Hi! I’m Karen. Who are you?

A few days ago I welcomed all my new Facebook Fans with a post that went something like this:

Welcome to all my new Facebook Fans!!

I’m quite a scribe.

That one little comment got a bit of a discussion going about who all of you are.  I mean, I know who you are.  Jenn’s a locavore, Shannon is a floral designer/bride-to-be, Pam’a is a science lover and Nicole is an accident prone Southern belle with an affinity for Funnel Cakes.

The question is …  as her Little Monsters are to Lady Gaga who are you to me???  Who?  Who the hell are you?

What should fans of The Art of Doing Stuff be referred to as?

To be perfectly honestly it’s not something I would have thought about.  I’m more worried about my newfound love for Haagen Dazs Green Tea ice cream and what I’m going to do about my (unfortunate) crush on Anderson Cooper.  You know, important stuff.


You can thank Shauna for putting this narcissistic thought into my head.  She’s the one who hijacked the “Welcome  Post” on my Facebook page and asked what I thought  The Art of Doing Stuff fans should be called.

Um … Stuffits?  Stuffers? Stufflelupaguses?  I don’t know.  I’d never really thought about it.

Kathy Griffin just dubbed her fans Kath-eters.  That’s pretty good.  Maybe you should be called Karen-aters.  No.  That’s a bit to close to Karen-haters, so that would probably cause some confusion when it comes time for my world tour.

So in order to please The Art of Doing Stuff Fan Shauna … what do you think you should be called?  All 3 of you.  Perhaps you could get together for some coffee and cookies to discuss it.  Maybe invite Anderson Cooper and see what he thinks.

There will be no prize for the winner.  No cash or cameras.  Just bragging rights.  And perhaps when I’m on my world tour I’ll drag you up on stage to tell everyone in the audience that you started it all.  You came up with the term (insert as of yet undetermined term here)!

(please keep in mind this is all for fun – I have not grown an ego so large that I believe I need to find a name for all my disciples.  Yet.)

So while relaxing over the weekend give it some thought and let me know what you think The Art of Doing Stuff fans should be called.    And “Bored at work” will not be accepted as an official entry.

(Stuffelupaguses is in the lead by the way – I mean seriously –  I’m pretty sure you exist but … I’ve never actually seen you have I?)




  1. Amanda says:

    Hi Karen,
    I totally think ‘Karenologists’ ‘Stuff-ettes’ or ‘Stuffinators’ could work 🙂

    I found your site the other day, and must say that I love it! You have got some really great ideas and you are flippin’ hilarious! So glad I stumbled upon it!

  2. Stacie Steadman says:

    i’ll consider myself a “Stufficionado” perhaps.

    and i am stacie, an actor at the stratford shakespeare festival in ontario. i’m a grown woman who makes a living playing a 6 year old boy. i’m also about to embark on a wing-back chair re-upholstery mission into madness. pray for me.

    pleased to make your acquaintance, karen.

    • Karen says:

      Oooooo! Are you in Peter Pan at Stratford? My sister and niece just went to see that. It’s supposed to be GREAT! Good luck with the wingback. My palms are pressed together for you on that one! – karen

  3. Karen says:

    personally, i’m a karnivore.

  4. Shannon says:

    Karettes, stuffies, stuffberts (that’s my fave so far, because it uses a part of your surname & kind of implies I am some kind of expert…which clearly I am not)

  5. Pam'a says:


  6. greenwords says:

    I just have to cast my vote for ‘Stuffelupaguses’. I love it! (Even if I have to copy and paste it to ensure correct spelling.)

  7. Jolene says:

    The Artful Stuffers! That’s my contribution. 😀 Though it kinda implies that we are artistic at stuffing…?

  8. Julie shinnick says:

    Hi Karen,

    Stuffartists? Stuffarters? lol I like it cos it has a ‘fart’ in it! Toilet humour rules!

    Keep it up!


  9. Liz says:

    I can’t compete with the wit and might of “Stufficianado”. So i’ll cast my vote for that.

  10. Andre says:

    karties has my vote.

  11. I think it should be gender neutral. I’m sure the guys that read this would rather not be referred to as a “stuff-ette”

    I’m diggin the stuffperts. How about your “loyal and faithful stuffkin”

    I dunno… I just recently dubbed my friends boyfriend Dances With Doughnuts.

  12. linda says:

    I’m a DoStuffa.

  13. Rebecca says:

    I’m for Karenivores. It sounds hardcore!

  14. Nim says:

    Buffits. Cause surely we’re all buff stuffits (stuffists?) like in your picture.

    Well, fwiw I like stufficionados best anyway. 🙂

  15. funkyjunk says:

    The Art of Doing Stuff acronym? TAODS? haha TADS?

  16. Steph says:

    Wow! All the suggestions are GREAT! How in the world are you going to choose just one?! (I can’t. Sorry, totally missed the boat on this one!)

  17. celia says:

    How about THE STUFFENDOUS! 😎 hehe …anyway…

  18. amyjk says:

    mos def ‘stufficianados’!

    and i think you really might be a narcissist if you have a crush on andy coop— he looks just like you!

  19. Jess says:



  20. MARIA FERNANDA says:

    you can’t say it better “Stuffelupaguses” is the best…
    its like you…!! (crazy and fun)
    its complicatted…but you still love it
    the word has its own personality

    P.S. i had to copy paste it too ; )

  21. Valentina says:

    stufficionados and karenivores are my favourites!

    who am I? one of your few italian readers I assume 🙂

  22. JD Morley says:

    Anderson Cooper!! I also have a CNN crush. But mine’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

  23. Anastasia says:

    A friend and I have labeled ourselves “stuff-doers.” Since, y’know, we get stuff done. Appropriate here, perhaps.

  24. Laurie says:

    Karnies? Though we prefer to be called circus folk.

    Also, am I the only one who thinks karen and Anderson Cooper could be siblings? Maybe Betty is a Vanderbilt?

  25. Ree says:


    …though I love the sound of stufficionados, but that implies that we like ‘stuff’ so much that we are qualified to judge ‘stuff’, it doesn’t speak to the actual ‘DO-ing’ of stuff.

    Stuffperts implies we are experts at ‘stuff’ and not judges of stuff.

    Oh I LOVE words…!

    Will think on this waaay too much over the next few days and may weigh in again. Right now I’m about to be late for a conference call, but I DO have my priorities right!

    Stuffpert from WA

  26. Janelle says:

    Thanks, people. Now MY crush on AC just got all weird and awkward. Incidentally, if we’re talking television broadcaster crushes, I’d be remiss if I didn’t throw Ian Hanomansing into the ring. My colleagues used to call him Ian Handsome-Man-Thing.

  27. Marilyn says:

    Karen-istas! 🙂

    Loyal fan from the USA!

  28. Hobbs says:

    DOERS. It’s not the stuff, it’s the doing.
    Or Karenators.
    Or Unicornions. Unicorneons. Unikarenions. Unikarions.

  29. sera says:

    I vote for Stuffelupaguses. I think the argument has been made for it and I love it.
    I’m a fellow beet loving, communications professional and blogger from Seattle. and one of these days I’ll remember the something that I need you to solve for me, Guru Karen.

  30. Sherry (BTLover2) says:

    Just like Lady Gaga I don’t feel you have to have your name or the name of your blog in it. I prefer “minions.” Really I do. However, to appease you, how about Kare-nations (an ode to your beloved carnations or a word to encompass all those that follow in other places like Italy or the U.S.)? Stupid right? Hey, I’m not on all the time. Whatever you choose, I will be one!!

  31. Sam says:

    Stuffragettes – that might just be a British thing – I don’t know I didn’t listen at school. x

  32. Bethany says:


    You know, like the Mennonites, only not religious. Although I do check your blog every day or two, and it’s the first I place I go when I want a new project idea, so it IS kind of like my DIY Bible…and many people here seem to be serious devotees…and you are a very charismatic and inspirational figure…
    Actually, this is feeling kind of cultish now and I’m all weirded out.

    But Karennonites is still a viable suggestion.

    • Natalie says:

      Wow those are some awesome suggestions so far!

      The first thing I that came to my mind was Kar-nadians – in homage to your geographical location (but then again I’m a geography nerd and that has not much to do with your blog).

      how about: The ASKarens

  33. Jane says:

    How about Stuff ‘ Such, since it’s the art of doing stuff!

  34. Jane says:

    Oops , meant Stuff ‘n’ Such

  35. earthpuppy says:

    I like Linda’s “DoStuffa” How bout Stufficianista?

  36. We are “The art of doing stuffers”… “TADS” for short.

  37. Pam'a says:

    Now I’m getting all wiggly, like I always do when someone starts organizing perfectly good chaos into a group. Weird, I know. But I’ll visit the Best Blog in the Known Universe, spout the occasional inane factoid, and smart off anyway, no matter what you call me. 😉

  38. turkalicious says:

    I’m an art teacher…from Georgia….I regularly refer to you as “Canada”….my only previous experience with a Canadian was with our former French teacher…who was in the Canadian army…who really kind of scared me…..and made me feel bad for being American…but now she’s gone…..I think we should be “Shtuffers” as in “will everyone please put their shhhhh-tuff back where it belongs?”

  39. Shauna says:

    HA HA!! Let me copy and paste my favorite….
    Stuffelupaguses….But I’m starting to like the “ASKarens” It’s short and when you are on the stage and referring to your people it will be easier for you to say!! Plus…we can fit it on our shirts better!! (we will have to leave room for the cleaver too!!)

  40. Lin N says:

    From sunny Vancouver Island….my votes on Karen’s Stuffadoo’s….Stuffadoers?….Stuffadear’s… Stuffadeers….oh my, getting away…

  41. Kate says:

    how about “doers”?

  42. Heather says:


  43. Brigette says:

    I agree with the gender neutral in theory, but I just love how “stuffettes” makes us sound like your back up singers!
    Hi, I’m Brigette from Tennessee. An occupational therapist by trade, and a wife and mom by practice. I have enjoyed the energy and fun that you bring to your blog.

    • Karen says:

      Thanks so much Brigette from Tennessee! I get such a huge kick out of people from around the world commenting on this site. That’s what gives me the energy to keep it up. Well, that and coffee.

  44. marilyn says:

    hey karen, away for the weekend and couldnt come up with anything original as we were too busy boosting the economy of bracebridge with our retail therapy. but i must cast my vote for thingamakarens as it made me laugh out loud which is my usual reaction to your website. never really cared for the snuffelupagusse on that show, but i also kindve like stuffinistas…keep up the good work. we all need to laugh more xo

  45. Patti says:

    Thingamakarens has my vote, by far. Also, because it reminds me of the Little Mermaid, and she used to find different uses for things – remember brushing her hair with a fork? Innovative genius, that little fish was!

    I’m Patti – I’m a graphic designer and I live in Kitchener, Ontario, which is really just around the corner from you, so it’s not like it’s exotic or anything. Except I live downtown, so it is kind of exotic. And I think I just shared too many details about myself on the internet. Hopefully non of the Thingamakarens will come stalk me.

  46. Angela says:

    Ok I have given this almost a weeks worth of thought and here’s what my rattled brain has come up with…

    Karen’s Ingenious Doers of Stuff (KIDS)

    It’s gender neutral!
    It’s versatile! You can substitute the “I” for any “I” word that tickles your fancy like: Inspired, Immaculate, Incredible, Iridescent (my fave)

    Ok, whew! that was difficult 😉
    Thank you Karen for the awesome blog. You make my mornings!

  47. den says:

    hi karen! i don’t have a suggestion to top “karenivores” so i’m good for that. just wanted to let you know that you have a reader from the philippines. i lovelovelove your blog! 🙂

  48. zell says:

    and u have one in malaysia too, so officially u have braggin rights to the asian too ;p

  49. zell says:

    oops…asian region too, lost the ‘region’ somewhere 🙂

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