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Mixed Feelings for Sure...

I am not one to post much about politic things. I think it's best just to keep my mouth shut about how I feel about politics, because it just starts arguments between friends.

Well Donald Trump will be our 45th president. I have so many mixed emotions about this...

I am scared for the possibilities that he brings with no experience. I am scared that the people who got out and voted were fueled by hate, not change. That they were scared because they are getting left behind by technology, scared because people with education are bypassing them for more opportunities, that social norms are changing and it's not acceptable to them.

I am scared that people think it's okay for Donald to have mocked a disabled reporter, to have said demeaning things about women and it be okay, to be openly hateful to people of other cultures and that being considered American pride.

I want a world for my daughter to be kind, accepting, understanding. We are not all the same, we have different opportu…

Songs I am Obsessed With Right Now

Maybe I am the only person, but when I hear a song I like on the radio I kind of get obsessed with it. I just want it to come on all the time! Or I go home and YouTube it over and over!

Here are a few of the songs I love right now!

This song by the Chainsmokers is awesome. It has such a great beat and it's always on the radio right now!



Dan and Shay are a great country duo, but From the Ground Up is such a beautiful song. I absolutely love it.

Florida Georgia Line has never put out a bad song. It took me a few times for me to get into this one, but I really like the song. It's another I love to sing when it comes across the radio (which is quite a bit).

I hope you enjoy your day! 

Until next time,

Kara







I do not own the rights to any of these songs or videos. You can find the videos on YouTube.

Let's Catch Up!

WOW, it's been over 6 months since I have last blogged. It's pretty crazy how life can get super busy and things like blogging get pushed to the back burner.

Let's catch up on life. 

In March, I switched to a new job. I now work for a Foster Care company. I help license foster families. It's such a rewarding job to know that we help families impact children's lives everyday. 

In June, we welcomed our sweet baby girl, Cassie.



I was scheduled for a c-section, but she decided she wanted to come early and so my water broke and off we went to the hospital! Talk about throwing plans out the window!



The delivery went smooth and mommy and baby did wonderful. It was a HUGE adjustment to having a newborn. People do not tell how different life is, I don't know if you can comprehend until it happens.



She is now 3 1/2 months old and growing like crazy! She has started to laugh and talks all the time. She can roll over but would prefer not to be on her stomach. She is always wanti…

Happy Friday!!!

It's Friday and the weekend is almost here!

I used to watch American Idol and I remember watching Kelly Clarkson win. This week she performed at the last season of American Idol and it was awesome. 

This song is so powerful and beautiful. 


It breaks my heart to hear this song and imagine as a little girl what that would feel like to feel unworthy or unloved.

I was so lucky to have an amazing father who loved my sister and I unconditionally and always put our interests first. I am now lucky to have two wonderful men in my life and soon to be in my daughter's life. My father is getting promoted to Papaw and my husband to Daddy. 

After listening to this song, I reflect and realize that my daughter and I are so lucky to have my hubby. He is such a good person. He is passionate in everything and that includes his fierceness in loving and protecting his family. 

I am thankful everyday that he and I are in this together and we can't wait to welcome our little princess.

Until next time,

K…

Throwback Thursday

When I was younger, my parents constantly said that time flies by. Well I have always wanted life to hurry up and get to the next thing, but it's true, time really does fly by.

I found this old picture of the Hubby and I when we started dating in college. 


We have been together almost nine years. It's crazy how I feel like it was just yesterday, but I can't remember life before him.

This year will really be a big year to remember. Our little girl (yep you heard me right!A LITTLE GIRL!) will be here before we know it!


This precisely describes our feelings! I cannot wait to see how this becomes our best year yet! 

Until next time,

Kara


Book Recommendations for January

I haven't felt much like reading in awhile, but I still have a couple book recommendations for you!

Frostfire- Kanin Chronicles by Amanda Hocking

If you loved any of my recommendation for Fae novels, like this one, or these, then you will love the Kanin Chronicles series by Amanda Hocking. 

It was a great adventure, mystery book. It's got a strong female character Bryn, who despite all odds, succeeds at whatever she chooses!

You are rooting for her the entire time, even though sometimes you just want to smack some sense into her! This three book series is worth your time!

The Frostfire description is:
Hidden deep in the heart of a snow-covered wilderness lies the secret kingdom of the Kanin—a magical realm as beautiful as it is treacherous... Bryn Aven has never fit into Kanin society. Her blond hair and blue eyes set her apart as an outsider—a half-blood unable to hold a respectable rank. But she's determined to prove herself as a loyal protector of the kingdom she loves. Her dr…

Cowgirl Cookies

The Hubby received a Cowgirl Cookie jar for Christmas from one of his students. I decided to make them for Christmas.


I don't know the exact recipe, but I know this is really close to all the ingredients that were in the jar. The student layered all the ingredients in a mason jar with a cute note attached.

Here is the recipe!

Cowgirl Cookies

1 1/3 cups of rolled oats
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
1 1/3 cups of all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips

If you were giving this as a gift, you would layer all your ingredients in a jar.

If that was the case you would want to include a card that stated the following:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease your cookie sheets and set aside. 

In a medium bowl mix 1/2 cup melted butter, 1 egg, and a teaspoon of vanilla. Dump in the jar ingredients and stir together. You may have to use your hands to complete the mixing. 

Sha…

Happy 2016!

I can't believe we are already into to January! Crazy how time flies. The Hubby and I have been super busy with the holidays and everything going on the past couple months.

The Hubby and I have some exciting news. We are expecting in June, so I've been pretty absent from blogging because I've been so tired. That first trimester really kicks some rear end! I think I was asleep each night by 7:45 or 8. That was laying down or sitting up! 

We are super excited and can't wait to find out what we are having! 

I was really tired this year, so I decided to put up my smaller tree. The cat's didn't mind, they love to lay under the tree. 



Which means, when there are zero presents, we wake up to the tree skirt being in weird places because they decide to fight over who can lay under there!

I think we attended 4 different Christmas parties this year! I was wore out after that! We got a ton of great stuff for us and baby! 

Indiana decided to have weird weather for Christmas this …