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Karen Goodman
Attended University of Missouri (Columbia)
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You won't believe the transformation in my kitchen remodel. 

Kitchen Remodel: Before and After (Park 1)
#homeimprovement   #kitchendesign   #kitchenremodeling  
When I bought my new house in December, I knew the first big project would be to remodel the kitchen. For you to really understand this transformation, you need to see pictures of before,...
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I just updated my annual St. Louis free summer concert list. It's my most popular blog post, posting since 2008 each spring. 
#stlouis  
Funky Butt Brass Band playing at Jungle Boogie Nights (photo credit Josh Monken). If you are looking for outdoor free summer concerts in St. Louis, you found the most complete schedule in town. Bookmark this page as I have been updating it every year since 2008 and have no plans to stop.
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Help us find them forever homes #stlouis  !
#stl   #rescuedogs   #seniordogs4seniors  
For the last few months, I’ve been fostering dogs with Senior Dogs 4 Seniors. My first 2 dogs, Odus (now Mesa) and Maizy were adopted. I currently am fostering Morty, an 8 year old...
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I could never give up fostering. In fact, it was the reason I sold my condo and moved when I did. I just couldn't deal with neighbors complaining about an occasional bark anymore and said enough was enough. Had to take 6 months off of fostering and couldn't wait to get back to it. 
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My breakfast today. Should have cut it the day it was done, rather than the next day. The slices would have been a bit cleaner right away. #bananabread   #recipeoftheday  
I really love bananas and can’t resist buying a few every time I’m in the grocery store. But for some reason, I end up letting a lot of them go bad because I really...
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It's ok. Sometimes I buy them just so they can go bad and I can use them for cooking. 
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How much would you guess home sellers in St. Louis come down?

Which come down more...condos or houses?

Everything you need to know:
How Much Do St. Louis Home Sellers Come Down on Price?
http://www.archcityhomes.com/2015/03/20/how-much-do-st-louis-home-sellers-lower-price/
#stlouis   #realestate   #homesforsale   #housingmarket   #archcityhomes  
If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, it is important for you to know how much home sellers come down when negotiating the price. In St. Louis, over half of the home sellers come down less than 3% of the sale price. How Much Do St. Louis Home Sellers Come Down on Price? | Arch City ...
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Spring is around the corner. Are you already thinking about your herb garden? I am. 
Planning your Herb Garden {INFOGRAPHICS}
http://futureexpat.com/2015/03/planning-your-herb-garden-infographics/
#garden   #herbs   #cookingtips   #futureexpat  
This spring, I plan to grow a herb garden. When I lived in my first 2 houses, I grew herbs most summers. Then I moved to a condo and had no place to grow...
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If you are planning your Passover cooking, you need to add this Passover Banana Muffin Recipe to your list. Best KFP muffin recipe I've ever tried. 
http://futureexpat.com/2015/03/passover-banana-muffins/
#kosherforpassover   #passover   #muffinrecipes   #bananarecipes  
Breads & desserts are hard to come by during Passover, and this one is a winner for breakfast, dinner or dessert. See original recipe at: http://futureexpat.com/2015/03/passover-banana-muffins/
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St. Louis Farmers Market Schedule

One of the best way to support local businesses for things you need to buy anyway. Buy fresh and local. #stlouis   #farmersmarket  
Farmers market season is back and St. Louis residents are ready to go shopping. Maybe you are a farmer market regular, or maybe you just want to pick up the freshest peaches in town during harvest season. This year I'm going to try to make it to all of the markets in St. Louis City and County.
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Need a gift idea for your Mom for Mother's Day? Get her a companion small dog (with her ok). These 9 dogs, including my foster dog Morty, will be at the PetCo in Kirkwood today at 10 AM. I'll be leaving with him about noon, but the rest will be there until 2...or whenever they get adopted. 

#stlouis   #stl   #adoptme   #rescuedogs  
For the last few months, I’ve been fostering dogs with Senior Dogs 4 Seniors. My first 2 dogs, Odus (now Mesa) and Maizy were adopted. I currently am fostering Morty, an 8 year old...
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Easy breakfast idea!

#bananabread   #blueberries  
Yesterday I shared one of my favorite banana bread recipes and told you it is my go-to recipe. While that IS true, I actually have 2 favorite banana bread recipes. This version includes oatmeal, making...
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Enjoyed a wonderful treat of sweet walnuts (recipe calls for pecans but I swapped them out). 

http://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/maple-balsamic-pecans-les-fougeres-18070
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This reminds me of minted walnuts my mother made while I was growing up.
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If you are interested in making money on your blog, you need to watch this video from my friend +Robyn Wright
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Real estate agent with Circa Properties, Inc (St. Louis, MO)
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Using the latest in internet marketing and social media to get homes sold.
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St. Louis, MO
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Creve Coeur, MO - Columbia, MO - Houston, TX - Maryland Heights, MO - Rock Hill, MO - University City, MO
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Real estate pays the bills. Travel & food fuel the soul. My dog Milo is the love of my life. Find my blogs at ArchCityHomes and FutureExpat.
Introduction

Karen helps people sell their St. Louis homes by using the latest in cutting edge technology including video, social media and blogging at Arch City Homes.

Karen also writes a travel and lifestyle blog, Future Expat. The blog started out as a diary of her travels, but since she doesn't travel enough (YET!) to fill a blog, she writes about her other interests in between trips. The blog primarily focuses on food, dogs, blogging tips, and home improvement.

Karen takes pictures everywhere she goes and runs a Facebook group, Photograph St. Louis.

She continues on her social media journey here on Google+. Karen discovered social media on twitter, then migrated to Facebook. While she continues to spend time on both of those networks (along with Pinterest and Instagram) she is newly invested in communities here at Google+.


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After adopting a dog just days before 2013 rolled in, she started fostering dogs for Gateway Pet Guardians and fostered 7 dogs in 2013. All are now in happy forever homes!
Education
  • University of Missouri (Columbia)
    BA - Psychology (Summa Cum Laude), 1985 - 1988
  • University of Houston
    Clinical Psych PhD program...suffered through 1 yr before I wised up, 1989 - 1990
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