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Wanna toilet train your cat? Tame a chipmunk? Make a toast? Then you’re in the right place. Oh! Want to learn how to fold a tee shirt Japanese style? ALSO in the right place. This is all the stuff that doesn’t really fit anywhere else. The misfits of the website. These are the cast aways, the downtrodden. In truth, these are a few of my favourite things …


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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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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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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My Kitchen. The Reveal.

On April 14th, 2013 I announced I was redoing my kitchen floor.  It was my big spring project.  At times when I was feeling particularly dreamy I toyed with the idea of a new kitchen light. I treated myself and […]

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The Real Thanksgiving

As you may know last weekend was Thanksgiving in Canada. You may know that because a) you’re Canadian or b) you read my post a week ago about setting my Thanksgiving dining room table.         It all […]

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The Art of Doing Stuff is GROWING.
Read about the changes coming up!

  Everyone calm down.  They’re good changes. It’s not like becoming a woman in the middle of gym class or going gluten free. I started The Art of Doing Stuff 4 years ago knowing that blogging had everything I loved. […]

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What’s the first album you bought?

  When I was 12 years old I got my first album. I still have it.  And I’m really glad I do.     I thought about sharing this information when Robin Williams died but didn’t. I’m not sure why. The […]

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Where do Roosters go?

    The roosters are gone.  Last Friday night was the roosters’ last night roosting with the ladies.  That’s Cuddles on the far right giving what may be the stink eye or a love gaze to one of the roosters. […]

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Although I have remained unscathed, I am not responsible if you hurt yourself while cleaning your gutters or trying to tame a chipmunk.