Every August it becomes painfully aware to me that I live life according to a different rule book than most of the population. The title of this rule book says it all. Life Rules According to Carissa. Catchy. Memorable. A real page turner. I consider it the consummate addition to Emily Post's Etiquette. Every August … Continue reading Elevate The Pumpkin Pie
I know should know better than to eat after 9 p.m. It just leads to either crazy dreams or disrupted sleep. But of course last night my last Hershey bar and the jar of peanut butter was calling my name at 11 p.m. The result was not just crazy dreams but a tormenting nightmare which … Continue reading Titled: I should know better or Mounds of Friends, you pick
I see everybody is grabbing a word or a claiming a scripture for the New Year. I normally wait until about April to start setting goals and resolutions. But honestly, this year that never happened and I feel like I've been swirling out of control all year. God still managed to hold me together and … Continue reading Why yes, I am setting goals for 2012 before April. (weird, right?)
"Words kill, words give life; they're either poison or fruit- you choose."Proverbs 18:21I'm not frequently at a loss for words. They just may not always be the right word for that moment. As I mature (really?) I find myself with a bleeding tongue more and more or at least taking a moment to think through … Continue reading Thank you. May I have another?
My top drawer is filled with handwritten cards of encouragement or thanks from friends and family over the years. When I need a boost of confidence or if I'm feeling lonely I love to re-read these cards from people who know me best. Most of the cards and letters are from my friend Kelly. She … Continue reading What’s in your top dresser drawer?