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  1. Siouxie Q
    December 10, 2014 @ 10:09 am

    I approve. Carry on.

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  2. Jennifer @ Also Known As...the Wife
    December 10, 2014 @ 10:11 am

    I MUST know what is in those boxes!!!

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    • maggieb
      December 10, 2014 @ 11:04 am

      Yeah me too!

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    • Diana Ings
      December 10, 2014 @ 11:20 am

      Yes I want to know too! Especially what on earth is in the big one!!!!

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  3. Lydia
    December 10, 2014 @ 10:14 am

    Well I hate to say it but the Glitter Troll is right. This is not the Victoria Elizabeth Barnes we all know and love. Whether you post it on the blog or not you love shiny things. Embrace it, drag out the boxes, fete your Inner Raccoon and get your gold on. Denial only results in impulse Amazon purchases. Look at it like this, if an ax murderer tries to come in the house he will be blinded by the bling, giving you time to escape.

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  4. bfwebster
    December 10, 2014 @ 10:15 am

    This post will make my sweet wife Sandra feel oh so much better about herself.

    Also, burlap.

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  5. Monica
    December 10, 2014 @ 10:15 am

    I love this, hurry up and unpack!!!

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  6. BrocanteuseRose
    December 10, 2014 @ 10:15 am

    I second, Siouxie Q. 🙂

    Why am I thinking you must buy even more glittery goodness?! Perhaps because I can hide on my couch and live vicariously through you. Yes that sounds correct.

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  7. Jayne Z
    December 10, 2014 @ 10:17 am

    Can’t wait to see the results!

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  8. Darling Lily
    December 10, 2014 @ 10:18 am

    God bless your sweet heart. How well I know the feeling. After 51 years on this Earth, I have finally figured out that “simple” causes more angst and work and money for people like us. “Simple” is hard to pull off; everything has to be just so, and 1/8s of inches matter. A few misplaced sprinklings of glitter can throw the entire look off. And I myself am never satisfied with “simple”, so I end up not using it anyway, this wasting money and dealing a severe blow to my self confidence. So I just go insane and let the glitter fall where it may.

    If you lived next door to your mama, do you think it would be unethical to have all those boxes delivered there, so your husband didn’t see them? Asking for a friend…

    I can’t wait to see all the glory that will be wrought from your mind and those boxes!

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  9. Connie Brown
    December 10, 2014 @ 10:18 am

    So open the boxes already- your crazy reader must know what yourself talked you into buying.

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  10. Christina
    December 10, 2014 @ 10:18 am

    I agree with Jennifer! I must know what is in those boxes!!!

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  11. Dianne
    December 10, 2014 @ 10:19 am

    Yes, yes! You must spin it into gold and share the entire experience with us lesser impulsive beings. PLEASE!

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  12. Vy
    December 10, 2014 @ 10:19 am

    This year I scaled back, no crocheting snowflakes for Christmas cards (I would have had to start at Halloween), no Christmas cards at all, no elaborate presents (I’m baking pumpkin bread for everyone), no cookie distributions. Let me tell you, it’s glorious.

    It’s not a forever thing, just this year. I saw Christmas looming like one of those CGI tidal waves and thought, “Not this year.”

    I still have the tree(s)(shhhh) up, I still put lights up. But half my decorations are still boxed and it feels grand. I’m enjoying the season a lot more than if I’d run around like a maniac trying to fit everything everything everything in. There is ALWAYS next year 🙂

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  13. Kate Sparks
    December 10, 2014 @ 10:19 am

    Oh honey, we didn’t need the ‘net to od on Christmas décor… we had those all day all night shopping networks….

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  14. Catherine W.
    December 10, 2014 @ 10:25 am

    Which is why I bought ballroom dance shoes — for me and for my husband — at 1:00 this morning. Stopped short of ordering a ballgown, however.

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  15. Di Elliott
    December 10, 2014 @ 10:28 am

    Well this one is all on Paul, afterall he left you alone with yourself and you, that’s never gonna end with simple. Ever…. So the pyrotechnics glitter cannon you purchased to go off every time you walk in the door and the little robot vaccuum you bought to clean up afterwards so you didn’t have to and at the same time fancy decorated to amuse Elvis as it went about it’s work are fabulous, now what’s in the rest of the boxes…. Lines up for a ringside seat at shinies.

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  16. Tkraft Art & Interiors
    December 10, 2014 @ 10:29 am

    Haha. It bites us in the ass every time. Can’t wait to see the results and a photo of you covered in it…

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  17. cbaumgartner
    December 10, 2014 @ 10:30 am

    I know your dilemma so well. I think we should just sit down and look someone in the eyes for at least 5 minutes this season.

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  18. noel
    December 10, 2014 @ 10:35 am

    dear victoria , i too have an afinity for sparkly shiny christmas stuff and i also like earthy twiggy burlapy plaid and country christmas stuff so i do both! I live in both my”. more is better” christmas worlds. i have a really have a hard time controlling my impulsive nature fortunately limited money helps . Lookout if i ever win the lottery!lol

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  19. Melissa
    December 10, 2014 @ 10:36 am

    Eagerly awaiting the spinning into gold part!! And also, dying to see more of this vintage linen treasure trove in the gorgeous glass door cabinet!

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  20. Bridget from Refined Vintage
    December 10, 2014 @ 10:42 am

    I have to see what’s in the boxes!!! I bet it will be worth it in the end.

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