7 Secrets on How to Budget Money Successfully

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How to Budget Money Successfully There are many secrets on how to budget money successfully, but these are the ones that have worked for me! It's important to be flexible, and to understand that learning a new budget will take time. Be okay with that fact, and things will run smoothly (or at least smoother than they would have originally). 7 Secrets on How to Budget Money Successfully 1. Have a goal. Not just a random-maybe-some-day goal, but an actual exact goal. Whether you want to save … [Read more...]

11 Talc Baby Powder Uses That You Should Know

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Talc Baby Powder Use Talc Baby Powder to Solve Common Issues and Save Money Baby powder doesn't have to be used for babies only. There are many great things you can use talc baby powder for and some of it can even help you save money. Here are 11 Talc Baby Powder Uses That You Should Know 1.) If you're in a rush and don't have time to wash your hair but it is a bit oily try sprinkling a little baby powder onto your hands and rub it into your scalp. It will absorb the oil. 2.) Mascara is … [Read more...]

Karla’s Korner: The Importance of Reaching Out

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The Importance of Reaching Out The Importance of Reaching Out….. With the news of Robin Williams taking his life this past week I have found myself filled with questions and in discussion with friends and family about this tragic loss. There are many views on suicide and whether or not it is a selfish choice made by someone who believed it’s the only way out of the darkness or the result of feeling that death is the only way to lighten the burden of those we love, the truth of the matter is … [Read more...]

Free Printable Back to School Checklist for Parents!

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Free Printable Back to School Checklist for Parents! A new school year is almost upon us! I don't know about you, but I'm always afraid I'm going to miss something so I made this back to school checklist to keep myself on track, and I thought some of you would benefit from having it as well! Back to school time is exciting and a little crazy too right? My little one keeps going back and forth between being excited and being scared. I like to make sure she is part of the back to school … [Read more...]

Karla’s Korner: Dreaming Big

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Dreaming Big…… Henry David Thoreau wrote “Go confidently in the directions of your dreams” While putting school supplies away in my classroom the other day I noticed those words on the wall and found myself wondering what they really meant. What does Thoreau mean and why am I struggling to figure it all out? And why am I trying to figure it out now at 46 years of age? What are my dreams? What direction are those dreams taking me; if they are taking me at all? Quite often I think we find … [Read more...]

Free Back to School Printable – My Learning Goals

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Free Back to School Printable- My Goals A new school year is upon us! My little girl will be starting 1st grade in a few short days, and we were talking about what she wants to accomplish this year. She told me that she didn't know how she would remember her goal by the end of the year, so we decided to make a Back to School Printable that we could hang in her room and she could remember what her goals were for the year. We actually printed out 2, one for school goals, and the other for … [Read more...]

Karla’s Korner: Lessons from an Ant

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Lessons from an Ant Carrying our Life Load: Lessons from an Ant After running in several different directions this weekend, preparing to send the boy off to camp (again) and the husband off for a week long business trip I found myself with a decision to make. It’s 6:30 p.m. on Sunday evening and I have yet to get to the gym for my daily workout. Seriously considering skipping the gym and maybe take a quick walk around the block I sought out the husband in hopes he would talk me into staying … [Read more...]

Karla’s Korner: Kindness Still Counts

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Kindness Still Counts Kindness Still Counts This week has been filled with a lot of emotional “stuff” for me. Some of the “stuff” was good and some brought about some anxiety. Learning to deal with bumps in my life road is something I continue to work on. One day, maybe, I will be able to lightly touch the brakes and hit the bumps lightly. For now I work to take each bump as they come and hope I can come out learning something from them. As I read through my normal blogs, news stories and … [Read more...]

Game of Thrones Bathroom Redo Featuring Behr Paint!

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Game of Thrones Bathroom Redo Featuring Behr Paint! Disclosure: I was provided paint from the wonderful people at Behr Paint to facilitate this review, no other type of compensation was offered, as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own :)    Do I have any Game of Thrones fans out there!? I for one am a HUGE fan, and when I had the opportunity to work with Behr Paint I knew exactly what I wanted to do. As some of you have seen, I recently did a Butterfly Room Redo Featuring … [Read more...]

Karla’s Korner: A Message of Thanks

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Karla's Korner Service, Duty, Friendship: A Message of Thanks He greeted me at the door, larger than life and eager to welcome me into his world; I was apprehensive, fearful and scared. Up until then our worlds were completely different. Keeping my distance, avoiding eye contact I managed to slip in and out without much contact; besides what would we have to talk about? He was the trainer and I was just an overweight, out of shape food addict attempting to lose a few pounds or at least look … [Read more...]