Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Discussion Thread: Deck Party

Kate Plus 8

Deck Party10:00 PM on TLC, 1 hr 2016 TV-PG
Kate throws a party to celebrate the completion of her new deck. Also: Kate and girls enjoy a day at the spa; and the boys learn magic tricks.

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Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


Kate GosselinVerified account @Kateplusmy8 3m3 minutes ago
Once again... We DO NOT HAVE FACEBOOK, Instagram or anything but Twitter and r website http://www.kateplusmy8.com/decked-out/ #PleaseTakeNote #LotsOfFakers

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What about Zorro's instagram that Mady runs or ran? Is that not theirs? What a doofus.

Sad but true said...

Oh and I don't believe for a nanosecond that that house will ever see weddings and grandchildren. As soon as her kids are gone (or TLC stops filming?), she'll be heading south without a second glance.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

Kate GosselinVerified account @Kateplusmy8 1m1 minute ago
@MiloandJack HA! Not a dollar spent wasn't mine! #HowIWishOtherwise #DreamOn

I'm sure Kate did pay (substantially less) with her own money. I also believe she bartered the cost of materials and labor/design in order to pay substantially less, by offering them publicity and marketing.
Duh.

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See, and regardless how most of us sneer at the freebies, she's pretty stupid not to get this free or heavily comped. Assuming she's not lying. She's doing them a huge favor with the national publicity. Why on earth wouldn't she negotiate a sweet deal with this company?

What a dumb-dumb. My god.

Tucker's Mom said...

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 2m2 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 @georgelopez @TLC BTW...George knows he still OWES you a #latinoDate! :)
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Does Milo get how insulting this is?
"Calling all single brown males! Calling all single brown males!"
She won't stfu about it.

Tucker's Mom said...

https://www.facebook.com/KatePlusEight/

Doesn't TLC run this? Are they fakers? Impostors?

Sad but true said...

Oh TLC!! Yoo-hoo! I #NeedAnEarlierTimeSlot! NOW! She's unbelievable.

Denise ‏@Mydmaxx 7m7 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 With being on 1hour later are you in the kids piled in bed waiting for #KatePlus8?

Kate GosselinVerified account
‏@Kateplusmy8
@Mydmaxx some yes and some no. #SchoolNight @TLC #NeedAnEarlierTimeSlot ❤️

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

It's hard to believe anything from that woman, but if she did pay for it, it was at a discount.

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I read what she said again and I think it's more blatant word play.

Not a dollar spent wasn't hers, she says.

She may have only spent 5 bucks, but all 5 of them were hers, sure.

ncgirl said...

"Wait, who runs this FB account? I thought it was TLC?
https://www.facebook.com/KatePlusEight/"

All the TLC shows have Facebook. Shouldn't Milo point that out to her?

Over And Out said...

She will never be satisfied. Everything in her life revolves around "things," material possessions, the overwhelming need to have more than everyone else. I would be ashamed beyond belief to write anything like what she wrote. Carrie Ann was right -- there is no self-awareness. She doesn't know or care that this whole thing is one huge brag fest or how this makes her look. She is a walking nightmare, a sad piece of work with such an ego that would burst with one tiny pin prick.

I can't help but think of those gullible parishioners who dug into their pockets to help her when she was crying poor. She was still asking for donations when she settled on that house. Little did those church-going people realize that she was dreaming of an elaborate deck to be installed on that house. The house and property wasn't enough to satisfy her. It's more, more, more...give me more, more more.

And yet, the sheeple can't see it. With the wool over their eyes, they still think of her as a piecin and patchin struggling mother of eight with an ex-husband who isn't paying child support.

How many viewers out there don't even have a patio on which to grill, let alone an outdoor kitchen? How can they even relate to this woman?

The greed on her part can't be measured. It is disgusting, revolting and downright repulsive. And she has the balls to put it on television for everyone to see, and the fans to envy.

Tucker's Mom said...


See, and regardless how most of us sneer at the freebies, she's pretty stupid not to get this free or heavily comped. Assuming she's not lying. She's doing them a huge favor with the national publicity. Why on earth wouldn't she negotiate a sweet deal with this company?

What a dumb-dumb. My god.
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I think it was heavily comped. I mean, why else would the woman dust off her blog, slap a couple electrodes on it, yell "CLEAR!", discharge a few microvolts to get a pulse again just so she could write that monolithic pile of excrement?

Tucker's Mom said...

Kate GosselinVerified account
‏@Kateplusmy8
@Mydmaxx some yes and some no. #SchoolNight @TLC #NeedAnEarlierTimeSlot ❤️
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This makes me chuckle. Kate's obviously not pleased her prime slot was taken.
Kids can watch it on dvr, yet Kate's cajoling people into staying up late just to watch.

Tucker's Mom said...

And yet, the sheeple can't see it. With the wool over their eyes, they still think of her as a piecin and patchin struggling mother of eight with an ex-husband who isn't paying child support.
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I can see Kate with her passbook savings account like Mom used to have. Scrimping and saving $500 for Christmas.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

The crappy photos she chose to post on her cob-webby yammering blog don't even give you a good look at it. Where's the most interesting part, the outdoor kitchen? I don't see the grill. All I see is some table. From the photos, I can't even tell it's a second story deck. She leaves out anything that would be of remote interest. She's so inept it's hilarious.

I love the "All rights reserved" thing on every photo too. Lol, like someone is just dying to steal her shitty iPhone photo of a deck so shadowy you can't even tell what it is.

Tucker's Mom said...

The greed on her part can't be measured. It is disgusting, revolting and downright repulsive. And she has the balls to put it on television for everyone to see, and the fans to envy.
January 5, 2016 at 6:26 PM
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The privilege and excess has reached almost Kardashian proportions at this point.
It's really hard to read the first couple paragraphs of Kate's blog entry. She whines and complains and bemoans how hard she has it in a lame attempt to justify how much she deserves the unbelievable luxuries she's gained (off of selling her children).

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Over And Out (#9), well said!

Good grief, I'm sure there are some of her fans who are saving for a car repair, or a medical procedure,
or to replace a broken appliance. But Greedy
McGreedyson was squirreling money away for her
dream deck. And will collect a hefty paycheck as she displays it to America tonight. So relatable.

librarylady said...

"Not a dollar spent wasn't mine" is just more of her awkward word play. She either means the money came from her through TLC or she didn't spend a dime (so maybe she spent a couple bucks to sweep the deck or add a few plants). From her blog postings on here, I see that her writing style is still unbelievably awkward and very hard to read.

Sad but true said...

OMG, the writing is just as poor as ever. Quotation marks every 8th word (see what I did there?), practically. Painful to read.

Tucker's Mom said...

She's so inept it's hilarious.
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I'm sure the deck people were awaiting that blog post with bated breath breath, only to go "wtf?".
Those photos are every business's nightmare. With everyone posting everything about their lives, including and especially restaurants, businesses have a plethora a shitty photos out there that do no justice to their product.
Kate's deck pictures are a tour de force of photographic ineptitude.
I'm sure the TLC crew did a much better job of capturing its splendor.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Well, if she claims to have paid the entire tab for this outdoor oasis, I suppose that means she's already put away college money for all 8 kids.
I mean, that's why she's doing the show, isn't it?

Kate is a twit said...

Has Kate even done a major renovation to her house that was NOT filmed?

New kitchen

New slide for pool

Room renovations

New deck

If TLC hadn't been there filming, would any of that happened? Not to mention the vacations they've taken that were also filmed.

And there are the gullible sheep that believe that Kate paid for it all. No, the kids paid for it by having their lives filmed at their mother's pleasure.

Sad but true said...

This sentence really does it for me. In talking about the construction company:

"Their one line on their website said it all “Some construction companies build decks. Decks are what we do.” — or something like that."

"Or something like that"?! It was one friggin' line and you can't even remember it accurately? And you're too damned lazy to hit the link that YOU posted and go see what it actually was? This pretty much sums up her whole schtick for me. She waxes lyrical about this company, but their "one line" . . . oh well, never mind.

reader said...

Yes Admin, wordplay, I don't think she knows real honesty.
"HA Not a dollar spent wasn't mine"
"Why is it so fascinating? I got a good bra!"
The examples of vague innuendo and disingenuous remarks go on forever.

TLC stinks said...

This deck was totally a sweet deal for her, the company and the construction crew. It's beyond me that anyone, with a lick of business sense, cannot see that her blog and the show are an infomercial. This is how she and TLC have ALWAYS played that game. What galls me is that she writes she scrimped and saved for that elaborate deck and outdoor kitchen. She just can't admit she got a deal. She has to pretend she's just like all the other divorced women out there saving every nickel and it's balony! People who believe her crap are clueless as to how this works. Either she got it done with a huge discount in exchange for the publicity, or TLC a cut her a big fat salary check to cover her costs. From Day One, that woman has manipulated and negotiated everything. It's all in her journal (copyrighted). Geez. If she would just own up instead of playing a role for public consumption, I would maybe believe some of what comes out of her mouth but her shtick never changes.

Isn't it about time the Berks County Appraiser pays her a visit?

Sad but true said...

And she's back for more:

#My3AndMe ‏@BarbGilmer 9m9 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 Great job on deck, will look AWSOME all decorated up next Christmas with Lights to!

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8 7m7 minutes ago
@BarbGilmer sorry to disappoint you but I don't do outside lights! Never say never but never have lol! :)

DeckDude Matt ‏@TheDeckDude 6m6 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 @BarbGilmer we can help fix that outdoor lighting need...

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8 4m4 minutes ago
@TheDeckDude @BarbGilmer OMG Matt. Seriously???? I do have a little lighting request but not for deck...I'll keep in mind for next year!

DeckDude Matt ‏@TheDeckDude 3m3 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 @BarbGilmer we're always glad to help!
BTW, thx 4 the beautiful blog post.
http://www.kateplusmy8.com/decked-out/
#humbled

Kate GosselinVerified account
‏@Kateplusmy8
@TheDeckDude @BarbGilmer oh I could have gone on and on and on forever singing your praises, as you know:) but I kept it 'short' lol!

DeniseDeckDude Matt

DeckDude Matt ‏@TheDeckDude 50s50 seconds ago
@Kateplusmy8 @BarbGilmer ha!
It was fun working with you. Loved meeting the family, and was thrilled to help bring your #DeckDreams to life.

Ah, DeckDude. You stepped in it now.

AuntieAnn said...

Tucker's Mom said... 12

And yet, the sheeple can't see it. With the wool over their eyes, they still think of her as a piecin and patchin struggling mother of eight with an ex-husband who isn't paying child support.
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I can see Kate with her passbook savings account like Mom used to have. Scrimping and saving $500 for Christmas.

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If Kate isn't lying *cough* and really did secretly squirrel away here and there for that deck it means one of two things. She's either filthy rich or stinkin' rich.

She's a lying liar who lies. She didn't pay for it.

AuntieAnn said...

"The kids knew all of the guy’s names"

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Oh great. Now they have deck daddies too.

I want Nobu said...

Ugly deck photos. Laughing at the photo of a flock of European Starlings. Yes, she and her French tips communing with nature. European Starlings, invasive species to the U.S. They kill the nestlings and adults of already occupied nests (native species) to take over the nest.

TLC stinks said...

I don't get it. The company had to put out their own tweet about the show and then Kate followed up. She does not provide excellent photos. And the blog post...all about her whining and living in fantasy land...everything is beautiful...la la la. She knows nothing about promotion. That's why she got canned from Coupon Cabin. If it's not about her, then it's half-assed.

PA Dutch Mom said...

Over And Out (9)...good post, and well said. To which I would add:

No memories could be made in her POOL, on the patio surrounding the pool or at a picnic table? She needed an upscale deck with an outdoor kitchen? What a shame that the previous owners of the home have no memories there because they didn't have a deck and only had a non-saltwater pool with no expensive slide.

When I was a kid, we lived in a row house on a main street in town. The yard was the size of a postage stamp with room for a swing set and no more. Therefore, every summer we packed up and lived with my grandmother in the country who owned a house built in the mid 1800s, huge back yard, great play area for kids. My dad was born in that house. We had a small screen-enclosed thing built on a slab of concrete. We called it the pavilion. The grill consisted of a brick structure and when we wanted hotdogs or burgers, my dad threw wood and crumpled up newspapers in there and that's what we grilled on. It was quite a hike from the kitchen to the pavilion, but everyone pitched in a helped. We climbed the apple tree and picked apples for my grandmother, who made applesauce for our picnics.

The house and the pavilion, and even that old "barbecue grill" are still there, although the pavilion has seen better days. There are times when I drive past there, park in front of the house, just looking, reliving those days when everyone was together for a summer, before anything happened to any one of us. Ah, the memories of that time. I would give anything to re-live those times, even if just for one day.

Kate has no idea. Her entitlement is obscene.

TLC stinks said...

DeckDude Matt, she just grifted lighting from you. Another episode. people.

Tucker's Mom said...

FlimsyFlamsy said... 19
Well, if she claims to have paid the entire tab for this outdoor oasis, I suppose that means she's already put away college money for all 8 kids.
I mean, that's why she's doing the show, isn't it?
January 5, 2016 at 6:48 PM
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The purpose of doing the show is to make every dream and every bucket wish list come true for Kate Gosselin.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Admin, I think it's time for you to hire some
deck dudes to keep the pool girls company. By
the end of the week, Deck Dude Matt will probably
want to quit his day job, so he may be free!

TLC stinks said...

Apparently her French tips are flying across her iPhone now. The wine must be flowing. She's giddy.

PA Dutch Mom said...

I can see Kate with her passbook savings account like Mom used to have. Scrimping and saving $500 for Christmas.

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lol!! I can see her with books of S&H Green Stamps, if they still distributed them! I thought some guy was going to resurrect them and bring them back to life last year.

PA Dutch Mom said...

"Calling all single brown males! Calling all single brown males!"
She won't stfu about it.

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It took her some time to get off the "grow a boyfriend" kick and the squatting challenge. Something is REALLY wrong with her. Maybe she got a new roommate at the mental health facility and she's trying to impress her with her "friendship" with Kate and other celebrities!

localyocul said...

FlimsyFlamsy said... 15
Over And Out (#9), well said!

Good grief, I'm sure there are some of her fans who are saving for a car repair,

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Raising hand. Well change fan to nonfan...

P.J. said...

From the last thread.

Tucker's Mom said... 67
Kate's blog post is one big informercial for which she was handsomely compensated.

888888888888888888888888888888

I read that as "handsomely constipated". Full of shit? Yeah, that works.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

I can believe TFW paid for the whole thing herself, but that the price was negotiated waaaaay down because of the promotion for the company. So,
yes, maybe she paid every dime of $2,500 for a $25,000 deck. TFWspeak at its finest.

Tucker's Mom said...

PA Dutch Mom said... 34
I can see Kate with her passbook savings account like Mom used to have. Scrimping and saving $500 for Christmas.

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lol!! I can see her with books of S&H Green Stamps, if they still distributed them! I thought some guy was going to resurrect them and bring them back to life last year.
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Safeway started something similar last year. What a PITA! No, I don't want to collect a fucketymillion stamps to get a crock pot.
Oy.

jamezvader1194 said...

@Tucker's mom The thing is though,if Kate brought it,then why does she portray herself as a struggling mom of 8,if she has plenty of money?Why is she so worried about money and to support the kids if she has plenty for College?SMH she can't have it both ways.

All This Is That said...

I hope ROL and the other tabs rip her apart on this latest display of greed.

If I were one of those who attended her speaking engagements and put my money in the basket I would be enraged right now to the point of wanting to pull out my hair.

reader said...

Abnormal change in syntax. Textbook sign of lying.

localyocul said...

PA Dutch Mom said... 29
Over And Out (9)...good post, and well said. To which I would add:

No memories could be made in her POOL, on the patio surrounding the pool or at a picnic table? She needed an upscale deck with an outdoor kitchen? What a shame that the previous owners of the home have no memories there because they didn't have a deck and only had a non-saltwater pool with no expensive slide.

When I was a kid, we lived in a row house on a main street in town.

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Right? When I left my abusive husband my dd was 2. We lived with my mom for a few months then I got an apartment. When I look at pics and videos of that barebones apartment, where I had very little because I left with just myself, I just glow inside. I managed to buy a house when she was 6, but that little apartment held the happiest years of our lives. We had so little yet so much...and guess what, I bought our house from the proceeds of our joint house which I helped pay for with a mediocre job, and by saving while living in an apartment with a mediocre job.

All This Is That said...

Admin, I think it's time for you to hire some
deck dudes to keep the pool girls company. By
the end of the week, Deck Dude Matt will probably
want to quit his day job, so he may be free!

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I just want to know how admin's pool girls manage to grill without an outdoor kitchen. I guess they won't have very good memories of this time. Get those deck dudes on the job right now!

TLC stinks said...

In a previous post someone mentioned the home improvements she's been compensated for and I don't recall if those solar panels were mentioned. That probably was as much as the deck.

localyocul said...

PA Dutch Mom said... 34
I can see Kate with her passbook savings account like Mom used to have. Scrimping and saving $500 for Christmas.

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lol!! I can see her with books of S&H Green Stamps, if they still distributed them! I thought some guy was going to resurrect them and bring them back to life last year.

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OMG remember when the Bradys had to decide what to get with their green stamps??

TLC stinks said...

Tucker's Mom...

The purpose of doing the show is to make every dream and every bucket wish list come true for Kate Gosselin.

@@@@@@@

EXACTLY. That is what the show has evolved into.

All This Is That said...

"The kids knew all of the guy’s names"

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Oh great. Now they have deck daddies too.

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WOW!! Wonder of wonders. They knew the guys' names. Duh. The kids aren't toddlers learning to say "Da Da." Why wouldn't they know their names if they are there on a daily basis building a deck and the kids are watching? Kate makes it sound like these kids are prodigies!

Tucker's Mom, regarding Kate's bucket list. Has she been to Europe yet? That was always on her bucket list. Maybe that's the next vacation. Kate and Kids Do Denmark.

Jamesvader1194 said...

Ok wtf is wrong with this deck guy talking about Gun turrets for Mady and cara?I don't think thats something to joke about with recent shootings.DeckDude Matt ‏@TheDeckDude 53m53 minutes ago
@MiloandJack @Kateplusmy8 @BarbGilmer gun turrets and security lighting...
🔫🔫📢📢
6:58 PM - 5 Jan 2016 · Details

JoyinVirginia said...

Great basketball games tonight! VCU Rams beat St Joseph's University (of Philadelphia)
Watching great game between LSU and Kentucky. Fun!

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

"The kids knew all of the guy’s names"

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Yes. In polite societies it's nice to try to remember someone's name and use it. Geez.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


I just want to know how admin's pool girls manage to grill without an outdoor kitchen. I guess they won't have very good memories of this time. Get those deck dudes on the job right now!


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Flint and steel and some kindling.

This ain't the Ritz Carlton here.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


I don't get it. The company had to put out their own tweet about the show and then Kate followed up. She does not provide excellent photos. And the blog post...all about her whining and living in fantasy land...everything is beautiful...la la la. She knows nothing about promotion. That's why she got canned from Coupon Cabin. If it's not about her, then it's half-assed.


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The company must be amateur. They should have forked over $300 for a ghost writer, have them pen out something a third of the size of what TFW actually wrote and far more interesting with a couple real photos, slap Kate's name on it, and call it a day. They need to get real here.

Math Girl said...

Just a darn minute here. What are the mower boys going to think if the pool girls desert them and start hanging out with the deck dudes?

About the kids learning the name of the deck dudes; Kate is amazed because she hasn't managed to learn the name of most of the people she has interacted with. Remember Mr Kiwi Man? And Mr Chocolate? I'll bet she doesn't know the names of any of the deck dudes, except perhaps Deck Dude Matt, the giver of decks. Maybe that's why some of the crew are "family:"; she knows their names!

I want Nobu! said...

OMG, creepy Milo talking about the need for lighting (dating), then thedeckdude suggests gun turrets and for emphasis uses hand gun emojis. Warped group. Great advertising.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

DeckDude Matt @TheDeckDude 3m3 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 @BarbGilmer we're always glad to help!
BTW, thx 4 the beautiful blog post.
http://www.kateplusmy8.com/decked-out/
#humbled


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Matt! Don't encourage her!

He sounds star struck. On Kate Gosselin of all people. What a doofus.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

I've never heard a blog post called "beautiful." LOL, that drivel????!

Sad but true said...

She was really manic on Twitter tonight. Followed just about everyone who asked, forget about that quote-for-a-follow thing. But her Twitter TL activity during the show was down by about 20%. Will be interesting to see how the ratings pan out, especially since that she had The Little Couple as her lead-in.

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8 2m2 minutes ago
Ok... Momma G says it's time for bed now. #SayGoodnight #SweetDreams #SeeYouNextWeek #OrBefore @TLC #KatePlus8

Momma G? LMAO, she's gotta be feeling pretty desperate to pull that one out.

redbird said...

I feel SO BAD FOR THE BOYS!

TFW set them up to be judged by their sisters and they are being so disrespectful. Throwing the chocolate coins? Of course, Collin didn't get any coins.

It reminds me of Dorothy of the GG's.

Dorothy: [making a toast] I predict nothing but disaster and tragedy for everyone connected with this travesty of an idea.

I would safely bet that she talked half of the show time. She was constantly shown talking to the camera.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

OMG, the writing is just as poor as ever. Quotation marks every 8th word (see what I did there?), practically. Painful to read.

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I noticed that, and it drove me bananas. I hate when people write like that.

I wonder if she goes around in real life making quote signs with her fingers every other sentence.

She's such a terrible writer and doesn't seem to know it.

redbird said...

And on the preview of the back to school show. There they are. The girls arguing over backpacks? A

And Vera Bradley, at that.

AGAIN? Do we have to see this EVERY YEAR till they all graduate High School?

Kaydee said...

Long time reader first time poster..this stupid show needs to be retitled "Kate plus Kate" it's all about her.blah blah blah...why oh why do I waste my eyeballs?

I want Nobu! said...

Kate Gosselin
Kate Gosselin – Verified account ‏@Kateplusmy8

@MiloandJack where do I find me a big gun lights out man? Lol!
6:29 PM - 7 Dec 2012

Leslie said...

Sad But True: "Their one line on their website said it all “Some construction companies build decks. Decks are what we do.” — or something like that."

"Or something like that"?! It was one friggin' line and you can't even remember it accurately? And you're too damned lazy to hit the link that YOU posted and go see what it actually was? This pretty much sums up her whole schtick for me. She waxes lyrical about this company, but their "one line" . . . oh well, never mind.
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Wow, you really really summed it up well. It is SO frigging rude of her and it speaks volumes about her laziness. I am shocked she did this. Yes, even for Kate I am shocked. That is there motto for heavens sake. Think of the tremendous amount of work--both physically and mentally--that company spent building that deck for that crazy woman. And she can't even look up their motto for a promised promotion for them. And she expects excellence from her kids. I am dumbfounded.

And I think she made a huge mistake not putting that table and kitchen area under a roof of sorts. I went to Breyer's website and many of their decks have some types of covering.

Who is going to shovel the snow off of it? Probably the boys of course.

Rainbirdie said...

"They set the stage, so to speak, for countless cookouts with plenty of beautiful space to entertain our many friends who have stood by us, helped us, supported us and loved us over the years."

I see that Kate has taken up writing fiction.

Sherry Baby said...

Erika Myers ‏@EdgeHead236 8m8 minutes ago
How did I not know about Kate Plus 8 returning to TV tonight?!? I am so bummed I missed it! @Kateplusmy8

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It looks like Gladys wasn't doing her PR job!

They re-run it, Doofus. Check your listings. You just have to wonder how these fans manage to get through life.

AuntieAnn said...

"The love and the peace that we all felt that night was undeniable."

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lol! It's not Woodstock. It's a deck, Kate. Just a deck.

Leslie said...

The company is far from amateur. I looked them up earlier today and they have won numerous awards and have a full-staff. I was very impressed with the company.

Admin., they had no idea that Kate was so inept. And I don't think they could have mentioned to her without making her mad that a ghost writer will write an article for her blog. Besides if a ghost writer wrote the article, we would know it. Her photos sucked big time but I am sure their work (deck) will be shown very well during the show. And also for years to come that deck will probably be shown on TV. I hope she put her kitchen under cover.

Rhymes with Witch said...

excess has reached almost Kardashian proportions at this point.
It's really hard to read the first couple paragraphs of Kate's blog entry. She whines and complains and bemoans how hard she has it in a lame attempt to justify how much she deserves the unbelievable luxuries she's gained (off of selling her children).
$$$$$$$$$$

I cannot stand the kardashian/jenner clan, but I truly think Katie is worse. She has exploited her children since they were in the womb.
I have no idea what kloe's (?) children's names are (kikye is a different story). Overall, I see the k/j clan selling sex and (many) people are buying.
Katie sold her soul and her young children. Of the two, I find her more obscene.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

They aren't amateur at building decks. The decks are gorgeous. They don't seem to have the first clue though how to handle celebrity endorsements. I doubt most deck companies deal in such things often. Of course we would have recognized a ghost written blog but it would have been far better than what she wrote. That's an embarrassment for any company to be associated with.

ncgirl said...

"She's such a terrible writer and doesn't seem to know it."

She did write a New York Bestseller or Beth did.

Now Deck Dude has fallen prey to TFW. Oh, the humanity.

Rhymes with Witch said...

To be perfectly and absolutely clear, my previous comment was my OPINION.
No offense to the commenters here

ncgirl said...

show recap

http://www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/news/kate-plus-8-recap-kate-gosselin-defends-micromanaging-her-kids-magic-show-w160819

Rhymes with Witch said...

OT for anyone with an ATT contract for their cell phone.
As of fri Jan 8, they will stop requiring 2 year contracts.
HOWEVER, you will have to pay full retail price to upgrade your phone.

jamezvader1194 said...

For anyone who watched tonight.Did Kate actually called the boys magic show lame?
Sandy G.
‏@8sandy8

@katesbusted @TLC Honestly, I was being sarcastic. I was appalled with tonight's episode. Calling her boys' magic act LAME?! Disgusting.

Leslie said...

Welcome Kaydee to our blog! Yes, I think the last episode even one of the tup girls said the same thing. Kate loves to narrate and she is so boring. The sad thing is she truly thinks she is so great at it.

PatK said...

How much longer before Kate cons TLC into doing something about that garage that's so far away from the house?

Leslie said...

Congratulations Localyocul, I found your post very heartwarming and you are to be commended for divorcing that abusive man and making a great life for your daughter on your own. Yes, great memories happen any and everywhere. Money has zero to do with it. Kate is just crazy with all her "memory making". She is so over the top with her gushing it is beyond ridiculous at this point.

Math Girl said...

It seems to me that a very high deck would be impractical with a lot of small children. Can't you just picture her majesty sitting in her white "throne" as children climb on the railings or approach the top of the stairs, bellowing "Jon, get Leah. Jon, Aiden is about to fall down the stairs. Jon..." Oh, that's right, she kicked him to the curb. Don't you think "a deck wouldn't have been practical or had much use when the kids were small, but now that they are grown-up and responsible, we can make great use of it" would have made a much better story line?

She really over-uses the "I've always wanted x" line. It just makes her look greedy. She's always wanted a fabulous deck, a trip to Australia, a trip to Paris (at least since Em went there). It seems that whenever she hears about anybody doing anything, or an idea flits into her head, that she "always wanted it". Clearly she wants EVERYTHING, and thinks she deserves it. Preferably on a silver platter, with lots of people to look after her kids so she doesn't have to.

Sheepless In Seattle said...

“Your teacher told me your greatest critics are your family so — chew with your mouth closed, please,” she started to say before noticing Joel displa"


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This, from the woman who has some of the worst table manners I have ever seen, aside from the judges on Chopped. We have seen her chew with her mouth open, both arms on the table, shoveling food, and actually lifting a bowl up to her mouth. If they have bad table manners, they learned them from her!

Math Girl said...

A caution for redbird on your free netflix trial:

I believe they asked you for a credit card number, and if you don't cancel the trial before the end of the month, they will automatically start billing you for it. I could be wrong, but I believe that's the way most "free trials" or "special introductory rates" work.

It's not a lot of money, and you may well find that it's worthwhile to continue, but just be sure you check how it works so you don't get any nasty surprises.

Sheepless In Seattle said...


lol! It's not Woodstock. It's a deck, Kate. Just a deck.

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Maybe she was smoking some of that good stuff that was passed around so freely at Woodstock! Let the morning time drop all its petals on me. Life, I love you, all is groovy.

Sheepless In Seattle said...

"They set the stage, so to speak, for countless cookouts with plenty of beautiful space to entertain our many friends who have stood by us, helped us, supported us and loved us over the years."

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Look out! UGGS will be begging for an invitation, even though Kate ignored her previous requests to swim in her pool.

Sheepless In Seattle said...

I wonder if she goes around in real life making quote signs with her fingers every other sentence.

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lol!! I wonder if she does the same thing with exclamation marks. She better be careful. Someone will think that she's flipping them the bird.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

Why do you need a deck like that to entertain all the many friends you claim you have? The property is vast and beautiful, and has many great spots indoor and outdoor for entertaining. There is no excuse not to entertain because you don't have a deck. That's silly.

I share the same worry as you Math Girl. I would worry with little grandchildren about someone is going to climb the ledge or sit on the ledge and fall backwards. I'd worry that dumb teens would sit on the ledge and maybe with a beer or two fall. Someone could be seriously injured or killed with one misjudged slip. Not my cup of tea. I wouldn't want the worry.

Another huge problem with it: it's not close enough to the pool. Cookouts go hand in hand with pools and to have it be this separate space not connected to the pool area makes combining the pool with a cookout disjointed. Not well thought out at all. The whole layout of the house isn't that practical, as these McMansions often aren't.

As far as the point about how Kate has all these wants and desires, I agree. I hardly ever hear her express appreciation for something she already has. Rather she is always thinking about what she doesn't have and covets. That must make for a very unsettling way to live life.

It's been clear to me for years she is never satisfied. It will never be enough. In that sense, she was very much like my narcissist. Nothing was ever enough. They had to take on one more job, squeeze in one more trip, have one more baby, get married one more time. Nothing was ever perfectly clean, no homework assignment from the children was ever perfect, there was never a moment of relax and smell the roses as we were always talking about what's around the corner next. It was exhausting! There was also a lot of unnecessary tinkering of the home as well, like tearing apart the kitchen just to change the color of the cabinets to a slightly darker shade. Dumb. Narcissists are bottomless pits who don't seem to feel the same sense of satisfaction most normal people feel. That part of this disorder makes me feel sad for them because it's just nice to be satisfied with the status quo sometimes.

Sheepless In Seattle said...

DeckDude Matt ‏@TheDeckDude 12h12 hours ago
We've built decks for teachers, lesbians, pastors, and reality TV stars.
EVERYONE is treated with #Respect, no matter who they are.

What about a gay pastor or a bi-sexual teacher? Good grief. Is this guy playing with a full deck? I wonder if the transgenders feel left out or if the company hasn't yet managed to secure them as clients.

reader said...

Auntie Ann ...67
lol! It's not Woodstock. It's a deck, Kate. Just a deck.
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Yes!
Her blog is over the top. Not written by a hardworking homeowner who just laid out $25k for a deck. The gushing praise, she has no words of concern, the doubts that usually accompany writing large checks for such projects. No reflecting on how long it took to save the 25k.
No this sappy endorsement screams of a shoompie whose television reality show bought her a professionally built deck.

TLC stinks said...

The recaps start.

http://www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/news/kate-plus-8-recap-kate-gosselin-defends-micromanaging-her-kids-magic-show-w160819

The first special day was a magic lesson for the boys, even though Aaden was hardly interested in magic at all. The first thing that happened was that the instructor, Eddie, asked for Kate’s phone, which she had just gotten to replace the one she broke last episode! Ultimately, she handed it over before Eddie went on to show the boys tricks with playing cards, scarves and coloring books that they could later show to their sisters.

Nervous that the girls would be hard on their brothers during the magic show, Kate drilled them on their new tricks. “I wasn’t micromanaging for the fun of meddling in their magic day,” she insisted. “I was trying to look out for their best interests, so I could help them!”...

“Oh, wow, that color is beautiful,” gushed Kate as Hannah, who got a fuchsia manicure, asked if her mother remembered “torturing” the girls by forcing them to get their hair braided and beaded tightly during a previous vacation. Kate grimaced as footage played of the ill-fated braiding session from a few years ago, showing the girls screaming and crying in pain. Not every girls’ spa day can be great, after all....

The episode concluded with everyone preparing to throw a party to christen their beautiful new deck. They went overboard shopping for the party, even purchasing “deck blankets,” which made Kate mutter, “This is excessive, actually....

Even though the kids were into the idea of having the party, Kate was still being her micro-managerial self, doing most of the work herself while the kids stood around....

Still, the party turned out great and everyone had a great time enjoying the new patio. The kids swam while the adults drank some well-deserved wine, and even the ever-sullen teenager Mady said that the deck and party turned out just right!

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Kate is the gift that keeps on giving. Cannot wait for the recap in this one!

Molly12 said...

Were the "friends" at the deck party the parents of the K8 kids? Amazing how you have a party and not one tweet or comment about what a great time was had or thanking Kate for her hospitality. I guess that's because these friends could be paid extra's that had to sign a confidentiality agreement. What a sad life.

TLC stinks said...

http://www.sheknows.com/entertainment/articles/1108145/kate-gosselins-type-a-criticism-is-inappropriate

But Kate Plus 8 has become less about the family dynamics and more about the resulting social media stir criticizing Kate Gosselin.


Gosselin encouraged her boys to put together a magic show performance for the family while the girls were treated to some pampering. Gosselin's involvement throughout earned the biggest backlash....


It seems to me that Kate Plus 8 is riding on the Gosselin criticism rather than focusing on the positives and achievements of this family. And I think the negativity is weighing the show down rather than allowing it to move forward.

reader said...

If I were the lesbian client, don't know that I would appreciate being remembered or identified that way. "We've built decks for......lesbians."
What does that mean? Are there special considerations? Is sexuality a question on the estimate?
And not singling this young man out, we hear such things all the time, maybe not when representing a business.
I will be pleased when people no longer feel the need to bring up a person's sexuality when it has nothing to do with the conversation.
My straight friend just bought a car.

TLC stinks said...

http://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/2016/01/kate-plus-8-season-4-episode-5-recap-all-decked-out/

Although it can never be a show about big family dynamics or single parenting exclusively, thanks to the fact that it's Kate leading it.

Let's face it, her personality has been described over the years as ... difficult. It's been called a lot worse, but let's just go with difficult....

Clearly, Kate meddling to the point of annoyance is being grating is nothing new, and clearly she is not a perfect parent - no one is.

What's interesting about Kate Plus 8 in its current form is that all the controversies and scandals of the past are still hard to ignore.

Whatever you think of the family, the Gosselin kids look so different and act so different - they're older! - that it's such a different show.

Yet the Kate factor is what always dominates.

In part, this is due to her own making and reports that she ditched the kids for four days and/or forced Mady and Cara to return to TV.

But in part, it's unfair to dredge up the past.

Not in the sense that it takes away from what they're doing now. If anyone but Kate raised these eight, what would the show be like?

Jillygee said...


Another huge problem with it: it's not close enough to the pool. Cookouts go hand in hand with pools and to have it be this separate space not connected to the pool area makes combining the pool with a cookout disjointed. Not well thought out at all. T
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Oh boy...you know she reads here..she is going to see that and end up with an outdoor kitchen by her pool.

TLC stinks said...

Maybe Kate was showing off off her rockin' hot bikini bod for DeckDude Matt while the kids were in school!

In the few reviews that are out this morning, it is interesting that people have realized the show has changed with the kids older and it is all about Kate. I have no idea if the ratings will go up or whatever, but it will never, ever be as popular as it was when Jon was a part of it and the kids were toddlers. People justify Kate as saying, well what parent is perfect? Nobody is perfect, of course, but when dysfunction is normal, is it entertainment to watch a family insult each other (they are NOT acting)? These are real kids and as we have all related our experiences growing up, bad things make lifetime impressions that you just never get over. If Kate believes (as I guess she does in her fantasy) that those kids are going to come home as adults with their kids in tow, she is living a lie because those kids are scarred emotionally. They will run from her. This is her reality. She is not the grandmotherly type. It is ironic she continues on about the family when she avoids her own parents and some of her siblings. She must have suffered some unhappiness in her childhood and she has run away from family. History is repeating itself. The whole family needs intensive counseling and they need to be off the air.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

"Our many friends who have stood by us, helped us, supported us and loved us over the years." TFW just busted herself about what she defines as a friend: someone who does stuff for YOU. And I think we know by now that whoever does stuff for her is on the payroll. And whoever did stuff for free apparently didn't do enough stuff, and was finally kicked to the curb (see Jon, Beth, Jodi, and her parents).

foxy said...

Was there always a door in the kitchen that led to the outside? There must have been a small deck area there or they would have had to build a door and that would have been another great expense.

Tucker's Mom said...

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said... 60
OMG, the writing is just as poor as ever. Quotation marks every 8th word (see what I did there?), practically. Painful to read.

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I noticed that, and it drove me bananas. I hate when people write like that.
*******
I "hate" when people "write" like "that" too!!!!!!!!

Carole said...

Matt! Don't encourage her!

He sounds star struck. On Kate Gosselin of all people. What a doofus.

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Can you imagine the Kate Gosselin brand of flirting that went on during the deck build? Memories - or nightmares - of TFW with the basement remodeler come to mind. ICK

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Reader (#91), what I thought was odd was that the guy mentioned professions, and then threw sexuality in there -- like it's another kind of job!

Poor deck dude probably got all jazzed about his little flurry of attention, and tried to milk it
to maybe score some new gigs. But like everything and everyone who crosses TFW's path, he'll regret it.

Carole said...

I know it's a given that TFW makes things up as she goes, never realizing, or if she does she doesn't care, that her BS doesn't make sense and she's always caught on it. And, she's done it again.

"And since I was the “grill master” AND the lifeguard, I’d often make dinner while the kids swam….made sense, but it wasn’t practical. And so, we didn’t really grill as often as we wanted to…."

So she admits to being in the kitchen at the other end of the house, a floor above the pool while the kids swim. What a great mother and protector TFW is. NOT

Since she was grill-master and since she was lifeguard and since the kids swam so much, it would make more sense that she'd grill MORE often, not less but she says the opposite. No surprise but it sounds like she put her convenience above the safety of the kids and she stayed in the kitchen upstairs rather than bringing what she needed down to the pool area to make dinner where she could keep an eye on them.
Then in her new blog she says: "only now I am conveniently only steps away from my kitchen yet still near my kids while they do their homework either on the deck or just inside the door, and while they swim, on my newly elevated “lifeguard perch!"

She's a crappy (well, WE know she is that but I doubt she or the fans would admit it) "lifeguard" if she thinks she can guard them properly from the deck - a floor above the pool area. She might be able to see something happening but she couldn't necessarily get there in time to help. I can see one of the kids floundering in the deep end and TFW doing a swan dive off the deck into the pool to save them. Uh, huh, yeah; lifeguarding from the deck while making dinner makes sense and is being safe; sure it is, Kate.

NJGal51 said...

DeckDude Matt ‏@TheDeckDude 12h12 hours ago
We've built decks for teachers, lesbians, pastors, and reality TV stars.
EVERYONE is treated with #Respect, no matter who they are.

Wow! Is "lesbians" a new profession? Just the fact that he tweeted this shows that he's not treating everyone with respect. The hidden text here seems to be that everyone is treated with #respect no matter who they are or what their sexual preference is.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Carole (#100), I think you make some great points about the safety issue. And let's not forget another big part of the equation: you know that pink phone never leaves her hands. For her to pretend she's watching her kids like a hawk every minute is nonsense. We've gotten poolside tweets from her, so clearly her attention is diverted.

TLC stinks said...

I don't understand the door to nowhere comment either. I'd have to watch a clip to see the deck to understand.

Since there is already a basement kitchen, the common sense thing to do would build a lovely outdoor kitchen party area beside the pool, not a deck that would get hot in the summer. Every deck I've owned, and none had shade, were unbearable in the summer heat and we would use only in the morning or late afternoon. And those types of decks do stain and fade over time, at least Trex does. Don't know much about the product she had installed. It does look nicer than Trex.

I got to agree. She sure did stretch her justification for that deck.

The next project will be adding on to the garage to accommodate the twins' sweet 16 car/s. Right now ALL three of her vehicles are parked in there.

TLC stinks said...

I was SO nervous for they boys! Their sisters would be their TOUGHEST CRITICS! I just wanted to help them! �� @TLC

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Why be nervous if your kids love and respect each other and are not mean and insulting?

capecodmama said...

Am I correct in assuming from reading hear, that the building of the deck wasn't filmed? And Admin., if what you said about your narc applies to TCFW, her euphoria over this deck will be gone in no time.

TLC stinks said...

http://radaronline.com/celebrity-news/kate-plus-8-season-4-kate-gosselin-deck-party-magic-show/

Kate decides that the boys will take a magic class to learn enough in order to put on a show for Kate and the girls. Why was this show so important and so stressful for Kate? No one knows. During the magic class, the so-called “monster mom” even pretended to be stressed out while her boys to learn how to put on a convincing magic act for their sisters. Eddie was the “worker” as Kate calls every stranger, or some might refer to him as the Magic Teacher. Eddie “The Magician” managed to pull off a balloon stunt, putting Kate’s cell phone in a balloon as Kate pretended to be worried about it. The boys were not impressed.

At this point in the episode one might ask, “What is this really all about?” or “Why is Kate so involved in their magic learning?” This wasn’t about the boys at all. Kate, the perennial stage mother, was planning a show and the show needed to be perfect.

TLC stinks said...

Comments regarding Kate's life style are fair game when she acts like she's a common person, having to scrimp and save, Sheeple. Nobody is jealous. Just own it! The Kardashians do and in that respect they are a hell of a lot more honest than Kate Gosselin.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

TLC stinks (#103), her long-winded justification was ridiculous. Good grief, you'd think she'd survived some sort of life-threatening tragedy, and needed this sanctuary to make her whole again. She survived a divorce -- one that she asked for. Any lack of peace in her life was mostly her own fault.

You know what would give TFW's children an even greater sense of calm than sitting outside on an expensive deck? For their mother to make peace
with their father.

Tucker's Mom said...

DeckDude Matt ‏@TheDeckDude 12h12 hours ago
We've built decks for teachers, lesbians, pastors, and reality TV stars.
EVERYONE is treated with #Respect, no matter who they are.
*******
This Matt dude seriously took the bait. Bad decision.
People attacking companies that give Kate the millionaire are a given. The key is to not respond because it only makes them turn it up to "11".
See what I did there?!

localyocul said...

Leslie said... 78

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Aw, thanks!

Tucker's Mom said...

If Kate believes (as I guess she does in her fantasy) that those kids are going to come home as adults with their kids in tow, she is living a lie because those kids are scarred emotionally. They will run from her
*****
Some of the kids won't be hanging around and they will stop the cycle of abuse. Others will continue the cycle and stay on tv and probably thrust their own children into the spotlight.
Kate's vision is to continue filming through marriages and grandchildren.
In other words, until she dies.
Her life is on tv. Her imaginary bubble of a life.

swimgirl said...

The Radar article is hilarious! Some funny quotes...

"As evident in episodes of Kate Plus 8, Kate’s number one skill is to take inherently fun actives and turn them into a painful disappointment for everyone around her."

"Kate has friends! She said there were about 30 people in attendance including babysitter Andrea. Unfortunately, she was only filmed talking to about two of them."

"The party concluded with a toast from Kate — who was really toasting herself for putting one such a great party — and a reminder all that this is Kate’s deck, they’re just sitting’ on it."

Sue_Buddy said...

Have there always been these critiques after the show? Radar didn't used to do critiques did they?

Seems she's getting more press than ever. And for Kate, good press and bad press--doesn't it's all the same. She's being talked about.

Tucker's Mom said...

reader said... 91
If I were the lesbian client, don't know that I would appreciate being remembered or identified that way. "We've built decks for......lesbians."
What does that mean? Are there special considerations? Is sexuality a question on the estimate?
*****
If those lesbians exploited their kids, then I'd call you an asshat for colluding with them.
Other than that, wtf does their sexual orientation have to do with anything?
Do you want a pat on the back for being such a big human being that you're willing to work with lesbians and gays?
Sure, bravo to you....if this were 1953.
Do you do the decks of interracial couples too? Whoopie!!
How very progressive of you!

Disagreeing with giving Kate break on price is wrong because she can afford that deck, and she is able to afford that deck because she's been selling her children for profit for 10 years.
It has nothing to do with judging Kate Gosselin for the color of her skin or her sexual orientation or even her non-existent political leanings. It has to do with her choice to use her children for wealth and fame, and all the privilege that comes with it, including getting free shit that she can afford.
Deck Dude is complicit in this mess, and so is everyone who who hitched their wagon to Kate Gosselin's carnival-barking sideshow in order to line their pockets.

Kate is a twit said...

Some comments from the Kate plus 8 FB page:

"Kate why do you have to make everything a project? Wasn't enough the boys had a day to learn magic and thats it? You had to pressure then into making a show? And then making you the assistant? You are such an attention craver is so annoying! Get over yourself!"

"Really don't think I will watch this show again. It really seems to be more about Kate bragging about what she does. How bad the kids did something and how well she did it. She secretly saved for a deck she always wanted. Vacations are always someplace she has always wanted to go to! The daughter said it best it should be called Kate plus Kate!"

"They kids had to learn how to be this rude somewhere, right? And I think Kate is just about the most rude person I've ever seen to her children! It's a form of abuse! And please learn to speak real words, sick of all the made up words like, magicey, there are at least 3 or 4 words in each show that are just strange. Why is this show back?"

"Watched the show for 15 minutes. Why such the angry face during the magic show Kate?"

"Way to sell the boys out by saying their Lame magic.. and getting a collection box. Did you not think they will never see this on tv now? Nice Kate. And we all wonder where Mady gets it from.?"

"Also I love how she turned their special day out into a project. Really Kate? I think part of the problem with the kids is that she always expects them to be 'on'."

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

Wow, Matt built a deck for the lesbians! How progressive and open of him. Matt? It's 2016. Jeez.

capecodmama said...

Another question for anyone who warched the show. Is there access to the yard from the deck or does TCFW have to run through the house and down through the basement if, God forbid, one of the kids flounders in the pool? And what would TCFWdo anyway? She doesn't swim. I always get a chuckle out of people like TCFW who say they love the beach but never go in the water. That's the best part!

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


If those lesbians exploited their kids, then I'd call you an asshat for colluding with them.
Other than that, wtf does their sexual orientation have to do with anything?
Do you want a pat on the back for being such a big human being that you're willing to work with lesbians and gays?
Sure, bravo to you....if this were 1953.
Do you do the decks of interracial couples too? Whoopie!!
How very progressive of you!

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Ha I pretty much said the same thing.

JoyinVirginia said...

I look forward to the recap on this one! Never watch, my idea of torture is having to watch other people's kids do boring stuff. I have enough extremely talented and adorable children in my extended family that I care about, and I can watch their activities in person or via Facebook and YouTube. Hooray for the computer age!
We are in the midst of a very exciting college basketball season! That's real reality! Plus who is going to end up playing in the Super Duper Bowl? It's reality in real time, instead of boring manufactured reality six months after it really happened.

Mel said...

Odd comment from deckdude about lesbians. Or pastors. WTF? Why would he know if his customers were lesbians? And why would he even care?

The same with the pastor. Why would he care if they were pastors? He builds the deck higher then? Adds a sermon niche?

Deckdude seems awfully smitten. I wonder if he's the date guy.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

Since there is already a basement kitchen, the common sense thing to do would build a lovely outdoor kitchen party area beside the pool, not a deck that would get hot in the summer. Every deck I've owned, and none had shade, were unbearable in the summer heat and we would use only in the morning or late afternoon. And those types of decks do stain and fade over time, at least Trex does.


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Agree. It's going to look like crap in 8 years from the beating sun. It will need expensive touch ups. In the summer, they'll have to set up huge umbrellas for it to be comfortable. It's useless in the colder months, and during a heavy snowfall it will probably have to be shoveled to remove some of the weight.

An outdoor kitchen/entertainment area would have been great, with lots of shade, grill, wet bar, and a TV. You'd have friends banging down your door to hang out all summer.

The Property Brothers had an episode about doing up their own house I think in Vegas. Their outdoor pool area is PERFECT for entertaining. They had a huge tv for the football games, a bar, and lots of great shade. All right next to the pool.

Oh and on a side note, I really don't buy that 11 and 14 year olds spend more than 30 seconds wishing and hoping about getting a deck. That's just plain nonsense. Kids don't think about home tweaks like that the way an adult would.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

I wonder if Deckdude knows it's illegal to discriminate. He can't just not build a deck for someone based on something like sexual orientation unless he wants a lawsuit on his hands. Why on earth wouldn't be build a deck for someone even Kate, or has the thought crossed his mind to discriminate but the martyr in him found it in him to rose above it? Wtf?

Who is this guy and why, oh why, did he take the bait?

I stand by my original comment. Amateur. And now, unprofessional.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Wait a sec -- Aaden wasn't into doing the magic show? But, golly, his mom tweeted that magician
that her boys were "obsessed" with magic! And
surely she would know!

Excuse the quotation marks. Just wanted to connote that the word came directly from TFW's tweet!

Mel said...

That deck stuff scratches like crazy. Shoka better be careful. Plus it gets really hot in the sun if it's not shaded.

TLC stinks said...

Someone commented on Facebook that as they watched The Little People prior to Kate, they realized that TLC was about greed and giving these families luxury vacations and upgrades to film. This person said they were done.

However, the Facebook page had mostly comments praising Kate rather than the Mady hate from the last shows. Seems from their profiles lots of young moms and teeny boppers are infatuated in just how Kate manages. Well I can answer that. She manages because TLC is her sugar daddy/fairy godmother. Yet, for some reason, poor Kate still needs to scrimp and save. I guess TLC is failing her. Meanwhile, the kids are promised "fun" when filming (according to Mady and others) and it never turns out that way. It's not fun when you are "working" to support a lifestyle your mother has come to expect.

Mel said...

From the ROL story:
"As evident in episodes of Kate Plus 8, Kate’s number one skill is to take inherently fun actives and turn them into a painful disappointment for everyone around her."

We've talked about this before. She can suck the joy out of *anything*.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Admin (#114), TFW had to pretend the kids were into getting a deck too, so it wouldn't look like the
monumentally selfish decision it might otherwise
seem to be. She makes up facts to fit the story.
She's said for years that the kids never stop hounding her about starting to date. But one of them admitted she's the only one talking about it.

TLC stinks said...

Uh, oh, Admin. Now we've given Kate another show idea for the ultimate pool party area. The deck was ALL Kate. Because she has few adults around and the kids are still young, it would never occur to her to upgrade the pool area for adults and older teens. But since her plan is to film FOREVER, and I cringe when she mentions grandchildren, that house will be very overpriced down the road with all the upgrades.

TLC stinks said...

Aaden was not into magic...once again she ignores the fact that these kids are INDIVIDUALS.

TLC stinks said...

Shoka on her brand new deck? We'll see.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Can you imagine being one of the G boys, and putting on this little show for your family (after only a short amount of training), and knowing that not only all your friends and schoolmates and teachers would be seeing it, but people around the world? Meanwhile, their 5 sisters got a day of pampering.
Bless those boys' hearts.

Jamesvader1194 said...

Am i the only 1 who notices a trend on twitter now?1st it was the Garbage mans girlfriend that came out and starting promoting and defending Kate and this week its the deck guy.I wouldn't be shocked if the paid boyfriend will come on twitter the week of the date episode and defend kate and talk about how much fun their "Date" was.

TLC stinks said...

Sue Buddy, actually she is getting way less press. The critiques are few, she's not on the People cover, and the paps are gone. There was little promo done prior to the premiere episode this year. She's just old news. She does have a solid base of fans and that's why TLC keeps this circus on the air, but it's my impression the staleness of the show is not growing viewership. It's TLC's call if they think she is worth it. I say one more year because the twins turn 16. Other than that, perhaps Jon will finally have a victory in custody which would implode the show. Kate does herself no favors displaying her lack of parenting skills on national tv.

redbird said...

Math Girl said... 81
A caution for redbird on your free netflix trial:

I believe they asked you for a credit card number, and if you don't cancel the trial before the end of the month, they will automatically start billing you for it. I could be wrong, but I believe that's the way most "free trials" or "special introductory rates" work.

It's not a lot of money, and you may well find that it's worthwhile to continue, but just be sure you check how it works so you don't get any nasty surprises.

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Thank you, Math Girl! If I do any of the free trials, I send myself an email and put in the subject line: Cancel whatever by so and so. I think I am just going to start at the beginning of the Rockford Files and binge a couple of episodes a day and then cancel.

Since the Murder case is heating up, I will be able to catch it on tv. When I saw the picture of Teresa, the photographer, on Nancy Grace, I immediately remembered her and I actually pointed at the screen and said, hey, I remember her! And they showed the junkyard, and the case it all started flooding back.

He could of very possibly could of done it and LO tampered with the evidence to make sure he would get convicted. The motive of framing him was extremely high because of the 36 million dollar lawsuit against LO for him being framed and being in prison for 18 years.

redbird said...

I wonder how the people that have had decks built by the deck guy feel about being called out like this? I think it was Tucker's mom that said, the deck company is getting NoNetz'd!

That is an understatement!

Everything that TFW is involved in turns into canker. When they showed the deck and the camera panned over to the swimming pool with the kids swimming, I thought she says she is the lifeguard?

She is a nut. She should of put an entertainment place out by the pool. Then if she wanted a very small balcony where the deck went. She won't have to worry about the babies of 8 children climbing all around the deck. By that time it will be needing to be replaced and only a couple of kids will even have anything to do with her. As soon as they bolt they will attach to somebody and or something and she is toast.

Sad but true said...

TLC stinks said... 125
. . .

However, the Facebook page had mostly comments praising Kate rather than the Mady hate from the last shows. . . .

Not to worry, we have it on good authority that next week Mady the Teenage Bitch will be back:

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8 12h12 hours ago
Okay. I admit it. I just laughed out loud at next weeks promo! 'You look like a human!' Mady!!!! @TLC #KatePlus8

Jamesvader1194 said...

@TLC stinks not to mention the paparazzi are all gone.Remember when she used to complain about them?Bystanders are reporting where she goes now,i have not see one picture or report of her being at a certain place by a paparazzi.Heck the only time i've seen a big story about her is whenever there's a story about jon fighting for custody.Heck some tabloids about her get 0 comments or very few nowadays (all being negative)whereas back then every story about her would get over 100.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Sad but true (#136), I can almost see TFW rub her hands together with glee. C'mon, M, keep it up -- the next thing on Mama's bucket list is a trip to Europe, and the only way she can go is if you
continue to be a handful.

TLC stinks said...

According to TLC site, next week will be school prep, then the following week it's THE DATE. The torture is almost over.

Anonymous said...

According to Radar, she referred to Eddie, the magic teacher as the "worker" and then "as Kate calls every stranger".

Can't wait for Admin's re-cap of this latest disaster.

bm

TLC stinks said...

Steve is not a "worker". He is family..."Uncle Steve". Sounds like a boyfriend to me. Since when has she ever referred to the hired help as a family member? Never, except Steve. Where are the blood relatives because I would think you would need them to participate to "make memories"? She is so full of BS. She must be aware of the criticism because she has mentioned her grandparents a few times recently, but they are probably deceased so no worries there about inviting them over. That's right, her family includes her kids and Steve.

reader said...

FlimsyFlamsy yes, deckdude was probably caught up in the twitter attention. Couldn't help but be taken aback.

reader said...

Yes TLCstinks, grandparent references coming up pretty regularly. Is that smoke and mirrors for social media? The only family not alienated because they were already dead.

AuntieAnn said...

For anyone here who's had a deck built, I have a question:

When did you first envision the deck and how did your dream turn into a reality? Please write an incohesive, incoherent, multi-paragraph, fuckety-billion word comment on it because everyone really wants to know.

Tucker's Mom said...

You know what would give TFW's children an even greater sense of calm than sitting outside on an expensive deck? For their mother to make peace
with their father.
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There it is, right there. You've hit the nail on the head. No amount of travel or home improvements will be as important as Kate making peace with Jon.
That is the only gift they need.
Are the kids going to be allowed to invite their father when they're brow beaten into having their weddings at the compound?
What about their fiances? Do they want to get married on the compound with Kate micro-managing every single thing?
Kate is setting up completely unrealistic expectations of what life will be like when the kids leave home and/or get married and have kids of their own.
The pressure she's already putting on them will only serve to undermine them, and their future relationships.
She's going to be the MIL from HELL.

TLC stinks said...

Ok, let's straighten this out...is anyone here jealous that Kate got a new deck? Anyone? Because that is Sheeple logic.

Oh, yes indeed your local county tax man is always interested in house additions, i.e. adding another bedroom in your basement, a deck which is considered part of the permanent structure, etc. If things were done on the legit, building permits had to be applied for and her tax assessment should go up. I may have imagined this, but I think she claims her property as a farm because of those chickens, so she probably gets a tax break for that. I am sure with her income, her CPA is on top of it. Why else the chickens?

Tucker's Mom said...

Carole said... 100
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Your post perfectly highlights something that Kate gives away every time: When people lie, they tend to embellish a lot.
The contrivances that Kate goes through to justify and explain are laughable and could be bested by a chocolate-faced 6-year old who ate an entire bag of cookies.

Tucker's Mom said...

Carole said... 98
Matt! Don't encourage her!

He sounds star struck. On Kate Gosselin of all people. What a doofus.

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Can you imagine the Kate Gosselin brand of flirting that went on during the deck build? Memories - or nightmares - of TFW with the basement remodeler come to mind. ICK

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I think I saw he tweeted that Kate was a "doll", which is inappropriate, condescending, patronizing and unprofessional.

I'm sure Kate was kvelling.

AuntieAnn said...

TLC stinks said... 146

Ok, let's straighten this out...is anyone here jealous that Kate got a new deck? Anyone? Because that is Sheeple logic.

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Kate's little wooley flock of ladies-in-waiting always resort to the jealous mantra. It's old but it's all they have.

Rainbirdie said...

It seems to me that Kate Plus 8 is riding on the Gosselin criticism rather than focusing on the positives and achievements of this family. And I think the negativity is weighing the show down rather than allowing it to move forward.
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The problem is that there doesn't appear to be any positives or achievements to highlight. The biggest achievement was that these 6 babies survived & are healthy. Now they are ordinary kids. And who wants to watch a show about the daily lives of ordinary kids? The show is really about a woman who will sacrifice her children to keep any amount of celebrity status. If it wasn't for the negative feedback, there would be very little feedback at all. And they would be off TV. And that's not in Kate's plan.

Tucker's Mom said...

Oh and on a side note, I really don't buy that 11 and 14 year olds spend more than 30 seconds wishing and hoping about getting a deck. That's just plain nonsense. Kids don't think about home tweaks like that the way an adult would.
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I don't either. I think the kids ooh and aah because they follow their mother's lead. But really, the kids could use that squirreled-away money for summer camp.
Without Kate. Without all their siblings. Without CAMERAS.

Blowing In The Wind said...

Yes TLCstinks, grandparent references coming up pretty regularly. Is that smoke and mirrors for social media? The only family not alienated because they were already dead.

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She reads here. She reads tweets from the haters. There have been quite a few comments lately both here and on twitter that she has alienated and cut off her family and that she doesn't have friends, other than Deanna, Jamie and those that she buys. She conveniently wrote about friends and family as an FU to those who say that she doesn't have any. That's all it was. Justifying the building of the deck was comical but she's too darn dumb to know it. I have never seen anything like this.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

But really, the kids could use that squirreled-away money for summer camp.
Without Kate. Without all their siblings. Without CAMERAS.

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YES. Or lacrosse summer travel team. Or People to People, they're all old enough. Or a summer art class, music class, acting class.

They have a beautiful property with plenty of places to entertain. They were not without a great space for guests.

The kids and their friends are not going to be in the pool the sludge up to a second story deck so far away in the beating sun. They'll eat a few dinners outside there and the novelty will wear off and that will be that. It will go unused 10 months out of the year. What a waste of money.

Blowing In The Wind said...

She is a nut. She should of put an entertainment place out by the pool.

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That kind of defeats the whole purpose. She would have to walk even farther with the food, plates, and whatever. She wanted a deck close to the kitchen so she could step outside to grill and look over her "mine, all mine" property and gaze into the sunset. You can't do that from the ground level.

PatK said...

Are the ratings out yet?

Rhymes with Witch said...

They'll eat a few dinners outside there and the novelty will wear off and that will be that. It will go unused 10 months out of the year. What a waste of money. 149

Yes, but I have no doubt that it was tlc's money.

localyocul said...

My coworker's husband surprised her with an unnecessary Mercedes SUV for Christmas. She has one child who is two. I told my other friend, that money would have been plunked into a PA TAP account for college tuition to save it at today's rate before I would have bought a car like that if I had the money. Maybe it's leased, maybe he has huge monthly payments instead, but good grief, priorities, people!!

AuntieAnn said...

Tucker's Mom said... 148

I think I saw he tweeted that Kate was a "doll",

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She does bear a striking resemblance to Tiffany.

http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/bride-of-chucky/images/29271932/title/tiffany-wallpaper

She is evil said...

Kate is a doll?
Do they have a Hunchback Saggy Funbags Barbie?

Rainbirdie said...

We've talked about this before. She can suck the joy out of *anything*.
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During the oh so exciting "TLC pays for Kate's property to be re-landscaped" episode, there was a segment about the kids setting up a lemonade stand for the landscape workers. Per Kate, a lemonade stand is something that the kids have always wanted to do. As usual, Kate ran the show. As Kate was setting things up, the kids were sitting behind the stand & Kate hollered at the boys (not the girls) to get up & help her. Then a few minutes later - again in an angry voice - she tells the boys that the best way they can help her is to stay out of her way. The kids just can't win with her.

reader said...

You know what would give TFW's children an even greater sense of calm than sitting outside on an expensive deck? For their mother to make peace with their father.

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Brilliant, yes.

kris said...

A question and a comment (from her blog) - Grilled Dinner. Is that a regional phrase? I'm sorry if it is but to this southern girl, it drives me crazy! It's a cook-out! Not grilled dinner. She referenced it a few times in her blog and she's called it that over & over on her show. Never in my life have I said 'Hey, come on over for a grilled dinner!' - it's 'Hey, come on over, we're having a cookout!' Grip over, lol

Now for my comment - I think my mouth fell open reading this line on her blog "The kids are getting older, having friends over more, and quite honestly, we are out of “personal” space in our house." << Are you serious? Your home is 7000 sq ft and there are 9 people living there. I have 7 people living in my home and if I'm lucky it's 2000 sq ft. You're out of personal space? Get a grip lady! She really has no self awareness does she? Does she not understand how ridiculous that sounds? Geesh.

Blowing In The Wind said...

Kate does herself no favors displaying her lack of parenting skills on national tv.

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I think that she does herself quite a few favors when she shows her parenting skills or lack thereof. People watch because of it -- Kate behaving badly, Mady being a brat. It's the train wreck factor. There needs to be a reason for people to watch. Nobody wants to see a normal, loving family with two great hands-on parents. There would be no reason to watch. It's much too boring and mediocre. Think the Hayes family. It was cancelled.

Tucker's Mom said...

AuntieAnn said... 144
For anyone here who's had a deck built, I have a question:

When did you first envision the deck and how did your dream turn into a reality? Please write an incohesive, incoherent, multi-paragraph, fuckety-billion word comment on it because everyone really wants to know.
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I, like, envisioned replacing my deck and I drew up amazingish plans with a pencil thingy. We hired a contractor who actually knew wtf'ish he was doing, and built a deck and patio-ish thing.
We paid a fucketymillion dollars for it.

No, seriously, decks and hardscaping are a fuckload of money when you don't have kids to exploit.

The. End.

TLC stinks said...

If a parent was really squirreling away money for something her kids would enjoy, I do not believe a deck would come to mind. Never. As long as there is an existing pool and a grill, they should already have a great play and eating spot. The deck is completely about Kate. Most people see right through her convoluted explanations. The deck adds value to the house, and that should be her reason. Really, all she needed to do was add an outdoor staircase to the pool area to get downstairs quicker.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

AuntieAnn (#44), I don't have a deck, but I'd like to "say" (so to speak) that it would be "amazing"
(to say the least) to have my dream deck for allllll the people who have loved, supported, idolized, and tolerated ME my whole life (in more ways than one) and to build forever memories to last a lifetime!!!!

Was that TFW-ish enough for ya?

Sheri said...

AuntieAnn said...(144)

"For anyone here who's had a deck built, I have a question:

When did you first envision the deck and how did your dream turn into a reality? Please write an incohesive, incoherent, multi-paragraph, fuckety-billion word comment on it because everyone really wants to know."

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I know you are being facetious Auntie but we recently (in the last 5 years) installed a deck off the pool.

We called a deck company.
They came and installed the posts, built the frame then laid the planks.
We wrote them a check.

I don't understand how Kate got all those paragraphs out of the process. She makes it sound as if she built the darn thing herself.

Roll eyes.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

These lovely, relaxing Norman Rockwell days and nights on the deck sure don't sound like the activities of the G family as we know them. From what I've gleaned from TFW's tweets, their primary leisure activity is watching TV. I'd bet the 9 of them are very rarely in the same place except for mealtime.

Jamesvader1194 said...

The good news is that i doubt any of kids are going to take the duggar family path and have spin off shows.Maybe Mady and Alexis,but i don't see most of those kids wanting to do tv in their adult years.Not sure if there's any duggars that hated filming or will hate it(if TLC brings them back).

Blowing In The Wind said...

I wonder if Deckdude knows it's illegal to discriminate. He can't just not build a deck for someone based on something like sexual orientation unless he wants a lawsuit on his hands.

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Why in the world would he even mention that in a tweet? You just don't do that! He may be good at building a deck, but when it comes to common sense and being a professional, he certainly doesn't have much upstairs.

"The same with the pastor. Why would he care if they were pastors? He builds the deck higher then? Adds a sermon niche?"

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As well as a baptismal font that can double as a bird bath or wine cooler.

Somewhere In Time said...

According to her income tax filing (Robert's book) what was their income the year they purchased the house and she dreamed of a deck? I would think with the money the show generated, plus the speaking engagements and the money she must have made from appearances and such, that she wouldn't have had to squirrel away money for a deck. It would have been chump change for her.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Is there any room for a paved area on the property for the kids to ride bikes, skate, skateboard, scooter, play basketball, etc.? That sounds more like the kind of thing the mother of 8 active kids would be interested in. I know a mom who has a half-pipe in her driveway for her 10-year-old son who is an avid skateboarder. It means she has to squeeze her car to the side when she parks, but, well, it's worth it to her.

I don't think the word sacrifice is in TFW's vocabulary. It's as if she counts those 9 months
of pregnancy as some sort of debt that her kids
need to work off forever.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

You know what would solve everything. Before you buy the damn house in the first place, you look at the layout carefully and you think about how parties and entertaining would work, how pool time would work, how even doing something as simple as getting groceries into the kitchen from the garage, given the placement of the kitchen to everything else.

If the layout sucks, and even in the nicest homes they sometimes do, you pass on the house. It's as simple as that.

Layout should be a HUGE consideration when purchasing a family home. Huge.

P.J. said...

kris said... 162
A question and a comment (from her blog) - Grilled Dinner. Is that a regional phrase? I'm sorry if it is but to this southern girl, it drives me crazy! It's a cook-out! Not grilled dinner. She referenced it a few times in her blog and she's called it that over & over on her show. Never in my life have I said 'Hey, come on over for a grilled dinner!' - it's 'Hey, come on over, we're having a cookout!'

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We would invite people over for a barbecue. Diff'rent strokes, I guess.

My husband, my son and I dismantled our old deck and built a brand new, recycled plastic deck. We could certainly afford to have someone come in and do it for us, but we like to do the designing and the actual work. We consider it fun and take tremendous pride in being DIYers. Labour costs in this country are ridiculously high too.

Midnight Madness said...

DeckDude Matt ‏@TheDeckDude
We've built decks for teachers, lesbians, pastors, and reality TV stars.
EVERYONE is treated with #Respect, no matter who they are.

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Huh? Does he want a great big round of applause for this? Does this make them special and unique because other companies refuse to deal with the gay community? Why wouldn't they treat a lesbian (and pastors, teachers) with respect? In addition to Kate, who are the other reality television stars that used this company?

What exactly is this dimwit trying to say?

Tucker's Mom said...

kris said... 162
A question and a comment (from her blog) - Grilled Dinner. Is that a regional phrase? I'm sorry if it is but to this southern girl, it drives me crazy! It's a cook-out! Not grilled dinner. She referenced it a few times in her blog and she's called it that over & over on her show. Never in my life have I said 'Hey, come on over for a grilled dinner!' - it's 'Hey, come on over, we're having a cookout!' Grip over, lol
******
Grilled dinner? No.
Here's what's regional:
Come on over-we're going to grill some steak/burgers/chicken.
We're having a bbq (this one drives Southerners NUTS!!!).
We're having a cook out.

Grilled dinner/mixed grill is what my dogs' food cans say.

kris said...

PJ - Yes or a barbecue. I was just wondering if that (grilled dinner) is more of a northern phrase? Kinda like different places call coke, pop or soda.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


Huh? Does he want a great big round of applause for this? Does this make them special and unique because other companies refuse to deal with the gay community? Why wouldn't they treat a lesbian (and pastors, teachers) with respect? In addition to Kate, who are the other reality television stars that used this company?

What exactly is this dimwit trying to say?

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I have no idea, but he shouldn't have said it.

You don't get a medal for serving the customer. This is not Selma anymore. Good grief. Is he implying that other contractors or businesses might discriminate based on religion or sexual orientation? Which ones? They should be reported to the authorities. Is he implying he actually thinks, when serving a lesbian couple, I am a better man for providing services to this couple and not refusing services based on sexual orientation. WTF! He makes himself sound ignorant and hick.

By the way, lesbianism is a wonderful profession!

Tucker's Mom said...

Now for my comment - I think my mouth fell open reading this line on her blog "The kids are getting older, having friends over more, and quite honestly, we are out of “personal” space in our house." << Are you serious? Your home is 7000 sq ft and there are 9 people living there. I have 7 people living in my home and if I'm lucky it's 2000 sq ft. You're out of personal space? Get a grip lady! She really has no self awareness does she? Does she not understand how ridiculous that sounds? Geesh.

*****
Her entitlement is sickening. Her lack of awareness is jaw dropping.
That said, she's got a fan base that thinks her magic uterus and dead ex-husband justifies anything and everything.
What bugs me is when good, honest, really hard working moms write to her asking how she does it. They seem to honestly feel unworthy compared to Kate.
There's no helping them, since they won't acknowledge that if they had all the help, money and freebies that Kate has, they could do all of that, and much, much more.

AuntieAnn said...

Sheri said... 167

I know you are being facetious Auntie but we recently (in the last 5 years) installed a deck off the pool.

We called a deck company.

They came and installed the posts, built the frame then laid the planks.

We wrote them a check.

I don't understand how Kate got all those paragraphs out of the process. She makes it sound as if she built the darn thing herself.

Roll eyes.

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And after it was built did you not sit out there waxing poetic and get all teary-eyed imagining weddings and grandkids on it? lol!

Good grief. It's like Kate's fifth grade language arts teacher asked her to write an essay about what she did last summer. Finished and ready to be handed in by Tuesday.

Rainbirdie said...

localyocul said... 157
My coworker's husband surprised her with an unnecessary Mercedes SUV for Christmas. She has one child who is two. I told my other friend, that money would have been plunked into a PA TAP account for college tuition to save it at today's rate before I would have bought a car like that if I had the money. Maybe it's leased, maybe he has huge monthly payments instead, but good grief, priorities, people!!
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While I understand the point you are making, one person's 'unnecessary' may be another person's dream. It's really no one's business what their priorities are & how they are spending their money. Unless of course they are pimping out their kids for a paycheck on TLC & spending it on luxuries for themselves while claiming to be a piecing & patching single mother.

Tucker's Mom said...

My husband, my son and I dismantled our old deck and built a brand new, recycled plastic deck. We could certainly afford to have someone come in and do it for us, but we like to do the designing and the actual work. We consider it fun and take tremendous pride in being DIYers. Labour costs in this country are ridiculously high too.
January 6, 2016 at 11:47 AM
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Labor costs are always the killer. No way could we deal with our deck redo, but DH and I did build a couple free-stone walls in our front yard.
Mostly DH ;-)

P.J. said...

Admin said...

By the way, lesbianism is a wonderful profession!

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Is there an internship? An apprenticeship? Do you need a degree?

Enquiring minds want to know.

Math Girl said...

TLC stinks said... 104
I was SO nervous for they boys! Their sisters would be their TOUGHEST CRITICS! I just wanted to help them! �� @TLC

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Why be nervous if your kids love and respect each other and are not mean and insulting?
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It seems to me that it instead of pressuring the boys to be professional-level magicians after a short class, Kate should have talked to the girls about their expectations, and hers, for the show. If she thought that they were going to be "toughest critics", she could have spoken to the girls about how the boys were amateur, were trying, and that negativity on their part would be met with the "punishment of severeness" (or whatever the hell it was she said in the new "master bedroom")

Or, as another poster observed, she could have just let the boys have their class and enjoy it without expecting them to entertain their sisters. If she was set on a show, she could have had the magician design one that incorporated the boys as "helpers" or "featured acts", while he did the majority of the work. Oh wait, there wouldn't have been a place in the show for "her". Scratch that idea.

And I have a comment about Kate's "simple balusters" to not spoil the view. I am in an area where a lot of people have second-floor decks that provide a beautiful lake-and-hills view. Unfortunately, when you sit down, the top rail is just at eye height, so your view is obstructed by sitting. If you scrunch down, the balusters, simple or no, make stripes on the view. If money is no object, people have replaced their railings with a railing system that incorporates clear sheet of something (tempered glass or plexiglass) that doesn't obstruct the view. If it's real classy, there isn't a top rail either - the sheets are held in place by posts on both sides, but there is nothing visible over them.

The simpler solution to an obstructed view is to buy higher chairs and tables. There are some available that are not bar height, but higher than an ordinary table. They're actually popular with seniors because they're the right height to be easy to get in and out of. Or you can just stand up to admire the view!

I suspect that Kate wanted a free upgrade to really elaborate and expensive balusters and was talked out of them by Deck Dude Matt. I can't see her mentioning it otherwise.

LaLaLandNoMore said...

My take on the new deck/grill/outdoor kitchen is that TFW either saw it in a magazine or at someone else's house and just had to have it. Of course, it became convenient for it to be a highlight of filming this half season and there she has it. I agree with all here who believe they will get no more than two months use out of it. Brag, brag, brag. Difficult to take when we know about the suffering in our world, isn't it?

Midnight Madness said...

I have seen some really stupid sheeple, but this fan has to be one of the dumbest:

Andrea lee johnson ‏@JohnsonAndra 1h1 hour ago
The money doesnt go on her. She never goes anywhere doesn't do anything for herself @Sassccha @nochanceofrain @Kateplusmy8 @TLC

Right. The blond hair is natural and doesn't cost a thing; the bo-tox is free; the implants were a gift from a generous doctor; the tan comes from sitting in the sun; she is besties with clothing designers who just ship her free samples; the kids do the French manicures for her; the expensive monthly spa visits are through the generosity of her extended family; she befriended three car companies who said, "just take the cars"...ad nauseam.

Alberta Girl said...

P.J. - we do "Barbeque" too! LOL!

I watched some last night - really shitty that her main concern is the hate the boys will get from their sisters. Ugh! So many things to say about that, but we all know what the deal is here.

I don't know why people think she's such a great mother - quantity over quality I guess.

What I find ironic, is that to me, she seems very scared of her kids. The constant bribery and placating she does is mind boggling. How is that good parenting? Even during the cooking challenge, when she got on her pulpit, and stated her beliefs on winning - notice how before she announced the winner, she said something to the effect of no tantrums, etc if you don't win? If she's taught he kids that winning is everything, then wouldn't they be used to this by now? Wouldn't they know that there is a winner and a loser, and be able to deal? Goes back to Jon stating they have emotional and behavioural issues - very plain to see here.



AuntieAnn said...

Help me out here please. I just went to the website of the company that built the deck that Kate linked on her blog. They have photos. Which one is the lesbian deck? I can't tell.

NJGal51 said...

Per Kate, a lemonade stand is something that the kids have always wanted to do.
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Didn't they do a lemonade stand with Jon for firefighters or something? It was when he wore the "liar" tee-shirt.

Midnight Madness said...

And thar she blows again, sticking her nose into where it doesn't belong. She makes Gladys Kravitz look like a recluse!

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 3h3 hours ago
@TheDeckDude @Kateplusmy8 Just wanted to express thanks again for your respectful & supportive tweets last nite! #Honesty #TheDeckMan :)

FlimsyFlamsy said...

NJGal51 (#188), yes, that's when Jon had the shirt that said "Lies Lies Lies." And that's why when there was a picture of the wooden spoon (a/k/a
the spanker) in the car door, the fans fell all
over themselves saying it had just gotten left behind after the lemonade sale.

Anonymous said...

Does this Deck Dude asks for sexual orientation before he asks people to sign on the dotted line?

bm

PatK said...

Somewhere In Time said... 171
According to her income tax filing (Robert's book) what was their income the year they purchased the house and she dreamed of a deck? I would think with the money the show generated, plus the speaking engagements and the money she must have made from appearances and such, that she wouldn't have had to squirrel away money for a deck. It would have been chump change for her.

$$$$$$$$

Exactly! I'm not buying that "secretly saved money" b.s. that apparently spewed forth from her lips. Even though she had a couple of lean years, I think we all realize the serious coin she made from her crookbook, Celebrity Apprentice, Celebrity Wife Swap, and her new TLC shows. Plus, there's also the theory TLC chipped in, if not paid for the whole damn thing. Secretly saved for it, my ass.

Tucker's Mom said...

AuntieAnn said... 188
Help me out here please. I just went to the website of the company that built the deck that Kate linked on her blog. They have photos. Which one is the lesbian deck? I can't tell.
January 6, 2016 at 12:27 PM
*******
OMG, that was a coke-through-the-nose moment!

Tucker's Mom said...

NJGal51 said... 189
Per Kate, a lemonade stand is something that the kids have always wanted to do.
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Didn't they do a lemonade stand with Jon for firefighters or something? It was when he wore the "liar" tee-shirt.
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I think you're right. That's the episode the kids were lining up to hug and kiss Jon.
That's about the age I think most kids are thrilled to do a lemonade stand.
God bless those workers who have to entertain kids and put up with a film crew whilst trying to get their work done.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

AuntieAnn (#188), I will buy anyone a virtual rumspringa if they tweet the Deck Dude and ask
him which deck is the lesbian one! But wait --
if he's a professional, he only builds "don't ask, don't tell" decks.

Poor Gladys -- trying to get in on the conversation and ending her tweet with #TheDeckMan when his name is The Deck Dude. How she dares comment on someone being "respectful" after the things she's said about Jon and Robert is beyond me.

Leslie said...

Admin., you were right. This Matt guy, I guess the owner, is a total jerk. I just read his tweets and wow he is strange and unprofessional.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

They have photos. Which one is the lesbian deck? I can't tell.

&&&&

It's the gay looking one right next to the preacher's. Not sure how you missed it.

TLC stinks said...

She makes up so much stuff. I forgot they already did a lemonade stand, but you have to understand, Kate makes it sound like she does it all for her kids. Those darling kids wanted a deck to entertain their school buddies, so she scrimped and saved to grant their wish. Puke! Oh, and I guess Collin suggested the Gator for his chicken chores. And that kitchen renovation must have come from Mady and Cara who love to cook.

Kate is a twit said...

Rating are out.

1,186 million viewers with a .35 share. About 30,000 more viewers than last week.

http://www.showbuzzdaily.com/articles/showbuzzdailys-top-150-tuesday-cable-originals-network-update-1-5-2016.html

Interesting thing though, the Little Couple had 1,811 million viewers, which means that 625,000 viewers tuned out after the Little Couple ended.

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