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

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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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Chicago, Humor, John Hughes, Screenplay

Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Twelve “I’m Here For All of the Cats”

  This week my mom shared with me an article that John Hughes' widow has her current Lake Forest, Illinois home on the market. My mom and I commented on how her home was so cozy and down to earth for such a massive house. It felt warm and inviting, and that touched me. I… Continue reading Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Twelve “I’m Here For All of the Cats”

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

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, Travel

I Love Utah But Utah Doesn’t Love Me

    Last week we got the opportunity to go to Salt Lake City, Utah for a family vacation. We haven't been on a "real vacation" in years. I should say that we have been lucky to visit my parents when they lived in Tennessee for four years and those were indeed vacations but this… Continue reading I Love Utah But Utah Doesn’t Love Me

Family, Humor, Travel

Return to Snake Island-Cedar Point Vacation 2015

  We got to go on a little family getaway last week to Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio last week. What is Cedar Point, you ask? Well, it is only THE best amusement park in the Midwest, one could even argue the best amusement park in the USA really. The self-proclaimed "rollerCOAST" because Cedar Point… Continue reading Return to Snake Island-Cedar Point Vacation 2015