Karla’s Korner: Hello Fall

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Hello Fall Hello Fall…Embracing Life One Season at a Time… It’s 6:30 a.m. on a Sunday morning as I trudge down the steps with bed head and sleep still wanting to linger in my eyes; somehow my husband convinced me that it was my turn to take the dog out. Opening the sunroom door, I stepped outside with bare feet and was met with a cool breeze blowing across my face as a slight chill slipped up my spine. Ahh fall, how I’ve missed you. Most mornings I encourage my dog to hurry up and “go” … [Read more...]

Karla’s Korner – Roots: Overcoming Life’s Obstacles

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Karla's Korner Roots: Overcoming Life’s Obstacles Roots: Overcoming Life’s Obstacles Once in a while I take a few minutes to walk around my yard, watch the critters that live there and pull a few weeds from the mulched ground. Recently I noticed a small pine tree growing in the rocky area near the side of my house. Not much taller than an inch the little evergreen stood tall in spite of it’s not so ideal living conditions. Reaching down to pull it out of the driveway something tugged at my … [Read more...]

Karla’s Korner: Living in Grace and Forgiveness

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Karla's Korner Living in Grace and Forgiveness Living in Grace and Forgiveness…. My Sunday school class has been focusing on membership and what it means not only to be a member of the United Methodist church but what it means to be a member of a group, team, club etc. Like everything in life, my faith journey is an ever evolving lesson. At the end of our study, our church will welcome new members into our church. It is an exciting time to say the least. Focusing on what it means to be a … [Read more...]

Karla’s Korner: Planting Seeds

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Planting Seeds…. Living in a rural community brings about a lot of opportunity to see nature up close. One of my greatest joys is being able to ride for miles along country roads and enjoy the scenery; hay bales dotting the fields, baby deer frolicking along behind their mother, squirrels darting back and forth gathering their winter harvest and wild flowers sprinkled along the edge of the road. Wild flowers always intrigue me because they just happen to pop up quite often in rather unusual … [Read more...]

Simmons Curv 4 Inch Reversible Sculpted Gel Foam Topper

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Simmons Curv 4 Inch Reversible Sculpted Gel Foam Topper Make your old mattress feel like new by adding a layer of comfortable and cool gel foam mattress topper. Hurry because today only, you can get a Simmons Curv 4 Inch Reversible Sculpted Gel Foam Topper for just $59.99–$109.99! Memory foam reduces pressure points for a more restful sleep. Topper is reversible, place sculpted side down for a more firm sleeping surface or place sculpted side up for a softer, more theraputic sleeping … [Read more...]

Karla’s Korner: The Power of Music

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The Power of Music The Power of Music… Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote "Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons. You will find it is to the soul what a water bath is to the body". Quite often I perform my not so great musical talents in the shower, car or in the solitude of my bedroom as I sit and write. There’s something about music that like Holmes expressed bathes our soul; it reaches beyond the depths of anxieties, worries and stresses and touches our soul in a way that mere … [Read more...]

15 Uses for Coffee Grounds

Uses for Coffee Grounds

Uses for Coffee Grounds After you brew your morning coffee, what do you do with the used coffee grounds? If you said, “I throw them away”, have I got a list for you! Used coffee grounds can be used for many different things. Before you toss them in the trash, take a look at these uses for coffee grounds that may come in handy. 15 Uses for Coffee Grounds 1. Mix ½ cup of used coffee grounds with 2 tablespoons of olive oil or coconut oil. Massage all over body while standing in the … [Read more...]

How to Save Money on Beef

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How to Save Money on Beef Have you noticed just how much grocery prices have risen? It seems like everything I buy for my family has gotten more expensive. I try to add a variety of different foods and vegetable to each meal, but beef has always been a family favorite. We love burgers, steak, meatballs, pot roast, pretty much anything made with beef is a favorite. So, how do you get more beef for dollars? Follow some of our ways on how to save money on beef and learn how to stock up on beef … [Read more...]

Karla’s Korner: My Gym Sister

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My Gym Sister…My Inspiration As I sat down this week to write I took a detour to check the latest “news” on Facebook. Flipping through numerous posts about ice bucket challenges, birthday posts for friends, college moving in pictures and more, one particular post stuck out. Staring back at me on the screen was a post written by my gym sister Angel. She had just completed 7.01 mile run. My heart was filled with pride for Angel knowing just how hard she has worked to get to this point and what an … [Read more...]

How to Budget Money

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How to Budget Money I'm sure all of us wants to learn how to save money but fact is it's not easy. There are times that you're able to save a few bucks but some expenses will come and you need to pull out that money you saved. Learning how to budget money is not easy at first but once you make it a habit, you will be successful. Tips on How to Budget Money 1. Give yourself a reward. If you stay on budget for three months, you totally deserve a reward! So, plan for it... stay on track... … [Read more...]