Mar 17 2007

Disclosure Policy

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Now, a little bit about myself:
Hi, I’m Karen, an over 50 but feel like 30 wife and mom. I enjoy books, movies, and the Internet. I love to scrapbook and quilt. My kids are the highlight of my life and then there are my dogs!

My husband and I own our own business and have since 1979.

I live in the midwest and I don’t like winter here very much. At least we don’t have to mow our 2 1/2 acres in the winter time. I used to snow ski but I have the beginnings of osteoporosis and I have to watch doing stuff like that. I used to ride my own motorcycle but sold it when I fell and broke my elbow. Yes, my nickname is Clutzy.

I’ve been trying for 2 years now, to read my Bible in a year. I will get there one of these days!

I try to be a good listener to my family and friends. I try to see both sides of an issue. I’m ok with agreeing not to agree as long as we don’t have chips on our shoulders. I try my best to follow politics but I get bored with it and find my attention drifting away from the speaker and then I don’t know what is going on.

I feel blessed to write for advertisers through several companies. The extra money has afforded some fun things and helped pay for a few necessities.

I would love to live in a big old house that has built in hutches and pantries, a winding staircase and claw foot bathtubs. The wood work would have to have never been painted. I’d love a wrap around front porch that is deep enough to have a table and chairs so we could have meals outside on the porch.

I have to finish a book or project when I start it. I have started two quilts and it is driving me crazy that I haven’t gotten back to them to finish them. I have made 3 large quilts. I hand quilted them. I am learning to machine quilt.

If you think you’d like to keep up with what I’ve been doing, please click on the orange subscribe button and it will save my blog in your feed reader. Feel free to leave me a comment so I can check out your blog or website. Thanks for visiting.

Like I tell my kids when they get ready to leave, be careful, say your prayers and watch out for deer.

24 responses so far

24 Responses to “Disclosure Policy”

  1. Drew on 23 Mar 2007 at 10:57 pm

    Hi Karen,

    First off, thank you so much for hosting the Photo-A-Day widget on your blog. I really appreciate that.

    I have recently gotten myself a brand new blog. I am moving to

    The reason I am telling you this is that the Photo-A-Day isn’t a true widget where I can update everything. The link to my blog is not something I can update. Could you please change the link that goes to The BenSpark from to Thank you very much.


  2. betshopboy on 26 Apr 2007 at 9:11 am

    hi karen

    I’ve added you to my fave

    please fave me at

    appreciate if you can link my url on your blog


  3. Tina on 25 May 2007 at 10:56 pm

    Hi Karen, I love what you have done with your blogs. Hope I can figure out how to do mine.

  4. Breezie on 08 Jul 2007 at 2:57 pm

    Hi Karen, it is my honor to present you with the “Rockin Girl Blogger” Award

    Rockin Girl Blogger Award

    Not sure this will embed, if you doesn’t, you can pick up your award on my site at:

  5. Craig on 28 Jul 2007 at 1:33 pm

    Are you for hire?

  6. Dave from Wholesale Furniture Brokers on 08 Aug 2007 at 5:52 pm


    I tried to submit a PPP offer, but it crashed at the payment part. Did you happen to receive the details?

  7. Cody Dingus on 14 Aug 2007 at 3:23 pm


    Thought you’d be interested in a new product just launched by Wal-Mart called myMovieMaker. It turns digital photos into themed DVD movies. They are offering a $10 rebate right now. More info at
    Love your site!

  8. GG on 23 Aug 2007 at 2:41 pm

    Hi Karen,

    I love the fresh look of your site and the interesting content! What does it mean when it says “We Do Follow?”

    You can view my blogs at and Visit when you can and I’ll be back to read more!

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  9. Brandon on 13 Sep 2007 at 3:12 pm

    Hi Karen –

    I recently posted the Precision opportunity with Pay Per Post. Sorry for the inconvenience, but due to some recent reasons, all posts through Pay Per Post about Precision must removed. Please let me know if you are able please resolve this. Thank you very much!

    Brandon Fritz
    Kolbrener, Inc

  10. Kathy Thrasher on 25 Sep 2007 at 4:37 pm

    Karen, I’m new at this also. I picked your blog because it looks really neat and you were talking about “Dancing with the Stars”. I will give you what I think is my link, but as I said, I’m new and am still not sure what I’m doing.
    hope you can find me, I enjoyed your site.

  11. Coralie Cederna Johnson on 05 Oct 2007 at 7:19 am

    Hi Karen! Great blog! Are you me? Kids, dogs, over 50, love big old houses, osteoporosis (thanks goodness Sally Fields has made it okay to admit this), writer, scrapbooker, quilter, business woman, mid-west—all these things we have in common! I have a couple of books out you might enjoy—memoirs of growing up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Come visit me at:!

  12. Windyridge on 06 Oct 2007 at 8:23 am

    I was in an old house yesterday and really love them. Ours is fairly new, 17 years or so. The re is so much character and history that you can almost feel in an old house from the 1890’s. And let’s face it, they don’t make ’em like they used to!

  13. Karen on 11 Oct 2007 at 9:13 pm

    Did you ever get the movie maker? I use an online one and love it.

  14. syncope on 11 Nov 2007 at 10:22 am

    Hallo Karen,
    Perhaps you would be interested to look through my works:

    I also used to write short stories and poems but I am afraid you’ve got problems with Cyrillic alphabet. Nevertheless here you can find my texts:

    Kind regards,

    By the way my only daughter studies in Indiana University.

  15. Ann Lewis on 09 Apr 2008 at 11:08 pm

    Thank you for the traffic you have on your site to my article. Please let people know that Simply Life Cards is an incredible home business opportunity for anyone that wants to work from home. There is no other product out there like this one so there is no competition and everyone loves to send cards. Please pass this information on to those who you think would be perfect for this opportunity. Thanks again for your help.
    Simply, Ann

  16. Elmer Caballero on 15 May 2008 at 1:31 am


    I’m Elmer and I work at, a company interested in blog advertizing. I found your blog engaging and I’m contacting you to ask if you are interested in blog post sponsorship.

    If you are interested, kindly mail back ( and I’ll send you pricing details, guidelines and processes. Looking forward to doing business with you.



  17. Charla on 23 May 2008 at 10:25 pm

    I have a Daily Bible which I have read through in a year, but now I’m going at my own pace. If I can manage to have some quiet time with God and meditate on His Word, my day goes better.

  18. Shawie on 05 Jun 2008 at 1:48 am

    Hi Karen,
    I love your site! You are a picture of a woman, a wife who have lived a life to the fullest! Stay sweet and happy as always!

  19. Joe Nathan on 01 Aug 2008 at 5:24 am

    I am contacting you through this contact form as there was no email address available. If you are in interested in getting a animated banner/ logo/ header/ footer/ icons/ templates/ business cards/ mascot designs for an exchange of a text link from your site Please get back to me using the email address I have entered if you would be interested in discussing this further.

  20. Gabyb on 06 Aug 2008 at 5:25 pm


    I work at the Video dept. for the We just published a great little video story on Doggy Happy Hours.
    I was thinking it might interest you.

    Here is the link:

    There is also an embedding code(similar to YouTube type) to place it directly on your site available by clicking the “share” button.

    Gaby Bruna

  21. Grant on 24 Aug 2008 at 8:41 pm

    Hi Karen! I was looking for dorm design tips and found this video where Genevieve Gorder takes an interesting approach:

    I’m a big fan of your blog and thought many of your readers would find it valuable and interesting, especially since you occasionally write about your son’s college experience.

    I think it’s a fun, modern and stylish approach to dorm rooms, which are typically drab and difficult to work with. I like how she talks about consolidating all the digital files and devices, which can take over a small space.

    What do you think? Too cluttered or expertly organized?

    Any other dorm designs you have seen that are interesting?

  22. Donna on 01 Nov 2008 at 11:41 pm

    Enjoyed your blog…first time here. I go to your sister’s (The Sewing Mom) and really enjoy hers too!

    Donnas last blog post..Another Busy Friday Night…

  23. Susanne on 19 Nov 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Hi Karen.
    I truely love your comments and can certainly relate to them, in more ways than one.
    Keep up the good work, girl…I will be looking foreward to read your next post.,

    P.S.please be sure to visit my website/blog as well. Love all you great bloggers out there.

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