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  1. Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
    December 12, 2017 @ 10:46 am

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    • MJ
      December 12, 2017 @ 5:22 pm

      I feel compelled to point out that you must be my long lost Sister, even though I have one I can find. She does not like anything old or fancy, least of all mirrors. I too am a mirror addict, although not as ornate or beautiful and in smaller scale. I have rescued many from in pending doom at the side of a curb. How could anyone discard such a treasure?
      Love your blog!

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    • Candace Ford
      December 12, 2017 @ 10:07 pm

      NO NO NO,!!! Men never get it, they lack some chromosome or gene or whatever!!! they need to be right about something. Just snuggle the flufflemunchkins and don’t fret about it.

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  2. Sandy
    December 12, 2017 @ 10:53 am

    You sure know how to brighten the morning. I’ll still be laughing at your brothers Christmas present for hours. Thank you for sharing a slice of your life with Paul, Reminds us all not to take things to seriously.
    Hugs
    Sandy

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  3. Lisa Cohen
    December 12, 2017 @ 10:54 am

    You are giving that fabulous mirror away!! Even to loved ones?!?!?! It’s gorgeous and I’m sure you must need one more fabulous mirror!!!!

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    • Patricia
      December 12, 2017 @ 10:58 am

      No, click on Exhibit A to see her glorious gift!

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  4. Toni
    December 12, 2017 @ 10:57 am

    Who wouldn’t want one of those!! I’m sure your brothers will talk about that gift for years!

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  5. Carmen
    December 12, 2017 @ 10:57 am

    If it’s an antique, doesn’t it go in the investments column? I mean it’s only going to gain value.

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  6. Sarah
    December 12, 2017 @ 11:00 am

    YOUR BROTHERS GIFTS 😂😂😂😂😂 I don’t know what I was expecting but that wasn’t it. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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  7. Cheryl
    December 12, 2017 @ 11:01 am

    I just re-watched that movie a couple of months ago, and it has “held its value”. The ski-masks are hysterical.

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  8. Patricia
    December 12, 2017 @ 11:04 am

    Ah, yes, proving a point with evidence and PowerPoint is only accepted when a husband is presenting it. 😏

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  9. Lisa Cohen
    December 12, 2017 @ 11:05 am

    Whew!!! I feel better already and yes I do think your brothers will love their “gift”. Oh and I have a house in Santa Fe New Mexico so if you ever want to come and visit let me know!! I’m an acquirer of fabulous things like you – but our styles are slightly different so we can be friends instead of competitors when we go shopping!!!! LOL!!

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  10. Lora Hart
    December 12, 2017 @ 11:07 am

    Love. That. Clip! Thanks.

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  11. Ellen
    December 12, 2017 @ 11:18 am

    You need to keep that mirror! It is the most beautiful yet!

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  12. Linda Jensen
    December 12, 2017 @ 11:19 am

    Adore the new GFT. Cannot have too much gilt.

    One word of caution: Beware of intersecting Chi. I noticed from the photo that another mirror was reflecting in the new mirror and could potentially cause your chi to get caught in a never-ending game of Chi-Pong. This is not healthy and can create a trap for energy. Which might come in handy with the furmunchkins . . . . . . but Be Careful!

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  13. Moira
    December 12, 2017 @ 11:19 am

    My Craigslist skills suck. I aspire to be a CL maven like you and buy shit that will annoy my husband. Fab mirror. Fab clip. Thanks for the morning smile.

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  14. Ann Marie
    December 12, 2017 @ 11:33 am

    I have to ask: Do you love your brothers? Do you even LIKE them?? Strange gift, but hey, whatever floats their boats..

    Love, love the mirror… Beautiful! You must have endless energy to be able to find and drive to acquire your treasures. I’m in awe..

    And, yes, furmunchkins smell extra delicious when they sleep..no matter what the age.

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  15. JeanFB
    December 12, 2017 @ 11:38 am

    Laughed out loud when I clicked on Exhibit A! I think my entire family needs those ( I feel like they’re more Davie Jones than Barbarian, and the first three Pirates of the Caribbean movies are some of my fave movies ever!) No judgment here… just jealously. I mean, GFTs and kittens….. what more could a girl need?

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  16. Tery
    December 12, 2017 @ 11:42 am

    I would get a year’s supply of dental floss, put it in a box, wrap the box with dental floss instead of ribbon and put a tag on it “From Santa Floss”.

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    • emily
      December 12, 2017 @ 11:54 am

      #winner

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    • Kiki
      December 12, 2017 @ 12:03 pm

      Best commet ever….

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  17. Kathy
    December 12, 2017 @ 11:45 am

    I love it every time I see a post from you pop up! Beautiful mirror, by the way.

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  18. Ali
    December 12, 2017 @ 11:53 am

    One can NEVER have too many mirrors! It’s perfect. Just one knit octopus beanie, on the other hand, is too many.
    Happy Hannukah and Merry Christmas!

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  19. emily
    December 12, 2017 @ 11:57 am

    Oh my goodness. Your post made this grey morning so much brighter! Thanks for the giggles and the movie clip–it was wicked awesome!

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  20. Lisa
    December 12, 2017 @ 12:23 pm

    I knew this knowledge would come in handy someday–you can get “20,000 Yards of Listerine Gentle Gum Care Woven Cinnamon Mint Dental Floss Bulk” on eBay for $79.11, free shipping. Merry Christmas to your husband.

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  21. judy
    December 12, 2017 @ 1:21 pm

    Hilarious! Very pretty mirror. Any chance you could give us a rerun of your beautiful Christmas Decor,especially the Disco balls on the lovely veranda. Happiness to all as 2017 slips away A fine writer deserves all of you and millions more!

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  22. Martha
    December 12, 2017 @ 1:48 pm

    Your humor makes me SO happy!

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  23. Gerry
    December 12, 2017 @ 1:53 pm

    Mirror is spectacular. Masks are interesting. This post is hysterical. On a more serious note…. my dentist gives me free dental floss and a new toothbrush when I see her every six months for cleaning. If your dentist doesn’t do this for you, it might be a suggestion…? Would be an even bigger savings for you to have more money to buy GFT!

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  24. Kim H
    December 12, 2017 @ 2:18 pm

    I am unashamed to admit that I just ordered the hat for my husband. He’s going to absolutely love it!

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  25. Allie
    December 12, 2017 @ 4:19 pm

    That is one of the most amazing mirrors I have ever seen not in Versailles. My only judgment is that you have incredible taste. xAllie http://www.theallthatglittersblog.com

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  26. Kait
    December 12, 2017 @ 4:36 pm

    First, I get the feeling Paul is an engineer. ASK ME HOW I KNOW. (My husband does similar silliness such as the floss audit.)

    Two, all the GFT for always.

    Lastly, my kitten smells like cinnamon. When I sniff him as he sleeps he pushes his paws into my face as if to say ‘Moooooom. Stop smelling my floofs! I’m sleepin’ here!”

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  27. Jill
    December 12, 2017 @ 5:08 pm

    I want to be your brother! Where did you find that gorgeous mirror?

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  28. Pat
    December 12, 2017 @ 6:35 pm

    One of my favorite scenes from my favorite movie. Thanks for reminding me!!!!

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  29. Bernie
    December 12, 2017 @ 7:45 pm

    Paul and my husband must be related in their “personal grooming economics”. My children can all accurately quote “the toilet paper lesson”. FOUR squares, fold, wipe, fold again, wipe. Repeat if necessary (but only once). We also argue about the 5 extra cents we spend on electricity because I dont turn the light out in the kitchen…when I AM COMING RIGHT BACK!

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  30. Jill
    December 12, 2017 @ 7:47 pm

    That is the best gift to give any male…. More importantly if it helps in your debates on the purchase of items, I noticed on the majority of receipts a store will indicate the dollar amount you saved. I boldly circle this numerical amount in red ink and adhere the front of our refrigerator next to a sign. This sign states it is not what I spent that matters but the amount I SAVED.

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  31. Ross
    December 12, 2017 @ 8:47 pm

    I am so sad.

    You did not put my comment through.

    I feel unloved! Unwanted!

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  32. Kathy samp
    December 13, 2017 @ 7:09 am

    Love it❤

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  33. Lori Barton
    December 13, 2017 @ 11:41 am

    Please write a book. I’ll buy one for myself and many copies to give as gifts. You are delightful!

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  34. kmkat
    December 13, 2017 @ 7:50 pm

    You should know that that Cthulhu mask was hand-crocheted by someone. Because there is no machine on the planet that can crochet (yet). btw, I love your taste in gifts!

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  35. JC
    December 13, 2017 @ 9:27 pm

    OMG I want one of these mirrors. Why are there NONE where I live?

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  36. Kathleen
    December 14, 2017 @ 2:44 am

    Victoria, I am your long lost sister…and I MUST have that mirror!

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  37. Sherry in Alaska
    December 14, 2017 @ 3:55 am

    The mirror is WONDERFUL. And you are hilarious! It’s why I’m still following you and have given up so many others. Plus you love cats…………….. and who can do better?

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  38. Danielle
    December 14, 2017 @ 9:38 am

    I bought my husband that exact hat a few months ago … I also have a mirror troll that lives in my head. You’re my favorite, I use your blog to explain my thought process to the naysayers. You’re my spirit animal lol.

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  39. me
    December 26, 2017 @ 11:29 pm

    You are simply investing into your retirement plan! How can he not see this every time you buy a beautiful antique item. The resale one day in the far far future will be splendid.

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