The Cheapest Things in the Land!
(Other than the look of Nicki Minaj’s wardrobe.)

Every month I show you my most favourite things that my sponsors have for sale.  This month it’s a little different.  This time I’m going to show you all the things they have for sale that I hate.

Just kidding.  A little sponsor humour there.

No, what I thought would be a great idea is to show you the least expensive thing each of my sponsors have for sale.

And just so we’re straight here … I love each and every one of these things.



Kay this first one is kind of a breeze … reCAP only sells one thing.
Mason jar caps.  Drink.  Pour.  Store.

$6.99 each.

You might recognize this mason jar cap from this post I did. Since then, Karen has decided to advertise on this fine site. Not only have I ordered caps for myself, I’ve given them as gifts and they ALWAYS get a great response. Always, always.


After a few months away revamping her site, Iguana Make It is back on The Art of Doing Stuff.  Her least expensive thing?

Felted Ghost soaps.   All of  her Halloween (no it’s NOT too early) themed felted soaps are fantastic.  And cheap!






Considering she handmakes everything, I was surprised to find something so nice that was so inexpensive in Brenda’s wordworking shop, Cattails Woodwork. It’s a Spurtle.  Don’t know what a Spurtle is?  Neither does spellcheck.

Click on the pic to find out what it is!



Chez Poulet 

One thing and only on thing for sale here as well.

Plans for    T H E    M O S T   B E A U T I F U L   C H I C K E N   C O O P   I N    T H E   W O R L D!




Ellënoire HUGE Bath bombs





Lavender Bag.  Well.  Not a lavender bag, but a linen bag filled with lavender.


With love.

Or at least some fondness.

By Tricia at Rough Linen.





Will work for tips.

Occasionally while you’re working on your blog you run into a problem.

A conundrum.  A little thing you can’t figure out.

A small issue you know anyone with ANY technical/coding knowledge would be able to fix.

The fine folks at  Waylay who normally design websites, understand this.

And they will help you with your tiny problem.  Often for free.

BUT, if you’re as  nice as they are, you’ll head back to their site to put a little something in their tip jar.

Yup.  They have a tip jar.



And finally! Someone who isn’t selling  a single thing.   Other than the benefits of Balinese decorativeware.




  1. Barbie says:

    I never knew they had a tip jar! That’s awesome!

  2. Nicola Cunha says:

    Thanks for the reminders! I love the rolling pin holders from Cattails & thanks to you bought some ReCaps a few months ago and I thank you!


  3. Brenda says:

    Thank you for this Karen.

  4. Debbie says:

    My first thought was the spurtle was a gadget for planting bulbs. And me, of Scottish background! What a cool tool!
    Debbie 🙂

  5. Beckie says:

    conversation with my Fella went like this:

    me: This month’s issue of Country Living has a picture of a perfect hen house

    my Fella: for what?

    me: um…[i]hens[/i]


    I’m loving those ghost soaps!!

  6. Patti says:

    A spurtle! I received one of those as a wedding gift – (portion of comment deleted to maintain the surprise for everyone else) Mine isn’t nearly as nice as Cattail’s,though!

    I was advised that having a Spurtle is good luck in any household. So you should seriously look into investing in one of Cattails beauts!

    • Patti says:

      Also, Karen, I really love this post!

      • Patti says:

        Oh wait, and I have a question about the recaps – where do I get a mason jar that’s shaped like that with the narrow mouth? Mine are just your average kind with a wide mouth.

        • Patti says:

          Okay. Cancel that question, Karen. I went on their website and see that they sell caps for regular mouthed jars, so we’re good to go. HEY EVERYONE – they fit regular mouthed jars!

          And now, I’m done having this conversation with myself.

        • Karen says:

          Patti – She’s in the process of making wide mouth mason jar caps. However, the kind she shows in the picture are actually as common as wide mouth jars. Any hardware store will have them. ~ karen!

  7. Kris says:

    Karen, a couple of questions. Why is a Spurtle so good for stirring oatmeal? Do I need this, or just want it because it beautiful? And….did you get a new frig?

    • Karen says:

      Kris – I have no idea about the stirring thing, but I know I want it because it’s odd and beautiful, LOL. And no … no new fridge yet. 🙁 I’m having trouble finding one in the width I want. ~ karen

  8. Love the little felted Halloween soap! What a great gift for kiddos 🙂

  9. And next time just like Nikki Minaj’s ass you can show us the the biggest things they have for sale!!!!

  10. Flossie says:

    Karen, I’d love to find out more about Balinese decorativeware, but there’s no link to it on the page~~~can you fix so we can investigate? (Or am I missing something?)

  11. Trissi V. says:

    Those reCaps are the best that ever happened to my mason jars. Using mason jars to shake up my homemade dressings has never been easier. I only bought 2 and then realized my goof on the free shipping for 3 (it was the same amount). She sent me 3 anyway, which meant I could give one to my sister and keep 2. 🙂

  12. I ordered reCap’s when you first featured them and I LOVE THEM. I have larger Mason jars I store food products in (chocolate chips, nuts etc etc) and these caps make dispensing said items FANTASTIC! I am making my own vanilla extract for Christmas gifts (it takes 3 months so you have to start early) and the caps are great for making the extract in. I wish I had gotten more. I am considering ordering them for actually jarring the extract in for gift giving.

  13. Nancy Blue Moon says:

    I really need to order the reCaps..I have a feeling that when I get them I will be wanting some more..Love the spurtle..very interesting kitchen tool..if luck comes with it I like it even more..The little ghosts are adorable..Still no fridge Karen..I would have thought you had built one yourself by Fella must have the patience of a Fella would be having a hissy fit by now with no

    • Karen says:

      Nancy – As you observed in the Bandaid video, the fella’s pretty laid back most of the time. When he has a fit, it’s a real shitshot, but for the most part he’s relaxed. 🙂 ~ karen

    • Karen says:

      Nancy – As you observed in the Bandaid video, the fella’s pretty laid back most of the time. When he has a fit, it’s a real shitshow, but for the most part he’s relaxed. 🙂 ~ karen

  14. I do know what a spurtle is because I have one to stir my porridge. Very fond of it too.

  15. kelliblue says:

    thanks to you Karen, I’m a BIG FAN of the reCaps, and now have 3 of them. I use them ALL. THE. TIME.

    However I’m waiting for her to (possibly) make even smaller ones for things like spaghetti jars…which make the perfect iced coffee ‘mugs’ AND fit in my car’s cup holders. 🙂

  16. DianneT says:

    I love my spurtle which I bought in Scotland in 1971…can’t believe it’s (we’re) that old!!

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