The Great, Gargantuan, Giftmas, Giveaway!
Prize Package #4

Thank you to everyone who participated … the winners have been drawn and the contest is closed.  

But feel free to pin STUFF anyway. 😉

We are closing in on the end of The Great, Gargantuan, Giftmas, Giveaway.  Only one more sleep until the very last one!

Speaking of sleeps … there are exactly 40 sleeps until Christmas (depending on when you’re reading this).  That means there are exactly 51 sleeps until you start to develop enough brow sweat to wash an elephant.  That’s the approximate number of sleeps until your December credit card bill will come in.

If you owe money, spend too much money, can’t seem to manage your money, need advice with your money so you can finally relax … this package is for you!

Our second to last prize package is courtesy of Nancy Zimmerman from Your Money by Design and Noelle from Ellenoire with a total value of $300.

The winner of this prize package will get:

Your Money by Design – Nancy’s entire 12 step online money coaching program, 12 online lessons to get your finances back on track.  Nancy isn’t an accountant  or quick fix artist.  She’s a gal who got into a bit of money trouble herself, (think having your credit card cut up by a pimply faced kid right in the middle of a store) and then got herself out of it.  Nancy will ALSO do a 45 minute kickstarter money coaching session ( telephone call or Skype ) with the winner.  PLUS another 30 minute follow up call whenever the winner wants during or after they complete the program.

Ellenöire –  A package of goodies from Noelle’s small town, beauty apothecary where she makes the stuff herself.  You’ll get a Lavender Bath Bomb, 1 Lavender Bud and 1 Pumpkin Spice bars of soap, an Unrefined Organic tin of 100% African Shea Butter, Custom Scented Body Lotion, Custom Scented Organic Foaming Wash, Custom Scented Body Wash and a beautiful lavender fringed scarf.


To enter to win  all you have to do is Pin something from my site, and under the description of the Pin, type “I love The Art of Doing Stuff” and add the number of the prize package.  Today’s is prize package 4 for example.

Like this …


You can add whatever you want after “I love The Art of Doing Stuff” and the prize package number.


You can pin any posts of mine.  Go through them and find one of your old favourites.

All of my posts have a “Pin It” button at the top of the page and at the bottom just before the comment section.  Have a favourite DIY I did?  Pin it.  Love my Christmas wrapping from last year?  Pin it!

There is NO limit to how many things you can Pin and each Pin will get you an entry into the contest.  The winner will be randomly drawn, but the more Pins you have, the more chances you have to win.

Remember, you HAVE to write the description as “I love The Art of Doing Stuff”.  If you don’t say that, I won’t know that you pinned.  It’s our secret code.

So … get Pinning!

Remember:  You are not pinning things from my Pinterest board.  You are pinning things from this website.  Repinning things from my Pinterest board will not count as entries.

See you back here tomorrow for your chance to win Prize Package #5!

The winners from the whole week will be announced Thursday, November 22rd.


  1. Mary says:

    For a moment there, I thought you were giving away a leather jacket.

  2. Sharon says:

    Thanks for the fun!

    Are we allowed to pin for different giftmas packages? Like, pin today for giftmas #2?

    Thanks for an entertaining site. Your style is exactly what I’ve been looking for!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Sharon – Yup. Pin away. For the remainder of the week you can pin any of the contests or past posts that you want. ~ karen

  3. Ruth says:

    I jumped for joy as soon as I saw this package! You had me at the money management system, but the bath stuff sweetened the deal. 😀

  4. Ruth says:

    I have noticed that your commenters have all gone on pinning vacation. Maybe you should have asked them to pin AND comment to keep this area buzzing?

  5. Nancy Blue Moon says: is funny that no one is commenting cause when you have a contest where we are required to leave a comment everyone in the world and all their family and friends have something to say..then when the contest is over they all disappear again..hummm..mysterious..

  6. Brenda J. M says:

    Karen, You’ve been working hard lady. These are such great sets of prizes. You must be feeling like donning a red skirt and coat aka Ms.Claus and dancing with the fella around your very classy Christmas tree.
    YEAH YOU for doing all this for us!
    Brenda J. from Shwaa.

  7. deb says:

    Oh yeah!!!!!!!! Shea butter!!!!!!! I love shea butter!!! Have been slathering my skin with it for years…BUT…at the risk of appearing unworldly I’ve never quite been comfy enough to ask.. (CANNOT have those 14 year old gals @ Bath Works looking down their pierced noses @ me)…WHAT is a shea???? I knew that you, Karen….would know. Hell, you’ll probably do an entire post on making your own shea butter from the sheas grown organically in a basket in your very own front yard shea garden. Or not.

    • Karen says:

      Deb – I don’t know a ton about Shea butter, but I *do* know it’s made from nuts grown mainly (possibly exclusively) in Africa. The Shea butter is the oil from the nuts. I got a tub of it myself and have been using it to great success all over my body. ~ karen!

  8. Aly says:

    What a great giveaway! Cute combo of the debt help with the spa-type items. Thank you for doing this huge contest!

    Also, I remember you posted pics in January of the gifts that you received for Christmas. I commented then that we would all love to see some of the gifts that you bought for your friends and family. Maybe this year? I’d loooove to read about it; I bet you are amazing at the Art of Gift Giving. 🙂

  9. qtpuh2tme says:

    I really like Pinning these red and green ‘badge’ Great Christmas Giveaway graphics of yours. Makes me feel as though I’m “Santa’s Lil’ Helper.” ~</:0)

  10. Cadie says:

    Yay for contests! I just pinned on I wonder how you’re going to find all the pins, because when I did a search on Pinterest for “I love the art of doing stuff,” nothing came up! Pinterest is weird that way though.

  11. Ah man – I missed promoting this! Sorry! Hope the whole giveaway series was a smashing success (I imagine it was). – nancy

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