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  1. Eugenia Snyder
    October 26, 2016 @ 7:17 pm

    So of course out of all of these replies, I am hoping you make your way far enough down to read and (hopefully) reply to mine! (Yeah, I’m greedy like that.) So, I was bummed and ecstatic not to have my Total FanGirl pic with you in the blog. It’s best you didn’t actually choose to post a picture of Coreena or I. We would lord it over each other for EVer. Thank you so much for coming to NH! Sage Farm antiques was fun and your lesson was very informative (widening my Craig’s List search to include Boston). Mostly it was just wonderful to meet you. You are just as gorgeous, smart and funny in person. Jenny


  2. Brittany R.
    October 27, 2016 @ 11:29 pm

    Victoria, thank you so much for your posts. I really appreciate you getting the word out on the realities so many animals are facing. Particularly eye-opening was your post about down feathers- I had no idea. That really changed things for me, so thank you. Also, I have to say that your initial post about your foster kittens got me talking to my husband about fostering dogs- he really wanted to have one again. Well, talking about fostering lead to adopting a dog within probably two weeks. Haha! And we have you to thank for it. Ruby is a fantastic dog-why would anyone ever give her up?- and she just fits right in to our family. Thanks, again!


  3. Shawna
    October 29, 2016 @ 10:18 am

    Thank you! I have a few of my grandmothers furs and just didn’t know what to do with them. This is a PERFECT solution!


  4. Kathy
    October 30, 2016 @ 12:01 pm

    I just found your blog and absolutely love it! Already shared it with my sister, and am looking forward to reading your old posts and following your new ones!


  5. Meg
    October 31, 2016 @ 10:41 am

    I, (like many of your fans certainly) feel we share a brain as I read your blog. When I saw the vintage patio chairs I thought, “I would have to get up before the crack of dawn and beat everyone else to every sale.” Then I read your post from last year where you leave Paul in the dust to beat other shoppers and my feeling was confirmed. I would ask out of curiosity where you live, where this place of madness is that residents sell vintage red tartan clad doll prams for $2, but then you may have to resort to iron man type training prior to these sales to beat the crowds. Always a pleasure to live vicariously through you and enjoy your hauls!


  6. Suzanne
    November 2, 2016 @ 11:03 pm

    Thank you for an update! I’ve been patiently waiting. Also, thank you for using your platform to bring awareness to animal suffering. The more people know, the more they will be able to make informed decisions. I’ll be looking forward to your next post!


  7. Di
    November 3, 2016 @ 7:37 pm

    Totally late to the party email but this ad came up and I thought of you and your foster kitties!


  8. TheMarketSoftener
    November 4, 2016 @ 8:30 pm

    Yes, yes, I am CHOOSING not to buy an $800 coat for ethical reasons, yes. But I could if I wanted!

    Seriously though, those videos are very upsetting. So unnecessary.


  9. Deborah
    November 5, 2016 @ 9:48 pm

    I love reading your posts and especially when you include the PSAs to help bring awareness to animal cruelty, awareness is the first step to stop cruelty. Thank you for posting about that, and look at the comments from people who were not aware – you brought them awareness!

    I DID get an email to let me know about your new blog post, but didn’t have time until now to read your entertaining post! 🙂

    Have fun with the kittens! I think fostering is a wonderful thing to do! All the cats I have adopted were adults from animal shelters, my current pair, Oliver and Niki were at the Humane Society because their owner had passed away. They have been with me since 2008, and are such a loving pair.


  10. Mary
    November 16, 2016 @ 2:20 pm

    Love the finds and your descriptions of Paul et. al.

    Thank you for your fight for the animals.


  11. Pamela
    November 17, 2016 @ 9:03 pm


    I was born in Montreal and I experienced firsthand what it’s like to see an animal who was caught in one of these traps.

    I always had stray cats and this one I named Tiger. He was a black and grey tabby cat. One summer we had a bad storm and I couldn’t find him to bring him indoors. By the 3rd or 4th day I knew something was wrong.

    He showed up with a trap attached to his back leg. Mom rushed him to the vets. She heard him scream as they took it off. He was put on meds but nothing helped. One day he got out and never came back. 😭

    I think I was 11 then and swore I would never allow any cat out again!! I was furious that they were aloud to use them at all!! As kids we were always playing in the woods. How they are still around is beyond me!! Those poor animals!!

    I didn’t realize department stores still sell fur items. Thought they would have stoped by now!! Makes me sad and mad!!


  12. Cheryl
    December 4, 2016 @ 11:45 am

    Hi…not sure if you have come to Utah or not yet…but I own a small shop, just north of Salt Lake. I would love for you too see our shop…we don’t have as big and fancy items as back east…but would love to entertain you for an hour… Cheryl (lost and found thrift, vinatge & antiques)


  13. Asia
    December 18, 2016 @ 10:36 am

    You know how you feel about vent fans….. Ppl have freedom to decide what is right for them. I feel the same way about furs/feathers. Ppl have the freedom to decide what is right for them.


  14. Sarah Burnett
    December 21, 2016 @ 2:07 pm

    Hi there,

    So maybe I missed it, if you already stated, and maybe you didn’t state it because you don’t want to be stalked,… but WHERE is your neighborhood yard sale, and can I come?!?!?! Pretty Please???? I am emptying out my apt due to a mold problem, and moving into a new one in the next few months,… so I will be looking for some new amazing things to own.

    Help a girl out! pretty please. 😉


  15. Tamara Dusenbury
    January 15, 2017 @ 10:47 pm


    I hope you saw the article that Ringling Bros./Barnum & Bailey will have its LAST show in May.

    Thank you for asking us to just be aware of the impact our lives, and the choices we make, have on our fellow creatures and other humans. I try to instill in my son that regardless of what he believes that my expectation of him is to respect himself enough to be able to articulate “why” and to be able to discuss those beliefs. There are always many opinions about every issue (I could discuss embroidery floss for days) but what I see in most of my fellow followers of VEB are very articulated responses that show they respect you and themselves. I feel that if the statement “we agree to disagree” occurred after respectful discourse by all parties, we would all be more respectful of our differences, that we all come from our own unique experience and have something to say. I have chosen to “follow” you because you speak in your own voice, you stay true to yourself, give beautiful examples of whatever you are discussing, and make me think, laugh, and sob in the space of four swipes.


    Thank you for giving me fabulous things to read aloud to my husband when we both have insomnia. Marital laughing is so therapeutic!! He wants to start a support group with Paul for “Husbands along for the Ride.”

    “T” in Stockton

    PS–yours is the first blog I have even considered subscribing to so it had to happen.


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