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

California. On a Kari and Anna Budget

A few years ago, Anna and I discussed going on a girls' trip after she graduated from high school. I'm not sure when we started talking about it, but it became less talk and more action over the last two years. Because when your teenager requests to vacation alone with you, you take it seriously. We also… Continue reading California. On a Kari and Anna Budget

Christmas, cards, Holidays
Christmas, Holidays, Link Party

Why I’m Not Sending Everyone a Christmas Card This Year

I feel like that title smells a lot like clickbait. Don't know what clickbait is? It's when a title sucks you into clicking on a link but it really isn't about what the title led you to believe. Here's an example: TITLE- She Thought She Was Getting a Surprise Visit from Santa But Wait Until… Continue reading Why I’m Not Sending Everyone a Christmas Card This Year

Family, Humor, Travel

I “Found Myself” in Florida

For spring break this year, we got to get the hell out of dodge and go to Destin Florida. I honestly don't know how exactly we landed on Destin. I do know that our oldest daughter didn't want to go anywhere "lame" which leaves a lot for interpretation because me being the travel nerd that… Continue reading I “Found Myself” in Florida

Family, Humor, Link Party

Art Party Because We Are Too Cheap to go to the Studio

    Ella has a January birthday and every year we try to make it special because BIRTH and because WINTER. I wrote about how I had a revelation years ago about not really going all out for her birthday because of WINTER. It was since that revelation that we have made up for our… Continue reading Art Party Because We Are Too Cheap to go to the Studio

Blogging, Humor

Everything You Wanted to Know About Blogging but Were Afraid to Ask

  I knew nothing about blogging when I initially started in 2010. I literally Googled, "how to create a blog", chose the first result, and followed the instructions.That was it.A blog, by definition, is: 1- a personal website or web page on which an individual records opinions, links to other sites, etc. on a regular basis.… Continue reading Everything You Wanted to Know About Blogging but Were Afraid to Ask

Family, Humor, Summer, Travel

Vacation on a Budget – How I Got out of the Crap-Tastic “Dells” Without Taking Out a Loan

So I mentioned we went to the Wisconsin Dells for an overnight getaway with the kids over the weekend. The "Dells" is huge in our area as a little getaway place for families. It is a town filled with cool water parks, beautiful scenery, fun boat rides, and lots of kitschy stores filled with junk.… Continue reading Vacation on a Budget – How I Got out of the Crap-Tastic “Dells” Without Taking Out a Loan