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Diorama Present Toppers.
Say Goodbye to the Bow.

Here are the things I’ve done to avoid writing this post today.   1.  Rearranged all the accessories in my living room. 2.  Cleaned out the kitty litter box. 3.  Checked the chickens to see how far along in their […]

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The Winner of The Great Gargantuan Giftmas Giveaway.

    a Rafflecopter giveaway     You are the lucky winner!  Sorry everyone else.  I know you’re all disappointed.  That’s the part about these contests that suck. On the upside if you’re following The Christmas Pledge you should have […]

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12 Best DIY Advent Calendars

You would think that I, of all people, would make my own Advent Calendar. I don’t. I don’t even buy the good ones. I buy the ones that are $1 at the checkout of the hardware store right next to […]

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The Great Gargantuan Giftmas Giveaway 2014

    2 years ago I introduced the world (you) to The GREAT GARGANTUAN GIFTMAS GIVEAWAY!  It involved an entire week of gift giving from my incredibly loyal sponsors. Last year I took a year off from being nice.  It […]

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A message from Aunt Jean

Anyone who tells you gardening isn’t exercise is an idiot.  A real one.  The kind that mumbles and drags their hairy knuckles on the ground while searching for poop to eat. Because last week I spent 5 hours cleaning up […]

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Chickens! I got another one.

When last we met to talk about chickens I had just got rid of 3 of the 4 chicks I bought in the spring.  Because 3 of 4 of chicks turned out to be roosters.  I blame all of this on […]

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How to Make Foaming Soap

It’s the little things in life that get me all riled up. Remembering I have leftover pizza in the fridge. Watching squirrels scurrying around trying to find hiding places for their nuts in the fall. Lighting a fire in the […]

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The Christmas Pledge!

It is time once again to post about the most polarizing topic this website has ever seen. The Christmas Pledge.  (also known as the Chanukah/Hanukkah/Kwanza/Winter Solstice(Yule) Pledge) For those of you who are new(ish) to this site, let me explain. […]

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How to Ferment chicken feed.
Bigger eggs, healthier chickens.

I’m handing the reins, or in this case the coop, over to Leigh Edwards today. Leigh runs the blog Natural Chicken Keeping. It’s a really, REALLY great chicken keeping website with tons of  information. Leigh is one of the many […]

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How to Stack Wood.

  A few years ago I did a post on how to stack wood.  It was how I stacked it at the time, which was using a combination of plastic end pieces and 2x4s to create open boxes basically.  They […]

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Ghost Stories

Tonight is the night. All Hallows Eve. A night for apple bobbing, door answering and candy stealing. Most Halloweens I make a big pot of chili for dinner, and once the kids have thinned out, I turn the lights off, […]

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The $7 live video course! Ask Karen Anything!
Plus some extra stuff.

    If you subscribe to my newsletter, you already know that next Tuesday I’m offering my next live video course!   Only it isn’t actually a “course”.  More on that later.  Point is, if you subscribe to my newsletter […]

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