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  1. tammigirl
    November 25, 2014 @ 10:17 am

    After your message this morning I was ready to jump and see what it would be.


    Could find this awesomeness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  2. Heather
    November 25, 2014 @ 10:18 am

    Laughed through this….needed it with Christmas coming.


  3. RamonaQ
    November 25, 2014 @ 10:18 am

    :oO I had no idea anyone else felt the same way about presents. I’m not alone!

    ♪ ♫ ♪ \(◠o◠\) (/◠_◠)/ \( ◠o◠)/ \(´ ˘ `)/ ♪ ♫ ♪


    • Maggieful
      November 25, 2014 @ 1:12 pm

      I, too, hate surprises. Anytime a gift-giving day is coming, I can’t stand it. I beg, pester, and generally annoy anyone who could possibly have anything to do with giving a present or a surprise. I’m a complete nuisance for the entire two weeks leading up to these days, but I can usually get people to give in and tell me what’s going on/what I’m getting so that it’s no longer a surprise. My go to statement usually has something to do with it being akin to torture for me to know there is a surprise, but not what it is. That’s when everyone gives in, because who would want to torture me? 🙂


  4. Ann
    November 25, 2014 @ 10:24 am


    We agree on a lot of things..until it comes to this topic. I love surprises!


  5. Jessica
    November 25, 2014 @ 10:32 am

    Just bought the silicone lids for my man friend who doesn’t own tupperware. Brilliant – had no idea those things existed.


    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      November 25, 2014 @ 10:39 am

      They really ARE the perfect gift because they are so neutral AND incredibly practical… when I found out about them I was like– how did I not know about these???


  6. Tiffany
    November 25, 2014 @ 10:36 am

    Oh my goodness! I personally would never be able to pull off such fabulousness, but I know just the person who could!


  7. Edith
    November 25, 2014 @ 10:38 am

    Hi Victoria,

    You’re not alone in this. I HATE getting presents too, but I never realized WHY until I read your analysis – and you’re right on! It’s the hate of SURPRISES. Plus the hate of WASTE. Thank you for that lightbulb moment!

    I love how unique you are. And lovable. And elegant.


  8. Janet
    November 25, 2014 @ 10:40 am

    My best gift(s) are the ones I am allowed to pick out for myself…and I’d have to say my Bosch axial glide compound miter saw and Bosch table saw with gravity rise stand are right up there with the best purchases I have made (close seconds are all of my power nailers, LOL!) I think the best gift is to spend time with the ones you love, hopefully with a fantastic glass of wine!


  9. Kimberly ~ Serendipity Refined
    November 25, 2014 @ 10:46 am

    I am currently envisioning myself in these giant fancy earrings….I can imagine how much style they will add to my Christmas morning flannel nightgown and slippers…sweatsuits aren’t the ONLY attire that would be improved by these. ….The ladies in the grocery store check out line would be SO jealous too….oh my gosh…I LOVE THEM SO MUCH! xo


    • Maggieful
      November 25, 2014 @ 1:13 pm

      I really wish there was a “like” button for your comment, because I totally would have clicked on it!


  10. Nicki
    November 25, 2014 @ 10:48 am

    Awesomeness x a trillion! And who wouldn’t want some Giant Fancy Schmancy earrings? It would be a lovely SURPRISE! I LOVE surprises…well, good big, shiny ones or pretty high heeled ones but NOT the kind of surprise that the cat has upchucked in the middle of the night that I step in first thing in the morning…but I digress….


  11. Sandra
    November 25, 2014 @ 10:58 am

    Love the fab earrings, I said a big loud “wow” out load.


  12. Dianne
    November 25, 2014 @ 11:02 am

    Yes! I must own these. 🙂


  13. Meredith
    November 25, 2014 @ 11:06 am

    I love your sense of humor, and I have to get some of those container covers you mentioned. Awesome idea!


  14. Janice
    November 25, 2014 @ 11:08 am

    Love your humor & taste. Fun to read before the craziness of the holidays sets in. You are fun and adorable.


  15. Meredith
    November 25, 2014 @ 11:10 am

    I just ordered the lids!


  16. Monica W
    November 25, 2014 @ 11:16 am

    Those silicone lids are marvelous!

    We usually buy these labels for housewarming presents, so that friends can mark their trashcans and recycle bins. We get odd looks, until windy weather kicks in. Not fancy but super useful :

    And ZOMG The Earrings That Came To Dinner are Fabulous!


    • TJF Design
      November 25, 2014 @ 3:39 pm

      MONICA ~ Love these labels….Who would ever think of something like this, but OH super perfect now that all the city distributed bins look the same. And in time for Christmas for all my (like me) ocd & neurotic friends! Thank You ~!~! VEB has such awesome giant fancy things, and such an awesome hubbs, and …Well Elvis would be enough all on his own, but then to top it off…..AWESOME READERS with great ideas!!! Love VEB & Love the labels.


  17. Carol White
    November 25, 2014 @ 11:18 am

    I MUST have giant bling! Love those earrings1 Total awesomeness1
    I so love these and love everything you post, Victoria Elisabeth Barnes! You are a treat that I so look forward to. (I am still in envy of the kingdom mirror.) If I receive nothing else for Christmas, I want the gorgeous earrings to wear with my sweats, hiking gear, office wear, party wear, tights and sweaters, to to the football games here at Mississippi State University (Go DAWGS!) Merry Christmas, Victoria Elisabeth Barnes!


  18. Kacy
    November 25, 2014 @ 11:29 am

    I like good presents and the phrase “you shouldn’t have” has been known to be uttered with truth and a fake smile.
    Those earrings are fab!!! Yes I like to abreiv but only in words not in accessories.


  19. Robin
    November 25, 2014 @ 11:30 am

    Lordy girl! You never fail to slay me as well as improve my morning! A thousand thanks. And the gargantuan baubles are sheer brilliance! These may Change.My.Life! Well at least they’ll “make” the outfit that is my jammies, read toile flannel top and pants. Keep ’em comin’!


  20. Marta
    November 25, 2014 @ 11:37 am

    I have, to my great dismay, turned into my mother-in-law (choke, gag) who used to say, “You wouldn’t do it to suit me.” And I didn’t. Whatever I did, whatever gift I chose for her, no matter how hard I tried to please her, it didn’t suit. Which was only fair because her gifts to me didn’t suit me. (Well, one time I managed to please her and that was with a Rowena iron to replace the old and ineffective cheap iron she used to iron everything, even bras and underwear. I am not kidding.) Now I find that the gifts given to me don’t suit me and I struggle to appear happy and grateful when inside I am thinking, “Why in the hell did think I would like *that*?” Except for the gift card for massages my husband gave me last Xmas. That suited me fine. 🙂


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