Help One Child Succeed in School

giving back pack stuffed back pack

Disclosure: This opportunity to give back to my community was made possible by our sponsors Wonderful Pistachios, Wonderful Almonds and Fiji Water.  As part of our third annual Giving Back Packs Campaign I am fortunate enough to participate along with fellow bloggers to donate a back pack full of schools supplies to help one child in need. Why school suppplies? Why do we organize this project? Read more about our project here -----> Giving Back Packs I decided that not only was this ...

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Karla’s Korner: Soul Food

Karla's Korner: Soul Food

Karla's Korner: Soul Food Soul Food….. A soul is defined as the principle of life, feeling, thought, and action in humans, regarded as a distinct entity separate from the body, and commonly held to be separable in existence from the body. The soul is our energy force, the thing that we see when we take time to really notice someone; it is I believe what makes us beautiful. It is the soul that reflects our energy, happiness and is the “light” that we shine on the world around us. ...

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The Peanuts Movie

The Peanuts Movie

Disclosure: I have been in love with Snoopy all my life. When I was invited to a breakfast to talk about the new The Peanuts Movie I may or may not have gushed! The reason is simple Snoopy is the perfect choice for your family. This is what entertainment should be good hearted fun. The Peanuts Movie We had the pleasure of meeting the kids behind the voices of the new The Peanuts Movie that is coming out. This is the first time Snoopy has been seen in a 3D representation. The Schulz family ...

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Giving Back Packs 2015 – School supplies are so important!

school supplies

Giving Back Packs 2015 Hello and welcome to our 3rd annual Giving Back Packs event. This year we were blessed with very generous sponsors and lots of bloggers who volunteer to help. We are so fortunate that we are running 3 separate campaigns. So the idea behind the #GivingBackPacks project is that each and every one of us can do something to help others and we should. If a large number of people come together to give back in a small way we can make a BIG change. We asked bloggers to ...

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Writing is More Fun with BIC® Mechanical Pencils

BIC Mechanical Pencils

Disclosure: I received compensation for this post but all opinions expressed here are mine. Writing is More Fun with BIC® Mechanical Pencils The difference between success and failure is determination and arming yourself with the best supplies. I believe in value and a product that delivers over and over again. I can't imagine having gotten through college without my trusty BIC® products. They made the 40 hours of writing I did a week doable. I am someone that has to copy her notes a ...

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Karla’s Korner: Digging for Treasure

Karla's Korner: Digging for Treasure

Karla's Korner: Digging for Treasure Digging for Treasure… A treasure is defined as “a concentration of riches, often one which is considered lost or forgotten until it’s rediscovered.” Quite often when we speak of a treasure we refer to material objects such as precious metals and gems often accompanied by a treasure map with “X” marking the spot. In searching for various definitions of the word treasure I stumbled upon a beautiful poem titled “What Is Treasure” (written by T. Lee). In ...

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Don’t miss sending another birthday card! #SendSmiles

Hallmark more birthday cards for my greeting card organizer box

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SendSmiles #CollectiveBias Years ago, my New Years Resolution was to send out birthday cards to everyone. I did not want to miss any birthdays. So, I bought a calendar and made a note on it for every birthday. I bought a greeting card organizer box with the idea that I would buy cards in advance so I could send them out easily when the birthdays rolled around. But somehow as ...

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Karla’s Korner: Lessons from the Beach

Lessons from the Beach

Karla's Korner: Lessons from the Beach Lessons from the Beach….. As I sit down to write this week I find myself curled up in the corner of a hotel suite sofa with the sun setting on my final night of vacation; Myrtle Beach has been good to us. Having spent the last several days “tooling around” town with my husband taking in the local flavor I wanted to share a few lessons I’ve learned from our beach experience: ...

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Raising a Child With Autism

Raising a Child With Autism

Raising a Child With Autism “That’s Not Fair!” How many times is that phrase echoed per day in most homes on Planet Earth? But, what if things were NOT actually fair? What if you had a child who’s very center of gravity relied on fairness? My son has Autism. He takes everything literally, and I mean everything...lit-er-al-ly. He loves schedules, routines, time, rules, things you can count on, quantify and hang your hat on. Even the aforementioned expression would send him reeling because ...

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100 things to make you smile

100 things to make you smile

100 things to make you smile   Sometimes, you just need a good smile right? If you are having a bad day, got some bad news, or are just not smiling as much as you could be, then this list is perfect for you! Recently we asked our fans what makes them smile, and they had some great ideas! Read the list and pass it on to a friend, family member, or coworker that might need some cheering up, and leave some suggestions of your own! I've added in some links to some posts that can help make you ...

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