There’s Something Fishy About These Valentines. Get It? Fishy?

I adore everything about this little post…the little handwriting, the little fingers writing out her valentines for her preschool class. Sigh. 
Happy Valentines Day to all of you lovely people. I love you all. 🙂 

First published February 4, 2013

School of Fish Valentines- Perfect for Preschoolers!
I had found these adorable Valentine’s on Pinterest a while back and then I went to the blog where I pinned it from here.
It turns out that she got the idea from an Etsy shop, but the link she provided didn’t lead to anything.
So I went to Etsy and searched for Valentine + Fish + Bowl and it came up with five different shops who sell almost the same item.
I just picked the first one I saw, which happened to be this shop here.
This is the thing: they don’t sell anything but the printable you put INSIDE the bag.
You have to purchase everything else.
So I…

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Hamsters Are Cool-You Should Get One

We miss you, little guy.

I had another post ready to reblog today and then on February 4, our dear, sweet Nibbles passed away in Ella’s arms on the way to the vet sick call hour. 

It’s been a sad week here because he was so much more to us than just a hamster.

Ella said something interesting on the day he died; she told us that he immediately felt lighter after he died. 

“How is that possible? He still has all of his organs”, she said. 

I said it’s because his soul is no longer in there. 

His soul. It had so much weight.

First published September 14, 2018

You really should.

I’ve noticed that since getting a hamster, I have been less stressed out, and just kind of even.

Even, man.

I do believe that our hamster Nibbles is directly responsible for this behavior.

That and it’s just good to have another living…

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Humor, Nonsense, Tater Tots

Sore o nejikomu, watashi wa teitātottsu o tabete iru – pāto 10 (Screw It, I’m Eating Tater Tots- Part Ten)

  Ah February, the month of love. Or a ploy by Hallmark. Nonetheless, it is nice to have something to look forward to in the middle of winter. Why not overeat chocolate while staring at flowers that you bought for yourself, because let's be real. So I wanted to do this month's post in a… Continue reading Sore o nejikomu, watashi wa teitātottsu o tabete iru – pāto 10 (Screw It, I’m Eating Tater Tots- Part Ten)


Titles Don’t Come Easy You Know

This is the post that introduced the Tater Tot series and also cemented my random at best style of writing. 

First published May 2, 2016

I fear I am at the end of writing this blog.
Maybe it is God gently telling me, it is time Kari. 
Not that time!  Time to stop blogging!

I sat at my computer for a solid ten minutes trying to think of a title for this blog post and that up there is the best that I could think of.
Oh sure, I could have titled this post Miscellaneous or ETC. or Things that Come into My Brain Randomly.
But you expect more from me, don’t you?
I would expect those kinds of titles from a beginning blogger, not from someone entering their seventh year of blogging.
This post is about random crap I am dealing with right now in my life and…

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My Least Favorite Project Ever- A Curtain Call

These curtains THESE CURTAINS. I don’t have them anymore because they ended up fraying but I think these lasted a good two or three years before I pitched them. 
The blog post was way better than these curtains ever were. 

First published January 23, 2012

I blame Pinterest for this one.

I saw these awesome curtains there back in the summer or fall, not sure when, but loved them when I saw them.

Aren’t these absolutely gorgeous? I love the mix of reds and black/white.

And the best part about these curtains?

No sewing involved!

So I thought, I could do this. I could totally do this and not even break a sweat.

Chuckle, chuckle.

If you want the professional tutorial, go here.

This blogger, by the way, is a designer by trade so of course, her curtains look perfect and of course, she made it sound so easy. So…

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Dear Diary, Why Was I So Pathetic?

I linked to this post in my Monday post about writing a book and wanted to reblog this today because it is one of my most favorite blog posts. It’s also one of the posts that lost its comments when my Disqus account was hacked back when I was on Blogger. So if you are a long-time reader and wonder where some of your comments on old posts went to, that is why. 

First published February 1, 2016.

While I was KonMari’ing the crap out of my home a few weeks ago, I made a discovery.

My high school diary.
I didn’t have to ask if it brought me joy because of the gems inside, oh boy.
If you ever need to do a check to see if you have evolved?
Read any material that you have ever composed before the age of 17.
It really does loads for your…

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