Karla’s Korner: On Being Careless

Karla's Korner: On Being Careless

Karla's Korner: On Being Careless On Being Careless… Tucked away in a quaint little bookstore in Covington, Kentucky I met a new friend to discuss writing, life and to get acquainted. Noting that our lives are relatively different but also similar in some aspects I soaked up and appreciated the time we shared together. It is evident that this newfound friend is a lover of life, who is willing to share his knowledge, wit and wisdom with others. As we parted ways we shared a brief hug and ...

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Valentines Tradition in America

Valentine's day with Hershey's chocolates

Disclaimer: Compensation was provided by Hershey via MomTrends. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Hershey or Momtrends. Valentines Tradition in America What are the Valentines Tradition in America? That is the questions my children asked me after they asked me what family traditions we have as a family unit. It got me thinking of our tradition of a unique Valentines idea. Then it inspired me to add to my family tradition with ...

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Dairy Free Replacements For Heavy Cream

Dairy Free Replacements For Heavy Cream

Dairy Free Replacements For Heavy Cream So you have a recipe that calls for heavy cream right? And the problem is...you don't do dairy. What is one to do!? Well, since you are here, I'm going to guess you are looking for some dairy free replacements for heavy cream right? Fear not! You have come to the right place. My husband has recently taken on the gluten free dairy free diet, so I'm always finding ways to make some of my favorite meals dairy free. Let's check out how you can make heavy ...

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Karla’s Korner: Giving a Second Chance

Karla's Korner: Giving a Second Chance

Karla's Korner: Giving a Second Chance Giving a Second Chance.. I met him a few weeks before Christmas and it was love at first sight. He’s short, stocky with big brown eyes and a crooked little “grin”. He’s feisty, a little pushy, impatient, head strong, growls often and dribbles when he drinks water. His name is Louis and he is the one year old bulldog puppy of my daughter’s girlfriend Ashley. Born with a cleft palate Louis has endured two surgeries to help correct his physical ...

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How to Save Money by Using a Calendar

Learn How to Save Money by Using a Calendar

How to save money? Read these Money Saving Tips Did you know that using a calendar is a money saving tool that you can use and one of the best ways to save money? We all have on, in fact, you have a calendar on your phone, computer, and possibly a paper one. If you want a paper one, there is a free paper calendar in this post. The truth is you are most likely wondering how to save money using a calendar. The first thing I want you to do on your calendar is put events that are going to ...

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Valentines Day Crafts – Striking Decorated Soaps

Valentines Day Crafts

Looking for Valentines Day Crafts? Check out this Striking Decorated Soap Craft which you can give to your loved ones as present for Valentine's Day! Striking Decorated Soap Craft It’s time to embellish hearts, purchase candy, and sharpen Cupid’s arrows. February is nearing and that means Valentine’s Day. The holiday is full of love and appreciation, but too often we are overwhelmed with gifts of chocolate and roses. Please don’t get me wrong- I have a soft spot for a piece of good ...

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Karla’s Korner: Growing Through Goals

Karla's Korner: Growing Through Goals

Karla's Korner: Growing Through Goals Growing Through Goals Sitting across the bright yellow table from a precious blonde four year old I yawned and immediately the little girl exclaimed “Ms. Karla, you’re growing…mommy says when you yawn you’re growing!” Quickly I answered, “Oh goodness I hope not, I’m already grown”. Quite often the little people in my world will have discussions about what they want to “be” when they grow up or find themselves picking what or who they want to “be” ...

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Karla’s Korner: Resolve To Be Kind

Karla's Korner: Resolve To Be Kind

Karla's Korner: Resolve To Be Kind Resolve To Be Kind… Anglican pastor, theologian and co-founder of Methodism (now the United Methodist Church) John Wesley once said “Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as you can.” With the Christmas holiday behind us and the New Year quickly approaching it seems that everyone is making their New Year’s resolutions most of ...

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How to Set Up a Folgers® Coffee Bar

Folgers Coffee Bar

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Folgers® but all opinions expressed here are my own and I hope you liked them. When I think back to my childhood one of the things I remember is the smell of Folgers® filling our house. I think back to the fireplace, friends, and family. I decided that with modern technology wouldn't it be great to create a retreat in my home? I love having people come over. I want them to return often so I make sure they feel special by creating an ...

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Last Minute Holiday Gift Picks from JCPenney to help you get Christmas all wrapped up

Get Christmas all wrapped up at JCPenney

Last Minute Holiday Gift Picks Has the panic set in yet? Only 3 days left until Christmas! Do you have a few more people on your list?  Let me give you some advice...you need to head to JCPenney and quick. JCPenney is the perfect destination for any last minute holiday gifts you need to get Christmas all wrapped up. Let me just tell you, I had the most amazing time shopping at JCPenney to get Christmas all wrapped up. The staff were all friendly and helpful. Everywhere I looked there ...

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