5 EASY DIY CHRISTMAS GIFTS

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COPYING ANY ART ONTO GLASS

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BEESWAX BOARD BUTTER

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DIY MARBLE CAKE STAND

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LEATHER DATEBOOK HACK

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BEAUTIFUL WATER DISPENSER

 

 

44 Comments

  1. Mary W says:

    I can’t get the links to work

  2. Mel says:

    Karen! Eek! I think these should be clickable links to past posts, but for me they are not live / clickable? I’m using the chrome browser.

    • Karen says:

      I know!! I’m trying frantically to fix it but can’t. 🙁 A glitch I think, lol. And I was supposed to be in bed an hour ago … I have to be out the door early for a cooking class tomorrow morning! ~ karen

      • Deb says:

        Hey Karen, quick fix is to remove “position: relative” from .additional in your CSS. I’m not sure what else that will affect but it will stop the share links div from covering the content long enough to figure out a more permanent solution.

        • Karen says:

          Thanks Deb! I don’t want to go in and edit the theme just yet. I’ll give Selina a bit to get to my email. I know she’s really busy tonight because she and her husband Wayne are getting ready to give a talk for the University of Nevada on web stuff. If I don’t hear from her by morning I’ll go in and give your suggestion a try. Thanks! ~ karen

  3. Mel says:

    Workaround – copy the DIY post title, click the search button (magnifying glass next to facebook link in the top right,) paste it in, hit search.

    I made the leather journal covers last year, they are fabulous!

  4. Mel says:

    Ugh, I lied. The DIY post titles are not text that can be copied, they’re part of the photo image. Doh.

  5. Karen says:

    O.K. I’m officially giving up. Hopefully my good friend Selina will see the message I sent her begging for help. The links aren’t working, although I’ve managed to somehow make the top 3 work but only if you click on the photos that fall above the thin grey line that runs through the centre of them. Giving birth is hard.

  6. Pam says:

    The links work!!

  7. Paula says:

    I like that the emails still look the same 🙂

  8. Jack Ledger says:

    A doctor, a civil engineer and a programmer are discussing whose profession is the oldest.
    “Surely medicine is the oldest profession,” says the doctor. “God took a rib from Adam and created Eve and if this isn’t medicine I’ll be…”
    The civil engineer breaks in:
    “But before that He created the heavens and the earth from chaos. Now that’s civil engineering to me.”
    The programmer thinks a bit and then says:
    “And who do you think created chaos?”

    • Mary W says:

      LOL – A priest, a lawyer, and an accountant were discussing the death of a mutual client. He was an old man with no relatives and they all owed him $10,000. The priest said he put 10% in the church offering plate and the accountant said he donated half the money to a charity and to get a write off on his taxes. The lawyer scolded them and said he would couldn’t believe they wouldn’t pay the whole thing. He said he wrote the old man a check for $10,000 and put it in his coffin.

  9. Cheryl says:

    Just my two cents……..don’t care for the dark background…….

    • Susan D says:

      Make that four cents Cheryl-I thought I was the only one. Hot flaming red would have been my choice.

    • Jenn says:

      I was confused by the large ads with links. I thought at first it was links to articles on the site, but it’s all junky fake work from home type things or links to Etsy websites. Really white and eye catching against the dark background. Time to find a new way to cover that up.

      • Karen says:

        Hi Jenn. I’m not sure what you’re talking about. Could you please explain? Are you talking about a way to tone down or get rid of the two Google ads on the righthand sidebar? thx. 🙂 ~ karen!

        • Jenn says:

          Yes, I guess they are google ads. I thought they were your normal sponsor ads and was confused by the design and word choices, didn’t seem to match your site. They were not what I was expecting for sure. Is there a way to tone them down? I see adblock isn’t doing it 😉

          • Karen says:

            No Jenn I’m afraid there isn’t. I’m not sure you understand this but by using Ad block you’re literally taking away my only source of income. The blog is how I make my living and if you block the ads on my site I do not get paid. It’s the same for all blogs. I realize that ads can be annoying to some people but by using ad blocker you’re inadvertently ensuring the blogs you love will eventually go out of business. Please consider discontinuing the use of Ad Blocker or at least adding your favourite sites to the “allow ads” list. ~ karen!

  10. Tigersmom says:

    Ha! You’re too late. I took the Christmas Pledge and have already gotten all the gifts I needed to purchase and the wrapping paper, too.

    I am afraid though, that this can only mean that I have forgotten something vital. : /

  11. Donna says:

    What was wrong with the old site–I don’t like this. Hope it gets better.

    • Karen says:

      Well the old site was … old. And dated and I didn’t like it. So I can tell you right now that this site is staying exactly as it is right now. The posts won’t be like this one, they’ll be regular posts like always. This is just a quick post I put up with links to 5 Christmas DIYS. But if it’s the design you don’t like it’s staying exactly the same. ~ karen!

  12. Karin says:

    If you can’t change it, accept it.

  13. Laura Bee says:

    I made the leather cover for my BIL last year! He loved it. I drew his name again this year…stuck as to what to make. Still loving your changes.

  14. Nancy Blue Moon says:

    These are some of your best DIY posts Karen…I like the new look…not so busy and easier on the eyes..Also it is more “Karen’s style”…Besides..who cares what it looks like as long as you are still here..lol..I hope you learn to make something good in cooking class…

    • Karen says:

      yep I’m here. I didn’t really mean to publish that post, lol, but there we have it. Just trying to figure things out. 🙂 ~ karen!

      • Nancy Blue Moon says:

        I wondered about..”Karen has nothing to say??” “that’s odd”…Also..anytime you make changes there will people that complain about it..but I’m sure you know that…You must do what works for you…A Happy Karen = A Happy Blog!

  15. Christine Mortimer says:

    Links are working here. Change is a good, why be in a rut ??

    • Karen says:

      I know. I”m good with it, but I know a LOT of people don’t like things to change. Ever. These are sometime the same people who are still wearing the jeans they wore in high school and aren’t open to new foods. I am not one of those people. 😉 ~ karen!

  16. Thandi says:

    I love the new look! And don’t worry all babies have teething issues, I’m sure you’ll get the glitches sorted out in no time.
    And I think the dark background is Fabulous. Classy and modern like your chicken coop. I think it looks like a granite kitchen counter just waiting for a dusting of flour. Or a cool slate floor on a hot day.

  17. Thandi says:

    I love the new look! And don’t worry all babies have teething issues, I’m sure you’ll get the glitches sorted out in no time.
    I think the dark background is Fabulous. Classy and modern like your chicken coop. I think it looks like a granite kitchen counter just waiting for a dusting of flour. Or a cool slate floor on a hot day.

    • Karen says:

      LOL. You’ll get the glitches sorted out. 😉 I love the look of my new site (obviously or I wouldn’t have approved it or come up with it). Glad you like it too Thandi. ~ karen!

  18. Thandi says:

    And then I glitched and posted my comment twice. Technology is not my friend today.

  19. Hi Karen. I have not visited for a while (I know, collective ‘boo’ rises up from the crowd) and I wanted to give you a big hand for your new site. It looks fantastic! It feels kinda ‘country industrial’, really welcoming but not fussy.
    I just took a break to meandered around and remembered how great it is to get lost on your site. There may be nothin’ better than smartie pants gals who know how to lay their own kitchen floor, rip out and replace their back patio and still have silky, smooth heels.
    Keep it up – you are truly appreciated!

    • Karen says:

      Hey Anne! Well where the hell have you been?! I love that description “Country Industrial”. LOVE it!! And thanks. ~ karen!

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