Camera Lens Cleaning Tips

Camera Lens Cleaning Tips

Camera Lens Cleaning Tips Getting a new camera is fun and exciting! So much to learn and so many possibilities. Whether you got it to take pictures of your kids, your travels, or are a blogger like me, having a great camera is a great idea. And after you have found the perfect one, learning how to take care of it is super important. One of the best things you can do for your camera is keeping your lens clean and dust free. With that in mind I wanted to share with you some of my Camera Lens ...

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Karla’s Korner: Why Not Me?

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Karla's Korner: Why Not Me? Why Not Me? I heard a story about a young boy who was in a car accident this past week; he’s just sixteen and new to the road. The accident was bad enough to stop traffic; no one could get in or out. While some would say as luck would have it his uncle was a few cars back and was able to go to him and help with the scary situation. To me, there’s no question that the uncle was where he was meant to be; luck had nothing to do with it. I believe that we are ...

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What I learned doing my own tax return

What I learned doing my own tax return

Disclosure: This post is part of the TaxACT #DIYtaxes blog tour which shares stories and tips about doing your own taxes and how it makes you smarter about the overall health of your finances. Do your own taxes today at TaxACT. You got this. I have been doing my own tax return since I got my first job at the age of 16. That means I have been doing my own tax return for (dare I admit it?) more than 20 years. With one exception, I did not do my own tax return the year when we bought our first ...

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Five Things You Need To Change To Be Happy

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How to be happy? I was recently asked, "Why are you so happy all the time?" It got me thinking. I used to not be so happy. I had a couple of things that changed my life for the better. I realized life isn't a given it is a gift. I began to understand every minute or second we have if indeed an opportunity to make a change. This is the answer to how to be happy? If you keep doing what you have always done you will always be in the same place. The five things you need to change right now are ...

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5 Spring Break Activities for Kids at Home

Spring Break Activities for Kids

Spring Break Activities for Kids at Home Ahhh, Spring Break. That wonderful time when the kids are home and you get to finally enjoy some of the nice Spring weather. It's also the time when boredom can get the best of you if you don't have somewhat of a plan. I try to plan ahead some fun Spring Break activities for kids at home. It definitely makes life a little bit easier and less stressful.After all, it's no fun for anyone when the kids have nothing to do! Here are 5 fun Spring Break ...

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Important Steps to Home Ownership

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This post is written and sponsored by U.S. Bank So, you’re ready to make the big leap into home ownership? Good for you. Home ownership can be a great experience and holds a number of tangible and intangible benefits. But first, you need to actually buy that property, which, especially if this is your first home, can feel more than a little complicated. Understanding the mortgage process Since a home is arguably the biggest purchase you’ll ever make, being prepared is key ...

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Karla’s Korner: Dancing Through the Storm

Dancing Through the Storm

Karla's Korner: Dancing Through the Storm Dancing Through the Storm….. Growing up on a farm provided me with a lot of life lessons. I may look like a “city girl” now, but I still have country roots that keep me grounded in those lessons learned. While the main element of our small farm was poultry there were plenty of other animals to take care of. One of my favorite times of the year was when the momma hogs would deliver their piglets; lots and lots of piglets. We also had cows (one for ...

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You Are Invited To The Sweetwater Twitter Party! #MomsForMusic

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  Music is one of my favorite things in life, and I share my love of music with my kids. In middle school and highschool I played Clarinet in band and also learned to play the keyboard! It's so important to me that my daughter learns to love music as much as I did (and still do!). She already loves to dance to music, and this year she is going to learn to read it when she gets violin lessons starting this summer.If you are excited to teach your children about music you will love that ...

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Real Advice Gal Life Hacks

Real Advice Gal Real Life Hacks use a cupcake liner to catch melting popscicle messes

Real life can be messy, tricky, and sometimes down right tough. So we are sharing our Real Gal Advice for making life a little less messy, a little bit easier, and a lot more fun. Check back often for our favorite tips, tricks, and life hacks. 1. Use a cupcake pan liners to catch drips from melting popsicles. 2. Use a travel size bottle of static guard, febreeze, or wrinkle releaser as fake spider spray to convince your frightened child that the spiders won't be back in the middle of the ...

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Karla’s Korner: Scars, Scuff Marks and Imperfections

Karla's Korner: Scars, Scuff Marks and Imperfections

Karla's Korner: Scars, Scuff Marks and Imperfections Scars, Scuff Marks and Imperfections As a preschool teacher I am constantly wiping things; faces, noses, hands, bottoms. In my arsenal of wiping tools I have a magic eraser. As I stood over the bright yellow table in my room the other day scrubbing black crayon marks left behind by an enthusiastic three year old who missed the paper a time or two, I found myself thinking about how easy the eraser makes it to remove the crayon and restore ...

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