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

therapy, puzzle pieces. anxiety
Anxiety, Life, Marriage, Motherhood

I’m In Therapy

    I feel so Seinfeld, so Mad About You, so oh I don't know, Diane Keaton movie about living in New York City and having a mysterious and very interesting life, right now. Remember when going to therapy meant you were rich? Or lived in the big city? Or were a nutjob? It doesn't… Continue reading I’m In Therapy

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Crafts, Dollar Tree, Link Party

The Easiest Party Centerpiece You’ll Ever Make

  The older I get, the more I realize that my creativity is in the sewer. When my girls were littler (and I was littler as well), I had grand visions, I came up with the coolest ideas PRE-PINTERST mind you! For Anna's first birthday, I centered it around a teddy bear theme, came up with… Continue reading The Easiest Party Centerpiece You’ll Ever Make

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Family, Humor, Travel

Smothered, Covered, Chopped-Florida Spring Break Part Two

    I mentioned in part one the traffic hell we experienced on the road to Destin. Just after the Alabama rooster incident, Ella got car sick and had "sick" all over her clothes. Thank God she had layers on (us Midwesterners, always ready), so we literally stripped her down in an abandoned parking lot, … Continue reading Smothered, Covered, Chopped-Florida Spring Break Part Two