167 Comments

  1. Dee
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:05 am

    I love your blog! I see a lot of me in what you write. So I understand. I am not good at writing but can tell a great store…lol.

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    • Dee
      July 2, 2013 @ 11:06 am

      story

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    • Annie
      July 2, 2013 @ 3:21 pm

      I was also sent the link from my Goddaughter.. (Hi, Maria ;)..)… I laughed so hard I almost peed… my husband had confirmation of my insanity… but didn’t share it… I am now a faithful reader… & you are only the 3rd blog I follow… 2 sometimes… but you are on the short list (via e!) …Fellow unicorn believer: mine wears a teal bow!! Always believe in Christmas ;o

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  2. Vy
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:05 am

    I was given a link to your giant mirror story of last week, so I checked it out and OMG. I found myself four hours later, still reading your words. I laughed. I gloried. I mentally redecorated my entire home. I mentally redecorated your entire home. I now how to buy stain off the internet, disco balls are what Christmas is about, and that Craigslist is my friend. Add one new loyal reader 🙂

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    • Tery
      July 2, 2013 @ 1:45 pm

      Hey Vy —

      So obviously you’re good at redecorating — how about MY house? It’s a 150 year old converted church. I have no money, no budget, now inspiration, but heck…it’s a work in progress… LOL

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  3. Melissa D-Z
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:06 am

    I for one would lock you in my basement, but take you out frequently to be my partner in crime and friend. My life is closer to completion now that your blog is part of it. You have built a blog with a kingdom on top. Rock on, sister, rock on.

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    • Janice S.
      July 8, 2013 @ 3:25 pm

      A blog with a kingdom on top! That’s great!

      Victoria, I’m glad you explained where you’ve been the past few weeks. You sound like the most rational person ever. I totally would have done the same in your shoes: refresh, refresh, refresh, refresh, refresh.

      We, your people, humbly await your next tale of adventure.

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  4. Alex @ northstory
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:07 am

    I’ve said to this before and I’ll say it again, this is just the beginning. This reminds me of the TED talk that Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love) gave. This is a quote from her lecture:

    “…I’m pretty young, I’m only about 40 years old. I still have maybe another four decades of work left in me. And it’s exceedingly likely that anything I write from this point forward is going to be judged by the world as the work that came after the freakish success of my last book…it’s exceedingly likely that my greatest success is behind me. Oh, so Jesus, what a thought! You know that’s the kind of thought that could lead a person to start drinking gin at nine o’clock in the morning, and I don’t want to go there. I would prefer to keep doing this work that I love.”

    In other words, keep doing what you’re doing. If I fell in love with your writing before the Craigslist post, I will fall in love with whatever you write after it as well. So keep writing b/c we need more writers that make us laugh and cry and the rare talent to have people read your content vs skim over your words in between renovation projects and other misc crafts that you cry over not being able to photograph in the non-existent sunlight of daylight savings time.

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    • Lara Croft
      July 2, 2013 @ 11:49 am

      Alex, you don’t know it but V is already very familiar with Elizabeth Gilbert’s TED talk; she posted it on my timeline a few months ago and insisted I watch it. <3 Great minds think alike.

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  5. Rebeccah
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:07 am

    You know what is awesome? That you are so honest about wanting it. And how it made you feel when it did. I have a very strong suspicion that Christmas will come again. I know I am very happy to have you in my front yard, miming with your unicorns and whatnot. Congrats on your success!

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  6. Diane Lindgren
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:07 am

    I just came across your bog recently and love it! So count me as one of your fans and hope you keep it up!

    Thanks, Diane

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  7. Jennifer
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:07 am

    I. Adore. You. You,and everything you write! Your blog is MY magical door to the land of Delightful Irreverence.

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  8. Astrid S
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:07 am

    Oh DEAR GOD, I thought you were going to quit blogging and I was about to have a heart attack and take the rest of the day off work….Please stay around. You make a lot of my mornings at work worthwhile.

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    • Laura
      July 3, 2013 @ 10:40 am

      Me too! I think I was holding my breath the entire time I was reading. 🙂 Phew!

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    • Katrina
      July 5, 2013 @ 6:54 pm

      Me too. I’ve just discovered you on the front lawn of my Aussie home….and I stated having a panic attack that you were about to abandon me just when I fell head over heels for you. Don’t leave me! I share you sense of humour. You are so refreshing, not like all the other generic blogs around.

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  9. Katrina Roesel
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:09 am

    Thank you for the hours of endless entertainment. I love your blot.
    Katrina

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  10. Sheri Ricker
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:09 am

    Victoria,
    You forgot to go gaga’s over those of us who subscribed to your posts and receive them via email!!!!! I love you, adore you, wait for your posts. I found you recently through a link on Momastery. I couldn’t believe my good fortune at finding such an entertaining way to spend some time at the computer. Laughing, agreeing, seeing myself in you. Humor is my favorite human quality so I guess that makes you my dear, one of my favorite humans. Hoard on, Craigslist rules!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. Anna Loy
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:09 am

    Ha, I saw a similar thing happen with the Bloggess when her post about the giant metal chicken went viral. At least your viral post is about a gorgeous decorative mirror 😉

    One of the best things about the internet is that you may feel like there is no one in the world as quirky as you are, who likes the peculiar things you do, and suddenly…BAM, you have a tribe 😉

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  12. Val LaBore
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:09 am

    I followed a link a friend had left on Facebook because it looked like something I would enjoy. I did! And I like your style of writing. So I subscribed to your email list.
    Val

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  13. Garden, Home and Party
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:11 am

    I’m so happy you did this…it convinces me that I don’t have what it takes (desire, ambition, hard work and entertaining words) to ever have a wildly successful blog and I’m okay now. I had scratched my head in wonder at what it takes to get 55,000+ likes and now I know. You have unlocked the mystery for me and I’m good with the knowledge that I just don’t have that “drive”. It was great living through it with you…clicking ‘like’ and sharing the comedy and entertainment value that your blog brings me and my friends. But now, I can be relaxed and watch you as you will undoubtedly become even more popular…which you deserve. You are great and funny and I just want a signed book when it’s published, inscription to read: To one of my favorite blog friends, Love Victoria. 😀
    Forever your humble fan,
    Karen

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  14. Laurie@Vin'yet Etc.
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:11 am

    I can so relate to everything, except the amount of fame! I’ll get there though, cause there are unicorns, you said so! xo

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  15. Anne
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:11 am

    I personally don’t know how I have lived without your blog for this long or how I didn’t know how seeing your gigantic golden mirrors could make me lose hours of my life to craigslist…as if it didn’t already lose too many. I am in awe at your ability to stomach your husband’s moods about your finds and look to you to adopt your iron will as my own. Congratulations. You not only have a great eye, but your writing is entertaining and top notch!

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  16. Kari
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:11 am

    I’m one of the kabillion that showed up on your doorstep a week ago. I gotta say and this is from a jaded I’ve been on the internet since Prodigy so don’t be telling me what to do senior. I love your blog. I think I spent a couple hours here catching up. Good stuff, now don’t get overwhelmed you just keep doing your thing, don’t pull a Lindsey Lohan.

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  17. Nicky Ovitt
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:12 am

    yay! I GET TO BE THE FIRST TO COMMENT!!! I love you, WE love you. Your fantastic style, writing and sense of humor GUARANTEE that was not the highlight of your life. Looking forward to so much more, Victoria! … and yes, I’m gonna share it, again!

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  18. Jeff
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:12 am

    Congratulations on your big day! I’m glad I found your blog because I think it’s fabulous. I have a feeling that your life will include more than one Christmas. 🙂

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  19. amy
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:13 am

    I am so much happier now that I’ve found your blog. Also, I have mirror envy. Massive. Mirror. Envy. But I love Victorian homes, and I’m so very glad that about a half dozen of my friends posted the link to your blog for me to find and read.

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    • teresa
      July 2, 2013 @ 10:17 pm

      i know right, MASSIVE. mirror. envy.
      and those of us who do, have this blog to go to and and look and look at that wonderful mirror (both of them actually) and say ‘one day, it will be me with two mirrors that awesome’
      😉

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  20. Debi Beard
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:16 am

    I found you through an Fb share…. then I re- shared your post on my page… You should read the MANYcomments there! You are a fabulous storyteller. everyone likes to live vicariously through other people’s treasure hunting adventures. Your fame is well deserved!
    I don’t have time to read many blogs but. I will definitely be looking forward to yours. Now please get back on craigslist and find something else so that I can pretend that it happened to me 🙂
    Your new reader and fellow blogger
    Debi Beard

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