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  1. Carmen
    September 22, 2014 @ 9:47 pm

    I just found your site, and I absolutely LOVE your sense of humor. Keep it up, please, I’ll be back.


  2. Dawn
    October 28, 2014 @ 5:45 pm

    I. LOVE. YOU.
    That has to be the BEST blog post I have ever read! I actually LOLed! Thank you!

    and P.S. I was pinteresting Christmas decorations 😉


  3. LaFawne
    November 16, 2014 @ 6:04 pm

    You are rapidly becoming one of my favorite blogs to follow! Love your style- writing and decorating. Keep on keeping on 🙂


  4. Nona
    November 21, 2014 @ 8:36 pm

    H-I—larious. Too funny!. I don’t comment on blogs but just had to. In stitches. LOL.


  5. Vickie
    December 18, 2014 @ 9:34 pm

    Forgive me if you have already had this questions, but I just discovered these pictures on Pinterest. I have some 12 inch disco balls I purchased a few years ago that I used in planters on my porch, but living in the northeast my poor disco balls have been subjected to extreme cold and heat and are now starting to loose there tiles. I have really wanted to hang them at the edge of my porch for Christmas but I figured the weather damage would be even worse. Are you located where there is snow, ice, etc and if so did you do anything to protect your balls prior to hanging them? I thought about a sealant but I think it would probably dull the mirrors. Any thoughts?


    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      December 19, 2014 @ 8:27 am

      Mine are pretty well protected by the porch roof. They are not close to the edge… Some of them got wet but none of them were really exposed to constant rain or snow. I agree that any kind of sealant would probably dull the mirror! Sorry I am not more helpful!


  6. Kim
    June 25, 2015 @ 9:08 am

    I have always hated disco balls. Until now. Now I have decided to base my entire holiday decorating around them. What could be better than those spots of light gloriously making everything magical? In fact, I may need to include them in other areas of life…I may need to include them in my photography! Everyone can look sparkly and magical!!!


  7. Jacki M.
    December 19, 2015 @ 12:46 pm

    When googling “diy Christmas bows” after deciding to top our tree with one this year, I (thankfully)found your blog. Not only did I appreciate the bow crafting advice, but even more so the sarcastic,intelligent, self-deprecating, witty, hilarious manner in which it was written. I am in no way a crafting connoisseur, I don’t have any decorating projects I’m working on or empathetic renovation stories to relate, I don’t have a blog or site to promote, and quite honestly I’m not really a huge fan of reading for “fun”(*gasp* ,I know, I’m the worst,right?), but despite myself, I AM a huge fan of your site. Thank you for all your hard work, honesty, time, creativity, sense of humor, literary style and dedication, it’s entertaining and appreciated, even if it is by a non-crafting-anti-reader such as myself 🙂


  8. Lauren
    February 5, 2016 @ 7:27 pm

    I have just discovered your blog, and I love it. 100% agree on the sparkly things and have a feeling our back porch may have a display of disco balls at Christmas this year! I bought one at an estate sale today to squirrel away until December.


  9. tina
    June 3, 2016 @ 2:34 pm

    This post was excellent. I like your style!


  10. Pamela Reid
    November 4, 2016 @ 12:51 am

    Dear Victoria
    I have just found your blog this week, and signed up for the subscription immediately after reading just one of your entries. Your writing and wit are wonderful and truly appreciated. I have been reading it all day today, and now it is 1:36 AM my time here in Prince Edward Island, Canada, and I have to accept that it is way past my bedtime! I am now at December 4th, 2012 and am worried about shutting down the computer, since I will lose the spot where I have stopped reading! I wish there was a way of putting a book marker in, to save my current page! We are looking at purchasing an old house here on the island as another project, after just completing a series of renovated houses. I look forward to reading more about your life experiences tomorrow. Thank you, Pamela


  11. Elizabeth
    November 23, 2016 @ 3:11 pm

    This may be a dumb question, but do the balls sparkle at night? if not, is it possible to shine some kind of light so the “shining stars” would bounce of the porch or inside the house? I would love to do this for an open house.


  12. Connie
    November 25, 2016 @ 8:33 pm

    Now I want to decorate with disco balls.

    Nice to see Elvis’ first appearance.


  13. Tez
    January 31, 2017 @ 7:38 am

    I think ur blogs are brill and a very similar kinda thing id do myself if i had the time between washin glitter glue n sparklies off the dog that the geandkids spilt while havin craft day at nans house. Ofcourse I was busy taking my afternoon nap n left grandad in charge who really hadnt got a clue that sue the pooch is not and will never be an exploded firework! Right now shes looking more like twinkle twinkle little star crossed bud lightyear! Im not sure whether glitter glue n sparklies are easier to wash off than the exploded glowsticks last week or not and no no no using bath bombs does not mean the water fountains up and drowns nan pooch and bathroom!!!! Anyway glad i found ya cant wait for more x


  14. Becky Schneider
    November 28, 2018 @ 11:32 am

    I love reading your blog- I think I was first hooked when I read the first one about the huge mirror you found that was behind the guy’s house! I recently became obsessed with vintage sewing machines (five so far) and just found out a friend from church also follows your blog! I have an induction stove (LOVE) but wish I could find a flat square griddle with nonstick coating that would work on it…or almost ANY skillet WITH A LID. Mostly I use a generic ikea lid that works…but… not my fav. I did want to say that somewhere along the way you (AND YOUR HUSBAND) learned how to dance and I love love love it when you dance even a little bit in your videos. Thanks for including that. I am 62 and and probably 50 pounds heavier than you and have NEVER really learned to dance. (Husband did as a child, but apparently has forgotten EVERYTHING) I love your energy and determination and I get it that you want your house/kitchen/porch/whatever to be WONDERFUL…. (I agonize over things, too) I am mostly hoping you truly understand that your husband is practically a saint– Don’t take that for granted.


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