Raindrops on Roses, Whiskers on Kittens …

These are a few of my favourite things.

Click on the sponsor to see my favourite thing from their site this month. Plus a couple of little known facts about each of them.

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EllenoireCubitsKate Coury

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Coop PlansCattails StudioRough LinenDesign The LifeFavor the EarthSunny DayIguana Make ItCompass JewelryWay Lay


I thank you, the sponsors thank you, the economy thanks you, the man I hired to install my new furnace thanks you.  We all thank you.

As you were.


  1. Not Real Name says:

    Hello, Favor The Earth. Nail polish and office supplies and compostable cellophane bags?? I didn’t believe in love at first sight until now.

    • Stefanie says:

      Gushing with bliss! Favor the Earth appreciates any and all love: first sight especially! We ship worldwide so you can bring green to your corner of the earth. Use the coupon code KAREN to save $6 off your purchase. Thank you again, Karen- you totally Rock!

  2. MaggieB says:

    Sorry, been absent from getting my daily fix due to inconvenience of children being sick – how dare they, so inconsiderate! I am very jealous you have access to such wonderful talent. I will just have to do the german equivalent of window shopping and hide my credit card in the freezer – under the unidentifiable bag of something that was so obvious before I froze it, but is now just a frozen hulk of whiteness.

    Moggy (singular) is a british name for a cat who is the equivalent of Heinz 57 eg the father could be any variety! Bit of a problem if your mummy cat is a purebreed! Oh well, back to justifying the exchange rate and probable import tax duty…

  3. Gayla T says:

    I keep trying to remember to tell you this but I’m always doing some thing other than being online when I think of it. Back to the post about you and your sponsors….. why don’t you hook up with Amazon. I have a friend who has a blog and he does it. He just has a sentence saying to click here to go to Amazon.com and he gets a percent of what I spend when I’m there and God knows I spend a lot. Being disabled it’s so easy to order online and have it delivered to me. I spent a little over $100 on doll clothes for my girls Only Hearts Club dolls this month and bought a dog fence that was that much. I also ordered some books. If your other readers did anywhere near that you would make some money. So, there you are. I finally remembered to tell you.

    • Karen says:

      Hah. Thank you. Yes, it’s called being an Amazon “partner”. I think I’m pretty much out of room for ads. I think. Not sure actually. ~ karen

  4. Brenda says:

    Ha Karen..my British friends call my two stray/rescue cats ‘moggies’..loosely translated that means street cat or of ‘unknown origin’…I love the word. The Brits have great words for everyday things, like ‘gobsmacked’..LOVE that one!!.

  5. Mary Werner says:

    Wanted to buy the Iguana soap balls but all her links went to a link telling me to join etsy not to paypal or contact her. Oh Well. She needs the Waylay team or Etsy does!!! (Or I need a new clicker finger or brain cells. HA)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Mary! It seems to be working on my end. I can’t remember, but you may have to “join” Etsy in order to buy things there. Kind of like Ebay. ~ karen

  6. I hate you too, in such a *gush* way. You d’best thaang that ever happened to me in my blogging world. D’best. Like a cupcake. With a cherry on top. With heaps of whipping cream. Now I am hungry.

    WayLay Design ~ They rock the blogging world and take blogs to whole new stratosphere. <–I only thought of that word because I have had 2 cups of coffee. *Gulp.

    They help me look less like an idiot, every ~single ~ day.
    Lynne xx

  7. paula says:

    Karen, you have some awesome sponsors here. I’m in love with cattails! wow!

  8. Jim S says:

    After all the work on the garden, it sounds like you and the fella could both use some Ellënoire Sore Muscle Soak Bath Salts!

  9. Karena says:

    Karen You have the coolest sponsors, Lynne who I adore even if you don’t Ha! That tree house is so great!

    ….I wanted you to know…I am featuring Anita Rivera, our Friend, Designer and Paper Artist with Castles Crowns & Cottages, on my site! Another who makes her dreams come true!

    Art by Karena

  10. Heather says:

    Oh goody, more blogs to read. I have seriously got work avoidance down to a fine art. My blog, should I ever stop avoiding creating one, would be entitled ‘ The art of Work Avoidance’ and then I would just link to someone else’s blog. First though I need to find out about Rain chains….

  11. Tess says:

    Purchased a couple things from Sunny Day Vintage. Love her stuff and can’t beat 20% off sale. Really nice links Karen!

  12. Barbie says:

    Thanks for the shout out Karen! Love your way of doing it this time! 🙂

    …..and yes! WayLay is the BEST! most honest and smartest and and and and…..

  13. You are always the one who introduces me to new technological delights along with interesting factoids – and blogs, bang goes my morning… You have Eclectic Tastes and a Wide Range.

  14. Natika says:

    Ha! A friend of mine who probably runs with the fella in all those marathons introduced me to your site and now you mention another friend of mine! Noelle’s stuff at Ellenoire IS awesome!

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