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  1. Anne @ Planting Sequoias
    July 2, 2013 @ 7:36 pm

    I feel an odd sense of pride that I found you just a few weeks before you became famous (I’m your hipster blog reader, this means). Winning.

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  2. Patina and Company
    July 2, 2013 @ 7:49 pm

    Congratulations!! So fantastic that being unique and having great writing skills can generate this much love! Not to mention your relentless determination to figure out how to do this stuff.

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  3. Wendy W.
    July 2, 2013 @ 7:56 pm

    Your blog makes me happy on SO many levels. I have been laughing out LOUD as I have read and re-read many of your posts … and SHARED them with FRIENDS!! Keep on keepin’ on, girl!! You put a smile on a lot of lives this past week!!

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  4. PepperReed
    July 2, 2013 @ 8:00 pm

    “And if they didn’t understand, I tried to convey my sheer, overwhelming joy, through interpretative dance.” That’s the best way to do it!! :^)

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  5. Tracey
    July 2, 2013 @ 8:43 pm

    What, you weren’t world famous already, before the unicorns? I’ve been following your blog for a few months now, but I’m not on facebook or twitter – sorry about that, so my understanding of ‘likes’ and ‘follows’ is severely underdone.
    I just assumed that a writer so gifted and full of joy and fun had to be ‘world famous’ by now! Well its only a matter of time. Can’t wait for your first novel or design self help book or whatever it is that decide to write as well as your blog. I know I will enjoy it as much as I’m enjoying your blog. Please don’t ever stop writing – you have an army of admirers – waaay too many for your basement.
    Cheers T.

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  6. Mari
    July 2, 2013 @ 8:45 pm

    Is your basement decorated like the rest of your house? Does it have cool mirrors? I’m there – count me in for the party!

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  7. Nicole
    July 2, 2013 @ 10:00 pm

    Hi! I also found you last week when one of the bloggers I read often shared your post on twitter. I loved your story and reminds me of how I can be about items I live and how my husband acts just like yours about it. I will be reading. Keep going.

    Btw why are they called unicorns and not …. Unihorns?

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  8. Jen
    July 2, 2013 @ 10:20 pm

    Your mirror story is like The Bloggess’s Rooster (knock knock mofos!) . The post went viral, she got a ton of new readers and then used her power for good :-).

    I have full faith this is just the start of your unicorn ride. Party on!

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  9. teresa
    July 2, 2013 @ 10:27 pm

    i too found you from a facebook share and have made your blog one of the three windows that open to a page when i log onto the internet.
    so, you are now one of the only 4 pages that i visit every time i am on the internet.
    you have not let me down and i have been reading the older blog entries, as well.
    write on, write on, for you are awesome………. not as awesome as that mirror and his twin but awesome none the less.

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  10. Anna (sixtyfourcolorbox)
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:23 pm

    You currently have me wishing I lived in a town that had cool antiques and fun things to discover on craigslist.

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  11. Judie
    July 3, 2013 @ 2:03 am

    Kinships exist! Vy, Katie and many others express exactly my sentiments and heart felt feelings of pure enjoyment at your blog, excellent writing, fabulous storytelling and humor. We are all nut cakes! I am so relieved to know that I am not alone in my craziness and love and desire for anything old and fabulous! I look forward to each posting and only wish I could share some of my treasures and fabulous finds! Thank you!

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  12. Beegirl
    July 3, 2013 @ 6:33 am

    I would have liked you on Facebook, but I don’t have an account. Add another one to your basement.

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  13. lynne hoover
    July 3, 2013 @ 9:37 am

    I love you! Your enthusiasm is a joy to behold. Everything you have gotten for your house, I want. (Even though my house is crammed full already!) Keep up the good work! Here’s a bit of inspiration–in my marriage of 40+ years, I was the Paul and my husband was the Victoria. Gradually, he won me over. Now I’m as crazy (or sane?) As he is.

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  14. Ellen
    July 3, 2013 @ 9:42 am

    I read your post and immediately read about 27 more, abandoning all pretense of the work I had to do that day. Then I subscribed (I don’t do a lot of Facebook following, but I probably will with yours if it’s as funny as your blog…) via RSS.

    Love it! From one fixer upper to another!

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  15. Amy
    July 3, 2013 @ 9:43 am

    You are hilarious! I shared your bit about the kingdom-licious mirror, and the next day I noticed 1/2 my friends had done so, too! I can’t speak for the other 1/2 – they are probably just acquaintances anyway 🙂 Love the mime analogy, too! Do you have any bits about chicken treasures? I would love to have you guest post on my blog!

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  16. Mellissa Rose
    July 3, 2013 @ 10:56 am

    I think you need to add a button on your blog so people can donate money to you. Because you SHOULD be paid for all this amazing-ness 🙂

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  17. robin
    July 3, 2013 @ 12:58 pm

    I just found your blog a few days ago. I’ve read a bunch of it, and I think I have a girl crush on you. Will you be my best friend? I’m lots of fun, and freaking hilarious. Really. And I make a mean frozen mangolemonadetequila!

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  18. c
    July 3, 2013 @ 1:01 pm

    Do not ever, ever, ever, EVER stop blogging. I cannot express how much I LOVE everything you write. Even thinking about your posts makes me smile. I’ve been going through a really crappy time over the last few months and your writing is one of the high spots in my day. I’m sure I’m not the only one.

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    • c
      July 3, 2013 @ 1:23 pm

      There’s a typo in that link. Sorry.

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  19. Peggy
    July 3, 2013 @ 2:21 pm

    Several weeks ago, I shared your blog with my daughter and daughter-in-law on facebook. We’re all in the midst of bathroom remodels, and I thought it would encourage them to know that others have trodden that road before them, and even lived to tell the story! Although few have told it the way you have.
    Carry on!
    Love the blog!

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  20. Lisa Schlesinger
    July 3, 2013 @ 3:48 pm

    Girl! You are so funny! As someone else wrote, you will have more Christmases.

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