Moving on

When I moved into this space in 2010, after more than 8 years of blogging on other platforms and under various site (and personal) names, I had intentions of growing into this space and keeping it as my personal online journal.

Unfortunately, I could never quite settle on to how to use it; at the same time that I relaunched this site under a new domain name, we were also launching a family site. At first, I thought might be my space to sort through things that didn’t fit onto our other site. Posts about topics such as my thoughts on elections didn’t seem to fit into the overall purpose over at Living The Life Fantastic (LTLF).

I tried – I wrote post about personal struggles, my strive for creativity, my need to run, posted random photos of the kids…

But, as time went on, many of the topics seemed to be just as appropriate for LTLF as this one, and I realized that I was spending more time worrying about which site to post my thoughts on than actually writing my thoughts out.

So this site sat here, untouched, for a year.

And it’s time to make the decision and retire this site and make LTLF my online home.

Though I won’t be posting here anymore, I’ll be keeping this site up – I still get traffic from posts I’ve written in the past (eg:  Print Your Own Daily or Weekly Planner) and I plan on updating and repurposing many of them – but, on LTLF.

I hope y’all will join me as I make my official blogging move from here over to Living The Life Fantastic. I’m excited about this change and I feel, oddly, liberated by it. Writing in the best of circumstances can be difficult enough. In this official move, my goal is to remove those false barriers I’ve set up around myself. I plan on writing about all the things I’ve wanted to write about but could never get settled on where to write about them.

If you do decide to follow me over to LTLF, would you consider subscribing to our newsletter? (I promise we won’t sell your name or spam you!) And, if you want to keep up with me, but aren’t interested in all of the other stuff we write about, click on the category “Karla’s Blog“. I plan on now using that category strictly for my more personal thoughts.

Thanks for being here, and thanks for being there — I appreciate you all so much!

Catching Up – Happy Fall, Y’all!

Oh my, y’all… I try to keep snippets of stuff updated over here, but I’ve been busy with client work and focusing on writing for our professional blog.

So… HEY!!

Just to bring everyone up to speed, in no particular order:

~ I finally (!!!!!!) got my IUD out. My ANA test came back positive, so I’m headed to a rheumatologist in December. It doesn’t mean I have RA, but it does mean my body is fighting something. Hopefully, my body will have had time to heal by then, and the result will be more accurate.

Also: Filling in the paperwork for my visit to the rheumatologist makes my hands and arms hurt… *sigh*

~ I’ve been working on a 31 day series (thank you, Nester) entitled “31 Days to Peace – finding inner peace through anxiety and panic attacks“. I’ve shared my story on my struggle with panic attacks before, but I’m digging in more, in hopes of helping those who struggle with them, and for helping those who don’t to understand them more.


The gist of it is this:

For those who have never dealt with constant anxiety or panic attacks, these posts will, hopefully, serve as a catalyst for understanding and compassion. Before I had one (or knew I had one), I was clueless as to what they were, much less, how they felt. Like childbirth, it’s hard to explain.

For those who have experienced severe anxiety and panic attacks, my hope is that you will realize that there is no shame to these feelings, and that there is hope for healing and peace.

You can keep up with the series by bookmarking this page.

~ Yesterday, my neighbor surprised me with a nail polish that she had seen me ‘like’ on Pinterest.

essie demure vix Essie Demure Vixen

It is one of my most favorite colors ever! And it is perfect for fall.

My other current makeup favs are:

Rimmel London Lasting Finish By Kate Lipstick 03 – a gorgeous neutral!

MAC Blot powder (pressed)

It’s expensive, but worth it. Also: I’m convinced that it equals out the same as the cheap brands because I rarely need to touch it up. (And if I do, it’s a tiny dab.)

mac blot powder medium

So what about you? What have you been up to???

*yes – those makeup links are affiliate links  :)

Freshly Colored Hair

aaah… I feel human again.


I have the most stubborn grays (sshhhh, don’t tell!) and it’s gotten easier to maintain by going lighter on top.
The purple? Well, that’s just because it’s so darn fun!

Today’s Instagram Moment

Thursday and Friday were not fun days, blog/site-wise... Thankful for a good host. Working on a post now - scary that our livelihood can be so easily toyed with.

And Then My Heart Exploded…

5yo: “I didn’t know how good this life would be when I was in your belly.”
Me: *cry*20130615-182844.jpg