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  1. Eileen Johnson
    March 15, 2016 @ 10:24 am

    I love reading whatever you write….whenever you write it! Thank you!

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  2. Melanie McKeefry
    March 15, 2016 @ 10:25 am

    You are asdorable, witty and entertaining! I love your blog!

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    • Ed Perry
      March 16, 2016 @ 1:36 am

      I’m with Melanie. Completely entertaining and delightful. You have just made a really sad day for me, a whole lot more bearable. Bless you.

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      • Melinda
        April 7, 2016 @ 7:28 am

        Me three!

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  3. Alison
    March 15, 2016 @ 10:27 am

    Do you, babe! What keeps people reading is not just GFTs, (though those are awesome), but your commentary on life and POV…it’s fun, interesting and sometimes heartbreaking. It would suck if you were one dimensional. Think of how much more fun Martha became once she went to jail.

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    • Anna, Sydney
      March 15, 2016 @ 4:11 pm

      But VEB, dont go to jail, ok.

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    • Lesley
      March 15, 2016 @ 7:46 pm

      Protesting for the right reasons, just avoid the jailing thing, yes.
      You’re not alone, you’re just the one putting it out there. And can we talk about the number of comments on this post? You’re an original, keep ’em coming!!

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  4. Kate Sparks
    March 15, 2016 @ 10:29 am

    I always read but don’t always agree….. so everyone has different opinions and how boring it would be if we all thought alike. Sheesh… some people do drive me crazy, but you aren’t one of them!!! Keep at it girl!!! Always remember, some of the people some of the time, but not all the people all of the time.

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  5. Nancy Turner
    March 15, 2016 @ 10:30 am

    Thank you for opening my eyes to the abuse circus animals endure. I had no idea but I will be protesting these events from now on. I’m glad that Elvis is doing well right now.

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  6. Another Victoria
    March 15, 2016 @ 10:31 am

    OK, Victoria, so I don’t share ALL of your passions, but I love you anyway. You make me laugh, and sometimes cry. You make me feel like “I’m not alone out here”. Who could ask for more, eh?

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  7. Terri B
    March 15, 2016 @ 10:31 am

    I love each and every one of your posts. Please don’t let the people that are unhappy with themselves give you pause for one moment. I hope for a miracle for Elvis. Keep up the great work and the many laughs VEB.

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  8. Rebecca
    March 15, 2016 @ 10:32 am

    You go! Love your charming, slightly nuts-in a good way, real, well-written, and intellectually curious posts.

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  9. Sue at Blu
    March 15, 2016 @ 10:35 am

    As a tiny blogger myself (actually immeasurable) it is difficult to post “enough”! I love that you post once a week and that your content is stellar. thanks for showing a little bit more of you in your passion for these animals. You are making a difference. Bless Elvis!

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  10. Catharine Slover
    March 15, 2016 @ 10:36 am

    Hi! Good for you getting your cause out there. We started boycotting American circuses many years ago after going when our kids were little. And we didn’t even need to see the cages…

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  11. Sherry Stuifbergen
    March 15, 2016 @ 10:36 am

    I love your posts. You are so funny! Your passion for antiques and what you go through to own them is so like me! I love your compliant husband too. You are lucky to have him as a support and he seems so patient with your passions. Elvis has entered my heart and I, too, want him comfortable. He has such a good home with you. I can’t wait to read about your big antique find. When I see your blog update on my email…I immediately go to read it. Thank you!

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  12. joan
    March 15, 2016 @ 10:36 am

    Hello. I am loving being your friend. Come to Amarillo Texas where it is giant but not fancy.

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  13. Donna Marchlewski
    March 15, 2016 @ 10:37 am

    Write it and I’ll read it. You are adored.

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  14. Lori
    March 15, 2016 @ 10:39 am

    I love decorating. I love Craigslist. I love GFT’s. And I love your posts. But what I love most about your posts is your sense of humor and your writing style. I will continue to read your blog whatever your write on, not because I always agree with you or am entertained by what you say, but because I think I would like you in person. I don’t always agree with my BFF but I LOVE spending time with her. You’re kinda like that. Someone I choose to spend time with when possible ?

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  15. Maisie
    March 15, 2016 @ 10:40 am

    I love you even more for speaking up about animal welfare 🙂 Rock on, girl!

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  16. Brittany
    March 15, 2016 @ 10:40 am

    New to the blog, but I love it. And I love that you have arrived at the conclusion that you can write whatever you want on YOUR blog and if people don’t like it, they don’t have to read it. Keep on keeping on 🙂

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  17. Melissi
    March 15, 2016 @ 10:41 am

    Love you even more if that is possible!
    My motto: “Old houses, old furniture, old fashion values plus the love of our rescue and foster pets make our home.”

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  18. Lynne
    March 15, 2016 @ 10:42 am

    Girllllllfrannnn, ditto on everything you wrote. I felt (and still do) the same way about the publish button. I recently sent out a survey to my subscribers and guess whaaaaaa? Audiences LOVE the variety. It’s like a surprise in their inbox. Keep doing what you are doing.

    YOU DO YOU, best and you are rocking it.

    Love ya,
    Lynne xx
    Design The Life You Want To Live

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    • judy
      March 19, 2016 @ 11:08 am

      I tried to visit your blog got a 404 error so maybe you could try again. On second thought-at my age deep thoughts are rare-I will try putting your name into address thing-y

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  19. Christina Brode
    March 15, 2016 @ 10:42 am

    This blog post was like sitting down with you for a cup of coffee.

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  20. BJ
    March 15, 2016 @ 10:43 am

    Ok… once again you’ve done it to me. I love blogs but almost never comment and here I am, commenting on your blog for the 2ND time. 🙂 Everything you said about the additions to your blog are great – book reviews are fantastic (it’s often how I learn about something good!) and I think in general whatever you want to add that isn’t related to the house will be very fun to read. You’re great, so how could it not be! BUT, the really important thing that makes me write today, is for you standing up for the animals. You did it with the down couch and now for the circus animals! I love it!! It makes my little heart swell!!!! As an almost vegan and avid support of animal rights/welfare, I am so happy to see someone like you use your little corner of the world to make a difference. You go girl!! PS: I think of Elvis often and pray for your little family

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