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?

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

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Link Party, Parenting

Anatomy of a College Care Package

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #NatureMadeWellness College, sigh. Oh sure, I'm not in college anymore, but I am getting an education. Did you know they share a lot of things in college? Did you further know that there are things such as… Continue reading Anatomy of a College Care Package

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Family, Humor

I’m Okay. Trust Me, I’m Shocked Too

  Recently, I wrote about Anna leaving for college and talked about how it was difficult but that it was also good. That wasn't just for keeping face. Since she's been gone, I have been good. Really good, in fact. So good that at times it kind of scares me. Like, is this it or are… Continue reading I’m Okay. Trust Me, I’m Shocked Too

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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

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Favorite Things, Humor, Link Party

Green Doors Can Heal You

  In 2013, we had a burgundy front door.     That looked like hell because 13 years of wear and tear will do that to a door. Or to a mom. DID I SAY THAT OUT LOUD? So I decided that I was going to paint it myself. Our house color is boring white… Continue reading Green Doors Can Heal You