A BIG Announcement on a Handwritten Post ~Beyond the Books

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By | 2017-12-17T11:22:42+00:00 Thursday, September 8, 2016|Beyond the Books, Mind Vomit|16 Comments

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Mother, Lover, Writer, Reviewer, Social Media Princess. Karen has been a blogger since 2010. She is a US Army veteran, a medical professional, and the mother of four. Karen is the owner of That Book Store llc. She reviews books and shares mind vomit for this blog in her 'spare' time. Karen lives in New England.


  1. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library
    September 8, 2016 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    How exciting! Congratulations to you and Miguel! I’m a big list fan as well and handwritten lists are the best! I have a bit of a notebook obsession to hold them all in.
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  2. Steph
    September 8, 2016 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    Congrats! I am sorry that you had a few down days but glad that you were able to have the courage to do something about it and even more exciting have such a wonderful thing come of it. I love the idea of a handwritten post too – my handwriting is probably worse than yours though so I am not sure I could handle it.

    Again congrats, can’t wait to hear more about your plans.
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    • Karen Blue
      September 10, 2016 at 8:29 am - Reply

      I might do this again, maybe. I really like the idea and how it turned out. Thanks checking out my post!

  3. Valerie September 8, 2016 at 9:58 pm - Reply

    YOUR HANDWRITING IS NOT THE WORST! Also, I’m sorry about the depression, but I’m glad that reading got you out of it. ALSO OMG MARRIAGE. MARRIAGE! That is awesome! Congratulations! Please tell me you will posting some pictures on here? Yes? Yes?
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    • Karen Blue
      September 10, 2016 at 8:27 am - Reply

      Yes, probably. We are just doing a very small ceremony. (although tbh I wish it was going to be grand affair). Thanks so much for the well wishes!

  4. Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog
    September 9, 2016 at 6:43 am - Reply

    Oh man I have pretty bad handwriting but yours isn’t terrible at all!! Sorry you were going through things with depression and all but what a great thing with setting a date. CONGRATS!!
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  5. Heather @ Random Redheaded Ramblings
    September 9, 2016 at 3:26 pm - Reply

    Soooooo excited for you guys, you really sound so much in love!!! Make sure you take lots of pics for all us to oooh and aaaah at!! My handwriting is crap but hey I had a bash!
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    • Karen Blue
      September 10, 2016 at 7:47 am - Reply

      Thanks Heather! And thanks or participating this week! It will be a small event, really just simple. I will post some pictures thou.

  6. Becky @ A Fool's Ingenuity September 10, 2016 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    First of all, congratulations on finally setting a date! That’s so exciting, you will most definitely have a lot of lists. Even though it’s only going to be small it’s amazing the amount of things that going into planning a wedding (my step sister is getting married in December so I’ve heard a lot about weddings). I’m glad something good came of your depression which reared it’s ugly head. Things like that have a way of inspiring you (once you’ve stopped wallowing, anyway).

    I love the whole concept of handwriting a post. I don’t write things enough anymore, it’s all computers now, isn’t it? I definitely want to give this a go so hopefully I can find the time (and something to write about).
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    • Karen Blue
      September 13, 2016 at 6:35 am - Reply

      I hope you do Becky, this was a fun post to put together (i.e.: it was easier then I thought it would be).
      Thanks for the well wishes!

  7. Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight
    September 10, 2016 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    Oh Karen I am SO excited for you and Miguel!! I am sorry that you had to deal with such an awful week to get to that point, but so very happy for you!! I like a handwritten list too- helps me remember things better! Glad you liked Not a Drop to Drink too, I love Mindy’s writing so much!

    • Karen Blue
      September 12, 2016 at 8:10 am - Reply

      Thanks Shannon! It is going to be a very small affair, but I am really excited. Which is good because my Miguel could care less. It’s just a contract and we are sort of already in one. This just means we have another anniversary for him. For me it means a legal commitment.
      I am so excited to read more of Mindy’s books. I really like the way she writes.

  8. Jen September 12, 2016 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    Eeks, congratulations on setting a date! I’m so sorry that you had an awful week leading up to it, but I’m so happy for you that it turned around and something amazing came from that week! YAY! And btw, your handwriting is definitely not the worst! You should see mine, it’s all bubbly and people are like is that a b, d, or a p uhhhh and why are those letter connected, wait, what is that word?! Hence why I type everything lol!
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    • Karen Blue
      September 13, 2016 at 6:41 am - Reply

      I like bubbly handwriting. It is very feminine. I feel like my writing is too sharp and sloppy. I would much rather type for other people, but I love to write things out too.

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