Hi, I’m Karissa. Welcome to All Things Karissa, where I chronicle my life and share the things that bring me joy. All with a dash of humor and sarcasm.


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Scones for the Holidays

Some helpful notes up top: this recipe was a fail on my first attempt. I didn’t read the directions correctly; added too much sugar to the dough, making it a sticky mess. The second key element was my rolling pin. It was temporarily MIA; which resulted in overly thick layers for my scones. Good news […]

Being A Bee Keeper for the Day

The popularity of bees has been a cultural phenomenon recently. The “Queen Bee,” Beyoncé has her Beyhive, and I was seconds away from titling this post “Beez in the Trap,” but Nikki didn’t get back to me in time, so here we are. My first memories of bees go way back to when I would […]

My Journey To Buying My First Home

Saturday 9/19 – This Saturday was just like any other. It was after 2 pm, and I was casually looking through Zillow at new condo listings. I’d been searching for a few months to get a feel for how quick condos were selling, in what areas, and the average association fees. Until this point, I […]

Monthly Round-Up: Rose & Thorns – October 2020

Rose – I’m officially a homeowner! I just unpacked my last box yesterday. It’s really starting to feel like it’s mine. Now, I have an ever-growing list of things I need to purchase over the next few months to make this place feel like a home; like a couch, new mattress, pots and pans, plates, […]

How I spent 3 days in Key West

Being born and raised in Florida, traveling to Key West is like the pilgrimage to Mecca; you have to go at least once in your life. I can’t believe it’s taken me 31 years to make it there, and of all the times to go, I decided to go in the middle of this never-ending […]

The Easiest Biscuit Recipe of Your Life

Growing up my mom cooked almost five nights a week. Freshly baked biscuits were always a staple around the dinner table. Nothing was better than eating a warm biscuit with my grandmother’s homemade plum jam. Biscuits were also a must for any meals served with gravy. Remembering these fond memories I had of hot biscuits […]


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