©2019 Kari Carlisle Unless you’re holed up somewhere, the last few days’ conversations, no matter how long or short, have ended with “Have a happy Thanksgiving!” followed by a reciprocal wish. What does that mean, “Happy Thanksgiving”? For me, the… Read moreHave a Warped Thanksgiving with These 11 Movies
©2018 Kari Carlisle Recently, news programs are reporting about Walmarts across the country where donors, anonymous and otherwise, are paying tens of thousands of dollars to pay off every single layaway in the store. With teary eyes, recipients… Read moreA Rich Heart
©2018 Kari Carlisle I’ve always been a glass half full kind of person. An optimist who is always looking for the benefits in the worst of circumstances. When I first heard the question, many years ago,… Read moreGlass Half Empty?
©2017 Kari Carlisle I am NOT a mall person. I hadn’t been to a mall in years until the other day when it seemed like the right thing to do. And it was! One of my favorite fake songs is… Read moreRetail Apocalypse? Let’s Go to the Mall!
©2017 Kari Carlisle How often do you do something just for the fun of it? I don’t mean spending hours on Facebook or playing online games, either. I mean pure, unadulterated fun like we had “back in the day.” There… Read moreHave You Forgotten How to Have Fun?
©2017 C. Henry Martens I LOVE pie. I mean… LOVE, love, love, pie. Perhaps I was born to love pastry, as it can be argued that my father was the first person to produce a commercially produced cake mix in… Read moreMaking a Good Pie: Does Marie Callendar Fit the Bill?
©2016 Kari Carlisle Yep, it’s that time of year. Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday – everyone’s favorite holidays, right? Well, once you have gotten all of that out of your system and you’re at a loss as… Read morePractical Gifts for the Homesteader and…
©2016 Kari Carlisle Our country is polarized, and I suspect it’s because most people see in black and white. Religious vs. Secular Paleo vs. Vegan Liberal vs. Conservative I’ll admit I have occasionally found myself in a “my way or… Read morePrivacy Versus Security: An Either/Or Prospect?
©2016 Kari Carlisle We all love our moms, right? At least we have to on Mother’s Day, whether we feel like it or not. Women, especially, have an interesting relationship with our mothers. We love them, but we fear turning… Read more5 Worst Movie Moms
©2016 Kari Carlisle Earth Day, which falls on April 22 every year, is a great reminder for us to think about how our actions affect the earth. Beyond the usual Reduce, Reuse, Recycle mantra (don’t get me wrong – these… Read moreUnconventional Earth Day