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Dear Facebook and Flickr user Makena Becker. you are not me. those photos are not yours. and those children certainly aren't yours either. your creepiness has me reeling. you have five hours to remove all my photos, all my words, and all your really skeevy claims to be someone you are not before i take legal action. you have infringed on my copyright. and i am pretty freakin' ticked off and grossed out by it.

thank you to reader paola for letting me know about this.

i would have loved to keep this a lot more vague and focused more on the idea of creating your own life, how figuring out who you are, little by little, and being true to that potential and the people you love is what makes life really great. and i think the higher road is to maybe leave names off.. but i can't. this is just too weird and violating and there is no possible explanation i can think of where someone would do this "innocently." if you have an idea, i'd love to hear it. i'd love to have something to wet the fury burning in my chest.

until then, i've got a birthday party to prepare for.

also: i have operated this blog the same way i try to live my life- based in faith and happiness and expecting the good rather than fearing and expecting the worst. this is not the worst, but it is really really weird. and i may need to adjust things around here for awhile until i figure this out..


ADDED: dear people (the non creepy ones), i love you. i sincerely do. i wish you were all here in person. i would hug you and thank you, wipe away my angry tears and take you to the park for a big picnic. we'd eat fruit, watch kids run around, soak up the sun and celebrate life (and the fact that the pictures were all taken down! hooray!!). after getting in our fill of spring at the park, you'd help me try to foster a little bit of sympathy and a little understanding for those who do things that aren't right, but then we'd let it go and move on... and after all that i'd try to sucker you into helping me make cupcakes and clean and decorate for tomorrow's party.. i've got a lot to do and am suddenly sooo very tired. 

thank you again. truly. 


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Miss you Katie. Hope life is good to you and your family. Love from Oslo.

April 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnne Marie

Hope receiving the hundreds of supportive posts helped to restore your faith in people. There are weirdos and pervs in every walk of life, but fortunately for all of us, they don't outnumber us yet. And do whatever you must to protect your wonderful family. Sadly, this is kind of weirdness is not a product of the world with internet, it's just easier now.

April 18, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercj

I just found your blog yesterday and am already smitten by your wonderful writing and your amazing sewing. That someone would do this to you, your family and your blog is beyond disgusting and despicable. I hope you can find a way to protect these things you love and still share your amazing talents with all of us.

Erin (hugs)

April 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterErin S

Does this mean you haven't posted since 2010? That makes me so sad, love seeing your beautiful children. My prayers for you and your family. Your photos and stories have a magic to them. ---love from Phoenix AZ

May 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie Stefani

This is one of my favorite blogs. I check it every few months to see if Katie's come back! I wish she would! <3 Hope your family is lovely and well!

June 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlex

I'm so sorry. This happened to me on Flickr five years ago with my then little son who was just a toddler. I know you feel violated. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me if you just want to talk with someone who can relate. I'm so sorry. xoxo

July 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPatrina

I too come back to check every few months, but I imagine you have a lot on your plate not to mention the icky feeling left by the creepy impostor. I have two little ones and would do whatever needed to be done to protect them. Hope all is well with your family. I do miss your very inspiring words, projects and tutorials, but family comes first! Glad you made the decision you did. :)

October 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I just found your blog and find it so inspiring! I wish you were still posting.

February 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLuisa

I MISS YOUR BLOG SO MUCH!!! I was just hanging out on pinterest when I saw something from Katie Did. I was all excited because I didn't remember the project....I see you haven't come back. I understand but know you and your work is missed!

October 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

I still miss your blog--not in a creepy way. :)
Hope all is very well with you and yours.

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unbelievable! i hope you get this resolved as soon as possible! what a total creeper. i've your blog for a while now and hope you will still post the things you make, but i wouldn't blame you for leaving your darling girls out of the pictures!

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