who i am

Welcome to A Grace Full Life

Embarrassing family and friends since 2010 and my 11th grade English teacher since 1987.

(Read all about that wonderful lady here)


About Me

If you like any of the following…

….subpar writing, john hughes, living with anxiety, living with migraines, caffeine addiction, gilmore girls, hormonal shit, music, the 80’s, part of the ’70s, some of the ’90s,  the chicago area, swear words, non-sensical youtube videos, carbohydrates, writing in all lower case letters, living subversively, sarcasm, winter depression, music, being a mom, being cheap, unhealthy attachments to pets…

..we will get along famously.



I’m an absolute joy to be around January through April.


Frequently Asked Questions

How did you come up with the name of your blog? 

My blog is a love letter to my two daughters and the Grace in A Grace Full Life is both of their middle names.


Haven’t you been blogging for, like, ever? 

I have! I’ve been writing non-stop since June of 2010. That, in the blog world, is for, like, ever.


What is UP with the tater tot posts? 

I explained the meaning in my first ever tater tot post.


Why are you so obsessed with John Hughes? 

John Hughes was a huge part of my teen years and as I age, I want to hold on to those memories. Writing about him, his movies and his upcoming museum is my happy place. When I write about it, I am still young, skinny, have Sun-In highlights, blue mascara, and tight acid wash jeans. Plus, he was just fucking cool.

Head here to read all John Hughes-related posts.


How do you have 9000 plus followers on Pinterest? 

Your guess is as good as mine. Probably 4,000 are from the master bath post alone. Also, I am noticing lots of spam accounts or bots (as in robots) following me and many others on there. So probably another 3,000 of those accounts. Which leaves me with only 2,000, which is more my level of follower ratio.

Head here to become follower #9,001.


Do you ever think of giving up writing?

Writing? Never. Blogging? Weekly. I love to write but blogging is becoming more about making money than the art of writing, not that there is anything wrong with that either. But I think about giving up blogging weekly.  I will never, however, give up writing.


How do I start a blog? 

I have written about it before in this blog post. If you want a blog just for the sole purpose of writing, I can help you. If you want a blog for the sole purpose of making money, I can’t but there are many tutorials on Pinterest that can.


I bet you are really creative! 

I bet you’ve never read my blog.


Do you ever get annoyed with other bloggers? 

Holy balls yes. I am lucky that I have an amazing core of blogging friends who are so funny, make me smile, and help me thrive. But there are some icky bloggers out there who take it way too seriously to the point of putting others down and sabotaging them (hence the bad reputation bloggers get). I once got my head bitten off because I answered a question wrong in a blogging forum.  SORRY BECKI (not her name) I DIDN’T ANSWER HOW TO GAIN MORE PINTEREST FOLLOWERS ON YOUR MONTHLY BULLSHIT POSTS. I WILL TRY HARDER NEXT TIME.

Oopsie, did I say that out loud?


I like to caption screenshots of my favorite old television shows in my spare time.


Posts you may like

 Here are some of my favorites:


I Got Inside The Breakfast Club High School and Lived to Tell

I Will Create a Vision Board, Dammit 




That time I looked like the lost member of Flock of Seagulls.


Here is how we can stay connected:

Pinterest | Twitter | Instagram 


I am currently (as of the summer of 2020) working on my first book! It will go to my friend to get edited before heading to a publisher in 2021, so stay tuned for that exciting next chapter. 


If you or someone you know needs a ghostwriter, bio writer, or even just help to get your blog or personal website off the ground, I currently do freelance work. You can head here to read the services I offer or email me at gracefullkari AT yahoo DOT com and let’s brainstorm.


My readers are amazingly loyal, loving, and support me like none other. I love the community we have created here and would love you to be a part of it too. I have become in real life (IRL) friends with many of my blog followers over the years and for that, I am so grateful. It is the best part of blogging hands down. As I head into year ten of blogging, it is the community that I love more than anything else. And writing because it saves me weekly. Thank you for being part of this journey. 


Human Hands Forming Heart on White Surface