Valentines Day Crafts – Striking Decorated Soaps

Valentines Day Crafts

Looking for Valentines Day Crafts? Check out this Striking Decorated Soap Craft which you can give to your loved ones as present for Valentine's Day! Striking Decorated Soap Craft It’s time to embellish hearts, purchase candy, and sharpen Cupid’s arrows. February is nearing and that means Valentine’s Day. The holiday is full of love and appreciation, but too often we are overwhelmed with gifts of chocolate and roses. Please don’t get me wrong- I have a soft spot for a piece of good ...

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Karla’s Korner: Growing Through Goals

Karla's Korner: Growing Through Goals

Karla's Korner: Growing Through Goals Growing Through Goals Sitting across the bright yellow table from a precious blonde four year old I yawned and immediately the little girl exclaimed “Ms. Karla, you’re growing…mommy says when you yawn you’re growing!” Quickly I answered, “Oh goodness I hope not, I’m already grown”. Quite often the little people in my world will have discussions about what they want to “be” when they grow up or find themselves picking what or who they want to “be” ...

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Karla’s Korner: Resolve To Be Kind

Karla's Korner: Resolve To Be Kind

Karla's Korner: Resolve To Be Kind Resolve To Be Kind… Anglican pastor, theologian and co-founder of Methodism (now the United Methodist Church) John Wesley once said “Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as you can.” With the Christmas holiday behind us and the New Year quickly approaching it seems that everyone is making their New Year’s resolutions most of ...

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How to Set Up a Folgers® Coffee Bar

Folgers Coffee Bar

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Folgers® but all opinions expressed here are my own and I hope you liked them. When I think back to my childhood one of the things I remember is the smell of Folgers® filling our house. I think back to the fireplace, friends, and family. I decided that with modern technology wouldn't it be great to create a retreat in my home? I love having people come over. I want them to return often so I make sure they feel special by creating an ...

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Last Minute Holiday Gift Picks from JCPenney to help you get Christmas all wrapped up

Get Christmas all wrapped up at JCPenney

Last Minute Holiday Gift Picks Has the panic set in yet? Only 3 days left until Christmas! Do you have a few more people on your list?  Let me give you some advice...you need to head to JCPenney and quick. JCPenney is the perfect destination for any last minute holiday gifts you need to get Christmas all wrapped up. Let me just tell you, I had the most amazing time shopping at JCPenney to get Christmas all wrapped up. The staff were all friendly and helpful. Everywhere I looked there ...

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Karla’s Korner: Dear Santa

Karla's Korner: Dear Santa

Karla's Korner: Dear Santa Dear Santa, As a little girl you scared me to tears. For the first few years of my little girl life I cried as my parents placed me in your lap. Sitting way up high in that big red sleigh with your bright red suit, hat and long white beard I felt small and afraid; very afraid. As I got older my fears subsided and while I wasn’t really afraid anymore your big presence was still a bit much and by the time I learned the “truth” the fairytale magic was over; our ...

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How to Pick the Perfect Gift?

Dunkin' Donuts Coffee

Disclosure: I was recently asked by The J.M Smucker Company to create some unique tips for using Dunkin' Donuts Coffee and I wanted to share it with you. How to pick the perfect gift? I have been told for many years that I am an expert in gift giving. I guess it is a skill, but I like to think it is from being observant and listening to people. We all know I like to shop on a budget, so I go for thoughtful gifts over expensive gifts. I remember in college one of the best gifts I ever ...

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How to Score Designer Gifts for Yourself

score designer gift

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Chase Freedom for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Tips and Tricks on How to Score Designer Gifts for Yourself What if I told you my favorite designer purse didn't cost a thing? No, I didn't steal it. It was a gift from myself. What if I told you I like to use my Chase Freedom card to earn rewards for myself? One way to achieve financial success is to spend your money more effectively. It is imperative to use your rewards to your ...

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Karla’s Korner: Let Your Light Shine

Karla's Korner: Let Your Light Shine

Karla's Korner: Let Your Light Shine Let Your Light Shine… Author and motivational speaker Katrina Mayer wrote “Let your light shine so brightly that others can see their way out of the dark”. Recently my husband and I went outside to see if we could catch a glimpse of the International Space Station flying overhead. Thinking it was a long shot we stood in the driveway and looked for what was described to be a bright shining light travelling at certain coordinates across the sky. Amongst ...

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Karla’s Korner – Keep Calm: Lessons from a Little Bird

Karla's Korner - Keep Calm: Lessons from a Little Bird

Karla's Korner   Keep Calm: Lessons from a Little Bird In her book Pearls of Wisdom, Lailah Gifty Akita wrote “when the unexpected occurs never panic, by keeping calm you gain control over the situation”. Sitting quietly gazing out over the Atlantic Ocean waiting for the sun to break over the horizon I am intrigued by the man ocean birds and their seemingly normal morning routine. The ocean, while at times peaceful and serene brings about a fierceness and power as wave after wave ...

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