I. Heart. You.

April 16th, 2014

Maria Tettamanti

{Dress c/o Everly, Wildfox sunnies, J. Crew hat}

It’s about that time I write a little ditty about how grateful I am for you freaks and how this blog has taken on some kooky, bizarre life of its own thanks to you. Yes, you. Because you like me! Or find me repugnant! Or are bored to tears at work! Or Instagram is down! Either way, big ups to you because a lot of wonderful shit has been happening (or should I thank that mysterious red moon?) to me.

Like, the other day, I was in Trader Joe’s (which, bible, equally excites me as much as the Saks shoe department) and a sweet woman tapped me on the shoulder with a, “Are you the Wordy Girl!?” I was nonplussed. And the fact she hailed from New York was further stupefying. She expressed to me how she’s a mom, too, and how my words, somehow, make her chuckle. I cherished making that connection. 

Often times, my husband will be at work events and introduce himself to a fellow broker or real estate agent and they’ll hit him back with a, “Tettamanti! Are you related to Maria? I read her blog!” This always renders him speechless because, you know, he’s at a REAL ESTATE event and who has time to read this blog when there’s oceanfront units to sell?! GOSH. (Say that last line like Napoleon Dynamite would for added zing).

Some of you readers send me really lovely emails expressing how my baby weight loss journey has inspired them, too, or how they enjoy my raw and real posts where I have my monthly meltdowns, or how they need something as simple as a travel tip or great hair colorist. One guy told me pointblank that he wanted to sit on my face, but hey, I’ll take it! But, no, you can’t sit on my face because that’s totally inappropriate — not to mention unhygienic. 

I guess where I’m getting at is this: I started this platform as small way to share things I genuinely love with what started out as a skimpy audience of 4 (my mom, my mother-in-law and my two older sisters, obvi). And now this audience reaches obscure areas in Russia and Asia. Crazy!

So thank you all for reading. From the bottom of my heart. Mad gratitude.

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Pingback BY I. Heart. You. - Miami Keratin  |  April 16, 2014

Love all your stuff! So happy to be part of your blogger world ;)

All my love from Boston.

xo

POSTED BY Elizabeth Halle  |  April 16, 2014

CONGRATSSSSSS!!!!

POSTED BY natalia  |  April 17, 2014

Hi Maria,
Many times your words make me laugh and at a minimum bring a smile to my face. I can relate to many things you say and I believe that’s why you have such a big following. You’re real and face life with a sense of humor and that is a world wide appeal.

Keep doing what your doing by sharing your life with us. We want to keep smiling with you !…

Life is Good !

Julie

POSTED BY Julie Acosta  |  April 17, 2014

i. heart. YOUUU. your realness is SO refreshing… keep doing what you do, because it is oh SO good! xo

POSTED BY susie  |  April 17, 2014

Oh Wordy Girl,
I love reading your blog. I so enjoy your adventures, your travel, your overall love of everything. It’s so refreshing to read your blog. I always tell Massi “Did you see what Maria wrote today about this or that?” So keep on blogging Wordy Girl, because us Wordy Fans are here to stay right with you!

Xoxo,
Elizabeth
PS-I’m also very grateful for you! In the classic words of Clairee from Steel Magnolias “You know I love you more than my luggage!”

POSTED BY Elizabeth  |  April 17, 2014

You are AMAZEBALLS and truly someone I look up to as the fit and fancy mom that I one day hope to be! Your blog inspires me to be myself and not shy away from my fabulosity! I HEART YOU!!!

POSTED BY Dionne Dean  |  April 18, 2014

Love this!!
You are fabulous, Miss Maria and you deserve every bit of fanfare you’re getting because you’re the real deal.
You’re funny.
You’re a mom.
You’re honest.
And damn if you don’t have a killer shoe collection.
That’s why I read this blog ;)
XOXO

POSTED BY Martha  |  April 18, 2014