We’ll be doing our first Facebook Live today at 11:15am MST, shopping for our new mattress! Join us here.
This week got off to a rough start as we dealt with serious hackers from Japan. Within a matter of minutes, our site was redirected to a Japanese audience, they had set up shops under hidden pages and as we were frantically trying to sort through code, they took over the blog completely and we no longer had access. We have security in place, and had only had a minor hacking incident once before but nothing like this. I tried my best to keep my emotions together, says the pregnant woman, while Chris was on a frantic call with our host. All the while, we were getting messages from our readers, sponsors and clients letting us know that our site had been compromised–which we so appreciated. In a way, it let us know, you had our back.
Eventually, we had no choice but to hire a new, more expensive, company to manage our security and fix the issue. They run site checks every 30 minutes and send us reports which gives us so much peace of mind. It’s scary and just weird. To work on something, and put your heart into it for eight years and then somebody takes it all away within minutes. It really shook me in a way that I didn’t know I could be shaken. But, turns out, I’m deeply connected to this ol’ blog and I am not even close to letting it get away from us.
On to the fun things this week!
• After so many messages, comments, stories, concerns and questions–all of which made us laugh–about that quirky thing we like to do that we talked about in this week’s podcast (listen here!), we had to recreate this picture to demonstrate exactly how it’s done. And then we invited a few friends over to actually help us eat it all. …at the table. ;) But really, give me all the wings, in a robe, in bed!
• This year, I’m encouraged to finally get proper Easter baskets for the girls. Growing up, we had beautiful, handmade baskets with our names on them and I still have mine in my keepsake box! But every year, I forget to look ahead of time and end up buying a cheap plastic one from Target. Not this year! I found these sweet puffy bunny Easter baskets (on sale!) and ordered three–one in each color. So each girl, including the one on the way, will have one. Matching dresses are next on my list!
• I’m loving seeing all the patios, decks and outdoor spaces come out of hibernation. (Anna’s made my heart skip a beat this week!) No matter the size, all my favorites have one thing in common: string lights. This 25 ft strand and this 100 ft strand are both half off right now (for $15 and $56 respectively). Try it! They make even the simplest spaces feel special.
• As a way of a minor pregnancy update, while the majority of my nausea has passed, the dreaded restless leg syndrome that accompanies all my pregnancies has kicked in–literally! The moment I climb into bed, or sit on the couch, my right leg won’t stop moving. Sometimes it gets so bad that I feel like cutting it off is the only solution. Kidding…kind of. Any remedies that have worked for you?
Hope you all have a lovely weekend.