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A few weeks ago I had the absolute honor and privilege of speaking at the Making Things Happen Conference in Chapel Hill NC.   This conference, and the women behind it are so much a part of where I am today and why I am doing what I am doing.  I first went to their MTH retreat […]

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Hey loves!!!! We are SO SO excited about all that is in store for the Pursuit 31 Conference this year!  Just wanted to let ya’ll know that there are ONLY 2 DAYS LEFT to Register during our Early Bird rate!  Starting saturday, registration will go up to $1,750!  So if you’ve been wanting to come… […]

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  • Lora Benson - Where are the pursuit coupon codes ????

WHEW!!!! In the last few days my inbox has been flooded with questions about the upcoming Pursuit 31 Conference!   I am SO excited that ya’ll are excited and I want to make sure all of your questions are answered.  I hope this doesn’t sound weird, but I decided to do a blog post on […]

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  • Kristin Ungerecht - Love this! The conference has been an AMAZING encouragement to me! Each year I’ve left feeling challenged, renewed and blessed with new friendships! I love how you explained the higher standard of experience and excellence! I really do believe that the Pursuit 31 Conference not only seeks top level on both of those traits, it achieves the top level. 🙂 So thrilled and honored to be apart of it! xoxo

  • Ashley Barnett Mitchell - Love you so much Karen! I literally get teary eyed every time I think about how much I know my life is going to change after P31…ahhhhh!!! 🙂

  • Suzy VanDyke - Yayyyyy! You worded it so perfectly to describe what makes this conference unique. I love it soooo much!!

  • Wendy Willis Cunningham - I seriously can’t wait for this conference! It will be my second year attending and it is so life changing!

  I had an impulse tonight. An impulse to look back and read about where I was. Hopeless. Discouraged. Ready to quit and begging my husband to let me. Fall. 2010. Our children were 3 & 5 and we had just finished shooting 17 weddings in 12 weeks. We missed their childhood that summer. We […]

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  • Sandy Shannon - Thank you for sharing! I think I could’ve written the first post just a few months ago. And the second post I completely identify with as well. God started showing me in the Spring how bound up in fear I am. It all started with the fear of taking my business to the next level, but it has become so much more than that…so much more personal. It’s actually kind of been a hard journey in a lot of ways because I have had to look back at how bound my life has been in fear and that makes me sad. But the exciting part is that I’m realizing that when I am led by fear I am not trusting Him. I do trust Him, I know that He would never hurt me that He has good plans for me so I am choosing to move forward and trust. During this process I have begun the journey to move my business forward, I am competing in a triathlon this fall (I’m by no means an athlete, but I’m conquering my fears) and this past week I jumped off a rope swing with my 8 year old! Life is good. Thank you for your encouragement and I would love to make the retreat but the dates don’t work for me…this year.

Last year the onset of Pursuit 31 rocked my world! I STILL cannot believe how fast the community grew and all that God did through it.  We were able to put on 4 Sold Out retreats all over the country and meet so many amazing women who are passionate about keeping family first in their […]

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  • Luke Neumayr - We live right outside of Houston!

  • Mary Marantz - Love it! Love everything you guys are doing!

  • Deborah Zoe - Claire and Kelly are the best:)! Wish I could go!!

I must start off by saying that 2011 was my very first year at WPPI so I am by no means an expert. However I read A LOT, did a ton of prep and walked away from my very first WPPI with an INCREDIBLE experience. Going to Vegas that week changed my life AND my […]

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  • Hope Helms - So helpful Karen! I will miss seeing everyone there this year but will share with the friends I know who are going.

  • Nancy Tate Mitchell WrapGirl - Wish I was able to attend…One year soon I hope! Great tips though for those that will be attending! Have fun and I can’t wait to read all about the City that Never Sleeps!

  • Sarah Bardo - golly I’m excited to see you and cuddle!

  • Jessica Frey - Awww…this gets me so excited for WPPI and seeing you again! What a great post – all of it is very very very true! Can’t wait to see you roomie and give you lots of hugs and high fives for the amazing year you’ve had!

  • Stacey Long - omg the photo of the trade show is totally giving me a premature panic attack, way to go karen now I don’t even want to go.

  • Daniel Boone Photography - This is an awesome post! So on point! I have stayed at the Mandelay Bay the last two years because I was not interested in staying at the MGM Grand. So excited to be booked in a one bedroom suite at the Signature! Thanks for all the great info Karen and thanks for sharing Jessica.

  • Elizabeth Langford - Fabulous advice Karen! 2012 is my first full WPPI experience… last year I only went for one day to go to the trade show. Looking forward to following your suggestions and having an amazing time… and of course that includes meeting you and Isaac in person!!

  • Kelly - Karen what a great post. Thank you for the great advice. I am bummed I didn’t get a room at the Signature but I’ll be at the Grand. Thanks for always being such a giver! God bless.

  • Elizabeth-Ann King - This is great Karen! Awesome advice… thanks! You are incredible!

  • Kristin Wall - Karen–this is an awesome post! Thank you for taking time to share with everyone! And THANK YOU so much for taking time out of your crazy busy schedule to give to me last year at WPPI…your help with my branding has been invaluable! Love you, friend!

  • Gina Colin Petersen - Love the posting! Thank you ~ I’m going to remind myself not to get overwhelmed and to stay in the moment!

  • Rachel Abelson - Wow! Such great advice for a first timer! Thanks for doing the contest! Can’t wait for WPPI!!!!

  • Kari - Thanks for the fantastic tips…..especially the last one! It’s my first year going to WPPI and I cannot wait!

  • Courtney Clarke - Aw Karen! Not sure how I missed this post earlier! You’re so sweet and I’m SO excited to see you again soon! We’ll have to have an updated “2011 roomies” photo! xoxo

  • Tammy Molnar - Thanks for sharing all of this helpful information, Karen! It’s our first year at WPPI so it’s encouraging to get such amazing advice ahead of time. we CAN’T WAIT to meet you and Isaac!

  • Mary Marantz - You are SO amazing!!!! Can’t wait to hug you!


  • Krista Marie - Thank you SOOO much for the encouragement! You have no idea how much it means to me! This will be my first year attending WPPI and I know I will be going in prepared after reading this! Thank you!

  • Karina Jo - Love this! Can’t wait to meet you all!

  • Jesse Tenorio - well said. hopefully I can meet many of you people there!

  • Lukas VanDyke - Awesome!

  • Susannah VanDyke {Lukas VanDyke Photography} - Yay Karen!!! Your tips are awesome, thanks so much for sharing!! I can’t WAIT to see you again this year! Though it might be too late to share a google calender, I will totally hunt you down 😉

I’m coming to you today with extreme excitement and slight disbelief. I’ve always had a slight obsession with the WW2 Era. Coming from a long line of veterans spanning WW2, Vietnam and the gulf war, I have a special place in my heart for all things military. However anything from the 1940’s has my heart. […]

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