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Karla’s Korner: Finding Peace

Finding Peace…


After spending nearly two hours trying to come up with a topic for this week I was ready to give up and call it a day. I was considering sending the boss an email and letting her know that my brain was on overload and that I just couldn’t write this week. The prior week had delivered a few surprises, a lot of work and a flare up of fall allergies that left me feeling out of sorts and a bit unsettled. As I prepared to give up I scrolled down through my Facebook newsfeed and came across a quote that gave me something to think and write about.Continue reading

Adopt Don’t Shop For Your Next Furry Friend

Give a home to a friend who needs you most – Adopt Don’t Shop!

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I am a big supporter of dog rescues and our family is very involved with a local rescue. We are not only supporters with money but we foster animals, work with  TNR (Trap, Neuter, Release) programs for feral cats, volunteer our time and so much more. It is a very rewarding experience but what makes it all worth it is when we are able to take an animal to their New Adoptive Home. Continue reading

Karla’s Korner: Celebrating The Journey


Celebrating The Journey….

Twenty five years ago today I went to work and then to my boyfriend David’s house to fix dinner and spend the evening with him; something we had done several times a week for five months. We spent a lot of evenings cooking dinner together, hanging out in his basement shooting pool or sitting outside on the back patio watching the wildlife and enjoying each other’s company. Our lives were relatively simple and we liked it that way. As I stood at the stove stirring a pot of green beans David approached me and told me he had something to show me. As I turned around he was standing there holding a little black box in his hands with tears streaming down his cheeks. He said something about loving me and knowing I was the one he wanted to spend the rest of his life with and then he asked me if I would be his wife. It was my turn to cry as I blurted out a big “yes!” and he slipped a diamond ring on my left hand. We set a date and started to plan the rest of our lives…..Continue reading

September 27, 2013

Disney On Ice: 100 Years of Magic

Disney On Ice is Fun For The Whole Family

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Our family goes to the Disney on Ice shows at least once a year. I remember going myself as a child and have always enjoyed taking my own kids. The shows are a great way to experience the magic of Disney without traveling. Each show features the characters you love and the music from the motion pictures. My husband doesn’t even complain about going with us and that is why we are so excited for the newest show to come to the Metro Detroit Area. From October 16-20,2013- The Palace of Auburn Hills will be showcasing 100 Years of Magic. Continue reading

September 27, 2013

Disney On Ice: Princesses & Heroes

Disney On Ice

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Disney On Ice: Princesses & Heroes is coming to Charlottesville this October and I’m so excited to bring my kids to the show. For sure they will have a blast watching their favorite characters come to life. Watching Disney on Ice shows is a wonderful way of bonding with the whole family and making long lasting memories that kids will cherish forever.

Enter a world where heroes and hearts prevail. Join Ariel as she yearns to explore the world above the waves and Prince Eric breaks Ursula’s slithering spell to reclaim his one true love. See Prince Philip defeat the evil Malificent as she transforms herself into a fire-breathing dragon in a race against time to rescue Sleeping Beauty’s Aurora. Be there to discover a whole new world with Jasmine and Aladdin. And, watch in awe as the dreams of Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Rapunzel, and Tiana all come true. High flying jumps, daring acrobatics, breathtaking skating and lovable Disney friends are just a wish away! There’s even a special appearance by Disney newest princess Rapunzel!

Watch at Disney On Ice: Princesses & Heroes at John Paul Jones Arena on Charlottesville, VA from October 10-13, 2013.

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