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  1. Amy Harsh
    January 19, 2016 @ 10:55 am

    I thoroughly enjoy reading your posts, I sit here with a grin on my face, living vicariously through you, keep up with the good work!

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  2. phyllis
    January 19, 2016 @ 10:58 am

    Post of all posts! Gimme that bookcase.

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  3. Dawn
    January 19, 2016 @ 11:00 am

    The bookcase is as beautiful as the post is true…how can they move so slowly when the situation is clearly urgent!! Love the bookcase and your blog <3

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  4. Darlene
    January 19, 2016 @ 11:02 am

    It’s perfect in that corner! Beautiful piece and a great buy! 🙂

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  5. Nicole
    January 19, 2016 @ 11:02 am

    I love your new bookcase! It is gorgeous! I liked the old ones you got rid of as well, but the Victorian bookcase is definitely better. My husband has the same tendency to take as long as possible when I am in hurry to leave and go somewhere, so I can sympathize.

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  6. Gerry
    January 19, 2016 @ 11:08 am

    He was silent while acclimating himself to having yet another unusable room in the house, and “is that code?” are the 2 funniest things you’ve written in a long time. I’ve been waiting for this post and you did not disappoint. Keep up the good work!

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  7. Bleubook
    January 19, 2016 @ 11:08 am

    I cannot express the level of anxiety I felt watching you assemble that bookcase INCHES from that mirror…

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  8. becky
    January 19, 2016 @ 11:09 am

    I love how you and Paul compliment each other so exactly perfectly. I also love your honesty and acceptance of self. It’s something one must have worked years at refining the relationship with Self. As always I truly enjoyed your reminiscing – and love of GIANT FANCY THINGS! Here’s to 2016!

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  9. Anne
    January 19, 2016 @ 11:09 am

    Three thoughts:

    1. That is the giantest most wonderful scarf ever. I bet you knitted it.
    2. Please reflect that you are now SO FANCY and your house filled with SUEPERIR GFTs that you have to get rid of the GFTs that fail to live up to your level of Fancy. That is probably equivalent to the achievement of enlightenment or something.
    3. What kind of indoor plants do you have? Does Elvis not eat them,or are they cat-friendly plants? My cats are chewers and I kill plants.

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  10. Kelly
    January 19, 2016 @ 11:10 am

    I couldn’t help but think that this would be a great piece for your GFT Kitchen. No? It seems appropriate for dishes or a pantry perhaps?

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    • Cheryl
      January 19, 2016 @ 6:43 pm

      I had the same thought. It does look lovely where she put it though.

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  11. Christine
    January 19, 2016 @ 11:11 am

    Excellent read, you explained what goes thru a woman’s mind perfectly!

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  12. Susana Stevens
    January 19, 2016 @ 11:14 am

    Congratulations! It looks fabulous! After speaking your name for a year, it was definitely meant to be with you. Right there with you on the wife/husband speed phenomenon.

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  13. Dianne
    January 19, 2016 @ 11:27 am

    Is it possible for me to love a complete stranger as much as I do PAUL? 🙂

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  14. Siouxzie Q
    January 19, 2016 @ 11:37 am

    For all his hard work, you should buy Paul a trailer and a hitch. Think how much more easy your, err… his life would be…

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  15. Joanne Palumbo
    January 19, 2016 @ 11:38 am

    Kudos to whomever it is that shoots the videos!! Love the excellent editing.
    Also love your posts:)) Thanks for sharing. I follow your boards on Pinterest and, everyday your selections stream through my home page. Funny how I can pick yours out at once! I mean, the vegan recipes aside, we share many, many favorites. Keep em coming. As well as restoring my 1868 New Orleans home, I am about to completely gut and restore a tiny flat in NYC. I live on Craigslist, but I vacation on the isle of Pinterest.

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  16. Amy
    January 19, 2016 @ 11:40 am

    Anytime you outgrow any of your treasures please keep me in mind! You are my spirit animal.

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  17. Ellenann
    January 19, 2016 @ 11:42 am

    Absolutely gorgeous, and what a steal!! Congrats to you!!

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  18. Maureen
    January 19, 2016 @ 11:55 am

    Love love love! I am so impressed you got rid of some bookshelves 😀 I hope Paul at least gave you some credit for that. Also I think he is a gem of a person, and I’ve never even met him. And he’s right, it IS cheaper than therapy and clearly there is no room for more nonsense. Go Paul. I might be his biggest fan 🙂

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  19. Callie
    January 19, 2016 @ 11:56 am

    EPIC!!

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  20. Fred Wishnie
    January 19, 2016 @ 11:59 am

    Forgetting your irrational temptations, down deep you are one good negotiator – that is one kick ass bookcase for $500!

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