Some of the Things I’d Like to Buy

One of the benefits of having a blog is being introduced to a bunch of stuff you’d never hear about otherwise.  Like quantum physics. I love to use this blog as a platform for open discussions about the evolution of mathematical and scientific data.  And mason jars.  I also love to talk about mason jars.
I might have been lying about the science stuff.  Although I have been known to discuss the science behind how a frozen yogourt tampon will help cure a yeast infection.  Which is probably more useful than quantum physics anyway.


I’ve also been introduced to an abundance of stuff through my sponsors.  Rough Linen bedding.  And Brenda Watt’s rolling pins.  If I didn’t have a blog, I’d never have been introduced to 2 of the things that make my life better than everyone else’s.  (unless you too own Rough Linen bedding and one of Brenda’s rolling pins … in which case our lives are equally good)


Obviously I can’t buy every single thing I like, but I can always have a wish list … and here it is.  (click on the pictures to go to the item for sale and others from that sponsor)

Cattails Studio’s Handcrafted Windsor Stool




 Iguana Makeit’s Cat Silhouette Felted Soap




Cubit’s Organic Heirloom Tomato Seeds



Favor the Earth’s Mesh Produce Bag

Favor the Earth is offering $6 off any $25 or more purchase with the coupon code: Karen

Compass Jewelry’s Chainmail Bracelet



Kate Coury’s Farmhouse Lavender bundles


Rough Linen’s Duvet Cover

(to go with my Rough Linen Sheets and Pillow Shams)



Please help me in thanking my Sponsors by taking a look at each of their sites today.  Without them there would be no quantum physics.


  1. Stefanie says:

    Thank you! You totally rock.

  2. Jessica says:

    Hi, Karen,
    I think this is a fantastic wish list. But… do frozen yogurt tampons REALLY cure yeast infections?? Not that I’m currently seeking treatment or anything… just curious.

    You and your blog are the best!

    • Karen says:

      Yes ma’am. Search my post on “frozen yogourt tampon” in the right side bar. Or did I link to it? I’ll go link to it in the post. ~ karen

    • sarah says:

      watch the video on frozen yoghurt tampons it is hilarious. I don;t know about curing an infection but it may make you pee your pants.
      There can’t be many people in this world who would think of it and then work out the best way to make one – that is pure science.

    • Chau says:

      I’ve tried the method once and it worked. The infection has not come back since.

  3. Marti says:

    What? You didn’t post a link to my zombie pot holders? Darn.

    What is the benefit of “felted” in soap, please?

  4. Ginny says:

    Karen, Seriously my fella is going to ban me from coming to your site if you don’t stop showing stuff I want to buy. (BTW my Bog’s are arriving tomorrow. Just in time for a week of snow, ice and rain! He couldn’t understand why I wanted the tall ones but then said “well your short, everything is tall on you.”) I. Must. Show. Restraint.

  5. Violet says:

    I’d kill for that duvet. The wrinkles are to die for. It reminds me of product reviews I was reading the other day… The item was pricey Martha Stewart sheets, and most people were bitching and moaning about how, OMG, the sheets came out of the dryer SO WRINKLED, and it’s just AWFUL, and now they have to IRON THEM, and they are never never EVER going to buy this horrid crappy product again and dammit, they expected better from Martha Stewart! And one lone person, obviously someone with brains, left a review saying she was so excited to have sheets that came out of the dryer wrinkled because she was starting to think honest-to-goodness 100% cotton sheets were a thing of the past in this synthetic-fiber-bedding world. Here, here! That’s what makes linen so nice — the way it wrinkles and puckers. It just screams “comfort.” Figuratively, of course. It wouldn’t be comforting if it actually screamed.

  6. Brenda says:

    Oh wow Karen thanks for this..I realize I have to have that cat soap, perfect for this zoo. Laura’s wonderful seeds are on my list and I have been dreaming about her homemade apple cider vinegar ….The linen well lets just say I WANT, badly.

  7. Diane says:

    Bahahaha! I just watched your video for the frozen yogurt tampon…my first thought was why would anyone shove a popsicle up there! Glad it worked though. lol

  8. Langela says:

    I make soap and love the felted soap! We just use pantyhose for all those slivers, but I like the felted wool idea better. Very cool!

  9. blake says:

    Felted soap…oh my Glob!

  10. Karena says:

    Adore the cat Felted soap and the bracelet (which I see is sold out)

    Art by Karena

  11. Christina says:

    Does the felted soap stay neat? Meaning, less soap residue in the dish?

  12. Elle says:

    I have produce mesh bags and I love them and use them regularly for over 4 years now. Mine were made by highschool kids who made & sold them to raise money for their school.
    It took me a while to understand what a “Needle Felted Cat Silhouette Soap” but I finally got it… and now it is on my wish list too!

  13. kathy says:

    1 in 17 will show up hear you talk about quantum physics, and that would be me! LOL Too bad, its to bad they had to give it such a scary name, cause it is interesting.
    The felted cat soap is cute though…makes me think of “schrodingers cat”. lol

  14. Jessie says:

    I want the doggie! Do you have a link to him. (hummm actually I would not mind a pair of male feet to share the bed with bed with too…. That is to say, it is ususally helpful if the male feet are connected to a male body. Just the feet might be a little strange. Actually this whole conversation is becoming a little strange. Maybe I should just go….*walks away all awkward…)

  15. denise says:

    Hi Everyone! I thought I’d pop in and explain a little bit about the felted soap! I can undestand being hesitant if you have never tried it. I was a couple years back when I then tried it and discovered it was truly a marvelous idea.
    -The natural merino wool is silky soft and not scratchy!
    -It is naturally anti-bacterial, and drys very fast.
    -It is an exfoliating, natural washcloth that is great for traveling with.
    -It lasts a super-duper long time!
    My hubby wasn’t sure about this. I made him one with his favorite football logo on it to try and he was very surprised. Months later he is still using it and is keeping track of how long it is lasting. :/
    I take the roving and felt it around the bar and then using a specific needle I create the design. It is quite a process and I love being creative with it.
    I posted the gumdrop soaps that are really good to try and to share. I can make them in any color and will be posting different colors soon.

    You can always convo me at the site with any questions. Have a great day! :Denise

  16. denise says:

    I am definitely checking out that lavender. yum!

  17. Trysha says:

    That bracelet is beautiful!
    I’m all over those produce bags. I don’t need jewelry, mesh grocery bags are the way to my hippie heart.

  18. Stefanie says:

    As a special offer to The Art of Doing Stuff readers, save $6 off your (min) $25 purchase. Use the coupon code KAREN. Use it to try the organic cotton produce bags or any of our other great Eco-finds!

  19. Nancy says:

    All great stuff Karen..Love the lavender but I am going to grow bunches this year..I am really liking the “Favor The Earth” website..They have some awesome products there..and great prices too..

  20. bex says:

    I think id like to buy phantom of the opera tickets… That’s currently showing (not that its relevant hey 🙂

  21. Kris says:

    I’d love to buy the linen sheets, I’ve been coveting them for ages. I just keep going to the Rough Linen website and looking at them! I’m afraid of how they will wash and stand up over time, do they yellow or (this is gross) get stained from sweat (husband!) like cotton or blend sheets do? Anybody who has had them for a while, I’d love to know. Thanks

    • Karen says:

      Kris – The fella is a sweater. He sweats. And I’ve had these sheets for a few months now and they haven’t stained. I wash them once a week with mild detergent meant for natural fibbers. As far as how long linen will stand up over time, I have a linen bed sheet that was woven and used since the 1800’s and it’s still going strong. 🙂 ~ karen

  22. Elen Grey says:

    The stool! No, wait. The tomatoes! No, wait. The lavender! No, wait… I loved it all and did the clickety, click. Thanks for sharing these super finds.

  23. Kris says:

    Thanks Karen, that puts my mind at ease. I will definately be buying those sheets!! And thanks for answering, I love that you respond to so many of your readers.

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