American friends, this is it. Today is the day that the incessent phone calls end.  The day that we’ll begin seeing more holiday shopping commercials than political ads.  The day that maybe your Facebook friends will go back to posting pictures of their dinners instead of ranting about this candidate and that issue.

I go out of my way to not talk about two big things on my blog – politics and religion.  And guys, I promise that I’m not going to start now.  But, today is one of those days that I just live for.  You may or may not know that in my pre-kid, pre-house, pre-blog life, I worked in elective politics.  It was a tired, stressful, crazy life, but man-oh-man was it exciting to me.

Even though I left that part of my life behind professionally, it still remains close to my heart.  I eat, sleep and breathe political coverage, and I’m one of the only people in America who is sad that the election is drawing to a close.

So today, I’ll act like this:

Tracy Flick from the movie Election

As the day rolls on, I’ll get anxious and want to stuff my face with this:

American Flag Cake by Glorious Treats

Once the polls close and the news media starts calling states, I’ll wish that I was sitting on this:

Map Settee by Frou Fru Gal

At the end of the night, at least I can rejoice in no longer feeling like this: - Let's wildly overreact to every presidential poll update

And finally, I can get back to working on this:

Today’s an important day.  This is it.

Have you voted already or are your going to vote today?  Let me know – just don’t mention who you voted for, because I don’t want my comments section to be come as divided as our country.

Filed Under: Real Life with Lindsay

About Lindsay Ballard

Lindsay Ballard is a former college mascot turned political geek turned DIY fanatic who is conspiring to live in a Technicolor dream world. Her designs are bold and graphic, while her spirit is fun and full of color. Lindsay chronicles her projects and design ideas here at Makely, where she shares daily tutorials and inspiration. Lindsay lives outside of Austin, Texas with her husband (Tom), children (Zack and Emma) and dogs (Jack and Duke).


  1. That’s beautiful! I wish I had a mixed wood floor like that. Very cool.

  2. Elizabeth King says:

    I did Vote!! I don’t really like polititcs, (all the volleyballing gives me a headache) but it is an important staple of our country as well as the freedom to do so. So I hope all go make their voice count.

    I will however be avoiding Facebook. The nastiness and negative comments is just going to be an overload for me today!!

    • You go, girl!

      I agree on the nastiness. I’ve heard people say that it’s sad our country is so divided. I don’t find that nearly as sad as the ugly way people express it.

  3. Yes I already voted. Early voting in Tarrant County , Euless, Texas. God Bless America.

  4. I voted bright and early this morning. Lots of folks were at my voting place so I am hopeful for a good voter turnout! Here’s pretty much how I feel folks that do not vote: Don’t vote? Don’t complain!

  5. I voted today! I’m so glad that we have the right to do so!

  6. I vote that you tell us what you’re working on! Looks so interesting!!!

  7. We like to take the kids with us to the polls so they can get a better idea of what’s happening and understand what a privilege it is to vote, so we will be heading to our polling place as soon as school lets out! We are lucky that our polling place is at our neighborhood clubhouse, so we can walk there and the kids are familiar with the area so they can hang out while we vote!

  8. I’m voting… I cannot wait! Rock the Vote!

  9. Going this afternoon with my husband. I’m ready.

  10. So thankful for my right to vote! Whether your candidate wins or loses I hope we will all have respect for the process and the office which they have earned. Happy voting day!

  11. Oh yes I voted last week! And my mom voted for the first time, she’s 66 years old.

  12. Gorgeous! So jealous. Yes, I did indeed vote.