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Showing posts from August, 2014

Bedroom Digital Art

I went to college to be a graphic designer. Even though I don't use graphic design in my day to day office job, I love to be creative and use my talents to decorate our house. 

We recently redesigned our master bedroom. I wanted to have a simple piece of artwork in our room, so I decided to do some sort of love quote. 

I have noticed that chalkboard art has been a recent trend. I decided to combine the chalkboard look with typography to create a custom piece of artwork for our master bedroom!

Here is the design I came up with. I have created some additional pieces in alternative colors for you to use. You can right click and save as. Enjoy!

Until next time,


Rental Property Remodel Update

We purchased the property right next door to our house back in the summer as an investment property. We have been in full renovation mode since.

The house was a beautiful stone home, built in 1950. The curb appeal was where the beauty stopped.   

This was a foreclosure home, so we knew before we even looked at the house that there would be some issues. However, the house was a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom home with a good layout. It also had a attached one car garage, a detached two car garage and a fenced in backyard. So to us it was a great investment and why not start with a house right next door to your own?!?

We saw the "for sale" sign posted on a Friday and made an offer on Monday. We got our offer accepted, so the renovations began!

The house was very dirty and smelly on the inside. The previous home owners obviously had gotten used to the smell. It was a mixture of smoke, pet odor, pet urine and musty/wet smell. Let me just tell you that the hubby couldn't stand to be in t…

The never gets old!

School is back in full swing and so is golf season! The hubby is not getting home until about 8:00 every night, so everything has been hectic!

When he gets home he likes to unwind. We either end up playing Tiger Woods on the X-box or watching Netflix. Lately, we have been watching The Office. 

We have seen every episode and some of them ten times, but they are timeless. I don't think I would ever get tired of them.

Here are just some funny quotes and moments from the show!

Until next time,Kara

Book Series Recommendations!

I absolutely love to read. I am a major nerd when it comes to reading and getting immersed into the story and characters!

I have read the following book series and would recommend them to all my friends!

My Hubby doesn't understand how I can read a book series and then eventually re-read the book series again... well I know what happens, but I love the story so much I don't care. I just want to re-read it again!

These are some of my favorites!

1. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

This is my oldest series favorite. I think I started reading the books when I was 10 or 11. I remember having to buy the books the day they came out and having to go see the movies the weekend they came out in the theaters!

It's a magical story about a young boy finding out he is a wizard and his famous story that he is just finding out. It's a story about growing up, friendship, love, family and adventure! How could you not be spell bound?

I can't wait to one day read these to my own kids.

2. Hunger…

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars!

I am always on the look out for good deals at the grocery. Well I came upon the Manager's Special aisle and found a few cake mixes on sale for $.79 each because the boxes were bent.

I bought like 7 mixes! However, the Hubby doesn't like cake. He will eat it if we are at a birthday party or a wedding, but he will never request it. For his birthday I will either make cookies or brownies, because he doesn't want cake.

I decided something needed to be done with some of these mixes! I decided to search Pinterest for ideas. I stumbled across people using cake mixes to make cookies! SCORE!

These are super easy to throw together for an easy after dinner desert!

Cake-Mix Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

1 Yellow or White Cake Mix
2 eggs
5 T butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups of chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 in pan. Mix all ingredients together, then add in chips and mix, spread into the pan and bake for 20-25 minutes. Let bars cool slightly before cuttin…