Hello friends. I hope you’re doing well. I had a horrible weekend as my Instagram account was hacked and I still don’t have access to it. I’m both hopeful and terrified that I might never get my account back. I’m also angry at myself for caring so much about an Instagram account and crying for almost 24 hrs over it. But it’s not just the account that I’m sad over, it’s years of hard work, relationships and personal thoughts that were just taken from me. It wasn’t done by accident, it was done intentionally and maliciously.
The people who hacked my account sent me consecutive emails telling be that I had X number of hours to respond or they would delete my photos and/or sell my account. They continued to do so throughout the evening and next morning.
They basically terrorize people into giving them money. It’s apparently a lucrative ‘business’ and these people have huge networks and machines to help them accomplish this. 🙁 I have contacted Instagram and filled out the appropriate forms and now I sit and wait to see what will happen.
In the meantime, I opened a new account until (hopefully) I get my old one back. Please feel free to follow me there as I’m going to continue posting..:( And if I have start from scratch, gulp, I guess that’s what will have to happen.
But as they say, ‘the show must go on’ and today I wanted to quickly share my mantel set up two different ways.
I’m still loving the logs on the shelves so I’m keeping them at least for the winter. Even though I’ve been craving to paint the shelves again. It never ends..lol
As usual, I wanted to keep the mantel fairly simple and just added some candle holders from the thrift store, some old books and this Dollar Store bunny I spray painted last year.
On the other side, I also used mostly thrift store items. The tall vase was once a very…. let’s just say, unpleasant green. I spray painted it with matte black spray paint and now it looks super trendy. The brass little vase is also thrift store as well as the candle holder.
But for those of you who want a little pink for spring…I added a touch of it. Just to see how it would look.
I painted that little canvas a couple of weeks ago. I’ve actually been painting a lot in the evenings to get my mind off all the things that are going on in my life right now. sigh.
I didn’t have any pink blooms so I made some pinky Magnolias from crepe paper. I’ll do a tutorial later on this month. I always forget how much I love paper flowers. I used to make them all the time. HERE. HERE. HERE. HERE . HERE…..you get the point. You can just search paper flower in the search bar and you’ll get a lot more…:)
Here’s a closer look. They’re not as realistic as I wanted them to be because I didn’t use my expensive crepe paper…ha But I think they still look pretty. Well, that’s it for now. Do you prefer the neutral with greenery or the pinky?
Let me know in the comments below…and also if you’ve ever had your account hacked, what did you do? Any help would be so appreciated. 🙂
Please don’t forget to check out the rest of the spring mantels and vignettes below for more inspiration. Thank you so much for stopping by today and for always giving me so much love.
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Stephanie Daniels says
I didn’t have mine hacked but lost access for a few days and I was sick over it! I’m so sorry!! I pray your access is restored and whoever did that is penalized and that nothing is lost! That’s just so unfair! I’m so sorry!!
So sorry about your insta account. Awful
But I am blown away by your mantle, the DIY magnolias are very very nice, your painting!! and the overall effect is just lovely.
Oh Lucy, I’m so sorry evil is around us everywhere. Technology is wonderful but sometimes I just want to put it all out and run over it. I love that you recycle and upcycle to decorate. Love the look you created on the mantel.
Thank you for sharing your talent so freely. Blessings to you hoping your mess is fixed quick.
Donna Taliaferro says
Both of your mantle arrangements are strikingly lovely. I’m not a “pink person”, but I appreciate beauty in all forms, textures & colors. I’m a fan of several blogs. Several that showcase white, neutrals & monotone styles & then there’s your darker tones with earthy accents & traditional feel. I simply find your style to be a breath of fresh air & most original. It’s warm, cozy & inviting. Your home must be very welcoming. With that said I imagine it’s a reflection of you. I am sorry for your current dilemma- please just forgive them & let go, trust God that all will be for your best. Sincerely.
Michele M. says
Oh, Lucy! I am so sorry that happened to you! You give so much of yourself, and it just stinks that this happens to good people like you.
It makes me sick how horrible this world has gotten. Extortion! I cannot even believe that!!!!
I hope and pray you get it back. I am so sorry. : – (
Jennifer Anderson says
Sorry about what happened to your instagram account. That is terrible and understandably upsetting! I hope those bad guys get caught and I hope you can get your account back.
Your work is always so beautiful. I like both mantels. You are a gifted artist and creative! I really like the little floral canvas and the paper flowers are amazing! Thank you for sharing!
Gail Plaskiewicz says
I love the flowers! I should buy some crepe paper & try to make some but I guarantee they will look nothing like yours. I like how this all looks though. Spring will be coming soon!
I don’t have a web site so I have never been hacked like that but one time someone got a hold of my e-mail & I got like 100 of the same e-mail & had to delete them all. I also had to change my credit card because my Pay Pal account got hacked. Sometimes I love the internet but sometimes I hate it & this is one of those times. I am praying for you.
I’m so sorry you are going through this! Did you get your account back? You have one of my very favorite family rooms ever! And you’re so clever changing the decor each season! Can you please let me know what the dark paint color is and also where you found that gorgeous floor lamp? Do you think you’d ever consider painting all of the walls dark or is this the best way to do it? I am definitely going to try it . Thank you
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