Anxiety, Humor, Life, Tater Tots

Screw It, I’m Eating Tater Tots- Part Two

  In January, I started a new "segment" on the blog called Screw It, I'm Eating Tater Tots. Only, I didn't realize when I was writing that blog post that it would become a "segment". But I do have a lot of things going on in my life that don't necessarily fit into one blog… Continue reading Screw It, I’m Eating Tater Tots- Part Two

Family, Food, Humor

Award-Winning Chili that God Would Approve Of

  Back in December, I wrote about how people found my blog in 2018, and one of the searches was "award-winning child cookie recipe" which is just silly. And messed up as well. But it was as I was typing this blog post that I remembered that search and thought, WHOA, WAS IT A PREMONITION… Continue reading Award-Winning Chili that God Would Approve Of

Family, Homeschool, Motherhood

How is Homeschooling Going?

  First, I need to be honest and tell you that I didn't even think I could cut it as a homeschool mom. I had pinned homeschool ideas for years before we took the plunge in preparation for possibly/maybe homeschooling Ella. Rather, I took the plunge. Because let's face it, Ella had no idea what was involved.… Continue reading How is Homeschooling Going?

Decorating, Humor, Neat Freak

The Lazy Person’s Guide to Refinishing a Table

  I really need to write about half-assing your way through home improvement and/or life in general. I am really good at making my home look like I spent a lot of time tending to my decor etc.. when in fact, I am a bit of a fraud. I am not good at painting, restoring,… Continue reading The Lazy Person’s Guide to Refinishing a Table

Favorite Things, Life, Photography

100 Things I Love

  The day before Thanksgiving, I found via a Facebook shout out, a blog post by Jennifer P. Williams, whom I had never heard of before. 100 Things I Love. Simple enough and full of amazing things to well, love. At the end of the list, she wrote Inspired by Melisa Wells. WAIT, I KNOW… Continue reading 100 Things I Love

Family, Favorite Things, Humor

Hamsters Are Cool-You Should Get One

  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 thing dependent on me I mean, Ella. Yes, I… Continue reading Hamsters Are Cool-You Should Get One

hollywood, california, travel, budget
Humor, Motherhood, Travel

California….On a Kari and Anna Budget

  A few years ago, Anna and I talked about going on a girls trip after she graduated high school. Kind of a Gilmore Girls-ish style getaway before Anna went away to college. I don't remember exactly when we started talking about it but over the past two years, it became less talk and more action.… Continue reading California….On a Kari and Anna Budget