Twelve Months of Weight Loss Journey

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Weight Loss Journey Twelve Months: My Journey to health, wellness and renewal Twelve months. 365 days. 8760 hours. 525, 600 minutes. 31,536,000 seconds. One year ago today (November 11, 2013) I made the decision to take control of my health, wellness and lifestyle. I accepted the gift of the 24 day Advocare Challenge kit from my friend Amee and was ready to start the challenge. Stepping on the scales that Monday morning I choked back the tears, shame and deep sadness as the number stopped at … [Read more...]

Karla’s Korner: Be the Light

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Karla's Korner: Be the Light Be the Light St. Francis of Assisi once said “All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.” Sitting in the quiet early morning hours with the flickering light of a single candle breaking into the darkness allowing the warm glow to penetrate and ignite my spirit deep within my soul I reflect on this quote and wonder what it all means to me and the world around me. With each flicker of the tiny flame that dances in the darkness of … [Read more...]

Chore Charts Create Successful Children

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Chore Chart Ideas I need help. I mean my kids need help. I have three of them. They are all different ages and they are at different skill levels. I need a chore chart that will evolve with their skills and let me add seasonal chores to their list.  I needed chore chart ideas.  That lead me on a hunt like no other. I really wanted to find an easy to use system that provided the support I needed . I think people believe that you need a chore chart to make sure your kids do their job. I … [Read more...]

Karla’s Korner: Reflections, Life Lessons and a Promise Kept

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Karla's Korner: Reflections Reflections, Life Lessons and a Promise Kept… He was a relatively small man, bald and not a tooth in his head. With his dark rimmed glasses, painters hat and carpenters pants he shuffled along in his own slow gimpish little way. As a young child I never realized that his drinking was as severe as it was; that came years later. There was always a lit cigarette in his hand or within reach, often times lighting one right after another in between the many cups of … [Read more...]

Karla’s Korner: Looking Beyond the Fog

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Looking Beyond the Fog Looking Beyond the Fog: Working Toward Meeting Our Life Goals Her name was Florence Chadwick and at the age of 34 she wanted to become the first woman to swim from Catalina Island to Palos Verde on the California coast. It was July 4, 1952 the water was frigid and the fog hung on the water like a thick curtain shielding her from seeing anything around her. She was tired, cold and despite the encouragement from her trainer and mother who were in a boat next to her she … [Read more...]

How to Save Money on Beef #KnowYourBeef

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post courtesy of The Motherhood and Beef It’s What’s For Dinner, but all opinions expressed are 100% mine. How to Save Money on Beef Have you noticed just how much grocery prices have risen? It seems like everything I buy for my family has gotten more expensive. I try to add a variety of different foods and vegetable to each meal, but beef has always been a family favorite. We love burgers, steak, meatballs, pot roast, pretty much anything made with beef is … [Read more...]

Karla’s Korner – Fences: Opening Up and Reaching Out

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Karla's Korner Fences: Opening Up and Reaching Out I love country music, NASCAR and life in a small town. I grew up on a small poultry farm in rural Virginia. We had our own cow that my daddy milked by hand every day. We drank that milk without any processing other than straining it through a cheese cloth into a jar. We made ice cream, ate fresh eggs from the chickens on the farm, raised pigs, processed our own beef, pork and chicken. We made homemade apple butter, canned vegetables from our … [Read more...]

Get ready for the holidays with your free iMyne membership!

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Get ready for the holidays with your free iMyne membership! Have you heard of Imyne? The holidays are fast approaching, can you believe there is only 9 more Fridays until Christmas!? Are you thinking about what gifts you are getting for your friends and family yet? I know I am, and I know I'm going to save some money and help a good cause while I do it! How you ask? With my iMyne account! iMyne is a company that wants to help you save some money on your online shopping, and it wants to give … [Read more...]

Karla’s Korner: Celebrating the Choice of Love

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Karla's Korner: Celebrating the Choice of Love Celebrating the Choice of Love Twenty-five years ago a young farm girl met a handsome fella from North Carolina in front of a little country church, exchanged a few vows and set out on a journey that would tell the story of their lives. This past weekend that former farm girl fancied up her hair, put on a new dress, pointy toed shoes and walked up the aisle again with that handsome fella from North Carolina wearing a suit, tie and great big … [Read more...]

Karla’s Korner: Childhood Friends….An Unbreakable Bond

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Childhood Friends Childhood Friends….An Unbreakable Bond Famed British author Alexander McCall Smith wrote "You can go through life and make new friends every year - every month practically - but there was never any substitute for those friendships of childhood that survive into adult years. Those are the ones in which we are bound to one another with hoops of steel.” … [Read more...]