Humor, Life, Travel

Where Do You Wanna Go?

I've assembled a travel bucket list for the past several years because I discovered my passion of travel when I was in my forties. Maybe it's because I've realized how quickly time passes, or maybe it's because of my oldest daughter's wanderlust, which has pushed me outside of my comfort zone. Can you say traveling to… Continue reading Where Do You Wanna Go?

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

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Humor, Life

Love It or Hate It

I actually re-blogged this post because of a Quora thread I found about cannoli. You're wondering what on Earth ever brought you to my blog in the first place? I get that a lot.  First published on May 29, 2018 There are things in life with a middle ground like potato chips, brownies, the pool.… Continue reading Love It or Hate It

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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

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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

Family, Summer, Travel

What Happens in Vegas Stays In Salt Lake City

Full disclosure: I wrote this title a week before we left to go on vacation. It was a witty title and as you know, those are hard to come by. So I wrote the title, pressed the Save Draft button and off I went to my normal non-blog writing summer life. In fact, I have… Continue reading What Happens in Vegas Stays In Salt Lake City