Karla’s Korner: Adjust Your Sails

Karla's Korner: Adjust Your Sails

Karla's Korner: Adjust Your Sails Adjust Your Sails…. Elizabeth Edwards wrote, “She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails”. Edwards was faced with more than her fair share of obstacles, life storms if you will and each time she chose to face the storms and figure out how to overcome them without losing herself in the process. Losing her son Wade at the age of 19 was just one of the life storms that could have destroyed her will to move on; to ...

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Finals Care Packages for College Students – Give Extra, Get Extra!

Care Packages for College Students Final Exams Week

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GIVEEXTRAGETEXTRA #Kroger #CollectiveBias Do you have a young student in college about to take final exams? Do you know any students who might need a little pick me up or some encouragement as they face a grueling exam week? As a youth group leader at our church I know and care about quite a few young people and often think about them during this time of year as they hit the ...

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Gardening Tips – Bug Repelling Plants

bug repelling plants

Bug Repelling Plants One thing that most people can agree upon in regards to the "Great Outdoors" is that bugs take a bite out of the amount of enjoyment one can get from spending time in the elements. Personally I live in Florida and I am trying to spend a lot more time outdoors with my kids enjoying the weather and creating a garden before the weather turns to unbearably hot, with a side of hurricane, and a splash of mosquito infestation. ...

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Karla’s Korner: The Roots of Life

Karla's Korner: The Roots of Life

Karla's Korner: The Roots of Life The Roots of Life…. So there I sat alone in a secluded booth at Ruby Tuesday’s waiting for my dinner companions to arrive. I was a bit nervous as I had not seen them in quite a while. Sipping tea and scanning through social media to pass the time I wondered why it was that I was so out of sorts. After all I have known these two men my whole life. Glancing toward the door as they arrive I wave to catch their attention greeting them as they sit down across ...

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Saving Our Marriage

Marriage Quotes

Saving Our Marriage 5 Things I Fixed In My Marriage Dear Friends, I was thinking being the Real Advice Gal is a big job. It is my job to lay it out on the table and be truthful in what I feel, think, and have experienced in my life both current and past events. I decided that honesty is the best policy. I love my husband, but I felt like I wasn't in love with my husband. I kind of felt like I was going through the motions of being a partner but I wasn't feeling much like a wife. That ...

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Quick Tips on Packing for Vacation with Kids


Disclosure: This post is sponsored by OshKosh B’Gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. Quick Tips on Packing for Vacation with Kids OshKosh B'Gosh #BreakForSpring Spring Break is around the corner and packing for a vacation can be stressful. What do I need to bring and how can I pack the most into one suitcase. I have some tips I would like to share with you on how I pack for family vacation with kids. Its time to #BreakForSpring Packing for my daughter is the ...

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Karla’s Korner: Finding Ourselves in the Quiet

Some steps need to be taken alone. It’s the only way to really figure out where you need to be.

Karla's Korner: Finding Ourselves in the Quiet Finding Ourselves in the Quiet…. Sitting in my quiet spot, the corner where I allow my thoughts to flow through my head and heart like a creek flowing through the mossy floor of the forest I find myself inhaling a bit deeper embracing fact that I am alone on Easter morning. The circumstances of my personal life lately have not been what I would have ever imagined but none the less it’s mine and I must own it. One of the most welcome yet ...

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What I learned doing my own tax return

You can do your own tax return

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 home. I'll admit it I was scared, too much new stuff that I did not know. But after paying several hundred dollars to have some one else prepare my tax return that year I was determine to figure out the whole mortgage piece of it and continue ...

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Spring Cleaning Tips with Free Printable Deep House Cleaning Checklist

Free Printable Deep House Cleaning Checklist

Disclosure: This spring cleaning post is sponsored by Kimberly-Clark and The Motherhood, but all opinions expressed here are mine and I hope you like them. Spring Cleaning Tips Springtime is finally here! One of my favorite things about spring is opening my windows, letting the light in, and sprucing everything up! You know what I'm talking about, Spring Cleaning time! I know I know, most people don't like cleaning, but something about spring cleaning makes your house feel new and fresh, and ...

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