Style at Home Magazine Subscription

Style at Home Magazine Subscription WINNERS!

This is the issue my house is in!

Firstly, I would like to say thanks for all the entries!  They provided endless entertainment for me and whoever happened to be around me while I was reading them.  Many of the responses were read over the phone to my mom, Betty, who in between obsessing over her new ice cube maker, laughed and laughed.

Congratulations to all the winners of Style at Home Magazine subscriptions!

If you see your name and a portion of your comment, send me your full name and address to so I can forward them to the fine folks at Style at Home.

HERE WE GOOOOO ……  Starting off with my *personal* favourite.  I debated and DEBATED over this.  There were at least 20 entries that were FANTASTIC, but I kept coming back to this one particular comment because for some reason … it spoke to me.  Plus it made me laugh out loud every time I read it.  You may read the comment and think … Uh … O.K. … whatever, Karen.  But I loved it.

The first year long subscription and the official “Karen’s Favourite Comment” goes to …


“Can I hide my boyfriend? He insists on wearing Lee carpenter jeans, which I don’t think they even make anymore. I think he fights hobos for them. I’m sorry, “unfortunately indigent vagrants.”

The remaining 9 randomly selected winners in no particular order are:

“I would definitely hide my new table saw that lives in the corner of our dining room.”

– “I would hide… ummmm… all my copies of Canadian House and Home!”

– “I’d also try to hide by basement neighbor because everyone can hear his toots in our apartment.”

(Leslie – I’m so GLAD you made the random draw … this tooting neighbour was one of my favourite comments)

– “I know it goes against logic but I would hide my fireplace. I love my art deco home – but sadly, the last owners ripped out the original fireplace and replaced it with a stone monster that belongs more in a cottage. When I first got the house, the son of the previous owner told me all about the decorating approach of his parents. He started by saying, “I have no idea why the real estate agent made us take it all out! You should have seen the beautiful Robert Bateman prints that they hung over that beautiful fireplace!” That, my friend, should say it all.”

“I would hide the green painter’s tape that still exists around our *not-painted-after-2-months-baseboards* – not sure it would be camera friendly.”


“I’d hide the rat”.


“Easy… I would hide my children!! Don’t get me wrong, I love them dearly but really! I would be nice enough to farm them out for the day …”


“I would have to hide my house.”

“I would probably just hide myself “

And guess what?  If you didn’t win, you still have another shot at winning something from Style at Home. In the very near future I’ll be giving away copies of the issue my home is featured in!   Details soon!

Thanks again for entering and congratulations to all the winners!  Oh!  And special thanks to Style at Home for the subscriptions and for forcing me to finally paint my kitchen cupboards.


  1. Jacque says:

    Congrats to all the winners! Now… if you could kindly forward them to me when they’ve lost their usefulness… *giggle*

    • Karen says:

      That’s very nice of you to congratulate everyone else Jacque. I almost don’t like having contests because I hate that so many other people *lose*. I feel bad. I’d make a terrible Lottery Corporation president.

  2. Shannon says:

    LOL Karen..Yaaay! I am a winner (for once!) at least people leave comments for your giveaways. I had my first one this week & only 2 people responded.

    I feel totally rejected.

  3. Sara says:

    Thank you so much Karen!

    I wish everyone could have won. There were some really great/funny answers!!

  4. Ana says:

    WHAT? I’m the fave?? I’ve never been more proud of my boyfriend’s wardrobe choices!!

  5. Jamieson says:

    This post is all fine and dandy for all the magazine contest lovers out there yet leaves me feeling victimized, suffering a further day of monarch butterfly cliffhangers. We are still just little white eggs over here!

    • Karen says:

      Oh Grasshopper, you need patience to raise a Butterfly. Sorry for the victimization. I undoubtedly have a mean streak in me. 🙂

  6. Natalie says:

    Congrats everyone! Loved all the comments!

  7. Fifi says:

    Seventeen years ago today, I gave birth to my daughter – It will be so much easier to pull a magazine from my mailbox.
    Thank you, Karen!!

  8. Congratulations to the winners! And my condolences to the hobos who now shift around aimlessly without pants…

  9. Langela says:

    Congrats winners! Karen, the comments people leave on your site are awesome. I can see why you have to read them to your mother. It’s hard not to share hilarity.

  10. Janelle LaCroix says:

    Great choice, Karen – I too laughed out loud at that one. And congratulations, Ana…here’s hoping your boyfriend doesn’t find out!

  11. Zina says:

    I wondered how the heck you were going to choose ten favorites. I loved reading all the comments!

  12. Shauna says:

    Thanks Karen….it was great to read all the comments!! Looking forward to some new reading 🙂

  13. ginger says:

    Talk about delayed response. Yay for random wins!

    (love the lee jeans comment – I asked my hub why he doesn’t dig them and he said, “They make you look like you’re wearing a diaper.”)

    Maybe you can quote him?

  14. LindyLou says:

    I would hate to think it took me this long to come to peek at the list of winners because I have come to think that having a big gray rat on my couch is normal.

    Gee, I would just hate to think that. Yep.

    At least I’m still sane enough to be delighted to see that Gandolph (spelling corrected from my last comment) is horrifying enough to make you pity me and send me home help.

    Thank you so much!

  15. Brenda says:

    Away for the weekend friend brought Style at Home mag. Having coffee, looking out at crashing waves – right on beach and reading about your home/decorating ideas. Jotted down this website and now enjoying reading it! Thanks. Love finding something new to enjoy.

Leave a Reply

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

Optionally add an image (JPEG only)

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

The Art of Doing Stuff