The Great Gargantuan Giftmas Giveaway 2014




2 years ago I introduced the world (you) to The GREAT GARGANTUAN GIFTMAS GIVEAWAY!  It involved an entire week of gift giving from my incredibly loyal sponsors.

Last year I took a year off from being nice.  It was my year of evil and selfishness.  Instead of organizing a giveaway I watched television and and ate a bag of chocolate chips.    But the year of good has returned in a big way.

One single winner is going to win this entire prize package valued at $2,000.

This contest opens today and closes on Thursday at midnight.

This contest would not be possible without my sponsors who have donated all of the prizes as a thank you to you for supporting them throughout the year.

You can continue to support them by clicking on their links and returning to their sites for your holiday shopping.


Cattails Woodwork:  Brenda Watts has been quietly creating beautiful, useable objects out of wood from her studio in the woods of rural Prince Edward Island for the past 11 years.  As a thank you Brenda is offering 4 wood mason jar lids (your choice of size), and a beautiful, glowing, personalized 16″ chef’s block.





lab Consignment: Lauren from lab Consignment has for you this brand new  TIFFANY PENDANT.  Yes.  The real deal.  The iconic, sterling silver key pendant from Tiffany & Co. is something you will own and love forever.  And ever.  Check out Lauren’s consignment site for new and used designer stuff.  Purses are her speciality.




L’il Barkles – Selina will create a charcoal portrait for you just in time for Christmas.  There is no Photoshop,  no trickery.  Just charcoal, paper and talent.  (portrait to be based on any photo you choose of one subject like a family member or pet).





Ellenoire:  Noelle has been creating custom scented and hand made products since before it was cool.  Before Etsy existed even!  She’s offering you a completely head to toe collection of her organic, handmade body products including body lotion, body wash, body scrub, foaming face wash, Rosy Glow face mist, Satin Doll face cream and an Aquis Adventure towel (the hair towel I talked about a few months ago that I LOVE so much).





Rough Linen:  New to Tricia Rose’s ever expanding collection of hand made linen products is the monogrammed  linen Christmas stocking.  She’s offering 3 of them to the lucky winner.





Craft de Ville: Stacy is offering a REALLY fun package.  It’s everything you need to make the “Supertote!”.  The kit comes complete with pattern, all the notions needed and $40 worth of any fabric from the Craft de Ville site.  Don’t sew?  No problem.  This makes a perfect present for someone who does.





Design the Life You Want to Live:  Lynne, decorator, blogger, woman of the world, is offering a few select jewellery items from her collection of Balinese art.  Both the beaded necklace and bracelets were hand made and purchased by Lynne in Bali.  The wood wheels are Amish made and perfect for barn door hardware.





Photo Jewelry Making: Susan has been advertising her homebased jewelery making business on The Art of Doing Stuff for years.  She JUST got in these floating photo charms that I love.  She also has a collection of photo gift tags available now.  Either of which you can choose to purchase with your $100 gift card, which can be spend on anything in her online shop.


Eye Candy Popper: Need some rest after the hullabaloo of the holidays?  Need a rest after realizing you just used the world hullabaloo?  This is the package for you.  An organic cotton & lavender eye pillow, grapefruit bath salts (not the kind that make you eat other people’s faces off), peppermint foot scrub, lemon oatmeal face scrub, and an all organic cold pressed soap.



Diamond Dust Studio:  Amanda has some of the nicest tea towels I’ve seen on the Internet.  She’s allowed me to hand select 6 tea towels for you. I chose to go with a blue and red collection of my favourites.  I think the blue skull is absolutely beautiful.  I hope you do too.  Because if you don’t, there’s something wrong with you.  And that would be sad.






Disposable Art Shop: Jeff at Disposable Art Shop realized that not all of us can afford world class paintings and not all of us want them.  Sometimes it’s very satisfying to just print off and frame some fun images and hang them on the wall.  And when we decide we’re bored with them and want to change them up (as we often do), we can just print off some more.  With this $100 gift card you’ll have enough prints to last you for years of fickle indecision.





Bainbridge Farm Goods:  I can’t exactly remember how I came across Susan’s charming signs, but I do remember it was love at first site.  Much like my reaction to a cheeseburger when I first thought I invented it.  Susan is offering a tee shirt and any two signs of your choice, so browse around her site and pick out a couple!




Cubits: Laura is one of my two favourite seed providers.  Her seeds are always viable, interesting, rare and I’ve never once planted what I thought was a purple carrot, only to have a white one come up.  You’d be surprised at how often that sort of thing happens with seed suppliers.  Laura is offering a hand picked selection of 20 seeds for you packaged in two cute tin boxes.  One will be filled with rare, heirloom, seeds for a rainbow hued edible vegetable garden.  The other a selection of herbs.




Sweet Sally’s Soaps:  If you haven’t used chunks of handmade soap you don’t know what you’re missing.  They have better scent, lather and feel to them.  Plus they’re just fun.  And what’s MORE fun than getting a surprise in the mail every month!   Nothing.  Absolutely nothing.  Long live UPS.




Caustic Threads:  Erica is screen printing artist extraordinaire.  Not only does she burn and print all her own screen printing canvases, she does it from her own art work.  For you, Erica has a GREAT package of anything of your choosing.  1 hoodie (with any print from her shop), 1 tee shirt (with any print from her shop), 1 canvas tote (with any print from her shop) and a fun grab bag (I’m such a sucker for a surprise) that could include jewellery, pins, bottle openers or other miscellany.  If it were me, I’d pick the Kitchen Aid mixer tee by the way.  In one size larger than I should take so as not to accentuate my ever growing back fat due in part to the overuse of my own Kitchen Aid.  But that’s just me.




Dripping Springs Ollas: Laurie moved to Dripping Springs, Texas several years ago with the hopes of starting a vegetable garden.  Water is in short supply in that area so she and her husband decided they’d do what they could to use only rainwater for whatever they could and to use even that as wisely as they could.  And Ollas were the way to do that.  These clay pots are submerged in your garden soil. Then they’re filled with water which slowly and naturally seeps out of the clay to the roots below.  A perfect solution.  A perfect gift.  The winner of this Giftmas Giveaway will be receiving a clay Olla from Dripping Springs Ollas.


Curious Citizen: Daniela runs one of the most honest, well written blogs I know of.  There’s nothing showy, pretentious or fake about her or her writing.  She doesn’t write about her perfect life. She writes about life.  Included in that life are really great posts on travel, food, style and design.   Since Daniela is a blogger, I didn’t expect her to have anything to contribute for this giveaway because she doesn’t sell anything but she surprised me this one and offered up an “O” Clock watch.


(contest open to everyone in North America)

There are 24 different ways to enter.  You can enter using any or all of them.  The more times you enter of course, the greater your chances of winning.

Just follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter form you see below. I know it looks confusing and scary but it isn’t.  Just click on it and you’ll be given alllll of your options for entering including leaving a comment on this site, following my sponsors on Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest and more.  It’s all done in the Rafflecopter widget below.  So get entering!

This contest closes Thursday, November 20th at 8:00 p.m. E.S.T.   Winner randomly selected as soon as the contest closes. The winner announcement will be on Friday, November 21st in the blog post, where one lucky winner takes all!   [shareaholic app=”share_buttons” id=”5342563″]

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  1. Sarah says:

    What a great giveaway! You’ve truly outdone yourself.

  2. Patt says:

    Just love your blog!

  3. Julia Smith says:

    This is amazing- Karen you are amazing!

  4. Becky says:

    Holy crap!! All of that? My UPS man will be busy!

  5. sara benson says:

    Great give away – thanks Karen!!!

  6. Robin Van Jura says:

    What a wonderful giveaway! Can’t wait to visit the different sites. Really enjoy your blog and your sense of humor!

  7. Kathy K. says:

    WOW!!!! Amazing…..I’m always so amazed at people’s generosity. Your sponsors are very good to you.
    Just want to tell you I find your posts fun and honest, and I’ve learned quite a bit too.

  8. Janet W says:

    Holy schmoley that’s one heck of a give away….

  9. Olwen says:

    What a great giveaway! I wanna win!

  10. Michelle says:

    Wow! You are amazing!

  11. Janice says:

    The Giftmas gift that gives forever…..or a least a pretty long time. Thanks Karen.

  12. Kailee H. says:

    Wow, what generous advertisers you have! This is an amazing amount of stuff.

  13. Emily says:

    Wow! One very lucky winner…

  14. Janice says:

    The entry for the Design the life you want to live in the list of entries above links back to subscribing to the art of doing stuff….which I already do. Is that working correctly?? Lynne’s blog….not going there. Just FYI.

  15. Carol says:

    These products represent sugh great talent out there!

  16. Elise says:

    Oooohhh. This is!!! Thank you Karen!!! — This would sure make a dent in my Christmas Pledge shopping list! :0)

  17. Becky Wade says:

    This is a great contest. Lots of different kinds of things. Fun.

  18. Lori says:

    Surely it must be my turn to win

  19. Sara says:

    What an amazing selection of gifts! Thanks for sharing. Fingers and toes are crossed to win! Thank you.

  20. Janice says:

    One more funny thing…the Caustic Threads has a blank line but I had no clue what to put in there so I put their Http address that came up with the link….if it aint right I am sorry. I wish I was psychic and not psycho.

    • Janice says:

      and the rough linen. I must be missing something.

      • Karen says:

        Thanks Janice. I got those all fixed up. The box just randomly appeared. You didn’t need to do anything with it. I’ve gotten rid of it though so as not to confuse people. 🙂 You’re quite a handy little reader to have around, lol. ~ karen!

  21. Jenn says:

    Exciting stuff. My eyes lit up and my jaw dropped a bit when considering all the goodies.

  22. Grammy says:

    Oh, my! Something for me, for each if my sisters, my sister-in-law, my daughter, my neighbor… So many beautiful things. Your sponsors are great, and you are wonderful.

    • Grammy says:

      I don’t do Pinterest or Twitter (I’m old, and busy, please don’t judge me harshly) but I did go to all the other links and actually really liked some of them so much I’ll be going back again and again, and signed up for some. Thanks for creating an incentive to make us go look at “what’s good for us”.

  23. Lynne says:

    I guess I won’t be getting to bed early tonight !!! Thanks for all the great links.

  24. Erica Jamieson says:

    Hello! Pinterest wouldn’t let me pin the image. It said it might lead to inappropriate content. What have you been up to Karen and what juicy stuff am I missing???

    • Karen says:

      Thanks Erica! It works for me, but someone else on Facebook said they had trouble with it. I’ve changed one little thing, so you can try Pinning again. Let me know if it still doesn’t work. (I do tons of inappropriate things but not in this post. I don’t think. Who knows, lol!) ~ karen

      • Erica Jamieson says:

        It worked. Thanks! I like the inappropriate things-just thought I missed some in this post. The inappropriate things are why I told my mom to start reading your blog…and why she told my dad to do the same. 🙂 Thanks for the quick response.

  25. Leslie says:

    What a haul! Thanks for the opportunity, Karen.

  26. Katie says:

    Oh wow! I am already planning who I will gift which items to. This is going to be a major disappointment if I don’t win! (I almost never win anything so I better get the tissues ready.)

  27. Amy says:

    Great way to start the holiday season. Super fun and unique gifts . What a bunch of wonderful sponsors.

  28. Dee says:

    Best contest ever – lots of fun. Thanks, Karen

  29. amanda says:

    omg that blue skull tea towel is sick as fuck. i want to buy a bunch and give them as gifts!

    • Karen says:

      Yeah, I normally go for black with that sort of thing, but the blue for some reason is sucking me in. ~ karen!

  30. Tasha says:

    I’ll comment on this! Just checked the Christmas calendar, and we’re still on track! I love that calendar.

  31. Lindsay H says:


    Sorry wasn’t sure exactly what you wanted….just working my way down the list 🙂

  32. Jen says:

    Great giveaway!

  33. Lori Diaz-Lane says:

    Wow! Thanks for a great contest! I entered everyone except pinterest wouldn’t let me pin your pin 🙁

    • Karen says:

      Hi Lori – A few people had problems with the Pinterest button for some reason. I’ve changed a couple of things in the “guts” of the giveaway. Give Pinning another shot. I think I have it fixed now. 😉 ~ karen!

  34. seriously, I want that O watch!

  35. Jackie says:

    Woo hoo! Great ideas for Christmas gifts too! 🙂 thanks Karen!

  36. Mel says:

    omg this looks awesome! since i live in australia and won’t be able to get any of the food prizes (boooo), if i win, i’ll donate them to a second prize winner! would that work? 😉

  37. Jackie B says:

    I’ve been following you for quite some time. Love everything you do.

  38. Missnicoleo says:

    Wow! Impressive list!

  39. Melanie T. says:

    Super gifts & ideas!

  40. Pat says:

    Wow! Amazing prices! Can hardly wait…..

  41. Pat says:

    Fantastic prizes! We all want ’em……

  42. Laura Bee says:

    There’s not a single thing I wouldn’t love. Wow! But a bunch, I know would be great gifts because someone I know would love them even more! Wow, you and your sponsors are so kind & generous. I might finally join Twitter over this.

  43. Angela says:

    Love it! By the way, I share your tip about soaking sheets in oxiclean with so many friends!

  44. Sue says:

    Cannot believe all the goodies being offered. Thanks for the chance!

  45. Linda Penrose says:

    You really make my day, Karen. I don’t keep chickens, but love to hear all your adventures with the feathered flock. You got me started with D.S. Ollas. I’m in Kelowna, but have picked them up in Tacoma WA and Portland OR; when I travel by car, I check the D.S. website to see if a rep is near. Your recipes are often followed. Your blogs re antiques (love them) and home reno (do it often) are always of interest. I may even buy a Blue Star range based on your blog; I’d never heard of the brand before. I’m originally from Toronto and can relate to many southern Ontario comments. You inspire me often and make me scream with laughter always. I’m not on Facebook or Twitter so can’t enter the contest via those websites; this blog post will have to suffice.

  46. Dana says:

    I’m so excited to explore yiur sponsors’ shops!

  47. Bambi says:

    W00-hoo, what an awesome giveaway! I live 30 miles from Dripping Springs so if I win I can go pick up the Olla myself. Would I get extra chances if I promise to kick-back the savings from the shipping to you?? Seriously, I love your blog and have visited some of your sponsors before. I bought a pinafore from Rough Linen and I love it so much that I refuse to wear it and risk stains. It just hangs in my studio looking lovely.

  48. Karissa says:

    What a fantastic giveaway! I have some ideas on who I could give all of those goodies to, but those tea towels would be all mine! 🙂

  49. Shirley Curtis says:

    Fabulous give away! I can always count on hysterical laughter when reading your blog! Keep up the great work! Love your fluffy chicken bums!

  50. Olivia says:

    Yowza! What an awesome contest . Fingers and toes are crossed.

  51. Marion says:

    Are we poor people from Europe and overseas second class? Come on, online vouchers are not difficult to ship! This isn’t fair!

    • Jodi says:

      And what about all of your fans Down Under, too? To have been a loyal reader for sooooo long and not even have a chance to enter to win all those lovely goodies? Not fair, Humphrey Bear! I mean, not fair, Karen! But I will bookmark/Pinterest/drool over those links for future reference. PS I would PAY MY OWN SHIPPING if I won!

  52. katy o' says:

    Some good looking stuff.

  53. Katie says:

    I always like when you do roundups and SAY something about each sponsor, it helps a lot! I visited everyone, because it’s Christmas Crunch time!

  54. katy o' says:

    I hope I’m entered. I earned several entries, but when I clicked on Enter toWin nothing happened.
    I like the Day of the Dead towels the best, I think.

  55. SeaDee says:

    Uh ma god, Becky!
    What a giveaway!

  56. Jennifer says:

    You have such quality sponsors. I would expect nothing less. Generous, too! Thank you so much for this opportunity.

  57. Auntiepatch says:

    WOW! What a great giveaway! Thanks!

  58. peg says:

    sweet giveaway,nice to have new businesses to check out 😀

  59. Virginia says:

    Fantastic giveaway! How is the new schedule working for you? Love the chicken photos last week.

    • Karen says:

      The new schedule is working great. For instance, without it I wouldn’t have had time to organize this huge giveaway! ~ karen

  60. Alin says:

    You are fabulous! what an assortment of gifts! they are all interesting links!

  61. gigi says:

    Oh my gosh! HEY South America-keep your lovely, gorgeous, year round beautiful weather,coconuts, exotic birds, rainforests and the Gorgeous Galapagos Islands–we’ve got Karen watching out for us. Thank you, very much. Sublime goodie package, makes me so glad I live in North America so I can have a chance at the prize! Can second runner-up have an autographed pix of you and the clucks? That would be pretty darn nifty and take the sting out of losing the whole enchilada. Just sayin.

  62. Carla says:

    This is crazy generous. Was about to buy those rough linen stockings for my 3 girls on the weekend. Maybe I can win them instead!

  63. Cindy P. says:

    Sa-weeet ! Count me in. Even if I don’t win, just reading your descriptions of these sponsors makes me want to visit them all ! That skull towel has my name written all over it !!

  64. brenda says:

    too much Karen 😉

  65. Farquist says:

    Love me some cattails!!!!

  66. lisa mitchell says:

    What an eclectic collections! I want it all.

  67. Debbie Bashford says:

    holy cow! thanks for the chance

  68. Maureen Locke says:

    Super awesome giveaway Karen plus some awesome Christmas gift ideas. Will have to delve further after work. 🙂 Thanks

  69. Katie says:

    Wow this is so generous! Thank you for the opportunity to win big!

  70. Jenny W says:

    I * Am* So* Freakin* Excited!! My Hubby has to work 3000 miles away from home over Christmas, so this sure would be nice to wake up to on Christmas morning! Fingers crossed 🙂

  71. Debra says:

    Wow! What an amazing collection. Thanks for coming back with a bang! Best of luck to everyone.

  72. Patricia Miller says:

    Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!

  73. Lara says:

    Amazing stuff! Am impressed!

  74. Patricia T. says:

    A big hug to you, Karen, for giving us the chance to win these fabulous gifts! I start my day with a laugh, or at least a smile, by reading your posts. Love that watch! Thanks for being so generous!

  75. Beth says:

    Lovely giveaway! Just wanted to mention that the 3-times-a-week blog is really fine (I’m a new reader and the days go flying by anyway) — hoping you are enjoying some time for other things like organizing the amazing giveaway. Glad for the links to interesting, quality gifts – I’ve already visited some of the shops.

  76. Julie says:

    Wow Karen, you are so generous! Love your blog. Thanks for the chance.

  77. Candice H. says:

    Considering I’ve never won a thing in my life (except a few bucks here and there with lottery scratch-offs), I would pass right out in the floor should I win this! If not, at least this list gives me great gift ideas. As a long time reader (but rarely comment), I’ve been meaning to re-subscribe with my new email, perfect timing!

  78. Jan Macdonald says:


  79. says:

    I thoroughly enjoy your blog. My parents raised chickens but I doubt they enjoyed them nearly as much as you do.

  80. Magdalena says:

    I find your posts fun and honest, and I’ve learned quite a bit from them so Thank You Very Much as always 😉 What a wonderful giveaway (for me or whoever else would be the lucky winer – but I’m leaning towards ME :)) LOL! Can’t wait to visit the different sites. Really enjoy your blog and your sense of humour!

  81. Joslynne says:

    Hey, I’m in Japan, but if I win…can I send them to my sis in BC????? Lemme know is I should enter or not!

  82. Meg says:


  83. Adam says:

    Woohoo, awesome stuff here! I’m sure glad you are being nice this year and not evil 🙂 Thanks for putting all of this together as always!

  84. Irene says:

    wow! great stuff! thanks!

  85. Stephanie B says:

    Oh man, the Cattails Woodwork stuff is *gorgeous*!!! Would love to win!

  86. Anna Lee says:

    What a lovely merry merry Christmas this will be!

  87. Janet says:

    oh my! you have triggered some serious pre-dawn consumer lust.

  88. Christine says:

    Thank you for the wonderful give-away Karen. 🙂

  89. Kathie Hogan says:

    Karen- great job! You are really UPPING your game lately. Congrats!

  90. What an amazing bunch of prizes!

  91. Tina says:

    Love your blog. Would love to win this !

  92. Linda J Howes says:

    Incredibly well put together, love the cross promotion!

  93. Annie says:

    Love it!

  94. Helen Schmidt says:

    As usual you have come up with a unique prize – I want to win so badly!

  95. Brittany says:

    I would love that linen stockings!

  96. Candice says:

    Wow, thanks for such a great contest with such awesome prizes!

  97. Kathryn says:

    What an amazing collection of lovely things — thanks for giving us a few days to get it all done 🙂

  98. darin says:

    Such fabulous gifts! Thank you for always keeping us (your followers) taken care of….lots of laughs, lots of crafts, and now lots of stuff!! Love it!

  99. dijana says:

    Great giveaway!

  100. Suzanne Bernhard says:

    Greatest contest ever!!!!

  101. Kerry says:

    Thanks soooo much to you and all your sponsors for the giveaway, wow!!!!

  102. Gwen says:

    Great selection – lots of clever people out there.

  103. Linda Blacklock says:

    Wow!!!! What amazing prizes. Such generous sponsers. May the luckiest entry win. Happy Holidays.

  104. Su says:

    Lovely, lovely stuff… it was like window shopping just looking at the links to the websites….I’ve spent way to much time already pursuing the sites……and will go back for more when I have a couple of hours to indulge… don’t know where you find this stuff and these super talented artists, but I would be thrilled, honored and just about pee my pants if I won!
    BTW I just got my first issue of Canadian Living – the December one and it’s a wonderful magazine. Imagine my delight when I got to the article and pictures about Christmas decorating and saw this lovely cool house that looked vaguely familiar…. ( I tend to look first, then read)….. till I got to the pictures of the dining room and I would recognize your chairs and animal skin throws anyway…. not to mention the portrait….. looks divine!!

  105. danni says:

    (pick me pick me pick me pick me me me ME!!!)
    sorry, overly excited… PICK ME THOUGH!!! 🙂

  106. Cathy says:

    Is it wrong if the presents all get wrapped up for me?! Thanks!

  107. roxy says:

    you totally rock, girl. Best.Contest.Ever.

  108. Lemurific says:

    Super excited! Love everything up for grabs.

  109. Kim says:

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  110. Linda G says:

    Holiday shopping is so much more enjoyable when you can do it over the internet!

  111. Mary Kay says:

    Dear Santa Karen,

    This giveaway is just fabulous!! If you see the big guy tell him hello and we might need that sled.


  112. Sarah P says:

    Awesome! I’ll be entering as much as I can. Thank you to your amazing sponsors – I’ve ordered Xmas gifts from a couple of them this year.

  113. Ann Marie Jamieson says:

    Thank-you Karen, for this unbelievable give-a-way provided by so many of your sponsors. I so much love to support small business and love the new , creative , and personal touch they give to their products. Thanks for sharing the love and giving of the upcoming season with those of us that enter the Art of Doing Stuff.

  114. nan says:

    Great giveaway…fun stuff

  115. Sandy says:

    Thank you for this great giveaway!

  116. Diane R. says:

    What a fabulous giveaway and would surely pare down my gift giving list!
    Thanks Karen and sponsors.

  117. DanniS says:

    Love the tea towels! You have outdone yourself this year young lady! Back to my kiddie cocktails and browsing all these wonderful gifts 🙂

  118. Susanne says:

    Wow, what a give away!! Love the Canadian crafts people!!

  119. Amanda says:

    What a great giveaway! And not only did I enter by visiting all the FB and Etsy sites, but I accomplished some Christmas shopping too! What talented sponsors and artists you have, Karen! Thanks for introducing me to them.

  120. Linda Weber says:

    I would be most happy to win just 1 item, but I’ll be cooperative and take them all 😉

  121. Donna says:

    Wow! This is a wonderful giveaway! Love the shops represented here. The soaps sound wonderful. Always admired Rough Linen products. Cattails – AMAZING!

  122. Dede says:

    So much good stuff! Thank you.

  123. Shannon says:

    Well I hope the odds are better than getting hit by lightening…twice…in the same place…they must be, right?
    Really I just want a rough linen pinafore, but I’ll guess if the rest comes with it I’ll accept :-).

  124. Myra says:

    Such lovely prizes! Someone’s going to feel very lucky on Thursday!

  125. Mona LaBranche says:

    Great prizes!! Current subscribers should get a bonus entry. Did all a non-twitterer could do. 🙂 Also a little shopping. 🙂

  126. Laura N says:

    I want to win everything!

  127. Mary Jane says:

    Thdse are fantastically beautiful giveaways!

  128. Elisa Johnson says:

    Karen, you’re great !

  129. Sandy says:

    Some really talented sponsors!

  130. Alison says:

    I’m like a little kid waiting for Christmas! Fingers crossed, eyes crossed, legs crossed, eyes closed, whispering “i hope i win, i hope i win, i hope i win!” Thank you, Karen, for the offer. Your blog is the first one I visit every morning!

  131. Samantha Pellegrino says:

    Karen, you are the most ginormously generous gifter…thanks for the opportunity. 😀

  132. West Coast Nan says:

    Wow, love all this stuff. So many beautiful things to choose from. I will be checking out all the sites! Would love to win…

  133. Janet says:

    The olla, Cat Tails and Cubits prizes alone are worth entering for. Great contest!

  134. Allegra says:

    What a great giveaway!

  135. Louise says:

    Fabulous giveaway. It would be really nice to win something.

  136. Conrad Zutavern says:

    Good inspiration.

  137. Kori says:

    Great giveaway- thanks!

  138. Amy says:

    Wow! Wonderful giveaway!

  139. magali says:


  140. BethH says:

    Best giveaway I’ve ever seen! But the chances of me winning are as slim as a witch’s lip.

  141. Susan Claire says:

    Give me the Ollas and no one gets hurt!

  142. Heather says:

    Oh, yes please! They all look like wonderful items. Not so sure I would share any of them, though.

  143. Lisa Carmody says:

    Love your blog Karen, thanks for the laughs!

  144. Kari says:

    Arrrrrrghhhhhh!!!! Need everything! That skull tea towel is gorgeous!!

  145. Miriam says:

    Wow! Quite the haul for the lucky winner (who, I have to admit, I hope will be me given that I’m facing unemployment just in time for Christmas and these would make awesome gifts for my friends who otherwise will be receiving my warm wishes for the season)
    So…anyone hiring??

  146. Mary Werner says:

    What a gargantuan prize! One person will be really happy to win this and I hope it is me. Thank you sponsors for this opportunity.

  147. Melinda says:

    What a generous abundance of goodies! Your sponsors are terrific!

  148. Jules says:

    This is better than writing to Santa!!! Very exciting giveaway!

  149. Kim says:

    Great contest, Karen!

  150. emily says:

    Long time listener, first time commenter. Love the giveaway!

  151. Ruth Moffatt says:

    You are so creative in your marketing efforts!

  152. Charlene Belsher says:

    All my Christmas shopping would be done in an instant with this win! Fingers crossed!

  153. Karin says:

    What an incredible giveaway!

  154. Kelly Moore says:

    Thanks for all the great shopping options for hard to buy for people!

  155. Kellie says:

    Wow, what a bucket load of prizes. I’d love to win but more important, thanks for giving me the opportunity to visit all those sites. You are working with some great people.
    Kellie@princess and the yard ape

  156. Judy Edwards says:

    What a fabulous collection! I will keep my fingers and toes crossed.

  157. stefanievpb says:


  158. jainegayer says:

    Wow, wooden mason jar lids-that is cool!!!

  159. Tara says:

    Great stuff!

  160. Rebecca says:

    I’m so incredibly moved by the generosity of your sponsors! Seriously, this is so wonderful of them and you.

  161. Kelly says:

    Sweet give away! I hope I win something!!!!

  162. Danielle says:

    Great giveaway. I want all the things!

  163. BethAnn Manausa says:

    I smile every time I see a new post.
    throw in an awesome giveaway…
    not sure I can get this silly grin of my face !

  164. Heather Stritenberger says:

    What a fantastic giveaway! My mom loves your site as well & we can’t wait to start my chicken coop next year!

  165. Karen C says:

    Love your blog, the sponsors the products and “giveaways”!

  166. Meg says:

    Wow! I’ve seen a lot of giveaways over the years, but this is the first one that has simultaneously made me break out in goosebumps at the awesomeness AND tear up at the sheer generosity. You are amazing for orchestrating this!

  167. Kara says:

    Love this site and am salivating over all the goodies!!

  168. Sarah Tharp says:

    Even to win ONE of these items would be amazing! Thank you Karen for hosting such an amazing giveaway!

  169. Stef says:

    Thanks for doing this!

  170. molly says:

    What fun idea!

  171. Beckie L. says:

    How unbelievably erogenous!! Thank you so much for the opportunity!!

  172. Lani says:

    OMG- I was excited to try and win the potato chips— if I win this, I think I’ll faint! Thank you and thank your sponsors! How fun!!

  173. Tara in Va says:

    An amazing give away! And it worked… I visited the sponsors pages and honestly “liked” and subscribed! Really great products and creative businesses.

  174. Wilma says:

    Wow! A very merry Christmas so one lucky person!

  175. Marcia says:

    Thank you to you and your generous sponsors! And great ideas for gifts.

  176. anne says:

    Wooden mason jar lids?!?! This is why I <3 Canadians.

  177. Sarah says:

    Can’t help but sing, “It’s the most wonderful tiiiime of the yeaaar” while reading this.

  178. Karen Hastings says:


  179. Cred says:

    Fantastic giveaway- your sponsors are amazing!

  180. Suanne says:

    Here we go with a “give-away”,
    Just one thing I want to say;
    I want to win, of course I do!
    But if I don’t….I’ll still read you.

  181. deneen says:

    those wooden mason jar lids….drool worthy!!!!!!

  182. Grace says:

    Fantastic! Way to spread the joy Karen!

  183. Angie says:

    What a package!!! Would love to win! You’ve outdone yourself with this giveaway!

  184. Patty says:

    Wow, what an amazing giveaway. There are so many things that would be perfect for holiday gifts (and not only for my self). This would almost keep me on track for the Christmas pledge. Online shopping should be done by the 19th but Online gift winning, that should be for the entire month. 🙂

  185. Jody says:

    The selfish part of me really wants to win this! Part of me also is happy for whomever might win. I just hope it is someone who who be as happy as I would be to win. ( I hope it is me) 😉

  186. Saratoga Pixie says:

    What a haul! A fantastic gift for any one! Thank you!!

  187. Sara says:

    Don’t usually comment, but love reading your blog.

  188. Anita says:

    So cool! Karen, you have the BEST sponsors! But you already know that don’t you? I love all these items, but I covet the blue skull! Awesome.

  189. Alice says:

    Lovely stuff!

  190. Ruth says:

    Wow… That’s a lot of stuff. In the unlikely event that I win, I’ll have it sent to my friend in Texas and we’ll split the spoils. 😀

  191. Keelea LeJeune says:


  192. Scott says:

    Great Giveaway! Thanks to all your Sponsors.

  193. Erin says:

    Soooo many beautiful things! Would be blown away to win this!

  194. Cheryl says:

    Great prizes-I do really love that blue skull tea towel, even though red is my favourite colour!!

  195. Cat says:

    So many pretty things!

  196. SuzyMcQ says:

    You certainly outdid yourself this year, Karen. New kitchen, new chickens, new pizza oven and, this spectacular giveaway! Everything I can cross for good luck is now crossed until drawing time!

  197. Kat says:

    A quick question. If I am already a subscriber to your blog and follow you everywhere you go (LOL I am not a stalker) do I have to do it again to enter? I already get your monthly newsletter also and I don’t want to fill out the form and get 2 letters the same. So I was not sure about that one? I must leave and go check out those wood mason jar lids from Cattails Woodworks!

  198. Beth says:

    I am so grateful that clicking through to the Cattails Woodwork Etsy shop was an option to enter. There has been a hole in my heart that only a French rolling pin can fill, and it was great to see such well done work available. Here’s hoping Santa watches my Etsy favorites page!

  199. Helen Vance says:

    Such generous sponsors! I’m enjoying visiting all their sites and facebook pages. More good stuff from Karen – thank you!

  200. Lindsay says:

    Love your blog! It always gives me a laugh at the start of the day. Great giveaway. Will definitely be ordering from Cubits!

  201. cbblue says:

    Great giveaway Batman! Or should I say Chicken Woman….

  202. Cathy says:

    Color me excited!

  203. Emi Connell says:

    Wow Karen. What an incredible selection of wonderful items. You truly have some great sponsors. I would be thrilled to win.

  204. brenda says:

    those are the tea towels I would have picked too! Thanks for sharing all of this amazing stuff Karen!

  205. Kaitlyn says:

    This is like a dream come true! Thanks, Karen!

  206. Tammi D says:

    the linen, oh the linen!

  207. Denise says:

    Beautiful Christmas Gifts!

  208. mary says:

    Best blog site ever!

    I think Marvel comics should make a super hero character out of Karen!
    Smart, resourceful, witting and sassy! (oh and from Canada!)Love it!

  209. Kim says:

    You’ve got such wonderful, fun, quirky, high quality sponsors, Karen – what a great selection of giveaways!

  210. Carol Lagundo says:

    I never win anything, but this is one amazing prize package and maybe I’ll get lucky this time 🙂

  211. Taryn says:

    Awesome giveaway! Crossing my fingers.

  212. Sue H. says:

    I want to win it ALL! Great stuff!

  213. allyson says:

    great giveaway!! Love! LOVE! LOVE! the art of doing stuff

  214. Twyla says:

    Wow. Beautiful wares! So excited for the give away.

  215. Nancy Leemkuil says:

    What a wonderful gift it would be! I know I will be spending time checking out these sites. I saw lots I could use to complete my shopping for Christmas.

  216. Kaitlyn says:

    This is awesome! Even if I don’t win, I now have some great ideas for Christmas gifts! Thanks, Karen!

  217. Jennifer Ramirez says:

    Thank you Karen! Im glad your back to your nice self, this is fabulous!

  218. Michelle says:

    Wow! You’ve really outdone yourself Karen! Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!!! I don’t know if it’s my lame FB skills, but I couldn’t access Sweet Sally Soaps in the search. Thank you again, to you and your shopkeepers!

  219. Linda B says:

    Awesome giveaway!

  220. Ingrid says:

    I love it all!

  221. Linda says:

    This is all I want for Christmas!

  222. Ingrid says:

    love it!

  223. Jodie says:

    Mama needs a skull tea towel!!…omg and everything else!! I’d be delirious with excitement if I won!! omg

  224. audreys says:

    Karen you rock!!

  225. Bols says:

    Some of the prizes are absolutely fabulous! I cannot wait to get the announcement that I am the winner. 🙂

  226. Nancy says:

    What a fabulous giveaway — not that I need an incentive to follow your blog. Your posts crack me up!

  227. Lynda Grimes says:

    Oh my goodness, ollas! The best gift idea ever!

  228. Lori says:

    Best giveaway ever! I want everything!

  229. Sheila says:

    Great giveaway!! Thanks 🙂

  230. Lori Hall says:

    What an incredibly generous giveaway…..AWESOME!

  231. Katie says:

    Amazing giveaway!

  232. Gerri says:

    This is an amazing prize package. I couldn’t believe how much stuff there was as I kept scrolling down the page. You have curated a lovely selection of items, and your sponsors are lovely too.

  233. kipper says:

    I have purchased signs from Bainbridge Farm Goods and been very pleased with them. Oh to win the giveaway–so many nice things that I would love to own.

  234. D Perkins says:

    Great contest!

  235. Sboo says:

    Seriously cool giveaway. I have a friend who keeps chickens, so if I won I’d give the chicken farmer stuff to her!

  236. Bonni Gray says:

    Awesome giveaway!

  237. Elizabeth says:

    I feel like Veruca from Willy Wonka right now! I want it all!

  238. Sandra says:

    Wow, what a great package of loot! Although I have no room, I want all of these thoughtful gifts and, you’re right – they’d make awesome gifts. I can spread your love to others, while enjoying a bit of Karen and her friends in my home.

  239. Wendy W says:

    Awesome! Thanks for the opportunity, Karen!

  240. Robin says:

    Great gifts, Sponsors of Karen!
    Great blog, Karen!
    November 21 is my birthday…. just sayin’.

  241. Gretchen Sexton says:

    OMG! You have the most fastastic blog! EVER.

  242. Daphne says:

    Wow! The motherlode!!!! Thanks for the chance.

  243. Stacey Vass says:

    I am so excited about this contest!

  244. Kara says:

    Wow, what an impressive giveaway. Lots of great stuff!

  245. Vicky says:

    I would love everything. What I can’t use I would regift.

  246. Laura says:

    love it!

  247. chris says:

    Woo hoo!

  248. pk says:

    Awesome selection. Really enjoy your site and love your sponsors. Thanks!

  249. Lori says:

    Love all these products! My favorite is the Cattails Woodwork, or maybe those soaps…. oh, all so beautiful. =I took your class on THE ART OF BUILDING A BLOGGING CAREER and it was so fun and helpful for a semi-newbee like me! Great stuff!

  250. Meg says:

    Holy smokes!

  251. Rose Turner-Reichlin says:

    Awesome giveaway…better than Oprah’s Favourite Things, IMHO.

  252. Gretchen Sexton says:

    WOW! I did it all! The good thing: I love all your advertisers, so getting on their lists is a pleasure.
    PS Hope I win SOMETHING…anything at all.

  253. meagan says:

    Great giveaway – excited to see who wins, hopefully its me.

  254. Alton says:

    Wow is all I can say

  255. Barbara says:

    Wow! I’d be happy to receive just one of the gifts from your sponsors!!

  256. jessica says:

    What awesome prizes!

  257. Sophie says:

    What a wonderful giveaway!

  258. Trissi V. says:

    This is a huge giveaway and it has given me a great reminder to head to etsy to do my shopping (I need to get my sis the skull tea towels for Christmas).

  259. Julie says:

    i never thought i would swoon over a tea towel. am i that old? i have almost all my own teeth! 🙂 beautiful prizes…lots of great ideas!

  260. Tina Harvey says:

    Love the giveaway, your website is a great place to find what you want.

  261. Barbara Cummins says:

    My kind of contest. Winner takes all! And I am a greedy-gus. Plus I love every single item on that list.

  262. Benita says:

    I’m so glad you didn’t sit this one out! I hope to win all these awesome prizes…whoever wins is gonna be one very happy person! Good luck everyone!

  263. Vanessa R says:

    Holy Moly, this looks amazing! Good luck to everyone.

  264. Erika Diehl says:

    Holy smokes. Best giveaway opportunity every! Love all of it, so excited to enter. I might have used my name instead of username for half my pinterest entries, but oh well! 😉 Beautiful stuff and it goes without saying I’m a huge fan of this blog. Thanks for the giveaway!

  265. Carol says:

    Pick me and end my 52 year losing streak!

  266. Kelly says:

    Karen, I’m glad the giveaway is back. I think you can fit in a bag of chocolate chips into your schedule with the pledge, so best of both worlds!

  267. jeanne says:

    Wow! What a great give away! I’m in!

  268. Patrice says:

    Love, Love, Love all of it…

  269. Jackie says:

    Wow, Karen – When you have a free give away you do it up good. These gifts look great. Thanks to all your sponsors.

  270. Maggie says:

    So excited for this!!!

  271. Traci says:

    Wowza Karen! What an amazing giveaway! You have such awesome sponsors!

  272. Karen B. says:

    This would take care of most of my Christmas shopping! How cool would that be!? What a super giveaway!

  273. Barb says:

    What a terrific thing to do! I love everything that you are giving away. Everything! I am drooling on my keyboard right now. LOL!

  274. Kelly says:

    Super giveaway!

  275. ~JackieVB says:

    Very genrous offerings from your sponsors – can’t wait to browse their shops. Thanks for this. 🙂

  276. Chrystie says:

    Great Blog, great giveaway!

  277. Candice says:

    Great Giveaway!!!

  278. Allison says:

    Entered. Now my fingers are crossed!

  279. Bonnie says:

    Wow! How very generous.

  280. Marie says:

    Great post – feels like I’m browsing the “Art of Doing Stuff” holiday catalog, and I’ve made my wish list! You have the best sponsors!

  281. Donna says:

    What an amazing giveaway. you are very lucky to have so many generous sponsors!!

  282. Gail McMurray says:

    What a great giveaway, I adore the tea towels.

  283. Amie says:

    The cubits seeds are mine, dibs!! Seriously though, I will probably be hitting up their shop in January anyways!

    Thank you for not making us Like all the pages on Facebook.

  284. Laura says:

    What a great time to do a giveaway this large. I would love to cross a few items off my Christmas gift shopping list.

  285. Stephanie says:

    Hope Santa stuffs great things in your stocking too this year (and always)!

  286. Melissa in North Carolina says:

    Chocolate chips, not potato chips??? Regardless, I’m so happy you are happy again and you are offering this amazing loot. I’d love to win. Thank you and Merry Christmas.

  287. Linda K says:

    great give away, but wish you’d spread out the prizes.

  288. Cathy says:

    I love your blog and the sponsors! Their designs and your work are so creative.

  289. Yvonne, the other one. says:

    So many wonderful prizes. I’ ve crossed my fingers, toes and everything else, hoping I win. You have very classy sponsors, Karen.

  290. Ashley says:

    What amazing gifts! So beautiful:)

  291. Ashley says:

    One word…Stunning!

  292. Krystal says:

    Thank you for arranging such a generous giveaway!

  293. Bridget P. says:


  294. Kathryn says:

    All of these things would make such amazing Christmas presents! Too bad I’ll keep ’em all for myself, should I win…

  295. Ella says:

    Awesome! I love it all!

  296. Love, Love, Love, your sponsors! I Aspire to be as funny and irreverent as you are Karen. Thanks for the laughs and the CHICKENS!! Ooooo those chickens!

  297. Linda T says:

    This would take care of a lot of my Christmas shopping…including gifts for me!!

  298. Kate Watson says:


  299. Jennifer B says:

    Holy moly! Such amazing prizes. I’m now sitting with all my fingers and toes crossed. Not moving until Thursday at midnight….

  300. Lauren says:

    Huzzah! Many thanks to your sponsors!

  301. Deborah Rek says:

    Love your site/facebook page. I have been following you ever since you posted your awesome chicken coop photographs. Some of my favorite things are just the beauty of your photos and specifically the garden photos, your kitchen remodel and your holiday decorations…love, love love!

  302. theresa says:

    even if I don’t win I got a ton of Christmas ideas from this post—but I really wanna win—EVERY BLEEDING THING

  303. AKing says:

    Karen, this giveaway is amazing! I know that the chances are slim but I would LOVE to win any one of these things, let alone all of them!

  304. Mel says:

    Karen, you have the BEST things. That blue skull towel is too pretty to use, if I won that I would have to frame it and hang it! And I think some of your links gave me the nudge I needed for holiday shopping. Bravo!

  305. Debbie says:

    Beautiful items! Can you include a chicken?

  306. Rose says:


  307. Erica says:

    Wow, there’s some really great shops here. My Christmas shopping may have just gotten easier. Thanks!

  308. Rosemary B. says:

    What an awesome contest!!!

  309. Loren says:

    So many beautiful things and makers! Thanks for introducing all of them to us!

  310. Jenny says:

    This is an INCREDIBLE giveaway! Even though I want them all, I would be able to give a few amazing gifts to a few amazing people I know 😉 Thanks for the great contest! Bonne chance to everyone 🙂

  311. TRISH says:

    there are some very cool things in your giveaway!!
    thanks Karen

  312. Tracey Bonthius says:

    Thank you – great giveaway!! 😀

  313. kristen mcclary says:

    love your blog ive gotten a few creativeideas from here!!! thanks for the greatgiveaway!!!

  314. Adrienne in Atlanta says:

    Aren’t you smart? 😉

  315. Ruth Vallejos says:

    I love how the prizes are broken into gift sized chunks! Considerate!

  316. Vanessa says:

    It’s good to see Nice Karen has returned (although I totally get the appeal of watching tv and chocolate). Here’s to hoping I win the swag!!

  317. Dawn says:

    All set! Thanks for the giveaway offer and especially thanks to the sponsors!

  318. Angie S says:

    I want all of it, pretty please!! That chicken stuff is freakin adorable!

  319. Vicki says:

    I love your blog and that great chicken cam! Although I haven’t seen it in a while.

  320. Lori Jones says:

    pick me pick me!!!!!!! (hand in air waving)
    love your blog!! thansk for the chance to win

  321. Angela Johnston says:

    Love your blog and your gorgeous chickens!!

  322. Sherry says:

    SO glad this is back! But gladder (is that a word – looks like bladder to me…oh well) you are B.A.C.K. from last year’s “h” “e” double hockey sticks!

  323. Fantastic giveaway, Karen. I have long been a fan but you really nailed my loyalty when you told me my cancer could suck it. I continue to beat the drum of requiring cancer to suck it for the far too many people who need to hear those words.

    Continued success with your blog! (And my husband and I have both taken your Christmas pledge.)

  324. Katie morgan says:

    Loving all this stuff! Its so me!

  325. Turbocharger says:

    Mail order soap of the month! Why have I never heard of this? Just figured out what my sister is getting for Christmas.

  326. Olivia Juenke says:

    I love this give away chance! And who knows… I won the pink tool belt (and LOVE it!!!!!).
    Thanks so much Karen!

  327. Jessica in WI says:

    This giveaway is truly OUTSTANDING!! I would love to win as much as I love your blog….and that is a lot.

  328. Eva says:

    What an amazing giveaway! My head is spinning!

  329. Agnes says:

    Would be so nice to win…then I wouldn’t have to do any Christmas shopping! Or maybe I still would since I’d want to keep it all to myself!

  330. Jenny says:

    I am completely addicted to this site… Someday I will move away from this tiny tiny island and back to the real world and be able to have chickens!

  331. Judy D. says:

    Love your blog…especially your humor. I’ve leaned quite a few helpful things from you blog and truly look forward to reading it every morning. Thanks for all you do Karen. xoxo

  332. Betsy says:

    so excited!

  333. Mantha says:

    You have incredible taste!

  334. Allison says:

    Wow. Pretty sure if I won I wouldn’t have to spend a cent on Christmas gifts — I mean, I want it all, but I could force myself to be generous with a few of those prizes…

  335. Trisha daze says:

    Yay for free stuff!! (Well, to the winner. The sponsors worked hard for them…)

  336. maria-TO says:

    WOW! What a bevy of wonderful gifts — here’s hoping that Santa makes an early delivery!!

  337. Dana says:

    Wow! I love window shopping your sponsors! I click all the links on sponsor day so they know advertising with you is working. Then I get lot for an hour or two looking at all the beautiful things I can’t afford yet. Someday! Or maybe for Christmas…?

  338. Laura K says:

    AWESOME! I wanna win!!!!

  339. So many fabulous vendors. I’ve already purchase two Christmas gifts.

  340. Cathie says:

    What a treasure trove of goodies – thanks!

  341. Jamie H. says:

    Oh My! What a wonderful Christmas it would be if I won this!!!!!

  342. Jan says:

    Great giveaway, Karen! Neat stuff that you’d never buy for yourself 🙂 Thanks!

  343. Wow, Karen! If I were to win and all these great presents come by UPS my chihuahua, Fern, is going to just have a heart attack! She hates those guys for some reason. I know…if I win, I will take her to a kennel for a week. We all have to learn to make sacrifices in life. Love ya…

  344. jen says:

    This is an amazing contest! Thank you for such an amazing chance to win some incredible prizes!

  345. Lisa says:

    What an amazing amount of wonderful goodies! I already get your blog, and Lynne Knowlton’s too, on my Feedly, so I hope you don’t mind that I clicked on those entries. By the way, I really have zero interest in owning chickens, but I find I am totally devoted to yours and even read those posts from beginning to end…even the gross ones.

  346. Lauren says:

    You and your sponsors are super generous to the maxx.

  347. Ashley says:

    This is such an awesome giveaway! I hope I win!!

  348. Emily Purvis says:

    This is fantastic! What a wonderful idea!

  349. Jessica B says:

    Wow. What an amazing giveaway! I love the homemade feel of so many of those items. This would be amazing.

  350. Laura says:

    Squeee! Coolest giveaway ever!

  351. Brianna says:

    amazing gift!~!~

  352. BamaCarol says:

    What a great set of sponsors! If I hadn’t already finished my shopping I would be doing some with your sponsors. I’ll keep them in mind for next year.

  353. Trisha says:

    I’m excited! SO many wonderful things!

  354. Carol says:

    Thank you for doing this great giveaway thisyear!

  355. Linda W says:

    Wow! Huge response to your blog today. You’re so clever 🙂 A win win for everyone!

  356. Stephanie says:

    Great giveaway!

  357. Eva says:

    It’s been years since I entered a blog giveaway. I’d forgotten how exciting it can be.

  358. Now I want a skull tea towel and a white “O” watch…

  359. Hope says:

    That’s what I love about you….you don’t do anything halfway! Amazing give away!

    And what’s with the Christmas decorating article in CL? What you never told me, did you? It was like finding my BF’s house suddenly in the magazine!!!

  360. Sweetpea says:

    My neighbor has shared many ideas she has found from this website…and this give-away is a beaute!
    Thank you for all the good creative energy!

  361. Anti Kate says:

    I’m hitting ALL the buttons. Well, maybe.

  362. Aleta says:

    LOVE it! Thanks for the fun giveaway!!

  363. Justin Jones says:

    This all looks amazing. If I win it would make my shopping much easier and cheaper!

  364. Kara says:

    If I win this I might die of happiness. My husband said that would be okay though, because he wants all of the stuff too.

  365. Mary says:

    Wow, this is such a great assortment of gifts and supplies. Your sponsors have outdone themselves as you always do with your website. Would be so great to win these lovely things. Thank you for allowing us to enter .

  366. Deb says:

    As Uncle Curly would say (to woman or man) “You’re a gentleman and a scholar. And your generosity is only exceeded by your beauty!”

  367. Candice Stansell says:

    done , done, and done! I wished upon a star just now and guess what I wished for 😉

  368. Carole says:

    Great gifts Karen. You are everywhere. I received my December 2014 Canadian Living and there was your beautiful house in all it’s holiday glory. Congrats!

  369. Kat says:

    Great contest! All such lovely prizes 🙂

  370. Nicole Croskerry says:

    What a great way to let us know about all of your great advertisers and sponsors.

  371. Betsy says:

    I love your blog, I love what you do…I look forward to your posts!! Thanks Karen!!

  372. debbie says:

    What a great giveaway. My Christmas shopping would be done. Thanks for the chance. I’ve also listed your giveaway on my Giveaway List @ Thanks again.

  373. Marti says:

    Yikes, that’s a lot of stuff… for me. 🙂

  374. Glenda says:

    Great giveaway, thanks for the chance to win.

  375. Melanie says:

    Amaze- balls! Thanks Karen!

  376. Dea says:

    Wow! Great give-away! BTW, I accidentally fell into a site on facebook called “Mama Katt’s Kitchen,” and there was a post about Marans chickens. Apparently Mama Katt had a pullet from last August that she thought was a hen — till it crowed! LOL! These Marans are not easy to sex, apparently. When I was a kid, I tied flies for fly-fishing, and a neighbor gave me black hackle for my flies. Wonder if it came from Marans…

  377. Carla says:

    This is so exciting!

  378. Jaclyn S says:

    That’s quite the jackpot Karen! How’s your Christmas readiness coming along?

  379. cyndi says:

    I enjoy your informational and entertaining posts. The giveaway is super-generous with awesome gift ideas!

  380. Jenifer says:

    WOW!! You really outdid yourself!! This is fantastic!

  381. Jennifer says:

    When I pinned your image on my Pinterest board I put it on the one board I named “Clever” because this is one slick contest you’re running–what a boon to your advertisers. I’ve never seen an online contest done this way. Nice job!

  382. Lis says:

    thanks to your generous sponsors

  383. Kathy E. says:

    You’ve collected tons of unique prizes! No need to peruse the Walmart aisles when there are gifts like these! I’d love to win and make my dearest loved ones giddy with happiness!

  384. Pam B says:

    Hiya!!! Wow, what a great group of prezzies!!! Thanks so much for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

  385. maggie says:

    Ooh so many lovely things! I want them all!

  386. Lynn Pratte says:

    Can’t wait to win! (I have high hopes)

  387. Renee A says:

    I read “orangatang” instead of Gargantuan. Whew! The best rafflecopter ever, btw. Had fun traveling to everyone’s site (and signed up, finally, for some newsletters). Glad you are back in the festive spirit.

  388. Terri says:

    This is an awesome giveaway! Thanks Karen you have the best sponsors!!!

  389. Nancy says:

    Hey, Karen, My entries kept me amused for the better part of an hour. I wanna win!!!!!!!! These are some awesome etailers that I never would have visited otherwise. Bookmarked, liked, licked, tweeted, cockadoodle-dude [sic], etc.

  390. Andrea says:

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  391. Maria says:

    Amazing stuff

  392. Jackie H says:

    That is an amazing gift!

  393. Laura says:

    Just further proof that this is the greatest blog on the internet. I can’t get over how beautiful all these products are!! They are all such gorgeous quality things!

  394. Laurinda says:

    What an amazing giveaway!

  395. Amie J says:

    I don’t think I can describe how amazingly ridiculously gargantuan this giftmas is. Any one of these sponsor’s gifts would be a pleasure, but all of them? You’ve outdone yourself!

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  397. Kim says:

    What a sick giveaway!

  398. Oh my, this is an AMAZING giveaway! Someone is going to be VERY happy with it!

  399. Traci says:

    I would love to win! I’ve already given away these gifts in my head!

  400. Lyn says:

    Pick me, pick me!!!

  401. Laura says:

    This is AWESOME!!!

  402. Tracie says:

    Wow, this is awesome!! And I eventually figured out how to follow those easy instructions. 😉

  403. Kent Major says:

    Winning would mean no XMas gift shopping!!!

  404. Mindy says:

    I feel it, this is my year. 🙂
    Thanks for a shot at the title.

  405. Shelly says:

    I love the O clock watches. Great design.

  406. Ledena Brooke says:

    Thank you Karen for a great site! I’m always inspired by your projects, and tickled by your humor! XOXO

  407. donna wilson says:

    I would love to win!

  408. E Kay says:

    Everything is seriously amazing! I already know who I would give what if I get some luck on my side. It would be nice to give my mom a Tiffany necklace too (broke college student here).

  409. Jenny W says:

    I Love Everything! Fingers and toes crossed xx

  410. Laurie says:

    Those skull tea towels are speaking to me. Gorgeous.

  411. Karen Jeanne says:

    I love all of your sponsors & I see some things I may order for gifts, like those cute tea towels and the ollas. Thanks for the giveaway!

  412. Tammy S says:

    Did I miss the Rafflecopter form?
    I am excited to enter this – in as many ways as I can – but I can’t find the danged Rafflecopter form. Is that part of the test? (haha)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Tammy. Right under where I talk about Rafflecopter there’s a clickable box. When you click on it you enter your email address and then you’re given a bunch of boxes with all of your choices to enter. ~ karen!

  413. Merrilee says:

    A few years ago I made these supercute skull soaps for my son to give to his classmates at Halloween. They were returned with a note saying they were inappropriate. They were not evil blood dripping skulls but kid friendly happy looking. Sigh. Anyway now I have to have the skull tea towel because it makes me laugh.

  414. Karin says:

    My eyes glazed over a the word “free” but there were plenty of amazing things to snap me out of the daze. Wooden mason jar lids? Amazing.

  415. Lori says:

    Holy cow, what a giveaway! Thanks for putting together a stellar group of creative people and their lovely products (I especially appreciate the Canadian content since they rarely get enough attention!). Fingers crossed.

  416. marika says:

    A great giveaway!
    I’ve never won a giveaway before. Who knows, this might be it!

  417. Manisha says:

    Wow. You are one busy little elf!

  418. Annie says:

    Fingers crossed that I win! If not – I can still do some shopping through the wonderful links you provided.

  419. Sarah says:

    Oh my…..what amazing gifts! There are TWO years worth of amazing things here, MORE than making up for last year’s chip-eating, sofa-sitting season. 😉

  420. Devyn says:

    Karen, my quirky Canadian muse, I have 4 sass-tastic backyard chickens because of you. Seemed like an appropriate time to say “thanks.” So…. THANK YOU!

  421. Meghan says:

    Someone’s going to get an amazing christmas surprise!

  422. joanne says:

    i adore your blog and your caustic humour – lights my morning. And I think your collection of advertisers offers really good quality stuff.

  423. Meg says:

    This is so sweet and generous of you and your sponsors!

  424. JB says:

    Love all of these! Longtime lurker…keep up the great work, Karen!

  425. Elaine says:

    Wow! Merry Christmas to somebody!

  426. Kimberly says:

    Wow, Karen! What and incredible giveaway. Thanks for all the laughs.

  427. Jane says:

    I commented! How fun is this!

  428. fawn says:

    Such great stuff! Love your blog!

  429. brittany says:

    Love this giveaway! Lots of potential gifts ideas too!

  430. Kate From Detroit says:

    Fun giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win!

  431. Patti says:

    Oh my god – your sponsors really went big, didn’t they? wow! You could give some items away, and still keep things for yourself and it wouldn’t even be greedy at all! LOVE IT!

    So here is my entry!

  432. barb says:

    Ah, I hate to say it but I have a written promise from you that you would thank me during your Oscar speech. I think winning this would be equivalent – haha.

  433. Julie says:

    Wow! What a fabulous giveaway. Thanks to all your super spectacular (not to mention, generous), sponsors!

  434. debs says:

    Amazing giveaway! Thanks for all the chances to win!!

  435. Karen says:

    This is better than Oprah! (well except for the no new car thing)

  436. DianneT says:

    Read your blog every day and I love it! Thanks for the change to win this great giveaway, Karen.

  437. Dawn Jones says:

    Thank you for the generous giveaway, have an awesome day!

  438. shana says:

    Awesome! Thanks so much!

  439. Shelly McKay says:

    Ooh Ooh, pick me…….pick me 😉 What FABULOUS prizes!!

  440. Shirley says:

    What an amazing give-away!!!

  441. Kim says:

    Your sponsors are great! I hope I win!!!

  442. shawna g says:

    You Rock Karen. Thanks!

  443. Tonya Froemel says:

    I just stumbled across your blog and all I can say is “wow”! Great blog and awesome giveaway. Thanks!

  444. Cory says:

    What an epic giveaway! This would easily take care of a lot of gift giving.

  445. Ellen says:

    Happy Holidays!

  446. Brian says:

    It all looks great! I hope I win!

  447. Colleen says:

    Of course I love the blue skull towel. And the bath salts that won’t make me eat someone’s face. 🙂

  448. Gabrielle says:

    Awesome Giveaway

  449. Emily says:

    This reminds me….probably time to start Christmas shopping.

  450. Nicole says:

    Oh, I’d kill to win!

  451. Leah L says:

    This would be almost too exciting!

  452. Patricia says:

    What a lovely group of goodies! This summer I ordered three of the cracker jar lids from Cattail Woodworks and they are just gorgeous! Thank you for the recommendation!

  453. Sarah N says:

    This is the best give away I have seen!

  454. What generous and talented sponsors you have!

  455. Kathy says:

    Thanks for entertaining and inspiring us for another year. Thanks also to your sponsors.

  456. Sue says:

    Holy crap! Amazing!

  457. amy watson says:

    Great contest.,,awesome prizes..l hope l win 🙂

  458. kim says:

    Wow- thats an amazing giveaway! I think Santa is going to bring you 2 giant bags of chocolate chips this year for being so thoughtful to your readers 🙂

  459. beverly e says:

    What a great giveaway… your sponsors rock! Thanks for the chance to win!

  460. Debbie says:

    Love it all!

  461. Chancy says:

    Awesome giveaway! Thanks so much!

  462. Kim says:

    Everything looks wonderful! It would be so exciting to win!!

  463. Jennifer says:

    Oh my…what lovely things. Off to check out a few of their websites!

  464. Jaime Woolley says:

    Woohoo!! Amazing! Good luck to all! (ps…pick me, please. I have been a very good girl. well, ok, I have tried my best)

  465. Molly P says:

    This is exciting! I love that wooden chopping block. Thank you for the giveaway!

  466. Mel says:

    Oh my, what fabulous prizes and generous sponsors! I have bought from a couple of them and have been spectacularly happy with my purchases and others I have spent much time browsing their sites dreaming of what I could buy when I can afford it. A few things are on my Christmas list too. I would love to win this prize! So much so that just thinking about it I feel like jumping up and down. But I’m only a half a cup of coffee in, so don’t worry, I didn’t.

  467. Nancy Bacon says:

    Oh, Karen this is so much more than one could hope to win, but I’m willing to put it out there & see what happens!

  468. Amy says:

    What an amazing giveaway!

  469. Stephanie Fostet says:

    Thank you for doing this giveaway. I did all the raffle copter stuff but not sure about the url’s where I pinned and tweeted. I’m not very tech savy but I did do them. I would love to win I am new to crafting ( it was recommended by a counselor to distract from anxiety of all things ) as a single mom everything is expensive so a giant giveaway would definitely keep me busy with lots of projects for a while.

  470. Phyllis says:

    Thank you for a great blog!

  471. Janet Thomson says:

    Christmas presents for me would be amazing,,,, I miss having surprises of my own!

  472. Erin says:

    This give away is amazing. Thanks sponsors, for your generosity. Thanks Karen, for stopping being evil.

  473. Jessica says:

    I’m a winner, this would confirm it 😉

  474. Karen says:

    Great giveaway!

  475. julie cucinotta says:

    This is so gracious of your Karen and what a spectacular combination of awesome stuff! Good luck to everyone and happy Holidays!

  476. Diane says:

    Wow! Quite a prize package. Fingers crossed.

  477. Ximena says:

    Wow! Now that’s what I call a giveaway!! 😀

  478. Mandi M. says:

    Fantastic!! Can’t wait to see who the lucky reader is…

  479. Elise says:

    Best Giveaway Ever!! I could only be so lucky =) =)

  480. Robin says:

    I must be a wee bit stup-id….I can’t see a form for Rafflecopter anywhere. H-E-L-P!!!

  481. Claudine Miranda says:

    Thanks Karen!

  482. Elen Grey says:

    Done! Okay. I already follow some of these people on Twitter and/or Facebook, or subscribe to their blogs. Can’t resubscribe. LOL Tweeted the Giftmas Giveaway on Tuesday. Good luck everyone! There are some amazing things here.

  483. Jess says:

    This giveaway is really amazing – so many neat things that will work as personal treats and gifts 🙂

  484. Erinn says:


  485. Kathi says:

    Oh please oh please oh please! Everything here is gorgeous and covetable!

  486. Kimberley says:


  487. SAR says:

    Wow, wow, wow! What wonderful goodies. I have been drooling over the jar lids since you posted a photo of them. (Pass the kleenex, please.) All of the other items are things I really needed and didn’t even know! I have been led out of the darkness!
    Thank you sponsors! Thank you, Karen!

  488. Suzanne says:

    I love you posts! very informative!

  489. Beth Sanders says:

    Sweet! You rock!

  490. Nancy Blue Moon says:

    It would be unbelievable to win all of these wonderful things..Thanks for the chance..

  491. Alisha says:

    I’m stunned by how beautiful these products are! Even if I don’t win, those tea towels are coming to my house!

  492. Amy says:

    I want all the things!!

  493. Marcie says:

    Wow, I never knew this existed …..So cool

  494. Shelley White says:

    Love your blog, especially your humour and how responsive you are to your readers – I’ve read more than a few blogs over the years and yours is very special that way 🙂

  495. Sarah says:

    This is all so beautiful!

  496. Tanya Stewart says:

    BEST SPONSORS EVER!!! Wow would that bring a lot of Christmas cheer to this lil’ Canadian home 🙂 Thanks for doing what you do and being YOU .

  497. jennifer says:


  498. Wendy says:

    Holy heck how do I say Gargantuan….how about Gigantic! Awesome Fantastic TITANIC gift giveaway.

  499. nhi says:

    what a great prize!

  500. Brianna says:

    This is great. Thank you.

  501. Meg says:

    This is awesome. Karen is my favorite blog wizard.

  502. Lindsay says:

    I just recently found your site and have been taking a tour through the archives. You are one funny lady. Love it.

  503. Michelle says:

    Pick me Santa Karen! I’ve been (mostly) good all year…

  504. amber says:

    This giveaway seems to get more lavish with each passing year! Thank you so much for organizing it all, and thank all your partners for their contributions.

  505. Luanne says:

    Fingers crossed! I sure do like that linen stuff…

  506. snow says:

    what a sweet & dreamy giveaway.. the sweetest. the dreamiest. thank you for introducing us to such lovely artisans & products. i can’t wait to take a closer peek at it all. sending warm wishes from the Canadian maritimes ~ thank you again x

  507. Jody says:

    You are the bestest-est-est……

  508. Julie says:

    Thanks Karen! Awesome as always.

  509. S. E. Myers says:

    This really puts me in the mood for the holidays! Now to start your pre-Christmas pledge!

  510. gailanne says:

    What fun!! Who doesn’t love a giveaway? And this one is grand…!!!!

  511. Fifi says:

    Holy wowness ! This giveaway is almost as good as a bag of chips….I would have loved however…to see a giveaway contributed by Karen as well… perhaps some chicken compost aka poop….or a freeze dried pizza….hmmm…or,i know…a dollar store craft surprise !! Maybe next time Karen !! Good luck everyone…but mostly good luck to Moi 😀 ….ok forget everyone….just good luck to Me!!!!

  512. Caroline says:

    Fingers crossed!!!

  513. Warren Lee says:

    Complaint: the list of prizes took too long to scroll down on my achingly slow original iPad / WiFi connection

    Nice Loot!!! Me likey!!

  514. Kylie says:

    I’m on a giveaway entry binge, but your blog is the first one I’ve actually read (and laughed at) and I very much enjoyed learning about all the crafters who sponsor your blog and this giveway. Real people making real things!!

  515. Susan says:

    Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.

  516. Jane says:

    Wow you really have out done yourself this time!

  517. Christin K says:

    What a great giveaway!

  518. Melissa Trax says:

    I am blown away by this giveaway! Even split into three prizes, it would be huge!

  519. Kimberly Dean says:

    Thank you so much for running this giveaway for a few days. The time has allowed me to wander around a few of the linked pages at a time (and remind me how much I love the Cattails woodwork (!!) and the neat seeds I need to buy from Cubits for next year.)

  520. Linda says:

    Wow! Gargantuan is right! Lots of fun. 🙂

  521. Mary Lynn says:

    Beautiful things!!

  522. Katt Lewis says:

    This is definitely the greatest, gargatuanest, giftmasest, giveaway of the year!!

  523. KJ says:

    ALL THE THINGS! Those mason jar lids are the COOLEST!

  524. zoe says:

    And just like that my Christmas shopping would be taken care of!

  525. Katie M. says:

    I’m so excited about the sponsors this year!

  526. Stephanie H says:

    Thank you for always avoiding anything that could be described as “twee”!

  527. Arathi says:

    Great giveaway. Thankful for anything which comes my way.

  528. Kim Steinmetz says:

    Wow! Fantastic selection of items. They are beautiful.

  529. LuAnn says:

    Everything is perfect. Perfect, I say. I would be proud and pleased to win anything. Pick me.

  530. Conrad says:

    Oh, wouldn’t it be nice!

  531. lana Carlson says:


  532. beverly paquin says:

    i just watched picture transfer video. now i am going to google to learn how to print backward.

  533. Julie Marie Scott says:

    Please pick me!!! I will love every item!!!!!

  534. maggie hill says:

    Whoohoo so cool … so glad that I found you …and just in time !

    • Karen says:

      Oop. Not exactly just in time. The contest was a Christmas contest and closed on November 18th, lol. At the very end of the post it says the contest is closed. Sorry! But if you stick around there will be another one come next Christmas. 🙂 ~ karen

  535. Karise says:

    Is this for 2015 so fun all the goodies

  536. Mary Helen Cianciolo says:

    I love all of your creations!!

  537. Barbara Ashe says:

    I would just love to win this prize, I am new to your site, and I love it already. I will enter as much as I can, everyday till i can’t anymore. Your site is full of such beautiful and inspirational crafts to do. Thanks for making all of this, available to us.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Barbara! Thanks very much. Unfortunately you must have missed the last line in the post saying this giveaway is now over. It ran during December for Christmas. You’ll have to wait until next December for the next Great Gargantuan Giftmas Giveaway! ~ karen!

  538. kay says:

    Great giveaway!

  539. Looks great….a very nice pay it forward kinda’ win for all those around the winner.

  540. gail bartels says:

    Great prizes…..

  541. Dian duran says:

    Can’t wait.

  542. Cindy Belliveau says:

    Thanks!! ;D

  543. Cindy Belliveau says:


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