Saturday, October 04, 2008

I know I can't please everyone but...

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It was brought to my attention that at least one person felt mislead with all the hype I did about being on TV when I knew the show wasn't about me.  This wasn't my intent at all.  I assumed everyone knew something about the show and that I wasn't the main focus. I was just 1 of 3 "inspirations" for another couple that was getting the room makeover.  I understand now how this could have been misleading if you haven't been reading my blog since last spring when all this started.  I did mention it back then.  I sometimes get overly excited about things and this was one of those times.  To me, being on HGTV was HUGE even if I was only on for a small amount of  time!   I'm really sorry if I mislead anyone, it was not done intentionally...I just wanted to share my excitement with all of you.  

117 comments:

KimmyJ said...

Cindy, don't let someones rude comments make you any less excited about this event. It was great and it was HUGE. Bask in the fun and enjoyment without letting someone else make you feel the need to apologize. I enjoyed every minute if it!

pedalpower said...

Cindy, don't feel bad. I could tell that you were one of the inspirations by what you wrote. If I were going to be on one of those shows, I'd be so excited....I'd probably be getting it in every post and every conversation and have every one avoiding me like the plaque.

There are always some people who are negative...don't let it take away from your enjoyment and enthusiasm. Thank you for taking all of us along for the ride!

Idaho Quilter said...

Kimmyj took the words right out of my mouth, congratulations on you debut.

Lee Laurie said...

Cindy,don't even think twice about that. I didn't get to watch it, however I will try to catch it at another time. I've never even seen that show before.Where have I been? Congratulations on being on the show!

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Debbie said...

Hey Cindy, you have such a great big warm tender heart and I love you for that.

I was so excited to see the inspiration you provided and I was like sitting here saying (to hubby) that's my blog friend! It truly was such a JOY to see you and hubby enjoyed along with me.

As a matter of fact when I told him about you being on he said he'd even let me watch you over the debate that night as we already know who we're voting for. He's a keeper and so are you! And don't you forget it!

Blessings - Debbie

maggie said...

Congratulations Cindy. I don't get that show in my area but I would love to see it. You are such an inspiration to so many of us. Please don't let the Negative Nellies take away any of your joy. There are so many out there wishing you well and enjoying your success. You Go Girl!!!

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Cindy, you don't need to apologize to anyone. If "someone" didn't do the "research" on this TV shooting, then that's their problem!! I thought it was absolutely wonderful!!!

"I know I can't please everyone, but I'VE GOT TO PLEASE MYSELF" is how the rest of the song goes LOL!!

You are wonderful, don't change a thing about how you blog!! Please don't let "some people" steal YOUR JOY *hugs to you*!!!!

Blessings,

Sher

jawright said...

Hmm... You know I have only been reading your blog for a short time, and had never seen this particular HGTV show before watching Thursday night (and I will definitely watch again).

I wonder if this person was actually speaking out of frustration and disappointment at not seeing MORE of your beautiful home on the show? I loved it, but have to admit I was just a teensie bit disappointed not to see more of your place!! But I did not feel like you had let me down, by any stretch. I would be OVER THE MOON to be featured on HGTV in any size, shape or fashion (in my dreams)!!

Do not let this person's comments bother you... I just think they were venting after being disappointed not to see MORE Cindy on the show!!

~Joyce

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh sweet Cindy, ANY bit of time on HGTV is WONDERFUL in my book and you of all folks totally deserved to be there!!!! I can only imagine how excited you've been and still are. Don't you worry at all about snarky comments ~ seems as though they might be having a few issues and taking it out on you ~ Wishing you a wonderful weekend!! xxoo, Dawn

mgster said...

Cindy, don't waste a moment worrying about that comment...why does someone always feel the need to rain on someone else's parade??? I have watched RMS and know how it works. And anyone who has faithfully read your blog, as I have, knew what your portion was about.

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Is there a full length episode online somewhere? I don't have cable so didn't get to watch you, but really want to! I checked the HGTV website and only found the slide show, which did feature your armoire!

Don't let anyone bother you. You have made it VERY clear in other posts that yours was an inspiration room, and this is indeed a wonderful accomplishment!

Kady

Anonymous said...

Cindy, don't let it worry you, how many of us get to be on tv for even 2 seconds!! Plus, you don't have any control on how a tv show will edit your appearance. I don't know about anyone else, but if I read a blog I find interesting, I'll go back and read the past blogs to get more of a background, so I don't feel you were misleading anyone. It was fun to see you and your home in the spotlight, and by the way, you did a great job (I would have been a nervous wreck!!). Keep up the wonderful work you do on your blog, love your decorating style, love your photos, love reading about your treasure hunting, and one of these days I am going to try your banana cake recipe!! Take care.

Joyce said...

OHmygosh, Cindy! you have absolultely nothing to apologize for! I Love your blog, love your home, love your creations, love your beautiful photos, and love your Sweet Spirit! 'Nuff said'
:-)

Jannet said...

Cindy, That is so true....you can't please everyone.....I totally understand your excitement 30 seconds or 30 minutes WHO CARES.....YOU made it to TV and that calls for celebration!!. Unfortunately I am one of them that are not able to watch this show, but would have love too, even if it was for only a few minutes. Enjoy you weekend Dear!! Hugs, Jannet

P.S Gorgeous picture ; )

Anonymous said...

She must have gotten up on the wrong side of the bed, or she is one of the people in the world that takes great pride in trying to rain on somebody's parade. I suspect it is the later. I do not think you misled us at all and you did a great job. She could have changed the channel - you did not force her to watch.
Glenda/MidSouth

Anonymous said...

I have to admit that I didn't really know the premise of the show either and didn't really know what to expect. I, too, would have loved an ENTIRE show with a tour of your home, but it certainly wasn't anything to become snippy about.
You did FABULOUSLY-be very proud, as 99.9% of us were.

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Cindy! No need to apologize to anyone!!!! It was an exciting thing and would be for all of us! Love your vignette today! Ignore the comment and have a Happy Saturday/weekend! Don't let anyone burst your bubble!!!lol Sincerely, Jeannette

Kannor och karaffer said...

Hi Cindy, What a nice blogg you have and you shown so many sice pictures. I will look around a little bit more and I'm sure a will be back.

Have a nice saturday night evening and take care!

Regards from Sweden
Ann

Anonymous said...

Cindy, please do not allow anyone to steal your joy. You should be proud of yourself. There will always be negative people. I feel sorry for them as they are hurting themselves by being negative. You were very gracious to apologize on your blog - although there was no reason for you to feel you had to. That just shows us all you have a lot of character! You are blessed and are sharing your blessings with others! We appreciate you sharing your home and life with us all. Best wishes to you! Ivy

Simply Dandy said...

Oh my goodness....it is a BIG DEAL that you were on TV and I can't believe the shallowness of someone's remarks. Ok I feel better now.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Neabear said...

Well, what can I say? Everyone else has already said what I might have said. Main thing was, if the format of RMS was not understood in the first place, then someone might think "what is all the hipe about?". Of course the rest of us knew that and we were overjoyed to see you anyway. Right?! So, keep your chin up. As someone said, 99.9% of us are proud of you. Keep up the good work. We love you.

Tracy said...

What a gorgeous photo with your pretty chintz and linens. I wanted to tell you I tried your molasses cookie recipe and it was wonderful! I kept 10 for myself and took the rest to work, but they didn't last in either place.

I generally ignore negative people so I'm not even going to go read what this person said who made you feel you needed to apologize, just please know that you did nothing to mislead anyone.

Have a great weekend!

Kether said...

I think being on HGTV, even if it were only for a nanosecond, is HUGE. You should NOT feel the need to apologize.
I'm so bummed that I missed your episode. I totally forgot!

Its a HUGE deal to be an inspiration room. I'm so happy for you.

Glenda said...

As you said you can't please everyone.......

It's the control freaks that like to comment about things. I find that if you had to stop and explain everything in life, you'd be doing it allllll daaaaaay looooong.

It's nice you want to respond to them, but that's what they want and that's their control issues.

I've gotten rude remarks and I just choose to ignore them, but that's me.

Have a great weekend.

Stacey said...

Oh brother. Don't pay any attention to that person. You are a star to us!!

Cheryl (Copper's Wife) said...

Being on HGTV is HUGE and you had every right to be excited and sharing your excitement! I'm sorry someone tried to spoil your fun and special moment.

Rita May said...

Cindy,
I watched the episode last night and you and your house looked great! How exciting to be featured on HGTV. It's like winning an award for inspirational design ideas. You're a winner!

Cheers!
Rita

Cottagecheap said...

Okay who do I need to beat up? The person (persons?) who complained have been on how many TV shows that didn't include the line "I was sitting in the can when I heard the tornado!"
Honestly, it makes me SO cranky. I would only be put on TV for getting pulled over in a speed trap. Not very many people have a house that they could let HGTV in so they should all HUSH. I know I would have a week of panic plus a few trips to the store before I would let them even com ein the lving room.
Hugs to you and let's get on with more FUN and ignore all the grumpies!

It's All Good! said...

Hi, I don't know you very well, I guess I'm more of a lurker. And I didn't get to see you on the show. Maybe when they do reruns? You made yourself very clear about your participation in the show. However, that's not even the point. You had every right to be extremely excited...wow...what an opportunity...and 99.9% of everyone was excited right along with you! No need for an apology to anyone. Remember the old saying "If you can't say anything nice, then don't say anything at all"? Someone forgot!
God bless and can't wait to catch you on the reruns!
Brenda :)

Berlin Deluxxe said...

You shouldn't have to apologize for this Cindy! You had every right to be excited, I know I would be too. Besides, it's your blog and if they don't like it they can read someone else's.

Anonymous said...

It's strange, to me, that anyone would be upset. You mentioned in one of your posts, that you were one of the people that was going to be on the show. Actually, they showed you more than I thought they would.

I thought it was great!

~elaine~

Jen r. said...

Why would some one be upset??? It was fabulous just to see you one there.. Don't worry about it. you're still a star! :)

Diane said...

We're so fortunate in blogland that most of us are so supportive of each other and we build each other up and concentrate on the good things. It seems that when someone comes up with a negative, uncomplimentary comment it does tend to become bigger than it really is. In other words, ignore them.

paintergal said...

Oh my goodness, are you kidding me? Some people need to take a chill pill! ;)
I missed the episode (same time as the VP debate in my area) but hope to catch it later in the month when it airs again.

sara said...

I've been out of town and just found your posts about being on HGTV! I think that is incredibly exciting and I'm goint there right now to look!

Mary Else

Jenny said...

Cindy,
This is precisely why I live in a house with 11 cats and no humans...humans can be the nastiest beasts on the earth. Just disregard any negative people...you should be very proud to have been on HGTV...how many people can say that they have??? Your home is beautiful and you are incredibly talented and creative. You're an inspiration!

Best regards,
Jenny

Kathleen Grace said...

Cindy, you didn't mislead anyone, dont let someone's sour grapes taint your wonderful experience. People who don't like what you have to write really should just move on. My mother taught me that if I didnt have something nice to say I should say nothing.

Susie Q said...

Oh Cindy...don't let one person, or anyone at all, worry you. What did they care expect it gave them something to complain about. I bet they are good at it! : )

I enjoyed the segment immensely. Most of us knew exactly what to expect and heck. Even if I had not, I would have loved it anyway.

You be proud of yourself. It was fun and I am so proud of you!

Love,
Sue you and your home looked great.

Erica said...

Cindy;

Don't worry about someone's rudeness. I think that this was real exciting for you.........and cograts again. I was real happy for you. Who knows youmight get your own show!!!!!

Canadian Romantic Home Lover

Kim's Cottage said...

Wow, I can't believe anyone spoke negatively about it. That's awful! What a killjoy!

Bless your heart, don't you worry about a thing. Sure, many of us (including me, if I remember correctly) commented on how we wished we could have seen more of you and your home. But that had NOTHING to do with what you'd shared with us up until that point. For me personally, that had to do with the fact that I absolutely ADORE your home and could never get enough of it. Heck, I'll even go so far as to say that I think your home tops the other inspiration rooms and the makeover room by A LONG SHOT.

I too had never watched the show before but I never for a second thought you had misrepresented it. I guess maybe people just misunderstood? I don't know what they were thinking.

BIG hugs to you, Cindy.

((((HUGS)))


K-

ROXY said...

Hi Cindy!! Don't let the negative comments get ya down! I thought everything about your big debut was great!! Next up.....Design Star!!! Chin up:)

1938 Elm Street said...

Cindy, this is my first post even though I've been reading your blog for a long time. My husband and I both watched "your" show the other night. It was so cool to see you on HGTV. I was hoping to see more of your gorgeous home but I knew they only had time for so much in a half hour show. You were great and didn't seem nervous at all. How many other people can say they were on an HGTV show? Don't listen to any negative comments. Oh...do you have any strawberries left??

Anonymous said...

Cindy - You are wonderful... and you deserve to be excited and have all the hype you want... besides - it's your blog, it's all about YOU... if they want to be nosey and read then they either need to enjoy it for what you want to share with us... or they need to shut up and look somewhere else... I, myself think you are wonderful and inspiring... hugs to you...
pattyanne

Shabbee Chick said...

I thought it was ha-yuge too!!! How many people can say they've been on HGTB????

Shabbee Chick said...

Clearly, I mean HGTV not HGTB...I've had a long day! Ha~!

Bambi said...

Chin up lady. I'm just repeating what everyone else has said but you have nothing to apologize for. You never misled anyone. I was just glad to actually see you and hear your voice. You've been an inspiration to all of us in "blogland" for a long time and I'm just glad everyone else got to meet you too. You have much to be proud of.

Indigo Robe said...

Cindy,

You had 77 posts that were positive and 1 negative. I am begging you to not address the one negative poster with a post dedicated to her. It's like when you are a teacher and you spend all of your energy on that one child who is doing everything possible to disrupt the lesson and try with all your might to get them to stop -- instead of focusing on the 25 other students who have your attention wholeheartedly.

You inspire so many of us DAILY and I thank you for your dedication to this website. Absolutely everyone is entitled to their opinion but do not glorify, nor dignify negative comments with posted apologies.

xoxoxox,
Margie

Anonymous said...

I would like to apologize for Anecia Ross of Red Water Texas, because I don't think that she would think to do it herself.

Cindy, when I started seeking out blogs to inspire me, your's was one of the first that I came across. It is at the top of my list of favorites, and I feel I was led to you for a reason. You not only inspire me to be more creative, but to be better homemaker, and also a stronger woman. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself.

I loved seeing you on the show! Way to go girl!!

B

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Cindy,
I hope you don't feel like you mislead anyone. I knew, from watching the show, that you were an inspiration and having you on HGTV was INCREDIBLE! Enjoy every single minute and be PROUD. I loved your segment and was thrilled for YOU. I even posted a reminder on my blog on Thursday. in my opinion, you did NOT mislead anyone and you don't owe any apologies. Sending huge hugs your way because I think it's icky that anyone made you feel badly.

RaisedInCotton said...

Hi Cindy,

I would love to see the show! Congratulations and please don't feel bad.

Blessings,
Carol

Joanne said...

Be proud! You certainly did not mislead anyone who is familiar with the format of "Rate my Space" on T.V. With all the positive comments you received, you now know who your friends are. I think you should NOT have deleted the negative comment you received. I am sure, after reading all the comments that were positive, she is quite embarrassed, and if she dares to have her own blog she would have been inundated with enough negative comments of her own to deal with! She owes you and us an apology...

Laura said...

Cindy PLEASE don't be upset by someone who left a rude comment! You never NEVER mislead anyone and it was an AWESOME experience Im sure. Some people just don't get it!
You were great and should be SO proud!!!!!

Maggie May said...

i can only echo everything Indigo Robe said, i agree, and congratulations!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Joanne, I didn't delete her comment. It's still there on yesterday's post. I never delete any comments unless they are rude to any of you.

Thank you everyone for being so nice. I know I need to ignore these people that are rude but for some reason it really bothers me. The last thing I would want to do is be misleading. There wasn't any reason for me to mislead anyone...there wasn't anything in it for me if you watched it or not! It's not like I got paid or I was making money off of it! It was just a fun experience that I REALLY enjoyed sharing with everyone!

just a little bit shabby said...

Cindy, POOOOOOO! Thst person needs to get a life!!! We all love you. Ignore it.
Sandyt

KJ said...

YOU ARE A WINNER! VISIT MY WEBSITE FOR THE DETAILS!!!!

KJ

Joanne said...

Are you kidding me? Cindy, anyone who's been following your blog knows that you are one of the sweetest chicks around. DO NOT let anyone say something bad. Be proud of yourself and be happy for what you have accomplished. You don't have to explain yourself to anyone! Now, go have a drink!!! Joanne ~~ glamourgirljoanne@yahoo.com
P.S. - some people need to get a life!!!!

Lu Lu's Fluffy Ruffles said...

Oh I missed the show!! I hope it will be on again,
dont worry about the critics there will always be those.
smiles,
Sandy

Joanne said...

I was just thinking, Cindy (ok, that can be dangerous!) ~~ look at how many wonderful compliments have been left here. That should make you feel better. Joanne

Bo said...

Hi Cindy...Well, that's Blogland for you...a bunch of nice folks and a few ol' soreheads...nobody can ever please them LOL...You looked very pretty I thought...
;-) Bo

Sharon~heartsongs said...

You're right that you can't please everyone but you don't have to.
I love your home and your creativity!!

And I appreciate all of the work you put into everything.

Risa said...

Don't listen to what other people say. Sometimes people just can't be excited for others. They just have to rain on the parade. Ignore them and move on. I saw it and you should be very proud of your hard work, you have a beautiful home.

Deborah said...

Had I been on HGTV for ten minutes, it would have been a huge deal for me!

You have every right to be proud of what you did and your talent.

Cindy, I'm having a giveaway this weekend. Hope you can add your name to the list of commenters!

Deborah

Ahrisha said...

Cindy~ ~ ~

I have to say here that you are one great inspiration for me and I am sure many others who read your blog. When I look at your home I want to move in! You inspire me.
How about a laugh. My honey and I went to an auction today and he came home with a few things for himself and one big one for me. It's a dining table that I happened to mention seemed to have good bones, as I walked by it. Then I went home to get a few things done. Later he pulls in the driveway with the table on the truck and announces, "Here you go honey, you can paint it white. I got it for $1.00." Now this table is going to take some work but I already have some good ideas for it.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Ahrisha: What a great husband you have!!!

The Liberty Belle said...

Cindy, being featured on HGTV is huge and worthy of excitement. I'm fan and frequent visitor to your wonderful blog and can't imagine how anyone could have mislead anyway. Keep your head up...and keep up the good work!

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Someone needs to get a life.

Anyone who has watched the show would know it couldn't be about you because it centers around people who have received a low score from others.

If people noticed, they showed more of your lovely place than the other two inspiration rooms.

Willa said...

I loved seeing you on the show - I think it was great that you were on the show no matter for how long. I loved seeing your beautiful home - I just wished it was more about you - because I think you really deserve to be the main focus. lol.

I don't know if you remember me, I wrote you an email about Soquel, CA.

Anonymous said...

All I can say is--You GO girl!!!
Way to go---I was excited for you, and I've never met you....I told my husband that I had to watch HGTV and he said "No vice-presidential debates??" My answer was---after this show is over!
Congratulations!

DishDiva aka Kay said...

You did something none of us have...you were on HGTV Yippeeeeeeeeeee! Be happy as you are. I am sorry I had to miss it. Knowing how the show is,I knew you would be just a small bit.But your small bit is huge! Can I have your autograph?

Pat said...

Cindy, I am going to watch the show again....as wouldn't you know...I was to watch a recorded version after the debate....and fell asleep before I saw you - it was 1:00 a.m. I'm sure you did a fine job, no matter how brief and if I were you....I'd be excited too! I'm willing to bet you will be on another show...who knows, you might get your own show!! Those who choose to be negative usually aren't very happy, so let's just wish them well and you continue on being an inspiration to the rest of us. Pat

Angela said...

Do people really leave rude comments directed at other commenters? Seriously? That's sad!

I thought you looked great and your voice actually sounded the way I had imagined it in my head. I do wish HG would do a show that focused more on your house and all of the projects you've done. I'm happy and proud for your success!

joan said...

Hi Cindy,

This was my first time watching Rate My Space and I loved seeing you on it. I think it's exciting to be on it no matter what. Don't let someone make you feel bad. Hey if anyone thought I was an inspiration for anything I would be excited.

Frosty said...

Well, although I didn't see the performance, I am witnessing the audiences reaction and someone didn't sugar coat their thoughts. I guess this explains the lack of a sugar bowl with that tea set?

Nevermind them... just take it with a grain of salt.

Mike Frost

Pink Slippers said...

wish wash, hog wash...I think you WERE clear about it. And OF COURSE you were excited, ANYONE would be. I would of been even if just the back of my head was the only thing they would show.
Wendy

Rosemary said...

Hi Cindy,
It is HUGE!! Not everyone gets to be on HGTV!
I don't think you mislead anyone.
Congrats again!!
Rosemary

Tracie~MPMaison said...

Cindy,
It was just good to see/hear you. And reading the past posts that was clear. Hey, if I was a person walking in the background around the corner on the other side of the street in that episode, I would've posted it on my blog. You Go Girl! We're proud of you!
xo~Tracie

Erin said...

Don't let this "party pooper" rain on your parade! It was so exciting seeing you on HGTV!

EVA AGNES said...

Dear Cindy,
among all your 79 comments I will be the 80th and you might not see it at all.
Just want to tell you that your blog is very beautiful and romantic. I love it.
Read about your dreams and found that I share a lot of them. Although I am a bit older than you.
Hugs Eva Agnes

Ceji said...

Oh good grief - there is always one sour grape in the bunch - someone who is miserable so wants to minimize someone else's accomplishments.

Those type of people/comments don't even deserve an acknowledgement.

Bask in the glory Cindy - you deserve it.

Mary said...

I think it was totally wonderful to get a chance to see you and your beautiful home, and it WAS a BIG DEAL for so many of us, too! Don't worry, Cindy, be happy. :)
xoxo,
Mary

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

As Momma always said "if you can't say anything nice don't say anything at all." Cindy, You don't need to apologize at all. Congratulations on being on the show.

Joy said...

I see a half hour inspiration/home decor program in your future. :o)

yogapaws said...

Wow. Even Frosty is on your side!

and his comment it veerrrrrrrrrrrrrry clever!

September said...

I think you need to start ignoring the people who are leaving you very negative and mean-spirited comments, Cindy. Life is too short. You were SO great on HGTV!!! I was really proud of you. :) Congrats again....

Debbie said...

We ARE excited for you! I can tell you are a caring and sensitive person and that is wonderful, but I think you should just ignore negative comments. Don't give them a second thought or any attention on your blog. The rest of us don't!
CONGRATULATIONS AND ENJOY!

Daisy Cottage said...

(((Cindy))))

I am so sorry that I missed it!!! Aaargh!
I can't wait to catch it and please know how thrilled I am for you!!!
You go girl!

xo,
Kim

Diane said...

Cindy,

I thought you were great on the show. I would have been so nervous that I probably would have either lost my voice or sounded like Minnie Mouse trying to describe my home!

I truly liked Angelo's design on this show & loved the way the built-in armoire turned out. So Kudos to you for sharing your beautiful armoire on the RMS website that opened an opportunity to appear on the RMS show.

Cheer up & take care. Don't the TROLLS get you down! :0}

Diane

MimiG said...

Cindy,
Don't apologize - you are such an inspiration - I wish it had been more about you!!
Maybe someone's a little jealous??
Keep your creativity blooming, we love it!
MimiG

Cottage Magpie said...

Oh, goodness! I can't believe that someone got their undies in a twist. I totally understood the show AND if it had been me I would have been crazy excited -- probably would have posted even more about it than you did! Sheesh! Don't apologize, it was awesome and you deserve it!!!
Oh yes, and that photo is so pretty! You have a gift.
~Angela :-)

martha said...

Oh good grief! Cindy, just ignore the joy-robbers! Some people have to find something negative. If that's the worst thing they could say - well - congratulations. Now that you're in the "public eye" you need to learn that there are sad people who get pleasure out of hurting happy folks. Please don't give them any of your attention. I wouldn't even honor their complaints with a comment. Like they say "Don't jump in the mud to wrestle a pig. Because you will get dirty, and it just gives the pig pleasure!"

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

Why is it when we receive a million compliments and get one negative comment-it's the negative one we ALWAYS focus on!?
Don't even give them one more ounce of attention! You ROCK!!!!!!

Joyce said...

You have got to be kidding me!! I can't believe someone actually said something of that nature to you!!! I see you got 93 comments on this one. Geeze! I wouldn't even dignify it, but you are a sweet person. We all would've loved to see more of you - you're our girl!!! To be someone's inspiration - how cool is that! That green-eyes monster can be so exasperating sometimes!!

Judi said...

Cindy,
Honestly, who are these people who take the time to say rude things? Phooey on them! YOU were on National TV because you were selected as someone who has talent AND who can inspire others! YOU ARE A STAR! So, act the part, girl! Drinking champagne in the middle of the week is an excellent start!
Can't wait to watch it!!!
Judi

Timi said...

Congrats! What a fabulous thing for you. Who cares what someone else thinks. They are jealous!
I would be so excited, that by the time I got done writting about it you all would have thought I had my own show!
Enjoy your 15 minutes of fame that will proably turn in to more fame.
Congrats
Timi

Creme de la Creme said...

Cindy,
First, I want to tell you that I thought you did such a fabulous job-- I didn't think you came across as nervous at all. If the person complaining must never have seen the RMS show before! You are such a talented person, and you should really be proud of yourself. I think that this was such a big accomplishment, and HGTV recognized that you are a very gifted decorator. Also, thank you for the paint names for your armoire. I am definitely going to try to emulate the technique. Thank you for your nice comments too, I feel so glad to have met such a kind person in blogland!
Thanks again,
Meagan

Anonymous said...

This just really pissed me off! I hate that some people feel that they have the right to rain on others parade... Don't let it bother you! We don't have enough times in our lives to get excited and when we do we need to dance , sing and laugh ! vickydarnell

Anonymous said...

I check in to see your decor from time to time. I remember you explaining what your hgtv spot would be about quite awhile ago.

I did watch, expected you to be one of the inspiration rooms which you were. I don't know how anyone that read what you wrote could be misled.

It was a fun time!! The room was beautiful! I enjoyed it too.

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Well.... if that someone would PAY ATTENTION..... then they would have known..... I am so sure Angleo would come to YOUR home and redo a room.... duh.... your home is perfect..... anyone that has watched the show knew what to expect.... it was a wonderful outlet and I felt it high lighted your refinishing skills....
HUgs
Linda

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Congratulations, Cindy! I was so sorry to have missed it...I'm sure it was wonderful. I couldn't agree with my friend Dawn any more. Don't let someone rob your joy.:)

I'm going to try and catch a rerun to see your sweet home and self.
xo Lidy

Janet said...

Seriously Cindy, some people just need to get a life. Your fans were and are excited for your TV debut! Keep inspiring us please.

Janet

Maria said...

Cindy - I have been reading your blog since i discovered it by accident last year looking for that sweater in Victoria Magazine, and your blog is wonderful - Negative people irk me, they need get a life. please don't feel like you have to explain yourself.
you have every right to be excited about the show. my friends and I love your blog, your decorating is absolutely beautiful, please continue to do what you're doing. you haven't disappointed us yet, we learned so much from your blog - I'm repainting everything thanks to your great tips.I missed the show but am looking forward to seeing it soon.I can't wait to see it!

-Maria

-Maria

Kimberly said...

I am so glad that you continue your blog even in the face of such frustrating comments.

I don't understand why people feel they have a right to be so blunt and rude. You did your part in explaining to us what part you had in the show, but I guess those who misunderstand have to find someplace to put the blame. How frustrating!

Kimberly said...

And I second Indigo Robe's comment!

Blue Castle said...

Oh my, I would be just as excited as you - possibly more so. I totally understood you were one of the three selected as "inspiration" for the new room. I don't think you misled at all.

Congratulations! Enjoy your moment. :)

Anonymous said...

I could aplolgize for being so blunt but this is how I live my life...me and God....I don't understand why some bloggers feel the need 2 apologize to others. This world is full of people looking 2 be offended and you just can not please everybody. Don't apologize for not being perfect, no one is and never can be. Apologies should be left in supermarkets if you accidentally bump into someones cart going around a corner or you accidentally step on someones toes standing in line for that movie you've been waiting weeks to open and so on. The only person who owns our emotions are us and it is not our responsibility to make sure someone does not get offended or their feelings are hurt. There are lots of reasons to become upset over stuff we don't agree over but to apologize for being "you" changes who you are. Embrace each others individuality and opinions and move on not feed in to the energy. If you care more about what others think of you than what you think of you then they win! Stop trying to please everybody all the time...you can't. Your not responsible for the happiness and contentment of others. We choose to blog knowing it is not a success only journey and that's just what it is a journey far and wide meeting people along the way. I choose to be anonymous because it doesn't matter who I am, what matters is that I share this planet with you and I care about everybody and love everybody no matter what they say or believe. We are all God's children and the one we need to please is Him. Nothing happens to you, it happens for you and is God's plan and only He knows what that is.
Sure you could delete such comments or not let anonymous posters but that would be controlling too and filtering out the world with blinders on...they are out there and you can't shut everyone of them out.
I enjoy your blog very much and wish you peace hope and everlasting happiness blogging.
I'd like to close this out (finally huh?) saying even Jesus fell down with the weight of his cross and we all stumble but must get up and move on. So giddy-up

Shelley Jo said...

Some people can be sooo ridiculous. It's not like you are a journalist that got something wrong. This is your BLOG, for goodness sake!! People need to get a life! Does it really matter enough where they have to come on here and say you "mislead" us??? Give me a break!

I was just so excited to see you on television! It's like I know a celebrity now. HA! ((((hugs))))

She's Gone Fishing said...

Congrats...I don't think I would be able to stand up, let alone think, if I had a film crew on me. Some folks are destined for stardom and guess you got your foot in the door honey. Thanks for letting us in your life.
I used to think that I'd like to see my self or my style of decor on the tube or in a mag but don't think I'd live through it.
rock on
=^..^=

Rhondi said...

Hi Cindy
I don't know why people feel they have to express a criticism in their comments. It's just darnright mean. We all knew how excited you were and it didn't matter how much of the show featured you, it was exciting for all of us to see someone we all feel we know on TV.
I thought it was great and am glad that you let us all know about it. I would fell terrible if you hadn't told us until after it was over.
Hugs, Rhondi

Christine said...

Cindy, hi there!I am so excited to see that you are one of the inspirations for that beautiful room! Mel and Chip loved it and they must be your followers also, how would they know about your fab amoire. That Is big! I felt, oh they just mentioned Cindy, there it is! Their clothes amoire was WOW! I am sure they will get a much higher rating on their room with that in it now! Smile.

row. said...

you didnt mislead any of us, u were clear on why your were goingto be on the show, you have a right to have been so excited, it was a huge thing. : )

dlh said...

you must be a very special person to have so many cheerleaders! So concentrate on all the posters that love what you are and what you do. And count me in as one of them.
The only disappointment I have from RMS would be I thought people like you would make over the low rated rooms. That would be such a better show.

Michelle, Queen of Everything said...

Geez, people are so rude! They don't have to watch the show or, for that matter, read your blog...no one forced them to do either!

The show was great, but I think the homeowners could have used a little more inspiration from you. I think your place is much prettier than their makeover!

candiceschenk said...

Sheesh, don't let someone make you feel bad!! I think it's awesome that you were on tv!! I told my husband that I had to watch HGTV that night to see you. He asked how I knew you and snickered when I told him that I really didn't know you but felt like I did from reading your blog. :)

Congrats on you big debut!

Joy said...

Cindy, it was HUGE to me and I'm only a blog-fan. I DVR'ed it so I could watch your scenes over a couple of times. I'm constantly amazed by your ability to create such a warm and beautiful environment, and your beauty of spirit came through in the broadcast.

Jen said...

Miss Cindy, don't be pulled down by some people who adheres to the 'crab mentality'. Meaning, whoever who is on top of them in terms of success and acclolades, they just want to pull down like a crab would do. One thing dominates their actions: ENVY OR JEALOUSY. Well, they're just miserable people. You're great and we are happy for you!