Saturday, May 26, 2012

*** UPDATE ***

No I have not stopped blogging... you can now find my entire blog, along with new postings at
click on the "Blog" tab

Better yet check out my new website with all my creations

Find other blogs I write... creations I made... all under one roof...  I hope you enjoy it! as much as I do.

Peace and Blessings to you and yours!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Moving on Up...

So I finally have a domain name!  

After much thought and consideration, I have decided to use my own name.  

To date I have created three blogs, and before that I love my artwork.  

With that said, I feel instead of having each of my creations floating in internet-space, I want them all in one place.  Under the umbrella of my name... Carla Barila Karam. 

Sure I could pay someone to do all of this for me, but in the true spirit of who I am, I have decided to do it all myself - learning as I create.

I first transferred this blog, because it is smaller (not as many posts).  I have converted it to a WordPress blog and is now being self hosted.  Wow!  I can't tell you how much I have learned up until now.

I am still working on the design and am slowly getting traffic there.  Luckily I write this blog once a week, which gives me time to work on it... I am hoping to have it completed within the next month or so.

My main site and My LifeStyle ReDesign both look a pretty generic right now, but behind the scenes it is coming together!!  I am even creating my very own background from scratch!  One thing is for sure... keeping true to me, there will be a little bit of red there too.  wink, wink.

I have been writing new posts on my WordPress site to get the hang of it, but I neglected to post them here as well.  I read somewhere not to duplicate your work on different sites, it somehow brings your rating down.  Whatever that means... so for the time being I decided to KIS (keep it simple).  So have a look see... and don't forget to tell me what you think.  

Again, being the multi-tasker that I am ... and in the spirit of who I am... I am working on both websites.  Then, once they are all polished I will add my other two blogs to the mix, and my artwork portfolio.

Here's to sharing my world with you!

Blessings to you and yours.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Post 18 / Day 114 ~ Cultures, Foods & Celebrations

This week has been a week of celebration.  Oh boy!  I wish there was a happy zone where it all can make sense and agree to disagree.  HUH?

Okay.  When you think of the word "celebration", what do you think of?  I think of food... not just food, but delicious, decadent food... I think of drink... and you guessed it, not just any ordinary drinks too... and then there's dessert!.. and I mean yummy, delicious, sultry dessert. 

When the thought of a celebration comes to mind, the last thing that comes to mind is healthy eating, getting all your fruits and vegetables in, let alone diet food all together!  Quite honestly, none of these food scream CELEBRATION!  LOL!  Quite the opposite.  
Funny how society, and our different cultures have conditioned us to think a certain way about different foods.  I mean really, growing up, did we run after the ice cream truck when we saw it, or what it the fruits and vegetable truck?  Get what I mean?  A little funny imagining what that would look like!  You can barely get your kids to eat spinach per say, yet their running after broccoli and carrots! 

Here's to another glass of water!  Do not over do it, please.

Stay healthy and Think Positive!

Blessings to you and yours. 

Images courtesy of google images, or property of Carla Barila Karam and of My LifeStyle ReDesign (c)