Hey handsome! Where ya from?

My name’s Karen. I’m from about an hour outside of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Some of you didn’t know that did you? Some of you thought I was from The United States of America, didn’t you? I am not.

See how interesting that was? (not for those of you who knew I was from Canada … for those of you who knew I was from Canada, it was common knowledge and a waste of the reading time it took to absorb the sentance)

I used to have a little thingamabob on the side of my website that was a map showing where everyone who was looking at my site at that very moment, was from. My mother LOVED looking at the thingamabob.

But the thingamabob looked a bit blhetto. That’s blog ghetto. So, much to the dismay of my mother who would spend hours just staring at the map, I took it down.

The good news is my mother now has a LOT more time to spend playing games on her iPad.

The bad news is I kind of miss the blhetto map. I miss seeing where everyone is from. It’s strangely exciting to know that at any given moment someone from Japan or France or Germany is looking at the words you wrote.

And then you notice everyone is getting along and interacting in the comments section. It’s like the United Nations without the need for secret service. And where many of the members are dressed in pajamas, drinking coffee.

I did this once before and I’m going to do it again because I think it’s fun and interesting for everyone.


Tell me handsome, where are you from?

And yes. Women can be handsome. Bea Arthur was a perfect example. And Bruce Jenner.

So tell me, where are you reading this blog from right now? City, Country, Location in house/office etc.

I’ll start.

I’m Karen. I’m reading this blog from Southern Ontario, Canada. I’m in my kitchen.

Now you go.

Have a good weekend. Wherever you are!



  1. Dani says:

    I’m reading from my living room located in Riverside, Missouri, USA which is next to Kansas City, Missouri, USA.

  2. Carla s. says:

    Central Oklahoma, USA. In my comfy chair in the living room.( should be in bed asleep) ;-). Reading on my iPad. Love your site and look forward to every post.

  3. Grace says:

    I’m in Memphis, TN. In my livingroom, on the couch, with my iPad.

    Professor Plum in the conservatory with the candlestick.

    • Melanie says:

      I wish I was in Memphis. My sister lives there. I’m in a little town about 40 miles north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada — at my desk, downstairs.

      Come to think of it, I also wish I had a conservatory. Karen, when you finish your kitchen…

  4. Sarah says:

    Rochester, NY. While nursing my 4 week old baby.

  5. Sarah says:

    All the way from Araku Valley, India. Most of the time, I live in Winnipeg, Canada.

  6. Cheryl says:

    Bruce Jenner???? He is NOT handsome!!! Every time I see a picture of his face I am pretty sure I am going to throw up!!!!

  7. Jean Thomson says:

    I’m reading (and enjoying!) from Litchfield, Maine. It’s ‘almost’ Canada!

  8. Juliet says:

    I’m Juliet. I’m from Earonton, Georgia, USA and I’m reading this from my bed!!

  9. Katrina says:

    I am reading your blog from my wing back chair, recovering from the massive amounts of chocolate I ate..Oh, I am from Woodland, Ca- USA in the house!

  10. Jean in BC says:

    Ladner, BC, in the office munching on Halloween candy :)

  11. Cathy says:

    Columbus, Ohio Lazyboy, dog in lap. Just relaxing after work. Internet at work is impossibly slow probably to discourage us from using it.

    Ps– showed your “zipper face” to some work peeps and they thought it was tres cool!

  12. Nikki Kelly says:

    Denver, Colorado USA
    In bed laying on my side with the rotation lock turned on… Duh.

  13. Jan says:

    San Diego CA

  14. Anne Bartkiewicz says:

    I’m from Sacramento CA
    I love your blog!!! I have never commented before, but I think you are awesome. I have purchased from your advertisers just because of you (Rough Linen and Cattails). They are awesome too.

  15. Katrina says:

    I’m reading this from the comfort of my couch in Lyle, Washington while my 3 children and husband are watching a movie for family night:) I guess I should get back to family night!

  16. Claire says:

    Hiya! I’m from Canberra, Australia (it’s the capital and it’s pretty boring…pretty…but boring)
    Sitting at my desk at work. Dreaming about what I would rather be doing (i.e. at home tending to my veggie patch and playing with my new toy – my new exciting Thermomix!!) rather than pretending to do actual work (which is what I spend most of my work day doing)
    Nice to meet you all :) xox

    • Laura says:

      OMG Claire, reading your post was like reading my mind! I am also in Canberra, love spending weekends in the garden, and am contemplating getting a Thermomix. And I love Karen :)

      • Claire says:

        Hi Laura! Wow that is so freaky – twins!! What a small world how crazy!! Oh you’ll love the Thermomix it is AWESOME! In fact, if you are interested I can do a demo for you, so you can check it out properly. Let me know and we can try find each other thru Karen’s FB page :)

  17. Rhonda says:

    Sitting on my couch in Regina, Saskatchewan. Love your blog. Happy Halloween.

  18. LindsayH says:

    Port Angeles, WA. I’m just south of Victoria, BC. Paradise!

  19. Heather says:

    I’m reading this blog from Penticton, BC, Canada – living room cozy chair, with tea.

  20. Jamie Lynn says:

    on my comfy couch, in my newly-redecorated (and almost finished!) beachy cottage living room in little Pawtucket, Rhode Island. I love those maps too :)

  21. Laura says:

    I’m reading your awesome blog from Madison, AL in my office…..waiting on this cold front with winds up to 50mph. Nice.

    • Marion says:

      Laura I’m originally from the Dothan area, but spent the last 7 years in Tuscaloosa (ROLL TIDE!) I have family in Madison! What a small world. I love North Alabama in the fall, the trees are just gorgeous. (oh, I just recently moved to Missouri)

      • Laura says:

        It really is a small world! We love it here and yes, this year the trees are beautiful. We actually are having a ‘real’ fall this year. Where in Madison are they? We are on the Limestone County edge.

    • Sara says:

      Sweet Home Alabama. Grew up in Mobile! :)

      • Laura says:

        I haven’t been to Mobile in years! We do wave when we head to the beach though!

      • Leigh says:

        Oh, I’m so homesick for Alabama!

        I’m currently in Middletown, Ohio, which is about a half hour north of Cincinnati and a half hour south of Dayton. Oh, and I’m in my living room floor (no reason… it’s just comfy) in my PJs.

        I can’t think of anywhere I’d rather be than back in AL, though. Reading Karen’s blog, of course :P

  22. Vanessa says:

    Langley, British Columbia. My bed :)

  23. Becky says:

    I’m in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, and I’m in my office on my PC.

  24. Linda Robbins says:

    Montana City, Montana. By the fire. On the night of my

  25. chris says:

    central New Hampshire USA. at my desk in my kitchen, while i’m supposed to be finishing my work.

    • Kathy says:

      I’m from Sullivan Indiana, in my pjs getting ready to take a shower and head to a boring job where I will try to do some job searching.

    • Lynn says:

      largo, fl….my wonderful home office….trying to get focused on work, but keep getting sidetracked by the cats & wanting to go to the beach & drink margaritas…..

    • Jay Wheatley says:

      I’m Jay. I am from Toronto, ON.
      On this dreary day, I am lying on my couch reading your blog and the latest Rob Ford updates.

      • Pat says:

        Ha, ha, ha. Ditto on running to the tv to see the latest news clip on the Rob Ford fiasco (because it’s such a head-shaker), but at the opposite end of the country. Pat from Kelowna. British Columbia.

      • terri says:

        Terri…in West Kelowna

    • Karen says:

      I’m in Elkton, Maryland, sitting at my desk wearing my jeans and slippers. Love your blog and enjoy seeing where everyone is from.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *