The Bogs Boots Winner.Plus my thoughts on “Krafting”.

The first paying job I had in television was working for 4 years at CFMT in Toronto.  The station is called Omni now.  I’d talk in between all of the television shows, mainly doing what I do here  now.  2 minutes of me commenting, ridiculing and contemplating any topic that struck me.

Once in a while I’d give stuff away.  Things that were provided by advertisers at the station.  Could be anything from cookbooks to cars.  One book I remember in particular was a book on “Krafting”.  You know.  Like crafting, but spelled with a “K”.

I hated that book based on the fact they thought spelling crafting with a K was either clever or cute.  It was not.  Crafting with a K conjures up images of flowers made out of toilet paper and hats made out of yarn and paper plates.

So, as I was saying we gave away books and stuff.  And for some reason a lot of people, my mother included thought nobody really won those things.

Like there was some sort of contest conspiracy with people making up elaborate prizes, like an autographed copy of a book by an author you’ve never heard of with a questionable  stain on the back.

A very popular blogger I speak with once in a while said she gave up on contests because they were too much work and the prize provider always got more value out of the post than the blogger did.  Which is probably true.  BUT … contests are fun.

Who doesn’t like a contest?

So I continue to have the odd giveaway here and I will continue to do so.  Clearly you people believe there are actual prizes involved or 1,500 or so of you wouldn’t have entered.


Just kiddin’.

Now onto the winner of the Bogs boots courtesy of Bogs.

Winner Bogs January


Email me at to claim your boots!

I have 2 more giveaways coming up in the near future.  There may be a cookbook but definitely not a car.  Not even a kar.



  1. Damnit! I thought I had a chance based on my altruistic “I’ll give them to my sister” comment.
    I wouldn’t have. But please don’t hold it against me for the future giveaways.

    I can’t wait for the future KRAZY giveaways.

    PS- I am both klever AND Kute.

  2. Mindy says:

    Hahahaha, kar, hahahaha. Congrats to the winner, who just so happens to not be me. Krap.

  3. Sue T. says:

    Doesn’t a ‘turtle’ need four boots ???

  4. Heather K says:

    Kongratulations Feral Turtle! I think my boot void still needs to be filled though. Time to get off the kouch. Sigh.

  5. Bonnie says:

    So, are you saying there isn’t a chance we could win one of those Kraft books from you in the near future?

    Congrats to the Turtle.

  6. Jenny says:

    Well now, it’s a darn good thing that I went out and bought myself my own Black Clasic High Handles this weekend, lol! Not that I didn’t believe the contest was real ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Fella says:


    Why wasn’t I involved in the draw? You did it all wrong. feral turtle? Spelled in lower case at that. feral turtle would NEVER have won if I were in charge of the draw. They broke one of the biggest rules, you can’t tell if they are a man or woman by their ridiculous name. Plus it’s in lower case and finally they’re not my friend John or Russell. Ask me for help next time.


  8. Farquist says:

    Was the Krafting book written by a Kardashian?

  9. Suanne Jefferies says:

    Good for ya ‘feral turtle’. Enjoy your mucking!

  10. Judy Bickford says:

    Honestly, ‘Feral Turtle’???? Betty was right, there are no contest winners.
    Just kidding. Congratulations Feral. Happy mucking.

  11. magali says:

    krafting makes me think that we will be crafting using macaroni and empty boxes of kraft dinner.

  12. Ruth says:

    Well, klobber over the head ad call me Katie…. this Karibbean girl is krying kats and dogs over here. I would offer kongratulations to the winner who is klearly not myself, but alas, I am far too distraught…..’tis a katastrophe of kataklysmic proportions, I say! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Now that I have annoyed Karen sufficiently….. KONGRATULATIONS! Oops… I mean… CONGRATULATIONS Feral Turtle! I’ll be dreaming about your boots. ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. Nicola Cunha says:

    Kongrats Pheral!

    And thanks for the ongoing kontests Karen!

  14. Lynn says:

    I am most sad at my not winning the boots – again. I am somewhat of a sore looser though and swore when I realized the reality of it all! Also saying a person is,”Country with a ‘K'” is a very polite way of calling someone a redneck down here
    in the South. So fitting!

  15. Mary Werner says:

    Kongrats to the winner and thanks Caren for a Khance to win!

  16. UNBELIEVABLE!!!! Look out chickens, here I come!! I just wanna thank the Academy of Karen, all the producers (her chickens) and of course…BOG! Cheers.

  17. ev says:

    Krap indeed! I koveted the boots so much. Weeding karrots and Kauliflower in my kogs would have been so kompletely wonderful. Oh well, garden klass will kome another day.

  18. Lynne says:

    Feral turtle won? Ok,next time I am entering my name as Klever Kangaroo. xx

  19. Janet says:

    Caren, why are you so prejudiced against the letter “K”? ๐Ÿ˜€

  20. As a krafter, I kould really have used those boots. I’m with Mindy (and my name is Cindy), Krap.

  21. Jack says:

    Having entered a couple of your “contests of opportunity” I came to realize that perhaps the “no living or dead relative sired as a result of the amorous goings-on of the last 45 generations will qualify for any promotional prizes offered by this blog. DNA samples may be required.” Although I have not seen this disclaimer, I must comment that neither have I seen a prize. What is up with that?

  22. Moe says:

    Congratulations feral turtle, hope you enjoy your new boots and your soon to be chicken coop. ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Kongrats to the winner….ok I had to get in the krazy…..and I too say…krap didn’t win…..tfs

  24. Charmaine says:

    It drives me wild when when companies spell things wrong. And when they do I refuse to shop there because it is NOT clever, it is STUPID!

  25. Gretchen says:

    Wait! I missed out! I thought you wanted our comments TODAY. Krud. I hate it when that happens…

  26. martha says:

    That’s the way the kookie krumbles.

  27. SuzyM says:

    I kringed when I saw krafting spelled with a “k” and thought that maybe, just maybe you had gone off the deep end. Even konsidered kancelling my receipt of your blog. Kan’t tell you how happy I was to read beyond the headline, Caren!

    Kongrats to Feral Turtle, who I suspect has a story of her own!

  28. Nicole2 says:

    Kay, that’s enough with the K’s, people!!

    You need to send Feral Turtle two pairs of boots, one boot for each foot.

  29. Shit! I never ever win anything! This sucks!!!

  30. Theresa says:

    Gratz, Feral Turtle. Darn it! But based on the name I’m glad you won; I mean, who really wants to mess with a feral turtle?

  31. jojo says:

    I thought “krafting” was stuff made with macaroni….

  32. gogothrift says:

    I never win anything (whine whine)

  33. Barbie says:

    :(…..I’m just going to go BUY my OWN damn it! LOL

  34. LoriD says:

    So, I take it you’re not hanging out at the Kool Klay Kafe? Wtf were they thinking with that name?

  35. Nancy Blue Moon says:

    Well now miss just set yourself up to be bombarded with K words didn’t you??? Look at what a mess you have kreated..I just received a nice kanvas tote bag that my kat won on a blog..pretty sure I kan’t make boots out of it though..Kongrats to the turtle lady!

  36. DavidW. says:

    I loved your goofy spots on OMNI almost as much as I love their Saturday night Asian film fest.

  37. Kountry Krafts says exactly what I want it to say. Like anarchists saying ‘Amerika’.

  38. Patty says:


    And thanks for the “for real” opportunity, Caren. Er, Karen. ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Jeff Walker says:

    Crap. We are expecting a snow storm here tonight. It makes it noisy when I walk, but I guess I’ll keep duck-taping chickens to my feet until I win a pair of Bogs. No pressure.

  40. taria says:

    rats. hope feral turtle enjoys them.

  41. Dawn says:

    Hey – I remember watching you in between whatever shows I used to watch way back then.

  42. Ritz says:

    I just knew it was me! ..but ist wasn’t. Congratulations Feral Turtle, I’m sure you’ll look just as good in your Bogs, as I would have.

  43. Cathy says:

    Congrat’s to feral turtle. May she wear them well in chicken poop. Nothing better than wear nice boots in sh*t is what I say.

  44. Sara says:

    Congratulations to the winner! I seriously considered entering the contest, but after I looked at the website and saw that the boots can be searched based on compatibility for 20, 40 and 60 degrees below zero (Fahrenheit); I realized there are people in this world who actually wear boots as a means for staying warm. In my it-makes-it-to-30-maybe-for-a-day-if-we’re-lucky world of central Texas, I wear boots because they’re cute. So to those of you who wear boots to stay warm, you’re welcome. I decided to not submit my name and give you that itty-bitty bit more of a fighting chance. Haha!

  45. flattire Tuesday says:

    Kongrats! I really think you`ve done Bogs a huge favour – now I can`t get those beautiful boots out of my head and will not be able to truly rest until I have them.

  46. Debbie B says:

    Kongrats, you are going to love them!

  47. Nicole says:

    I remember you being on CFMT and you were my favourite! And we have a weird connection….I think Christine Diakos was on CFMT as well and her brother was a substitute teacher for me in grade school.

  48. Christie says:

    Oh shoot, I really wanted a Kar!

  49. TorontoBoy says:

    Congratulations Feral Turtle! If time permits, please give us a review of the Bog boots when you recieve them!

    P.S. Awesome username! ๐Ÿ™‚

  50. FLP says:

    Karen, I am with you on the “k” words but may I also mention my dislike of streets with such names as “Burloak” or “Hurontario”?

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