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About Me - Crazy Aunt Karen



Welcome everyone!  For over 35 years, I've been known to my nieces & nephews as "Crazy Aunt Karen". And even before that, my Dad once told me: “Karen-- you'll never be "normal"! He meant it as a compliment, and to this day, I understood & cherish that memory!

My entrepreneurial nephew Matt encouraged me to just be myself and name my website "Crazy Aunt Karen's"! When I was researching this, I found that the infamous reality celebrity Kim K. also has a notorious Crazy Aunt Karen, who is her mother Kris J.'s sister! I loved the family relationship synchronicity!

MY FAMILY (Humans & Pets):

I live in Fairlawn, Ohio with my "old fart" golfer husband Phil (his own description) and with our 5 beloved rescue cats, aged 16 years to 6.5 years old: Mozart (aka "BigBoy"), Beethoven, Missy, plus siblings Abigail (aka "Abi") & DaVinci (aka "Vinnie"). My Angelica cat died last year on April 9, 2022 at age 18. My previous senior rescue Michelangelo (aka "Mick") died at age 16 on January 10, 2018; but we only had him for 7.5 years. My oldest-ever Katerina cat died on August 1, 2017 after we shared 20.5 years together. I had 5 other previous rescue cats who left "pawprints on my heart", but these 3 cats were my most recent losses.

My younger sister Cheryl has always been a dog person (as we grew up with Dobermans!) She now has a very large, sweet rescued Rottweiler, ironically named "Minnie"! My youngest sister Linda no longer has any remaining of her dozen beloved horses on her farm, plus her Chocolate Lab Cooper died last Christmas as well as her 16-year-old Willie cat unexpectedly died right before my birthday on Feb. 5, 2023. But Linda still has 8 rescued indoor cats who Crazy Aunt Karen LOVES to kitty-sit! 

We're a very close family and are all animal-lovers!

ALWAYS AWESOME GIFTS (Not Found in Retail):

Founded in Fall 2016, my new adventure began to help others find crazy special gifts not offered in retail stores-- since it’s always fun to gift unique things to your family & friends (as well as yourself!)

So hopefully you'll find something that speaks to one of their passions (or yours)? Like me, this store is a work-in-progress, so I continue to add other "always awesome gifts" that I've researched & hand-picked to offer my customers.


Since it’s extremely unlikely you'll find any of these items in bricks-and-mortar stores, you'll know what you're purchasing for yourself or to gift others will be AWESOME, UNIQUE & VERY SPECIAL. Please enjoy shopping here! I want you to be a crazy happy customer!

Blessings and Light Always,

"Crazy Aunt" KAREN - Fairlawn, Ohio, USA 

 RIP my beloved 18-yr-old Angelica cat

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