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The meanest comment in all my years of blogging was about this doll I made. At the end of a tirade about how my house was just like all the others and was nothing more than a picture torn from a catalog, she finished by saying “Your house is soulless. Even the doll has no face.

I’ll never understand why people feel the need to say such things. Didn’t their parents teach them … “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all” (or, in internet terms, “if you don’t like what you see, click that little x it the top right corner of your screen and it will magically disappear”). .
I happen to quite like the little faceless doll. And so does Audrey. I have made one for each of my nieces and a few friends and have a secret dream of designing a whole collection of them to sell someday. I like them that much.

Not everyone will like what you do or get your style or think you’re as amazing as your best friend does. I know this. So do you.

So this is just a little reminder to carry on. Do your thing. Stick to what you like and let that be enough. Which, to me, seems like a pretty soul-FUL way to live.