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  1. Katherine Farrow
    December 3, 2014 @ 11:22 am

    That is a very Jumanji Christmas.

    Audrey II is lurking somewhere in that Little Shop of Disco Balls demanding to be fed, Seymour.

    That greenery is totally going to come alive at night and eat your leg, just like in The Ruins.

    Also, spiders.

    I’m so sorry.

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  2. Flipwiz
    December 3, 2014 @ 11:22 am

    “…but I ran out of care.” You are my anal-retentive soul sister. Love it, love you!

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  3. Maria M
    December 3, 2014 @ 11:29 am

    Love the fresh look of your home decorations. The disco balls are the highlight!!! Question…do you use fresh garland or is that really real looking garland?! Merry Christmas!

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  4. Jeanette
    December 3, 2014 @ 11:43 am

    I can’t help but love you and your posts…although I think you are my husband’s worst nightmare LOL. Maybe someday if we ever *finish* our reno I will have walls to actually decorate. I LOVE your porch with the disco balls! I am filing that one away. What a sparkly festive, great idea.

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  5. Margy
    December 3, 2014 @ 12:05 pm

    Lovely. I used to make a huge mess for years, now I just try to bring out a few things at a time. I totally identify with moving the mess from one place to another, lol! And your front porch is magical!

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  6. April
    December 3, 2014 @ 12:12 pm

    Oh my gosh. I read your disco ball porch post with my daughters(ages 17 and 14) a couple of weeks ago, and they were all like “NO MOM!!!!! NO DISCO BALLS ON OUR PORCH!) I don’t know who raised those girls, because I ADORE THE EFFECT.
    Also, your greenery is AH-MAZE!(In my best Barbie voice.)
    And I am dying of a chest cold right now, but cannot wait to laugh my way through your bow tutorial…when I can laugh without risking my breathing forever. Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday-getting-ready season!
    🙂
    ~april

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    • Catherine
      December 3, 2014 @ 2:30 pm

      I just laughed out loud at your Barbie reference! Ha ha, my daughter and I quote that series all the time.

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    • Yvonne Angus
      December 4, 2014 @ 6:51 pm

      So funny! My daughter, grown, with grown daughters of her own, recently told me that glitter was craft herpes! Clearly she was switched at birth!

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  7. TucsonPatty
    December 3, 2014 @ 12:15 pm

    How awesomely, gorgeously, glittery beautiful. I loved seeing this last year, loved reading about it this year and would love to look at it all again next year!
    Don’t ever stop with the giant shiny things, please!
    I have a question, though…did you skip it all this year, after such an undertaking last year?
    The holidays are my busiest time of year, (Hairstylist) so all I ever get done anymore is a wreath on the front door. I love seeing others beautiful decorations, and I had forgotten about your glittery wondrousness! Thank you.

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  8. CMoore
    December 3, 2014 @ 12:23 pm

    I love the disco balls!!!! What size are they? Hopped on over to The Christmas Tree Shop web site….waaahhhh they don’t have any. Love ur blog…..ur posts always make me smile…….

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    • Debbie
      December 3, 2014 @ 12:43 pm

      I too looked for the mirror balls, but found them on this web site:

      http://www.save-on-crafts.com/search.html?keywords=mirror+balls

      They may find their way into my home soon…..

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      December 3, 2014 @ 7:48 pm

      They are pretty large- 7″. I got them in the actual store (otherwise shipping might have been prohibitive).

      They were only $3.99. (which is obviously $4, but feels better to say $3.99… so much bargain-y-er.)

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      • CMoore
        December 3, 2014 @ 7:54 pm

        LOL…thanks. I try that bargin-y-er (love the word, it’s now a part of my vocab) logic on my hubby……hasnt worked yet…..but I will never give up!

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  9. countryroses
    December 3, 2014 @ 12:33 pm

    I love & look forward to each blog that you have – I get so excited when I read them. You remind me of me once upon a time. I’ve slowed down some now & if I could only get the stuff done that needs to be done, maybe, just maybe I can get back in the groove of things decorating for the Holidays.

    Thanks for your pick me ups!!!

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  10. Sue
    December 3, 2014 @ 12:38 pm

    Love and adore it all. I remember all of this from last year except I don’t remember the porch and all its shininess, just love it! Thanks for the show.

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  11. Laurie
    December 3, 2014 @ 12:39 pm

    Hey, I know how to make you feel better about your Christmas decorating…confess that I still have Halloween decorations out!

    Yup. I’ll be ready for Christmas in February. See you then!

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  12. Sarah from Soymilk + Honey
    December 3, 2014 @ 12:48 pm

    This is freaking fabulous. Loving the Glitter Troll. I hope she’s back and even better this year!

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  13. Pamz H.
    December 3, 2014 @ 1:23 pm

    Fabulous! Disco balls are a great addition. Keep up the great work! We love your blogs and pics of the DIY projects. Deco in the house is amazing.

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  14. Jeana Ball
    December 3, 2014 @ 1:26 pm

    Best Quote Ever: Besides, why do something quickly that you can actually finish, if you have the option of getting involved in a project that will spiral out of control? – Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
    This describes so many of my little projects. Something as simple as cleaning a single junk drawer leads to a month long closet/drawer/pantry purge of every closet/drawer/pantry in the house. Truth be told, I like that gene (that we apparently share). I believe it’s attached to the gene that gives me flair, but I would like to turn it down a little every now and then.

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  15. brenda
    December 3, 2014 @ 2:47 pm

    any idea when you will be revealing this year’s Christmas tour?

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    • Patricia
      December 3, 2014 @ 5:02 pm

      I’m guessing December 2015 …

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  16. Laura
    December 3, 2014 @ 3:46 pm

    So pretty…and you posted it in December, so that counts as this year’s holiday decorating!

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  17. Mary
    December 3, 2014 @ 5:05 pm

    This was gorgeous last year and this year! In homage to your skill and ideas, last year I put disco ball ornaments in my Amazon Wish List and they are still there, gathering dust. The Amazon wish list is like other things in my life. Like buying patterns for items and clothes when they have the up to 10 Butterick patterns for $1 each. That way, they are all mine to make, someday, when I get time or feel like it. Then, 10 years later, when I can’t remember why I wanted to make stuffed bunnies dressed in Victorian clothes, I give the unopened patterns to a non-profit thrift store.

    You are a riot!

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  18. Ann Marie
    December 3, 2014 @ 5:14 pm

    You know, New Hampshire (where I live) is reeeeeeaaaaaalllly beautiful this time of year…Wouldn’t you like to visit?

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  19. Ann Marie
    December 3, 2014 @ 5:15 pm

    And while you’re at it: help me with my decorating? ( it got chopped off the initial comment)
    Just thought I’d take a stab at it LOL… Can’t wait to see what you have planned for this year..

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  20. debi
    December 3, 2014 @ 5:35 pm

    Wow! Everything is so beautiful!

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