Karla’s Korner: Finding Victory in Struggle

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Karla's Korner: Finding Victory in Struggle Finding Victory in Struggle English American author and political activist Thomas Paine wrote: “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow.” In 2014 Kayla Montgomery clinched the North Carolina high school state title in the 3,200-meter race ...

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Basic Home Budgeting

Basic Home Budgeting

Basic Home Budgeting Thriving and (not just surviving) on $30,000 a year! Basic Home Budgeting Tip: Realistically look at your budget! In order to really get your money in order and be able to survive and thrive on less than you think you can is actually simple. It isn't simple as much as it is simplicity. Make quick changes and cut back deeply. Go on a debt diet (so to speak). Basic Home Budgeting Tips to Thrive on $30,000 or less a year ...

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Driving in Snow Tips

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This post contains affiliate links  Driving in Snow Tips Winter Safety - Driving in Snow Tips In some places, Winter means dangerous driving conditions. Snow, sleet, hail, wind and icy conditions can lead to accidents, injuries and damage to your vehicle. When you hit the road this Winter, be prepared. Make sure that you put safety first. Be responsible and cautious when you are driving and be sure to follow these Driving in Snow Tips. You may be ready for Winter, but is your vehicle? ...

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Karla’s Korner: Farewell 2014

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Farewell 2014 Farewell 2014: Lessons and Resolutions There are just a few days left to reflect on 2014 and make resolutions for 2015; if you’re into resolutions. As I began to think about my final article for the year my initial thought was “Farewell 2014…You Sucked”, however, as I began to think about all that has taken place I realize that it really didn’t suck at all. As a matter of fact, 2014 was a year filled with blessings, life lessons and a whole lotta love. The Dalai Lama once ...

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Best Frugal Tips

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Best Frugal Tips Thriving and (not just surviving) on $30,000 a year! $30,000 a year does not seem like much. It definitely doesn't seem like enough for one person to live off of for a year. Much less a family of four! It is a very unrealistic number for some people. The factors that make it unrealistic are usually self-imposed though. Getting to a point where you can live on such a modest amount of money can also be self-imposed. The key to it being possible is wanting it to happen and ...

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Karla’s Korner: Holiday Traditions….Again

Holiday Traditions

Holiday Traditions With Christmas just a few days away I decided to re-share my thoughts on holiday traditions. As you prepare for your Christmas celebration I encourage you take time to create your own family traditions knowing that there are no right or wrong ways to celebrate. Life is meant to be enjoyed, shared and celebrated with others, so do it. American author Oren Arnold wrote: Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your ...

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Karla’s Korner: Remembering Our Caterpillar Moments

Caterpillar Moments

Remembering Our Caterpillar Moments Once in a while a conversation takes place that for no other reason I believe to cause us to stop and think; to ponder or search for an “ahh haa” moment. Such a conversation took place at a Christmas party with friends this week. A friend shared that her young daughter asked her if butterflies remember being a caterpillar. Because butterflies have become an inspiration to me, a symbol of transformation and hope, I couldn’t help but not only participate in ...

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Simmons Curv 4″ Gel Topper with Pillows

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Simmons Curv 4" Gel Topper with Pillows Make your old mattress feel like new by adding a layer of comfortable and cool gel foam mattress topper. Hurry because today only, you can get a Simmons Curv 4" Gel Topper with Pillows for just $79.99–$199.99! Memory foam reduces pressure points for a more restful sleep. Topper is reversible, place sculpted side down for a more firm sleeping surface or place sculpted side up for a softer, more theraputic sleeping surface. Memory Foam Made in the USA. ...

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Karla’s Korner: The Santa Spirit

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Karla's Korner: The Santa Spirit The Santa Spirit He was eight, maybe nine years old when he crawled up next to his momma and said “Momma, I been thinkin”. “What about son?” she asked. “Momma, there really isn’t a Santa Claus is it?” With a tear in her eye and a lump in her throat she decided it was time to tell him the truth. Santa, she said was just a fun idea, a fairytale of sorts and that it was in fact her and his dad who had put all of those presents under the tree for all those years. ...

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