Hi there, y’all.

My name is Karen and this is the part where I tell you a little bit about me. For starters, you should know that I believe in self-deprecating humor, always wearing clean underwear, and looking on the bright side. I’m a happily married (seven years!) Christian mom of three and I homeschool. I tend to be somewhat melodramatic and prone to over-exaggeration. Just a little, though. I live in the teensy, tiny state of Texas, but before that I lived in the teensy, tiny state of Alaska and boy do I have some tales to tell you.

The name of my blog is almost always misread, and that’s somewhat intentional. It was meant to be read as “simply…a musing blog”, but most people read it as “simply amusing” and leave out the blog entirely. Which is really sort of prophetic, don’t you think?

I started this blog back in 2006 because I wanted to have some sort of creative outlet. A place to post my day to day musings and scrapbooking pages. The only problem is that I never could find the time to do any scrapbooking pages, so it evolved rather quickly into my daily brain dump. A shelter in the time of homeschooling storm, if you will.

This blog has evolved from its original state — as I have grown in God’s Word, I feel more and more led to share my faith and experiences with others. I want to be transparent here and at the same time hopefully, encourage and inspire other women to follow the Christ of the Bible.

I recently opened up shop on a design blog called Simply Amusing Designs. You should go there sometime if you need a new blog header or design. Or even if you don’t. Because then you could recommend me to your friends. And they could recommend me to their friends. And..well, you get the idea.

Oh, and that photo up there? That’s me, all painted up and made to look much skinnier than I am in real life. That’s the power of the internet, people. Oh, and Photoshop.

So please have a look around my blog. I’ve labeled posts by category, as well as filed them away by month and year. So feel free to poke around and read whatever interests you. I’ll even let you leave comments, because I read every one of them and they make me oh-so-happy.

Thank you so much for visiting. Should you require anything during your stay, you may contact me by clicking on the little link at the top of the left column that says “email me”. That is all.

2 Comments on ABOUT ME

  1. pamela
    August 23, 2008 at 11:41 pm (9 years ago)

    Hi Karen,

    My name is Pam and I am a mom to four kids. A Stay at Home Mom, as much as I hate that title, because I am really never at home but driving kids everywhere.

    I found your blog somehow, I don’t really know exactly how I got here actually, but I love it. You are a great writer and very impressive with the blog designs. My question for you is this, if you care to share your knowledge.
    How did you learn how to design blogs? I am trying to break into blog design and although I have taken some classes in graphic design my degree is in Communications, not design. I have had a couple friends ask me for help with their blogs but I am not really that comfortable doing a complete blog remodel. Of all the blog designers out there I find your style more like my own, simple, clean, creative. I was just wondering if you are self taught or if there is some manual out there hidden among you blog designers. Most of what I have done so far is trial and error with some help from a couple of websites like “Tips for New Bloggers”.

    I am not expecting you to give away all your professional secrets, just wondering if you could point little ole’ me in the right direction. Any response would be welcome even a “What the?” comment so I know where I stand trying to figure out this blog thing.
    Thanks so much!

    You can email me @ pureandsimpledesign@yahoo.com and check out my blog, without judgement of course @ http://www.pureandsimpledesign.blogspot.com.

    Have a great weekend!

    -pam

  2. Tonya
    June 23, 2009 at 10:10 pm (8 years ago)

    Ditto what she said…(Pam, that is)….I'm thinking about blogging….keyword: thinking! Wanting to kick up some internet biz and figure out just exactly how folks really do make money online…checking into google adsense…???? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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