Blogging, Christmas, Favorite Things

One Word Holiday. NO IT ISN’T A SWEAR WORD

For two years in a row back in 2010 and 2011,  I thought it would be fun at Christmas to include my closest family and friends and have them make lists of their favorite things and I would publish them here on the blog. Looking back, I realize that it was a way to include… Continue reading One Word Holiday. NO IT ISN’T A SWEAR WORD

Family, Motherhood, Netflix

The Decade of No Sleep, Thanks For The Reminder Netflix #StreamTeam #5MoreMinutes

I honestly think that I might be a nicer human being if my youngest child would figure out how to adjust her internal clock. Those who have met me in the past seven and a half years since her birth has no idea who the real Kari is because I haven't had a really good… Continue reading The Decade of No Sleep, Thanks For The Reminder Netflix #StreamTeam #5MoreMinutes

Food, Link Party, Sponsored Post

Johnsonville Naturals Made Me Eat Off The Floor

  This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Johnsonville. The opinions and text are all mine.  Johnsonville sausage is going to hate me for that title but I swear it means something good. Well, it won't make me look good but it will totally make them look good. I never look… Continue reading Johnsonville Naturals Made Me Eat Off The Floor

Decorating, Family, Link Party

Evolution of a Room

  There are many great things about having a blog. - you can write it off as a major corporation in Switzerland * - when people ask what you do for a living, you get to tell them, "I am a writer" when in all actuality, you eat Dove chocolate all day while taking quizzes… Continue reading Evolution of a Room

Chicago, Life, Photography

Why I Bring My Camera With Me to Get a “Life Changing” Cheeseburger

This past weekend was absolutely stunning. Sunny, crisp but not cold, perfect for November. It was the first weekend without any soccer or cheer obligations since summer so we decided to celebrate. By getting in our automobile. And sitting in traffic. But it was worth it because we got really good greasy food. Really, all… Continue reading Why I Bring My Camera With Me to Get a “Life Changing” Cheeseburger

Decorating, Humor, Link Party

Turning the Partridge Family Desk Into Something Less Shameful

I know how all y'all hate a DIY post around here but I needed to write this one. I did. It was necessary. Because I can't believe it was only last July that I painted this desk. A mere 15 months ago that this desk was all pretty and happy and now it is missing… Continue reading Turning the Partridge Family Desk Into Something Less Shameful