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  1. Tina Youngblood
    July 2, 2013 @ 1:16 pm

    You don’t have to lock me up in the basement… I love your free spirit. I love the fact that you waited for me while out in the snow and rain with all the other mimes, yet did not give up. I am joined at your hip now. Blog on sister.. Blog on.. I will be cheering from the sidelines and sharing your blog every time… It would be a loss for someone else not to see it, if I didn’t.. Have a blast with the blog… Look more and more great craiglist finds.. Also, your house is beautiful..


  2. John @ Our Home from Scratch
    July 2, 2013 @ 1:20 pm

    I think part of the appeal of your blog is your writing has a voice to it. That voice is familiar to just about everyone who reads it. It’s disarming and light hearted. Enjoy your success. I know we will. 🙂

    PS. I think my blog’s voice is more like your Dad reading the VCR instructions out loud. Meh, that’s ok.


  3. Lisa
    July 2, 2013 @ 1:24 pm

    Wow! I am thrilled for you and your success. I have been a reader for a while and I so look forward to your posts as they are informative and absolutely funny. You are a wonderful storyteller and I think you are only going to increase in followers. Loved going though your house with you and Paul, what a man. 🙂 Good luck, and I wish you much success! OBTW I get your email, I do not follow you on Facebook but maybe I should. I would hate for my friends to miss out on all the wonderful things you have to say.


  4. Jennifer
    July 2, 2013 @ 1:29 pm

    Also want to say love that your cat is all “Nothing to see here, move along, I’m busy.”


  5. Sharyl
    July 2, 2013 @ 1:38 pm

    I thought I had the energy of 3 puppies, wow! Clearly you have the energy of a whole litter. And I’m guessing a very patient, adoring husband who is learning how to handle that energy 🙂 I predict your blog will be picked up by a magazine or the blog gods or something. Your writing is interesting and entertaining and best of all people can relate to it. Everyone likes someone who knows how they feel. Clearly a lot of us feel that way about your writing. Keep it up please!


  6. Bernice
    July 2, 2013 @ 1:39 pm

    I was so unnerved..fearing you were going to say it is not worth it and I am not doing this anymore! Even if you only had a very few thousand readers..we love it…I found you because of the mirror story and immediately emailed the link to my friends who also got a very nice enjoyable laugh out of it! You so remind me of my sweet friend who describes her day very much in the same way! So fun! Keep on trucking and we will keep on reading , and don’t worry about the numbers. That is not why we become joined to you!


  7. Lisa
    July 2, 2013 @ 2:01 pm

    I didn’t find you via Facebook, but rather the kitchen forum on the gardenweb. A gappy day indeed. You are the only blog I have ever followed – still not quite sure what a blog actually is, but who cares?


  8. Lisa
    July 2, 2013 @ 2:02 pm

    Oops, “happy” not “gappy”.


  9. Liz
    July 2, 2013 @ 2:02 pm

    I was introduced to your blog by my husband (who saw it on Facebook) accompanied by the following comment “have you read this blog? It’s you” I think he also felt like he and your husband are kindred souls dragged into the land of crazy…..


  10. Sarah
    July 2, 2013 @ 2:03 pm

    Love you, have loved you for a long time, love your blog, love love love!


  11. architectdesignblog
    July 2, 2013 @ 2:03 pm

    So glad to have found your blog! Congrats on all of your success 🙂


  12. Jennifer
    July 2, 2013 @ 2:34 pm

    You are wonderfully funny, quirky and creative. I’m very happy so many thousands will now have the chance to enjoy your blog! I’m proud to be an original fan. 🙂


  13. Cheryl Alspach
    July 2, 2013 @ 2:37 pm

    You are AMAZING and I’m so glad I found your blog last week. I can’t stop talking about you…I think all of my friends think I have a girl crush on you (which, let’s be honest, I probably do). Last week, when I read your mirror post, I was CRYING I was laughing so hard. You’re brilliant – keep it up! Congratulations on all of your success.

    P.S. If your husband has a single brother, can you send him my way? He pretty much rocks too.


  14. SJPBF
    July 2, 2013 @ 2:40 pm

    When I shared your post on my page, and saw it go viral amongst my little crew , I got the smuggest feeling of satisfaction. I helped! I helped! XOXOX and disco balls, sjpbf


  15. Sandi
    July 2, 2013 @ 2:42 pm

    I adore you! You make me smile! 🙂 I found you via facebook and am a lifetime reader now!!


  16. Sheila Staves
    July 2, 2013 @ 2:58 pm

    I’m ecstatic I found you!
    Your love of Victorian homes and unicorns makes me wonder if we may be related.


  17. Christy Lier
    July 2, 2013 @ 3:02 pm

    Victoria~ Your blog post about finding the “Kingdom Mirror” was the MOST ENTERTAINING thing I have read in a VERY LONG TIME!! You are abundantly blessed with the gift of storytelling! You see, it wasn’t just the majestic mirror that intrigued me, but the WAY you told the story!! I immediately said to myself, through my fits of laughter, “Now THIS is girl I want to know!” My Mom is a reading FANATIC! She has an unparalleled passion for the written word. It is not unusual for her to insist that I sit down and listen to passages from whatever book she is reading at the time. This habit probably comes from her 38 years of being a school teacher…… she simply cannot contain her desire to share things that “inspire”.
    Sunday afternoon, my Mom and I decided to do some “treasure hunting” at a few local thrift and second hand junk stores. By the time we arrived back at my house, we were exhausted and suffering from an adrenaline hangover….you KNOW, the inevitable drain of brain cells that goes along with the anticipation of “the hunt”. I decided we both needed to recharge with a little caffeine! We plopped down together on my sofa with some ice cold sodas and my laptop and proceeded to peruse facebook pages and pinterest. Suddenly it hit me! OMG, for once in my life, I actually have something AMAZING that I CAN READ TO MY MOM—YOUR BLOG POST!! So I quickly found it in my “bookmarks” and told her, “Sit back and relax Mom, I HAVE to read you to most incredible blog post!” Haha….the tables had turned!! I read your post out loud from start to finish sharing the blog photos along the way and trying to keep my Mom from reading ahead of me on the computer screen!! LOL!! She reacted to it the same way I did—-Laughing hysterically at your witty storytelling skills and at the end, wanting to read MORE from YOU!!! So, Victoria……no worries about the future, just be YOU! Tell us your stories and share your view of the world in the way that is uniquely and wonderfully YOU!! Standing Ovation!!


    • Bernice
      July 2, 2013 @ 3:07 pm

      oh Christy…love your experience! I did almost the same..emailed all my fwends..!!!!


  18. Wesley
    July 2, 2013 @ 3:05 pm

    I found your blog via a friend emailing me the craigslist ad post, and then seven hours later I looked up from my keyboard after I had read all your posts. I TOTALLY think this is just the beginning for you! There MUST be a book deal in your future!


  19. Sandi
    July 2, 2013 @ 3:06 pm

    How did I not know you had a Facebook page? You’re an amazing person.

    AND…I love the bit about performance art and blogging being the current medium of mimes. You’re the best. Truly.

    So, thank you for sharing your page. I will totally share you with people. Because THE WORLD DESERVES TO SEE YOU!!!

    Do you have a theme song yet? 😀


  20. the misfit
    July 2, 2013 @ 3:20 pm

    I am sure it is obvious that I love your blog because I share your love for very shiny, very old things, and for arguably eccentric ways of broadcasting that love to the world. I also identify with the mania (though mine tends to have a slightly less sunshine-y cast). But possibly, also, not hitting the same euphoric highs is saving me from some head injuries. I am now worried about you.

    I think shopping is the answer.


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