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Could you, would you, pretty please, help me out???

Dear Friends, Family & Super Cool Online Acquaintances,

I am participating in the Junior Acheivement Hula Bowl-A-Thon to support educational programs for Arizona's kids (our bowling team name is "Got Gutters?" how funny is that????). Seriously though, for every $36 I raise, I will provide Junior Acheivement educational programs to one child for an entire school year.

PLEASE support my fundraising efforts by making an online donation. Payments can be made using Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. It is quick, easy & secure! After your payment has been successfully received, an electronic receipt will automatically be sent to your email inbox (that way you can write it off on your taxes!! Ü)

Just click on the link below to visit My Donation Page & make a donation. PLEASE? Pretty PLEASE? You know you want too! It's for the KIDS!! And...I will love you FOREVER, PROMISE!!! Ü

Click HERE

Junior Achievement of Arizona has been educating K-12 students about entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy since 1957, and this year JA community volunteers will teach over 83,000 students in Arizona! Visit for more information.

I can't thank you enough!! You are truly amazing, kind & generous!!

Thank you again!

Karrie Ü

iPad, a Love Affair.

It all started with a Nook.  I loved the Nook. Loved, LoVeD, LOVED it! And then my husband wanted an iPad, so he bought me one too. You know, to justify him having one. I let it sit there for a couple of months collecting dust. Yep, I did. I loved my Nook, not the iPad. Why did I need another digital eReader? One that was bigger, heavier than my sweet little Nook. Right? RIGHT.

Until one battery was low on my Nook and I wanted to read a book. The iPad was just sitting there, all charged up, waiting for me. Waiting for me to spend time with it, hold it, love it. So...I did what I had to do. I picked it up and read my book. On my iPad. And then, then I found the App Store. And I found these Angry Birds.


 I just couldn't control myself. I was sling shotting these birds all over the place. I have all three apps...Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds Rio. But that's not all. The darn thing just sucks me in, ALL THE TIME!! It's like I can't breathe without it. IT'S DRIVING ME CRAZY!! So much that I think I need to put myself on iPad restriction. Perhaps I need to seek professional help? And, uh, is it wrong to tell my husband that I love him MORE than my iPad? Is it? Because I have told him that. Sob...

So there you have it. It's sad, I know.' iPad.

Enough said...


Whatcha been reading?

So, ever since those darn Twilight books, I have been OBSESSED with vampires, werewolves, supernatural, paranormal, blah, blah, blah. I blame my friend, Dana, for the whole thing. If she hadn't introduced me to Bella Swan & the Cullens, well, I would just be reading my favorite historic/western novels with a romance thrown in here and there. But nooooo, Dana had to go & corrupt me and it has been downhill since then. UGH!

That being said, I have read the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris (which, if you ask me, is 20x better than True Blood on HBO, just sayin'...) and Women from the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong. 58629451 Both sets of books were very entertaining and kept my interest through the entire series. Bottom line, if you like Vamps & the Paranormal, I think you will like these books.

Before I head out, tell me, what books have you been reading?? Anything I might like? If so, do share. I am ALWAYS looking for more to read!

Alrighty, I am off to work. I hope you all have a "swell" day today!!