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Karen
Who I am: Sometimes blonde, sometimes brunette, more and more grey - born and raised in PA; overweight outside but a skinny person on the inside! I like to read, knit, bead, decorate, listen to music and be with my family. I do not like cleaning, doing laundry, grocery shopping or people who lie. When I grow up I want to be anything but an ACCOUNTANT! Maybe I'll be a gardener or artist...someday...when I grow up. What I love being is a mom and wife and daughter and sister and friend and now new grandmother (mimi).
Interests: knitting, gardening, soccer, sewing, spending time with my family
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As of next Wednesday I will be done with the Whole 30 eating. It has been ok - not too hard. It's funny because I tend to love good for me foods. But I also love some bad for me... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Becoming Fit and Fabulous After 50
I never thought I would like reading a book this way but I do. And I like having less clutter since all the books are in one place.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on 10 on Tuesday at Pick Up Sticks
I don't know what it is about that little bit of sunshine on my toes that just makes me happy!
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on 10 on Tuesday at Pick Up Sticks
Great list! Crossing things off my list is one that I should have added. I am a list maker for sure.
I'll have to look for those products. You mention "can't get it over there"? I live in the states - PA - so you must have me mixed up with someone else!
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on End of Summer at Pick Up Sticks
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Carole Knits topic for 10 on Tuesday this week is "10 Seemingly Ordinary Things that Bring You Joy". Love this topic! It reminds me of the Happiness Project I did last year - naming 3 things a day for several... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Pick Up Sticks
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I can not believe it is the end of August! To me that marks the end of summer - and it has been an ok summer. It has had it's ups and downs - most ups. I have taken on... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Pick Up Sticks
Sounds like a perfect start to your day!
Along with working with a trainer I have also embarked on a Whole 30. This is something I've wanted to try for a while hoping it would get me back to the good eating habits I had a year ago... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at Becoming Fit and Fabulous After 50
Thanks Karen! We are really enjoying our getaways! We had a beautiful weekend.
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2015 on Weekend Away at Pick Up Sticks
Posting yesterday's "A New Beginning" post was extremely hard because I opened up about some things I have never said out loud before. It makes you feel vulnerable. But I really am keeping this journal for me - no one... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at Becoming Fit and Fabulous After 50
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We bought a camper several months ago and figured in order to make it pay off we needed to go away for the weekend once a month. This is hard with our jobs. We've managed to do so in April,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at Pick Up Sticks
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Every 4th of July weekend we have a family reunion for my dad's side of his family - specifically his mother's family. It has been going on since the 1940s. I look forward to it every year as this is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2015 at Pick Up Sticks
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The topic for this week from Carole Knits is 10 things I Love About My Home. I love this topic because I love my home - well most things about my home. The first and foremost thing I love about... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2015 at Pick Up Sticks
Thanks Mary! Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android From:
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2015 on Daisies at Pick Up Sticks
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I have a large clump of daisies - actually several - in my garden. I love them! So simple yet beautiful. and each year when they bloom I am reminded of an old friend - Steve - who gave me... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at Pick Up Sticks
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I love trying new drinks. Last summer I tried a few new ones using herbs from my garden. I saw this one on a blog this week. Sounds delicious and refreshing. Cucumber and Basil G&T I love G&Ts. I'll be... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at Pick Up Sticks
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Several people asked me about cold brewed coffee. I'm linking below to The Pioneer Woman's blog and her recipe. Although I only follow the cold brew process and not her recipe for iced coffee because I do not like it... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at Pick Up Sticks
Ill have to try those products. I need to be braver about my curls...which tend to be frizzy sometimes. Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android From:
Toggle Commented Jun 17, 2015 on 10 on Tuesday at Pick Up Sticks
So sweet of you. Kstokes812@yahoo.com
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I'm glad I am not the only one peering into these beautiful pictures and wondering what certain things are! This post and pictures make me want to rush home and make my house cozy with candlelight.
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2014 on Rambling at beauty that moves
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Thats because we are both parents Karen...always causes worries. Sent from my iPad
Thanks Sally! Thats what my plan is. Sent from my iPad
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Good topic for Carole's 10 on Tuesday. I am a person who stresses - alot. So here goes. My kids - well I guess I've always stressed out over them somewhat through each stage of their lives. but even more... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at Pick Up Sticks