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Featured on Links à la Mode, September 22nd (& a Little Rant)

Ok, so today did not quite go according to plan. I had planned to spend some time putting together an outfit post from this weekend that I am very excited to share with you guys…but while I was editing photos, my washing machine became possessed by an evil force and spewed water all over my apartment floor, until I managed to turn the valves off. It all happened so fast! Haha. And while I was trying to call maintenance, the drum that was still full of water, emptied itself Niagara Falls style all over the floor too. Jeepers! So, instead of writing a fun blog post, I had the pleasure of cleaning up after my demonic washing machine (and I am now sitting on my couch with a glass of wine glaring at the stupid thing).

How I, maturely, deal with my frustration. Haha.
How I, maturely, deal with my frustration. Haha.

Which is actually kind of funny, because I was SO excited about that washing machine. I had never had my own washing machine or dryer. It’s always been a community washing machine, or I had to go to a laundromat. But oh well! Appliances break! I just needed to vent for a moment because I didn’t have anyone to complain to about it (other than my husband…who was weirdly calm about the situation). So, thanks for listening (or I am mean reading)! And a big shout out to my new next door neighbor who came over to make sure I was ok (and brought more towels)…after he saw water creeping into the hallway from my apartment! Haha!

Striped Dress

So, thank goodness I had this lovely Links à la Mode post to share today instead! Haha. It’s been a bit since I’ve had a post featured, and I’m quite excited my “Blending In” post was selected to be featured this week! Click here to read “Blending In,” and be sure to check out all the other lovely blog posts featured this week, below. (And if you need a refresher on what Links à la Mode is, click here.)

Links à la Mode, September 22nd

What’s one of the most frustrating appliance malfunctions you’ve dealth with? Let me know in the comments!


  1. Oh, no! Appliance mishaps are so disturbing because they’re unexpected disasters in or near our homes which we psychologically view as private refuge. I totally get your reaction. I’m glad the situation didn’t get worse and that you seem to have weathered it emotionally. Last month my toaster-over caught on fire when oil slipped off a pizza onto the heating coil and actual flames were bursting in my kitchen. That mishap, too, had a fortunate ending. Once, two decades ago, the same thing happened and I couldn’t put out the fire so I tossed the entire toaster-oven out the back door into my backyard. That experience was frightening.

    I’m surprised and curious how your hubby managed to stay calm. Any reason for that? Is he an air-traffic controller or used to danger?

    1. Oh my goodness! Toaster oven fires are absolutely terrifying! I personally think having open flames is way more traumatizing than having flooding. So, my washing machine incident is small peanuts! Glad you and your home are ok! Wow! Haha…and I have absolutely no idea what caused my hubby to be calm…as that is generally never the case. I’m always the calm, everything is going to be ok person…and he’s well, a bit more intense, but something was in the air…and the roles were definitely reversed for that incident! Haha!

  2. Congratulations for the Links a la Mode, dear Lindsey! I loved your dress, stripe – yes, but not the obvious striped dress! Loved them! And the shoes are really so beautiful, feminine wedges – you look really so beautiful! Oh no, the washing machine! This is really not good, a nightmare! I am glad that your neighbor came to the rescue! As for your husband staying calm, I thought of my 2 brothers – one is like a stressed diva, I don’t know what to say – her gf stays calm and he goes mad. The other is the contrary, very calm and his wife gets stressed. I am saying this because I was going to write “oh yeah, men keep calm”, but then I thought of one of my brothers and didn’t generalize 🙂 But I can imagine how you felt! Hope you have a nice week without any washing machine surprises!

    1. Aw, thank you, Denise! Haha – I liked learning more about your brothers! 🙂 And generally my husband is like your first brother…and doesn’t exactly stay calm, haha. So it was a weird turn of events when I was the one freaking out and he was cool as a cucumber. 😉 I hope you have a nice week too! (And I think I should be in the clear for any more washing machine problems, haha.)

  3. Oh boy! I can relate to washing machines overflowing! Ours has done it multiple times! Unfortunately when you own it you can’t always afford to replace it so we got it fixed and hopefully it stays that way! 🙂

    1. Oh no! I’ve seen washing machines leak before but this is the first time I’ve seen one overflow like this – I’m sorry to hear you had the same problem! And oh yes, if the apartment didn’t own this unit we would most definitely be repairing it (not replacing)…it’s crazy how expensive new washing machines are! I hope yours stays working well! 🙂

  4. So sorry to hear about your appliance troubles! I totally get your excitement though…Dave and I have never had a washer or drier either. I actually sometimes fantasize about what it would be like…doing laundry whenever you please without going anywhere, not having to wait for an available machine, and never having to worry about loading money onto the laundry card.

    Oh, and congrats on your feature!!

    1. Thank you so much, Jen! Haha…I used to have those same fantasies! I always hate having to dig for quarters so I can wash my clothes…I hope you guys get your own washer too someday! (And it never ever overflows!) 🙂

  5. Congrats on another feature! Oh wow! Im so sorry that happened to you. Its so fristrating when appliences break, especially thr big ones. One of the worst for me was the furnance. No heat in the dead of winter is not fun. Washing machine troubles have happened too, but not Niagara style lol! Im loving your devil picture of your washer too haha. That definitely gave me a smile. I hope it gets fixed quickly!!


    1. Aw, thank you, Amana! And yikes! The furnace going out in the middle of winter would be horrible! Your appliance trouble is way worse than mine! And turns out…it was time for a new washing machine, which should hopefully be arriving tomorrow. 🙂

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