I knew you’d be back here after I told you I was giving  away a KitchenAid mixer which I bought with my own money.  From me to you.

I know how these contests work, people come from far and wide to enter for their chance to win something.   They don’t want to read a post, they don’t want to hear funny stories, they don’t want to endure a bunch of words from some idiot they don’t read on a regular basis.


I get that.

Tough Noogies.

I want to tell you a fantastically interesting story about how I put too much sugar in my coffee this morning and it tasted really gross.  Actually, now that I’m thinking about it, it isn’t so much a fantastically interesting story as a pretty solidly boring one.  Luckily for you it’s also a short story.  Put too much sugar in my coffee.  Tasted gross.  Had to make another one.  The end.

See, now that’s just the sort of gripping blog post entry you can expect from The Art of Doing Stuff if you’re new around these parts.  If you really *are* new around here read my Start Here page.  It’ll give you an idea of what you’re getting yourself into including the time I dressed up like a spider and briefly dated Idris Elba (separately of course).

As a thank you to all my dedicated readers, as a welcome to all my new ones and in an unapologetic attempt to get new Twitter, Instagram and Facebook mentions, I’m giving away this classic KitchenAid stand mixer.  (which I own and love, it’s what I use to make my pizza dough)   I also want you to take a look at my new SHOP page and remember it when the time comes that you need to buy something.


You have 5 ways to win, all of which I’ve made ridiculously easy.

You can do some, all, or none of the below.  But if you do none of them  you won’t be entered to win the KitchenAid which makes your time here today fruitless.  Unless of course you’re actually eating a piece of fruit right now.

The only mandatory entry for you is to visit my shop and pick out your favourite item.  Come back here, leave a comment telling me what it is and you’re entered.

If you want MORE chances to win you can click to win, tweet to win, share on Facebook to win, or follow on Instagram to win.

Get entering!

 visit the shop*this one is mandatory. click the red button to visit my shop page, pick out your fave. thing then tell me what it is in the comment section*


Tweet to win 2

like on facebook 2


instagram to win


The contest closes Wednesday, March 30th at midnight.  Winner is picked at random from all the entries and announced  on Friday, April 1st.  Which is April Fools Day.  But this contest isn’t a joke.

Good luck!

Sorry.  This contest is now closed to entries.


  1. Pam Carr says:

    Hard to choose. I kept changing my mind, but it would have to be the Frye Messenger bag.

  2. Yasmin F. says:

    The messenger bag, stackable wood bins, bumblebee earrings, Moscow mule mug…sigh. I love it all. What a wonderfully-curated product selection!

  3. Carolyn says:

    Love those stackable wooden bins!
    Love the linen aprons!
    Too many to list!!

  4. Kum says:

    Wow! Over 1000 comments with a half hour still to go. Well done Karen! I don’t have a KA mixer and would love one so I was glad that was in your shop. But what I really really want is a Rough Linen sheets/duvet cover set. Saving my pennies for that. When I eventualy buy one, I’ll go through your site, of course.

  5. laura says:

    I like the items in store a lot. But I really like the middle finger umbrella. It’s funny. I would really like to win the mixer to give to a family member. Her mixer just broke.

  6. Shari says:

    I love the Foodsaver!! :)

  7. Tabitha says:

    The bumblebee earrings!

  8. Jess says:

    My eyes really liked the Traditional Vintage Inspired Overdyed Fancy Pink Rug. My cat thinks it has the potential to be another really great place for him to pee in style.

  9. EmilyB says:

    Famemaster 4D Vision Chicken Anatomy Model!!

  10. Elysa says:

    I have to say at the moment my favorite item is the FoodSaver. Gardening time is upon us, and I plan to put up a lot of veggies this summer!

  11. Ann says:

    You have many awesome things to purchase/like on your page, Karen, but I may have to vote for the lovely white Chucks. I’ve bought them in green and in grey but the white is pristine and speaks to an unattainable tidiness that I can never manage (kinda’ like your home in magazine pages). Also, plain white sneakers are being sported by no less a fashionista that Victoria Beckham so they must be worth wearing;-)

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