The $7 live video course! Ask Karen Anything!
Plus some extra stuff.




If you subscribe to my newsletter, you already know that next Tuesday I’m offering my next live video course!   Only it isn’t actually a “course”.  More on that later.  Point is, if you subscribe to my newsletter you get a variety of perks including giveaways and announcements of stuff like my courses before anyone else.  That becomes important when course enrolment is limited (like it is with Tuesday’s course)  So there.  That’s what I had to say about that.  Onto the course info.

I spent many nights and days deciding what my first video course should be.  Technically I held a video course already but that wasn’t something that would have appealed to all of my readers because it was on how to Turn your Blog into a Business.  That 5 days course is still for sale in video format by the way.

With Halloween coming up I wanted to have a really great Halloween craft for the first video craft course, but my two Halloween projects for this year were so ridiculously easy that the course only would have been 4 minutes long.  And that would include a question and answer session.

Plus it was too early for Christmas crafts.  Plus I want to make sure all the bugs are worked out of the system.  Plus I wanted to get to know what everyone was really interested in.  Plus I had crafter’s block.  Plus I needed highlights.  Basically there was an entire tornado of circumstances that prevented me from coming up with a great craft video course.

Then it hit me.

I get tons of emails every day asking me about past projects or how to do things or just general questions about stuff.

So I thought what better way to kick off this Crafting with Karen live video series than an hour long, Ask Karen Anything, question and answer session?   Think of it as Cocktail Hour with Karen.  Or think of it as paying $7 to watch me try to drink a glass of whiskey during Cocktail Hour.  I’m not what you’d call an experienced drinker.

You can ask about my kitchen, or my favourite method for doing something, or how many hours of sleep I get a night.  Wondering about how Cuddles is doing? Maybe you want to know how exactly it is I make money from having a blog?  Or what Betty’s like in real life?  Wondering about how the Quinoa I planted turned out?  Now’s your chance to ask.

The course will take place on Tuesday November 4th, at 7 p.m. E.S.T.    On the night of the course you’ll sign in and be hooked up, live to my kitchen where I’ll be ready and waiting for you.  You’ll all be hooked up to a live chat room where you’ll ask me questions and interact with each other.  It’s fun.  Trust me.

If you’d like to read a bit more about the course click the course page, if you’re ready to sign right up, click here!  (spaces are limited so if you know you want to sign up, do it now to make sure you get one of the spots).


More in the mood for buying actual, tangible stuff?  Here’s a look at some of the things my sponsors have to offer this month.


From Disposable Art Shop, this super-cozy winter print,

downloadable for just $2.99!


Wondering what your rooms would look like with the tiles you see from Cement Tile Shop?

Wonder no more.

Allow me to introduce you to the Cement Tile Shop Room Visualizer. 





Have someone you have NO idea what to get for Christmas or Chanukah?

Get them a CUSTOM charcoal portrait!  It’s a brilliant idea!!

Pets or people.

from LilBarkles.



 Pretty in Pink.

Pink stud earrings from A Pocket of Posies



This Aquis Hair towel from Ellenoire is no joke, FOR REAL … one of the best things I own.

I’ve had one (which I got from Ellenoire) for about a decade and it’s still looks and acts perfectly!

The towel is made of some weirdo, very thin material that absorbs water like nothing else.

Just wrap your head in it after your shower and remove it a few minute later.

Cuts down on blowdrying time.



Bainbridge Farms is back advertising and they have something new to offer!


Take a look at their new line here.


I love Tupperware as much as the next OCDer.

But forget Tupperware parties.

Lab Consignment is now offering PURSE PARTIES!  

(wanna just buy the vintage Louis Vuitton?  For me?  Click here)



Wanna help save the bees?

You can do it with Cubits’ Bee Friendly collection of seeds.




Looking for a beautiful fabric?

Look at Craft de Ville.

Seriously. Do it now.


I can’t stop loving these handmade wood lids from Cattails.

They’re stunners.



Think Canadian design is all about lumberjackets and ripped jeans? Think again.
It’s about beautiful jackets and ripped jeans. Read all about the latest from Canadian designers from
Daniela at Curious Citizen.




Another really cute dish towel design from Diamond Dust Studio.

Squirrel it away for a gift.





Easily one of the most beautiful things I own and something I know I will be happy with my entire life.

My Rough Linen duvet cover in Orkney.

Next up for me?  The bedskirt.


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Don’t forget. Click here to sign right up for Cocktail Hour, Ask Karen Anything.


  1. Nancy says:

    I’m driving from the middle of Louisiana to Seattle starting Thursday so I can’t sign up. My request is happy hour with Betty. She probably has tons of life wisdom. Butternut squash recipes are great but will only get you so far.

    • Karen says:

      I’ll save Betty the trouble and give you the advice I know she’d give you. 1. Don’t trust men. 2. Always wear lipstick. 3. If you can get any 3 toppings on a pizza for the same price get pepperoni, ham and sausage because they’re all meat which is more expensive. ~ karen!

  2. Sammy says:

    So I’ve been reading your blog for a couple of years now but I never left a comment… So just want to say, Karen you rock! You made me hate chickens a bit less and made me do stuff 🙂

    Greeting from the Netherlands 😉

  3. Mumo3kids says:

    Karen, you do realise that some time you will have to do a happy hour for your European followers… 2pm EST would work for me!! ( if you could cope with an early cocktail!!)

  4. Su says:

    previous commitments prevent me from joining you for happy hour… way bummed… sigh….. however I just spent a seriously long time on the Ellenoire website, so there’s that to thank you for….. and I am coveting the duvet cover myself…. think Santa needs a suggestion

  5. Marilyn says:

    I signed up yesterday for the Happy Hour course! I am really excited! How many participants are you/can you manage???

  6. You never fail to make me laugh! I wish I was at least an eensy teensy bit as good as you at writing blog posts. I’ll stick to the cookies I guess and just enjoy reading you here. 🙂

  7. Nancy Blue Moon says:

    WOW!!! Wooden jars lids..seriously gorgeous!

  8. MaggieB says:

    Hi Karen – another request pretty please if you could it would be so squeally fabulous for a European time Happy Hour with Karen course. I have to be up at 5.30 CET to get the children ready and out of the door for school, so unfortunately cannot join you. So in the meantime to everyone lucky enough to be awake “Zum Wohl” “Slainte Mhath” “Cheers”!

  9. Nancy says:

    Aquis hair towel is the best, I wholeheartedly agree! I only wish I had known about the doggie towel when my little fellow (Westie) was still here, what a cool idea!

  10. Toronto Boy says:

    I have to say … that embroidered squirrel design is quite nifty to look at! I really like the amount of detail put into the work!

  11. Stephbo says:

    Ditto on the hair towel. My MiL gave me one for Christmas last year, and I was all “why would I need a special towel for my hair?” Now I love it so much it goes with me when I travel.

    • Karen says:

      I know! And I’m sure people are thinking that very same thing while reading this post, lol but it’s great! And it’s so light that when it gets damp from your hair your head doesn’t feel like it’s 1,000 pounds.~ karen!

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