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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 …


DIY gifts you still have time to make!

It happened again. With the stealth of a jungle cat, Christmas has come screaming out of the bushes ready to eat us alive. Or at the very least, have us eat ourselves to death. It’s a surprise every year. Christmas […]

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The Art of Doing Stuff Shop is now open.

The Art of Doing Stuff now has a shopping page.  “What is that?!”  you curious questioners ask. Well I’ll tell you.  If you look over to the right hand sidebar of the page you’ll see something that’s never been there […]

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A Christmas Conversation with Betty

The holidays are upon us and with that comes the most important part of the holiday season; making memories. Getting back in touch with friends and family who we haven’t seen in … well about half a day in my […]

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Shop Local day is tomorrow!

    Last week I realized, as most of us do, that I needed a custom made 3″ rubber stamp with a cleaver on it. Immediately.  Who among us hasn’t been in that situation?  So I did what you probably […]

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The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  Unless you have  no idea what you’re going to buy people, in which case it’s the most not wonderful time of the year.  The presents.  It’s always the presents.  You want something […]

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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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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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Disclaimer and Stuff:

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