Karla’s Korner – My Girl: A Lesson in Inner Strength

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A Lesson in Inner Strength My Girl: A Lesson in Inner Strength One of the greatest joys in my life is being a mother. When my daughter was born 21 years ago I found myself in the “learn as I go” mode most of the time. As a matter of fact, I still learn as I go because just when I think I have it all figured out somebody changes the game plan. Somehow we’ve managed to learn and grow together as mother and daughter. From the time she was born it was apparent that she would march to the beat of … [Read more...]

10 Things My Daughter Taught Me

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10 Things My Daughter Taught Me Today someone asked me what the most important thing that I have taught my daughter was. I could think of quite a few things that I deemed pretty important, but I decided the most important thing that I have taught her so far was to be kind to everyone, no matter how different they are. (Easy to teach when your parent is covered in tattoos and crazy hair color huh?). But it got me thinking, people are always so consumed with what they have taught their … [Read more...]

Karla’s Korner: Front Porch Moments

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Karla's Korner Front Porch Moments Front Porch Moments: Making the Effort to be a Front Porch friend…. So there we were riding through North Carolina recently on our way to spend a few days with our family. With my husband at the wheel I have nothing but time as we zip in and out of small towns and wind our way through miles and miles of fields full of crops; corn, cotton, soy beans and tobacco. Much of the time I am gawking out the window playing the game “Oh look at that pretty house” … [Read more...]

Save Money Watering Your Lawn

Save Money Watering Your Lawn

Save Money Watering Your Lawn Is it really possible to save money watering your lawn?  It depends on what part of the country you live in.  In our area, the summers are hot and humid with frequent afternoon thunderstorms.  In other areas, the weather is hot and dry necessitating lawns be regularly watered to maintain any semblance of green. One of our biggest issues with watering our lawn is that water is very expensive in our area.  My parents live in a large city and their water/sewer … [Read more...]

Karla’s Korner: The Geese in the Road

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Karla's Korner The Geese in the Road The Geese in the Road: Embracing Life’s Disruptions Having spent the weekend at a conference in Hampton, Virginia I found myself sitting in busy traffic watching the chaos of the city. Zipping through busy intersections trying to find our way around I was beyond thankful that my husband was behind the wheel. On our way to dinner on Saturday evening traffic came to an abrupt stop in the middle of a busy intersection. Much to our surprise the reason behind … [Read more...]

3 Lessons to be Debt Free For Life

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Debt Free For Life Living More Frugally is the Key to Be Debt Free For Life To live frugally is not something that I do naturally. It is something that I continue to learn how to do so that our family can afford for me to be at home with our 3 year old. It is not easy and there is some work to be done to save money and be debt free. The key for me has been to learn to spend less and save more without that becoming the focus of our family's life. I certainly want our children to understand … [Read more...]

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Kindle eBooks Free Get Kindle eBooks for Free! Check out Amazon's newest innovation the Amazon Fire Phone , the first smartphone designed by Amazon. Fire is the only smartphone with Dynamic Perspective and Firefly. Pre-order Now! For a limited time, Fire also includes a full year of Amazon Prime. This item will be released on July 25, 2014. Check out this list of Kindle ebooks Free! Be quick and grab this chance to fill your Kindle with new books for Free! But again be quick … [Read more...]

Health Benefits of Onions

Health Benefits of Onions

Health Benefits of Onions Onions may make you cry, but they sure are worth it. They are delicious in salad or on a burger, sauteed, caramelized or raw. They are full of flavor and can be used in countless recipes, but do you know all of the health benefits of onions? Onions are great for your health, heart, skin and even your hair! What are the Health Benefits of Onions? 1. Onions contain phytochemicals that work with Vitamin C to improve your immune system so you can fight off illness … [Read more...]

How to Get Rich In 5 Minutes a Day

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How to get rich in 5 minutes a day I know we all hear of the "get rich" schemes. We all eventually hope to "get rich". We hope to be at a point in our lives where we do not wait for anything. The place that we feel happy. We have become a society that equates that with monetary riches. How to get rich in 5 minutes a day I gave  you my how to save up money tips. I also shared with you tips on living on 30,000 or less. I  showed you frugal ways to get out of Debts. I didn't really give you the … [Read more...]

Can You Eat Sprouting Potatoes?

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Sprouting Potatoes The other day I was cleaning out the cabinet where I keep the potatoes and I found a couple of forgotten spuds that had sprouted. My first reaction was to laugh, because I have a good friend that is terrified by sprouting potatoes and I immediately thought of her. If she would have been there that day, she would have ran screaming from the kitchen. I have no idea why they scare her so badly, but they do and they have since we were little kids. When I finally stopped … [Read more...]