatevs.


You will need to go an buy yourself some clothes because what you are showing is not a good look for you are any one else. Go when it is on sale you will get better quality of clothing outfits or get some patterns and sew from them. You are making yourself look older in the clothes you are wearing. You'll need a great make over....when you put it out there your family only lives on 14thousand dollars a year and you are a stay at home mother.....find something because I am also a mother who stay at home and I'm a divida mother in her "50".....so always do something for yourself and stop selling yourself short.....pleasing a husband....that real


Sorry I couldn't contain myself this time. This was my response:
Are you mentally unstable? I am not Danille from Blissful and Domestic. I work 50 hour week, go to the gym, make dinner, and please the fuck out of my husband. I don't even have a kid let alone am I a stay at home mother.  Since you are a stay at home mother you should take your own advice and find something better to do than find blogs and post rude comments to them. This is a really old post and I was not comfortable in my own skin since I was 20 pounds heavier and I am currently still struggling to lose weight. This is also my least favorite item I have ever made and constructive criticism is always welcome but your rude comment was uncalled for. 
But I am glad to hear you use your husbands money to purchase awesome clothes that people can judge how awesome you are because you are obviously ever so stylish and thanks for correcting me in the error in my ways- the only thing that does matters is what's on the outside and what people wear
Was that too harsh? My bad.

Now, I'm not leaving because of two bad apples. Really after years of middle school bullying I have way tougher skin than that. I am leaving because I am exhausted. I can't keep up with it anymore. I work a full time job and I no longer have time to do projects, take pictures, edit pictures, write, about what's in the pictures, upload it all, and upload through out the week to other blog's link parties. And you have to look all cute in all the pictures or you will get nasty comments that will say you are making yourself look older than what you actually are. Cause god forbid you walk out of the house without any eyeliner on. Lord almighty.  Also, my husband is working full time and going to school at nights so any free time I have, It's going all to him.
Thank you to everyone who actually liked me (You like me, you really like me) and for all of your love and support. I may be back. I may not. Right now my plan is to work on perfecting my sewing skills because, honestly, i'm angry with myself that I'm not improving. It's the blind leading the blind in that sewing room and I'm officially tired of it.  I'm going to take some professional classes this summer and once I am all fit and lean and sewing clothes that I actually love I might be back.
I put on facebook that I plan to post stuff on my facebook page but I can't promise you it's going to actually happen. Right now I am just focusing on losing weight and getting healthy. Thanks again. Live, Long, and Prosper.

***Update***
I forgot to mention my husband (John Boy) works full time and is going to school at night so any of my free time is going all to him. He also usually helps me around the house a lot and I have been really feeling the pain of not having him around so much. I've had to pick up a few more chores to try and make his life a little less stressful which is making me go stir crazy. But i'm not complaining because he is going to school to better our future. Just right now we are both a little stressed and any free time is going to homework for him and rest and relaxation for me.
Because of all of your wonderful and loving comments I have decided I will be back but I just need some time to get healthy and relax.
Thanks again guys. You are the best.

63 comments:

  1. There was a story on the Yahoo! start page about a couple who lives life on just $14K a year. I think a laundry detergent recipe was mentioned and linked to your page.

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  2. The above comment is correct. That's how I found your blog was through a yahoo article about a family who lives on $14,000 a year. They linked in the article to your post on laundry detergent. Here is the link. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/how-a-family-of-four-manages-to-live-well-on-just--14-000-per-year-174803218.html;_ylc=X3oDMTNudnE4dDZtBF9TAzExODMzMTI0NTIEYWN0A21haWxfY2IEY3QDYQRpbnRsA3VzBGxhbmcDZW4tVVMEcGtnAzlkYzZhMzk2LTk3YWUtMzI1OS04Njc4LTU5N2I0NDRmZThjZQRzZWMDbWl0X3NoYXJlBHNsawNtYWlsBHRlc3QD;_ylg=X3oDMTBvaWppbXYzBGxhbmcDZW4tVVMEdGVzdANUZXN0X0FGQw--;_ylv=3

    I'm so sorry for the mean comments. They are definitely uncalled for. Wishing you the best.

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  3. I just found your blog through the Yahoo article also. Very sorry to hear you are probably not going to continue it as I very much enjoyed reading it. Good luck!

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  4. It's unfortunate that there are people out there who thrive on making others miserable. I just found your blog through the forementioned article and I think everything on your blog is awesome! I was really looking forward to seeing more of what you had to offer. I hope you change your mind about the permanent hiatus, but if you don't I wish you well! God bless!!

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  5. I wish you could stay as I am just finding out about you...also through Yahoo. Again through the laundry detergent. However I am finding your ideas and suggestions such an inspiration. I hope I can learn more from you.

    I totally agree that the rude comments were uncalled for and I likewise wish you success in your upcoming endevours. Best of Luck to you

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    1. I agree! Don't go!!!!!!!!!!!

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    2. I found you also from the above article and wish you'd stay, so many of us need cheap Laundry soap, being why I ended up here. (thats all I have looked at so far) We don't all have the time to make our own website! I just want you to know, and I know I'm speaking for many others, Sites like yours are fun, informative, and should be respected, not made fun of, the only reason I can figure they would do this is because they are jealous, Wouldn't know how to begin to Create pages like this, I know you put lots of time into this and want you to STAY or COME BACK SOON. How many of you agree??!!!!

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  6. I also saw an article on Yahoo news about you and just loved your laundry detergent recipe as well as the way you presented it. Please don't go away!! i just found you! Can you just cut back a little bit instead of stopping altogether? Sewing makes me totally crazy but I never had the gumption to take classes. I hope you'll come back and share your experiences here. For me, now in sorta old age, sewing has become a spectator sport. Don't let the crazies and the meanies and the not-too-smart out there hurt your heart, girl! As creative and wonderful as you are, even you can't fix stupid.

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    1. I'm with you!! I just found her too!! Already I feel like I'm losing something great! I suggested maybe she could post like once a month....I'm not that creative, I need all the help I can get. Besides, there's enough of us that love her - maybe we can find a way to make it so you have to sign up to comment. Most people won't do so just to be nasty. ;) You and I can be in the "Sewing is SO not for me" group. LOL LOL <3

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  7. I am so sorry these people had to be hateful!! Ugh. I am so behind bc I literally just found this page about - oh an hr ago. The reason the one idiot stated you were a stay at home mom is bc there is a story on YAHOO about a family who makes it on $14,000 a yr. The mom stays at home. Apparently the unidentified person ASSumed you were the mother in the story. The link to here is in the story. While I'm sad to see you go, bc I can't wait to try what I've read so far, I completely understand. Before I got laid off, I was a train at full speed too. Maybe you could do a blog once a month? :) I need all the help I can get LOL Seriously, thank you for what you've done. I look forward to reading the other posts, if I can ever find them. Best of luck on learning the sewing machine. My mother has been trying to teach me for yrs. All I can picture is The Grinch - and - that being me. Best of luck in your future. PS - if anyone reads a blog for grammer, they need a new hobby. If they don't like that your blog isn't proofread by an English teacher, tell them to find another blog - and find something more serious to worry about in life. BEST WISHES!! <3 Sincerly, A VERY NEW FAN - M LOWE, Dallas, NC.

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  8. You shouldn't let "a few bad apples" upset you! Your sewing projects are cute! I love the zebra dress to a skirt and the floral dress to a skirt with the black sweater...you look gorgeous :) I think you look fabulous in your pics...never get down on yourself, YOU ARE WOMAN, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL :)

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  9. Aww it really saddens me that you are leaving. I too found you by reading the yahoo article, but never made any type of comment about that. I did however notice that you sew and are great at it! I'm new to it and you've inspired me with all your ideas. I've love thrift stores and finding gems as I call them. I hope to do some wonderful things. I'm sorry to hear you want to leave. Hopefully you will find peace and start anew.

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  10. I just found you too from the article! I love your blog so much! Screw those retards!!! Please, please, please do more! I love your personality and all of your eek to sheek clothing! Absolutely awesome!!!

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    1. oops, don't go off on the mentally challenged. I think what you meant to say was, "screw the ignorant rude a$$ holes" :-)

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  11. Rock on Girl!!! As Captain Janeway says "Do It"
    Lisa Jo

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  12. I LOVE your reply to that dumb ass comment! I was following before the yahoo finance link. Shame on yahoo for linking to your blog without your permission. Good luck in your future, if you come back to blogging stop over at mine and let me know!

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  13. I got a good laugh out of your comeback to the rude people. Sorry you had to go through that. And by the way, I don't think you look fat. Pretty cute as far as I am concerned. (Not a come on, I am a married mom of two!)

    Any chance you could put up a link for the fabric softener that you had a few minutes ago.

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  14. I found your blog from the yahoo article and your writing style is great. Be. Yourself. Always. And you happen to be a beautiful person inside and out.
    Good luck with whatever path you decide to travel on.

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  15. I have been sewing for 40 years and just got my first serger so I will check out your blog. Thank you for your posts. I love your reply to that co-dependent moron. I don't know what you look like because I have not read your blog yet but, I can imaging the woman that posted that ignorant comment looks like a sad old hag. Good luck to you with you lifestyle eating adjustments. I finally met a small goal of losing 5 pounds after the death of my baby brother in January. I would take a hundreds pounds of weight to have him back. Enjoy life and say whats on your mind if it makes you feel good.

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  16. I also found you through the link on yahoo. I've looked at so many of your projects, and I find your writing style so entertaining and fun! Your projects are great! It's a lot of work to do all these projects and maintain a blog...I think most people don't realize how much work it really is. I understand your need to make the changes you are making in your life, but if you find your way back here, I think you'd find WAY more people who love what you do and are supportive:)
    Good luck and best wishes in your endeavors!! ~ Lisa B.

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    1. P.S. The link from Yahoo to you is related to a stay-at-home mom of two and her husband who do live on $14,000/year and in the article it says she swears by this laundry detergent, and the link is to your laundry detergent.

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  17. I wish I had the nerve to tell people who leave nasty comments on my FB page exactly what you said. I have said in person but never in a comment. Like the one I got recently while in a store waiting for a prescription. I was told how fat I was like I did not know I have meat on my bones so thank you for pointing it out. What they have no idea is that nearly every medication I am on to treat my medical problems causes weight gain and I happen to be a person who can gain weight just by looking at something. Why in this day and age people think it is OK to be rude I have no idea. What I do know is you enjoy your life and do whatever makes you happy.

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  18. I'm bummed. Those people suck. I found you a while back and love your posts. Your creativity rocks and so do your projects. You're a beautiful, real woman. I, for one, will continue following you in hopes that you do return. Most importantly though, you need to do what ultimately makes YOU happy. In the meantime, screw the rude people. Karma will prevail.

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  20. I also found the link to your page from the story on Yahoo. Unfortunately, some think the story is about you and your family. I don't blame you....you're exhausted...take some time for yourself. Let all those mean people find someone else to gripe about!

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  21. Yahoo should give you an apology. I never post on blog sites, but they should have gotten your permission before just posting a link to your blog!
    Be yourself and no one else! Don't get let others get you down.

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  22. I found you through that aformentioned Yahoo article and so glad I did! I've been perusing through your entries and have enjoyed each and every one I've read so far. You are creative, witty and I don't care what anyone else says (i.e. rude, stupid people) you are cute as a bug and your fashion sense is as cute as you are! I do understand the work that goes with keeping up something like this and a break will be very nice. Go try new things, love life! Since I've just begun to get addicted to your blog, I will check back occasionally to see if you ever get back to share your new adventures. Best wishes from the mountains of Northwest Georgia!

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  23. Screw the haters! You're beauty and wit shines through on this site. Their all just jealous losers with nothing better to do anyway.

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  24. Hi Amy,

    I was brought to your blog via yahoo... However, I just wanted to say good for you! People that have nothing better to do than judge someone that they do not even know.... really need to get a life.

    I hope you enjoy your time away from blog world, etc. Make yourself happy and live your life! That always drives haters crazy! LOL

    Good luck and take care!

    Laura

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  25. TITLE OF ARTICLE: How a Family of Four Manages to Live Well on Just $14,000 Per Year.
    By Mandi Woodruff | Business Insider – 15 hours ago

    Please forgive my confusion, because I am completely lost! When I came across the above Titled Article, I was intrigued and wanted to know how you accomplished living on only $14K a year.

    According to the article: It's a reality that stay-at-home wife and mother of two Danielle Wagasky has lived for the last four years. And, perhaps a little surprisingly, she wouldn't have it any other way.

    Wagasky, 28, lives with her her husband, Jason, 31, and their two young children in a three-bedroom family home in Las Vegas, Nevada. While Jason, a member of the U.S. Army, completes his undergraduate studies, the family's only source of income is the $14,000 annual cost of living allowance he receives under the G.I. Bill. Despite all odds, the family has barely any credit card debt, no car payment, and no mortgage to speak of.


    With this said, I honestly believe you were a bit harsh on Anonymous. I took the article at "face value". I'm not familiar with Blogs, and hope to become more so by following yours. I don't understand how Blissful and Domestic also carries your name. Please forgive me for being naive.

    I am looking forward to what insights you can provide for those of us who wish to learn.

    I did read where you took down the "recipe" for the best laundry detergent due to the traffic. Are you able to publish, or could / would you direct me to get it? AND, if you have more / other recipes for household cleaners, please let me / your readers know.

    Again, I look forward to learning a few things from you!

    May you continue to continue your skill and offer to share with the rest of us who are willing to learn!

    Cara

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    1. From the sound of your post, I believe the blog you are most interested in is "Blissful and Domestic" by Danielle who the article is about. When the article referred to the recipe for laundry soap that Danielle likes it inserted the link to this different blog where Danielle had found the recipe. This blog site by Amy really has nothing to do with the article at all. You might try asking Danielle at Blissful and Domestic (http://www.blissfulanddomestic.com ) and maybe she would post her laundry soap recipe.

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    2. The recipe can be found already at - http://www.blissfulanddomestic.com/2012/01/homemade-mondays-homemade-laundry.html

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    3. Thank you both your your responses. I greatly appreciate it! :-)

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  26. Good luck in your journeys!See you if/when you return:0

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  27. Aw girl, your blog is so cool. Sorry you are having to put it on hold for a while, sometimes life is just like that though.
    As for the rude comments, I very seldom respond bcz what they say reveals more about who THEY are than anything about you.
    Hopefully you will find the time to update from time to time and not feel that it has to be perfect to be appreciated.
    Best wishes on your journey.
    P.S. I have sewn for years. Started out at5 or 6 sitting at my grandmothers feet as she rhythmically pumped the treadle. I would carefully collect any scraps and make clothes or quilts for my dolls using a needle and thread by hand. I think starting out so simply gave me a good idea of how things fit together. Never got cross stitch though until I was in my 30's even though the women at "The State School for the Retarded" where my mother volunteered picked it up with ease. So you see, we all have our Achilles's heal.

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  28. That really stinks that people have to be so rude and hateful! While reading Anonymous's comment about $14,000 a year I immediately thought "Hey, that sounds like Danielle, not Amy!" and after a bout of Google, I did see where the Yahoo article was for Danielle over at Blissful and Domestic. I've been following you for awhile now and love reading about your before and afters! I completely understand about becoming too busy! But hopefully, we'll see you back here when things start calming down for you =)

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  29. Well we all lose if you drop this blog. Like a lot of others, came here from the "other story" link - and yeah, there's a lot of judgmental assholes that have nothing better to do than to critique your every breathing moment - but there's more of us that like what you're doing. Hope you take a breather but come back - it's nice to have someone with some balls around.

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  30. I came from the "other story" as well and I am grateful for anyone who takes the time to share their life with us. We are blessed for the parts you shared, I'm sure the person who linked you thought she would be helping you get more followers. I know if it was me I might have thought that, I wish you luck.

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  31. You at the sewing table! I love it! How many times have I felt that way? Sorry you have been attacked. I'm 100lbs overweight and don't care...I unloaded ten 50lb. sacks of horse feed last night and do so every couple of weeks (plus garden) so I'm strong enough to not care what other people think!
    AND I wear long dresses and have white legs, too! I got to your blog from the link about homemade laundry detergent (and $14,000 a year). If doing this blog stresses you, then quit it. But I am glad that I found you before you did, because you have made my day! Jeannette in Cosby TN

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  32. Wow I am so happy I found you and now your leaving.I love what I have seen and read so far.You are honest, smart, crafty, fierce, frisky (I'm shocked you're not a redhead)and not an English teacher. I am a word nerd but that's my problem which I do not inflict on others. I will enjoy your posts from the past and wish you well on your hiatus. Lola from Philly

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  33. The article on yahoo is also how I found your blog…I’m sorry to hear you will not be continuing to share your creativity. Try not to let the haters get to you! You are a beautiful young woman with quick wit and I am very jealous of your crafty skills. Fuck.The.Haters.All.Day.Long.

    :)

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  34. Don't let the haters get to you. Just ignore them. We all do. You have a cool blog and I also found it from that yahoo article and joined your site. Hopefully you'll reconsider and keep blogging. :)

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  35. I also came from the Yahoo $14k article. Sorry to hear you're leaving but don't blame you one bit! People are amazing, both in a good and not so good way. Remember: those that can create - do create. Those that can't belittle those that can. Let the non-constructive criticisms be like water on a duck's back. All it does is look bad on the one spewing it and knocks them down another rung on their consciousness ladder. You rock girl and are destined for great things!

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  36. Wow, I can't top the beautiful comment right before me. I wanted to basicly say the same thing. I was inspired to leave some positive words as well because I did come to this site because of the article but i then saw what happened and I just wanted to say that you keep being you and I am sorry that ignorant people brought you down.

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  37. Same for me! I came here because of the inspiring article and decided to take a look around. I'm sorry that the world is soooo full of idiots and jerks who make it their mission to open their mouth every opportunity they have and spit out such negative BS. I hope you live a prosperous life and don't work too hard. Its our loss and your gain. Thanks for standing up for yourself and showing that poster that everyone doesn't walk around living to please others. Life is so much more rewarding and enjoyable when you become comfortable with yourself enough to live for yourself. I can now smile after reading your words.

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  38. I for one would be quite pleased if you were to return! I do, however, completely agree with and understand why you might not. Lol, People suck! It seems to me that people have a much easier time picking on others, since that means they don't have to think about how much they can't stand themselves! Now, that being said I also really hope you know how rare it is to gain a ton of followers because of an article. There has to be something people are drawn to or they grab the recipe & leave. Yes, there will always be aholes with opinions. But those opinions draw attention. "All press is good press" & all. I found your blog because of the same laundry dtgt. thing, but I followed you because I thought I could learn something from you. Maybe you became well known from another persons article..but seriously Who Cares! She sighted you and you sighted someone else. Welcome to the 21st Cent. Everybody get's famous from someone else, lol. That doesn't mean you don't deserve it. You want to still enjoy writing the blog...ignore the idiots! It doesn't say anywhere in the rules of owning a blog that one must respond to all comments. Your fans will usually do that for you. I wish you much luck and definitely more free time! & Much apologies for the amount of stupidity that blots out the intelligence in this world!
    Sincerely, Alexandra

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  39. Well dammit, dammit, dammit! I just found your blog from a FB link that someone shared about fabric softener (which I couldn't find), so I poked around and did some reading of stuff you posted. I liked what I saw and had decided to follow the blog here... only to read that you're leaving. Major :(

    I understand your reasoning, and can't blame you for it. But I still say dammit, dammit, dammit. Just my luck to fid a pretty awesome blog right after the author posts about going on a probably permanent hiatus.

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    1. This is just not my night! Silly comment blocking split my sad face in half!
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  40. Amy, I came to your blog looking for the recipe for laundry detergent. And then I laughed out loud when I saw the photo in your header. (That's what I've been experiencing this week in trying to finish up an apron, for crying out loud. I mean, it's not fitted or anything!) Anyway, sorry you've been at the receiving end of all the traffic and some mean comments. Hope you enjoy your sewing classes and that you keep exercising your creativity. Hugs and kisses. NH

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  41. I love your blog! I'm really sad to see you go but I do hope you change your mind. Ignore all the mean people and rude comments they are the ones with the issues. You are beautiful and your blog is wonderful! Again, I hate to see you leave but I understand you have to take care of you first and foremost. I wish you the best!

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  42. Well I sure as hell hope you don't leave because I just found this blog! And that picture on your home page looks like me in my art room and it made me laugh out load! AND although you have bad comments here and there you have a shit load of followers and they love you! They REALLYYYYYYY love you!!! haha! I only have three but hope to someday have a shit load of follers too!! you rock...Keep on keepin on chick! ~~~~Carrie

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  43. Wow! People need to learn internet etiquette when emailing. If you don't like something, click off. Like the "ole philosphy", "if you can't say something nice, then don't say anything at all".

    Keep up your blog. Think of it this way, free advertisment! Don't strees, be yourself and don't change. So, your aren't perfect..Who cares! The frankness of your blog is great! There needs to be more people out there like you.

    You go girl!

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  44. I like your response, I like your projects, I like your attitude, I like your blog. Did I mention I like what you are doing?
    I can relate to the "grammer nazis", as I have used my God given right to bastardize the English language as often as possible. Language is so much more when you throw out the rule book.
    Best wishes and come back when the time is right.

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  45. OOOH Amy! I just happened upon your site yes for the homemade laundry detergent...but I read the two negative comments...WOW I agree with you..People really need to get a life and blogging and allll the stuff you do, I cant even keep up with FB..So kuddos to your comments especially the second one about the clothes,,,LOL funny! Hang in there girl!

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  46. You kick ass! Don't let the troglodytes get you down. If they're so damn bothered by this, that, or the other, they can go piss up a flag pole.

    (I have no idea what the hell that means, but I like the sound of it.)

    Here are a few unsolicited ideas:

    1. Ignore the donkeys
    2. Disable anonymous comments
    3. Disable all comments
    4. Each day, as you brilliantly did above, select a shitty comment and highlight it -- complete with the person's contact/profile information.

    I'm sorry for the knuckle-draggers with which you suffer. How typical that people would even bitch about FREE content!

    Finally, while you already know this, try to REMEMBER that your worth and value reside in yourself, not your readers or anyone else.

    Best of luck, no matter your decision.

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  47. Not sure if you have been directed to this... but there is a hyperlink that directed me to this blog for a laundry soap recipe =

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/how-a-family-of-four-manages-to-live-well-on-just--14-000-per-year-174803218.html

    I have not found the laundry soap recipe :( But I have found some other GREAT ideas! Thank you!!!!

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  48. I too came here for the laundry soap recipe; but I am very happy to have found your blog instead. I can't invest that much time into laundry soap anyway.
    Don't stop your blog, I love what you're doing, and am very much enjoying your older posts.

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  49. I came originally for the laundry soap, I won't lie. I found your writing funny and that is what made me come back. I love ALL of the looks you created and I don't sew anything at all. I just kept coming back to see what you were adding.

    I like you. I really really do. ;)

    I wish you all the best!

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  50. AMY! You belong on here so all the Suzy Sunshine (aka fucknuts) of the world can be further tormented by your delicious HUMOR! It is toxic poison to them and pure delight for the rest of us! I hope you are here FOREVER!!!! Take that you dimwitted nameless ass-pickers!

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  51. AND furthermore! I don't care if you ever get that sewing machine to behave! You are an absolute inspiration and the world deserves to see you here! I personally like the real-ness of your blog. We can't all keep up with the Type-A bloggers out there (tho I do admire all of them, too!), but your contributions are every bit as valuable. You go lady!

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  52. I too found your website after clicking on a link for the laundry detergent...but after exploring your blog I fell in love! You speak to a huge percent of women out there. I find your honesty refreshing & you just crack me up. So what if your grammar isn't perfect most peoples isn't. There are a lot of blogs out there and the people writing them seem to go out of their way to look and sound like they have this perfect life. You never alluded to that and it made it easy for your followers to relate. I can't wait until you are back posting your amazing clothes transformations. My friends and I are always inspired. Until you are back we will go through old posts and find new stuff for us to make!

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  53. Hi! I was introduced to your blog NBC the above poster, momof3boys. I'm with her and everyone else, you are funny, witty, crazy, and just plain fun to watch!!! I, too, struggle with my sewing abilities. I've found so many tutorials and amazing ideas thru blog land and pinterest. However, comma, I go to attempt the very things I admire and it's often a disaster!! They make it look so easy!!! All my skills are self taught, save brief instruction of my mom and a few others. I FINALLY made the sweetest kirt for my seven yr old. But who ever said gathering 135 in to match 90 in and sew together is easy?!?! It was a royal nightmare! I kicked, screamed and had to dig deep inside for determination to finish, bc I so wanted her to wear it and feel accomplished!! It was thrilling to see it on her and watch her twirl about. Will I attempt another any time soon? Hell no! Lol something you've created? Maybe!! You're real, you're honest! :)

    Furthermore, there are people in this world that make it their goal to create misery and chaos. I have several people in my life like this. If I stop being who I m, they win. Oh no, look back!! I made a typo nd I'm not fixing it!!! LMAO

    best of everything to you!! I hope my friend tells me if you come back to blog land!! :) I'm too ADHD to keep track!! :)

    Love, hugs and happy thoughts,

    Vanessa, mom to 7, from Oregon!!

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  54. P.S. my mom says I mascacure the English language worse than anyone she knows!! I doubt I even spelled mascacure right. Spell check has forsaken me! LOL I mess up the spelling and pronunciation of many words.

    I truly hope you have chosen to spend time with your husband and worldly responsibilities, and find a balance SOON! Come back to us? We can only hope!

    :) again, hugs! Vanessa

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