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I got a really helpful email from a friendly TLC reader this past week (thank you Wendy!), and I wanted to share it with you in case the same thing was going on over at your place, and you weren’t aware of it like I wasn’t. Here’s the email I received from Wendy:

Hi Miss Layla!

I wanted to give you a heads up that when you Google the words “lettered cottage” and click on any of the links that come up, they don’t work. It looks like others have had the same issue, and the same weird message comes up for your site too.

Keep up the good work and enjoy your weekend!



Well, since Kev and I are deathly afraid of all things technical when it comes to the back end of our blog, we asked our friend Shauna from See My Designs By Shauna if she could take a looksie at it.

As usual, Shauna fixed everything up lickety split, and told us it had something to do with a virus we got from not running our WordPress updates on a regular basis…..ya know, because we’re deathly afraid of all things technical when it comes to the back end of our blog.

We also asked Shauna to add a handy dandy new comment feature while she in there was fixing things up. You’ll see the new addition right under the place you would normally type a comment:

Basically, by checking or unchecking the little blue box below the comment box, you can choose whether or not you want to be notified if anyone replies back to your comment. It’ll be super handy if you have a question about something we blogged about because you won’t have to come back to our blog to see if we replied. You’ll just get our response sent to you in an email. (Thanks for hookin’ that up for us, Shauna!)

I’m so glad there are brave/smart people out there to help ‘fraidy folks like us when things start workin’ weird or need to be workin’ period!

PS- Speaking of bloggy stuff, we’re still working on adding and organizing all the information and photos to our new menu tabs, but we want to send out a big ol’ thank you to Bethany Hway for helping us with our redesign this past Spring/Summer. She was an absolute delight to work with and we highly recommend her too! :-)


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  1. says

    Hello Layla!

    Thanks for sharing:)
    I’m not sure what is going on but for a couple of weeks my comments have been way down!?!?! I am wondering if something is going on with my blog too!! I’ll have to check into it!!

    • Layla says

      Hey Heather!
      Definitely check it out…things had gotten a little wonky over here too…so glad Wendy dropped us a line about the Google thing!

    • Tina Youngblood says

      Gotta say how happy I am for the changes yall have added. I check your blog every single day… It insprires me to do all kinds of stuff. Who knows? maybe I will start blogging about what I do next. Looking forward to reading your blog tomorrow and the next day and the next day… Thanks

  2. Tina says

    Gotta say how happy I am for the changes yall have added. I check your blog every single day… It insprires me to do all kinds of stuff. Who knows? maybe I will start blogging about what I do next. Thanks for caring enough about us peeps out here in blog land to get all the kinks worked out so we can find you and of course respond to all yalls greatness… Thanks so much…

    • Layla says

      Well thank you, Miss Tina! It’s definitely a work in progress, but we’re having fun it with every day! Let us know if you start blogging- we’d love to see what you’re up to over there! 😀

  3. Moondogie16 says

    I love your blog. It comes to my inbox every day and I really look forward to reading it! Especially the Pic my Pesto; I have sooooo many rooms I would love to have you redo. I live in a modular home we put up in 1979, and I have alot of old stuff (antiques) that have been in the family, but just never can seem to make anything look really good, and homey. Thanks for all the neat stuff you post on The Lettered Cottage!

  4. Jane says

    I am so glad you fixed your blog. I had the same problem last week. I found that I could get to your blog by clicking on the TLC tab on Rhonda’s blog Southern Hospitality! I wasn’t going to miss any of your posts. Love you guys!

    • Layla says

      Hey Jane! We’re glad it’s working on Google again too! :-) You can also find us by typing into your address bar up at the top of the screen. That’s how we visit ourselves! LOL! 😀

  5. says

    Glad to know I’m not the only one deathly afraid of the back end of my blog!

    I’m waiting for a friend/designer to redo mine but she had a baby this week. Gotta wait a bit but I know it will be worth it since mine has now looked the same for 2 years. Yikes.

  6. kelly in georgia says

    Yep, I was getting the same message last week. Thought it might be a virus on my computer, so I ran a scan and nothing showed up. So glad whiz-kid Shauna could take care of it all! There is no way you all are as scared of the techno stuff as I am. That fear is still keeping me from starting my long planned blog! Hopefully, help is on the way!
    And I love your “notify” button below. Very smart!

  7. says

    Love the “notify me of follow-up comments” feature. Great add. Even being somewhat technical (but not always on top of updates… okay, never on top of updates) I had someone sneak some strange ads onto my site not long ago… I think it happens to all of us not fortunate enough to have our own IT department watching things full time!

  8. Janita Gaulzetti says

    Speaking of things that get “glitchy”, I turned to the Resources section of the October issue of Cottages and Bungalows, aching to find info on your wonderful work in the feature “A Cottage Transformed On a Budget” — especially those nice little open shelves holding glasses in the kitchen on page 55. But the resources listing for the pretty Palmer team feature was not to be found! They list resources for the feature on page 42 and jump right to the one on 62. Yikes! I’m sure they will reveal all in the November issue but we TLC fans may not be able to wait that long. Can you and Kevin share some insight?

    • Layla says

      Hey Janita!
      We, too, heard through the grapevine they forgot to list the resources. I plan to do a post with the cottages owners sometime this week, so I’ll make sure to ask her where she got them or how she made them! :-)

  9. Melanie says

    Hey there Layla! I had TLC on my rss feed on my iGoogle page and last week it was wonky too! When I would click on the title it would error and redirect me to try again later. I thought it was just my system so I removed it and manually typed it in my top bar to read new posts. Maybe I’ll try adding it again. this fix could of fixed the reason I was having an issue too… This was in my head: KEVIN&LAYLA: SHAUNA, Can we fix it? SHAUNA: Yes we can!(Bob the Builder, lol) Thanks for the info! Be well.~Melanie