Karla’s Korner: The Roots of Life

Karla's Korner: The Roots of Life

Karla's Korner: The Roots of Life The Roots of Life…. So there I sat alone in a secluded booth at Ruby Tuesday’s waiting for my dinner companions to arrive. I was a bit nervous as I had not seen them in quite a while. Sipping tea and scanning through social media to pass the time I wondered why it was that I was so out of sorts. After all I have known these two men my whole life. Glancing toward the door as they arrive I wave to catch their attention greeting them as they sit down across ...

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Saving Our Marriage

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Saving Our Marriage 5 Things I Fixed In My Marriage Dear Friends, I was thinking being the Real Advice Gal is a big job. It is my job to lay it out on the table and be truthful in what I feel, think, and have experienced in my life both current and past events. I decided that honesty is the best policy. I love my husband, but I felt like I wasn't in love with my husband. I kind of felt like I was going through the motions of being a partner but I wasn't feeling much like a wife. That ...

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Quick Tips on Packing for Vacation with Kids

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by OshKosh B’Gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. Quick Tips on Packing for Vacation with Kids OshKosh B'Gosh #BreakForSpring Spring Break is around the corner and packing for a vacation can be stressful. What do I need to bring and how can I pack the most into one suitcase. I have some tips I would like to share with you on how I pack for family vacation with kids. Its time to #BreakForSpring Packing for my daughter is the ...

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Karla’s Korner: Finding Ourselves in the Quiet

Some steps need to be taken alone. It’s the only way to really figure out where you need to be.

Karla's Korner: Finding Ourselves in the Quiet Finding Ourselves in the Quiet…. Sitting in my quiet spot, the corner where I allow my thoughts to flow through my head and heart like a creek flowing through the mossy floor of the forest I find myself inhaling a bit deeper embracing fact that I am alone on Easter morning. The circumstances of my personal life lately have not been what I would have ever imagined but none the less it’s mine and I must own it. One of the most welcome yet ...

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What I learned doing my own tax return

You can do your own tax return

I have been doing my own tax return since I got my first job at the age of 16. That means I have been doing my own tax return for (dare I admit it?) more than 20 years. With one exception, I did not do my own tax return the year when we bought our first home. I'll admit it I was scared, too much new stuff that I did not know. But after paying several hundred dollars to have some one else prepare my tax return that year I was determine to figure out the whole mortgage piece of it and continue ...

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Spring Cleaning Tips with Free Printable Deep House Cleaning Checklist

Free Printable Deep House Cleaning Checklist

Disclosure: This spring cleaning post is sponsored by Kimberly-Clark and The Motherhood, but all opinions expressed here are mine and I hope you like them. Spring Cleaning Tips Springtime is finally here! One of my favorite things about spring is opening my windows, letting the light in, and sprucing everything up! You know what I'm talking about, Spring Cleaning time! I know I know, most people don't like cleaning, but something about spring cleaning makes your house feel new and fresh, and ...

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How to Start a Vegetable Garden

How to Start a Vegetable Garden

How to Start a Vegetable Garden Creating and maintaining a vegetable garden really cannot compete with the convenience of my local grocery store, so I am hard pressed to consider it a viable option. I feel like I am probably not the only one who wants to dive in, but is unsure how to get started and what to plant where and when. I cannot be the only one who is clueless and needs a breakdown on how to have a green thumb for dummies like me to be able to get started. Can I? ...

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Karla’s Korner – JUMP: Being The Best You Possible

Life isn’t about reaching our end destination; it’s about enjoying the journey.

Karla's Korner - JUMP: Being The Best You Possible JUMP: Being The Best You Possible Television personality Steve Harvey recently shared his thoughts about life and the importance of living it to the fullest. In his viral video, Harvey says that every successful person in this world has jumped. You cannot just exist in this life, says Harvey, you must jump into life, embracing the gift you possess and using it to achieve success and more importantly happiness. ...

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Family Home Budget Tips for Living on $30000 or Less

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Family Home Budget Raising a family is fun but can be full of challenges. As kids grow so are the family's expenses, that's why it's important to stick with your family home budget. Below are some simple tips that you can do to save big and live on  $30,000 or less. Family Home Budget - Tips for Living on $30000 or Less Savings tips for the home: Of course the obvious: turn out lights, don't let water run, don't leave TV on. First and foremost, we created a budget on Mint.com ...

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