bully's are mean.I'm trying to grow some thicker skin...in other words I'm trying not to let what other people say about me affect me. That's a tough one. I tend to take things directly to the heart whether that person knows me or not.
I have someone on Amazon who is being a bully to me. And even though I try not to let him, he's hurting my feelings. My sweet husband, who is always going above and beyond to help me with my book venture, wrote a handful of reviews on other photography books (not bad reviews in the least) and then at the end said something like, "I also found the book, The Key to Taking Pictures, to be helpful." To help spread the word about my book.
Well, one of those people have just been spiteful and mean. And to top it off he had one of his fans write a very mean review on my book. He's basically calling me a liar and accusing me of fabricating all of my book review myself. Little does he know I really do have that many people who are happy with my book. I've decided to choose the high road and not saying anything back to him but it still bothers me.
So if anyone hasn't written a review of my book yet and wants to, please feel free. I will be happy when his rude words aren't the last review for people to read. To write the review, click here.
Okay, on to happier subjects...
I was in Salt Lake City, UT for the past several days attending the Scrapbook USA Expo to promote my book. It was a really fun weekend. My Mom and sister drove down from Idaho. They even loaded a big trailer with all my stuff and drove it 3 1/2 hours to meet me! Now that's love.
Here's inside the expo the night before everyone arrived...
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And here it is all filled with scrapbookers!
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The ladies I met were so wonderful! Scrapbookers are a fun crowd and they like to have a good time. There were dance contests, tug of wars, crazy deals of the hour... never a dull moment. I was SO TIRED out by midnight the first day. (yes, the expo went all the way until MIDNIGHT!) And then we were back there at 9am the next day. Phew. It was a marathon.
Here's a look at my booth...
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My sister painted those awesome turquoise chairs and my Mom re-upholstered them. Aren't they so cute? I was excited when I saw them. And the rug is from Urban Outfitters. I think is was only about $80. I fell in love with it when I saw it.
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And I was so excited to meet one of my blog friends, Staci Potter of The Potter's Place. I got to talk to her for a little while and found that she is just as sweet, sincere, and kind as she is on her blog. It was a pleasure to sit and talk with her. I wish we lived closer...I know we would be good (in-person) friends!
right to left: Lindsey (my sister), Gloria (my Mom), me, Staci
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We were all exhausted by the end. We had high hopes that we would go to see The Hunger Games on Saturday night but we ended up just going to dinner and laughing until we cried while reading funny pins on pinterest. I love hanging out with my family.
It was a great weekend. But I was also really happy to be home.
Oh, AND I got to be on the news! Here is the clip:
I'm trying to grow some thicker skin...in other words I'm trying not to let what other people say about me affect me. That's a t...