40 Years of Lessons

40 years of lessons

     I thought it would be fun to capture my first forty years. I have accomplished a lot in forty years so I am not at all upset to be forty. I am living life as I had planned. I am grateful for each day in fact I am grateful for each moment because some do not have another day or moment. I learned how to walk, talk, jump, dance, teach, and cook. I learned how to be less selfish and to be a good friend. I learned how to work and go to school. I learned how to set a goal and accomplish it. I ...

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Tips for Table Gardening

Table gardening is a great way to garden without a lot of work

Tips for Table Gardening What is table gardening? That is the question you may be asking right now. Well it is exactly what it sounds, you have a wooden table that is designed to be able to plant a small garden in it. It stands a little taller than waist high so it is easy to tend. There is a large basin that holds all of the soil. A table garden should come with a liner and dividers so you can plant several different vegetables. This is the Garden Table we purchased. It was so easy ...

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Karla’s Korner: Choose Love….

love

Karla's Korner: Choose Love…. Choose Love…. Rambling through the backyard on a recent Saturday afternoon I stop, breathe deep, close my eyes and let the air slowly seep out of my lungs. Springtime in rural Virginia is a wonderful mix of crisp mornings and beautiful warm afternoons. Sometimes I think if I listen hard enough I can hear the buds on the trees burst open displaying tiny new leaves that will grow and provide cool shade in the heat of the summer. On this particular afternoon ...

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Gluten Free Diet for Lyme Disease

Gluten Free Diet for Lyme Disease

Gluten Free Diet for Lyme Disease I began the gluten free journey back in January of this year for many reasons. After various attempts in the past that proved unsuccessful, this time was different and I was determined to make it work and to learn to cook in a whole new way. Previously, I did very little in the way of actually cooking homemade gluten free. I knew it was a recommended lifestyle change as per a health care professional, but without an actual diagnosis I really didn't take any ...

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Karla’s Korner: Raise Em Up

Karla's Korner: Raise Em Up

Karla's Korner: Raise Em Up Raise Em Up... “….So you meet someone The only one You take her by the hand Make a stand Buy some land Make some love And then babies come Raise em' up…” These words from country music singer Keith Urban’s new song “Raise Em Up” has resonated in my head and heart this past week. As I sat outside of the dressing room at the tuxedo shop on Wednesday waiting for my son to emerge so the sales associate could make sure everything fit properly on his prom tux I ...

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How to Fix a Straw Hat

How to Fix a Straw Hat

Learn How to Fix a Straw Hat How do you fix a straw hat? There are a couple of ways to save your straw hat. I know I really need this post because I frankly ruin my hats. I have kids and they always get crushed. That is why it is so great to know that you can reshape your straw hat. The first thing you need to do is get gloves, a heat source that will produce steam. You can use a steamer, iron, or a tea pot. Then you will need towels and something heavy to hold down the ...

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Wish I had a Wet Ones – Six Flags Tickets Giveaway

Wish I had a Wet Ones and Six Flags Tickets

Disclosure: I am sharing my "Wish I had a Wet Ones" moments with you as part of a sponsored campaign by Wet Ones. I am a member of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network. Every mother has lived through this moment. The moment when you realize you did not think a choice through an now you have a mess on your hands or rather your child's hands. Maybe you sacrificed your shirt(arrgh), maybe you reused an old tissue (yuck), or maybe you just cringed and sucked it up mumbling a few words to get you ...

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What Can You Recycle in the Bathroom?

Recycling tips for items found in the bathroom

Disclosure: This post was brought to you by CARE TO RECYCLE® and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own and I hope you enjoy them. What can you recycle in the bathroom? Earth Day is almost here. That means we all must take charge of our surroundings and figure out ways to make the items we use last longer or uses them in a new way. I know we all have what I call life hacks for the bathroom so I polled a group of my friends to get their best tips for recycling items found in a ...

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Karla’s Korner: Fear Not

Fear Not

Karla's Korner: Fear Not Fear Not…. Life has a funny way of teaching us lessons. Once in a while I am struck at how the simplest of things leave the deepest impact and teach the most valuable lessons. To live abundantly and to really enjoy life, requires us to pay attention to the small things, the everyday ordinary things that when combined together make up the really big things; the most important elements in our life story. As much as I focus on embracing the ordinary, I still find ...

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Karla’s Korner: My Weirdos…My Tribe

Find out why Karla encourage us to find our own tribe

Karla's Korner: My Weirdos…My Tribe My Weirdos…My Tribe An old African proverb states “It takes a village to raise a child” and I believe that our village has become a more important and necessary element in today’s world than ever before. Living in an information saturated, fast-paced world our children are faced with a vast array of difficult challenges as well as fantastic opportunities. Finding our way through the parenthood pathway can be a daunting, often scary undertaking; it ...

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