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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How to Organize your Home on a Budget

completely reorganized make up drawer with the perfect drawer organizers from Dollar Tree

Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of DollarTree. However, these are my real messes and my real solutions for how to organize your home on a budget. My $11 Home Organization Project My Real Advice Gal tip when it comes to home organization is to just start. Start somewhere and start small. Personally, when I am facing a big job and I just don't know where to start I can get overwhelmed, then I shut down, and decide to pretend the job doesn't really need to ...

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Karla’s Korner: There Are No “Re-Do’s”

There is no time for a rewind on the boom box of life, only a “play” button. So push play and move on. Karla's Korner

Karla's Korner: There Are No “Re-Do’s” There Are No “Re-Do’s” Country music group Rascal Flatts sings a song titled “Rewind” in which the subject of the song wishes he could rewind a particular night; a date that he wished had not ended so quickly. I’ve heard this song several times recently and found myself wondering if I could rewind certain life events would I. If the opportunity arose would I grab it? Once in a while I think it would be nice to go back to the little kid days of Barney, ...

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How to Save Money with a Cellphone

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #MyDataMyWay #CollectiveBias If you have been following our site you know we have been focusing on living on 30,000 or less. What if you make more than that? It doesn't matter. The tips for saving money apply to all. The way that I save the most money is using my cell phone. The first way to save is to look at your bills. We talk about the two bills you have,  those that you have ...

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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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