1. Tiredoldwoman says:

    5 am here in Scotland and off to see the grandchildren opening their presents from Santa , cold and windy but no snow ! Having chicken for lunch – sorry ! Happy Christmas to your lucky chickens !

  2. Joanne says:

    Merry Christmas to you and the ladybirds.

  3. Bridget Donzé says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and the chickens! Thanks for all the laughs!!

  4. Ardith says:

    Merry Christmas to all of you chicks! Cheers, Ardith

  5. Debbie from Illinois says:

    Merry Christmas!

  6. Tres Davis says:

    I hope you have a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year, and enjoy your time off!

  7. Mary Edmondson says:

    Merry Christmas Karen. Thanks for all the posts that certainly take a good deal of time and effort. I hope 2016 will turn out to be a very good year for you.

  8. Barb says:

    Merry Christmas to you and yours, Karen. May the coming year be filled a plentiful summer garden, some wonderful new and old finds and lots of lovely eggs!

  9. mia pratt says:

    Merry Merry and Happy Happy, Karen, and thanks for all of the hard work, time and energy you spend bringing us cool stuff, great ideas, and lots of laughs. You’re a doll!

  10. Rachel says:

    Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous New Year! Looks like fun posing behind a wreath with a beloved chicken. They are cute chickens, especially Cheez whiz, but Mabel looks proud. Seasons warmest greetings to all of them!

  11. Sherry in Alaska says:

    Happy Christmas, Karen and girls! And Happy New Year!

  12. Ronda says:

    Merry Christmas Karen. Thanks for all the laughs and giggles … and all the brilliant ideas. So glad to see Cuddles rocking the wreath!

  13. Edith says:

    Hi Karen,

    What a lovely gaggle of chicks you all are!

    Thank you so much Karen for the fun and education you’ve brought us throughout the year. My week would not be complete without your posts and I really appreciate the work you put into them.

    Wishing you and your family (including the chicks and cats ) a very Merry Christmas.

  14. Anita Erskine says:

    Thank you for a year filled with laughter and great ideas.

  15. Jan says:

    Glad to see I’m not the only nightowl waiting to catch a ride with Santa! Merry right back at you and the feathered ladies. Have wonderful holidays yourself!

  16. Have a wonderful time over the holidays. Will look forward to hearing about the book(s) you read.

  17. Cynthia Jones says:

    Merry Christmas Karen.

    I wish you the loveliest Christmas break and everything that you love in the Bright New Year.

    Isn’t it great that we get to start again! Like a whole new beginnning. x

  18. CoCo Dubai says:

    Merry Christmas, Karen. And all the best to your readers. I love being a part of The Art of Doing Stuff community.

  19. Auntiepatch says:

    Merry Christmas to you and The Ladies! Give Pink Tool Belt and Betty a hug from me!

  20. Yvonne, the other one. says:

    MERRY CHRISTMAS, KAREN AND ALL YOUR FEATHERED FRIENDS. Of course, I can’t forget greetings to your family and your four legged friends. May you all have a wonderful Christmas and spectacular New Year. May 2016 bring much joy and happiness!

    Thank you for the delight of reading each of your posts, relax and enjoy the season.

  21. Grammy says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and everyone you hold dear. Thank you so much for another whole year of fun and fascinating journeys with you. Enjoy your holidays and come back in January with more of your good humor and excellent advice on how we can do more stuff.

  22. gabrielle says:

    BAWK! ba-BAAWK!!!

  23. gabrielle says:

    oops I meant (cluck-cluck) ba-BAAWK! my bad…

  24. Kimberly says:

    Merry Christmas to all of you pretty ladies. May your 2016 be blessed beyond measure.

  25. sharon says:

    Your a hoot!! Love your blogs and always look forward to reading them. Have a wonderful Christmas and blessed New Year!

  26. Ayla says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy new year to you!!!!

  27. KimS says:

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to my favorite blogger! Thanks for the gift of YOU that you share all year!

  28. maggie van sickle says:

    love the photography and all the best Karen and chicken family.

  29. mary says:

    Dear Karen,
    Merry Christmas to you and a very Happy New Year! Thank you for all your hard work, inspiration and most of all, REALNESS!!!! You are the best and I love reading everything you write. I wish you were my next door neighbor, but I can make do with the website if I must.

    Cheers, and much love from park ridge, illinois,
    Mary C

  30. Victoria says:

    Merry Christmas! Google Fashion Santa. You’re welcome.

    • Karen says:

      Ha! My friend has worked with Fashion Santa. She worked with him a month or so ago. (she does hair and makeup) I know ALLLLLL about Fashion Santa. 😉 He’s from Toronto. ~ karen!

  31. Susan says:

    Merry Christmas Karen! Thank you for all the laughs, the useful tips, and for sharing bits of your life.

  32. Catherine Vosper says:

    Merry Christmas, hope you have a great family filled day…Look forward to spending 2016 with you, may it be kind to us all!

  33. Pam says:

    Wishing you and all your furry and feathered friends a lovely holiday and winter break. Thanks for doing what you do!

  34. Barb says:

    What a gorgeous “bunch of chicks”! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a spectacular 2016! Thanks for all the creative ideas (even those I don’t dare attempt) and especially for all the chuckles and big grins you send our way!

  35. Rondina says:

    Love it. Merry Christmas.

  36. Marion says:

    Merry Christmas and happy new year you, Karen, and the chickens as well!!! May you all have a great 2016!

  37. Laurie says:

    Merry Christmas! Keep the posts coming. Your blog is the only one I read. Love birds and that includes chickens!

  38. DanniS says:

    Merry Christmas!

  39. Benjamin says:

    God bless you and this whole community of readers. Merry Christmas to all. And Happy New Year 2016. xoxo

  40. Kathy says:

    What fun. I don’t know their ages when you named your chickens but cuddle is just that. Mabel looks like WHAT is going on here and I may not approve. I enjoy your site. Merry Christmas and thanks.

  41. Jackie says:

    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you & all your cute, sweet chickens.

  42. Elaine says:

    What a nice surprise …I didn’t think we were going to see you until the New Year!

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas too, Karen. Do you think you could give us cat lovers a shot of the cats for a New Year’s treat?

  43. Gretchen says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your feisty flock ! Everyone looks fantastic!

  44. Tammy says:

    Merry Christmas! and a Happy New year to you and yours!

  45. Judy D. says:

    Dear Karen ~ Cuddles ~ Cheez Whiz ~ Josephine ~ & Mabel,

    Best Wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Healthy & Happy New Year.

    I didn’t forget about the ‘swing.’ I just have to call the company direct because I was unable to use a Canadian address in the on-line order form.

    Hugs ~ Judy

    • Karen says:

      Hi Judy! Please don’t go to any bother! I’m sure it would be fun to try but I don’t want it to become a “thing” for you. I’d love it … but don’t want to cause a thing. 🙂 ~ karen!

  46. marilyn says:

    love this..happy Christmas and Merry new year Karen to you and yours! great post! heres to many more xo marilyn

  47. Marissa says:

    My only regret from 2015 was that I didn’t discover your website sooner…..you rock & I can’t wait to read more!! Thank you, merry merry & happy new year 🙂

  48. Dale says:

    So if Cuddles, Cheez Whiz, Josephine, & Mabel, are the four calling birds, that means you Karen must be the partridge in a pear tree.

    Merry Christmas to all,
    and to all a goodnight!
    Happy New Year as well.
    Dale in Davenport

  49. Karin says:

    the merriest of christmases to you and yours Karen
    and a merry christmas to all of us TAODS.
    a happy new year to one and all
    or as we say in Germany
    Einen guten Rutsch

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