Anxiety, Crafts, Friends, Link Party

Mental Health Crafting-Mod Podge Flower Pumpkins

  I swear to GOD this is the last post about pumpkins this fall. Promise. Pinky swear. Honestly, I wasn't even going to write about it but Rebecca sent me this idea a few weeks ago and we decided to do some "mental health crafting" one glorious fall day when the stars lined up and we both… Continue reading Mental Health Crafting-Mod Podge Flower Pumpkins

Anxiety, Blogging, Humor, Life

Quirks? I Got ‘Em By The Boatload

  My friend Jeanette, the mastermind behind the vision board, has gotten me to thinkin' again which is never ever good. She wrote a post about 30 Refreshingly Unique Blog Writing Prompts and let me tell you, they are indeed refreshing. Every once in a while, bloggers/writers/journalists/"influencers" (hate that word) run into a dirty little… Continue reading Quirks? I Got ‘Em By The Boatload

John Hughes, Chicago, Screenplay, Don't You Forget About Me, The Breakfast Club, 80s, 80s Movies
Chicago, John Hughes, Screenplay

Screenplays Don’t Write Themselves

  I made a tough decision earlier this week. Well tough for me, probably not so tough for most of you. I'm no longer sharing my screenplay to the blog. First, I want to clarify that I did not stop sharing because of an essay that Molly Ringwald wrote for The New Yorker. I've toyed with… Continue reading Screenplays Don’t Write Themselves

dog, buddy, puppy, art
Family, Humor, Travel

Thank You Alabama Rooster-Florida Spring Break Part One

  Before I start our story, we need to address the traffic on the way to Florida by me telling you this: don't drive to Florida. Seriously. If you are even thinking about it, stop. Stop now. Because this is what awaits you: Lots and lots of that. To be clear, I live in the… Continue reading Thank You Alabama Rooster-Florida Spring Break Part One

vision board, selfhelp, livewell, vision, blog, blogging
Blogging, Humor, Link Party

I Will Create a Vision Board, Dammit

  Last spring, I was a better version of myself. I read a book about being a badass, then I felt like I actually was a badass because of said badass book. I wrote about being evolved. Well, more evolved than I had ever been before. Which isn't saying much but in this evolution, I was… Continue reading I Will Create a Vision Board, Dammit

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Food, Link Party

Crock Pot Mongolian Beef Made Easier

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Conagra Brands. All opinions are mine alone. #SeasonalSolutions #CollectiveBias #RecipesThatCrock My friend Rebecca has given me so many recipes over the years, so I don't even question a new one when she says that I need to try. There are many reasons our friendship has… Continue reading Crock Pot Mongolian Beef Made Easier

Blogging, Chicago, Giveaway

WOW Summit in Chicago 2017 Pass Giveaway

So there's this amazing conference or "summit" in the Chicago suburbs in a few weeks and I'm excited but also a little apprehensive because of one thing: people-ing. Lots and LOTS of people-ing. Yes, I know what you're thinking: Kari, you seem so outgoing and fun-loving (and beautiful), why are you afraid of people-ing?   Why… Continue reading WOW Summit in Chicago 2017 Pass Giveaway