WHERE IT ALL BEGAN. the love of creating.

My first official blog post. Whewwww. Pressure is ON. Okay, so I wanted to share a bit more about where my love for decorating came from (or where I first discovered it, I guess). Does anybody remember the game ‘The Sims”? Please tell me I’m not the only one in the room raising my hand. 😉 I’m probably dork-ifying myself but I LOVED that game. It was a computer game and then came out on Xbox, so I begged for it one Christmas. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the game, it is (and I quote),

“A life simulation game of the daily activities of one or more virtual people “Sims.” Players can control customizable Sims as they pursue career and relationship goals.”

That’s fancy talk for “virtual Barbies” (basically). My favorite part of the game was building homes from scratch for my Sim family to live in. I would spend hours planning the layout, building, adding furniture, artwork, plants, and any other cutesy thing I could add. Once the house was built, then I could control my Sim. Usually my life goal would be to make her flirt with the guy next door, get married, make them smooch and then WA-BAM, they had a baby! The end. Oh, and don’t forget to water your plants, or they die. But really, it was so fun and I would play for hourssss.

Anyway, the whole reason I bring this up is because each Sim had a Wellness panel. The panel would show how they were doing in categories such as: Hunger, Bladder, Energy, Comfort, Environment, and a few others. So, if the Sim really had to “go” (if ya know what I mean), they would be low in the Bladder category and you would tell them to go tinkle. You get the idea.

The Environment category is the one I want to highlight. If the house you created was, well, a pig sty, or just plain ugly, the Sim’s Environment category would immediately go in the “red.” Their Energy and Comfort level would suffer as well. THIS IS MY WHOLE POINT, PEOPLE. The environment we live in matters to our overall Wellness! If we love the space we live in, I believe we will be happier and healthier as we nourish the relationships around us, which is most important. I hope you will find in this blog that a beautiful home does not need to cost millions or consist of all brand-new items. I definitely advocate for thrifting, DIYing, and getting creative to achieve the look and feel that you love. It can be done on any budget. I can’t wait to share this journey and begin sharing and hopefully inspire you to love your space to the MAX.

Huge hugs, my friends! XOXO! 

~ Kara

17 thoughts on “WHERE IT ALL BEGAN. the love of creating.

  1. Love how your personality shines through your words and we can “know”‘you through your stories and oh/so/stylish tips. Here for it!! 👏🏼 😁💕

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  2. Hahaha, raising my hand here as a fellow former Sims addict! I still remember the cheat code that I’d use to build huge houses just how I wanted to right away while I earned those upgrades in other “lives”. Sometimes I wish there was that same cheat code in real life, but there’s beauty in the process as well! I think you used a great analogy. I’m excited to follow along Kara!

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    1. lol! I’m so glad I wasn’t the only one….but I don’t think I knew that cheat code!! That sounds amazing!! Yes, if only that existed in real life! haha. Thanks for following along, Julienne! 🙂


  3. “Make em smooch and WABAM a baby” 😂😂 that had me cracking up!
    Can’t wait to follow along. I’ve always loved your energy and life giving spirit

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