Monday, August 1, 2011

To Run or Not to Run???

Well HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Gurrrlzzzz!!!
Oh Emm Geeeeeeeeee!  Where da HECK have I Been???  Well...here goes...
SO!  I am going to give the SHORT {Yes...I CAN make a story SHORT...NO making FUN uhh ME! :) }
I have been moving my store, which most of you know...That has been like the BOTTOMLESS PIT of merchandise...its NEVER ENDING!  I am STILL inventory-ing and puting merchandise out...I need like LOTS of Santas lil Elves to help!  I dont care which ones either!  He could send me Sneezy, Doc...{WAIT...im sick of Doctors...so NOT Doc } Happy, Bashful, Sleepy...{ OOP!  Rewind...I AM already SLEEPY!  That wont do!  He can keep Sleepy too },  Dopey, Grumpy...Eewww, NO...cant deal with Grumpy either...He can send Dasher { He sounds FAST!  NEED THAT! } and Prancer and Dancer {Dancer sounds like a LOTTA FUN...He and I can have some fun together with the music BLARING!!! }
OH!  WAIT....my kis are trying to tell me something...HANG ON...What Brogan???  Those are the 7 Dwarfs?  WHAT?!  What did you say Kolton???  Those are his REINDEER???  Oh!...{ Clearing Throat }
OK!  SOOOOO...I KNEW THAT!  I wuzzzz just teasinn!  ANYHOO....I dont care WHO he sends, he could send Laverne and Shirley for all I care as long as they can help me finish this!  Preferabally  BEFORE CHRISTMAS!!!!  OK...back to my point...
Not only has this move consumed my last few months, but  I have needed to step back, take a breath and clear my head {YIKES!  That could take a WHILE!} In all Honesty,  I was finding that I was allowing my Blog to RUN my life and me NOT allowing my LIFE to run my Blog.  Does that make ANY sense to ANYONE ELSE?  I felt I was RUNNING around, scurrying to do projects to post about...and all the while, losing my sense of SELF and NOT puting the time needed into ALL the other things in my life.
Even to the point of not giving myself enough time to be REGULAR in my visits and comments to ALL OF YOU PRECIOUS LADIES and FRIENDS!!!  SO...That is NOT GOOD!  Why?  Because ALL OF YOU are the reason I Blog to begin with!!!  NOT to have 7 projects in a week!!!  PEOPLE are important, God is important, Family is important, FRIENDS are important...NOT Projects!!!  NOT EVEN Remotely important, is what I write...Unless its ABOUT something important!!!  HOWEVER, all that being said...my Creative Juices { GOD Given } are important as they are part of what God made ME to be...but it should NEVER be a Forced thing nor a BURDEN...So I hope you all { and I know yall do...because that is the kind of Quality ladies you ALL are! } i know yall understand...I cant Run circles around my Blog anymore...I need it to "Fit" into my life.  THAT is the way God would want it to be...SO!......................
Am I going to quit my Blog?  NO WAAAAAAY!!!  I LOVE it...I just need to "Rework it" a lil...
I will STILL be a NUT...I will STILL share my projects with you...I will STILL host WHASSUP Wednesday....I just need to prioritize...
What will NOT and has NOT changed...my HEARTFELT LOVE for all the FRIENSHIPS I have made here in Blogland!!!  I am even finding that my FRIENDSHIPS with many of you girls here in Blogging are MORE GENUINE that lots of my friendships here at home...Needless to say...I am going through some "STUFF" lately...BUT, I will come out STRONGER, more AWARE and a better person for it all!
Bottom line...I WILL be back to Blogging SOON! 
I MISS you ladies and FRIENDS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUUUUUUUUCH!!!  I hope this Post doesnt SCARE yall away, Eeekkkk!  I will see yall SOON!

God bless ALL of you and as always...
xoxokara

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Whassup Party!!

This doesn't seem like Wed already!  When a holiday falls on Monday it throws everything off, doesn't it??
I will be back to my crazy normal self soon!



Tuesday, July 5, 2011

HO~LY NIGHTMARE!!!

OMGosh!!!
HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO??? 
Is ANYONE still popping in over here at me?
BOO!
LOL!  How SAD has my Blog been?!  Can you say PA~THET~ICK {I know...its spelled pathetic...} but in THIS case, ICK...for ICKY, is betta suited!  I will be SHOCKED if anybody comes OVA'!  I mean...REALLY???  I have blogged like TWICE in the last 6 weeks or so...UUUGGGG!  Girlfriends...I am SO BEYOND SORRY I have been MIA!  I did a post, like EONS ago, and explained that I was in the process of packing and moving my Retail Store.  OKAAAY!  That has been a BLAST!  HA!  Shoot me now!  Me and my Hub have done the move ALL BY OURSELVES!!!  Yeah...you heard me...ALL. BY. OURSELVES.  What the HILLBILLIE  HAYDAWG { I just now made that up...errrdeeerr!  It was nicer than what I wanted to say...OOPS! }  But SERIOUSLY?!?  What were we thinking?  Well...MAYBE we thought a few of these things:

* We are STILL 22
* If we are STILL 22, our bodies are STRONG and able to do ALL THIS heavy lifting, etc
* We dont have kiddos to come home to and COOK for, or just feed...
* The same kids we DONT HAVE, dont need some attention...
* We dont have JOBS...like an Investment business OR an Interior Design business that NEED to STILL   
   be tended to...AhhDuuhh!
* Since we are still 22, with NO KIDS, we can get this move done in a JIF! Like a couple of weeks, EASY
* All that CRACKELING, and POP-ING, and CREEKING noises our bodies are making during this move are just FIGMENTS of our imagination....


OKAAAY!  Paaalease!!!  REWIND!!!  We learned that:
* We are NOT 22...AT ALL!  We are like blah,blah,blah years OLD...
* Those 22 year old bodies are WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY back there on the corner of MANY years 
   ago and Wishful thinking Street!!!  Wwwaaaa!
* OMGosh!  We DO have 2 little ones who are ALWAYS HUNGRY {like we JUST fed yall an hour ago}
* AND they like a little attention...they are not so CRAZY about us OLD FOLKS coming home and 
   COLLAPSING on the bed and STARING at the ceiling...for HOURS...IN COMPLETE SILENCE!
   My son nearly called 911!!! 
* Uuummmmmmmmmmm...I have a TONof STUFF in my store...LIKE, a TON...and, weeeeeeeeeell, this
   move is NOT happening in a JIF!  its been going on since EARLY to mid May till STILL in final stages!
* ALL these NOISES our bodies are making...NOT GOOD!  Those are actually BODY
   PARTS...FALLING APART!  Like Mater...in Cars!  We are gonna need to call our Insurance 
   adjuster !  ORRR...Go to the Doctor!  Which I have had to!  3 TIMES NOW!  Good LAWDY!  I can 
   NOT seem to stay outta there!  And yall KNOW how much I LOVE the Drs office!  YEP!  I am NOW
   on steroids and pain medicine for my REINJURED NECK!  For the Love of Pete!  Heavens to 
   Betsy!  SHEEZZZ  Louise...Do I NOT learn ANYTHING over the last few MONTHS of my LIFE??
   Which, By The Way...If we had HAD Pete, Betsy and Louise...this move would have gone MUCH
   BETTER! Maybe it would NOT have been such a NIGHTMARE!!!

WHICH...That brings me to my NIGHTMARE of Summer 2011!!!  Remember that NIGHTMARE I had after Christmas 2010???  UhhhhHuuuhh!  Welp!  This MAY just be WORSE!!!  Heres a lil PEEK a BOO at my BooHoo NIGHTMARE!  YEPPERS!  Im DRAGGING yall throught it with me...KICKING and SCREAMING!  LOL!  Here ya go!

AHHHHHHHHHHHH!   Remember THIS?  I can breathe!  Im in LaLaLand!







 YEP!  It WAS pure BLISS!!!  But now...EEERRRKKK!  It another NIGHTMARE!  And we ALL KNOW that the SEQUEALS are WAAAAAY worse than the Original, right???

*Insert JAWS Music*
 DuNNa...DuNNa...DunnaDunnaDunna...SCREEEEEAMMMMMMMMMM!!


If yall could SEE MY FACE RIGHT NOW!!!!




And TAKE MY BLOOD PRESSURE!!!





And PROVIDE me with some OXYGEN so I could breathe!  Or fix me one of those Venti, Vodka, Vallium, Mocha Lattes...



Or...that glass of WINE right there might do!!!   YES TRACY...it is a glass of winer!  LOL!




AGAIN!  MY FACE right now!!!


Im SUFFOCATING!!!!!!!!!!   CALL 911!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Uuuuuuuuuuuuggggggggg!



ANYBODY gettin the DEPTHS OF HAYDES I am DEALING with ova' here???????  OMGaaaaaa!!

So PLEEEEEEEEEEEEASE....Hang with me a little bit longer...DONT leave me or give up on me yet...
I will be DRAGGING yall through this with me...KICKING and SCREAMING!  And again...PLEASE KNOW I AM popping in on all you sweet gals to see all your BEAUTY { while I am over here SUFFERING IN my NIGHTMARE of Summer 2011 }  I am just having a DIFFICULT TIME getting ANY Comments done!  Seriously...I have reinjured my neck { from my neck surgery...disc replacment from a few years back } so I am on Prednisone, etc...to take care of the pain and numbness in my neck, arms and hands...So, PLEASE KNOW I am HERE...just a lil "Mater-ed Out"!!! 

I am SO SORRY I totally FORGOT Whassup Wednesday last week!  If ANYONE is still coming by here...I WILL have Whassup Par-Tay up and running tomorrow!  Which brings me to a BIG THANK YOU to Vanessa and Heather from At the Picket Fence, for letting me be a "Hostess" to one of their AWESOME Link party days...It was a ROCKIN WEEK and a TON of work for them!  Thank you guuurlzzz for ALL YOUR HARD WORK!  I love yall!

I HOPE and PRAY to see some people come Link up TOMORROW!!!

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch...I will be in a NIGHTMARE!!!  SOMEBODY, WAKE ME UP!!!

xoxokara   

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Block Party! Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall...

Blogger Block Party Graphic

WOW!!!  This is a Pat-Tay if I have ever seen one!!!  HELLERRRR!!!  Party like a ROCKSTAR!!!
And its MY TURN to Hostess...Yippie Skippie!  WooooHoooo!

So...SUMMER themes Ladies...

Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall...WHO'S the Summerest of them All....
{ OK...I KNOW...Summerest ISN'T a word...But, you make it WOOORK ...I had to make it work in the "Phrase" ya know...

So, I found this mirror that I have had since my College days...Like, a couple of years ago { HAR! } and as an Interior Designer, I use mirrors as "Windows" in spaces that need to be "Opened up", so WHY NOT make the mirror FULL ON SUMMER LOVIN'?  So here is what I came up with to give a Punch of Summer...READY?   Here comes the picture FLOOD!!!

Please forgive me...ahead of time...Im POOPED from moving my store { NEVERENDING } and it is almost 2 am and I am going CROSS EYED and I am officialy BRAINDEAD...so, im going to let most of the Pics speak for themselves...

This mirror was U-G-L-Y, ugly, UGG-LY!!!


 UGLY!!!!!!!

 Redo the back with butcher paper...then set wire



 I chose Butter yellow Peonys, with chocolate tulle....
 and some bright, happy greenery...

 LOOOOOOOOOVE all these colors together...
 Lay it out as per your desire...and HOT GLUE all your florals on...











 And, VOILA!  A Summer inspired "Window"...









 Hang your mirror where you need to open a space...
 OR...use it as a centerpiece on a table...






 OR...use it as a Tray...a beverage tray...




 AND...adult beverage...It would be BEAUTIFUL as a tray on your patio table...{ NOT mine right now...I am in West Texas, with that dirt...Eeekkk!  A tumbleweed might get blown up on my "Tray"

 I am CRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAZY about this!!!  A PERFECT Summer DIY project!!

 So link up your SUMMERTIME Projects!!!  I cant wait to see what yall have!!!  Let continue the PARTY!


 
 Link up your themed related post(s) on each blog as it goes live on their party day. Your links will appear on all twelve blogs that are hosting the party as their posts go public! That means your posts will appear simultaneously on all of our blogs once you have linked them up and will be there throughout the party! You are welcome to share as many summer posts as you like related to the themes...and trust us there's a theme for everything! That's it. Just find a theme related to your post during the week and link up to it...for one HUGE link party!


GIVEAWAY PARTY RULES!
  • Link Up any post past or present related to this parties theme
  • Be sure to link back to your original post and not just your url (main blog address)
  • Please post the Blogger Block Party button (code located above and in sidebar) in your post so others can join in the fun! (MANDATORY)
  • Visit another guest. We love it when you party with our other guests!  Please take a moment and visit some of the other posts and leave some comment love!  This is what makes a party so much fun!
  • We'd love it if you'd share the Blogger Block Party on your Facebook Pages and Twitter (use #BloggerBlockParty in your tweet) (Not mandatory but we'd appreciate it!)
  • I cannot stress enough, if you don't follow the rules on this block party, you will not be eligible for giveaways!  As a co-hostess, I cannot bend the rules.  This is only fair to the Sponsors and the giveaways involved. Have fun!




 
 



  

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