Karla’s Korner: Choosing Happiness

Choosing Happiness

Karla's Korner: Choosing Happiness Choosing Happiness Saturday morning 7:30 a.m. I find myself standing outside on my deck wearing a t-shirt, athletic shorts and barefoot. The rain is gently falling down around me splattering in the small puddles at my feet. Having been awaken by the heavy rains in the night I gather that the gentle drops falling now are the leftovers of the night’s storms leaving behind refreshed earth and all that lingers in the tree tops and bushes. Life at this point ...

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Different Ways to Grow Your Own Food

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Different Ways to Grow Your Own Food How to garden at home I absolutely LOVE my garden! My son, who was three at the time, melted my heart this summer when he said "Mom isn't it so great that we can grow and pick the food that we eat?" This is how to Garden at home.  I will tell you when you decide to grow a garden one of the things to consider is what grows when. What will work in your area and what do you need to get started. We have a great printable on what grows when. This will help you ...

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Karla’s Korner: Life and Lemon Crackers

Karla's Korner: Life and Lemon Crackers

Karla's Korner: Life and Lemon Crackers Life and Lemon Crackers… My grandmother used to make lemon crackers when I was a young girl. Not really a cracker, more like a round lemon shortbread cookie with little holes from the tines of a fork pressed gently into the top of each one, she made these delicacies several times a year. At the time I had no idea just what an tedious process it was to make these tasty treats; I always thought it was just another cookie. While the ingredients were ...

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Easy Ice Cream Cake Recipe Hack

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Easy Ice Cream Cake Recipe Hack Do you love Ice Cream Cake? Me and my kids too! But unfortunately I don't always have much time to make Ice Cream Cake. Good thing because I found this super easy Ice Cream Cake Recipe hack to make our favorite summer dessert. It will take you less than five minutes to do this ice cream cake, the best part is that it looks so special and my kids love it so much. Here's how to do this Easy Ice Cream Cake Recipe Hack ...

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Karla’s Korner: Opens Minds…Open Hearts

Open Minds..Open Hearts

Karla's Korner: Opens Minds…Open Hearts Opens Minds…Open Hearts Author Steve Aitchison once wrote “Open minded people do not impose their beliefs on others. They accept that we all have a different perspective on life and do their own thing in peace without judgement.” Having read this particular quote several times this week as it circulated on social media in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision that ruled that same-sex couples can marry nationwide I pondered what it ...

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How to Date Your Son

How to Date Your Son

Disclaimer: I received complimentary passes to King's Dominion but all opinions in this post are mine. How to Date Your Son There is a special place in my heart for my two sons. I feel like it is my job to teach them different things than I teach my daughter. I teach them through my actions and interactions with them. I teach them through my relationship with their dad who is my husband. I want to make sure that I maintain a positive and nurturing relationship with them. I am not their ...

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It’s portable! It’s protein packed! It’s perfect for picnics! It’s peanut butter!

Jif To Go Snack Tray

Disclosure: This conversation about peanut butter  is sponsored by Jif as part of the Jif Blog Tour Campaign through the Mom It Forward Blogger Network! #JifToGo #MomItForward Peanut Butter Snack Tray It's portable! It's protein packed! It's perfect for picnics! It's peanut butter! Do your kids love to snack but rarely eat a good full meal? I know mine do. To solve the "always want a snack but never eat my lunch or dinner problem" we have created what we call "snack trays". Often for lunch at ...

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Snacking The Right Way With Yoplait Yogurt

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Snacking The Right Way With Yoplait Yogurt Over the weekend was my daughters end of the year dance recital. For those that don't have kids in dance and might not know, recitals are a big deal. It is a weekend full of costume changes, hair bows, sore feet, and lack of sleep. My daughter is 7 and a trooper. The venue was an hour away, and we had rehearsal that lasted 6 hours. (Yes really). Needless to say, about 3 hours in and the kids were starving. Lucky for them, I had some yummy Yoplait ...

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Karla’s Korner: A Letter to the Joneses

Karla's Korner: A Letter to the Joneses

Karla's Korner: A Letter to the Joneses A Letter to the Joneses…. We all know that one family who somehow manages to make life seem perfect. Social media is saturated with pictures of exotic vacations, kids perfect grades, new cars, houses, lavish shopping trips; the list is endless. And if we admit it we have all found ourselves feeling a bit envious and try to keep up with them from time to time; they are the “Joneses”. Having had several conversations about “The Joneses” recently and ...

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When brushing seems like a chore use our chore tokens

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Disclosure: “I received LISTERINE® Brand products and a Walgreens gift card from Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. and The Motherhood as part of my participation in the LISTERINE® Brand Totally Taken Care Of program. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own.” When brushing seems like a chore use our chore tokens Last month I shared with you about my crazy travel plans and how I know that my family's oral health was totally taken care of ...

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