Karla’s Korner: Kindness Still Counts

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Kindness Still Counts Kindness Still Counts This week has been filled with a lot of emotional “stuff” for me. Some of the “stuff” was good and some brought about some anxiety. Learning to deal with bumps in my life road is something I continue to work on. One day, maybe, I will be able to lightly touch the brakes and hit the bumps lightly. For now I work to take each bump as they come and hope I can come out learning something from them. As I read through my normal blogs, news stories and … [Read more...]

Game of Thrones Bathroom Redo Featuring Behr Paint!

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Game of Thrones Bathroom Redo Featuring Behr Paint! Disclosure: I was provided paint from the wonderful people at Behr Paint to facilitate this review, no other type of compensation was offered, as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own :)    Do I have any Game of Thrones fans out there!? I for one am a HUGE fan, and when I had the opportunity to work with Behr Paint I knew exactly what I wanted to do. As some of you have seen, I recently did a Butterfly Room Redo Featuring … [Read more...]

Karla’s Korner: A Message of Thanks

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Karla's Korner Service, Duty, Friendship: A Message of Thanks He greeted me at the door, larger than life and eager to welcome me into his world; I was apprehensive, fearful and scared. Up until then our worlds were completely different. Keeping my distance, avoiding eye contact I managed to slip in and out without much contact; besides what would we have to talk about? He was the trainer and I was just an overweight, out of shape food addict attempting to lose a few pounds or at least look … [Read more...]

7 Tips to Save Dollars at Kroger Grocery Store

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Kroger Grocery Store 1. Kroger Grocery Store operates 2,642 grocery stores in 34 states. You have to know how to shop smart, watch the ads for sales, and don't forget to sign up for the Kroger plus card. You can get the Kroger plus card at the service desk all you have to do is fill out a short form. You will need to be sure this card each time you shop so you can get the great sale prices. It is important to register your card at the Kroger website. Once it is registered you can add … [Read more...]

Karla’s Korner: On Being Unique

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On Being Unique… I took my son to his job at summer camp this weekend, a place he has been to many times since he was eight years old. This camp, located on 780 acres of land nestled alongside the James River in Central Virginia is a special place for my family. My daughter camped there for several years and spent the last six years working there as well. Leaving my children at camp has become a rather normal ordinary experience. But somehow, this trip affected me a bit differently. As I caught … [Read more...]

Butterfly Room Redo Featuring Dezign with a Z Wall Decals

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Butterfly Room Redo Featuring Dezign with a Z Wall Decals *Disclosure: I was provided wall decals free of charge to facilitate this review, no other compensation was offered. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own :)    As I mentioned in my Behr Paint Post I have recently redone my 6 year old's room from a "baby room" to a "butterfly room". I'm not an artist, so I knew I was going to need some help to make this butterfly room really pop, so I was thrilled to work … [Read more...]

Butterfly Room Redo Featuring Behr Paint!

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Butterfly Room Redo Featuring Behr Paint! *Disclosure: I was provided paint for this project from the wonderful people at Behr Paint, no other compensation was offered. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own :)    So guys, it's official, I don't have a baby anymore. A few weeks ago my 6 year old told me that her room was a "baby room" and she didn't like her bright pink walls and Hello Kitty decals. She also told me her Yo Gabba Gabba poster was for babies. As I … [Read more...]

10 Uses for Baking Powder

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10 Uses for Baking Powder   Happy Tuesday everyone! As you might know from reading my 101 uses for Baking Soda  and my 25 uses for Apple Cider Vinegar  I love finding multiple uses for common household items. It saves money and space, and who doesn't love both of those things right? I'm sure most of you have a container of baking powder in your house, and I don't know about you, but I use about a tbsp of it about 3 times a month, so I always have a ton left over! So I thought I … [Read more...]

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...]